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#4519394 - 05/04/20 12:35 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots ***** [Re: Polovski]  
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Thanks Stache and great shots Adger! Catching the artillery in full.
I've been given a Pfalz in my career in Alsace. It's great fun to fly. I managed to catch a French Caudron unawares using a tactic straight from Boelcke's dicta (which hadn't been written yet wacky )

As you can see from the pictures I got up close and personal and hit him hard. A second pass had him spinning down to the ground.

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"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4519421 - 05/04/20 02:57 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Great stuff Albert,don't think I've flown the Pfalz much what's she like? Lovely pics I especially like the 2nd one..Those clouds seem close enough to touch. OBD have done an incredible job and WOFF gets better and better (I've been with these guys since OFFP2). Also the fantastic modders/Skinners who make this great game even greater..I thank you sincerely.
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#4519436 - 05/04/20 04:06 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Yes you're right, I've already added a few Mods which really add to the experience, but as you say the game looks brilliant anyway.

The Pfalz is a wing warper and like all of those types the roll rate is very poor, however once you're actually in your turn you can feel it's easier than in a Fokker Eindecker. It certainly holds it's height better in a turn than the Fokker.

The only squadron you seem to be able to fly it without starting as a very high rank from the start is FA(A)296b (actually FFA 9b) which is where I started flying the Aviatik and then the Pfalz.

Flying around all those mountains and valleys is certainly a challenge as well.

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"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4519570 - 05/05/20 01:43 AM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Thanks Albert for the heads up,i may just try a Pfalz campaign when my current one ends..

Mission 3,Ernst Udet takes us up to go and have a nosy over our own airfields at 7.05am. Less than 20 mins later he spots 2 Caudrons and sends us in. He grabs one i the other
we then carry onto our patrol but no more action was to be found i grab my 1st kill..or so i thought.. claim denied, ah well i survive to fight another day and i hope that tomorrow is a later take-off, these early morning flights are chilling me to the bone.

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#4519597 - 05/05/20 10:15 AM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Great pictures again Adger. So even though you presumably had the great Udet down as a witness your claim was denied! It is very hit and miss the claim system with WOFF. I had one denied in my current campaign where you could still see the bloody smoke from my victim when we landed! It was that close to the airfield! We could have walked over and grabbed any trophy we wanted....but no....the claim was rejected banghead

Yes the Pfalz is good fun. I'd started the campaign with a view to requesting a transfer to FFA62 when that unit becomes fully Fokkered in mid December 1915. However I'm thinking I might stay with the Pfalz instead.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4519615 - 05/05/20 11:53 AM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Talk about 'chilling to the bone!'... Brrrrrrrrrr!

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#4519623 - 05/05/20 12:05 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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So many marvelous screensavers in this thread. They should be collected together and offered as a download on the User Mods page.

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#4519627 - 05/05/20 12:18 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Cheers Albert, yep I think Ernst might have made a "deliberate" balls up on his witness form bit of jealousy from him maybe biggrin

Yeah it is a bit hit and miss and it can be a bit annoying when a definite claim is turned down but I personally like the way OBD have the claim system the way it is, for me it adds to the excitement of hoping that my claim is accepted. Enjoy your Pfalz carreer pal.

@Trooper those pics alone make me shiver pal, imagine what those young men must have gone through at times. Great pics mate.

@Lou thanks it's a stunning sim and it never ceases to amaze me how good it looks,OT..is there any books from the German pilots perspective that you could recommend to read? Thanks in advance for any information Cheer pal.

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#4519630 - 05/05/20 12:47 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Adger]  
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Originally Posted by Adger
..is there any books from the German pilots perspective that you could recommend to read? Thanks in advance for any information Cheer pal.


Try ''Wings of War'' by Rudolph Stark... I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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#4519634 - 05/05/20 01:02 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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I agree Trooper, that is a good one. And I will add the following personal narratives from the German point of view:

Any of Haupt Heydemarck's books to include, "Double-Decker C.666", "Flying Section 17", "War Flying in Macedonia"
"An Airman Remembers ", by Hans Schröeder
"My Escape From Donington Hall", by Gunther Plüschow
"Ace of the Black Cross", by Ernst Udet, (contains some propaganda as did most German works from this period)
"Jagdstaffel 356", by M.E. Kahnert, (another pre-WWII propaganda piece and somewhat fictionalized as I recall, but still worth a read)

And for a very unusual point of view try "Stepchild Pilot", by Joseph Doerflinger, (he flew for Germany in WWI and for France immediately after the war)

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#4519638 - 05/05/20 01:08 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Yes Adger, I agree, annoying though the claim system might be at times, it's the only sim that even tries to replicate it and I wouldn't have it any other way.

With regards books, I've got Ace of the Black Cross by Udet. It's a good read, not only for his WW1 antics but his work in America stunting.

The fact he froze when faced with his first enemy in his sights is well known. Perhaps less well known is the fact he was once reprimanded for 'endangering one of the Kaiser's aircraft' due to him banking hard in a turn in a two seater. He was thrown in the klink for that one.

Whilst not written by a German pilot, any of Peter Kilduff's works are well worth a read. I've got 'Germanys First Air Force 1914/1918 which is fabulous.....and you can't beat Blue Max by Jack Hunter..... fiction but brilliant.

Lou, I agree with the screensavers idea, I use my shots for that already.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4519667 - 05/05/20 03:45 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Trooper,Lou and Albert thanks very much for your recommendations lads..I'm going to have a good nosy at the books you've mentioned.
Thank you.
@Albert yep I agree with you 100% regarding the claims it can be a bit annoying but like you I like the uncertainty and the anticipation of a claim being accepted (or denied), and when it is accepted a fist pump and a smile always follows mate.


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#4519743 - 05/06/20 12:15 AM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Mission 4. Dec 1916 Habsheim in the Alsace region...

Another early rise and dawn take-off, our mission today was a special one. We were to meet up with the Rolands from FA(A) 206 and escort them to there target which was a enemy camp.
Ernst led the flight and we formed up and headed upto meet the Rolands unfortunitely either the Rolands or Ernst got there bearings wrong and after searching for them for some time we never saw them..Ernst decided that it was a total waste of time and we all headed back to base. The mood and morale in camp is low at the moment the Jasta are seeing little action, claims are being denied and now we can't even meet up with the bombers..lets hope some heads roll for the latest debacle.

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#4519770 - 05/06/20 09:43 AM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Some great pictures again. I think it was James McCudden who said the DH2 was a very cold aircraft to fly, with the engine at the back, the pilot got no warmth from it at all.

Adger that third picture is great, very atmospheric. What a waste of a mission that turned out to be. I'd have proceeded to treat it like a 'freie jagd' and go out on my own.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4519793 - 05/06/20 12:02 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Albert Tross]  
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Originally Posted by Albert Tross
Some great pictures again. I think it was James McCudden who said the DH2 was a very cold aircraft to fly, with the engine at the back, the pilot got no warmth from it at all.

Adger that third picture is great, very atmospheric. What a waste of a mission that turned out to be. I'd have proceeded to treat it like a 'freie jagd' and go out on my own.


Thanks Albert, yep I like the third one myself. The sunrises and sunsets are often beautiful in WOFF they make for some really good shots. I was tempted to go on alone for a while but all those early morning patrols had frozen me solid and all I could think about was a hot drink and a warm bed
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#4519827 - 05/06/20 01:36 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Adger]  
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Originally Posted by Adger
and all I could think about was a hot drink and a warm bed
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That's why God invented Schnaps....and Bratwurst mit Kartoffelchips meine kameraden. To keep us warm.

I succumbed to a transfer to FFA62, how could one miss the opportunity to fly with Boelcke and Immelmann notworthy

On my second sortie with them I spotted a lone BE2. I attacked out of the sun and must have clobbered the pilot because as I came around for a second pass he nosed over and went straight down.

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"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
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Haha, you definitely couldn't pass up an opportunity to fly with those legends Albert. Great shot btw..I forgot how big the BE2,s are it's been a while since I've been up in one last time was when Captain Triggers took me up for flight training.


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#4519936 - 05/07/20 01:48 AM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Mission 5..Destroy an enemy Observation balloon that was troubling our forces.

A bit of a later start this morning: We took off at 07.45 and formed up, i was leader for this mission and we climbed altitude to 10,000 ft

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I noticed the Obs Balloon from a distance away and dove down on it whilst my flight stayed above to keep an eye out for any enemy. The ground fire was quite ferocious and my craft was hit a couple of times..despite this i had a good big target to aim at and consequently managed to down the balloon. No enemy AC were seen and we had a pleasant flight back to base. My claim went in and was accepted..my 1st kill and a nice silver goblet was presented aswell, all in all a really good morning's work.

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#4520027 - 05/07/20 03:57 PM Re: WOFF UE Screenshots [Re: Polovski]  
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Good work and nice pics Adger.

I've been a busy bee with FFA62, we seem to be plagued by Nieuports at the moment, nasty critters who have a tendency to flame your rear if you're not careful.

I did manage to bag one as the first picture shows but as my only witnesses were a herd of cows I'm not overly confident my claim will be confirmed.... especially as 'livestock' is not on the drop-down witness list.

As we passed into New Year 1916 it snowed, snowed and then snowed some more as you can see. However, it allowed for some lovely shadows as we took off.

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"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
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Cheers Albert I hope your claim gets confirmed pal. Haha yep I've also only had a bunch of sheep or a horse to "see" my victory in the past.

Great pics btw, love the snow in WOFF and the guys really did a great job on the scenery Ankors shaders do a excellent job regarding the shadows.


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