Got inspired by the Nieuport pics so trying my hand at the N23s. Those fragile lower wings are scary to dogfight with.
With a little experience, it is quite easy to handle it :
No steep dive (cut engine when you dive)
Stop fighting as soon as you are damaged in the wing (usually, as soon as damaged)
Also, the AI does not handle very well "boom and zoom" fighters vs turning fighter.
So when you have a Nieuport 23 against a Albatros, things are quite easy as the Albi easily goes into turning fight.
Even if you chase the Albatros, just fire at it occasionnally at long distance and the plane, instead of using its higher speed to escape, will sooner or later enter a turning fight, and he is obviously doomed.