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For discussion of the operational air war system as represented in Downtown and Elusive Victory.

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Comment by Brad Welborn on September 16, 2009 at 12:13am
Is anyone using the Waypoint markers in Vassal? I can set them up easy enough but my apponent can see a white outline even though they are hidden and the waypoint number and waypoint altitude letters also show up.

Is this a bug in the Vassal module?

Thanks,
Brad
Comment by Brad Welborn on September 10, 2009 at 8:08pm
I can’t find it specifically mentioned in the rules, but does anyone know if the US player is allowed to view the flak density of a located inactive flak battery before it activates?
Thanks,
Brad
Comment by Joel Toppen on September 2, 2009 at 12:14pm
The cool thing about Downtown/EV is that the rules are really quite straight-forward, logical, and presented in a way that made it easy for me to jump into the game.
Comment by Rob Schoenen on August 16, 2009 at 3:12pm
Corey, You should know that Burning Blue is not the same system as Downtown and EV. I can't comment on BB because I haven't played it yet, but Downtown and EV are great.
Comment by Joel Toppen on August 14, 2009 at 10:42am
I played scenario EV2--I think it was called "fighting back." From the Six Day War.
Comment by Jim Millard on August 14, 2009 at 5:41am
Joel-
Which scenario was that?
Comment by Joel Toppen on August 13, 2009 at 11:24pm
Just wrapped up EV2. The IAF shredded the UARAF. Three SU-7s and two MiG-21s were splashed, and one MiG-21 was crippled by Mirages. All the poor Egyptians could manage was to damage a Mystere with AAA, and force two aborts with SAM fire. One flight of SU-7s managed to get to their target, but rolled badly on the attack and caused no damage. Israeli mud-movers did better scoring three heavy damages and two slight damages on the Egyptian ground forces retreating towards the Canal.

I really want to play this on VASSAL. I'll be available on Sunday evening if anyone's up for a game. I live in US Mountain TZ.
Comment by Dirk Heinz on August 12, 2009 at 12:20pm
>In fact, it may be easier to plan missions using the module than the actual game!

I found that to be the case with the Downtown mod...Torsten was the one who nurtured that one along thru versions 2 and 3.
Comment by Joel Toppen on August 12, 2009 at 12:06pm
No, I'm not. IIRC, the same fellow who did Downtown did this module. It is a most excellent module. In fact, it may be easier to plan missions using the module than the actual game!
Comment by Dirk Heinz on August 12, 2009 at 12:05pm
Joel, are you the one who did the EV VASSAL set? I've grabbed it but haven't had a chance to tinker with it. How much did you pull from the latest iteration of the Downtown set? That module really did a great job of minimizing paperwork outside the module and made it a wiz to play via email; unlike the half finished Burning Blue one ;-)
 

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