The VICE / MCE World War 2 combat destination of Ardennes (link) is drawing surprising crowds as anomaly travelers seek to beat the heat.
“I’ve been burning up for months,” said one traveler, “and to get some snowy combat is just what I need!”
“I bought a baguette and cheese and just sat outside in the snow,” another told us.
“Bienvenue,” an Ardennes local told us, “just don’t forget that we are in the middle of a war, here.”
A winter storm has come to Windhill City, making the picturesque combat city a picture of urban winter.
“We’ve got record lows and the combat teams that have been practicing here have been spending a lot more time in the cafes,” said a training supervisor at Windhill.
François Crépin-Jaujard (franck.gazov), CEO of the French Line admires THI’s latest recreation on display at SLFF.
THI, in partnership with Amok Dynamics, has nearly completed another classic fighter from the WW 2 era, which has already inspired a number of buyers. Dewoitine D.520 was a French fighter that had featured more maneuverability than its German counterpart in 1940, yet wasn’t manufactured in great quantity.
THI has not given a release date yet for the craft.
Our intern embedded into the Claw sent in this report:
A shot from a “safety patrol” in Windhill City (link at right). Patrols such as these send a sniper team into cities to target undesirable elements.
Readers, the last month has been amazing here in the Claw. When you are outside the Claw you hear things like “they beat their underlings,” or “their blood is thick and icy,” but it’s nothing like that when you’re inside. During the last month I’ve been a volunteer for a blood drive, helped people build homes on a storm ravaged island, and watched “safety patrols” improve the quality of life for ordinary citizens. Inside the Claw the world looks very different. Read this story from a Claw pilot and see.
“I was patrolling just outside the Crow’s Nest in Blake when I see this fishing trawler with both nets going just taking in as much as it can. Now you and I know that the area’s off limits for fishing. It’s a protected area for the Blake Dolphin, the rarest creature in the world. I buzz the ship and see that it’s another WFC (Waterbank Fish Co.) trawler, and they start shooting at me. What kind of fisherman carry anti-aircraft missiles? I barely escaped when this CP (Coastal Patrol) comes out of nowhere and starts lighting up my tail. That’s when I started fighting back.” – Claw P40 Pilot
Not so black and white now, is it readers?
This is a picture of the Claw pilot – Simon X – just an ordinary guy having an espresso, just like any of you. When you meet him he’s humble and eager to help.
That’s all from this report, I’ll send more in when I can.
THI, the aircraft manufacturer that specializes in historic recreations has issued a statement (after the jump) saying that it will add VICE functionality to its aircraft while maintaining the popular and growing platform MCE.
For the official statement and news of releases, click the jump:
Well crafted classic recreations by THI and Amok have been released and pilots are raving about the MCE warbirds. The planes have to be seen to be appreciated, so here’s the link: THI Hangar at Jadu
Testing for the new ZSK B-17 is also underway, so watch out for bombs!
A shootout in Windhill City kept traffic at a standstill for two hours as police attempted to contain a man with a high powered rifle.
“It happens here in Windhill,” a man in a car told us. “We have a lot of combat situations here.”