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    Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    Hey everyone!

    Back by popular demand, we are launching "Operation MG3: Part Deux" once again. There are some small tweaks to the original, but it's essentially the same operation for those (like me) who are really aching to wreak revenge on the enemy!

    I've borrowed (OK, stolen) my screenshot from Karaya's fantastic video that he posted here from the original Operation MG3 event. I won't say who was flying the hapless Beaufighter that he dispatched into the Mediterranean, but if you watch his video you'll faintly hear Karaya commenting, "I thought Snapper was flying a Wellington....").

    I've reposted Pernix's briefing for both Blue and Red sides further below.

    Event: Operation MG3: Part Deux

    Location: ATAG Axis vs Allied Public Server ​Snapper: "I'm an idiot!!! The Tobruk map is on the TFS #3 Server..... Sorry, everyone!"

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023

    Time: 1900 GMT (that's 3 pm for us Eastern Daylight Saving guys )

    Many thanks once again to Pernix and his squad for creating this event and allowing us to run again!

    Hope to see everyone there!!

    Snapper




    [Army Blue]
    <Name>
    AXIS-Operation MG3
    <Description>
    AXIS BRIEFING
    12-August-1942 8.00 AM
    Weather Conditions : Clear. South wind 4m/s.
    Tobruk radio signal 302 Mhz


    In the eastern Mediterranean, the MG 3 decoy operation began in August, while the convoy to Malta MW12 was being prepared. The Royal Navy had the intention of distracting the Italian-German air and naval forces from the western Mediterranean. The Allies put in place a convoy with four merchant ships and 19 war ships, which sailed from Port Said after sunset on August 10th, and joined the convoy the morning of August 11th, sailing west to about the longitude of Tobruk, then turned back. The German submarine U-83, after communicating the convoy's position, silently followed it, requesting the intervention of the Axis air force from Libya and the Aegean. Although not falling for the trap, the Axis powers attacked the convoy off the coast of Crete, causing severe losses.


    On land, the British began to deploy a small group of commandos to the north of Bardia, in order to disrupt the Italian-German rear, occupying an airport and advancing towards Gambut.


    Your goal will be to contain and if possible, destroy these two initiatives.


    Departure Airports:


    Tobruk N°1: Mainly Italian Royal Air Force.


    Gambut N°2: Mainly German Luftwaffe.


    Strategic mission objective: Support bombing waves and contribute to destroying the MG3 Allied naval convoy. Position at the beginning of the mission I17-5.


    Tactical objective: Destroy the concentration of English troops advancing towards Gambut. Position L1-4.


    P.S. It seems that some ships are damaged, slowing down the convoy.
    Be careful when using the airports around Gambut, the troops in retreat have mined the runways.
    Good luck!
    Long live the Axis!
    Mission created by Pernix
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    ALLIED-Operation MG3
    <Description>
    Allied Briefing
    12-August-1942 8.00 AM
    Weather Conditions : Clear. South wind 4m/s.
    Tobruk radio signal 302 Mhz


    In the Eastern Mediterranean, the MG 3 operation had begun in August, while the convoy for Malta MW12 was being prepared. The Royal Navy intended to distract the Italian-German naval and air forces from the western part of the Mediterranean. The allies put in place a convoy with four merchant ships and 19 war ships, which sailed from Port Said after sunset on August 10th, and joined the convoy the morning of August 11th, sailing westward until about the longitude of Tobruk, and then returning. The Axis air force intervened, trying to sink as many ships as possible, effectively countered by our Alexandria fighter aircraft.


    On land, various commando landing actions were attempted, one of which was particularly successful in the north of Bardia, this served to disrupt the Italian-German rear, occupying an airport, and advancing decisively towards Gambut.


    Your goal will be to contain the waves of Italian and German bombers towards our MG3 convoy.


    Departures in Flight:


    4000 East: Mainly Bombers.


    3000 Southeast A: Mainly Fighters.


    2000 Southeast B: Fighters-Bombers.


    =STRATEGIC MISSION OBJECTIVE: Attack the waves of Bombers, and destroy the Italian Warships sent against our Naval Convoy MG3. Position at the beginning of the mission I17-5.
    =TACTICAL OBJECTIVE: Destroy the small coastal naval convoy located near Tobruk. Position E3-7.
    p.s. Unfortunately, some ships of the convoy are damaged and slowing down our convoy that is sailing towards East. The Gambut airports are a secondary objective to intervene.


    Good luck!! Long live the King!!
    Mission created by Pernix
    [Info]
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    Info
    <Slide>


    <Caption>
    008-Operation MG3
    <Slide>


    <Caption>
    Missione di attacco ad un convoglio Inglese-Scorta-Difesa-e Bombardamento--Attack mission on a British convoy-Escort-Defense-and Bombardment
    [Army None]
    <Name>
    GENERAL SITUATION
    <Description>
    The Second Convoy Battle


    At the beginning of 1942, the situation in the Mediterranean was particularly favorable for the Axis, although the direct intervention in the war of the USA posed, in perspective, worrying questions.
    The Mediterranean Fleet, which no longer had aircraft carriers, was now also deprived of battleships,
    due to the losses suffered in the last months of 1941 and, taking into account the needs on other seas, was unable to receive the necessary reinforcements, thus reducing itself to complete impotence.


    Therefore, the Regia Marina, initially unknowingly, had achieved virtual control of the central-eastern Mediterranean with obvious and advantageous repercussions on maritime transport and operations.
    In North Africa: Rommel with two successive offensives (January-February and May-July) would have reached the gates of Alexandria threatening the Middle East, the heart of the British Empire, putting the now annihilated Mediterranean Fleet in serious danger of being bottled up.


    Therefore the British reaction could not take long.
    Between the two major naval operations for the resupply of Malta, in June (Harpoon) and August (Pedestal), the British had gone on the offensive against the Axis maritime communication lines with Libya.
    This mission describes the events that occurred on August 12, 1942, in the southern Mediterranean, between Crete-Tobruk-and Alexandria.
    Last edited by ATAG_Snapper; Apr-08-2023 at 17:00.


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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    Ready to take off

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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    Ready for action also here, comrades!
    Gruß Amarok

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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    I will be here with pleasure.
    Thank's Pernix's and Atag Group for a new saturday nigth fire !

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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    I’ll be there if my ISP has ended its open strike…
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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    I will be in.
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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    [QUOTE

    Location: ATAG Axis vs Allied Public Server

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023

    Time: 1900 GMT (that's 3 pm for us Eastern Daylight Saving guys )

    [/QUOTE]

    Good evening, Snapper!

    It is now 1901 GMT and there seems to be no game!
    Another time, then.
    Always at your service....and always in your crosshairs,
    I remain
    ATAG_Walstein

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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Walstein View Post
    [QUOTE

    Location: ATAG Axis vs Allied Public Server

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023

    Time: 1900 GMT (that's 3 pm for us Eastern Daylight Saving guys )
    Good evening, Snapper!

    It is now 1901 GMT and there seems to be no game!
    Another time, then.[/QUOTE]

    My deepest apologies, Walstein. It was the TFS #3 Server, not the ATAG server.

    Very sorry for my error.

    Sincerely,

    Snapper


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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Snapper View Post


    Very sorry for my error.
    Hi, Snapper!
    Never mind I found my way there - maybe late yes - and found also the the convoy. I dropped one torpedo from the Heinkel 111 and never got a chance to launch the next one. I`m swimming home!

    Happily waiting for the next event.
    Always at your service....and always in your crosshairs,
    I remain
    ATAG_Walstein

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    Re: Operation MG3: Part Deux! Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1900 GMT

    A Pleasent moment, we protect the convoy against 3 bombers group. Some victory for us and dead...
    Thank's again to the game engineers team.

    Brunov

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