Welcome to the Flanders in Flames 2019: Winter Campaign!
You unlock this door with the key of imagination.
Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the FIF Zone.
Incident 18 nautical miles north east of Calais. On the south eastern shores of England. Time: 1916. War spits out its violence overhead and the mud-filled graveyard of the trenches, pushed into new lands, reaches forth to swallow it up.
Before you are the faces of the young men who fight. As if some omniscient painter had mixed a tube of oils that were at one time earth brown, dust gray, blood red, beard black, and fear - yellow white, and these men are the models. For this is the province of combat and these are the faces of war.
From William Shakespeare, Richard the Third, a small excerpt. The line reads, 'He has come to open the purple testament of bleeding war.' And for the unknown pilots of the R.A.F. and the German Luftstreitkräfte, the testament is closed. These unsung faces of conflict have found the FIF Zone.
. . .
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: