and participates in a wide variety of scheduled and non-scheduled events such
Regularly Scheduled Events
Purpose: Training, Tactics, Wild Sau Bid'ness,
Squad meetings are held three times a week for members' convenience. They are kept as brief as possible and should include a simple training exercise. Attendance to each and every meeting is NOT mandatory, however attendance to at least ONE meeting per two-week period IS mandatory. Of course, if you can't make a meeting, all we ask is the courtesy of some message so we don't go around wondering what happened to you. Senior JG300 staff need to adhere to the two-week-or-give-notice rule diligently.
Current Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday 10:00 PM EST
Saturday 10:00 PM EST
Following the meeting, any non-scheduled event such as those shown below usually take place.....also, JG300 members present are HIGHLY encouraged to seek out other squads who are online at the time, and issue an on-the-spot challenge for a quick squad match. Let them set the rules with whatever they are comfortable with....Wild Sau's have to keep their tusks sharp through frequent hunting and bloodshed!
Twin-Engined Mountain Dogfights (Courtesy of Ascout)
This here is REAL man's dogfightin'!!! Set the room up for mountain terrain (Barcelonette France works great), early morning so the valleys are shrouded in darkness......and enable JUST the twin-engine planes in the game. Bombers-only for that "Bus Racing" feel, or the P-38 and Mossie too for more aggressive gameplay. Tactical display is recommended as this is more for fun than realism. FFA or Team dogfight, Unlimited ammo and external views are the host's choice but remember the point is FUN. Nothin' more challenging than wrestling one of these beasts around the mountains and valleys, and if you can pull off a half-mile, one-shot kill with the 75mm cannon in the B25H, you'll prove yourself a true killin' Wild Sau...HoooYAAAH!!!
Cross-Country Airfield Hops
True pilots realize that without the skill to navigate and land an aircraft, the whole rest of it doesn't matter - unless you only plan on flying an airplane ONCE. Throw some formation flying into the mix and this is a great way to go. Pick an airfield to start from, then have everyone land. Taxi into a position near each other. Assign a flight leader, pick a destination airfield on the map, and let the leader taxi out onto the runway first and wait. Each remaining pilot chooses a position in line and taxis out in order. Then takeoff close to each other and join formation once airborne. Flight leaders need to keep the throttle down to 80% or so for stragglers, are responsible for navigation, and need to call out and maintain steady altitude, heading and airspeed for the rest of the group. The other fliers practice formation and aircraft trimming skills. Once at the destination airfield, flight leader sets up an approach, and the flight can land singly (usually according to who has the least remaining fuel) or in formation. External views are highly recommended for formation screenshots, and passworded rooms are a must to keep out the occasional trigger-happy loner - unless you have someone to fly CAP! This is more fun and challenging than it may sound.....and the attrition rate in landing incidents, etc. as you go from one airfield to another separates the Saus from the piglets.
Wild Saunen love going on missions. Stock or custom, it's all good. JG300-BooRay and a couple of other members are making new custom missions and they'll be announced as they get finished.
Ad-Hoc Squad Challenges
As stated above......when we've got 4 or 5 members online at once, we should always try to take advantage of that and seek out other squads who are online at the time, and issue an on-the-spot challenge for a quick squad match. This is why we train and turn into malodorous killers!!! Let them set the rules with whatever they are comfortable with....Wild Sau's have to keep their tusks sharp through frequent hunting and bloodshed!
AvHistory 1% Aircraft
The freeware add-on aircraft from the 1% team at http://www.avhistory.org are outstanding additions to any Wild Sau's harem of aircraft. These aircraft offer true flight models designed to be accurate within 1% of their real-world counterparts, hence the name. In addition, the artwork, attention to detail, and added variety of these planes makes them very desirable. In order to fly in a room with 1% aircraft in use, everyone must have the same set of aircraft, with the same updates, installed in the same way. And since new aircraft and/or updates come out very frequently, keeping up with them has been determined unrealistic by most JG300 members, so we've settled on using just a subset of these aircraft as follows:
Spitfire MkIX m61
The list may change as more interesting aircraft are made available. Installation of these aircraft is NOT mandatory in any way but is highly recommended.
This is a GREAT game and reinforces landing skills to boot! Basically, the rules are: (taking some artistic license to IMS_Combat's original explanation):
Rule 1 can be
changed to allow a list of planes that everybody selects through each time they
re-spawn...start with the first plane on the list, die, select the second plane,
die, select the third plane, etc...when you get to the bottom of the list, start
at the top again. Bit of an honor system hoping that nobody 'forgets' to select
the next plane on the list once they get to their favorite...but this whole game
is based on the honor system anyway!
"Works like this!
Fly any of the available stock and 1% CFS3 aircraft (in CFS2 we'd use AI flyable
or 1% for more variety). Some would say the bigger the bird the better! lol
Shouldn't be any reason to ever get bored with all those options!