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25th Aug '15 11:43:03 AM Exxolon
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* MoreDakka: If you are unlucky enough to end up in front of an A-10 Thunderbolt II it will only take a couple of hits from his 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon to down you. Not surprising since this gun is designed to defeat ''tank'' armour.
25th Aug '15 11:40:49 AM Exxolon
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The game was less successful than the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series, in spite of its technical innovations. However, it did produce an expansion pack called ''Tactical Operations'', whose plot focuses on attempts by the American IRS (now the de-facto government of what remains of the United States after several states have called quits) to end Turkey's status as a haven for mercenary groups. The major innovation in the expansion was the inclusion of the F-22 Lightning II jet-fighter and the F-23, both of which can be flown instead of the F-16 whenever required.

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The game was less successful than the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series, in spite of its technical innovations. However, it did produce an expansion pack called ''Tactical Operations'', whose plot focuses on attempts by the American IRS (now the de-facto government of what remains of the United States after several states have called quits) to end Turkey's status as a haven for mercenary groups. The major innovation in the expansion was the inclusion of the F-22 Lightning II Raptor jet-fighter and the F-23, F-23 Black Widow II, both of which can be flown instead of the F-16 whenever required.
25th Aug '15 11:39:23 AM Exxolon
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The management side of the game forces the player to make tradeoffs between expensive advanced weaponry such as laser-guided bombs, all-aspect IR missiles, long range radar-guided missiles and guided anti-tank missiles which make missions much easier but are hard on the budget and cheaper unguided bombs, older versions of missiles that only lock on the the rear of enemy aircraft and direct cannon fire. It was entirely possible to get a NonStandardGameOver by failing to keep the financial side of the business in the black.

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The management side of the game forces the player to make tradeoffs between expensive advanced weaponry such as laser-guided bombs, all-aspect IR missiles, long range radar-guided missiles and guided anti-tank missiles which make missions much easier but are hard on the budget and cheaper unguided bombs, older versions of missiles that only lock on the the rear of enemy aircraft and direct cannon fire.fire that require more skill to use effectively. It was entirely possible to get a NonStandardGameOver by failing to keep the financial side of the business in the black.
25th Aug '15 11:38:09 AM Exxolon
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* CoolPlane: You and your wingmen fly F-16 Fighting Falcons but the game includes enemies who fly F-15 Eagles, RAF Tornadoes, MIG-29 Flankers, SU-27 Flankers and many more. [[spoiler: Late in the game you get to fly a prototype version of the F-22 Raptor and the final duel is against your ArchEnemy flying the YF-23 Black Widow II prototype.]]
25th Dec '13 10:24:46 PM Headrock
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* TravelMontage: Every time the Wildcats leave Istanbul on a campaign, including a map with a red line to show where they are going, and a shot of the C-130 and a couple of jets.
25th Dec '13 7:11:52 PM Exxolon
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The management side of the game forces the player to make tradeoffs between expensive advanced weaponry such as laser-guided bombs, all-aspect IR missiles, long range radar-guided missiles and guided anti-tank missiles which make missions much easier but are hard on the budget and cheaper unguided bombs, older versions of missiles that only lock on the the rear of enemy aircraft and direct cannon fire. It was entirely possible to get a NonStandardGameOver by failing to keep the financial side of the business in the black.
3rd Sep '13 5:53:14 AM Nohbody
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The player takes the role of a [[HelloInsertNameHere Commander]] in one of the smaller but most elite mercenary groups, the "Wildcats", who specialize in aerial operations - especially F-16 fighter jets. After conducting several combat missions for various small organizations at the start of the game, the Wildcats receive a lucrative offer to fight for a South American dictator against his "troublesome" neighbours, and they reluctantly accept. However, after completing their mission, the Wildcats' old and wise leader is shot down along with the payment he was carrying back to base, and it is now [[ItsUpToYou up to you]] to lead the leaderless and penniless Wildcats forward, trying to survive both physically and financially in a complicated world.

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The player takes the role of a [[HelloInsertNameHere Commander]] in one of the smaller but most elite mercenary groups, the "Wildcats", who specialize in aerial operations - especially F-16 fighter jets. After conducting several combat missions for various small organizations at the start of the game, the Wildcats receive a lucrative offer to fight for a South American dictator against his "troublesome" neighbours, and they reluctantly accept. However, after completing their mission, after treachery against the Wildcats' old and wise leader is shot down along with the payment he was carrying back to base, and it is now [[ItsUpToYou up to you]] Wildcats ItsUpToYou to lead the leaderless and penniless crippled Wildcats forward, trying to survive both physically and financially in a complicated world.



During the course of the game, the player learns more about the geo-political situation, about the rival mercenary groups that compete against you for work, and about the truth behind the death of Commander Stern (the previous leader of the Wildcats). The plot culminates in combat against the most powerful rival group, the Jackals, with whom the Wildcats have a long grudge as well as ideological differences: One group will do everything for money, while the other at least tries to work only for those who deserve it.

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During the course of the game, the player learns more about the geo-political situation, about the rival mercenary groups that compete against you for work, and about the truth behind the death fate of Commander Stern (the the previous leader of the Wildcats).Wildcats. The plot culminates in combat against the most powerful rival group, the Jackals, with whom the Wildcats have a long grudge as well as ideological differences: One group will do everything for money, while the other at least tries to work only for those who deserve it.



The game was less successful than the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series, despite its clear superiority in terms of technical innovations. However, it did produce an expansion pack called ''Tactical Operations'', whose plot focuses on attempts by the American IRS (now the de-facto government of what remains of the United States after several states have called quits) to shut down Turkey's tax umbrella and resume [[strike: profiting from]] exploiting mercenary groups. The major innovation in the expansion was the inclusion of the F-22 Lightning II jet-fighter and the F-23, both of which can be flown instead of the F-16 whenever required.

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The game was less successful than the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series, despite in spite of its clear superiority in terms of technical innovations. However, it did produce an expansion pack called ''Tactical Operations'', whose plot focuses on attempts by the American IRS (now the de-facto government of what remains of the United States after several states have called quits) to shut down end Turkey's tax umbrella and resume [[strike: profiting from]] exploiting status as a haven for mercenary groups. The major innovation in the expansion was the inclusion of the F-22 Lightning II jet-fighter and the F-23, both of which can be flown instead of the F-16 whenever required.



* TheAce: Basically all names pilots in this game are flight aces, including yourself, Stern, Janet, and the evil Prideaux. The only real non-aces in your group are Miguel (the pilot/mechanic) and Virgil Beetlebaum (the accountant). The game also keeps track of how many planes you shot down during the game, as well as planes shot down by your wingmen.
* AcePilot

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* TheAce: While many of the pilots are aces, only a few of them have the attitude of superiority embodied in this trope, with Jean-Paul Prideaux at the top of the list.
* AcePilot:
Basically all names pilots in this game are flight aces, including yourself, Stern, Janet, and the evil Prideaux. The only real non-aces in your group are Miguel (the pilot/mechanic) and Virgil Beetlebaum (the accountant). The game also keeps track of how many planes you shot down during the game, as well as planes shot down by your wingmen.
* AcePilot
wingmen.



** Dakota and Carolina are now single countries.

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** Dakota The Dakotas and Carolina the Carolinas are now single countries.



* MegaCorp
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The Wildcats and Jackals are both this, specializing in fighter jets. In fact, the premise of the game is that [=PMCs=] have become numerous and powerful due to the sheer number of wars going on all across the Earth at the same time. Most [=PMCs=] operate out of Turkey thanks to a tax umbrella the country offers.
* WingMan
* [[YouAllMeetInAnInn You All Meet At Selim's]]: The Bar in Istanbul is where you get most of the jobs.

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* MegaCorp
MegaCorp: Several of the mission sets are from multinational megacorps, who given [[CrapsackWorld the times]] frequently have to use force for protection and carrying out certain goals.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The Wildcats and Jackals are both this, specializing in fighter jets. In fact, the premise of the game is that [=PMCs=] have become numerous and powerful due to the sheer number of wars going on all across the Earth at the same time.time and the economic conditions of the world making it too expensive for many nations to maintain their own large armed forces. Most [=PMCs=] operate out of Turkey thanks to a tax umbrella the country offers.
* WingMan
* [[YouAllMeetInAnInn You
WingMan: As with [[VideoGame/WingCommander the other flying game from Chris Roberts]], you're given wingmen (and some wingwomen), and as the commander of the Wildcats [[spoiler:after Stern is shot down and killed]] you're given the option of choosing who you fly with. All Meet At Selim's]]: The can help with the mission, but some are better at certain attributes than others.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: Selim's
Bar in Istanbul is where you get most of the jobs.
1st Sep '13 1:51:33 AM Headrock
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** Though the details are not mentioned, an ad in the [[{{Feelies}} accompanying fax-magazine]] indicates that Hawaii has also seceded and is now recruiting an army to defend itself.

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** Though the details are not mentioned, an ad in the [[{{Feelies}} accompanying fax-magazine]] faux-magazine]] indicates that Hawaii has also seceded and is now recruiting an army to defend itself.
1st Sep '13 1:51:15 AM Headrock
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** Next was Alaska, in protest of heavy oil drilling and subsequent environmental damage) enforced upon it due to a major oil crisis in the Middle East. Canada recognizes Alaska as an independent state, leading to a massive war between it and the U.S. over Alaska's oil fields.

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** Next was Alaska, in protest of heavy oil drilling and subsequent environmental damage) enforced damage forced upon it by the federal government due to a major oil crisis in the Middle East. Canada recognizes Alaska as an independent state, leading to a massive war between it and the U.S. over Alaska's oil fields.



** As mentioned earlier, California did eventually secede from the union, and has split into two countried -- South California and North California -- who are now at war with each other.

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** As mentioned earlier, California did eventually secede from the union, and has split into two countried countries -- South California and North California -- who are now at war with each other.
1st Sep '13 1:49:20 AM Headrock
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* BalkanizeMe

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* BalkanizeMeBalkanizeMe: In ''Strike Commander's'' 2011, the majority of superpowers around the world have undergone internal schisms and have split up into smaller nations. In particular, many states have seceded from the U.S.A -- and California has even split up into two separate countries (North California and South California), who are now at war with both the United States and ''with each other''!



* DividedStatesOfAmerica

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* DividedStatesOfAmericaDividedStatesOfAmerica: By the year 2011, 14 states have seceded from the union. The Internal Revenue Service (de-facto government of the U.S. in 2011) is waging war against each of these.
** First was Texas, in response to heavy taxes levied on it to try and pay for a massive earthquake that hit California (Texas also split into three sub-nations shortly afterwards).
** Next was Alaska, in protest of heavy oil drilling and subsequent environmental damage) enforced upon it due to a major oil crisis in the Middle East. Canada recognizes Alaska as an independent state, leading to a massive war between it and the U.S. over Alaska's oil fields.
** Dakota and Carolina are now single countries.
** Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia are now singular countries that have joined together to form the Southern Confederate Bloc.
** As mentioned earlier, California did eventually secede from the union, and has split into two countried -- South California and North California -- who are now at war with each other.
** Though the details are not mentioned, an ad in the [[{{Feelies}} accompanying fax-magazine]] indicates that Hawaii has also seceded and is now recruiting an army to defend itself.
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