This year marks the 5th anniversary of the retail release of ROF, they are happy to reveal to you the first element of their release plan for this year - meet the Hanriot HD.1 This is an elegant French biplane initially built to replace Nieuports for the Entente. Manufactured in France and flown primarily by Belgium on the Western Front, it was also flown by Italy and found success in the hands of Italian pilots. The HD.1 was a light and maneuverable aircraft that first saw combat in 1917. Several pilots became distinguished aces flying this machine. It's also known for a second variant called the HD.2 that was not only sometimes modified with an extra machine gun, but was also fitted with floats to serve the French Navy.
The winter is passing and it's time to recall a couple recent events in the Rise of Flight world. First of all, "The Gladiators 4x4 Tournament" that took place in December 2013 just before Christmas. In this "Duel challenge" for virtual squads, 9 teams faced each other in exciting dogfight events for 2, 4 and 8 pilots per arena. The event gathered players from Europe and the US and after several days of intense combat that the winners were crowned. The three winning teams collected prize money totaling $2400. ROF are always glad to support creative community ideas and anyone has a chance to make a full scale tournament and count on our support.
Along those lines, Jasta 5 is preparing another Bloody April multiplayer event. Check the ROF forum for more details. It's shaping up to be an interesting event with some additional objects, new airfields and changes to the Lens sector on the map. Also, if you like hyper-historical single player, don't forget to check out Pat Wilson's Campaign Generator. He's done a tremendous job utilizing all of ROF's mission creating technology. It's a lot of fun and very well done.
Check the ROF Website and Forum to keep up to date .