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#3970582 - 06/20/14 12:05 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Maybe the use of the word "medium" was a bit confusing - sorry for that.
As Jim already explained:
We have split the front up in sectors Flanders North, Flanders South, Marne Region, Verdun Sector and Alsace.
Some zones were "Hotspot" at times, while others were "medium" or "quiet" (Alsace for example is "quiet" all the war time).
The zone activity changed several times for some zones during the war.

The "Air activity" settings in WOFF's "Workshop" are another thing.
The rules in post #1 should make it all clear, or so I hope.
If you still have questions, just ask.


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#3970611 - 06/20/14 01:24 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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This is frustrating! Benjamin Bloodworth bit the dust this morning. Ballon busting mission. Popped the ballon, Major Hawker looked like he flew right into it. Once I pulled up and looked around saw 1 dot in the distance. Flew to it, one of my flight, and he starts to circle waiting for all to form up. I'm thinking "lets get the hell out of Dodge." One more forms up with us and that's when the Huns show up. Dispatched one of them and received a few bullets in my crate fighting off two. Now I am alone so I head west. Over the mud I see another of my flight being chased by another Hun. Run home or help? Sorry but I just can't watch him die. Dive down and get that one off his tail and head west again. My kite is not 100%, a little sloppy on the stick so to speak. The flight mate I just saved landed in a field and I head toward our field. About 3 miles on our side of the lines I have bullets hitting my kite. The DH2 has a big ol' blind spot when attacked from above and behind. Slightly wounded I head for the ground quick to land in a field, being peppered the whole time. Just before touch down, yep, you guessed it, a damned fence!

I understand this Campaign is about survival but I just cannot let my flight go on its own when someone needs help. That said, I cannot think of an campaign that I had almost 10 hours and 1 victory, so I am flying somewhat defensive. As for the rules, when I get to a pilot named Ziggy Zipper, am I out?


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#3970620 - 06/20/14 01:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Will be offline for a day or two..when I start up DID again, I begin on the RL date and set such in the campaign..would that be correct?

Thanks

#3970621 - 06/20/14 01:45 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: cptroyce]  
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Originally Posted By: cptroyce
Will be offline for a day or two..when I start up DID again, I begin on the RL date and set such in the campaign..would that be correct?

Thanks

That is correct Sir.


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#3970622 - 06/20/14 01:50 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I understand your pain MFair. We've all been there I think.

I hope that the Zs are a such long time away that going back to A won't present any confusion. Otherwise I suppose the start date for that pilot would clear things up.

#3970635 - 06/20/14 02:08 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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MFair that was quite a flight, pity about the Titanium fence. I would reckon when Ziggy Zapotek bites the dust you can start again at A but with a different name to avoid confusion. And as Maeran says the start date would be very different. I don't report on those - I did at one time but all I know is the capture date in 2014 which is not necessarily the flight date in 1916. And as you can do many sorties between capturing your data it is incorrect for the web to ask you for a date. How I really keep track of the data for each pilot is that the respondent data for any survey is numbered consecutively. So your captures might be 34, 68 and 92 or so. So 92 is that last in that case.


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#3970655 - 06/20/14 02:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Sorry to read about the lost of your pilot MFair. The only way I have stayed alive upto now (9 missions) is by force landing - 3 times, or by gaining height and flying into heavy cloud.

It will not be long until more of us join the list of dead pilots!


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#3970668 - 06/20/14 03:18 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks for the condolences folks. The "Survive" and "Realism" part of my brain are having a war of their own. I just do not think for realism sake that a pilot would have abandoned a mate to save his hide, or not attacked with his flight as commanded. I am sure it was done but I have read to many accounts of pilots risking their lives to save another in a fix. I have to do the same to keep the immersion factor going. On the other hand I have learned in this campaign that when your adversary breaks off, your in hostile territory, and have a few holes in your own crate, leave well enough alone and head home. Or, if outnumbered, put as many holes in as many as you can and look for an escape route instead of trying to bring one down. If you fly with Major Hawker in RFC 24, true to life, he "attacks everything." I would think in real life if you flew with him and broke off too many combats early, you might not be flying too long, so I dive in with him and do the best I can. By the way, this is a lot of fun!


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#3970670 - 06/20/14 03:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
MFair that was quite a flight, pity about the Titanium fence. I would reckon when Ziggy Zapotek bites the dust you can start again at A but with a different name to avoid confusion. And as Maeran says the start date would be very different. I don't report on those - I did at one time but all I know is the capture date in 2014 which is not necessarily the flight date in 1916. And as you can do many sorties between capturing your data it is incorrect for the web to ask you for a date. How I really keep track of the data for each pilot is that the respondent data for any survey is numbered consecutively. So your captures might be 34, 68 and 92 or so. So 92 is that last in that case.


That was in jest Jim. I will most likely bow out somewhere around Jack Johnson!


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#3970671 - 06/20/14 03:25 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Major Hawker was a magnificent pilot as we all know. He didn't even have to fly being a Major and Squadron commander. The same applies later to Mick Mannock.

Personally if I made it to Major I would have sat in my office and tasted the whiskey!


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#3970675 - 06/20/14 03:41 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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It may be that the Fence gets more kills than the flack guns.

#3970679 - 06/20/14 03:48 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3970691 - 06/20/14 04:28 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Well done Carrick. Getting a kill while flying a BE2 is darn near impossible, but you did it!

#3970697 - 06/20/14 04:50 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Congrats, Carrick!
And one sound advice: don't question your claim yourself - let the brass do that business!


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#3970759 - 06/20/14 07:03 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Offzstv. Bernhard Harms, Kasta 18, Pronville, 20. Juni 1916

At 07:20 h I took off to lead a flight of three Roland C.II and 2 Aviatik to reconnoitre enemy
positions east-southeast of Arras. I led them the lake "Les Anciennes Tourbires" southeast of
Arleux, which we just call "Lake Teardrop". This was the first time I had to lead a flight of
5 aircraft, and so I picked this great landmark, to climb to 2500 meters here, before we went
on towards the front lines.

Flying west, we just passed our next landmark, the "Marais de Saudemont", when we sighted Flak
puffs south of the lake. Five Nieuport 11 appeared, and they were higher up, and they had already
seen us. I turned round and waved to the others to form a defensive circle.
And it worked! After only three or four minutes, two of the nimble French fighters went down,
badly smoking! The others prefered to drive off, but we had received hits on our aircraft, and
so I broke the tour off.

Unfortunately, Messmer and Landmann collided, while both were approaching the field low.
Their Aviatiks crashed right outside Pronville and caught fire. Messmer, Landmann and observer
Bauer died in the accident; the other observer - Heinemann - survived badly injured, and was
brought to the hospital at Cambrai. My other Rolands - Foerster/Klein and Lubau/Schmidt - each
had a victory today. But we didn't feel like celebrating that after the terrible incident.



JFM, thanks again for the Roland skin! And RAF_Louvert, thanks a lot for the Flanders map!
Although flying LEVEL B, I used it for this last sortie, to fly after only your map, which was
on a second monitor. And it worked won'fully pretty!


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#3970774 - 06/20/14 07:28 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks Herr Olham and 77 Scout. This sounds dumb but I think the Blue Max Low Level around the trees might be a good way to get kills. although I am going to transfer to FEE,s, I will try to get another Kill using that technique.

#3970793 - 06/20/14 08:22 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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20 Jun 16.

Army Hq called requesting a Recon of the lines by Loos. A flight put up 4 a/c as Cover for my 1 a/c.
as we neared the target area, my cover flight disappeared. I was able to avoid 3 Hun patrols,but could only stay near the area for a short time due to the German guns and a Scout patrol nosing around. Upon landing , I heard that my Top Cover was jumped by the Huns 3 light Damage 1 Heavy and forced down 2 pilots wnd. No e/a shot down.

#3970797 - 06/20/14 08:36 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Close shaves, every morning...


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#3970812 - 06/20/14 09:29 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Close shaves, every morning...

Yea but your still alive! Good job on the victory Carrick.


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#3970875 - 06/21/14 12:40 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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20.06.1916 - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque

Further to the previous stupid decisions of flight leaders, we are left with only 4 Strutters.
For the afternoon mission, I am sent alone on a bombing of ground units on the front near Bailleul. Weather with a dense cloud cover 3/5. I will be escorted by 5 N11s from RNAS 3. Flight A of 3 planes is sent on another mission.

At least alone I can decide for myself, and first decision is to skip the bl**dy climb over Dunkerque ! Catch up with the escort goes fine, bombing goes fine thks to a hole in the clouds ( 8 hits with 4 bombs from 8000 ft ).
On the way back we meet 2 Eindeckers in our lines who are after flight A. My 5 escorts send them down quickly.

Return to Coudekerque. Flight A has lost a plane and a team, the two other planes need repairs.
Missions cancelled for the 21st due to lack of planes.


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