We get tasked to intercept inbound Allied Recon aircraft. We get up to altitude and head towards where they were spotted. Sure enough, we see 4 aircraft and as I look closer I can see they are Caudron G.4s flying in formation. The last engagement with G.4s went exceptionally well, so my confidence is high that once we catch them, we will make short work of them.
But WOFF UE and the war had other ideas. Every bit of what happened next is why I love this sim. Right down to the surprise ending.
That Spad pilot flew his plane to it's strengths: kept his speed up, maintained altitude advantage, attacked from behind and chose when to engage. Sometimes luck is better than skill and Fate is fickle.