Ever since the new DCS: The Channel Map came out I’ve been looking for missions and campaigns for the DCS: The Channel Map and it seems that they are finally starting to arrive. In this update I’m looking at the work done by Reflected Simulations to make use of the map and drive some interesting single player experiences there.
The release of Horrido! satisfies two different needs at once. First, it’s the first paid campaign for the DCS: Fw190A-8 and for the DCS: The Channel map together. This 12-mission semi historical campaign puts you in the skies alongside JG26 in August of 1944. There are detailed briefings, unique kneeboard cards, voice over messages and radio broadcasts, and a variety of mission types.
There’s an official trailer available as well as gameplay available from Philstyle which, IMHO, gives you the best picture of what the missions are like and what the quality of the campaign is like.
It’s all enough to make me interested in this campaign and so when there’s time I will be checking it out. It’s available for $9.99 USD on the DCS World E-Shop.
Free alternate version of The Big Show first mission
Another release from Reflected Simulations is a new free and alternate version of The Big Show campaign for DCS: Spitfire IX but this time also using the new DCS: The Channel Map. I’ll let the recent post on Reflected Simulations tell the next part of the story.
This is an alternate version of mission 1 of “The Big Show” campaign using the Channel map. I made it because the area of operation in this mission is a low detail area on the Normandy map – originally used by the campaign. It looked alright when I made the campaign, so I decided to use the historical accurate location for this mission. Then the Normandy map was updated, and now the low detail areas look absolutely terrible. I reported this, but I got no reply from its developers. Now with the Channel map released you can play it over a much more detailed and realistic scenery, because it covers the area in question. It can be played as a single mission, or as part of the official campaign. Make sure you read the ReadMe file first.Reflected Simulations on Facebook
Definitely a nice touch and a great thing to be able to try out the campaign with an alternate configuration using the new map that takes advantage of the more detailed sectors provided by it. Screenshots are provided too which, again, make this mission look really exciting!
If you have the DCS: Spitfire IX and the DCS: The Channel map, this mission is free to check out right here in the User Files section.
Do you have recommendations?
For those DCS: WWII fans out there with the new Channel Map, have you found many experiences using it? Are there missions or campaigns available that I’ve overlooked. I’m curious to know what else might be out there.