Sunday European Campaign presents:The Battle of Britain
Two frame event, which will be played in the Special Events Arena 2 (SEA2 in game menu).
Dates: Sundays, July 8th. and 29th.
Start time: 3PM EST
No preregistration is needed, just be there 30-15 minutes before the start time to have time to get organized.
If you want to volunteer as a CO for either side and plan the operations for RAF or Luftwaffe in advance, please announce that in this thread. Any volunteer COs are highly respected
In the spring of 1940, Hitler's armies smashed
across the borders of the Netherlands and
Belgium and streamed into the northern reaches
of France. The German "Blitzkrieg" moved
swiftly to the west and the south, splitting
the British and French defenders, trapping the
British army at Dunkirk and forcing its
evacuation from continental Europe. The Germans
entered Paris on June 14 and forced France's
surrender on June 22. The British now stood
alone, awaiting Hitler's inevitable attempt
to invade and conquer their island.
Great Britain was in trouble. The soldiers rescued
from Dunkirk were exhausted by their ordeal.
Worse, most of their heavy armaments lay
abandoned and rusting on the French beaches.
After a short rest, the Germans began air
attacks in early summer designed to seize
mastery of the skies over England in preparation
for invasion. All that stood between the
British and defeat was a small force of RAF
pilots outnumbered in the air by four to one.
Day after day the Germans sent armadas of
bombers and fighters over England hoping to
lure the RAF into battle and annihilate the defenders.
Day after day the RAF scrambled their pilots
into the sky to do battle often three, four
or five times a day. Britain's air defense
bent but did not break. By September,
the Germans lost enthusiasm for the assault.
Hitler postponed and then canceled invasion
plans, turning his attention to the defeat
of Russia. In appreciation of the RAF pilots'
heroic effort, Winston Churchill declared:
"Never before in human history was so much
owed by so many to so few."
Damage carryover rule
The setup for both frames is the same.
Any damage done to RAF fields, radars etc. in this frame will carry over
to the next frame. This way the LW can for example
destroy certain key radars and create a corridor for the
Rules about lives
Everybody has two lives per frame. You loose a life
if you get anything else than "landed successfully".
That means that you will have to land successfully
at any friendly base. This gives the RAF a slight
advantage with damaged planes, since they are fighting
above friendly territory.
Each player is responsible of counting their own lives and is
expected to honor the rules and fellow players. Using more than two lives
is visible from the logs after the event.
RAF has ranged dot radar.
This means that RAF pilots can see LW planes as
dots in radar when LW is in range.
The radar range is 25 miles and is indicated by the white
circles in the clipboard map if you have the option enabled.
Base flash radius is 7 miles.
The radar is updated with 120 second intervals.
Luftwaffe wins if they have managed to disable 5 out of the 7
RAF bases listed below by the end of the frame played on Nov 21st.
Disabling a base means destroying all fighter hangars there.
RAF wins if Luftwaffe cannot achieve the above objective.
Event Designer and Host