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#4400068 - 01/15/18 12:50 PM Rupp's Skizzenbuch  
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It has been awhile since I have posted at Sim Hq...I am.a long time flight sim flyer including the Red Baron, BOB, OFF and ROF. I have been working on an art project that is intended as an immersive way to commemorate the Centennial of WW1 and thought you might be interested in this project. My involvement in flight sims is part of what led to taking on this project in the first place.

"Rupp's Skizzenbuch" is a simulation of a World War I soldier's journal and is a work of fiction. Rupp is a German Unteroffizier in Jasta 77 stationed not far from Cambrai. His character and the story is based on the novel "The Blue Max" written by Jack D. Hunter in 1964. Primary sources including photos, postcards and news headlines are interspersed in the fictional work to tie the story to real-world events during the Great War.

Here are the first three Chapters

CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTIONS
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch1-introductions/
Unteroffizier Rupp Gerhardt introduces himself and explains what brought this “old campaigner” to the town of Beauvin and what services he provides to his squadmates at Jasta 77.

CHAPTER TWO – THE GREAT WAR
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch2-the-great-war/
Rupp shares a map he drew to show where Jasta 77 is located on the Western Front. He intercepts an American paper and gets some insight into how the other side thinks the war is going.

CHAPTER FOUR - THE PEOPLE
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch4-the-people/

Rupp’s goal was to survive the war, not to win it and he was willing to do just about anything to make sure he survived. In this chapter, he shares his insights into the strengths and weaknesses of his fellow squad mates and explains how he uses that information to his best advantage.

CHAPTER FIVE – NEW ARRIVALS
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch5-new-arrivals/

Bruno Stachel arrives at Jasta 77 and meets Rupp for the first time. Their not so friendly introduction is interrupted by an attack on the base by a group of Sopwith Camels.

The next chapter will be February 23rd.




Salute!
WWGeezer
Tom Emme
Sacramento, CA

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#4402063 - 01/27/18 04:55 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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bumping the post, added a chapter

#4402424 - 01/29/18 04:20 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Neat. I'll check them out later!


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#4404466 - 02/10/18 03:49 AM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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New Chapter!

#4404760 - 02/12/18 04:14 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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I know there is not a lot of chat in this thread, but I am reading and enjoying "Rupps Skizzenbuch"
Thanks for sharing Geezer. I'm enjoying it and great illustrations too

#4405628 - 02/17/18 01:34 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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Thanks Steve....not sure how I fell down this rabbit hole but it has been a wonderful journey. What's crazy is I am working on the last eight chapters now, and these first couple were done in early 2016. The content gets better over time as I was learning how to do this. Not worried about chat, just looking for readers who have a passion about WW1 aviation history and story telling , so I appreciate your post.

#4406130 - 02/19/18 04:18 PM Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch [Re: WWGeezer]  
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It's a great concept, made richer with illustration.
I'm enjoying it, looking forward to Chapter 6. smile


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