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#1 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 15:38

Greetings gentlemen,  going forward we will be posting the weekly Vintage Mission Sunday  post under this thread to consolidate and clean up the forums.  Thanks again to all for continuing to fly and fight and keep this tradition and the community alive.  We wish you all a happy new year and good luck in the battles to come S! ;)

 

 

 

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#2 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 15:55

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#3 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 19:00

Sunday Dec. 30 Last Vintage Mission of 2018! - St Mihiel Salient - May 1918

 


This week's Sunday Vintage Mission will see us in the St. Mihiel Salient area of the map in mid 1918.  This map is set several months before the big St. Mihiel Offensive that started in Sept. 1918.


Date: May 16, 1918

Mission Objective:  Each side needs to accomplish three important objectives. The side that completes all three objectives first will win.

Entente is tasked with photo recons and Central is tasked with artillery spotting.

These are subtitle based recons and artillery spots so there will be no camera icon, you will be directed by subtitles on screen.  Subtitles are

visible to all players on your side to aid in coordinating flights and escorts.

Once pictures are complete, you will get a subtitle message saying to return to base. Once pics are complete, there will no more subtitles if you stay above recon area.

To be successful on a photo-recon mission you need at least 10 photographs at 2500-3500m (10,000ft).

***IMPORTANT NOTE:  PHOTO RECONS MUST LAND AT THE TWO-SEATER AERODROME FROM WHICH THEY DEPARTED, LANDING AT ANY OTHER FIELD WILL NOT COUNT THE PHOTOS***



To successfully direct your artillery fire you need to hover over the observation area at 2500 m for at least 6 minutes. Hover with your mouse

over the target icon to see a description of the target.  You will get a message if you leave the area telling you to return.

The only plane that can make photos or do artillery spotting is the two-seater that is named likewise. Only one such plane (per side) can be in

the air at any time. There are more two-seaters available for escort purposes. There is no particular order in which the targets should be

accomplished.

Weather: Clouds at 1250m, wind 3m/s from the north west.

Good luck gentlemen!


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#4 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 15:22

Congrats to the Central Powers on the overwhelming victory during Sunday's mission.  Although numbers only reached about 20 players, they cleared all six objectives on the Somme Bomber Offensive map.  The scheduled St. Mihiel Offensive map still needs one final touch and it will be ready to go.  Look for that one soon.  Until next time gents, happy new year!

S!

 

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#5 J2_Bidu

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 16:00

It was fun! :) Sorry about all that chit chat, the young italian needed some help, and I miss flying with Mitra ;)


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#6 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 23:41

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#7 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 23:43

Sunday - January 6 - 1900GMT - Battle of the Somme - 1916

 

Greetings gentlemen, this week's Sunday Vintage Mission will see us in the legendary Somme Offensive - Battle of Flers-Courcelette - 15 September 1916.

Mission Start: 1900GMT

Both sides will be given new orders in 45 min intervals. The Allied forces are on the offensive. Their air force has to support the ground troops by targeting tactical targets and flying photo recon patrols to determine the enemy defences.

The Central forces are on the defensive. They have to make sure the Allied aircraft are kept away from the battlefield while the bombers attack the enemy's line of communications.

Weather report:  Heavy cloud cover at 5000ft/1400m, foggy. Wind 4 m/s, from the North

Orders will be repeated every minute by subtitles. Please follow these, NOTE: you can't complete objectives until the order has been given, however once orders are given, the objective is active until destroyed.  In other words, you have the entire game time to take down an objective once given.  List of objectives in order is as follows:

Entente- 1. Bombers have to destroy the train station at Bapaume
     2. Bombers have to destroy artillery near Courcelette to protect our tanks
     3. Bombers have to destroy enemy transports on the Albert-Bapaume road
     4. Recon planes will photograph Flers and Beugnatre airfield
     5. Bombers have to destroy the the depot at Lechelle

Central- 1. Bombers will destroy the British Army camp
     2. Recon planes will photograph Foncquevillers and Mailly
     3. Bombers will destroy artillery near Albert
     4. Bombers will destroy a depot at Saint-Amand
     5. Battle planes will destroy transports on road A


Historical Background:  The Battle of Flers–Courcelette took place on 15 September 1916 as part of the Somme offensive and is most famous for the fact it was the first time tanks were deployed in a battle.

We've had some good furball dogfights running this mission in the past, particularly with the Central forces utilizing the powerful Rolands as fighter/bombers!  It's a tighter area of operations than last week, and this time everyone knows the targets.  So dust off the old flying kit, get a shot of courage from the mess and let's go flying!

Good luck and happy hunting S!


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#8 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:56

Salute gentlemen, and great big thanks to all who came out for the epic "Battle of the Somme 1916" VM Sunday!

 

We had around 40 pilots and observers for much of the mission and had a great many memorable fights and scraps.  Many old veterans came out of the woodwork including several from the original Syndicate Squadron, who made all these great historical maps possible.  Jasta5 was also out in force and their Eindecker fighter contingent was the talk of many a conversation at Entente aerodrome mess halls ;)

 

Victory goes to Central forces although we tied via completed objectives, the Central forces carried the day with points and victories. 

 

We hope to see you all again in the air again next Sunday at 1900GMT, mission to to be announced soon!

 

Again big thanks to all who came out to fly, and on behalf of J2_SteveF and myself we'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year and good luck in all to come. 

 

As always, we will keep hosting the missions as long as you gentlemen come out to fly.  Sundays at 1900GMT until end of hostilities.

 

Respectfully,

 

Cuban


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#9 US103_Larner

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 20:56

Great fun - one particularly awesome scrap came about when 6 Strutters and a DH2 ran into 7 Rolands of Jasta 5...utterly intense stuff! I found myself weaving in and out of aircraft debris and tracer bullets. I ended up going after the infamous Bender & Darling in their Roland and, by some miracle, managed to slay the demon-observer himself, at which point their Roland made for the ground. I followed, firing as we went, but decided that I'd just taken out a rather huge loan from the good luck bank and decided to do a runner back across to our side. 

Good thing I did, too, because J2's Rolands arrived as I was leaving and they all came after me! Ended up ditched in the mud with no rear gun ammo, both crew shot-up and no rudder on the aircraft! 


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#10 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 00:08

Great fun - one particularly awesome scrap came about when 6 Strutters and a DH2 ran into 7 Rolands of Jasta 5...utterly intense stuff! I found myself weaving in and out of aircraft debris and tracer bullets. I ended up going after the infamous Bender & Darling in their Roland and, by some miracle, managed to slay the demon-observer himself, at which point their Roland made for the ground. I followed, firing as we went, but decided that I'd just taken out a rather huge loan from the good luck bank and decided to do a runner back across to our side. 

Good thing I did, too, because J2's Rolands arrived as I was leaving and they all came after me! Ended up ditched in the mud with no rear gun ammo, both crew shot-up and no rudder on the aircraft! 

 

LOL! That's what it's all about ;)


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#11 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 00:27

Sunday Jan.13 - 1900GMT - Battle of Passchendaele

 

 

Gentlemen, this week will see us in the skies over the Ypres Salient while far below in the mud rages the Battle of Passchendaele.  This is the typical "6-Flag" style map that requires targets be first recon'd then bombed.

 

It features a really great late 1917 plane set so get ready ;)

 

***NOTE : Syndicate map targets are hard and generally require larger ordinance.  If a target doesn't go down with smaller bombs, return and hit it all again with the larger bombs***

 

Date: October 12, 1917

 

Historical Background: The First Battle of Passchendaele took place on 12 October 1917 in the Ypres Salient area of the Western Front, west of Passchendaele village, during the Third Battle of Ypres in World War I.

 

Mission objectives: -Each side will have 6 primary targets to destroy, indicated by a flag on the map. Before a target becomes active, it has to be reconnoitered by making 10 photographs. The flag will then turn red. When a primary target has been destroyed, the flag will be removed from the map. Secundary targets are any vehicle, trains or tanks and balloons in enemy territory.  When 2 (more) enemy targets are destroyed, new airfields will be activated with different plane types. For photo recon missions only the designated planes "Recon" can trigger the photo sequence!

 

-Photo recons need to land safely at an active base to complete their mission!

 

Winning conditions: Complete all six objectives first.

 

Weather report: To be announced in mission briefing

 

Good luck all pilots and observers S!

 

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#12 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 00:28

Quick note, thanks entirely to the tireless efforts of J2_SteveF, the server stats are now functioning perfectly including the Squadron Stats.

 

Check out how you did at:

 

http://vintage-missions.net


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#13 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:12

Sunday Jan.20 - 1900GMT - Bombers Over the Channel 1918

 

Greetings all!  It's time to grab your life preservers for this Sunday will see us over the English Channel in the area of Neiuport for the classic Channel Bombers map.  This map has been modified slightly from the original with a 1918 plane set.  The original map was a summer 1917 set. 

 

The map has 6 objectives for each side to complete.  First to complete all six will win the round.  The big prize on this map is the "enemy convoy" objective.  It is comprised of an entire convoy of 6-8 naval vessels, 2 of which are battle cruisers which are heavily armed with AAA.  The first bomber flights in should concentrate on taking down the cruisers' air defences. 

 

***When in doubt about whether ships, mine sweepers or submarines are enemy or friendly, you can set your gunner to fire at ground targets and make a quick close pass by the vessel to see if your gunners fire.   DO NOT FIRE on naval targets unless you're certain they are enemy!***

 

Date: October, 1918

 

Objectives:  Destroy all targets, marked on the map by a RED flag. The side that destroys all targets first will win.  Move over the target with the cursor to see a description of the target. Please note that the flag will disappear when the target(s) has been destroyed.

 

Weather:  TBA in game briefing.

 

Good luck gentlemen S!

 

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#14 J2_Bidu

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:43

Reporting for duty, sir!  :icon_e_salute:


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#15 US103_Larner

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 14:42

Always a fave of mines.- scenery is just great! 


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#16 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 19:36

Yeah man we haven’t run her in awhile and it’s definitely one of my favorites. You can’t beat the challenge of altitude bombing a naval convoy in an hp ;)
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#17 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 21:17

Sweet! I may be able to make this one; hopefully I'll see you gentlemen in the coastal skies tomorrow! :icon_e_salute:


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#18 =VS=_emely

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 23:37

The idea is good. But it is a pity that the set of aircraft does not match the map.
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#19 J5_Spyboy

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:24

How can you tell Emely? S.
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#20 =VS=_emely

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 14:14

S. Do not you think a bit monotonous set of aircraft of the 18th year many times in a row?
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#21 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 14:52

I'm not sure what you mean Emely, last week we ran a 1917 plane set, the week before was Somme 1916.


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#22 =VS=_emely

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 17:06

Yes sir, you are right. However, I have no luck getting to the battles of DH2 / E3, H17 (11) /H.D.ll (Alb2). By the time I have time to come to the server, there are only such options: spad13, se5a, alb5, sometimes F7, F7F. and Pfalz 12 (last two, this is a sign of the 18th year)
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#23 J5_Gamecock

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 18:56

Yes sir, you are right. However, I have no luck getting to the battles of DH2 / E3, H17 (11) /H.D.ll (Alb2). By the time I have time to come to the server, there are only such options: spad13, se5a, alb5, sometimes F7, F7F. and Pfalz 12 (last two, this is a sign of the 18th year)

 FIF dry run is next week Emely... you will get to fly E3 and roland.


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#24 =VS=_emely

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 22:23

Oh yes, I know that! This is a very interesting stage. But some who begin to study aerobatics on these planes right during the battle ;-)
PS
However, today at Cindy we have a good dogfight :-)
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#25 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:54

Last Sunday's Vintage Mission was a blast! Thanks so much to Cuban for organizing it! Had a lot of fun intercepting Felixstowes in the Brandenburg. :)
 
Next, it was off to Flying Circus to test tail gunning for JG1_Luftritter in the new U-2VS and then onto some dogfighting action afterwards!
 
Here is the archived livestream from the event:

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#26 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 16:24

Sunday  Feb.17 - 1900GMT - St. Mihiel Salient - May 1918

 

**Bugs have finally been worked out and mission tested ok, so we're going to give it a shot ;) **

 

 

St Mihiel Salient - May 1918

This week's Sunday Vintage Mission will see us in the St. Mihiel Salient area of the map in mid 1918.  This map is set several months before the big St. Mihiel Offensive that started in Sept. 1918.


Date: May 16, 1918

Mission Objective:  Each side needs to accomplish three important objectives. The side that completes all three objectives first will win.

Entente is tasked with photo recons and Central is tasked with artillery spotting.

These are subtitle based recons and artillery spots so there will be no camera icon, you will be directed by subtitles on screen.  Subtitles are visible to all players on your side to aid in coordinating flights and escorts.

Once pictures are complete, you will get a subtitle message saying to return to base. Once pics are complete, there will no more subtitles if you stay above recon area.

To be successful on a photo-recon mission you need at least 10 photographs at 2500-3500m (10,000ft).

***IMPORTANT NOTE:  PHOTO RECONS MUST LAND AT THE TWO SEATER AERODROME FROM WHICH THEY LEFT***

Each completed objective releases a batch of better performing aircraft.

To successfully direct your artillery fire you need to hover over the observation area at 2500 m for at least 10 minutes. Hover with your mouse over the target icon to see a description of the target.  You will get a message if you leave the area telling you to return. The spot "clock" resumes where it left off if you leave and re-enter the area.

The only plane that can make photos or do artillery spotting is the two-seater that is named likewise. Only one such plane (per side) can be in the air at any time. There are more two-seaters available for escort purposes. There is no particular order in which the targets should be accomplished.

Weather: TBA in mission brief.

Good luck gentlemen!
 


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#27 D.B.Cooper

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 18:47

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#28 J2_Bidu

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 22:02

Cuban, despite the bug I found this to be a great map. Good choice!


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#29 US103_Talbot

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 22:30

Yes really fun!
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#30 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 17:15

Thanks gents, had a good time as well.  I'll do some more tweaking and testing and iron out the kinks for the next run. Thanks for flying S!


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#31 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:42

Sunday Feb.24 - 1900GMT - Somme High Recons

 

 

Greetings gentlemen, this week's Sunday Vintage mission will see us in the Somme sector, late in the war.  As always, air superiority is the name of the game to allow army observation aircraft to recon the front and provide intelligence and spotting to their respective forces.  This map allows for both high altitude plane sets as well as limited aircraft, which must be used wisely.
This "Battle for Intelligence" is pretty straight forward, first side to 100 pics wins.  We will roll to another map if / after this one completes.  

 

***IMPORTANT NOTE:  AIRSTART RECON AIRCRAFT WILL NOT GET CAMERA ICON UPON SPAWNING IN, BUT CAMERA WILL APPEAR OVER TARGET***

 

Mission start:  1900GMT

Somme - High Recons 1918

Battle for Intelligence - September 1918

Location: Somme river, France

Mission objectives:

Both Allied and Central Squadrons are ordered to: (1) Fly offensive patrols over enemy lines to intercept enemy aircraft and (2) to protect their own reconaissance aircraft.

Description:  Both AI and human flown reconaissance two-seaters will have to photograph strategic targets. The more photographs they can bring home safely, the better they will be prepared for the upcoming offensive. The first side that obtains 100 photographs will have won this "battle for intelligence". Any marked target on the map may be used to obtain more photos.

Photographs can be taken by the recon aircraft from any altitude between 1500-4000 m.

Weather report: TBA

 

Good luck all pilots and observers!

 

 


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#32 J2_Bidu

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 18:10

See you there!
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#33 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 21:27

Sunday Mar. 2 - 1900GMT - The Battle of Messines - June 1917

 

 

Date: June 13, 1917

 

This week takes us to the front lines south of Ypres, Flanders for the Battle of Messines, mid 1917.

 

***Note:  Both aerodromes on either side can be destroyed and taken out of action for 20 minutes.  Subtitles will inform all of destruction and repair of aerodromes***

 

Mission objectives: -Each side will have 6 primary targets to destroy, indicated by a flag on the map. Before a target becomes active, it has to be reconnoitered by making 10 photographs. The flag will then turn red. When a primary target has been destroyed, the flag will be removed from the map.

 

Secondary targets are any vehicle, trains or tanks and balloons in enemy territory.

 

-For photo recon missions only the designated planes "Recon" can trigger the photo sequence!

 

-Photo recons need to land safely at an active base to complete their mission!

 

Winning conditions: First team to complete all six objectives first.

 

Weather report: TBA in mission brief.

 

Good luck gentlemen S!
 


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#34 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 00:44

Sunday Mar.10 - 1900GMT - The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Black September 1918

 

Verdun - Black September 1918

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive

 

Date: September 26, 1918

 

Mission objectives:

 

Entente: To support the Army offensive, reconnaissance aircraft have to photograph the rear trenches of the enemy as well as possible strategic targets.

 

Central: Protect airspace, reconnaissance planes have to photograph key areas.  After all the photo recon sorties have been completed, bombers will be made ready for a specific target.  Please note that all recons can complete any of the recce objectives.

 

Historical Background: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire western front.

 

Both sides were using advanced airfields during the day to support the ground forces and to take out enemy balloons.

 

Weather report:  TBA in mission briefing

 

Good luck all pilots and observers S!


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#35 D.B.Cooper

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:31

Will Vintage missions start one hour earlier as FiF or as usual at 19-00 GMT?


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:56

Sunday Mar.10 - 1900GMT - The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Black September 1918

 

 

 

It says 19,00 GMT in the header, so as usual I presume.


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#37 J2_SteveF

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:14

Sunday Mar.17 - 1900GMT (ZULU/UTC) - Lens June 1918

VM - Lens - June 1918

Mission objectives:

Each side has several tasks to complete. One Artillery Spotting mission, one reconaissance mission and two targets to destroy by bombing.

Instructions:
Photo Reconnaissance: Fly to the photo area at the designated altitude (see Icon description). Every time you reach one end of the recon area you will see a subtitle. Fly two full circuits, up and down the length of the recon area. A final subtitle will inform you when you can go home.

Artillery spotting: Fly to the patrol zone that points to the target. Stay inside the patrol zone for roughly 5-6 minutes at the required altitude. Subtitles will inform you of the progress.

Bombing: Targets are marked on the map.

Observation balloons will fire two red flares when they see enemy aircraft approaching

Weather report: A Northern wind is blowing at 3-4 m/s. Medium clouds at 1200m.

Good luck to all pilots and observers S!


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:25

Sunday Mar.17 - 1900GMT (ZULU/UTC) - Lens June 1918
VM - Lens - June 1918
Mission objectives:
Each side has several tasks to complete. One Artillery Spotting mission, one reconaissance mission and two targets to destroy by bombing.

Instructions:
Photo Reconnaissance: Fly to the photo area at the designated altitude (see Icon description). Every time you reach one end of the recon area you will see a subtitle. Fly two full circuits, up and down the length of the recon area. A final subtitle will inform you when you can go home.

Artillery spotting: Fly to the patrol zone that points to the target. Stay inside the patrol zone for roughly 5-6 minutes at the required altitude. Subtitles will inform you of the progress.

Bombing: Targets are marked on the map.

Observation balloons will fire two red flares when they see enemy aircraft approaching

Weather report: A Northern wind is blowing at 3-4 m/s. Medium clouds at 1200m.
Good luck to all pilots and observers S!


Was hoping for some older plane set - just warming up for BA :-) It will be fun anyway ;)
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#39 J2_SteveF

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:28

Was torn. I always go for summer 17 plansets. But we ran a 1916 Somme mission a few weeks ago and have used a good few '17 missions lately. So I went with a 1918 again this week.

 

IMO Opinion this is a map that favours the Entente, so will be fun for us Central types :)


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#40 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 19:13

Sunday, March 24 - 1900GMT - Battle of Vimy Ridge / Bloody April Revisited

 

 

As a warm up for Jasta5's Bloody April upcoming event, this week will see us on Syndicate's Battle of Vimy Ridge / Bloody April Revisited map.  Although this year's Bloody April event will not be on this section of the front, we will feature the same scout plane set to give everyone some practice and stick time.

 

For those looking to participate in what is the premier event of the year for ROF, read the following post and join in:

 

https://riseofflight.com/forum/topic/53918-bloody-april-ix-campaign-community-poll/


Battle of Vimy Ridge

Date: April 10, 1917

Location:  Vimy, North of Arras

Weather report: Heavy clouds at 1500 m, poor visibility. Wind 5 m/s from the West

Mission objectives: Both sides will be given new orders via subtitles in 40 min intervals. ***Once an objective is active, it remains active for the entire mission until completed***

Mission Notes:  All AI aircraft have been removed.  Flak has been turned down to lowest level, machine guns are at medium.

The Allied forces are on the offensive. Their air force has to support the ground troops by targeting tactical targets and flying photo recon patrols to determine the enemy defences.The Central forces are on the defensive. They have to make sure the Allied aircraft are kept away from the battlefield while the bombers attack the enemy's line of communications.  Orders will be repeated every few minutes by subtitles. Please follow these, you can't complete objectives until the order has been given!

(note: you can't see subtitles in the hangar). Certain planes are only available when they are needed (bombers, recons).

Photo Recon: Fly to one of the specific areas at medium to high altitude (2000-3500m) in the aircraft named "Photo Recon" and wait for the camera icon when over one end of the leg. Make photos using the camera icon and cover the whole area. The higher you fly, the easier it is to have complete coverage. Don't forget to bring a camera!

Historical Background:  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the Canadian Corps, of four divisions, against three divisions of the German Sixth Army. The battle, which took place from 9 to 12 April 1917, was part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, a diversionary attack for the French Nivelle Offensive.


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