Introducing our Simulated Combat Group Concept.....
Simulated Combat Group started out as a small Luftwaffe fighter group, Staffel 4./JG52 with 6 original members. We were an experienced group of cyber pilots from different parts of the world. One thing we shared was a respect for immersing ourselves in simulated combat with a historical mindset of recreating the mental and physical world of World War II combat over the Eastern Front.
As the years went by we morphed into a better unit from the training programs put in place by some of our more experienced members. The goal was to fly as a real Luftwaffe unit and not go out on piecemeal combat actions involving un-necessary risk taking. After all, the immersion was complete when we could return to base with our mission objectives met, if possible.
With time we realized we needed to create more units to allow our members to experience different air combat immersion, such as ground attack and high altitude bombing. In addition, we created a VVS unit and currently have plans for other units as well, such as American and British aircraft as soon as the simulation is released allowing us this option.
From Staffel 4./JG52 we moved on to Simulated Air Combat Group and eventually to Simulated Combat Group. The transition allowed us to plan for ground combat involving armor and infantry ground forces. Simulations such as the soon to be released “Post Scriptum” and “Tank Crew” will allow our members to climb into tanks in addition to infantry squad level combat. So we dropped the “Air” and are in the process of structuring our members into these other fighting elements as soon as the simulations come online….
Our Air Force Commander is SCG_Riksen, who is in charge of all of our air operations. Through his leadership and guidance we have become a very effective fighting force within the online combat servers. We invite new members to join our air combat units, but we also want to make it clear that the future of Simulated Combat Group involves other World War II elements such as armor and infantry.
We will be expanding in this direction in the coming months.....
Simulated Combat Group is currently a World War II dedicated central hub whereby interested cyber pilots can survey and review several squadron enlistment options. The site uses the latest Combat Flight Simulation, IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow as the gaming software of choice for immersing ourselves within the air combat over the Eastern Front. Without a doubt the most historic battlefront of all time and one of the most devastating considering the millions of casualties, both civilian and military, from all sides of the conflict.
Our purpose in flying this simulation is not from a gaming mindset per se, but with a sincere desire to experience as best we can what it must have been like to fly a fighter aircraft, heavy fighter,bomber or transport within the hostile skies over the Russian Front.
Simulated Air Combat Group is comprised of our fighter wing, Staffel 4./JG52 and our heavy bomber wing, Staffel 5./ZG1. Both units complement each other and allow us to have control over our own ground attack unit for accomplishing mission objectives without having to rely on other OKL units.
In addition we have founded the 2./JG51 Staffel, which is a dedicated FW-190 unit taking advantage of the FW-190 A5 which is to be released soon with the upcoming Battle of the Kuban series of IL-2. We just couldn't let this important addition to the Luftwaffe fighting element not be a part of Luftwaffe Simulated Air Combat.
In sharing communication and tactically focusing on specific mission objectives and training techniques the entire online Luftwaffe can become a more effective fighting force. Of course our mutual interest in the aircraft, men and organization of the Luftwaffe throughout WWII is the glue that binds us together.
Recently we have started to recruit for a new historical VVS unit which will allow our members to experience the historical perspective from the Russian side of this epic battlefront. The 57th GIAP has been formed in keeping with our focus on persona based flying using the "Dead is Dead" scoring system. We look forward to the addition of other historical WWII Nationality based squadrons from the USA, UK, and Japan.
Our members have branched out into the Normandy Based DCS simulation in addition to some Jet Fighter aircraft found within that game, as well. In addition, we are popping into Cliff's of Dover and mapping our sticks for the long awaited Tobruk series to begin. We recommend ATAG as the one stop shop in experiencing a friendly environment and helpful cyber pilots based on both sides of the Channel.
All of the units represented here use authentic historical combat tactics and fly to survive in addition to accomplishing our mission objectives. There are no independent pilots flying strictly for their personal glory. This is a team concept using historic formation and fighter tactics to accomplish our mission objectives.
We've found that the best indicator of a truly great air combat simulation is that our tactics actually correspond to the historical strengths and weaknesses of the various aircraft we fly. If you'd like to participate in our online battles please consider signing up with one of the units represented here.
If you're new, we can work with you, and if your better than us, well you can work with us. We hope to see you soon,