In honor of the 100th anniversary of the start of the historical Bloody April - 1917 and since we are observing an Easter truce in Jasta5's official campaign, we will be
featuring the Syndicate Vintage Mission: Battle of Vimy Ridge, (Bloody April Revisited) April 10, 1917 on the Vintage Mission Server.
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.
Mission Start: Saturday April 15, 18:00 GMT
Weather report: Heavy clouds at 1500 m, poor visibility. Wind 5 m/s from the West
***NOTE!***: This is a subtitle based mission, therefore neither side will know what the other is up to and therefore no one can cap any specific target. New
mission orders are issued every 40 minutes, however that DOES NOT mean you only have 40 min to complete the objective. If you are flying a mission objective and new
orders are issued, it only means the new orders are ALSO in effect. The orders you are flying at the time still apply. Stated differently, each order subtitle that
issues every 40 min simply activates another target/objective in addition to the previously issued one. Once orders have been given, that objective is able to be
accomplished for the duration of the mission.
Mission objectives: Both sides will be given new orders in 40 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
Orders will be repeated every minute 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).Instructions 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!
All are welcome, no offical rules or points, lets just pack the server, group up, wing up and have some good fights and good times!.
Gentlemen, as we fly and fight, let us also remember for a moment, and attempt to appreciate the experience and service the pilots, mechanics, observers, ground crew, and all the soldiers rendered during the Great War, a century ago.
Good luck gentlemen!