English

1. What do we expect of players?

1.1 Acceptable Usernames-and Clans

Please note: Before you apply for AOW make sure that neither your Clans.de nickname, nor your War Thunder ingame name, nor your clan (if you have one) is named in a way contrary to the German constitution.  This includes names of political leaders or government members of Germany between 1933-1945, some military leaders of that time,  and some fooling with numbers to symbolize names or meanings!

 If your profile contains any of this, you will not be accepted and will be rendered unable to join our events. 


You might think that this is a bit harsh, but since our founders, leaders and the most of the staff are located in Germany--as well as our Clansweb server-- AOW must stay clear of "far-right" political affiliations. 

Please keep this in mind before you apply.

 
1.2 Is using a joystick mandatory?

In reality, a joystick is the best control device to correctly execute maneuvers in a plane. Mouse and keyboard are insufficient to perform some of the more advanced maneuvers, which may prove vital in close-combat scenarios. Gamepads are an alternative but are not recommended.

However, bomber pilots may use a mouse and keyboard since they do not need to perform maneuvers as elaborate as fighters.

 
1.3 Is TeamSpeak and using a microphone mandatory?

Using Teamspeak is mandatory for all. Microphone use is only mandatory for those who wish to fly fighters since they get involved in combat scenarios in which every second and word might mean the difference between life or death.

There is absolutely no way to join the Events without TS. We don't want to force somebody to spend money on the most expensive microphones, but it's simply not possible to communicate via chat while you are in combat. We do not support the use of the ingame text chat, either.

But in the case of bombers, if you can hear your flight leader and obey his commands, all is good.

 
1.4 Do I have to take part in every mission?

No. It is nice to see that people are interested in the campaign and have fun taking part. We, on the other hand, put in the effort to create a personal record and offer training. If someone shows up irregularly without reason, this is feedback for us and shows that this person doesn't have much interest. On that note,  we understand that real life matters are more important and people working with different shifts are welcome as well. If you can take part only once a week or every second week, that's fine as well!

 

 
1.5 Is the campaign my "cup of tea?"

This is a very important question that everybody should ask themselves before they apply!

You have to have plenty of time and patience for the campaign. Before we send you into service, you have to pass flight school and demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge, too.


If you made it into a squadron, you first begin as a wingman. This means that you are the "defender" in your squad. Your main task is to keep the six of your squad leader clear, and support during his attacks.

During a mission, military hierarchy is mandatory! If you have a problem with that, you came to the wrong place.

On the topic of attendance, this is a game. We do not demand your presence. Regular participation is expected, however, or else the campaign will not work.

 

2. About the roleplaying aspect...
 

2.1 How do I sign up for the campaign?

First, create an account at clans.de. After you set up your account, click on "apply." After your application has been accepted, you can select "English" in the upper menu bar and select the nation for your character.

 
2.2 How does the RPG work?

Every player creates a pilot with a birthdate, birthplace, and desired career here on the homepage. This character can get promoted and decorated, but also wounded or even die.

 

 
2.3 I am a very experienced sim pilot. Will I really need to attend flight school?

Yes. You have to pass a short semester of flight school. Even if you are an experienced pilot with 10,000 or more sim kills on your War Thunder counter.  

We simply must teach you the main differences between a random battle and an AOW event regarding planes, ammunition, tactics, etc.


Being a good lone wolf does not mean that you are fully able to fly in a very close formation. Your training might not be about how to fly, but how to fly during missions!

 
2.4 What happens if my character dies?

If your character dies or is out service due to injury, you must create a new one. Every decoration or promotion your character received is lost in death. Your new character begins his career with a lower rank in the rank group of your dead character.

Example 1: Sergeant (rank-group: Corporal) Heinz Müller is KIA. Your new character begins as a corporal.

Example 2: Captain (rank-group: Commissioned Officer) Ludwig Bauer dies due to severe injury. Your new character begins as a lieutenant.

 

 
2.5 Do I have to pass flight school with every new character?

No.

 

3. About service ranks and your pilot...
 

3.1 What career shall I choose (crew, corporal, commissioned officer)?

Every career has its own particular tasks.

The commissioned officers are players that take responsibility and participate in the organization of missions. Officers will command bigger groups (roughly 11-15 men) during missions.

Noncommissioned officer is the most common career path in the campaign. They inherit executive functions but never lead more than 3 people, but they can become commissioned officers over time.

The crewman career track is an exemption in the campaign, aimed at players that have no time to tackle organizational tasks. Few crewmen will be allowed in groups, as the air force consisted mostly of commanding officers. Crewmen can be promoted to noncommissioned officers with time, as well. Players are required to state a reason if they choose the crewman career track. 

 

 

 
 

Deutsche

 1. Was erwarten wir vom Spieler?

1.1 Brauche ich einen Joystick?

Ja! Der der Joystick ist das einzige Steuergerät, mit dem man ein Flugzeug richtig steuern kann. Mit Maus und Tastatur können einige wichtige Manöver nicht richtig ausgeführt werden, die aber für den Luftkampf sehr wichtig sind. Als Alternative kann der Spieler auch eine Gamepad nutzen, dies ist aber nicht zu empfehlen.
Ausnahme: Spieler dürfen als Bomberpiloten Maus und Tastatur nutzen.

1.2 Ist TeamSpeak und Mikrofon wirklich notwendig?

Leider ja. Da wir eine Kampf-Simulation spielen in der jede Sekunde wichtig sein kann und darüber entscheidet ob dein Charakter lebt (eventuell sogar mit Punkten auf dem Scoreboard) oder ob er sich bei den gefallenen Helden seiner Nation einreiht, gibt es keinen Weg ohne TS und ein Mikrophon bei uns mitzumachen. Wir wollen natürlich niemanden zwingen sich das teuerste High-end Gerät anzuschaffen, aber es ist einfach nicht praktikabel nur über Chat zu kommunizieren während man im Gefecht ist.

1.3 Herrscht Anwesenheitspflicht bei jedem Event oder Kampagneneinsatz?

Nein, natürlich gibt es so etwas nicht. Es ist aber schön zu sehen, dass sich die Leute für unsere Kampagne interessieren und auch mit Freunde daran teilnehmen. Wir machen uns außerdem die Arbeiten für euch Personalakten zu erstellen und Trainings zu veranstalten und wenn die Leute dann immer sehr unregelmäßig erscheinen ohne einen Grund dafür zu haben ist dies für uns auch eine gewisse Resonanz, die uns zeigt dass bei der Person kein großes Interesse besteht.

D.h.: Ihr könnt selbstverständlich auch einmal fehlen, wenn ihr dafür auch einen guten Grund habt, jedoch sollte dies sich nicht häufen. Schichtarbeit oder ähnliches ist natürlich auch gar kein Problem. Das RL darf immer vorgehen. Wenn jemand nur einmal pro Woche oder nur jede zweite Woche Zeit hat ist das auch ok!

2. War Thunder Rollenspiel Kampagne
 

2.1 Wie funktioniert das Rollenspiel?

 

Jeder Spieler erstellt sich hier auf der Homepage einen Flugzeugführer mit Geburtsdatum/Ort und seinem Laufbahnwunsch. Dieser Charakter kann während der Kampagne befördert und ausgezeichnet werden, aber auch Verwundungen davontragen oder sogar sterben.

2.2 Benötige ich als erfahrener Sim-Pilot eine Flugschule?

 

Ja du wirst ein(vielleicht auch kurzes) Training absolvieren müssen. Das zählt auch für die erfahrensten Piloten mit 10000 oder mehr kills auf ihrem War Thunder Konto. Damit wollen wir niemanden quälen, sonder es ist einfach notwendig einige gravierende Unterschiede zwischen AoW und einem normalen Gefecht zu erklären. Welches Flugzeug und welche Munition darf ich verwenden? Welche Taktiken werden wir nutzen? und vieles mehr. Ein guter einsamer Krieger zu sein bedeutet noch nicht das du dazu in der Lage bist mit anderen in einer sehr engen Formation zu fliegen. Falls du bereits sehr erfahren bist wird es in deinem Training also vermutlich weniger darum gehen zu fliegen. Aber es wird darum gehen wie es ist bei AoW zu fliegen!

2.3 Was passiert wenn mein Charakter stirbt?

Wenn dein Charakter stirbt, oder wegen schweren Verletzungen nicht mehr Dienstfähig ist, musst du dir einen neuen Charakter erstellen. Da alle Auszeichnungen und Beförderungen dein Charakter bekommt, gehen sie mit seinem Tod verloren. Dein neuer Charakter beginnt dann seine Laufbahn mit dem niedrigsten Dienstgrad in der Dienstgradgruppe deines verstorbenen Charakters. 
Beispiel 1: Feldwebel (Dienstgradgruppe: Unteroffiziere) Heinz Müller stirbt im Einsatz. Neuer Charakter beginnt als Gefreiter-UA (Unteroffizieranwärter).

Beispiel 2: Hauptmann (Dienstgradgruppe: Offiziere) Ludwig Bauer starb an seinen schweren Verletzungen. Neuer Charakter beginnt als Fahnenjunker.
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Muss ich mit jedem neuen Charakter die Flugschule wiederholen? // Nein. Nur wenn du einer anderen Fliegertruppe zugeteilt werden möchtest (z.B. vom Jagdflieger zum Bomberpilot), musst du auf der entsprechenden Waffenschule umschulen.
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2.4 Muss ich mit jedem neuen Charakter die Flugschule wiederholen?

Nein. Nur wenn du einer anderen Fliegertruppe zugeteilt werden möchtest (z.B. vom Jagdflieger zum Bomberpilot), musst du auf der entsprechenden Waffenschule umschulen.

3. Dienstgrade und Dienststellu
 

3.1 Welche Laufbahn (Mannschaften, Unteroffiziere, Offiziere) soll ich wählen?
 

Die jeweilige Laufbahn ist mit verschiedenen Aufgaben verbunden. 

Die Offizierslaufbahn ist für Spieler, die gerne Verantwortung übernehmen wollen und sich auch in der Organisation der Kampagne beteiligen möchten. Offiziere werden, im Laufe der Kampagne, größere Verbände (z.Z. 11-15 Mann) führen. 

Die Unteroffizierslaufbahn ist die "Standartlaufbahn" in der Kampagne. Unteroffiziere werden zwar auch mit Führungsaufgaben betraut, allerdings werden sie nie mehr als 3 Untergebene unter sich haben. Unteroffiziere können auch in die Offizierslaufbahn wechseln.

Die Mannschaftlaufbahn ist in der Kampagne eine Ausnahme und ist für Spieler gedacht, die zu wenig Zeit haben um auch organisatorische Aufgaben zu übernehmen. Es werden nur wenige Mannschafter in den Verbänden zugelassen, da in der Luftwaffe hauptsächlich Führungspersonal gebraucht wird. Bevor ein Spieler die Mannschaftslaufbahn beginnen kann, muss er dies begründen. Mannschafter können auch in die Unteroffizierslaufbahn wechseln.

 

Русский [WIP]

1. What do we expect of players?

1.1 Acceptable Usernames-and Clans

Please note: Before you apply for AoW make sure that neither your Clans.de Nickname, nor your War Thunder Ingame Name nor your Clan(if you have one) is named in a way contrary to the german constitution. 
The get a bit clearer: This includes names of political leaders or government members of germany between 1933-1945, some military leaders of that time AND some fooling with numbers to symbolize Names or Meanings! 
As long as you Data will contain one of these you will NOT be accepted nor will you be able to join our events. 
You might think that this is a bit harsh, but since our founders, leaders and the most of the staff are located in germany, as well as our clansweb server, it is absolutely necessary for AoW to stay out of the "far-right" political direction! It is really easy to get big trouble in germany if you(read we) will not follow those rules. 

Please keep this in mind before you apply.

1.2 Is the Joystick mandatory?

Partially! Joystick is the only real control device, to correctly control a plane. Mouse and keyboard are not sufficient to perform some of the more advanced maneuvers, which are vital. Gamepads are an alternative, but not recommended.

Exception: Bomber pilots can use mouse and keyboard

1.3 Is TeamSpeak and microphone mandatory?

Teamspeak is mandatory for all! But microphone is only mandatory for those who wish to fly fighters, since we are playing a combat simulation in which every second might be important and decides if your character is alive (maybe with points on the scoreboard) or if he join the fallen heroes of his country, there is absolutely no way to join the Events without TS. We don't want to force somebody to spend money on the most expensive microphones, but its simply not possible to communicate via chat while you are in combat. But in the case of bombers, if you can just hear your flight leader and obey his commands, all is good.ent

1.4 Do I have to take part in every Mission?

Of course not. It is nice to see that people are interested in the campaign and have fun taking part. We on the other hand put up the effort to create a personal record and offer trainings, and if folks show up very unregularly without reason, this is feedback for us, and shows that this person doesn't have much interest. Of course RL is more important, and people working with different shifts are welcome as well. So if you can take part only once a week, or every second week, thats fine as well!

 

1.5 Is the campaign my "cup of tea"?

This is a very important question, that everybody should ask before you apply!

You have to have plenty of time and patients for the campaign. Before we send you into service, you have to pass flight school, theoretical knowledge too.
If you made it in a squad, you're wingman first, this means your the "defender" in your squad. Your main task is to keep the six of your squadleader clear, and support during his attacks.

During a mission military hierarchy is mandatory! If you got a problem with that, your at the wrong place here.

Topic attendance, this is a game, so we can't demand your presence. Regular participation is expected, however, or else this project won't work.

2. The Role Playing aspect
 

2.1 How do I sign up for the campaign?

First of, you create an account at clans.de. After you set up your account, you click on "apply". After your application has been accepted, you can select "English" in the upper menu bar and select the nation for your character

2.2 How does the RPG work?

Every player creates a pilot with birthdate / -place and desired career here on the homepage. This character can get promoted and decorated but also get wounded or even die.

 

2.3 I am a very experienced Sim-Pilot, will I really need flight school?

Yes you have to pass a (more or less) short flight school. Even if you are battle experienced pilot with 10000 or more Sim kills on your War thunder counter. Not to punish you, but simply to teach you the main differences between a random battle and a AoW event. What plane and ammo I am allowed to use? What tactics will we use? And so on. 
And of course, being a good lone wolf does not mean that you are fully able to fly in a very close formation. So if you are a experienced pilot, your tranining might be not about how to fly. But its about how to fly during AoW!

2.4 What happens of my character dies?

If your character dies, or is out service due to ingury, you have to create a new one. Every decoration or promotion your character recieved are lost with his death. Your new character begins his career with a lower rank in the rank-group of your dead character.

Example 1: Sergeant (rank-group:corporal) Heinz Müller is KIA. Your new character begins as corporal.

Example 2: Captain (rank-group: commissioned officer) Ludwig Bauer dies due to severe injury. New character begins as lieutenant.

 

2.5 Do I have to pass flight school with every new character?

No.

3. Service ranks and your pilot's career
 

3.1 What career shall I choose (crew, corporal, commissioned officer)?

Every career has particular tasks.

The commissioned officers are for players that like take responsibility and participate in the organization of the campaign. Officers will command bigger groups (atm. 11-15 men) during the campaign.

Noncommissioned officers are the common career path in the campaign. noncommissioned officers inherent executive functions, but will never lead more than 3 people. noncommissioned can become commissioned officers, however.

The crew career is an exemption in the campaign and aimed at players that have no time to tackle organizational tasks. Few crewmen will be allowed in groups, as the airforce consisted mostly of commanding officers. 
Players have to state a reason if a crewmen career is planned. Crewmen can be promoted to noncommissioned officers.