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Campaign 61 - Allied victory
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Report for duty to this first-person, online action game where players choose to fight alongsid and against thousands of other players on the battlefields of western europe. Grab a rifle and experience heart-stopping infantry action or choose to advance your skills in one of dozens of accurately modeled combat vehicles, naval vessels or aircraft. Succeed and help the cause of the Allied or Axis forces. Fail and watch your side get pushed back and struggle for a foothold. Features the armies, vehicles, weapons and equipment found on the battlefields of Western lEurope 1939-1942.


War over! Allies win at Ratinger!

(FTF) When the 1st Armour Brigade and Special Air Service from the 1st Infantry Division, BEF along with 101 r Escadron de Reconnaissance, FAF moved into the captured town of Ratinger after a long hard fight with the remains of 2. Panzerdivision, Allied vitory was declared.
Heavy fighting continued in Essen and Duisburg as the last Kampfgruppes of 2. and 4. Panzerdivisions called for a last stand.
Commander in Chief of the Allies GreatOne took a few seconds from his work with finishing his moves around Ratinger:
FTF: " So how does it feel, finishing your term with a win?"
GreatOne: " Not bad I suppose. No, it feels awesome now that I get to retire and enjoy myself once again. I'd like to thank all the players for a great campaign!"

Allies hold 93% of the terrain

As the battle for Milsbeek reached it's peak, deep inside Germany, reports reached the soldiers that the british and french forces now holds 93% of the battlefield of the western Europe.


91st Sturmbattalion on patrol

Feldwebel Acegacek, 91st Sturmbattalion: " Two FW190's lift from Theux Airfield in Verviers to patrol the sector between Havelenge and Wellin. Both Sgt Maj Acegacek and Sgt Maj Signasty started Boom and Zooming enemy planes over Havelenge. Soon after enemy aircraft presence disappeared and we took a few minutes to cool engines and get altitude. While flying over Havelenge, we came across a 109 pilot fighting with a Spitfire and show up as insurance for the 109 pilot, Capt Hopper57. The Spitfire came crashing down shortly after a chase that took us to Andenne, where the Spitfire's life ended. We took the time to gain altitude and speed before coming back to Havelenge. When we got back, three more bogey's came up. A Hurricane IIb and two Spitfire V's came into range. A 3v3 dogfight ensued but the Luftwaffe pilots had a speed and altitude advantage. Sgt Maj Acegacek took out the first spitfire and he went flaming to the ground. Shortly after the second Spitfire came crashing down thanks to Capt Hopper57 . With only the Hurricane pilot remaining on the deck, all three of us start toying with him before Sgt Maj Signasty ended is torment. Three RAF planes went down in less than five minutes due to superior German tactics and teamwork.After staying above Havelenge and Ciney for 30 minutes, we head to Wellin to secure the area. Shortly after arrival, enemy aircraft presence deceased. The 190's now, after a long sortie, had to work their way back to Betrix for fuel. On the way, Sgt Maj Acegacek got word of a Hawk 87-b3 harrasing ground troops outside Sedan. Making a solo flight to Sedan, the Hawk was sighted quickly due to his non stop strafing of ground targets. With both speed and altitude advantage, the FW190 toyed with the Hawk pilot, who was hugging his beloved AAA at Sedan. Shortly after the Hawk left his AAA protection, the 190 pounced and set the Hawk on fire. It was time to return to base after cannon ammo and fuel nearing empty.All three pilots returned to base with little to no damage.!S to all three pilots of the 91st Luftwaffe Squadron. Feldwebel Acegacek-3 Kills, RTB, Feldwebel Signasty-1 Kill, RTB, HAuptmann Hopper57-2 Kills, RTB."
Started Oct 19, 2009 in a Fw 190A4 from Verviers. Ended with 3 kills and 0 captures.
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The taking of a forward base

Oberfeldwebel Khitan: " Tonight we were on an op to blow up a forward base that was being used to support an attack on one of our towns. We worked as a tight unit, all orders coming directly from the on-side commander. We had three sappers and a 50mm AT gun, just barely enough to do the job. I was manning the AT gun, and it got a little hairy. The gun was hidden in some tall bushes, and several tanks came very close to me, one was as close as 15 meters as it passed me driving down the road. In all cases I was ordered to let the tank pass. If they knew we were there we would have blown the mission.We waited for night to fall, then moved into position. The sappers approached the target while I maneuvered to have a good shot on their base.As they started to lay charges an enemy soldier appeared, and killed one of our team. He had already spend his explosives, so we were still good to go. All we needed was four more charges to blow the base. One of the team got a bead on the enemy soldier and took him out. Suddenly it was a race of time. A tank appeared in the base. But it was too late. Our commander was laying that last four charges on the base, and it blew sky high.Victory was ours :)"
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Meanwhile southeast of Chimay

Recruit Ocidean, RAF reports from the skies: " Took off from Cambrai AF and started my ascent to approx 2500m high. On my way to my target (Chimay SAB veh spawn) I encountered a 109 at around 3500m up. Diving on me I climbed while spinning my hurricane, the 09 let off a short burst that sailed below me. the 09 however did not climb back up but circled to the right, with my slightly higher elevation i decided to try turn into the 09. it worked and soon I was on his 6 as both of us did a descending spiral. I was however about 300-500m behind him, that with the fact both of us where turning to our best ability made me hesitant on using my 360 cannon rounds as I thought it a waist(I did manage to shoot off 16 cannon rounds when i was in a more favourable position in the downward spiral). eventually I lost sight of the 09 below me somewhere. I looked to my sides, above me, my 6 and slewed my plane to look below me. I could find him, I concluded that he probably despawned. So I started to climb and head yet again towards my target. After about a minute I checked the map and noticed a Yellow square on me so i looked around, on checking my right side of my 6 (5+3) I saw a gray 09 about 50m away flying parallel (slightly to the right) with me. I almost panicked but noticed he wasn?t exactly going for me, so I pulled right and up on the stick and saw him do the same in sync. He then passed overhead and into the front of me till he was about 100m ahead of me and waived his plane left and right (I must admit I was tempted to shoot at him for some points towards my rank). We then flew our separate ways. me to chimay and him SE'ish. finally coming to my target at about 2000m (and seeing 1 09's on the deck and one grey @ 1000m). I turned my plane upside down and pulled back on the stick till I was at a decent degrees, dropping my bombs at around 600-800m and just managing to pull out of the dive while blacked out. Once I recovered I checked around me and tried latching onto the 09's 6 as we passed each other (the grey was a 09 which was still above me). We passed each other again only this time getting in a short burst each, not sure if mine hit but I heard a few pings on my hurr. I turned in to the 09 and ended up on his 6, but he was further than 1k out so I decided to look for the other 09. failing to find him until I had a burst on me that injured my pilot. fighting to control the plane to try ditch on the ground, his second burst took off my left wing. I spun out and crashed.
Anyway good fight solo, maybe next time ill be a little more trigger happy
Started Oct 08, 2009 in a Hurricane MkIIc from Cambrai. Ended with 1 kill and 0 captures.
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Tanking teamwork works

Lieutenant Firefly7 reports: " I spawned a sherman M4 from the Ronse-Brakel Fb, and proceeded to roll towards the town of Brakel (Allied defense then Axis capped after battle. I figured there would still be some leftover enemy tanks that were heading towards our FB after their victory, but as i got closer, the terrain got interesting and i realized this would be a really fun place for a tank battle.

Then i get a PM from Plectii, who was another sherm in the area. We were both laying low for a while, and he kept relaying me info about anything coming out of the town or anything that was around us, as i did for him. After an opel or two, and killing a couple ei, he reported a panzer was closing in on us. A stuart had gone up the hill that i was underneath, as i figured it would be a good ambush point. After a little bit, I started getting pounded by something to my right. I never saw what it was until it stopped firing, as neither of us could kill each other for 20 seconds of firing. I finally recognized it as a pz4g, and it despawned. After a while of changing positions, i killed a stug that plectii had reported, and was engaged with it. Throughout this sortie we were both letting each other know what the hell was going on, and he saved my life a few times, reporting a sapper in the area :)

After a while, plectii reported a tiger, and eventually we realized that we had been fairly well exposed. A sapper and the tiger eventually got plectii, and i almost got killed by a sapper after i saw him over a small ridge close near me. After killing a couple opels, i was finally caught off guard shooting one of the opels and got sapped out of my mind, by Tootalll, who caught me at the exact right moment for him hehe :)

It was really fun though, working as a team with even one other player, so i hope to do this more with squadies and people who happen to be in the area in the future :)"
Started Oct 06, 2009 in a Sherman M4a2 from Ronse. Ended with 8 kills and 0 captures.
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Breaking out at Oudenaarde

Oberfeldwebel Bodies reported from the frontline: " The cheeky French had set up a precamp on the East side of Oudenaarde. I snook out of town up the bushes, French SMGs were nearly tripping over me. I held fire. Made it to the Hill top and there was a neat line of 3inch M5 ATGS and a Bofors pulverising our AB. Decided nades were the best way to deal with them. Energy up, I rushed out, dropping nades at the feet of them one by one. Luckily the bofors was looking skyward as I dumped one on him too. Not looking back I made it to a bushline and what do you know - 3 more M5s appear. I dump the remainder of my nades on them and gun the last two. Can't remember killing a SMG but a hidden Bofors, gunned by Poobin, smote me good.
They got the town in the end - had lots more stuff in place."
Started Sep 29, 2009 in a German SMG from Oudenaarde. Ended with 8 kills and 0 captures.
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After Action Reports

Jun 30 12:41 A-20 uses ground Intel Sgt Usaf77 (UK/AF)
Jun 30 03:50 Ballsukin Sgt Kauhu88 (DE/NV)
Jun 29 01:51 death from above!! Maj Fox403 (UK/AR)
Jun 28 16:44 Defence of Grobbendonk, 28/06 Lt Lowe (UK/AR)
Jun 27 19:50 Prum ZOC Corp Reptard (UK/AR)
Jun 27 15:34 Liberation of Losheim Capt Weiker (DE/AR)
Jun 26 21:01 111 bombs now even kill? Corp Kauhu88 (DE/AF)
Jun 23 01:55 Bombs away! Lnc Corp Welly (UK/AF)
Jun 22 18:54 7 down, 493 to go... Lt Col Madplan0 (DE/AR)
Jun 22 01:14 Jarny Combat Air Patrol -- Jun... Maj Infinity (UK/AF)
Jun 20 12:59 jackpot Sgt Maj Karas (FR/AR)
Jun 19 11:50 Knife Kill on LMG Maj Speed68 (UK/AR)
Jun 19 11:26 Big win... untimate battle 2nd Lt Bzrdbird (DE/AR)
Jun 18 04:46 Allied infantry push for St. T... Capt Rampski (DE/AR)
Jun 15 08:37 Woo rammed Sgt Vanowen (DE/AF)
Jun 14 22:15 Pot Shots Pvt Channelcat (FR/AR)
Jun 14 19:44 The Battling Bastards of Bouil... QM Sgt Rabidx (DE/AR)

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