Pat Wilson's Dynamic Campaign Generator begins it's initial test for our unit having generated the first historical battlefront using AI with the possibility of enemy human piloted aircraft to battle in this October 1941 Eastern Front sector.

The challenge might not be obvious to the casual observer at first glance, but commanding an operation like this which has been randomly generated can be an awesome responsiblity.  For instance, adverse weather, heavy cloud cover, rainy and overcast limited visibilty, makes navigation and escort mission duties particularly challenging.  In addition, enemy aircraft can be encountered in the most inopportune times, when our ammunition, fuel or damaged aircraft are not up to their full potentials.  In other words, yes.....kills might be easier, but letting your guard down in this environment could be very costly.

The pros of a series of historical missions like this creates a unified career capability for our unit and challenges us to achieve missions handed to us from "above" and not necessarily something we would have come up with ourselves.  I submit that this is precisely what faced a real unit day after day.  Missions that somebody else thought up and with objectives that stretch our aircrafts limits based on weather and other mechanical factors, such as fuel limitations, let alone nursing a damaged aircraft back to our lines.

Mix this up with enemy AI in addition to human enemy pilots and you won't know which one you're facing.  I've played a lot years past in arenas mixed with AI and cyber pilots and just as your going low for that easy aircraft you find out quick that you've lost your alt advantage and are being jumped by a player piloted unit..... 

Ground attacking units facing heavy flak, many kilometers from their lines are particularly vulnerable to at best capture and at worst digging a hole in the russian landscape.

For our better ace pilots, here's your chance to earn that Knight's Cross.  Will your luck hold out?  Either way, there's no die roll for combat here.  You take what you get....