Large PAK Section Map enclosed: Planning the Campaign.
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Korea PAK Map 2017-05-11 as PNG (4.6 MB). 11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm). 300dpi. For Print or screen:
For a PDF and PNG that are slightly larger (sharper) than the server allows:
This Campaign PAK (route Package) Map is used to specify what Korean theater sections the campaign engine
uses to schedule air and ground forces for that section. (Seafaring units use another method.)
The BMS PAKs map, Target Type sliders, and Mission Type sliders are found in the Priorities option box found
on the Campaign Mission Schedule screen. The “P” button on the left margin will open the Priorities option box.
A very brief introduction to the Priorities option box is in the BMS Manual pages 199 and 200.
Go to the BMS Campaign > Mission Schedule > Priorities option box (P button) > PAKs tab.
Click on a PAK area, note the name below the map, and match the PAK name on my Korea PAK Map to see the area covered.
For example, to find a SAM’s PAK section: Right click on the unit in the BMS 2D campaign map, choose Recon
and note the SAM’s longitude and latitude in the upper left of the 3D Recon window. Close the Recon window
and note nearby features such as waterways, roads, airfields or city shapes on the 2D campaign map. Use that
information to find the SAM’s location and PAK on my Korea PAK Map.
For most pilots, the PAKs map in the Priorities pop-up will work fine. For those who want to influence the ATO
and work on air, ground, and sea strategy, a larger, more precise map is helpful.
The information about PAKs was in the Theater forum. I have very limited knowledge of how the campaign
engine works, although Falcas confirmed that, in principle, this map should reflect PAK areas: I drew over a map
of all Parents exported from Falcas’ Mission Commander.
-FLOTs (Forward Line of Troops) are indicated for the start of the Tiger Spirit, Rolling Fire, and Iron Fortress scenarios.
They will, of course, inch northward as your campaign progresses.
-Thanks to Falcas for Mission Commander and the ability to easily export maps that are the basis for my map.
Also to Red Dog for his ONC VFR Korea map and his permission to alter it.
CAMPAIGN STRATEGY REFERENCES:
Don’t forget to read the Campaign section (page188+) in the BMS manual as it is concise and informative.
The TE section will be useful as well (page 153+).
DBond has also a well written article with screenshots that started me on the journey of making this map:
The starting situation in Tiger Spirit has changed since he wrote the article. I have not had a chance to test
everything yet, but the article is well done and would help anyone starting out.
A guide for Campaign and Mission Planning (PDFs) By Hawk, Part 1 & 2. It is older but will give you some
Krause has two Fragging vids that are helpful:
BloodBane611 also has a Flight Fragging vid:
There are others, of course.
Hope this helps.
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Nice going there Vapor