Battle of Imber - Sep '14

”Imber is an uninhabited village in part of the British Army's training grounds on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England. It is situated in an isolated area of the Plain, about 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the A360 road between Tilshead and West Lavington. The entire civilian population was evicted in 1943 to provide an exercise area for American troops preparing for the invasion of Europe during the Second World War. After the war, villagers were not allowed to return to their homes. The village, which is still classed as a civil parish, remains under the control of the Ministry of Defence despite several attempts by former residents to return. Non-military access is limited to several open days a year.” Wikipedia

It is on these open days that agents travel from far and wide to fight for control of the two portals found there. Tuesday, 2 September was such a day.

Both factions arrived around 07:00 and began setting up their equipment, for mobile phone signal is as scarce as Imber residents. The Resistance opted for a high-powered, line-of-sight directional Wifi device with one unit up on a hill, overlooking the valley town, beaming in data with the bright morning sun. The Enlightened used a quadrocopter carrying a payload of a 3g mobile Wifi AP.

Resistance agents got set up and immediately sprung into action, employing ADA refractors to claim both portals at 07:45 and 07:46. By 07:50 they had reinforced the portals with upgraded resonators.

With a loud buzz breaking the morning chorus of songbirds, the Enlightened drone shot up into the blue yonder, lighting up the green scanners below and the battle commenced.  The Enlightened focused their attack on St Giles’ Church, capturing it around 08:10.

Then it was the turn of the Resistance to attack and attempt to regain control of the 13th century church, but it withstood a solid barrage of xmp for more than 20 minutes and held firm. Enlightened agents then split up to initiate an attack on the blue portal of the war memorial and the focus of the battle shifted as Resistance hurried to defend.

After portal virus immunity ended, an Enlightened agent used a Jarvis virus to capture the War Memorial and a Resistance agent retaliated by reversing the alignment of the church.

The MOD warden arrived to move the agents out of the tank shooting range as time was long over and the battle was a stalemate! Perhaps a cross faction agreed end time for the next mini-anomaly might help? It would be a shame to overstay your welcome once too many times and put future battles at risk!

It was a ferocious battle, with agents on the ground destroying nearly 800 resonators and deploying as many in the space of an hour. Well done to all who took part this time around.

Agents (in alphabetical order)


Report provided by Enlightened UK

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