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#4245557 - 04/01/16 09:51 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Achille Renard has finally met Boelcke.



"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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November news for Intrepid Fliers :

November 2
British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith declared Serbian independence to be an essential object of the war.
November 3
The first meeting of the newly constituted British War Committee was held.
The Third Battle of the Isonzo ended in a victory for Austro-Hungarian forces.
November 4
Lord Kitchener set sail for Galilpoli with the objective of gaining firsthand knowledge of the situation.
General Sir Charles Munro was given command of the British Salonika Force. Sir William Birdwood took command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Galilpoli.
November 5
Bulgarian forces captured Nish in Serbia following 3 days of fighting.
Kitchener left London on a visit to the Near East.
November 6
The French offensive against the invading German army, the Second Battle of Champagne, ended in a stalemate.
November 7
The German cruiser SMS Undine was sunk by the British submarine E19 in the Baltic.
November 8
The Italian passenger steamer SS Ancona was sunk by an Austrian submarine off the coast of Tunisia, while sailing under the Austrian flag.
November 10
The Fourth battle of the Isonzo began as Austrian forces continued to resist the Italian bid to cross the River Isonzo.
November 11
Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced the composition of a new British War Cabinet; Winston Churchill resigned from the Government.
November 14
The North African Senussi order began hostilities against the British when they attacked an Egyptian post at Sollum.
November 15
Representatives of the Central Powers left Teheran as Russian forces advanced.
November 16
Bulgarian forces captured the Babuna Pass and Prilep in southern Serbia.
November 17
An Anglo-French conference was held in Paris to discuss aid to Serbia and the situation at Gallipoll.
British steam ship SS Anglia, which had been requisitioned for use as a hospital ship, hit a mine and sank in the English Channel.
November 18
In Britain new restrictions were imposed on the opening hours of London's clubs.
November 20
King Constantine of Greece and his Government assured lord Kitchener that Greece would never attack Allied troops.
November 22
The Battle of Ctesiphon began as Turkish troops halted the British advance on Baghdad.
November 23
The British Western Frontier Force began military operations against the Senussi.
The Allied Powers sent a Note to the Greek Government demanding non-interference with Allied troops and guaranteeing the eventual restoration of occupied Greek territory.
November 24
The Greek Government accepted the Allied demands of the previous day.
Field Marshal von der Goltz took command of Turkish forces in Mesopotamia.
November 25
The Battle of Ctesiphon ended with a strategic victory for the Ottoman Empire when the British retreated to the city of Kut-al-Amara.
November 29
Afonso Augusto da Costa succeeded Jose de Castro as Portuguese Prime Minister.
November 30
The Pact of London was formally signed by Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan and Italy: each country declared it would not make separate peace.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4245563 - 04/01/16 09:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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March news for Warbirds Rising:

March 1
Germany began an extended submarine campaign using a strategy of trying to lure the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet into U-boat traps.
March 2
Russian forces captured Bitlis from the Turks in Armenia.
March 4
The German raider SMS Moewe returned to a heroes welcome in Bremen, Germany following a series of successful attacks on British ships in the Atlantic.
March 5
A combined British-South African Colonial force began an offensive towards Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa.
March 7
Newton Diehl Baker was appointed US Secretary of State.
March 8
Another British attempt to relieve the besieged force at Kut-al-Amara was defeated on the Dujaila Redoubt.
March 9
The Fifth Battle of the Isonzo began when the Italians launched another offensive on the Isonzo River.
The German Government declared war on Portugal over the seizure of German ships in Lisbon.
March 10
British forces captured Taveta in East Africa.
March 11
The Battle for Latema Nek began in the Latema-Reata between Germany and British-South African forces in British East Africa.
March 12
The action at Latema Nek ended with an Allied victory.
An Allied conference at Chantilly discussed the forthcoming summer offensive on the Somme.
March 13
New Moshi in East Africa was occupied by British forces.
March 14
British forces reoccupied Sollum on the Egyptian coast.
March 15
Austria-Hungary followed Germany and declared war on Portugal.
March 16
General Pierre Auguste Roques succeeded Joseph Gallieni as French Minister of War.
At the Battle of Verdun the Germans successive attacks on Vaux were repulsed.
March 18
The Lake Naroch Offensive began when Russian forces attacked the Germans at Lake Naroch on the Eastern Front.
March 20 French politician Baron Denys Cochin was appointed Under-Secretary of State for foreign policy matters responsible for dealing with the blockade of Germany.
March 21
German forces retreated from the Kilimanjaro area after they were defeated at Nahe.
March 22
Yuan Shikal formally abandoned monarchism and relinquished the throne of China.
March 24
The passenger ship SS Sussex was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the English Channel.
March 26
Russian forces continued the attack at Lake Naroch without success.
March 27
Russian commanders suspended their offensive at Lake Naroch.
March 28
An Inter-Allied conference in Paris resulted in a declaration of unity on military, economic and diplomatic affairs between Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Russia and Serbia .
March 29
General Alexei Andreyevich Polivanov resigned as Russian War Minister and was succeeded by General Dmitry Savelich Shuvaev.
March 30
The Russian hospital ship Portugal was sunk by a torpedo from the German submarine U-33 in the Black Sea.
March 31
A German airship raid targeted the East coast of England; the Zeppelin was subsequently shot down by gunfire in the Thames Estuary.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4246034 - 04/03/16 02:03 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here's the latest status report.



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#4247331 - 04/07/16 12:51 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: December 8, 1915
Bertincourt

Just received a telephone call from Maj. Friedel informing me that I'm to receive the PLM in a weeks time. I'm actually speechless, I know that I scored my tenth victory the other day but I wouldn't say that I've been performing my duties at an exceptional level. He told me to keep this to ourselves and he would announce it to the men in a couple of days. One thing that bothers me about this recognition, is how my tenth victory occurred. Manfred, Gustav, and I were up at the line flying our usual line patrol when I spot a single Nieuport flying along below us without a care in the world. I signal the others and dove down and swooped up behind him. I gave him a burst, he bursts into flames and down he went. I don't think he ever even saw us. I teach my men that the front is a nasty vicious place and it will devour them without a moment's notice if they aren't always vigilant. Aerial victories like this still make me a little uncomfortable but I'm sure this war will eventually beat that sensibility out of me. Anyway, can you imagine a grocer's boy getting the PLM.



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#4247526 - 04/07/16 03:21 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: April 7, 1916
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This has been a strange season for me and my squadron. It has been almost a month since we've last had an engagement with any Huns. As a matter of fact, on most sorties we don't even see any Huns. The lads and I are beginning to wonder if maybe the brass hats have called the bloody war off and just forgot to tells us poor sods. I can't say that I'm not enjoying the peace and quiet, but it is rather odd to fly up to the front and not see anything. One rumor floating around the mess is that the Huns are preparing for some major push and are conserving their strength. Others say rubbish, the sky is a big place and it's easy to get lost in and that's why we haven't seen anything. Whatever the reason, I'm sure this interlude will end eventually and it won't be pleasant when it does.


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#4248205 - 04/09/16 01:16 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Today Achille saw Rolands for the first time. To be more precise: the Rolands saw Achille first. Unlike the Aviatiks, they did not turn tail and run, but to his surprise, turned towards him and began attacking in his own backyard. How rude!




These guys aren't pushovers. They can turn with the best of them. It took a while and help from his wingman, but the Roland was finally taken down. Achille is not looking forward to the next encounter with this new bird. Boys in the lab coats better hurry up and come up with better planes to tackle this new menace.



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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4248380 - 04/09/16 05:17 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Terrific reports and screenshots!

The Roland C.II in WOFF behaves like a deadly two-seat fighter. This behaviour is comparable to the Sopwith Strutters on the Entente side. As far as I know, it's not exactly historically accurate for either of those two planes to fly like that. They were not fighters.

August Ege is alive and well, but I've been much too busy with real life stuff to continue his career.


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#4248392 - 04/09/16 06:19 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hasse, that's ok, just jump back in when you have the time.


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#4248442 - 04/09/16 11:19 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
The Roland C.II in WOFF behaves like a deadly two-seat fighter. This behaviour is comparable to the Sopwith Strutters on the Entente side. As far as I know, it's not exactly historically accurate for either of those two planes to fly like that. They were not fighters.


Hasse, agreed. Their performance in WOFF seems much more ... legendary than in RL.


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4248461 - 04/10/16 01:28 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I would agree with both of you about both of those planes. I've seen the Strutters chasing Albatri all over the sky and I know that didn't happen.


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#4248482 - 04/10/16 06:15 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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well I'd like to disagree there. The strutter was the first Alli plane that could fire through its airscrew. Yes it was a bomber/Recce aircraft but when deployed for the battle of Arras they were also given escort and patrol dutys as well. However, just because it was a sopwith didn't mean it fkew like a Pup...infact if the engine konked out it flew like a brick..... the Roland too.

In WOFF I could never figure out why the Rolands...when in one flight of all Rolands....can act as fighters, but other aircraft like the Fe2b don't.

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Here is the latest status report. Lederhosen, you forgot to tell me how long you've been captured.




Here is the latest Honor Roll of the Dead.



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#4248646 - 04/11/16 05:38 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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errr did I press a wrong button???

Basil v Borste is wounded till the 17th.

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#4249024 - 04/12/16 02:31 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Some how Binger's name was mentioned in the papers after he had shot down Hun #5 the other day.
He was asked to carry the flag so to say.




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#4249566 - 04/14/16 01:12 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Capitaine Renard decided to take a closer look at one of the enemy machines.




He decided that waving to the pilot would only get him a handful of bullets in return. He decided to return the favor.



"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."
#4250101 - 04/16/16 02:22 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Achille Renard is enjoying himself in the air:



"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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The Nupes really own the air in 1916! Well, at least until the Albatros appears. smile

August Ege has continued his career in FFA 71. Christmas 1915 is approaching and things have been quite peaceful in the Verdun sector, as usual. But something's afoot, and it may well be the calm before the storm...



These early morning missions in the autumn provide opportunities for some nice screenshots! Gotta love the improved lighting effects in WOFF. smile


"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps
#4250246 - 04/16/16 10:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Hasse]  
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The Nupes really own the air in 1916! Well, at least until the Albatros appears. smile

Hasse, let's not underestimate the Halbs before the Albs get here.
Great pic, BTW. Can't wait for the new batch of sun and clouds shots when WOFF 3 arrives.


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And assemble the engine again."
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Here's the latest status report. I apologize for the delay but I was out of town and I just got to it.



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