Armistice Day Memorial - Eagle of Lille Tournament - 10th of November 2019 - 1600GMT
It is my great pleasure to invite everyone to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the end of The Great War with the classic Jasta99 designed event, Der Adler von Lille / The Eagle of Lille. All are invited to join us on the Sunday Vintage Mission Server for a day of early war action high over the trenches.
The tournament will begin at 1700GMT and concludes with a tally of scores acquired by each side during the event.
Targets and Objectives will be displayed on the map for both sides. During the mission targets will be
marked on the map if they were destroyed. Each side will get the same information from the map,
where to attack and where to defend. There are no subtitles, objectives can completed in any order.
Airfields will fire green flares when friendly aircraft come near and yellow flares when an enemy
aircraft comes near. Additionally there are several observation points that fire
yellow flares when an enemy aircraft comes near.
There is anti-aircraft artillery deployed near the frontline and at each airfield and target.
There are three observation balloons on each side that have to be destroyed. Each balloon is covered
by anti-aircraft fire. Once a balloon is destroyed, it will remain destroyed for the rest of the mission.
Balloons will fire yellow flares if an enemy plane comes near and fire a red flare when being attacked.
A destroyed observation balloon will be marked on the map by a cross.
There are two trains on each side
commuting between two locations. Trains can be combated by
either a fighter using his machine guns or a 2-Seater using bombs. A destroyed train will be marked
on the map by a cross.
There are three convoys on each side commuting between two locati
ons. Each convoy consists of
five unarmoured vehicles. Convoys can be combated by either a fighter using his machine guns or a
2 Seater using bombs. A destroyed convoy will be marked on the map by a cross.
Photo Reconnaissance Missions
There are two Photo-Reconnaissance missions for each side. These missions can be flown from each
2-Seater aircraft that is carrying a photo camera. There is a minimum altitude of 1500m / 5000ft for a
successful mission. After taking the photos that cover minimum 75% of the Photo-Reconnaissance area the aircraft
have to carry them back to any active friendly airfield. A successful Photo-Reconnaissance mission
will be marked on the map by a cross.
Bombing and Photo Reconnaissance Missions
There are two bridges and two artillery positions on each side, which have to be destroyed by a 2-
Seater aircraft carrying bombs. At each artillery position there are two batteries each consisting of four
guns that have to be destroyed completely.
A destroyed bridge or artillery position will be marked on the map by a cross. After a bridge or an artillery position was destroyed it is subject to an additional Photo-Reconnaissance mission. These missions can be flown from each 2-Seater aircraft that is carrying a photo camera.
There is a minimum altitude of 1500m / 5000ft for a successful mission. After taking five photos of the Photo
Reconnaissance area the aircraft have to carry them back to any active friendly aerodrome.
This means a maximum of 51 mission points for each side.
Additionally each confirmed kill of an enemy airplane will add one
point to the total score.
A confirmed kill will be considered as a kill that is stated in the server statistics. In case, that
server statistics are temporary offline, maybe a kill will not count. This will reflect the fact of several unconfirmed kills of
pilots, like Max Immelmann, during the Great War.
Photo reconnaissance - 2pts each (4 total)
Balloon busting - 2pts each (6 total)
Bridge bombing - 2pts each (4 total)
Photo reconnaissance of destroyed bridge - 3pts each (6 total)
Artillery position bombing - 2pts each (4 total)
Photo reconnaissance of destroyed artillery position - 3pts each (6 total)
Train attack - 3pts each (6 total)
Convoy attack (5 vehicles per Convoy) - 5pts each (15 total)
Fuel loads are unlocked, ***Note: the Airco DH2 fighter and has 3hr 15min of fuel at 100%, so 33% will get you at least an hour of flight time and a good bit more manuverability***
Good luck all pilots and observers!