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Bloody April X - Flying Circus Edition

Bloody April X Campaign - Flying Circus Edition - Register Today!  

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  1. 1. Do you plan on flying in this years event?

    • Yes! Enlist me today!
    • I won't be flying but I'll buy war bonds from the home front.
  2. 2. What side do you prefer to fly? (side assignements cannot be guaranteed although we try to meet everyones preferences; historical units will be kept together)

    • No preference - put me where you need me.
    • Entente
    • Central


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Notice to Pilots

 

March 29 - Draft Rules

BAXRules.zip

 

Posted on Bloody April Campaign/Jasta 5 Forum 

 

March 28 -  1730-2330 GMT Game and Discord server tests.  For the "server test" mission, we would greatly appreciate it if everyone would use the Flugpark Discord server so we can test it as well.  Not sure how many people are limited on Discord servers.  Everyone fly on whichever side you or your friends are on below or feel free to choose.

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

 

March 21 - Preliminary Pilot Assignments (approximately 40 per side)

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March 18 - If you have not yet registered via the poll above, do so today!

 

Announcement! Achtung! Attention!

 

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Flying & Fighting 

Fame or Flame? 

Bloody April X – Flying Circus Edition

March 28 – May 2, 2020 

February 22, 2020 - For immediate release - please forward this message to your fellow pilots and link this thread in your forums. 

 

Jasta 5/Schusta 27b is proud to present the WWI Flying Circus community with this year's Bloody April Campaign in Flying Circus!   The campaign is based on the Arras Offensive of late March and April 1917.
 
The inaugural Bloody April campaign in 2011 was critically acclaimed as the first world-wide Rise of Flight campaign and since then thousands of flight hours have been logged in what became the RoF communities' premiere world-wide annual multiplayer campaign. Depending on the calendar, the campaign runs each year on Saturdays beginning late March- and going through late April or early May.
 

Official Event Schedule of Events  

March 28 - Server Stress Test/Practice Mission – 1730-2330 GMT 

March 29-April 3 – Practice Missions on the Flugpark 

April 4– Hostilities Commence - Dawn Mission/Afternoon Mission 

April 11 – Easter Truce – No Missions  

April 18 – Hostilities Continue – Dusk Mission/Dawn Mission 

April 25 – Hostilities Continue – Afternoon Mission/Dusk Mission 

May 2 – Hostilities Conclude – Dawn Mission/ Afternoon Mission 

May 3 - Final Results, Awards and Recognition


Campaign History: 
Conceived during the Red Baron 3D days in 2006 by J5_Paul Bäumer and brought to life in Rise of Flight through collaborations with talented Jasta 5 mission builders such as J5_Rumey and J5_Matthias and several talented community members over the years.  
 
Prior Campaign Victories: 
2011 - Entente victorious on the last mission of the last day after 12 missions flown over four weekends! 
2012 - Tie after over 1,000 flight hours were logged!  
2013 - Entente   
2014 - Central won in a decisive battle.  
2015 - Entente  
2016 - Central  
2017 - Red Team  
2018 - Blue Team 
2019 - Indecisive 
2020 - ???  Event Moved to Flying Circus

Campaign Developments: 
Following in the footsteps of the ground breaking innovative events of previous years, this year's event continues to push the envelope of the currently available planes, features and community mission design in Flying Circus for maximum realism and immersion.  The campaign is a objective focused event. While it is historically based, it cannot be a true historical reenactment.  It will be immersive but not at the expense of enjoyment while continuing its ground-breaking tradition of mission building realism over The Front!  
 
Overview: each week there will be 2 three-hour missions conducted Saturdays at 1730-2030 GMT and 2030-2330 GMT. Using the Flying Circus Flugpark server, there will be plenty of room for everyone to fly in the premiere inaugural Flying Circus Bloody April event!  Draft rules will be posted on this thread!  Block out your flying calendars and start checking your equipment and register in the survey above today! 
 
Updated Rules: Will be posted at a later date updated to reflect the Flying Circus environment.  We anticipate only minor changes from prior years events. 
 
Plane Pipeline: Albatross DVa & Halberstadt CLII vs. Se5a & Bristol II (its all we really have available from the time period) but represents a great match up for both sides!

 

Please participate in the survey above to register your participation and indicate what team you prefer to fly on.  We will make every attempt to accommodate side requests but pilot team assignment preferences cannot be guaranteed.  Historical units will fly on the same side assigned to their unit.

 

 

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Every year I think "I will do this again", and then real life somehow gets in the way😒, but this year...

 

For those new to the concept, this event is highly recommended (as, of course, are the other events)   If you can set aside some time and are prepared to interact with fellow Circus-goers, this is a fantastic way to experience RoF FC.

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I think offensives of April 1918 are much more representable in FC than April 1917. We had a Nivelle Offensive for BA5, we could do the Kaiserschlacht for BA 10!

D.Va vs S.E.5 is an interesting matchup, though.

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1 hour ago, J2_Trupobaw said:

D.Va vs S.E.5 is an interesting matchup, though.


Yes, it should be very much so.

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5 hours ago, J2_Trupobaw said:


D.Va vs S.E.5 is an interesting matchup, though.

Dolphin instead of SeVa, would give a more even balance of the parties (applicable to our game) However, the ubiquitous "historical justice" could suffer in this option 😉 At the same time, D7f against Spad would be so boring that I would most likely miss this event  .

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LOL I'm the only one who voted "I won't be flying but I'll buy war bonds from the home front." 🤣

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Yes, BA is an event that exists almost like a separate BRAND in the RoF world (previously). Planewise it can be only a fantasy BA in fact now, with the current FC planeset, let's be honest.

 

Kaiserschlacht sounds reasonable for FC.

 

S!

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4 hours ago, 1PL-Sahaj-1Esk said:

Yes, BA is an event that exists almost like a separate BRAND in the RoF world (previously). Planewise it can be only a fantasy BA in fact now, with the current FC planeset, let's be honest.

 

Kaiserschlacht sounds reasonable for FC.

 

S!

Agree...S!

 

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Please make sure that your squad mates register via the poll. 

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23 minutes ago, J5_Baeumer said:

Please make sure that your squad mates register via the poll. 

WILCO!

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S! J5_Baeumer and all J5 pilots...
Thanks again for a great event... and now with FC!
I will be happy to see all pilots that made this event a great WW1 ROF/FC event!
 

Cheers mate,
Gen ;)

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11 hours ago, J2_Oelmann said:

In. Registration process is a bit easier this time? Struggled a bit the last times.

 

You tell us....looks like you are already registered via the survey above!  How's that for ease?

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9 hours ago, J5_Baeumer said:

 

You tell us....looks like you are already registered via the survey above!  How's that for ease?

Awesome. Thats awesome!

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On 2/26/2020 at 12:38 AM, J5_Baeumer said:

Please make sure that your squad mates register via the poll. 

 

And don't forget your shine boxes.

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If there will be a spot for me between 2030 and 2330 GMT, I'm definitely in.

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We will continue the practice started with this year's FC Black September to post updates on the FC forum.   The J5 forums will still have private forum area for private planning etc by each team as in years past.

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Notice to Pilots posted at top of thread.  

Bloody April Sneek Peak and Server test Saturday.

If you have not yet registered for the campaign, do so today via the poll at top of this thread

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Does dusk mission mean night time mission?

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No - it means Dusk mission ;)

I imagine the map will roll before nightfall proper...

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No56_Waggaz, 56RAF_Talisman, and I would like to fly as one team for this event (don't mind that our squadron tags are all slightly varied 🙂), most preferably as a S.E.5a unit.

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See Notice to Participants in first thread - preliminary pilot assignments

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When do you anticipate the rulebook / description / manual will be released? 

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Sorry guys, missed the register poll. Would love to participate. Any place I can. Thanks S!

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If they can't register via the poll at the top of the thread that has been up for a month, have them post to this thread.

 

I tried to extend the poll but as of yet it has not seemed to work.

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Hello

           I want to advise you that I will wing up in the event with the No.56 sqn. I will use Richard Tihel Leighton's Se5a B'514, red and yellow tail.

Can't wait to participate!

S!

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