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#3984991 - 07/23/14 06:11 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:





21 Jul 1916 @ 13h30 Railyard Attack on Roulers Junction

Parsons Lead the flight with Booker, Soar, Myself and Huskisson accompanying. A Flight sent three additional Strutters to bomb the target. The flight was uneventful until we bombed the target zone. Four out of our five Strutters had multiple hits on the target with much damage. Soon after the bombing run we made quick haste towards our lines. I spotted to enemy craft at some distance behind us but we were able to outrun them. We had a good dose of Hun flak on our return and upon landing my strutter and Soars both landed successfully but as we came to a stop both craft tipped onto their port side so I guess we have to have a stern talk with the runway maintenance crew. Nobody was hurt in the landing and we did considerable damage to the railyard.


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#3984996 - 07/23/14 06:16 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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If I had obediently followed my flight leader in every situation, my first DID pilot wouldn't still be alive. When the enemies attack (and they attack often), I only think of saving my pilot. Most of the time that involves abandoning the formation and leaving the AI pilots to manage on their own.

I must be doing something right, because I have over 20 hours and my pilot is the only one left after all the bloody purges. biggrin


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#3985018 - 07/23/14 06:56 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks for the advice folks. Obviously I am operating under false assumptions. In short, I need to be a better pilot! Hopefully "David Darwin" has learned a bit from Albert, Benjamin, and Charles. See you in the sky's.

Scout, I agree with the formation flying. It might be my imagination but it seems the AI will pounce on a straggler like a pack of wolf's!


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#3985049 - 07/23/14 07:52 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:





21 Jul 1916 @ 13h30 Railyard Attack on Roulers Junction

Parsons Lead the flight with Booker, Soar, Myself and Huskisson accompanying. A Flight sent three additional Strutters to bomb the target. The flight was uneventful until we bombed the target zone. Four out of our five Strutters had multiple hits on the target with much damage. Soon after the bombing run we made quick haste towards our lines. I spotted to enemy craft at some distance behind us but we were able to outrun them. We had a good dose of Hun flak on our return and upon landing my strutter and Soars both landed successfully but as we came to a stop both craft tipped onto their port side so I guess we have to have a stern talk with the runway maintenance crew. Nobody was hurt in the landing and we did considerable damage to the railyard.


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Robert, the most thing I do admire of your flying, are your landings, smooth, skilled! Great Job!

#3985058 - 07/23/14 08:12 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Wednesday, 23 July - The latest charts, updated after Jim's data sheets.
Our list of fallen pilots has grown and also got updated.

New: Inactive pilots are shown separately. After 3 months of permanent inactivity they will get deleted.







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#3985085 - 07/23/14 09:16 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: LtCasey]  
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Originally Posted By: LtCasey
[quote=Robert_Wiggins]The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:

Robert, the most thing I do admire of your flying, are your landings, smooth, skilled! Great Job!


Thanks LtCasey, but not all of my landings are manual. When you see me touch down from external view it is on Autopilot. I only land manual when I am in cockpit view, otherwise....well you know! biggrin


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#3985090 - 07/23/14 09:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: corsaire31]  
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Originally Posted By: corsaire31
Originally Posted By: LtCasey
Robert, the most thing I do admire of your flying, are your landings, smooth, skilled! Great Job!


You might be disappointed, but I think for the purpose of making videos these landings look like they are on autopilot ... wink


As I said...All are except for in-cockpit cases where I will often stop shorter than the others. You can tell when I am landing it because I will be focused on the air speed very closely and that shows in the vid. The Strutter is a great bird to land in. It is not difficult to be smooth in it. That said, I do not deny many of my vids end in autopilot mode so I can use external views when landing because I think it adds some additional interest.

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#3985106 - 07/23/14 10:01 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Oops, sorry Robert hadn't seen your post before mine ! Going too fast on this one, post deleted... smile2


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#3985107 - 07/23/14 10:05 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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@ Olham

For info only, my pilot Alex has been promoted to Flight Lieutenant and I'm quite positive that I clicked at the right place in the survey... Nothing to worry about, can wait next update ! smile2


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#3985110 - 07/23/14 10:09 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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There will always be some things wrong in this; it's hand-made - otherwise you could be sure
it wasn't my original work, but just a bad copy. biggrin
But good that you tell the mistakes - only then I will know and change them.


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#3985115 - 07/23/14 10:16 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Flight Lt Alex Ackworth - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque - 23 July 1916 (Mission 23)

Again in the morning flight, but my head is better now after a good night's sleep. We take off with six Strutters for a reconnaissance over the enemy lines near Armentires. On the way we join with our escort of 5 Nieuports 11 from RNAS 1 again. Weather is partly cloudy, but there are many free spots between the clouds.

Everything looks fine until we pass Bailleul at 8000 ft, when my engine suddenly goes to idle and stops after a short time. Well, there are two airfields at Bailleul so it's no problem to glide down and land there.

While we get a warm coffee and some eggs and bacon at the mess, the ground crew has a look at my plane. Turns out to be an oil leak which the engine didn't like at all. We will need to find a ride by road to Coudekerque and someone will have to ferry the plane later after repair.

Too bad the bloody engine didn't hold a little more, I end up with 24.98 flying hours ! sigh

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#3985118 - 07/23/14 10:24 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
Thanks for the advice folks. Obviously I am operating under false assumptions. In short, I need to be a better pilot! Hopefully "David Darwin" has learned a bit from Albert, Benjamin, and Charles. See you in the sky's.

Scout, I agree with the formation flying. It might be my imagination but it seems the AI will pounce on a straggler like a pack of wolf's!


Since you are in an FE2b, read this Survival Guide to the Fee

Still useful information in WOFF.

As far as formation flying goes: If you are tail end Charlie and the enemy are gunning for you, try pulling ahead of your own flight to let their observers shoot in your defence. But really, circling big flat circles in the Fee is the best way to survive. In 1916 the FE2b is a dangerous machine if you fly it offensively.

#3985131 - 07/23/14 10:49 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
Quick question as I am on my 4th pilot. Everyone's advice is to fly "higher than ordered" or some variation on the same theme. I understand the benefits of that. If we are flying "lead by rank", which means as a Sargent I am playing follow the leader, how do I fly higher than ordered? I am not going to get 5000' above my formation and say bye when the stuff hits the fan. Immersion killer for me because I doubt any pilot chose his own altitude more than once before he was drummed out of the RFC. So, as a lower ranked flyer, how do you get the altitude?

I get my kicks out of being the new guy on the block that has to be good enough and lucky enough to have a little say in my fate, but I have to be good enough and lucky enough 1st. To me that means having to mix it up a little when the chips are down. If there is no advantage in shooting down the enemy, whats the point? If one only has to "survive", then take off, get high, and run like hell when the enemy shows up. I guess that is 2 questions instead of 1.

I hope no one takes this as criticism of DID because it isn't. I am learning a lot from everyone and having a great time to boot. WOFF is a whole different sim to me now than it was a month ago before DID.


I fly about a half mile higher and stay slightly behind, my squad members are idiots. I've seen them fly tree top level just making it over the mountains in Alsace. We are in EIIIs and need all the altitude energy we can muster.

Usually I see them turn direction and flee from any EA. When that happens I can dive down and attack EA, giving them a slighly better chance of living. Last mission they all died....but I didn't. Filed two claims, both rejected...maybe no one left to confirm?

When leading I fly at whatever altitude I prefer, use "shift w" to do away with unwanted waypoints and get to the mission area. Take note of waypoints, print mission brief. Sometimes I go in through the back door avoiding a long flight along the front at low altitude.

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#3985140 - 07/23/14 11:00 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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The continuing career of Albert "Mushroom" Ward:







22 Jul 1916 @ 06h43 Recon of Vehicle Movement East of Bethune

Mesurier lead the flight with Hervey, Shook and myself accompanying. We had 4 DH.2 for top cover from RFC-29. The flight to the lines was quiet and the sky was heavy with Cumulus above 5000ft. Just before crossing the lines we saw 5 EIIIs pass under us heading west. They did not bother us. We crossed the lines making a wide circle, twice. On our third circle we encountered 6 EIIIs coming towards us from the east and looking to give us trouble. Mesurier gave the signal to attack and we took them on. During the scramble I shot down two EIIIs, Parsons got two but had his observer killed and got wounded himself. Hervey also had his observer killed. Mesurier shot down one EIII. Top cover never engaged, but circled above for any other interveners. After the scramble I met up with Mesurier and together we headed home. Shortly there after Shook joined us and we landed safely. Both Parsons and Hervey landed safely but their machines were destroyed.


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#3985145 - 07/23/14 11:10 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Congrats Robert Wiggins!

#3985169 - 07/24/14 12:05 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Still alive and flying, although the CO seems bent on sending us on bombing missions well behind German lines these days.

Here's a shot from today's trip to bomb Nieuwmunster airfield. Pretty easy to tell my location from the landscape! 'A' flight is visible in the distance.


#3985179 - 07/24/14 12:25 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Sooo close Corsaire! I think I would take off on the next mission and circle a bit and claim engine trouble again just to make that milestone. Congratulations.
Drinks are on Robert Wiggins and we can admire his new medal.


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#3985189 - 07/24/14 01:27 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MFair]  
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Originally Posted By: MFair
Sooo close Corsaire! I think I would take off on the next mission and circle a bit and claim engine trouble again just to make that milestone. Congratulations.
Drinks are on Robert Wiggins and we can admire his new medal.


Remember, that is not a DiD authorized award! Olham will probably take it from me! biggrin


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#3985195 - 07/24/14 02:05 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Sooo close Corsaire! I think I would take off on the next mission and circle a bit and claim engine trouble again just to make that milestone. Congratulations.
Drinks are on Robert Wiggins and we can admire his new medal.


Remember, that is not a DiD authorized award! Olham will probably take it from me! biggrin

But you are still buying the drinks right?


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#3985200 - 07/24/14 02:15 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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After 2 missions in the FE I put in for a transfer. Just flew my 3rd mission. As luck would have it, we have had no contact on any of the three missions. No complaints here. On returning from base I was told my transfer to RFC32 was approved. Back to fighters tomorrow!


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