Welcome to the Flanders in Flames 2018: Fall Campaign!
2018 is a special year.
Firstly, it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Secondly, with the announcement of Flying Circus - Volume I by Jason Williams and the IL-2 Sturmovik Team, 2018 could possibility the last year of Rise of Flight as we know it. Thus, the coordinators behind FIF think it would be really great if we could do a "Best of FIF", and get everyone in the remembering spirit.
For our 2018 Winter Campaign, we looked to the campaigns of the past. Specifically FIF XXIIa and XXIIb, which took place from 12 September 2015 to 4 November 2015.
For our 2018 Spring Campaign, we looked to the campaigns of the future. Specifically, what Flying Circus will bring the community.
For our 2018 Fall Campaign, we figured we do something complete different, using an area of the Tarnopol we've never used before! Butzzell has dubbed this campaign "Mountain Madness".
Looking forward to flying with you all!
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The twins are back!
Sgt. Waldo - Royal Flying Corps
Sgt. Otto - Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte
While infamous as lousy rear gunners (that usually shoot their own plane before they can hit an enemy), both Waldo and Otto are back as the lousy observers that tell you what they saw after you land.
If Waldo or Otto see anything suspicious, and if they can remember where it was, they will run up to you after you land to give you the details.
Occasionally after finishing an artillery spotting mission, Waldo or Otto may tap you on your shoulder to point out something.
While not the best observers, they are all we have.
When Waldo or Otto localize a target, they will give the sector letter and then a number pad specifier. The number pad is the same as a computer number pad with '1' in the bottom left, '5' in the center and '9' in the top right.
Most secondary targets will be at a village or named target to help with localization.
"You spotted an armored column at Faversham, Sector S. 8."
Looking at the map, you find Sector S:
You then overlay the number pad onto Sector S, and find Faversham in S. 8: