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#4203077 - 12/06/15 12:37 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: December 5, 1915
St. Pol-sur-Mer

The last two days have been very productive in both helping me to hone my tactics and in destroying the hated Hun. I must say, that my wingmate Connor Milne has really taken my tactics to heart and is becoming quite the skilled scout pilot. In spite of the bloody bureaucrats at Wing, he has tallied 9 victories and looks to continue scoring. My last two sorties will serve as a perfect example of what I'm trying to accomplish with my flight. Yesterday's sortie was typical for us, we were ordered to fly a defensive patrol over a neighboring aerodrome. We were orbiting over the aerodrome watching the sunrise when here came two Aviatiks, I signaled Conner and we began our attack. I immediately noticed that Conner began his attack just as I had instructed him and in no time his opponent was spinning earthward. After I was certain he was okay, I began to attack my opponent and I quickly had him also spinning earthward.



You might notice from the photo how close I am to the enemy, well, I've discovered in my experiences that the closer you are to your opponent the better the opportunity for success. Our opponents both crashed within a mile of Coodekerque aerodrome so they were quickly confirmed.

This morning's sortie was a line patrol up near Niewpoort with Roderic. We were flying along enjoying the sunrise, when off to our west here came two Aviatiks returning from some kind of mischief. We began our attack and just like clockwork we had two more Aviatiks spinning to earth. Roderic is well versed in my tactics since he and I developed them together so it makes us a very efficient team. It's always gruesome when you get a flamer, but I feel pretty certain that because of how I attack the Aviatiks that I killed the pilot before the aeroplane burst into flames, at least I hope so.



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#4203321 - 12/06/15 06:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the latest status report.



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#4203332 - 12/06/15 07:03 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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My pilot had a Mid-Air today. 4 A/C PATROL on a Deep penetration raid. Top Cover knocked down a Recon type ( Burned)
Then Sgt De Orleans chased and fired into a second recon type Crash in a Mid air collision making him Deceased. Target Fixation !


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KIA Stats: Missions 26 Time: 31.42 Kills 3 confirmed 4 Claimed. 1 Medal.

#4203349 - 12/06/15 08:10 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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well, at least it wan't one of your own that crashed into you. Still a bit frustrating


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#4203358 - 12/06/15 08:39 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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That sucks, you've had a string of bad luck, maybe with your 'D' pilot things will turn around.

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#4203384 - 12/06/15 09:55 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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It happens....
Arg, forgot about my weekly report...SATURDAYS....

#4203488 - 12/07/15 04:24 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: August 8, 1915
Bertincourt

I reached quite a milestone today at least that is what Hauptmann Schoenebeck said. Today I broke the 100 hour mark in my log book. It was so momentous that Hauptmann Schoenebeck has actually given me a 48 hour pass to Douai. I have no idea what I'll do there, but I have two whole days to find something interesting. Anyway, time to turn in because I start my little adventure in the morning.


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#4203701 - 12/07/15 06:11 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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ahem... excuse my sillynes, but, if I want to start in Warbird-Mode now, do I start at June, 1st or at the current "Date-Equal" Dec. 7th?

#4203712 - 12/07/15 06:30 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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You would start on today's date, Dec. 7th. Remember, you need to fly from the starting airfield in whichever country you choose to their airplane depot. If I'm confusing you, just read the rules everything you need is in there. Finally, welcome to the party I think you'll enjoy it.


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#4203717 - 12/07/15 06:44 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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...yeah, the "Transfer-Flight" is also the Reason, why no Americans are available. The Transfer Route New York-Fontaine sure explains, why no american Fighter appeared on the Scene before 1918 LOL

#4203730 - 12/07/15 07:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Well, that and they're neutral. rofl


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#4203916 - 12/08/15 12:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Gentlemen, I hereby produce before you:

Offizierstellvertreter Albert Appelkorn from Nordhausen - Home of the famous "Nordhaueser Doppelkorn".



Storyline will follow soon...

#4203933 - 12/08/15 01:42 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Welcome to the grinder Nietzsche!


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#4203958 - 12/08/15 02:46 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Welcome and if I've forgotten to mention it, please submit your weekly status on Saturday so I can build the report on Sunday. There is a link on the first page of the thread.


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#4203975 - 12/08/15 03:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks smile
Okay, I will do that. I will take on Mission #2 this Evening and try to get familiar with the Area, there. The good Thing: A lot of Airfields... pretty rare in that Era. Let's see if that is helping...

#4205319 - 12/12/15 03:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Okay, Albert Appelkorn has finished his Training and earned his first Point in a "Take some Pics of the Front Mission".

I have one Question: A Point for the Mission is only then granted, when the Mission-Debrief explicitly describes it as a Success, or says "Well done" or something like that, right? When the Summary just says: "Took off, been there, flew back and landed." that's not enough.
So, I counted only one Point for Landing @ Home.

I'm not yet listed in the Surveillance-Link, so I'll enter my Data as soon as I'm in.


...found this funny Scene in J-Mode:

Domesticated Sheep can become very tame indeed ;-)

#4205332 - 12/12/15 03:56 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nietzsche, that's how I'm calculating the points. I don't think you need to worry about being too careful in how you calculate the points, I think most people just view the points as a kind of barometer on how they are doing. At least in my mind, the winner of this campaign will be the pilot who survives.


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#4205338 - 12/12/15 04:10 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Those sheep best be careful or they could wind up as ground meat.
Has anyone ever had their plane make contact with an animal? Is it like running into a fence?

#4205339 - 12/12/15 04:13 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'm with Banjoman, points mean nothing really. I find the hours flown more impressive than the points.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4205341 - 12/12/15 04:15 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Those sheep best be careful or they could wind up as ground meat.
Has anyone ever had their plane make contact with an animal? Is it like running into a fence?


Don't know about that, but I tried to use some horses as target practice. Didn't work out as I expected. No explosions, not even smoke.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
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