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#4502916 - 01/07/20 02:23 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Harry, that was white knuckle for sure. Great video.

Fullofit, how long has your wingman been with you? They sent 54 to take down the balloon. Congratulations on the Albatros.


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#4502937 - 01/07/20 11:46 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Carrick, a toast to your latest DiD pilot, Feldwebel Hentzau. May he survive the insanity.

Harry, after watching the video, I agree with MFair - white knuckle for sure. I'd say Lazlo was lucky to make it back from that sortie. Why all those SPADs suddenly decided to scarper is a headscratcher, but a good thing for your fellow. Drinks all around, or is the Oberleutnant cutting back?

Fullofit, I still love that show and watch a couple episodes every evening as one of our locals airs the re-re-re-reruns. To Toby, it sounds as if the PBI in his area could stand a refresher course in aircraft identification. And stealing Chesty's kills to boot, the buggars. At least he was credited with the blue Alb. As for the whole flammable/inflammable debate, I say potato.

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#4502957 - 01/07/20 03:54 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Sgt. Frank Lucas
Bertangles West
Jan. 7, 1917

"A" Flight had just come in from a routine patrol of the lines. Frank missed seeing Sear's familiar machine on the opposite hand of the wing. He was still holding out hope of his return. Upon return to Bertangles after debriefing the Major motioned for Lucas to stay. "At ease Sergeant" he said as he looked at some papers. "It seems a flight of RE's reported a Pup chasing a Hun east of your patrol area after your scrap with the Huns." He paused and put down the papers. "Our machine went down in flames after being jumped by 3 more Albatri. I'm sorry." Frank stood for a moment as the words sunk in. The Major continued, "This is war Sergeant. Let that be a lesson to you. You don't get a second chance when you make a mistake like Sears did." Frank straightened his back. "Yes Sir" he replied. The Major continued, "One more thing. Pack your Kit. We are moving to Chipilly." Frank lost his cool. "Moving! We just got here! Who's running this damned war!" Frank was cut short by the glare the Major gave him. He quickly remembered who and where he was and replied. "Sorry Sir. I'll be packed in two shakes"


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#4502966 - 01/07/20 04:36 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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RAF_LOU: thanks. Hopefully , Hentzau will make it thru 1917, 1918 is just too heck-dick for the Huns to survive

























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#4502979 - 01/07/20 07:30 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Carrick, a toast to your latest DiD pilot, Feldwebel Hentzau. May he survive the insanity.

Seconded, good luck with Herr Hentzau, Carrick!

Harry, after watching the video, I agree with MFair - white knuckle for sure. I'd say Lazlo was lucky to make it back from that sortie. Why all those SPADs suddenly decided to scarper is a headscratcher, but a good thing for your fellow. Drinks all around, or is the Oberleutnant cutting back?

Indeed, Lou. One lucky Croatian! I really was thinking at the time how dangerous the situation was. No point in trying to line up a shot with three Spads buzzing around, just had to keep twisting and turning. I suspect it was our superior numbers that scared them off. We were five against their four and it's possible kette eins turned up at some point, which would have made our total nine. All I can say is, what an awesome sim. You just never quite know what's around the corner smile

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#4503011 - 01/08/20 02:37 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Rupert E. Hentzau
Feldwebel,
Jasta 6
Kette. Zwei
Aertrycke, Aifield.

Learned a little today. A pilot who produces gets perks, Attention from highers, upgraded machines. Also learned that U must have witness for claims..On an Escort today spotted our cover flight engaging Tommy a/c left formation to help out spotted a e/a turning for home and cut him off in a turning dive fired three 40 rd bursts and he spun in. Filed a claim upon return and it was rejected. by the C.O.
additionally, found that my Warhorse the Albatross D-I flies Nose up when in trim so I will take a pillow along and sit higher to see better. Cover flight claimed 2 1/2er types.for no loss.

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#4503013 - 01/08/20 02:44 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Thanks all. Hope he lasts. Type of Aircraft engaged and Un Confirmed due to no witness..

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#4503143 - 01/08/20 09:22 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: carrick58]  
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Pretty pics Carrick!

#4503145 - 01/08/20 09:39 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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I say, Thanks old man.

#4503152 - 01/08/20 11:55 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Carrick, fresh meat! Rupert should be well off with a new Albatros under his seat. Good luck to the new pilot. Too bad about that first claim.

MFair, Holtcombe is Toby’s wingman since joining RNAS-8. It will be a few good months.
Too bad about Sears. A grim reminder to all pilots.

Lou, potato? You mean pomme de terre? Which literally translates to ground apple. So is it a fruit or a vegetable?

No flying for Toby. Bad weather settled in with heavy snow falls. Terrible business this white stuff.


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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."
#4503155 - 01/09/20 12:14 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Rupert E. Hentzau
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Kette. Zwei
Aertrycke, Aifield.


Jan 8, 1916.

Assigned as wingmate to Ob. Lt. Wulf for a 2 a/c flight due to report e/a over NML. In poor conditions, I followed Lt Wulf chasing a e/a in a series of diving tuns from 3000 meters. I observed as he shot down the e/a. I saw the crash. Weather closed in ,but made it back.

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#4503156 - 01/09/20 02:55 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Good luck with your new pilot Carrick!


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#4503198 - 01/09/20 04:31 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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#4503199 - 01/09/20 04:33 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Jan 9.

No flights

#4503248 - 01/10/20 02:30 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Lou, your story of Swany’s trip to Holland and the machinations required to get him home is a new WOFF classic. It reads like a good novel and I can’t wait for the next instalment. I was not aware of the financial arrangements involving detained officers in the Netherlands. Really interesting stuff!

Fullofit, I enjoyed your video with the attempted the balloon and the difficult scrap with the two Halberstadts. The Pup is such a delight to fly and it may be jealous to watch you.

Carrick, I was really sorry to hear of Rene’s passing. He was getting so close to winning a Croix de Guerre. Best of luck with Henzau!

MFair, Frank has had some good outings and shows great common sense, like the time he backed out of a fight because there was too much company.

Harry, Laszlo was doing great service. It’s frightening to think what he’ll be able to accomplish with his new DIII. That was an incredible battle with the Spads. I hope he listens to Von Keudell’s advice about the in-flight cocktail service.

An Airman’s Odyssey – by Capt James Arthur Collins, VC, DSO, MC

Part Ninety-Three: In which a mess tradition is born


2 January 1917. It snowed. Wing ordered us up but I could not see the trees at the end of the field – a genuine Saskatchewan whiteout. I told the Major I would not go up. He stammered and ordered me to try again. I insisted on phoning Wing so that I could tell off Colonel Dowding in person and finally he relented. I drank tea and listen to gramophone recordings in the mess of morning and in the afternoon we attended a memorial service for Hansel, whose body was beyond recovery.

The following day was spent rereading a mystery novel. Olson and Ackerman organised a snooker tournament which occupied much of the afternoon until Edmund, a new fellow, attempted a trick shot and succeeded in putting a 6 inch gash into the felt. The lads declared the table unplayable and the tournament stopped. I was not displeased, for I had been feeling very sorry for myself and was contemplating drinking far too much. It was then that I recalled my father telling me about a game he had played in the Yukon, a game he called “crud.”

The game was played on a snooker table using only the cue ball and a red ball. It is played in teams of three, each member of which is credited with three “lives.” The players of each team must follow the same sequence, playing one after the other. The red ball is spotted and the team proceeding first must roll the cue ball by hand to strike the red ball. Billiard cues are not used. If the red ball is pocketed a player on the opposite team loses a life. Once the cue ball is in play it may not be allowed to stop movement. The next player up for the opposite team must grab the ball before it comes to a stop and shoot it at the red ball from one of the short ends of the table. This “shooting zone” is judged by the position of one’s private parts relative to the corner pockets of the table. The teams alternate shooting the cue ball, attempting to keep the action continuous as long as both balls are on the table. Pocketing the cue ball or allowing either ball to leave the table cost the shooter a life. It is permitted to reach a role over the table as long as one’s foot does not touch the felt, and all shots must be taken with at least one foot on the floor. Any player eliminated owes the surviving players a round from the bar.

The fellows took to the game immediately and the shouts and curses and laughter soon brought the commanding officer and Captain Watley into the anteroom. Within minutes they were in shirtsleeves and all rank was forgotten in the ensuing melee. That was when I introduced the Yukon version of the game, one that allowed full contact blocking around the table – everything short of interfering with the shooter in the act of shooting. A precipitous amount of beer was consumed that afternoon. The Catholic padre from Wing arrived around five-thirty as he had been invited for dinner. Within minutes he proved to be a master at the game, and the sight of him somersaulting over the felt in a cassock was one not to be forgotten. [1]

On 4 January I led a line patrol in the area of Mossy Face Wood. It was a miserable flight that began in darkness and involved a two hour plod through driving snow and heavy, low cloud. Fortunately we saw nothing. I say fortunately because we should have seen something only in the event that we literally ran into it.

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"It was a miserable flight that began in darkness and involved a two hour plod through driving snow and heavy, low cloud."

5 January 1917 saw a continuation of the bad weather. Hansel’s replacement was a young Englishman by the name of Kerr. I refuse to let him fly in this weather until I had a chance to observe him and until he had a chance to get his bearings in clear weather.

The next day we were to escort a pair of BE2s over the lines but we never got to see them. After takeoff, I turned east. We normally flew towards Bertangles, where we formed up and began a climb to altitude. A mile or two from Fienvillers, I glanced back to see where Child and Orlebar were. They were nowhere to be seen. I turned back and eventually saw them in the distance about two thousand feet over our field. Orlebar was diving on a light blue Roland. A second Roland was climbing away with Child in pursuit. I closed on the Roland and made a pass from abeam, firing about seventy-five rounds. This had no effect so I attempted to get ahead of the Hun and attack from his front, thereby avoiding his gunner’s attention. Unfortunately the Hun pilot anticipated this move and turned away from me. I closed on the Roland and took careful aim at the German observer. The man must have been bullet-proof for I fired more than a hundred rounds with no result. He, however, holed my radiator and I had to break off the fight and the land back at our field. In all, it was an unsatisfying adventure.

We were granted the next three days and I was sent over to 2AD for a short course on military discipline and law. Major Rodwell thought it would come in handy in the event of promotion. The first highlight of the course came on the second morning when a superannuated staff captain who had been bingeing the night before threw up during a lecture on alcohol offences. The second highlight was a fellow classmate – Lieutenant Tone Bayetto, whom I had last seen as a sergeant pilot back in 3 Squadron! He had left for England while I was still there and had received his commission. He was now flying DH2s with 24 Squadron. Tone chided me for not having yet taken up his offer of a free dinner at the Carlton Hotel in London, where his father was head chef. He said that an appearance there would have been good for business if I’d made it shortly after knocking down that first Zeppelin. I promised him I would do my best to get there on my next time in England and, with a little begging, I obtained permission to head into Doullens that evening with Tone so that I could buy him dinner. We chatted for hours and nearly missed our drive back to Candas.
The course ended the following day and the weather forecast called for clearing on the morrow.

NOTES:

[1] The game of crud as described here is often thought to have originated in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. It has since emigrated to the US Air Force, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force. It is played in all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces, where the full contact version described here is known as “combat crud”. The true origin and longer history of the game was unknown until the publication of Collins’s memoirs.

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#4503255 - 01/10/20 03:33 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Thanks Raine, I hope this one will last awhile.

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Rupert E. Hentzau
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Kette. Zwei
Aertrycke, Aifield.

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Jan 10. 1917.

More bad weather so stayed in town at our billets in the Hotel.

#4503353 - 01/10/20 10:32 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Jan 11, 1917.

Ring up by Arty Post aero motors heard, Myself , Steiner, and Schubert are on Ready Alert. We watched and waited as a/c noise was heard far above in the thunderheads of clouds, Finally, we took off taking a chance. In bad weather , we did spot and attacked an e/a Schubert and Stiener shared the victory. I had a rind side seat. then it was Home James. Then just as quickly the ceiling fell and the visibility dropped to 1/4 mile.

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#4503360 - 01/10/20 11:50 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Raine, I must admit that I probably would lose all 3 of my lives at once if I were to roll my two balls on the table. Sounds like fun though, but not as fun as chasing Halberstadts in a Pup. Collins should look into getting a transfer and try his hand at piloting one too. It also looks like the Roland scourge (that Fokker never was) continues. Stay away from those.

Carrick, you just keep knocking them out of the sky, just be careful. We don’t want to be introduced to nurse Heidi too soon. Great shots.


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#4503372 - 01/11/20 04:45 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Fullofit. Not me. Those are the wingmates. Hentzau still trying to get in a shooting solution and they streak in and take the prize. I think in Jasta 6 there will be a lot of Steeling someone else's Kills as time goes by.

In the meantime, he will be spending a lot of time in the Beer Hall next door to the Jasta's Billeting Hotel.






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