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Armistice Day Memorial - Eagle of Lille Tournament - 10th of November 2019 - 1600GMT

 

Greetings gentlemen! 

 

This will most likely be the final Vintage Mission on ROF on the Cuban Syndicate VM server.   It's been a great couple of years!   Flying Circus seems to really have some momentum behind it now that we have a map and all signs point to some exciting times for our sim community!  Thanks to all who flew with us all those Sundays!

 

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 1600GMT and concludes with a tally of scores acquired by each side during the event.  We will most likely fly for awhile and all wind up on Flying Circus :)

 

 

 

Mission Details:

 

 

Map
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.


Observation
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.


AAA
There is anti-aircraft artillery deployed near the frontline and at each airfield and target.


Objectives


Balloons

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.

Trains

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.


Convoys
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.


Scoring

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!

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Unfortunately I will be out of town next weekend and unable to attend.  Would like to say thank you,  Cuban, for stepping in and filling a gap.... bridging the gap actually .... between RoF and Flying Circus.  Without you and Steve F's efforts, this WWI flight community may very well have looked much different (not in a good way) without your dedication, humor and support to the community keeping us coming back together each week after RoF development shut down and FC work began.  We owe you a debt of gratitude.  S!

 

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If the mission is still running when I get home from Church, I will be there. I hope I am not to late as it will be a remarkable event for sure.

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Cool, will inform my squad mates about this. Thanks for running the server!

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On 11/3/2019 at 11:54 PM, J5_Baeumer said:

Unfortunately I will be out of town next weekend and unable to attend.  Would like to say thank you,  Cuban, for stepping in and filling a gap.... bridging the gap actually .... between RoF and Flying Circus.  Without you and Steve F's efforts, this WWI flight community may very well have looked much different (not in a good way) without your dedication, humor and support to the community keeping us coming back together each week after RoF development shut down and FC work began.  We owe you a debt of gratitude.  S!

 

 

 

You're most welcome Baeumer and thank you very much for the kind words! In the end, it was always a labor of love for both Steve and myself.  Huge thanks in return for Jasta 5's participation in our VM's, the absolutely amazing Black September and Bloody April events, to Syndicate Sqn for making the vintage missions available to the public, and to all the pilots and observers who have shown up to fly with us.  Looking forward to some exciting times for our sim community, feels good to see the old names coming back S! :)

 

On 11/4/2019 at 10:29 AM, SYN_Vander said:

Cool, will inform my squad mates about this. Thanks for running the server!

 

 

Thanks for creating them in the first place and for letting us run them Vander! There's truly some solid ROF gold in some of those maps!  Looking forward to Sunday S!

Time to wheel out the ole FE2B lol S!

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I’ll be there, if I can back from Alton Towers firework display in time. If not I’ll meet you all on FC. 😁
 

Let’s hope FC takes off. WW1 kites are my favourite.

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On 11/3/2019 at 9:45 PM, CubanCoveRunner said:

Armistice Day Memorial - Eagle of Lille Tournament - 10th of November 2019 - 1600GMT

 

Greetings gentlemen! 

 

This will most likely be the final Vintage Mission on ROF on the Cuban Syndicate VM server.   It's been a great couple of years!   Flying Circus seems to really have some momentum behind it now that we have a map and all signs point to some exciting times for our sim community!  Thanks to all who flew with us all those Sundays!

 

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It's all about timing. I wasn't going to let FC take it from me. I just figured I'd close it myself.

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I'm gonna check until 17 GMT and a few more minutes on top of that.

 

IT'S UP!!!

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We had a great time, love RoF still, hope that FC can achieve that level of WOW.

 

For the first sortie, my wing man and I took off in a decrepit FE, he didn't have the FE so flew as my gunner.  We slowly made our way to altitude over St.Marie Capel and then found a safe route to the Recce objective and flew down the rail way taking photos.  That is something I hope we get in FC, it adds to the feeling that we are accomplishing the mission.  We then flew south of Lille to try to start the next objective.  when were just about to start photographing it, we found it one of those pesky Eindekers was trying to sneak up underneath us.  We fought like a cornered weasel but just couldn't shoot him down.  We ended up force landing behind enemy lines.

 

For the subsequent sorties my wingman and I took N.11c and got our revenge, he shot down one and I shot down four of the boche, very satisfying watching J2_Bidu's undercarriage fall off and knowing that it was only a matter of waiting for him to crash.  I have yet to see that happen in FC and it really adds to the immersion.

 

Thank you for running the mission and the server.  I wish I could have flown on it more frequently over the years.

 

Cheers!

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 Great event, lots of fun , FC can't give same level of immersion as ROF can, please continue until all be ported to FC 😉

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I could not make it. Thank you for keeping the lights up for these last two years, Cuban (and Steve). 

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I could not make it as well, I hope we can fly the early birds still on RoF as FC will not cover 1916 anytime soon ...

 

S!

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On 11/10/2019 at 8:28 PM, 71st_AH_Rob_XR-R said:

We had a great time, love RoF still, hope that FC can achieve that 

For the subsequent sorties my wingman and I took N.11c and got our revenge, he shot down one and I shot down four of the boche, very satisfying watching J2_Bidu's undercarriage fall off and knowing that it was only a matter of waiting for him to crash.  I have yet to see that happen in FC and it really adds to the immersion.

 

Are you sure it was me? I flew EIII A couple times, and then Roland the rest of the evening. I died once from ground fire while attacking the train; a second time when just after bombing the bridge I attacked a returning FE flying very low, and as he blew up the debris hit me; and last death was against SYN that managed to land their FE after a chase and shot me as I dived on them.

Good fun, all!

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I thought it was you in the messages, it could have been coincidence the message that you were shot down popped up shortly after I last saw the grey EIII going down and shifted attention to the next one on my wingman tail.

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24 minutes ago, 71st_AH_Rob_XR-R said:

I thought it was you in the messages, it could have been coincidence the message that you were shot down popped up shortly after I last saw the grey EIII going down and shifted attention to the next one on my wingman tail.

Well, I did fly a grey one, but as it was Immelmann's skin on Eagle of Lille event, it could be anyone really. :)

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I flew gray green E-111 and had a good fight with someone. Not sure if that was it or not.

 

Hang.

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