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#3976708 - 07/04/14 10:42 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Hasse, when I read your reports, I'm wondering if Flanders north is really only a "medium" activity zone?
Maybe I shouldn't have split it up according to the real war events. Sorry, but your zone WILL eventually
earn you more points, when it becomes "hot".


I don't even want to think about what hot means. How could it be any worse than what I'm experiencing now? I can only fly a couple of missions between the inevitable pauses forced on to me by the horrendous casualties. North Flanders is now crawling with Entente fighters, including Sopwith Tripes, making it really really hard to survive there.

Sooner or later my luck will run out, no matter how carefully and cowardly I try to fly my Aviatik.


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#3976710 - 07/04/14 10:48 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
Sooner or later my luck will run out, no matter how carefully
and cowardly I try to fly my Aviatik.

It seems to be the same in Verdun, in Flanders south, and north.
The notorious Roderik Dallas seems to fly as far down as Bapaume to kill Germans,
and in Verdun I could never fly without getting shot down.

My only advice I can give is, to climb to a good altitude after takeoff (ignore
your orders or what the rest of the flight do), and fly much higher than the others.
That way I remain mostly unmolested - if I don't go lower to help my comrades.
I won't do that again - it is too dangerous.
I think WOFF long-time-campaigns are almost impossible to survive.
A real pity...

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#3976714 - 07/04/14 11:12 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I'll try this flying higher trick and let my wingmen fight the AI enemies. I got shot down in the last mission because I went down to help. Mistake!


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#3976755 - 07/04/14 02:47 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3976757 - 07/04/14 03:02 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3976768 - 07/04/14 03:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I don't mind as I am wounded until the 7th anyway. I can look at the nurses instead of the rain thumbsup


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#3976777 - 07/04/14 03:57 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
North Flanders is now crawling with Entente fighters, including Sopwith Tripes,


Something strange there ... I believe Triplanes didn't arrive at the front until late 1916.

#3976798 - 07/04/14 05:16 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Scout, Roderic Dallas had his first victory in a Tripe on 1 July 1916 so they were at the front by then, albeit in very limited numbers.

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#3976805 - 07/04/14 05:45 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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The triplanes were there in July on combat trials.

Odd that they keep getting spotted, but no Halberstadts. Anyone seen one of them yet?


I'm nearly back after a long long 10 day's injured. Roll on Monday!

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#3976806 - 07/04/14 05:50 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Scout, Roderic Dallas had his first victory in a Tripe on 1 July 1916 so they were at the front by then, albeit in very limited numbers.

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Interesting. Looking at the Wikipedia entry for the Triplane it appears Dallas had the first prototype, which was sent over for trials at the front. If I am reading the Wikipedia info correctly, the next Triplane did not arrive until around December, so am I correct that there should be one lone Triplane at the front until then?

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#3976811 - 07/04/14 06:03 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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There seemed to have been only 1 prototype (flown extensively by Dallas), until the craft
began to appear with RNAS in November 1916. Due to the time of year and weather, they did
only make their first impressive appearances in early 1917.


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#3976816 - 07/04/14 06:17 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Indeed, Olham. I just did a bit of reading to refresh my withering memory and it appears N500 was the only Tripe in service at the front until late 1916, at which time only a handful more arrived. It was not until early 1917 that they began arriving in numbers sufficient enough to outfit squadrons and it isn't until April of that year that you begin to see victories listed for pilots flying the Tripes. So Scout, you are quite right, we should not being seeing Tripes in the WOFF virtual skies at this point in 1916.

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#3976833 - 07/04/14 07:40 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Yeah, the first time I saw the Tripes there were five of them and they had somewhat hostile intentions towards my flight. The devs are aware of the issue. smile


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#3976835 - 07/04/14 07:44 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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A couple of days ago I met three Tripes of RNAS 1 on patrol ! When I look at the enlist pilot screen, it says they are flying Nieuports at this time and the Tripes only come beginning of 1917 !


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#3976937 - 07/05/14 07:14 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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The French Navy also had a squadron at Dunkirk for a while. So Wiki says anyway. No other details of that.


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#3976970 - 07/05/14 12:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I can't fly again before 14 July - first I'm wounded for 8 days, and then comes bad weather
or godknowswhatitwas why it went on for three more days, before I received a flight date.

I forgot to mark myself wounded in the chart - sorry for that; will do with the next update.


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#3976994 - 07/05/14 02:52 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Olham, you'll have plenty of time to watch the final week of the World Cup and cheer for Germany ! smile2


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The Post dropped of a letter from home. It started off Dear Gus. ?? It had a pic of my sweetheart said She had found things to keep her amused while I was at the Front.


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Very brief notes since I was honestly too surprised to take them.

A patrol of 4 Strutters went to patrol the front lines. We arrived without incident. While sitting there, our leader suddenly broke away. I followed, and it seemed like he was picking a fight with three Eindeckers. Fun!

The fight itself was easy enough. I took care of one of them pretty quickly - I think I was lucky and hurt the pilot. The second required an extensive campaign to get him to fly into the ground.

That's when my companions more or less left, and the three Rolands showed up.

I made a fair show of it, but they got off several decent shots injuring 'me.' My observer managed to shoot one of them down as we fled for our lives. The Rolands pursued us to the front line then turned back.

I am out til July 9 with heavy bleeding. I reported 3 kills, which per rules translates to 1 'confirmed.'

While I'm at it I'm going to take the One Ring in for repairs. The guy I bought it from promised me it'd make my plane invisible!

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