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#3969097 - 06/17/14 01:49 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
German naval air service and their ranks are missing from the site, Jim. I tried to report my first flight, but I couldn't.


I didn't know about them. Please give the ranks. For the moment capture other German ranks and I will fix it later....

Remember that rank makes no difference to the points you get. Es macht nicht.

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#3969116 - 06/17/14 02:52 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Benjamin Bloodworth, Bombing front lines:
A very lazy flight. Made it to the target and dropped our eggs and headed home. Not a Hun in sight. That is until I was making my final approach to the airfield and my observer swings his gun over my head! What the hell! An EIII had followed us back to base and I never saw him. A few bursts from my gunner sent him away and we were ready for breakfast. Final report was our bombs did some good.

Afternoon flight saw us bombing front lines again. Just before dropping our bombs I can see 4 Fokkers headed our way. I was hoping that the Nieuports could hold them off so we could get this bloody mission over with! We dropped our load and I found myself alone. I put her in a steep dive and headed home with as much speed as this old bird could stand. Upon landing I was told all others in my flight had crashed and 1 pilot and 1 Observer was killed.

What about my bloody transfer! Still not approved I am told. Well at least I have lived today. I might sneak into town tonight and see whats about at the local tavern.

I am flying no labels, compass, altimeter, and speed, in the corner, with the little ammo, fuel, dohickie thing on. I fly by map unless I get totally lost and then bring up the TAC. I also use the TAC to see what altitude I am "supposed" to be flying at when I am leader. Class B as far as this Campaign is concerned.


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#3969132 - 06/17/14 03:17 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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A reco flight of 3 planes for my return from hospital. Over zone our main trouble was a huge cloud sitting right above our objective (ground troops) which made difficult taking good photos.
Not wanting any nasty surprise again, I did a "Crazy Ivan" on the way back and spotted a lone EIII following me. This time I took the initiative, dragged him over Furnes airfield to have some AAA assistance and after I put some rounds in his plane he called it a day and flew back to his lines.
We'll see what tomorrow will be...


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#3969133 - 06/17/14 03:19 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
I'm turning down regional flight activity to Light from Medium.

If things too much like flying FSX, I'm back to Medium


As a regular FSX flyer and proud owner of two freight airlines, I found myself offended and already called my lawyer ! smile2


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#3969135 - 06/17/14 03:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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@ MFair
"I am flying no labels, compass, altimeter, and speed, in the corner, with the little ammo, fuel, dohickie thing on. I fly by map unless I get totally lost and then bring up the TAC. I also use the TAC to see what altitude I am "supposed" to be flying at when I am leader. Class B as far as this Campaign is concerned."

The good thing about being flight leader is that you can decide for yourself your flight path and altitude following local weather conditions and enemy positions. Don't trust the brass on this, these guys have always been sitting in an office ! smile2

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#3969138 - 06/17/14 03:25 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I agree corsaire about being flight leader. You are able to fly high and keep the altitude which is the only way I find you can last for any period of time in two-seaters.


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#3969141 - 06/17/14 03:28 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Bloody shambles, Bombing mission to Ghistelles A.F.: B Flight had only 2 machines Serviceable for the bombardment and A flight could only put up 2 for a recon down by loos. We picked up our escort of 4 N-11 ( RNAS 3 Sqn) and headed out. The Scouts got tangled with a flight of fokkers then another flight was barring our flight 2 fokkers came down on us after hitting the N-11,s. Nothing to do but pickle the bombs and run for it.



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#3969146 - 06/17/14 03:41 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Beanie]  
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Originally Posted By: Beanie
I agree corsaire about being flight leader. You are able to fly high and keep the altitude which is the only way I find you can last for any period of time in two-seaters.



Beanie and Corsaire, Yep, height is life. I use it when I am meeting escourts or as a scout meeting recon. I do not want to be at 10,000' looking for aircraft that are 5000'. I use the TAC so I know "about" what altitude they will be. Maybe this is a "wishlist" item for the briefing that tells you what altitude they will be flying.


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#3969154 - 06/17/14 03:54 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Originally Posted By: MudWasp
I'm sorry for creating problems

You didn't create them, MudWasp - you only made them visible.
It would have been the same with any other flyer.
I think we are on a good way to improve our DiD Campaign quite a bit.


Quite right, and the problem made visible is that WOFF is too easy, at least on the settings some of us are using.

I suspect that one possible 'too easy' issue is that the Eindeckers are just too fragile; it seems that only a few hits will finish them off in many cases. The only solution there is to have the developers take a second look at the damage model, and that probably isn't going to happen as they are too busy.

The other 'too easy' problem is that people are using 'magic powers' such as labels and gun-sight views. The cure for that is to limit yourself to what you can see from the cockpit view with TrackIR and your naked eyeball. If we don't want video-game-style results, then we shouldn't playing WOFF with video-game aids and settings. The solution is not to change the accounting of kills, but to make kills harder to achieve.

p.s. We should all double check that we don't have 'AI always engages' checked in the workshop, as that could trigger fight-to-the-death dogfights with a high number of kills.

#3969217 - 06/17/14 05:08 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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well, I'm flying the Be2 and my butt has been handed to me twice now by EIII's. Its cause I cant fire forwards and the gunners arc is very small, so small that the Hun gets a perfect shot on me. I have noticed that if you can hit an EIII smack on the nose at long range they do tend to turn away and call it a day.

Flying aircraft like the pup or sopwith strutter is just tooo easy, my opinion. Perhaps this should of been run a little differenty in that you start as a gunner (5hrs) then as the pilot (5hrs) and then go to scouts. The link to the old DID is still working and there it was 17 hrs as a 2 seater pilot before being excepted for scout training. I'm not sure of the policy the Huns used as to who went where unit wise, but it seems the RFC ones went to a depo in France, like St.Pol, and it was more of a lottery as to which unit you ended up with. Maybe a random start could do this in the future.


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#3969230 - 06/17/14 05:32 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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No more complications, lederhosen - I am already notorious for making too many rules. RTFM


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#3969242 - 06/17/14 05:59 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm there are rules ?

#3969250 - 06/17/14 06:11 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I did take random assignment. Landed me in a BE2. Since I'm flying A standard, this has meant I haven't flown a mission yet where I haven't lost anyone. Today's flight saw us on artillery spotting duty near Neuve Chappelle. We had an escort assigned to us, but they collided with one another 5 minutes after meeting up! Attacked by 2 EIIIs as per usual and only lost one wingman. This is sadly my second most successful mission to date!

How I long to have a machine I can fight back in!

#3969257 - 06/17/14 06:25 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Maeram: I have you flying for the Germams and I didn't think they flew BE2's ??????


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#3969279 - 06/17/14 07:07 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
Maeram: I have you flying for the Germams and I didn't think they flew BE2's ??????


It's just very...very random! biggrin

#3969282 - 06/17/14 07:12 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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13 squadron RFC. It is correct on the chart.
Although our rate of attrition does make it look like I will earn that Iron Cross back shortly.

#3969285 - 06/17/14 07:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Maeran - my latest from you is Andrew Anderson RNAS 4 Sqn. Your previous was Algernon Didsworth 13 Sqn RFC. Which are you flying?
I normally take the latest capture.


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#3969292 - 06/17/14 07:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Maeran, you're not the only one who is getting pestered by fragile, but nevertheless cheeky single-seat kites!
We are always getting chased by Nieuports - a real nuisance!

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Two sorties flown today. My first after getting wounded. But I had not missed anything
much - the whole Staffel had remained grounded for daysdue to the very bad weather.

07:00 h Takeoff for an art. spot. mission SE of Arras. Ten minutes into the flight
I had to return to base - my engine lost more and more performance.
Fired a yellow flare for Hansmann, to take my flight over.

14:30 h Takeoff for another art.obs. mission east of Mercatel.
Huge white cumulus clouds, but perfect vision.
Zeidler led the flights of 3 Roland C.II and 1 Aviatik (Hensler).
All seemed fine, we made our observations and returned to Pronville.
But on the way home, 15 km northeast of our base we got attacked by 2 Nieuport 11.
We Rolands pushed and dived away, and so they attacked the single Aviatik.
I was not the leader and could not do anything, but I felt we had badly left Hensler alone.
He made it back, but his observer was lightly wounded.






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#3969321 - 06/17/14 08:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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The extremely lucky Flight Sub-Lt Anderson belongs to Mudwasp. I last submitted a report on Sunday 8th.
Algernon Didsworth is still alive, if a little stressed (has anyone noticed what sounds like a machine gun in the normal BE engine sound?).

My guess would be that it is easy to click the wrong name on the form.


Hensler is lucky or very good.

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#3969334 - 06/17/14 08:34 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, in the chart you had sent me last before I made the graphic, Maeran was rightly in 13 RFC.

Maeran and MudWasp, if you see something wrong with your records, pls report.
Maybe as you said - wrong name clicked for one submission?

We can always put most everything back right again (or so I hope...)


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