While I did sign-up here back in 2016, it was just before having to take an extended hiatus from flight simulation. In the last couple of months, I have been back in business and figured it was about time I introduced myself the community in what I think is the best way - a series of DCS screenshots!
Some of you may remember me flying in Eno’s Firehouse or Wrecking Crew’s Hollo Pointe servers and the SimHQ teamspeak. You can now find me still in Hollo Pointe, taking off at MTOW into the AO, ready to go!
Without further rambling - here are the screenshots, from oldest - to newest:
I began in DCS playing single player in DCS: A-10C which I purchased on steam, after seeing it in an ad online.
Not long after, I took to the online - similar to my path in FSX years prior (I began in FSX circa 2006).
I ended up meeting Eno and WreckingCrew, whose servers became my online home.
The early missions didn’t always go well, but I did alright at making it home - sometimes missing some large pieces of my aircraft.
I didn’t learn to tame my highly ambitious methods for a while, either.
At first - I didn’t have a joystick, I flew airliners in FSX - so I had the full Yoke setup from Saitek, but never a joystick. A yoke wouldn’t do for DCS, so I did what I did for FSX’s F/A-18 and brought in…
An xbox controller - this was my control setup in the early days. Nobody knew I was flying this way, until I live streamed it one day!
My methods in DCS became, and still are - unconventional. This AGM-65D moving a casual 369 knots, did hit this unfortunate SU-25T.
I learned to fly the F-15C with a friend to get back into dogfights, which I had only done before in CFS3!
Turning some attention to the mission editor, we tried one of my first training exercises - attacking a formation of helicopters on the fringe of a large SAM battery.
MI-24’s do not appreciate being charged at with a cannon - and like to fire back!
When the F-86 came out, I bought it as soon as I could and immediately made a mission to see what would win in a furball of AI - Mig15’s or Sabres?
Participating in the action - didn’t go great, however.
I’ve celebrated victory through combined arms…
And gotten carried away.
To me, making it home is what really counts.
I don’t fly Russian aircraft, for good reason.
In the 'Hog back with SimHQ, I was known to “bring the kitchen sink” with me. Now, I am learning that habit in the hornet.
The multi-role capability of the Hornet makes it one of my favourite airframes.
The harrier’s vertical capability is too cool to not take a crack at, so I made a scenario in the Hormuz map to try it out!
You can’t fly the harrier and NOT have an accident.
WreckingCrew’s Erl Sis mission has to be one of my favourites.
I love DCS’s lighting since the changes that came after V1.5.
Kitchen Sink delivery, now available via Harrier!
A new day dawns in Erl Sis.
Always happy to use the TGP in the A10-C, feel free to ask for a buddy-lase or a network SPI share!
I don’t want to brag, but what weapons I take on mission, do have a tendency to hit their targets!
I am a big fan of the WMCD’s and other GPS or Laser Guided bombs.
I’m not afraid of CCIP either - sometimes, it’s the best and only way!
Working together is part a big part of the fun, hope to see some of you in the virtual skies!
Thanks for reading!
I’ll continue this thread with further screenshots as times goes on, and more sorties are flown.