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S! All

The war continues!

 

For this FiF we will stay with RoF.

 

This FiF will be on the Tarnopol map and have a full 16 objectives. It will use the very early plane set. Yes, the S-16, S-22and Russian N-17 will be included.  The order of secondary objectives has changed from the last FiF.  

 

Because the map is covered in trees and mountains, there is a special consideration for the Entente. For the General Capture mission, you do not need to land to capture the General. You just fly over him and you will get the capture message. A few seconds later you will get  the area to search message that leads to the secondary objective "Tanks at a Factory".

 

There are only 2 bases for each team. If you have a lot of players at a base, please have the first ten players pull forward a couple plane lengths so others can spawn in. Otherwise you might loose planes as people try to spawn in but the spawn in slots are full.

 

New feature: In the past there has been only one Front Line Recon area. You will now see two areas on the map. They are both active. You can do either one to complete the mission. You do not need to do both. This will help create a little more fog of war. The enemy will not know which one you are doing. If you get interrupted on one you can go do the other one instead. Or you can do both at the same time and the one that gets back first completes the mission.

 

The practice mission is running on the JG1 Server. Mission start time is 11:00 am and runs for two hours. If you get on and there is not enough time to do a mission, you can kill the balloon at the two seater base to restart the mission. Each team has an Air start base  in enemy territory. This is to save time while practicing. It is highly recommended that if you are going to do the special 2 seater missions that you practice them a few times. 

 

There will be a dry run 23 January at the usual time-  2:pm Eastern North American. Remember the server comes up 15 minutes early so people can get in and make sure they have the proper load out.

 

Hostilities begin on 30, January.

 

At this point, the teams remain the same. People that have registered are still registered. We will be looking at the number of players and new sign-ups to make sure the teams stay balanced.

 

We are still in the process of finalizing a few things and will post more details as they become available.

 

For info please visit the JG1 forums. There you will find a registration section and a tournament info section. The info section will have maps, plane sets and objectives. Please review the objectives as there are more than last time and the order of secondary objectives have changed.

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1 hour ago, Stab/JG1_Klaiber said:

S! All,

 

Registration is now open for the FIF 2021 Winter Campaign: https://forum.jg1.org/topic/8555-fif-2021-winter-campaign-registration-rof/

 

Please make sure to register, or have your squadron representative mass-register your squadron's pilots. Thanks!

 

 

S!  All

 

Just a brief clarification.

 

This is not re-registering on the forums. This is a sign in for the event. We just want to know the number of people that want to participate so that we can make sure the teams are as even as possible. 

 

For new people that register, it may be a few days until you are assigned a team.     Thank you.

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Dry Run is this Saturday at 2:00 pm Eastern North American time. Server comes up 15 minutes earlier so people can load in. This will not be Dead is Dead. We want people to experience and explore as much as possible.

 

If you are going to do special 2 seater missions, please review the requirements for the mission. You must have a plane with the proper name. Arty spot has altitude restrictions - above 750 m and below 1250 meters. If you do photo recon, be sure you have the photo load out and you see the camera icon when you spawn in.

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Just a reminder.

 

We only have two active air basses on each side. People that spawn in first will need to move  a few plane lengths forward to let others spawn in. Other wise you could loose planes if people try to spawn and there is no room in the lineup.

 

 

The Gotha and S-22 are air start. Please do not spawn in until someone on coms lets you know the flare has fired.

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I was worried that the Winter textures would make navigating too difficult. Well, It looks like people had no problem. The winter textures looked nice. Next year we will use winter textures as well. I was impressed with winter textures on the prison.

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S! All

 

 

Saturday is session two. Blue is still Central and Red is Entente.

 

Good luck to All.

 

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Getting ready for session three.

 

We will be switching sides. Blue team will fly Entente and Red team will fly Central.

 

Good luck !

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Congrats to Blue Team for their Phase A Victory! 

Well done.

 

For Phase B We advance the plane set and swap back to Blue team Central, Red team Entente.

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Ready to start Phase B.  Plane set has been updated. A minor change from the original set. The S-22 has been dropped and replaced by the HP-400.

 

Blue team is Central and Red team is Entente.

 

Please remember that NO weapons mods are allowed. 

 

Plane mods such as wing cut outs are allowed.

 

Many thanks to 1PL-Husar_1Esk for the suggestion that changing the forest distance from "Maximum" to "Very Far" to eliminate the forest from flashing in and out.

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Update:

 

The HP 400  is an air spawn at 3000 m.  Maximum fuel load is 20%.  More fuel than that and the plane is unstable.

 

The Gotha  is an air spawn at 3000 m.  Maximum fuel load is 30%.  More fuel than that and the plane is unstable.

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Update on Phase B session 2.  

 

Rule :

"The bombing of Icon targets may only be performed by two-seater aircraft that have been designated as a "bomber". Bombers may drop ordinance on any ground target. This includes factories, shops, bridges, ships, supply convoys, supply trains and special airfields to attack."

 

Red team used an arty spot plane and not a bomber to bomb the factory. The factory mission has been removed from Red team score.

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We are heading into the final two sessions. We will be switching sides. Blue team will be Entente and red team will be Central.

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This week is the final session for this series. 

 

 Due to time changes it will be run on Daylight Time - 2PM EDT / 6PM UTC.

 

Good luck to all.

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The FIF 2021 "Winter Campaign" has officially come to an end!

 

Congratulations to both the Blue Team and the Red Team on their outstanding performances!

 

After 8-weeks of heavy fighting in the skies over Kolomyya, the Blue Team has emerged victorious, winning both Phase A and Phase B!

 

This campaign was extremely exciting, with many great battles.  The early warbirds definitely seemed to add to the challenge, and it was fantastic to see formations of Sikorsky S-22's creep across the front-lines like lumbering titans.

 

Flanders In Flames will return after a very short break!  Over the next few months, we will be time travelling about 30 years into the future, offering the greater simming community an IL-2-based dead-is-dead tournament for the Second World War called Tanks In Flames.  We hope to see you all there!

 

Thanks again to everyone who made this Flanders event successful.  Let us lift our glasses filled with our favorite libations and toast our virtual opponents.  Prost!  Salut!

 

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German officers of Flieger Abteilung 280 have a party at a house where they are stationed near the Western Front, in this 1918 handout picture.
 
To celebrate the conclusion of the Winter Campaign, here is the FIF campaign ribbon.

 

Blue for the Blue Team.  Red for the Red Team.  Yellow just because.

 

Large version:

 

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Small version:

 

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And as always, thank you to every pilot who flew!

 

Without your continued support, this tournament would not be able to function!

 

The scores for Session B4 are available on the FIF forums: https://forum.jg1.org/topic/8796-fif-2021-winter-campaign-session-b4-saturday-20-march-2021/

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