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.”
One of many ports and airfields in the Greater Tulagi Region
Adventure travelers will be happy to know that there are plenty of themed sites for combat (VICE), and that some of them are large enough to allow for complicated play.
First on the list is 1940s themed Tulagi region. We’ve spend a bit of time on the large area, so if WWII aerial or naval combat is your thing, check out our other posts (link) or start at Archerfield Field (link) or the hub, Tulagi (link).
No 2 is the Binh Dinh sim chain, a five sim themed combat region for the Indochina Region (1968 to 1973). It is RP and VICE combat, and Binh Dinh (link) deliberately immersive. That means that if you just want to shoot things you’ll want a different site. There is a well written notecard quoted after the jump.
Number 3 on our list is Wonson, a North Korean VICE combat region including Serena Coco Bay (link). According to the owners, “Wonsan is a port city in Kangwŏn Province, North Korea, along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, on the East Sea and the provincial capital. The port was opened by occupying Japanese forces in 1880. VICE combat, sea, air, and urban warfare.”
Number 4 on the list is SSOC (Windhill City), which is technically an ECS combat location, though VICE has been used in the modern urban environment. We’ve spent some time on this location too (link).
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A new release from Ironsight Armaments has vets all over the world excited, but not the vets you’re thinking about. These animal docs are thrilled at the new VP9 (link to Marketplace) which allows Raycast, tranquilizers, and covers LLCS and VICE protocols.
“I wish I had had it last week,” said a zoo keeper at Waterbank Zoo. “Tranquilizers are so much faster than trying to get the tigers drunk.”
In the first of several planned reports on the Greater Tulagi Region, the Waterbank News has created a map to show anomaly travelers and WW2 era combat participants the growing complexity of the theater.
By clicking on the thumbnailed map you will see the entire contested area, along with the major players in the theater.
What surprised our staffers most was that most of the airports in the theater were neutral, allowing for active combatants to launch from them at the same time commercial GTFO flights could. In fact, nearly anyone can use the airfields, provided they follow local rules and guidelines. While at Archerfield Field (lower middle on the map), we saw a Claw P-40 take off, and a CP P-40 take off only minutes later, undoubtedly chasing it.
“Unless it is a combat airfield like Xilted, air fields are places where the war stops,” said one airport administrator. “What happens once you’re in the Tulagi Sea is wholly different matter.”
The Tulagi region may also be the first to allow smugglers to use the GTFO protocols, taking advantage of the existing combat conditions.
A flyby in the Tualgi region shows a Claw pilot looking over a carrier fantail, perhaps waiting for the call of combat. The Claw has been seen in increasing numbers in Tulagi, as has the Coastal Patrol.
The Coastal Patrol has added an airfield in in Xilted (Tulagi Region) – link – to their target list, encouraging all of their pilots to drop bombs on the targets there (VICE).
“Stomp, stomp,” the Acting Admiral, “Stompie” warned. “Stomp, stomp… stomp.”
A Claw B-17 prepares to drop Maple Bars on unsuspecting breakfast crowds at Tulagi
The Claw has been using Archerfield (SLAL) for its ongoing “Doughnuts Dat R Da Bomb” campaign and it’s got the Coastal Patrol up in arms.
“We can’t believe that they would be so willing to have them there,” said a CP pilot we found in a Tulagi bar.
“They pay their tie down fees,” retorted an Archerfield night manager. “That’s more than I can say for the Coastal Patrol.”