Greetings gentlemen, apologies for there being no Vintage Mission up last Sunday. Real life got in the way, and I lost my internet connection for the day.
This week will bring us to the Spring Offensive or Die Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle) of March 1918.
Die Kaiserschlacht- March 1918
March 29, 1918
Location: Front lines between Bapaume and Marchelepot, north of the Somme.
Historical Background: The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914. The Germans had realised that their only remaining chance of victory was to defeat the Allies before the overwhelming human and matériel resources of the United States could be fully deployed. They also had the temporary advantage in numbers afforded by the nearly 50 divisions freed by the Russian surrender (the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk).
Mission objectives: -Each side will have 6 primary targets to destroy, indicated by a flag on the map. Before a target becomes active, it has to be reconnoitered by making 10 photographs. The flag will then turn red. When a primary target has been destroyed, the flag will be removed from the map. Secundary targets are any vehicle, trains or tanks and balloons in enemy territory.
When 2 (more) enemy targets are destroyed, new airfields will be activated with different plane types.
-For photo recon missions only the designated planes "Recon" can trigger the photo sequence!
-Photo recons need to land safely at an active base to complete their mission!
Winning conditions: Complete all six objectives first.
Weather report: Clear skies. Wind 3-4 m/s, from the North.