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Christoffer Hansson
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Will there be introductory texts to the different missions like in Mansions of Madness as one example where it is kinda extensive but set the theme and setting really nice.

Or will it be minimal and straight to the action?
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Mike Langlois
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There are introduction briefings and after action reports. For example, for the Operation Typhon's Cup:

Operation Briefing

At 1530 on 09 JUL, Lt. Marcus Taimber returned to friendly lines after his Horsa glider failed to reach its objective: the Ponte Grande bridge spanning the Anapo river. The Lieutenant claims that eleven men survived the crash, but were subsequently attacked and killed by unknown combatants prior to rescue.

When found, Lt. Taimber was in possession of an animal carcass, which he claimed was responsible for the deaths of 10 armed and alert soldiers.

Division Zero intercepted the report and acquired the carcass for study, noting several telltale deformities that they believe indicate the presence of an active and aggressive supernatural artifact.

Aerial reconnaissance has determined that the likely location of the artifact is the village of Valucca, Italy, near the bridge. Fireteam Zero is to locate and neutralize the artifact before it can contaminate the region.

Act 1: River Crossing (This is the first of the three missions in this operation)

Mission Briefing - Abe’s Log: Looks like we’re not going to be using the bridge. Operation Ladbroke was a complete bust, which was a surprise to exactly nobody. They packed two thousand men and a bunch of green pilots into gliders and threw them at a bridge in the middle of the night. Most of them crashed or wound up drowning their crews at sea.

Ponte Grande bridge is now under the control of the 75th Napoli Infantry Regiment, rendering it unusable for our mission. Scuttlebutt is that the Royal Scots Fusiliers are on the way, but we don’t have time to wait for them to tidy up the bridge for us.

There’s a civilian ferry terminal about twelve miles downriver, so that’ll have to do. If we push hard, we’ll arrive just before dawn.

Mission Goal: Cross the Anapo river using the designated ferry.


For fun, you can look up the actual Operation Ladbroke from WW2 and see what happened with that bridge



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Interesting, and I love that it is based on actual events =)
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