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#3964677 - 06/08/14 06:42 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules ***** [Re: Olham]  
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This is my French Canadian pilot, Arsene Papineau. I put him in the training squadron to get his 5 hours in a two seater-- WOFF started him at rank of Cpl, rather than as a Sgt. I hope this is okay.


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#3964680 - 06/08/14 06:45 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Leaf, you must make a "Manual enlistment" - see bottom right corner of "Pilot enlistment";
then you can select the correct rank.


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#3964681 - 06/08/14 06:45 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Reading the first reports have made me change my mind, I cannot wait until September.nope
I have decided to set aside my own campaigns (will fly them when I'm in hospital...) and use my WOFF flying time for this DiD campaign. Will jump in on Tuesday, tomorrow is bank holiday here and I am with family. Will register in B section as I want to keep my dots. I will continue navigating on the super maps that Lou gave us, so I will be "hybrid" between A and B. smile2

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#3964683 - 06/08/14 06:47 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Aris, please ask Jim_Attrill about that - he built the report sheet.

Great news, Corsaire! Welcome!



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#3964689 - 06/08/14 07:07 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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wave Aris: What I did was leave the pilot marked active and report the crash and down time ( WOFF= wnd in crash with fence) here since hes not Dead. popcorn

#3964709 - 06/08/14 08:18 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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#3964713 - 06/08/14 08:43 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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That...is a good landing!

#3964738 - 06/08/14 09:51 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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June 8, 1916: Dawn

That was...well, I had a chance to recover from yesterday's shock and enjoy the scenery.

After yesterday's cataclysm (one team dead, one team wounded, two craft destroyed) our CO threw us into the fire in a patrol east of Amiens near Arras, right along the Somme offensive. I lead a 'B' team of three, while the CO was observer for a one machine 'A' team.

I'm using Bletchey's 'OFF Pilot Personality Profiles' from the old campaign for my amusement, and one of my wingmates needed all of two days to decide he hates me: Apparently I was too familiar with the fears of war for his taste - fear isn't something real men talk about in his world. Today's discussion about who or what wet his cot just turned ugly.

So I'm determined to show him up if anything appears, and we should see alot of action in that sector. Right?

Wrong. It's dull, I even nod off at the controls for a few seconds here and there. Twice my wingmen (TAC) point out specks, but I never get a good look and they don't seem the least interested in us. After the better part of two hours we return without having fired a shot.

June 8, 1916: Afternoon

The last sortie left me with 2.95 hours of flight time in. I asked the CO very nicely if I could patrol/lone wolf around the airfield for a few minutes in lieu of the afternoon mission.

He refused, but seemed to take some mercy on me. A simple cake run: Fly to Bruay, a distance of some 6 miles, patrol for 25 minutes, go home. Two man flight. No problem.

That was, until the squad of Rolands bounced us about half way there.

I immediately corkscrewed downwards. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a friendly airfield - Savy and turned towards it. This let one of the Rolands get a good firing solution on me and he blasted my tail. I dove deeper, he passed overhead. I'm not sure, but I think he clipped my wing because suddenly the FE.2.b turned into a beast to handle (like it wasn't already) and my sight turned red.

I managed to land. Hard. I'll be spending several days in the hospital.

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And several more idle. Has anyone successfully transferred yet?

I had my 3 hours in, so went ahead and picked where I'd like to transfer. I figured the game would process it instantly or nearly so and began fast forwarding - well, it's now June 27 in game and I don't have my answer. (I do have the workshop set to always approve transfers)

I'm wondering if there's a bug.

#3964742 - 06/08/14 10:06 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: CatKnight]  
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Originally Posted By: CatKnight


Has anyone successfully transferred yet?

I had my 3 hours in, so went ahead and picked where I'd like to transfer. I figured the game would process it instantly or nearly so and began fast forwarding - well, it's now June 27 in game and I don't have my answer. (I do have the workshop set to always approve transfers)

I'm wondering if there's a bug.


No, it takes several missions. You may want to adjust the rules Olham to have people transfer on their first or second mission so it kicks in in a reasonable amount of time...

#3964756 - 06/08/14 10:30 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Rick: Are you sure?

I started a fresh pilot from June 7, same squad (RFC-23), request to same destination (RFC-70) submitted my request immediately, then began fast-forwarding.

It is now August 1.

#3964758 - 06/08/14 10:32 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hmmm - good point; I had never used it before and thought it would happen for the next day.
I'm afraid you'll have to carry on flying the two-seater, until you get transfered.
Like in real life.

For all who see it in time now - you may request your transfer earlier.
Me, I have only 38 minutes so far, and will only be allowed to fly again tomorrow.
I will request my transfer after my second sortie then.
Thanks for pointing it out to us, Cat and Rick.


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#3964761 - 06/08/14 10:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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When you apply for a transfer, even with the 'Always Approved' box ticked, you will still have to successfully complete a mission or two before you will get transferred out of your old unit. Simply advancing time won't do the trick.

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#3964763 - 06/08/14 10:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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EDIT: Thanks, Louvert. You're right: 2 missions in my test campaign and I converted.

Okay, so I guess my pilot's injury was more serious than initially thought and we'll take it up in a few weeks!

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#3964764 - 06/08/14 10:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Are you flying missions CatKnight or just advancing the date? As I just mentioned in the post before yours, you must complete a mission or two before your transfer is approved.

EDIT: Rick, I see you made mention of this same point a few posts back. So I was really just reiterating what you'd already noted. smile

Also, I thought we were flying this DID campaign with the in-sim dates matching RL dates. Yes?

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#3964768 - 06/08/14 11:04 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Yep, you were right Louvert. I hadn't seen your first post when I replied, and just tested it out.

I think we are trying to match RL dates, but since I was injured anyway, I thought I'd advance to the transfer went through so I'd know when I could start up again. I didn't realize there were more flights to be done. Sorry for the confusion.

#3964772 - 06/08/14 11:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted By: RAF_Louvert
I thought we were flying this DID campaign with the in-sim dates matching RL dates. Yes?

Yes, sure - I wish everyone had read the rules.
We fly on the real life date, but in 1916.
If anyone is hospitalised for a week, the sim will advance the time in the next briefing from June 9 to June 16,
(for example). So you cannot fly any more sorties, until June 16, 2014.


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#3964776 - 06/08/14 11:19 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Well, my pilot bit the big wiener on a railway bombing run. I was the lone bomber with 5 DH2"s for escort. I got over the target but could not find it (I fly between A and B, only bring up map or tac when lost) and had to circle a bit before spotting it. The escorts had zoomed off so I knew the Huns were around but wanted to complete the mission you know. Well I really creamed the railyard but an EIII caught up with me before crossing the lines. If I would have dropped my bombs and ran the second the escorts disappeared I would still be alive.

I will continue but I don't know for how long. A serious neck and back injury means I cannot sit for long spells without pain I don't care to have. I usually use time advance to shorten my missions. Do not read into this that I want to change the rules, I don't. We all have our limitations. It is a blast though!


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#3964778 - 06/08/14 11:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted By: RAF_Louvert
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Are you flying missions CatKnight or just advancing the date? As I just mentioned in the post before yours, you must complete a mission or two before your transfer is approved.

EDIT: Rick, I see you made mention of this same point a few posts back. So I was really just reiterating what you'd already noted. smile

Also, I thought we were flying this DID campaign with the in-sim dates matching RL dates. Yes?

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Lou, it can take many more than a couple of missions. I'm not sure this is predictable because I have a pilot that has been waiting for transfer and he has already completed 5 more missions without the transfer coming through.

I think we need one of the Dev's to answer this question as it may be important to all who are flying DID.


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#3964788 - 06/08/14 11:52 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Really? Robert, I've always had transfers approved the next day as long as I successfully completed the missions assigned me after applying for transfer, (with 'Always Approved').

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#3964795 - 06/09/14 12:13 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Okay, so accomplishing the mission may be the key - let's try that.
Although I see little light for my pilot in Kasta 8 then - the French
do their best to keep us away from completing the mission targets.

But: c'est la vie! I'll carry on.


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