The Yanks Are Coming!

A peek at the upcoming Over Flanders Fields expansion, Hat in the Ring

by Jens “McGonigle” Lindblad

Over Flanders FieldsOBD Software has been busy since their release of the heralded Over Flanders Fields Phase 3: Between Heaven and Hell. While many planes were covered in the original release and the huge update, Superpatch v1.32, there was still something missing: theAmerican 94th Fighter Squadron, better known as the “Hat in the Ring” Squadron. That will soon be remedied with the first OFF expansion, aptly named “Hat in the Ring”.which is currently in Beta.

With the new expansion you’ll get 6 new planes, but there has been a tremendous amount of work down with regards to the various aspects of the scenery and terrain.

Additionally, enhanced wind sound effects promise to add to the immersion of flying these early warbirds.

“Hat in the Ring” is currently in Beta, so watch for it soon!

New flyable aircraft include:

  • Airco D.H.5
  • Fokker E.V. “Razor”
  • Nieuport N.17 Bis
  • Nieuport N.24
  • Nieuport N.24 Bis
  • Nieuport N.28
New features include:

  • Extra squads and amended squads
  • 100s of new authentic aircraft textures
  • Select personalized aircraft skin!
  • Wind buffeting effect as you fly.
  • New wind sounds in every craft.
  • Revised railyards
  • Overhauled high resolution airfield textures
  • Revised airfield tree models
  • Revised forest and woods layouts
  • Revised autogen tree models
  • Improved mobile ground unit deployment in theater
  • New craft roles in battle

Below are some new screenshots portraying action from Hat in the Ring. Click on the images to view the full-sized, original screenshots. You can view additional screens here at the Over Flanders Fields web site.

A Fokker E.V. downs the enemy.

A Fokker E.V. downs the enemy.

A Nieuport 28 under attack.

A Nieuport 28 under attack.

Nieuport 28s in battle with Fokker DVIIs.

Nieuport 28s in battle with Fokker DVIIs.

A Nieuport 28 goes down in flames.

A Nieuport 28 goes down in flames.

A D.H.5 prepares for a ground attack with Cooper bombs.

A D.H.5 prepares for a ground attack with Cooper bombs.

A Fokker E.V. up-close.

A Fokker E.V. up-close.

Nieuport 24 showing improved terrain and textures.

Nieuport 24 showing improved terrain and textures.

View from a Nieuport 24 showing the higher resolution cockpit textures and terrain.

View from a Nieuport 24 showing the higher resolution cockpit textures and terrain.


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