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#3977571 - 07/07/14 03:46 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Yesterday, I awoke extra early and flew DiD while the grandkids slept. Didn't have time to report until today.

Aarik's first flight in Jasta 14 down in Alsace was calm at first, then very dicey. Hauptmann Alfons lead the two of them to the front lines down past St Die for patrol. Aarik flew above and behind Alfons and all seemed quiet until they began the return to base leg. Alfons then suddenly changed direction and fled towards Aarik who spotted a Nieup on his tail. Aarik dove on the Nieup setting it's engine smoking and then noticed a second Nieup straight ahead and a little above. He did the same to that Nieup before pulling a hammarhead and finishing it off.

The first nieup had changed direction, left the fight and was headed back to the front lines, presumably for home. Alfons decides to chase this Nieup for about 20 minutes. Losing sight of Alfons, and not wanting to go deep into enemy territory, Aarik remained in a holding pattern over the front. Soon Alfons returns, engine smoking and a Nieup on his tail. Aarik saved him from becoming Nieup target practice, only to see Alfons loose altitude and crash into a wooded mountain. The debriefing showed Aarik took out 3 Nieups.

#3977596 - 07/07/14 04:31 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Ok I have the following data for Mfair.
1) Albert Andrews 6 RFC Dead with 2.17 hours Flanders North.
2) Benjamin Bloodworth 6 RFC and then 24 RFC 2.73 hours Medium
3) Benjamin Bloodworth 24 RFC 11.03 hours 5.11 hotspot and 5.92 medium Dead hit Titanium Fence.
4) Charles Chatterly 5 RNAS 2.8 hours medium
5) Marc LeFair(?) 5 RNAS 6.58 hours medium
6) Charles Chatterly RFC 24 13.48 hours 1.26 hotspot Flanders South 12.22 medium now wounded from Bertangles.

See he has moved from 5 RNAS to 24 RFC.

Seems OK to me. No 5 was finger trouble.

That is correct Jim. I saw the new chart but figured Olham had enough on his plate and it would get sorted out in a week or 2. Albert A., Dead. Benjamin B. Dead. Charles C. started in RNAS5, transferred to RAF24 and promptly got his ass shot and will be in the hospital until the 17th. Corsaire, see log I posted a few pages back when Olham was questioning my unauthorized flight to see the farm girls.

Marc LeFair was a mix up between the DID Campaign and Ricks Spad Campaign, or the onset of Alzheimer's, which ever you prefer.

On a navigation note: I have been flying a DH2 campaign on my own and have found how easy it is to navigate by compass and map.(Thanks again Lou!) After a few flights you don't even have to look at the map that much once you learn a few landmarks. Sure makes for a total immersive sim. In 10 missions I have only been "lost" once. That was when we were to escort some recy aircraft and I followed the wrong 2 aircraft! Thanks again for the tips everyone gave me. They were a big help!


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#3977607 - 07/07/14 04:49 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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That's what I thought that the mistake was you were not in RNAS 5 anymore, and not flying a Strutter I suppose. Once again it's not to bother people only to check what went wrong to correct for the future. smile2


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#3977610 - 07/07/14 04:53 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Yeah MFair, I like navigating that way too and practice in quick combat, free flight mode. Looking for a decent Alsace map. Been using a printed map from quick combat and or the mission briefing map. That works good enough, but Lou's maps are the best.

#3977633 - 07/07/14 05:45 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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I find myself starting campaigns in the locations and timeframes to coincide with Lou's maps.

#3977648 - 07/07/14 06:07 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Okay, here comes another corrected chart. It is stunning and incredible, how much can go wrong
with just one chart. I wouldn't have wanted to run the whole RFC or the Luftstreitkrfte... duh



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#3977654 - 07/07/14 06:30 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Olham, it was said that the best brains of the German army in WW1 served in the railway section (Eisenbahnabteilung) of the Great General Staff. It was a hell of a job to keep all the timetables in order. Perhaps you're now experiencing a small taste of what those brave men had to endure. biggrin


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#3977672 - 07/07/14 07:11 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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I was part of a 6 a/c mission to Hit the Spur line at Bapaume, and we got a few hits.

Afternoon Flt 3 a/c to recon the lines. No contact.

Footnote: A flt while out swanning around ran into Hun scouts 1 a/c came back the gunner kia and the pilot wnd. The other 3 a/c missing.

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#3977681 - 07/07/14 07:26 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Olham it was not to give you more work... you're almost there, now you just need to change the flag ! hahaha

When we flew online campaigns in RoF I did for every mission an Excel sheet with the results of each of the 40 pilots from the analyse of the parser results (with plus points - air victories, ground targets, reco photos - and minus points - aircraft lost, pilot dead - and team totals for the mission and for the whole campaign). It took me two hours every Tuesday morning and every time I let something through and had to make a second or third version. So I know how you feel... smile2

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#3977696 - 07/07/14 07:49 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Todays mission for Aarik was much the same as yesterdays. Combat air patrol below St Die. He was flight leader and took Fritz high above the mountains to the general area. They spotted what looked like a 4 on 4 DF below' but didn't engage. They did escort one EIII home to the Colmar region before turning NNW and RTB.

#3977737 - 07/07/14 08:53 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Flight Sub-Lt Alex Ackworth - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque - 07 July 1916 (Mission 13)

Today morning mission 07:45. Two Strutters led by Flight Lt Carpenter - Artillery spotting over enemy ground units SE of Armentires.
We start our spotting at 9000 ft then we spot two Eindeckers way under us climbing to intercept. We have time to finish our mission before they are at the same altitude, then we engage them. We get one each, but Carpenter has been lightly hit and decides to stop for a quick repair at La Gorgue before flying back to Coudekerque in the afternoon.


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#3978067 - 07/08/14 03:33 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Sergeant Anthony Agrayne of 24 Sqn RFC returned from hospital where he had spent 5 days. The mission seemed to include the whole squadron led by Major Hawker. And it was 'patrol friendly lines'. Good, I thought. So off we went, but the Major had his own view of what we should patrol so we ended up in a dogfight at 11000 feet way over the lines. I at least got back although one pilot did not so I live to run away another day whenpigsfly The next time I see this happening I will plead engine trouble and head back home! It's alright for these aces to go looking for trouble but they should do it on their own and not drag me along.

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#3978072 - 07/08/14 03:44 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, I guess it was hasir-raising to have a fight way over the lines.
But watch out - let the CO never hear your thoughts!

Corsaire, it seems you have your steady ways of survival - good job!


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#3978081 - 07/08/14 04:00 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Artemus Burroughs returned to camp after nine days in hospital and was assigned the afternoon mission. Relatively uneventful except for a brief go-round with a pair of Eindeckers, both of which were claimed by other members of 'B' Flight. Landed 1 1/2 hours later and was informed by the CO that he was being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. A gentleman at last.

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#3978092 - 07/08/14 04:14 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Congrats to your promotion, Lou! I hope you knew: the drinks are all on you tonight!


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#3978108 - 07/08/14 04:41 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Oh yes Olham, to be sure. The bar is open and the newest Lieutenant is buying!

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#3978110 - 07/08/14 04:44 PM Re: The DiD Campaign Revival - Intro and Rules [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, I heard your story from my hospital bed. True to his word, Major Hawker "attacks everything."
Lou, congratulations Sir! Well deserved. The Doc says I may be released on the 16th and I will join you two. Look forward to reading of your exploits!


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MFair, looks like Charles Chatterley's status needs to be updated to 'Wounded' on the board. Also looks like there will be another award posting soon as per Army Order 204.

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Bombing Mission Railyard between Oppy and Vimy.

B flight: 5 a/c 20 4 0 lbs Bomb = 4 hits in general area. ( mine overshot) from 8000ft.

A flight: 4 machines cover for the attackers. = 1 a/c lost ( Engine failure ? )

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I was able to fly one mission today. It was a bombing attack deep behind enemy lines, so I knew what was going to happen even before we started. Three of our Aviatiks with no escorts (the only planes available to MFFA 2).

We took off without problems and headed to the front. I was leading the formation, because none of the pilot officers in the Abteilung have managed to live longer than a day or two. Just as we had crossed the enemy lines quite close to the North Sea I spotted some German flak bursts at 9 o'clock and somewhat below our formation. Soon a flight of DH.2s became visible - four of them. I immediatedly gave to order to abandon the mission and return to base, but becase the Aviatiks are extremely slow, it didn't take long for the Aircos to catch us.

The result was the usual slaughter - all of the Aviatiks shot down, except mine. I saved my butt by quickly diving down while the Aircos were busy killing the others. Two of the EA followed me all the way to Nieuwmunster, but didn't attack as I was flying at such a low altitude. They turned away only when the machine guns at Nieuwmunster opened fire at them.

I can fly again on July 11 when a couple of replacement pilots and machines will arrive.

To be honest, I'm not sure WOFF is even supposed to be played as a German two-seater pilot in a squadron flying Aviatiks in North Flanders in the summer of 1916. There are so many Entente fighters everywhere that most of the time I can't even get close to the lines before we're attacked. And when they attack, it always means total destruction. MFFA 2 has been wiped out so many times now that I've lost count. I haven't been looking for trouble, but the enemy aircraft simply can't be avoided.

It seems I can save my pilot by diving down like a Stuka and then flying just above the ground like an Apache Longbow. It'll be interesting to see how just long my good luck lasts!


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