Can you crack Lorenz?

The Scenarios

Here are a series of intercept scenarios which have been duplicated from Tony Sale's Anoraks Corner on www.codesandciphers.co.uk. I have amended them mainly to make them match the instructions required for the new Virtual Colossus.

Each scenario firstly assumes that the wheel patterns have been worked out already and starts with the basic raw intercept. If you find you're having trouble, there is a hint file for the inital scenarios to get you going or if you're completely stuck - read the final full description giving the break in detail.

Scenario 2

This is a more challenging intercept.

Scenario 3

This one might cause you some difficulties.

Scenario 4

You're on your own with this one.

Scenario 5

Can you complete this one?

Colossus Cipher Challenge 1 : Easy

The first cipher sent during the Colossus Cipher Challenge in 2007.

This one is easy, you're given MU and PSI starts, just find the CHI starts and you can decipher it

Colossus Cipher Challenge 2 : Hard

The second cipher sent during the Colossus Cipher Challenge in 2007.

This one is harder, you're given MU starts, find the CHI and PSI starts and you'll beat this one

Colossus Cipher Challenge 3 : Hardest

The third cipher sent during the Colossus Cipher Challenge in 2007.

This one is hardest, you know the wheel patterns but no start positions, just like Bletchley Park, find all the starts and you'll be a Colossus Champ!