Nov. 19 - Sunday Vintage Mission - ROF/Flying Circus Announc

1) Be sure to add the @jasta5.org domain to your safe senders list in your email system.

2) Register for the Jasta 5 Parser at http://stats.jasta5.org.

3) Register on this event forum. Please be sure you put "BAS_" in front of your forum user/profile name initially until your account is activated. Otherwise you may be mistaken for a webbot. Register on this forum and activate your account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email sent to you. If you do not receive the automated activation email within 10 minutes, check to see if it is in your SPAM box.

4) Before you can post on the forum, you must:

a) add yourself to the correct user group for the campaign of interest.
To add yourself to the user group go into the "User Control Panel" in the upper left corner of the forum window and select "Usergroups". Select the button next to "Black September" or "Bloody April". Look for the "Submit" button on the bottom right of the page.

b) Make "Black September" or "Bloody April" user group your default user group
To set your default group you must go back to the Usergroups page and select the user group for the campaign you are wanting to participate in and look for the "Make Default" button at the bottom left of the page.

If you don't do both of these actions (add yourself to the campaign of interest user group AND make it your default user group), you must wait to be added to the group by an administrator before you can post. Until you make a post as a member of the campaigns user group, you will not be able to see various forums and files such as the rules. You will receive an automated email when you have been added to the user group by an administrator manually. Please be patient as we must sort out spam registrations from valid ones and delete spammer posts during "open" registration. Once the event begins the spammers will be locked out. You don't need to wait if you join the user group yourself and set your "default" user group yourself as described above.

5) It is important to post on the "Pilot Check-In" thread and say hello immediately upon activating your account and joining the campaign of interest user group (and making it your default group) as described in the steps above. This confirms your forum registration is complete and that you have all the rights and privileges needed. Making a post is important since it proves that you are not a spam account and the forum will treat your account better and it will make our jobs easier managing all the accounts correctly.

Please help your teammates and others who may have trouble with the above. It does work! Most problems are user errors because pilots do not complete steps #4 and #5.
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Nov. 19 - Sunday Vintage Mission - ROF/Flying Circus Announc

Unread post by BA_cubancoverunner » 18 Nov 2017, 03:26

Salute gentlemen! We cordially invite you all to come celebrate the happy news of Rise of Flight's continued development from

Jason and the team! Years of uncertainty and doubt have been vanquished and we have much to look forward to with the

recent announcement of the Flying Circus package coming soon. This week's Sunday Vintage Mission will take us to a classic battle

in the vicinity of Roye-Montdidier, France in mid June 1918.

Historical Background: The Battle of Noyon-Montdidier, 9-13 June 1918, was the fourth of General Erich von Ludendorff’s great

offensives of the spring and summer of 1918 that came close to breaking the Allied lines on the western front, but instead

critically damaged the fighting capacity of the German army.

The first and third of those offensives (Second Battle of the Somme and Third Battle of the Aisne) had created two giant salients

in the Allied lines. The Noyon-Montdidier offensive was designed to link these two saliants. This would straighten out the line

and potentially threaten Paris. Two German armies – the Eighteenth under General Oskar von Hutier and the Seventh under General

Max von Boehn were allocated to the attack. They were opposed by two French armies – the Third under General Georges Humbert and

the Tenth under General Charles Mangin. The French also had access to American troops, who would play a part in defeating the

offensive.

The French had sufficient warning of the German attack. On 9 June the German Eighteenth Army attacked the French Third Army from

the north. Its attack was disrupted by a French counter-bombardment, but was still able to make some progress, although not on the

same scale as in the earlier offensives.

The German Seventh Army joined the offensive on 10 June, attacking the French Tenth Army from the east. This attack failed to make

any significant progress. The two armies were meant to meet at Compiègne, but only Hutier made any progress towards the

rendezvous.

On 11 June the French and Americans launched a counter attack which pushed the Germans back from their most advanced positions. On

13 June the battle came to an end. It was a clear German failure, and was a clear sign that the German army was wearing down. It

would launch one more offensive, on the Marne in mid July, but that would soon be followed by the great Allied counterattacks that

would push the German armies back towards the French border.






Roye - June 16, 1918



Mission Start: 1800GMT (map will be up before this, we will restart at 1800GMT)

Location: Front lines between Montdidier and Roye, south of the Somme.

Mission objectives: Each side will be given orders every 30 mins.

The mission objectives are photo reconaissance and bombing.

Scouts units should fly offensive patrols or provide cover for the two-seaters

-Two-seaters can take off during a 10 min window, every 15 mins.

-For photo recon missions only the designated planes can trigger the photo sequence!

Take at least 10 photos. Photo recons need to land safely at their base and hit "Finish" to complete their mission!

Winning conditions: Complete all six objectives first. Targets may be bombed either before or after they are photographed.

A triangle pointing to the left designates the target has been photographed.

A triangle pointing to the right means the target has been destroyed

Weather report: Cloud base at 1200m. Wind 2 m/s, from the north

Good luck all pilots and observers!

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