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Originally published at: http://www.mudspike.com/dcs-argo/
We take a look at a soon-to-be-released DCS World campaign featuring the UH-1H where you assume the role of a Hellenic Army Aviation pilot flying under the command of the Hellenic Navy. Prepare to embark on the NATO exercise “Sea Breeze”… Overview Frequent visitors to the Eagle Dynamics forums learned of the upcoming UH-1H campaign…
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Well I might just have to buy a campaign for the first time. It will be enjoyable to fly a campaign in an air frame I am competent in
I just went back to this “Acro” preview and gave it the thorough read it deserves as I have decided to buy it. And I was blown away by the “photography”. You set a high standard for screen grabs but I think you outdid yourself on this one.
Thanks - I’ll be interested to hear how you like the campaign. I thought the first three missions (all I was provided) were nice and am really excited to see how the full blown campaign is. I really think that campaign makers are doing a great job of making these aircraft/helo modules approachable in that most of them nowadays are not Air Quake at all and don’t have you killing 20 units to win a mission. They seem much more reasonably paced with a great mix of types of missions.
And it was really nice getting back into the Huey - it is a fun helo to fly…and has some teeth to it too…
If I may drift the topic a bit I think you might find helo missions in the Blue Flag server to be really satisfying. I am not applying hyperbole here when I say that it is the most fun I have had in an ED product since the early days of Black Shark. Winning the campaign (which takes days) absolutely requires the work of helicopters. Players (the good ones at least) coordinate their efforts using real comms on discrete frequencies. Fast movers are more than happy to cover the low and slow operations and a player working AWACS is often around to keep a warning eye and focus activity to maximum benefit. It’s pretty exciting when the server is full. For the most part, enemy fixed wing do not offer much threat and you can watch in relative safety as death and destruction fill the sky above. A couple of days ago I was low and slow in a Gazelle when a Mirrage shot by at 600 knots 10 feet off the deck in full burner followed by a R-27 followed by the firing Su27; all unaware that I was just a few dozen meters away. It was…well…thrilling.
Drift over. I will happily report back when I finish Arco.
Sounds good. I have one more week of “projects” to work on and then I’ll have a good bit of time off - and will definitely be hopping on the Blue Flag server…!
One of the single weirdest missions I ever saw in an official DCS campaign was in a Sea Flanker. You had to use unguided rockets and bombs to kill about 15 speedboats. Couldn’t progress past that one.