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#4195278 - 11/16/15 09:58 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Banjoman]  
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Originally Posted By: Banjoman
Fullofit, it looks like I've forgotten what mods I'm using for the the Aces Redux. It turns out that I modified the British and French to have only 100 HAs but I left the Germans alone. If I remember correctly, since I was initially flying a Brit, I didn't want to have many British HAs in my squadron, but I did want to have all of the Germans. Since I'm now flying a German I can see that my thinking was a little short-sighted. Anyway, Leffers is Ace180 in the German list.


Thanks Banjoman.
Anyone else seen any German HA's other than Leffers?


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#4195355 - 11/17/15 02:06 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: July 19, 1915
Bertincourt

I've finally made it, I think that because after our morning's mission I was promoted to Leutnant. Hauptman Schoenebeck made the annoucement at lunch which created quite a stir. Apparently, I am now responsible for everyone's drinks this evening in the mess. This is what I've been working for, but I'm also concerned about the increased responsibility. After the hubbub had died down, Hauptman Schoenebeck stated, "I'm very proud of you Auge, I had my reservations at first but you have blossomed into a fine pilot and a fine officer." Needless to say, after that fine endorsement I will have no hesitation is providing the refreshments for this evenings festivities.


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#4195408 - 11/17/15 05:35 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nov 16, 1915.


No Flights due to Weather

#4195713 - 11/17/15 11:17 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Bertincourt, 17 Nov 1915

Weather is too bad to fly, but there was some paint sitting around the airfield so i added something to my plane to make it more 'mine'. I took my inspiration from the penguin, which also cannot fly today...



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#4195714 - 11/17/15 11:18 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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And the legend is born. biggrin


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#4195912 - 11/18/15 05:11 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nov 18, 1915.


No flights due to weather

#4196831 - 11/20/15 07:15 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nov 20, 1915.




I got to up today, just to the lines and back as a wing-man. No contact.



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#4196888 - 11/20/15 08:54 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4197032 - 11/21/15 03:32 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Sounds like Alvin is having quite the time at this war!

Nov 20,

Dismal flight today. It's the first time in a week we've been able to go up at all, but it still rained for the entire hour and a half of our flight. We were spotting for artillery, but Klaus said he had a devil of a time seeing anything through the heavy clouds and rain. We stayed high over the front and didn't see any other airplanes - if they have any sense they're still on the ground. All three of our Aviatiks landed safely.


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#4197269 - 11/21/15 08:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: November 21, 1915
St. Pol-sur-Mer

Whoever said that northern Flanders is a beautiful place has never been here in late November. If the past week is any indication of what we have to look forward to, weather wise, then this will be a dismal place to spend a winter. In spite of the constant rain, I was able to fly a number of missions so the week wasn't a total loss. It is my ambition, quest if you will, to build a working set of tactics that will enable our pilots to successfully engage the enemy's machines whenever they might chance upon them. I believe that I have achieved that in regards to the Aviatik, so this week I've turned my attention to the Fokker monoplane. It is my intention to seek out this aeroplane and engage it to learn it's strengths and weaknesses. This week I had the good fortune to successfully engage four of the Fokker monoplanes, and even though the pencil pushers back at Wing saw fit to only confirm one of them, I still learned a great deal. So far, it appears that our Nieuports have the advantage in speed, climbing ability, maneuverability, and robustness. In all four engagements, I was never at a disadvantage unless the enemy dove. In diving, the monoplane does have the advantage because it doesn't have the tendency to shed a wing, but even then, if the Nieuport pilot is attentive then he can turn that disadvantage into his advantage. In regards to robustness, it is becoming more apparent to me that the Fokker is very sensitive to any damage to it's tail planes. In fact, in two of my engagements I'm sure that I didn't hit the enemies tail planes with more than a half a dozen bullets and yet the enemy lost control and crashed. I will continue my research for a few more engagements and then I'll present my findings to the rest of the squadron.


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#4197386 - 11/22/15 02:47 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nov 21, 1915


The Esc put up a 3 a/c Vee formation patroling the lines. No contact.

#4197576 - 11/22/15 06:17 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nov 22, 1915.

A rather odd occurrence today. I supported my wing leader in a standard attack on 2 seat Recon types. Lt Verdines took heavy damage and pull off. I fired at long range all my ammo saw one swing to the left the other continued straight for Hunland. After seeing 8 holes in my a/c the Adj said I got the Kill The P.B.I. spotted an a/c falling and exploding at the time and place of the engagement

#4197612 - 11/22/15 07:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the latest status report. AceofPengwin, I didn't have a current entry for you, please remember to enter your data on Saturday so I can get you into my snazzy report. biggrin



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#4197678 - 11/22/15 10:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4197701 - 11/22/15 11:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks, I wish I could get more people interested in this DID campaign. It's actually very interesting, at least to me, trying to figure out how to successfully engage the enemy with these early planes.


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#4197708 - 11/22/15 11:41 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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And with only a handful of bullets!


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#4197732 - 11/23/15 01:00 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good report Thanks

#4198181 - 11/23/15 09:29 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4198302 - 11/24/15 03:46 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I like this version of the DiD campaign. U get to play with all the early aircraft. If u use the more realistic mods, the old a/c are a handful. Just getting hits are shoot and pray. Knocking an aircraft down = a well done.

#4198316 - 11/24/15 04:46 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I agree, I'm having to figure out how to actually attack the enemy and when I've succeeded I feel like I've accomplished something. I enjoy Abner in the other DID, but the planes are all so powerful it doesn't quite seem the same.


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