Salute gentlemen and Merry Christmas! Greetings and thanks to all who have been flying the past few Sunday Vintage Missions over on the new Cuban Syndicate Connection server. Numbers have steadily increased each weekend and performance seems stable *knocks on wood* and we have had quite a few good battles so we shall forge ahead! For those who haven't made it out yet, please come out anytime on Sunday afternoon and evening (GMT 18:00 on) and join in the fight, all are welcome! Wargrounds have graciously given us our very own teamspeak channel
This Sunday will see us in the Verdun region, September 26th, 1918 -The Meuse-Argonne Offensive-. Also called the "Battle of the Argon Forest" it was a part of the final Allied offensive of WWI that stretched along the entire western front. Both sides were using advanced airfields during the day to support the ground forces and to take out enemy balloons. Both sides have to complete 4 recon targets over enemy lines, 2 strategic, 2 trench mapping. After completetion of recons, bombers will be made ready for a specific target.
The "Syndicate Sunday Vintage Missions" were a classic set of mostly historical maps that were developed by Vander and others at Syndicate Squadron. SYN_Vander and crew very generously made these maps available to the whole community, so all credit goes to him and the other guys at Syndicate for these great missions, and all the blood, sweat and tears that must have gone into them. To me, some of these historically based maps have an almost indescribable texture and feel that really immerses one in the classic WWI flight experience.