Announcing the relase of my first campaign 'A Walk in the Sun'
You are Alpha 1, wing leader on the GTD Messana during the Second Shivan Incursion and one of very few surviving officers from the Battle for Capella. That war is now over. The GTVA fleet has been devastated. Some fleets have effecively ceased to exist and experienced pilots are a rare breed.
It is in this backdrop that you have been posted to the GTD Phonecia, currently in the Mintaka system. Your mission; to take a destroyer's worth of untrained fighter pilots and turn them into a force which could withstand the next Shivan invasion. However, fate has other things in mind and the inexperienced ships of GTVA Training Command Group 2 are about to face yet another crisis from an unexpected direction.
Well after around 30 playthroughs (seriously I am getting a beta tester next time) I think this is ready for release. A Walk in the Sun (Slang for a mission with low chance of encountering the enemy) is a four mission mini-campaign set in the Post-Capella period. Fredding this has been a very interesting experience, much more challenging than making a single mission and I found I was learning new Sexps and ways of doing things in every mission. Balancing was by far the most time consuming part of this project and some missions would swing from impossible to self playing with just a minor change.
The campaign was made with Fred 2 open 3_7_3 and should be played on that or later builds. Just unzip the mod folder into your Freespace main directory and set as the mod on your launcher of choice.
Hopefully some people out there will enjoy this and any comments, positive or negative are welcomed.
Disclaimer: Whilst writing this post I have just realised that Phoenicia has been mispelt Phonecia throughout the whole campaign. I am now sobbing quietly but will press on with the release regardless. Please try and ignore this.Download linkhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/tceo9q8c8dd6l5u/A_Walk_in_the_Sun_V1.00.rar