Farewell Caucasus

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Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 15 May 2016 19:33

"Farewell Caucasus" dedicated multiplayer scenario
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LotAtc view of Farewell Caucasus v.0.61b Red side GCI view
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LotAtc view of Farewell Caucasus v.0.62b Blue side GCI view
Excel report (updated as mission is developed): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

All modern modules, realism, dynamic map, scores & stats!
Version 0.82 beta released 15JUN2016
DCS:CA with Air-to-Air & Ground, Helicopters, Recon, Navy
Early Warning Radar System support (EWRS)
Complete Transport and Logistics Deployment (CTLD)
Combat Search and Rescue tasks (CSAR)
Autonomous CAP and GCI response (GCICAP)


Red Coalition Briefing
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Briefing title screen for Red coalition
TeamSpeak (URL): 51st.hopto.org - we are there to help you
*)press radio comm menu backslash \-key (default) followed by F-10 key for options

Feedback: http://forum.51st.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3247

Traffic notes: Always tune to in-game ATC for airport traffic to declare start-up, taxi, take-off, in-bound, and landings. Use active runways. Use Teamspeak to declare your intentions around airports, and follow standard traffic patterns and downwind calls. Use active runway centerline for takeoffs and landings. Taxi way take offs are serious offense.

Scenario background:
South Osetia and Abhazia under Russia protectorate is seceding from Georgia and joining Russian Federation. Status quo can no longer be maintained.
NATO multi-nation forces intervene in Georgia and enforce NOFLYZONE over Abhazia and South Osetia airspace denying it for RED airforces. There are two battles, one over Inguri river betwen cities of Gali and Zugdidi, where Blue forces push to capture Gali and Sukhumi AB.
South Osetia is under RED control. There is a battle about to begin for Tskhinvali launched from the Georgian city of Gori.

Win conditions:
- Red coalition score 1000 points
- Control cities: Gali [GH21,22,32], Zugdidi [GH20,30,31] and Tskhinvali battle won [MM15,16,17,18,19,25,26,27,28]
Loose conditions:
- Gali [GH21,22,32], Tskhinvali battle lost [MM15,16,17,18,24,25,26,27,28], Sukhumi Airbase

AWACS "OVERLORD" >257.00 MHz AM< CH#9 (Fishbeds)

Ground Commanders | GCI / ATC support to win continously air superiority over Abhazia and provide protection for AWACS. By mission design only few selectable units are drivable by commanders with selection of SHORAD.

Ka-50 from Java | PRI: CAS Tskhinvali to Gori. | SEC: Annihilate all enemy units 12km radius of Tskhinvali.

Mi-8 from Java | PRI: Support Ka-50s from Java. Check your kneeboard for flight plan. Your final waypoint is just outside South Osetia border in town of (MM17) Ergneti and it is hairy with enemy armored infantry!

Mi-8 from Gudauta | PRI: Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR). Retrieve downed pilots and evacuate them to friendly airbase, FARP or MASH (mobile ambulance). | SEC: Logistics. Barracks [FH 732 485] & Containers [FH 731 481], Sukhumi AB. Build Forward Operating Base (FOB) and deliver to groups ammo trucks. Repair, rearm and rebuild SAMs and SHORADs. Troops can be picked up at a created FOB and delivered to MGRS zones (see pic. page4). See pilot's guide for CTLD how to be used in-game: https://github.com/ciribob/DCS-CTLD#in-game

MiG-21 from Mozdok | PRI: Intercept enemy aircrafts busting South Osetia airspace. SEC: Patrol Russia-South Osetia border or Abhazia airspace.

MiG-21 from Gudauta | PRI: CAP Abkhazia coast line or push into Samagrelo. | SEC: Intercept enemy AWACS.

MiG-21 from Anapa | PRI: CAP Abkhazia coast line or push into Samagrelo. | SEC: Intercept enemy AWACS.

Su-27 from Maykop | PRI: CAP Abhazia. SEC: Escort strike aircrafts from Sochi to Battle of Zugdidi. Escort AWACS along Russian border | WP1 WP2 CAP border (Gali / Zugdidi warzone along Inguri river)

Su-27 from Krymsk, 51PVO | PRI: Intercept enemy aircrafts over Abhazia and/or Osetia airspace. SEC: CAP Abhazia to establish air superiority. | WP1 WP2 CAP border (Gali / Zugdidi warzone along Inguri river)

MiG-29S from Sochi-Adler | CAP Abhazia | WP1-WP2 CAP border (Gali / Zugdidi warzone along Inguri river)

Su-25T from Sochi | PRI: Destroy enemy south-east from Sukhumi. SEC: Hunt for enemy in Zugidi battle zone or go SEAD. | WP1 WP2 is your CAS route. Bullseye (37T FH5360) | Note: Cluster bombs use not-allowed due to own civilian population in area.



Blue Coalition Briefing
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Briefing title screen for Blue coalition
Ground Commanders | GCI / ATC support to win continously air superiority over Abhazia and provide protection for AWACS. | By design only few selectable units are drivable by commanders with selection of SHORAD.
TeamSpeak (URL): 51st.hopto.org - we are there to help you
*)press radio comm menu backslash \-key (default) followed by F-10 key for options

Feedback: http://forum.51st.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3247

Traffic notes: Always tune to in-game ATC for airport traffic to declare start-up, taxi, take-off, in-bound, and landings. Use active runways. Use Teamspeak to declare your intentions around airports, and follow standard traffic patterns and downwind calls. Use active runway centerline for takeoffs and landings. Taxi way take offs are serious offense.

Scenario background:
South Osetia and Abhazia under Russia protectorate is seceding from Georgia and joining Russian Federation. Status quo can no longer be maintained.
NATO multi-nation forces intervene in Georgia and enforce NOFLYZONE over Abhazia and South Osetia airspace denying it for RED airforces. There are two battles, one over Inguri river betwen cities of Gali and Zugdidi, where Blue forces push to capture Gali and Sukhumi AB.
South Osetia is under RED control. There is a battle about to begin for Tskhinvali launched from the Georgian city of Gori.

Win conditions:
- Blue coalition score 1000 points
- Control cities: Zugdidi [GH20,30,31], Gali [GH21,22,32] and Tskhinvali battle won [MM15,16,17,18,24,25,26,27,28]
- Capture: Sukhumi Airbase
Loose conditions:
- Zugdidi [GH20,30,31] and Tskhinvali battle lost [MM15,16,17,18,19,25,26,27,28]

AWACS "MAGIC" >125.00 MHz AM
TANKER "TEXACO" >277.00 MHz AM KC-135 refuels over Blue Carrier Group @YP (TACAN CH:X1)
TANKER "SHELL" >278.00 MHz AM KC-135 refuels over Samegrelo Georgia @GG (TACAN CH:Y1)
TANKER "ARCO" >279.00 MHz AM S-3B refuels over Samegrelo Georgia @GG (NO TACAN) 24,000ft

Ground Commanders | GCI / ATC support to win continously air superiority over Abhazia and provide protection for AWACS. | By design only few selectable units are drivable by commanders with selection of SHORAD.

A-10A from Vaziani | PRI: Provide Combat Air Support (CAS) within South Osetian CAP zone and score +1 every minute of flight time for your coaliton | SEC: Search and destroy enemies among South Osetian dynamic frontline

Su-25 from Vaziani | same as A-10A from Vaziani tasking

Su-25T from Batumi | PRI: Supress enemy air defenses (SEAD) both on land and on sea | SEC: Destroy enemy air defenses (DEAD)

A-10C from Senaki | PRI: Provide Combat Air Support (CAS) within Abkhazian front CAP zones and score +1 or +2 every minute of flight time for your coaliton | SEC: Search and destroy enemy units of Abkhazian front line.

F-5E from Kutaisi | PRI: Combat Air Support (CAS) | SEC: Recon with illumination munitions at night time (dev notes: under development)

F-15C Eagles from Kutaisi | PRI: CAP region of Samegrelo and coast Abhazia, try regain airsuperiority over Abhazia enforcing no-fly zone. | SEC: Defend friendly strike aircrafts. Protect AWACS.

F-15C Blue Eagles from Black Sea Pontiac-1-x | You have just arrived after long flight from USA on station over friendly carrier group patroling Black Sea. Refuel immidiately from TEXACO @YP and conduct Combat Air Patrol over sectors YP, ZP, DH, EG, FG and divert to Kutaisi for landing once done. (dev note for beta: this tasking group triggers and waypoints are not ready, but certainly playable)

UH-1H Hueys of Senaki | PRI: Logistics & Airborne support. Barracks with troops & Containers [KM 559 813] at Senaki AB. FARP Paris 123.5MHz AM [GG59]. Pick up troops from Barracks or Forward Operating Bases to be delivered to MGRS zones for offense and defense against enemy units. Build your own FOB base closer to action to shorten flight time to pick up troops from. | SEC: Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR). Retrieve downed pilots and evacuate them to friendly airbase, FARP or MASH (mobile ambulance).

UH-1H Hueys Iroquois of Gori | PRI: Logistics & Airborne support. Tent with troops & Containers [KM 295 465] at FARP Warsaw-2 123.7MHz AM [MM25]. Pick up troops from tent or Forward Operating Bases to be delivered to MGRS zones for offense and defense against enemy units. Build your own FOB base closer to action to shorten flight time to pick up troops from if needed. | SEC: Combat Search and Rescue

UH-1H Hueys | Blue NAVY SAR | PRI: Combat Search and Rescue - pick up downed pilots over the Black Sea waters

SA342M of Kobuleti and Paris | PRI: Search and destroy enemy vehicles along Abkhazia border and beyond. | SEC: Combat Search and Rescue | FARP Paris 123.5MHz AM [GG59]

SA342M of Warsaw-1 near Gori | PRI: Search and destroy enemy vehicles along South Osetian border and beyond. | SEC: Combat Search and Rescue | FARP Warsaw-1 123.6MHz AM [MM24]

Pilot guide for CTLD in-game:
https://github.com/ciribob/DCS-CTLD#in-game
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CTLD
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Blue Navy CSAR
General Maps:
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Combat Air Patrol over Abkhazia & Samegrelo Georgia
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Combat Air Patrol over South Osetia
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Abkhazian Front
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South Osetian Front
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 15 May 2016 19:33

Features under development

- Ground control via MGRS sectors DONE
- Troop loading and unloading, fast-roping DONE
- South Osetian front line and tasking DONE
- Anapa beach head and front line
- Scoring system for CSAR tasked helicopters DONE
- Scoring system for strikers DONE,
- Scoring and advanced tasking for recon/AFAC.
- New AI ground groups optimized for overall performance DONE
- Commander units DONE
- More tankers DONE
- Transport aircraft
- Dynamic front line recon/AFAC and intel reports
- Night effective missions
- Stats server and stats website
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 15 May 2016 19:33

Changelog

prior 0.61b there was only chaos :shaman:

0.61b (15MAY2016)
- Flankers of Sochi (261-264) hot fix for missing CAP scoring routine

0.62b (15MAY2016)
- Fixed all Gazelle slots unit naming to EnfieldX1 (where X is your flight number in sequence), each slot now in separate group, re-enabling CTLD and CSAR scripts for these helicopters
- Added descriptions to all Gazelle waypoints
- Added Blue FARP Paris @ zGH30, with two CTLD logistics containers, two trucks, fuel truck, maintenance vehicle
- Enabled Ka-50 slots # 051 and # 501 for CTLD and CSAR actions (temporarily, as feature for developer who does not own other helicopters - that is me :shaman: )
- Changed T-90 MBT group near Abkhazia front line to T-72 MBT group to give more space for Gazelle pilots

0.63b (17MAY2016)
- Change in Red grouping - preparation for dynamic front campaign and mission performance optimization: 7 groups: 3x MBT(4)+SHORAD(1), 3x IFV(2)+SHORAD(2)+TRUCK(2), 1x IFV(5). Groups upon destruction will add score to Blue coalition and respawn at Sukhumi after 10 minutes
- Fixes in naming of MGRS active trigger zones.
- Troop deployment script complete. Now helicopters shall be capable to drop troops in any tactical MGRS zones between Senaki and Sukhumi air bases (see in-game briefing page4)

0.64b (17MAY2016)
- Change in Blue Su-25T SEAD/DEAD payload and weapons and equipment limits at airport Batumi.
- Added 2nd tanker for Blue over Georgia.
- Updated briefings
- Further fine tuning

0.65b (17MAY2016, with 18MAY2016 hot-update)
- Change in Blue grouping - preparation for dynamic front campaign and mission performance optimization: 7 groups 3x MBT(4)+SHORAD, 3x IFV(2)+SHORAD(2)+TRUCK(2), 1x IFV(4)+AAA(1)
- Predator drone adjusted on Blue
- Fixes in Blue Su-25T SEAD/DEAD payloads
- Blue airports equipment adjustments
- Fixes in AI routing in Red grouping and respawn triggers
- Experimental fix for Blue CAP trigger
- Mission optimization for FPS
- Included S-3B Tanker on Blue (18MAY2016 hot update)
- Updated briefings (18MAY2016 hotfix)
- Updated all Blue tankers frequencies - see briefings (18MAY2016 hotfix)
- Summer season, 20JUN2012 mission start date (to shorten night time period and to allow community to test new released free Caucasus summer textures made by Barthek!) (18MAY2016 hotfix)

0.66b (19MAY2016)
- Changes in Blue Tankers routine and flight paths.
- Fix for CTLD deployable beacon routines.
- Added first flight of four F-5E Tigers for Blue Coalition from Kutaisi
- Briefings updated for certain flights, and added scenario win/loose goals.
- Scenario extended to 24 hours and now begins 20 Jan 2011 at 12:00 noon, ends 21 Jan 2011 at noon, and included messages regarding elapsed time and time left before scenario time-outs and reloads at set intervals (12h, 18h, 21h, 22h, 23h, 23h30', 23h45').

0.67b (19MAY2016)
- Hot fix - disabled CTLD beacon drop by helicopters due to issues spotted with it causing client instabilities and in effect server.

0.68b (20MAY2016)
- Two Gazelles flights renamed to correspond to departure location.
- Added FARPs for Blue side near Gali for South Osetia battle zone.
- Added Huyes and Gazelles to battle for South Osetia, Tskhinvali.
- Lots of bug fixes
- Briefings updated
- Downed pilots should now report their positions in MGRS reference in 2x5 digit groups for CSAR tasked groups
- Gazelles can no longer transport troops and vehicles or provide logistics support however can rescue downed pilots (CSAR)

0.70 beta (22MAY2016)
- Command & Control tactical battle zones among dynamic Abkhazian and South Osetian borders!
- CAP new LUA script - everything from scratch! (except issues if chosen wing-man slots for certain flights - not counting - to be fixed next version)
- Lots and lots and lots of tweaks and changes and new game-play features I see no reason to list here now
- Briefings updates
- TF-51D flight now obsolete, will be removed next version
- Recon tasking triggers still disabled, preparing for version after next
- Ground control via MGRS sectors
- Troop loading and unloading, fast-roping
- South Osetian front line and tasking
- New AI ground groups optimized for overall performance
- Commander units
- More tankers

0.71 beta (24MAY2016)
- Performance fix for loading Gazelle
- Scoring system for Commander Capture & Control of Combat Zones: You must push opposing coalition from the zone, have your coalition in the zone and have your commander enter the zone to capture it for +50 coalition points.
- Logistics container fixed at Batumi
- Changes to AWACS damage and kill/death scoring system and its re-spawning routine (now 1h).
- AutoSave implemented. Now scenario should autosave in last minute of the mission, and then continue from the save (last scenario time and object states).
- Tweaks to Red EWR group near Sukhumi
- Update to ingame briefing images pages
- Included sounds for CSAR, and homing beacon (experimental, may cause slow down and client crash).
- and more fine tuning to triggers and flight plans

0.72 beta (25MAY2016)
- first fixes to CAP scoring to some client fighters, but not yet entirely fixed

0.73 beta (25MAY2016)
- disabled scenario save state

0.74 beta (1JUN2016)
- fixed missing ATC unit for comms at FARP Paris & Warsaw and FARP briefing description
- fixed Eagles of Kutaisi CAP scoring, regrouped flight, added BULLSEYE waypoints
- fixed AWACS channel freq (CH#9) for Fishbeds from Gudauta
- increased mission test timeout to 6h

0.75 beta (02JUN2016)
- slight performance optimization at Mozdok
- new version of CSAR script
- downed pilots can be now returned to friendly airbases and FARPs
- downed pilots can be now returned to Moskva and Piotr warships on Red side
- further fixes to Fishbed client slots and scoring system for CAP
- fixes in unit names and group names

0.76 beta (04JUN2016)
- AWACS flights moved for both sides
- SAM LR sites positions moved
- Totally new scoring system for fighters, strikers, helicopter losses/gains.
- Performance fine tunes
- Flight members fine tunes
- New triggers, lots of triggers
- New version of custom save state script (DAWS), hopefully it will work this time ;)

0.79 beta (11JUN2016)
- Blue logistic containers at all airports (Tbilisi city only at Lochini), Blue bullseye
- Red logistics containers at Senaki, FARPs, Red bullseye
- Blue barracks enabled at Senaki for transport helicopter troops pickup
- Red barracks enabled at Sukhumi for transport helicopter troops pickup
- adjustments to FARPs: Red Otkrytka (Java), Blue Warsaw (Gori)
- added Red and Blue tents and enabled for transport helicopter troops pickup
- improving triggers for C&C (Commander truck units capture and control of zones) - incomplete yet, only partially changed
- improvements to waypoints for selected client groups
- some added changes to in-game text briefing
- 6h rotation, save state disabled

0.80 beta (12JUN2016)
- first PREBRIEF messages added for Gazelle pilots for debugging

0.81 beta (13JUN2016)
- troop pickup zones enabled for UH-1s and Mi-8s...
- Server is now in 24h scenario timeout mode.
- All Gazelle clients how now individually customized PREBRIEF on spawn and via their radio menus (F10 Other).

0.82 beta (15JUN2016)
- troop pickup zones extended and adjusted at South Osetian front FARPs for both coalitions. You should be able to pick up troops immediately while spooling up.
- trigger mechanism improvements for mission elapsed time control
- very minor tweaks
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 16 May 2016 08:47

Server has completed 12 hours stress test. (From noon start 12:00 mission time, to 23:59)
Next version in works:
- further optimization of active AIs and triggers to improve FPS
- new active group templates replacing current ones
- enabling triggers for ground control
- enabling triggers for troops deployment
- enabling triggers for recon/
- two startomg fixed FARP points for Blue and Red near Abkhazia front
- starting fixed FARP point for Blue near South Osetia front.

Planned for patch after next:
- enabling mission save state and mission auto save - adding persistence to scenario from day to day;
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 16 May 2016 11:31

Known issues and bugs:

+1 minute score for CAP seems to still count for both Blue and Red (with on screen msg), even when all CAP clients left the game (after server has been running for a long while) [under investigation, may require rewriting of triggers, doh!]
Helicopter pilot reported that CTLD deployed Beacon may not transmitting or for any other reason he is unable to receive its signal, while ADF from airport works well. [under investigation]

Server reportedly crashes often and randomly. Probable cause is the Ground Commander slot spammer spamming waypoints and player wrongfully playing with AIs or something completely else. [investigating]
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 17 May 2016 13:53

v.0.63b released, changelog and known issues list updated.
v.0.64b released.
v.0.65b released.
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 18 May 2016 23:47

v.0.65b received hot-update & hot-fixes without version change on midnight 18/19MAY2016 (UTC+2). See change-log like always. Tomorrow I will work further on adding scoring for destruction of enemy CAP aircraft(s), sector capture, re-capture and control and maybe if time allows add first two Air Commander Units for each side or first reconnaissance tasking routine.
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 19 May 2016 14:19

v.0.66b released, see change log.
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Chimango » 19 May 2016 16:06

You did a very good job with this Shaman, thanks a lot mate. It's a very fun server and it will very populated soon
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Re: Farewell Caucasus

Post by Shamansky » 19 May 2016 23:21

0.67b was released to server. We have seen a bug that made clients and server unstable and CTD when I have been tuning via ADF with Ka-50 to dropped with CTLD active beacon. Therefore had to quickly disable ability to drop beacons by helicopters to prevent issues and delete triggers for beacon audio feedback.
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