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#4547181 - 12/04/20 10:55 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) ***** [Re: Raine]  
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LOL! Great minds Epower, I've flown on occasion wearing my old reliable Sorel Caribous for that same immersive extra. biggrin

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#4547196 - 12/05/20 12:32 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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5 December 1917
65 Squadron R.F.C.
Bailleul, France

A fine outing for the lads of 'B' Flight, less so for the Boche they met up with.

Blue skies, broken clouds, and frigid air made for a chilling yet beautiful morning flip down to Cambrai.
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Just south of the city near the enemy aerodrome at Gonnelieu Captain Frederick Abbott turns 'B' Flight directly into Hunland to intercept a trio of V-strutters.
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A proper furball develops posthaste high above the scarred earth.
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Frederick latches on to the tail of the nearest Alb and rakes it with a deadly volley after which it tumbles out of control, down to the mud below.
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The King's ace does not follow it, wisely choosing instead to dive back into the ongoing melee.
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A second V-strutter soon falls under Freddy's guns as the Hun dives away in an unsuccessful attempt to run home.
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However, in his ardour to get the job done, Abbott unwisely allows himself to be drawn low over the lines where enemy rifle fire holes the tank of his Camel. He manages to make it as far as the aerodrome at Longavesnes where he is invited to share morning tea with the men there while his mount is repaired. Home to the Asylum by lunchtime with two more claims to submit; one OOC, one seen to crash.
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#4547245 - 12/05/20 03:26 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Victory's: 4
Claims: 1

A Rear Guard Cav Troop came by ( stickily 2nd rate troops ) gave us the word that our Baggage Train should arrive late tonight as they escort supplies sent down to help out.

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#4547341 - 12/06/20 01:44 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Great stories all! Here's the latest from SPA.31.


A Sky Torn Asunder: The Memoirs of William Denton Grey.

Part 3: Heavy Cloud.


It seemed no sooner that I had finally drifted off that I was immediately brought back to wakefulness by the sound of somebody moving heavy-footed down the hallway. Lethargically I pulled myself out of bed, groping for my uniform where I had left it heaped under my cot. From the adjacent rooms came one or two shouts of protest, which then woke Davet.

“Who’s making all the noise? Is that you again, Bordage?” asked one voice. “Have you checked the flights yet?” called another. I heard the door at the end of the corridor swing open, and for a moment the barracks was quiet, before a third voice answered “Pretty thick clouds, but no rain”. I was surprised when the barracks broke into a chorus of disappointed groans. Sitting on the cot opposite, Davet sighed. “Merde! Will it ever rain? We haven’t had any in weeks”. I was puzzled as to why a pilot would want it to rain, as a rainstorm would surely mean no flying for the day. Quickly and ungracefully I began to pull my uniform. “You don’t need to bother with that yet” Davet told me from his cot, before turning his head towards our door. “Hey, Bordage! Did you check the flights?”. There was an irritated groan from the hallway.

“Hang on, hang on!”. The door to the mess swung open again. After a brief pause, I heard a whoop of delight. “Spad 12 have the morning flight, then it's Spad 57 and then us!”. A round of cheers came from the other rooms. “Well, I’m going back to sleep!” Davet told me. “You should do the same. We don’t have to go up until the afternoon”. With that he disappeared back under his covers, and in what seemed an unnaturally short amount of time I could hear him quietly and peacefully snoring away.

I slept for another few hours before being gently shaken awake by Georges. In his other hand was a steaming pitcher. “Sorry for waking you, but your patrol goes up in an hour. There’s a plate of buttered toast in the mess. Chocolate?”. I fumbled for my mug and held it out, thanking Georges as he poured the Hot Chocolate.

Several of the pilots were already in the mess, crowded round the table in various states of awakeness. The only pilot that seemed fully awake was Ortoli, who wished me a good morning as I entered. “Grey, we’re going over to Reims today. Over the front”. Immediately I perked up. As he had done yesterday, Ortoli issued me a quick warning to stay close, and to avoid getting into too much trouble. “You did well to get a Bosche yesterday...” he said to me, “...but it sounds like he was as green as you! The next one won’t be”.

After hastily disposing of the remainder of the toast and hot chocolate we made our way towards the airfield, where our mechanics were hanging around and making their last checks of our Spads. I greeted Souris as we reached the flight line. He nodded hello, before filling me in on the state of my ship. “So, the mixture lever is a bit sticky, but she’s all ready to go apart from that. I’ve put in for a new lever. I haven’t tested the gun today, so it’s worth giving it a quick burst before you reach the lines, just to be on the safe side”.


Once we had retrieved our Combinations from the lockers in the hangar we climbed into our Spads and took off one by one, splitting up into a lower group and a higher group. I found myself in the former, tucked awkwardly in between Ortoli and Portron’s machines. Spad 31 flew in a tighter formation than I’d become accustomed to in the schools, and I found myself ungracefully bobbing between them, taking care to keep an equal distance from both. Apparently, from the sideways glances being shot at me from Ortoli, I wasn’t doing the best job.

As we fought through the increasingly-heavy cloud I felt a whipping at my face as the rain that Davet had been hoping for finally arrived. Feeling the wind buffet my machine, I eased off the throttle and dropped back, trying to pull my scarf up and over my face to shield myself. By this point we had lost sight of our high friends. Sailing in between two towering clouds, with the overcast sheet of grey above us, I felt as though I was flying into the mouth of some impossibly huge beast. I checked to my right to make sure I hadn’t gotten too close to Portron - and out past his wingtips something caught my eye. Several black specks dotting erratically against the grey backdrop of the cloud. They looked like flies swarming above a carcass, except that they moved in unnaturally slow motion.

I wiped the drizzle from my goggles and focused my gaze. All at once the little silhouettes became apparent to me. It was the high Spad flight, in among a swarm of Albatros! I gunned the throttle to catch up to Ortoli and warn him, but he had seen the melee as well, and signalled to attack. Immediately our formation exploded outwards. I felt almost dazed at the suddenness of the situation.

At first I simply watched, trying to count the Albatroses. Four, five, six...for a reason I can’t explain, I found them incredibly intriguing. As with the Bosche I had gotten yesterday, it almost seemed unreal that here was the enemy - vivid, tangible, almost within touching distance. I was snapped out of my stupor by a flash of yellow to my right, and I whipped my head around to see Ortoli, close on the tail of a German. Not knowing what else to do, I turned to follow. With Ortoli still chasing, the Albatros flipped onto his back and dived away. It had a black tail.

With Ortoli and his Albatros gone, I found myself again sailing along and not really knowing what to do with myself. It was the strangest thing, for I knew I was in the thick of it but I only ever seemed to catch split-second glimpses of the machines surrounding me. Finally I saw an aircraft clearly - a Spad, being chased in a shallow dive by an Albatros. Almost reflexively as the two aircraft flashed in front of my nose I curved onto the tail of the Albatros and pressed down on the trigger. As Ortoli’s opponent had done, my German immediately rolled onto his back and dived down. I followed, circling with my opponent, and in an instant my hesitance was gone. I felt clear and focused as I chased after the Bosche, who seemed now only to want to run East. Further and further down we fell together. Occasionally he would straighten out, maybe thinking I had left him alone, but each time he did my Vickers would be chattering away at his back.

Eventually we had dropped to almost treetop level. With each attack I closed the distance, until I was so close that I could see the pilot as he tried to crane his neck around to see me. I found it inexplicably surprising to see that there was, in fact, a man inside of the machine - I can’t explain why. Nevertheless, I was sure now that I had him cold, and so I continued my assault. Finally, after I had almost exhausted my ammunition, I saw the Bosche fall into a spin, recover momentarily very close to the ground, and then finally roll slowly onto his back and crash, inverted, into the earth below. It was then that I realised we had come further East than I’d realised, to the rearmost of the French trenches, and in an instant I took in the surreal, infinitely-stretching desolation that was the front.

Still dazed, I wheeled away and aimlessly flew West until I saw an aerodrome, which I put down at. Shortly after my arrival, Ortoli and Covin touched down. They seemed surprised to find me there.

To my surprise, Covin was laughing as he climbed out of his Spad. “Lá! Lá! Lá! But I thought that Bosche had me for sure! I owe you a drink, Grey!”. I then realised that Covin’s machine was riddled with holes, and that the flying wires were hanging limply down from the wings in between shot-out struts. Grinning, Covin threw an arm around my shoulder. “So, did you get him? Ah, but look! Here is my answer!”. Excitedly he gestured to the nose of my Spad. It was spattered with little droplets of scarlet.

After a short while, a pair of mechanics examined Covin’s Spad. One gave a whistle as he ran his hand along a snapped strut. “Well, mon ami, I’m afraid this Coucou has had it!” he bluntly explained. Ortoli and I decided to fly back to Fere-en-Tardenois before seeking out Pierre and telling him where Covin was. At the news, the little chauffeur laughed aloud.

“The Bosches gave him a rough time, eh? It’s a good thing you have me around to come and collect you all! By the way, Jayaud’s not back yet either. Was he over there too?”

“No,” replied Ortoli, “Why, he hasn’t called?”.

“Nope! Probably put down in some field somewhere. No doubt I’ll be getting sent out to pick him up as well! I hope somebody’s paying me extra for this pilot delivery service!”.

Two hours passed, then three, then four. Over dinner, Chartoire showed off a Bosche bullet that had lodged itself in his tail skid. Conversation flowed loosely over the course of the evening, but by Nine O’Clock I could tell that the others were beginning to worry. At midnight pilots started turning in for the night. There was still no news of Jayaud.







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#4547346 - 12/06/20 04:10 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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R. Talbot - I saw the new pic of the box of goodies. Was that what you were able to purchase? Extremely old school on the AAR. Very cool.

Carrick - Congrats to Rupert on the Iron Cross! The first of many gongs at this rate. Hopefully a change of underwear and other necessaries will arrive with the baggage sometime.

Lou - Holy Golden BB! Glad Freddy got back across the lines. Happy thoughts for the claims as they go up to Wing.
Berk. That's funny. I had to have a butcher's around the Google to find out what that meant.

Wulfe - Another crackerjack episode! Loved the video. I see Bill found some old books to use as a booster seat in the blasted SPAD. I get claustrophobia flying that machine. Nice discipline avoiding the turn fight with the Alb. Let's hope the confirmation comes through.

Fullofit - News of Ziggy please.

À la Recherche du Temps Perdu - Part 45 of many



23 October 1917
56 Squadron RFC
Estrée-Blanche, France

Back at Estrée-Blanche after an eventful journey. Took off from London Colney at 9.00 to a gorgeous day. I’d bought as many bottles of whiskey as I thought would fit in the expanded rear compartment of B35. There was some creaking, and I could feel the altered center of gravity, but she flew true. What joy to fly without care or worry!

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The rooftops of London flashed gold in the morning light.

No problems crossing the channel. As always, the sea brought introspection and thoughts of Eliza. I’d played my last card challenging her as I did, and for a moment I feared the worst. Her face betrayed some titanic struggle, as though a long-imprisoned terror had slipped its bonds and now stalked freely in her mind, but in the end she could not, or would not forswear her love. How then, to win her back?

My route included a detour. I had business at Teteghem Aerodrome, new home of 54 Squadron. Timing was poor as Hyde, Charley and Foster were all on leave, but Ackers was still there. Uncle too and the overwrought Corporal Biggins. The latter managed by the barest margin to keep his composure when he greeted me.

Ackers caught me up on the goings on and the bad news. Two days ago Goodbehere collided with a new man, George Cowie and both crashed in Hunland. Cowie’s plane broke apart in the air, but Ackers said Goodbehere’s Pup floated down in a flat spin. Maybe he survived the landing. Why the hell were 54 still in Pups?! It was murder!

Corporals Mitchell and Johnson were their old selves. I left them a bottle from my stash. They had Reg Charley’s plane now and showed me their stamps of ownership painted inside the engine access panel.

Uncle was due for a promotion and transfer and both he and Major Horn would soon go to Home Establishment. The CO was leaning heavily on a cane and it was obvious that his injured knee never healed properly.

I sought out Parker and asked him about the tattoos on Messrs. Right and Left.

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When Parker looked at symbol his face grew still. He immediately folded the paper and returned it to me.
“If I may ask, sir, 'ow came you by this particular icon?”

“It was tattooed on the wrists of two men who intended me harm,” I replied. “You’ve seen it before, Parker?

“Yes sir, and in rather unsavory quarters. These two ruffians, saw them off did you, sir?”

“You might say that, yes.”

“I ‘ave some ...associates ‘who might make discrete inquires. Not to alarm, sir, but if I may suggest that paper find its way into the fire at the earliest opportunity...”

Good old Parker. I shuddered at the thought of what nefarious schemes he might be involved in come peacetime.
What the hell had I stumbled into now?
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I returned to a depleted 56 Squadron. The losses continued in my absence. Gilbert was killed. Shone and Cunningham had both died of their wounds. Maxwell and Barlow having completed their tours were gone to Home Establishment. Mealing was in hospital.

McCudden left on leave this morning. Arthur took command of B-Flight in his absence.

Maxwell was a huge loss. A-Flight was now an even mix of old hands (Turnbull, Johnson with Hoidge moving over from C-flight) and novices, (Dodds, Cawson, Read). I’d need to exercise much greater caution in picking our fights. Long talk with Hoidge on tactics for protecting the newer men.

Moody and Allyn, ever distrustful of the London Colney Ack Ems had the panel off B.35 as soon as she was in the hangar. I left them with half the whiskey to distribute amongst the men of A Flight and took the remaining bottles to the officers mess.



24 October 1917
56 Squadron RFC
Estrée-Blanche, France

8.00 Escort of 3 Harry Tates from RFC-21 to bomb reserve positions south of Menin. At the lines, we overflew a quartet of Albatri bearing the yellow tail stripes of Jasta 28.

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My initial burst sent the Hun over and straight down. He crashed into our support trenches south of the Lys. Saw another Hun heading West. He fell in flames 4 miles southeast of Armentieres.

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Wing always took a dim view of my first patrol following a leave and today was no exception. Both Albatri rejected.



25 October 1917
56 Squadron RFC
Estrée-Blanche, France

I woke to Harris informing me of a washout. The blessed sound of rain on canvas sent me back to sleep.

It was a year ago today I made my first solo, and almost came to grief on the landing with that huge bounce. “You looked a bloody ‘roo there mate!” How the fellows teased me about that.

I set Cawson and Read to map learning. I’m concerned about Read; he acts a bit nervous.

Caught up on letters and the stack of paperwork accumulated from seven days away. I don’t even want to imagine what it must be like for Major Blomfield, although he does have Grandpa there to assist.

Time on the bag. Quite different mental images now after the events of the 21st.



26 October 1917
56 Squadron RFC
Estrée-Blanche, France

Rain continues. Spent the morning relaxing with the Iliad. Mail brought some bad news.

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Victor dead. D@mn. How cruel that he would survive such a wound only to die weeks later after he appeared to be healing. Vera, she must be the nurse he told me about.

Afternoon. Bag, then Rugby Football training with the “Children.” Tomorrow they will have me in the side for the first time. I can’t wait. Arthur seems a distracted of late, almost melancholic. I think he’s tired and in need of a rest. His rotation to HE cannot come soon enough.
Our new CO arrived today. Major Rainsford Balcombe-Brown won’t take over until the 29th but arrived early to be briefed by Major Blomfield.



27 October 1917
56 Squadron RFC
Estrée-Blanche, France

10.00 Late morning Patrol of enemy lines Ledegen to the Lys. Hoidge, Turnbull, Johnson and Dodds. I left Cawson and Read with Beery who would take them with C-flight to patrol behind our lines. These two have only been here 13 days. They aren’t ready.

Uneventful patrol. No e/a sighted.

I was kitting up for the match when the afternoon patrol returned short three men. The new man Slingsby force landed at Poperinghe and Maybery made an emergency landing at Ballieul. No news from Arthur who was last seen engaged with a two-seater east over Roulers. Not an uncommon occurrence. Arthur would soon telephone that he’d set down at an advanced landing ground and could Grandpa please send the tender to collect him. No cause for worry but I changed out of my football kit. We’d not be playing today.

Beery articulated what we all felt, “It would take a d@mned good Hun to get RD.”
By dusk no word came. The mood changed to one of abject gloom. Arthur was down in Hunland.



28 October 1917
56 Squadron RFC
Estrée-Blanche, France

Flight Sergeant Pickett had me dead to rights even as I saw the streaking Rhys Davids 10 yards off to my right. I jinked left, then fired off a crisp pass to Arthur a half second in advance of the crushing tackle. I looked up from the mud to see Arthur racing in untouched for the Try, his face radiating unbridled joy. I sprang up and ran down the field to embrace him...

“Sir...It’s 8 o’clock. Patrol in one hour,” whispered Harris, gently shaking me awake and setting the tea and biscuit on the side table.

On standby this morning. Not much conversation as we waited for inevitable message of Hun activity.

The telephone lay silent. Not so the anti-aircraft battery. Huns! We raced to our waiting planes and grabbed for altitude as the bombs fell on the outskirts of Estrée-Blanche. How had they come through undetected?!

Climbing east in the blind I scanned the skies for the raiders. I thought I could make out a high aircraft running east. Crossing the mud at 10000 feet we continued east and ran into a pack of four yellow-tailed Pfalz. Jasta 10! The Huns fought it out for several minutes before running low. Following one down, landed a close-range burst.

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The Pfalz slid off left and fell out of control, crashing near Halluin/Rekkum aerodrome.

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With Turnbull I chased another north and sent him down on the rail line north of the river.

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Late afternoon show was a balloon strafe 2 miles north of Menin.

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The two Pfalz were confirmed, the balloon was not. Eighty-two.

Today was our farewell to Major Blomfield. After lunch, the squadron assembled for a massive group photograph for which the furniture makers had made a gorgeously carved frame as a gift to the Major. Tonight's dinner was not the expected lavish celebration. Major Baring was present as a special guest and made one of many fine speeches in tribute to Major Blomfield's leadership these past 11 months, but all told the evening was rather subdued. Arthur's absence was impossible to ignore.




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#4547348 - 12/06/20 05:39 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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RT - Don’t know if you plan on using the contemporary forms for your claims and letters home and such, but if you do and are in need of good examples to work from let me know. I’ve a fair few I can send along to you.

Epower - Nice to see Oliver at long last back at the front, and he’s wasted no time getting to work. Terrible losses from the sounds of it, for both his old unit and his current one, and Victor as well. Let’s hope your man can stay on the green side of the sod. And what of this gang symbol? Oh the intrigue. Lovely sunset screenshot by the way.
As to ‘berk’, it can be, and in this case was, used in an endearing form.

Wulfe - If Gray continues his current rate of one Boche per outing he’ll be a triple ace by Christmas! Some fine flying in that Spad. And he must leave a good amount of slack in his harness that allows him to stretch up and look over the top wing that way. He may pay for it though when he eats one or two of those instruments ahead of him in a hard landing.

Carrick - Congrats on Rupert’s first gong, a most well-deserved bit of bling. But he best not turn his back on that lancer, the fellows looks untrustworthy to me.

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#4547357 - 12/06/20 12:11 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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#4547358 - 12/06/20 12:38 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Wulfe... good video, nice clear footage.
It made me feel the cold just watching it smile

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6 December 1917
65 Squadron R.F.C.
Bailleul, France

This morning saw Captain Frederick Abbott and 'B' Flight escorting a trio of French Strutters from Esc 53 down to Monchy-le-Preux and back for a photo recce of the situation there. Apart from a lone Albatros that tried to spoil the show, and a brief visit from Archie, there was very little excitement. Beautiful weather, though quite cold.


Freddy pulling up along side the lead Sopwith and giving a wave before climbing above to keep watch.
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A mixed armada of Entente aeroplanes all making their way south along the front lines.
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Abbott acting as mother hen.
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On the return trip a lone Albatros over Vimy makes a futile attempt to reach the French two-seaters. This Boche must be incredibly green, or brave, or stupid, to take on such odds.
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Frederick is on him from the start, and after a brief go-round in which the V-strutter is damaged he drops to near ground level and tries for home. He does not make it.
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Upon his return to the Asylum Freddy is informed that his two claims from yesterday were both confirmed. There will be a binge in the officers' mess tonight, assuming Major Cunningham approves, which he most likely will.

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#4547413 - 12/06/20 09:27 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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I’ve decided to take a breather from all the action after Hahn’s been incapacitated. That was a mistake. Now I have to catch up with my reading.

Raine, George is a veritable scourge of the skies, especially with those Pfalzen, then that brief encounter with the Baron. Yikes! Congrats on great aim. MacAlister must be armed with canons instead of MGs to take his foes out with short bursts.

Carrick, tough luck going through those mountains during your transfer to the new aerodrome. Congrats on EK II.

Epower, Ziggy could presently use some female company, unlike Oliver who seems to have an unhealthy abundance of such. He is fine, but out for just over a week.
Now, back to Oliver. I think you let Clarissa off too easily. The girl needs to explain herself better. Instead she gets a gift of a muscular sperm to wear around her neck.
Also, I think Oliver let off the obnoxious Major Simpleton to easily, but at least he helped Oliver make up his mind. That fellow Mitchell sounds interesting.
And yes, now Alex. And Eliza! Poor Oliver. He’s got the most rotten luck. I’ll leave it at that. A well crafted segment.
And this is why I don’t understand women. All of a sudden Eliza is more receptive. Does it take another woman to change her mind, or was it because she was hungry? Notice how she gets all weird and back to her old annoying self after polishing those sandwiches? Maybe next time Alex should interview Clarissa?
Some rough times at the 56th. All these losses. Oliver will have his hands full training the tyros.
Tough luck with the initial claims. Looks like RFC HQ doesn’t trust the word of their highest scoring pilot. Just bad luck about additional casualties. Arthur better be alive somewhere in a POW camp.
And finally some good news! 2 confirmed Pfalzen! Well done. The score goes up again.

R.Talbot, welcome to our little obsession. Looking forward to Thomason’s long and illustrious career. Hopefully he’ll have the engine issues sorted out soon.

Lou, let’s just say Ziggy’s injury is not a Heimschuss.
Agree with Epower, that is one uninviting scene in that shot.
Now, as to the next day mission, that’s another story. I do like those pictures of furballs. And it looks like once again the PBI on the ground is deadlier than the opposition in the sky. That’s just wrong!
Congrats to Freddy as well on the confirmed claims. He must be looking forward to the surely approved binge. Great pics! Is this the aspect ratio you get from your screen or do you crop them?

Wulfe, great vid and some nice shooting. That’s pretty handy “sitting up” in your cockpit to look straight on at the top wing to get a better field of view.
Another outstanding episode. Congrats on another victory. Is it confirmed? It seems Jayaud has had it. Hopefully he’s just taking some “time off” with a daughter of a farmer.


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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."
#4547423 - 12/06/20 10:35 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Fullofit, that is the aspect ratio. I'm currently running an LG 34-Inch 21:9 curved IPS monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1080. It's very nice.

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#4547429 - 12/07/20 01:24 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Dec 6, 1917.


Shot down by an unseen fighter diving from up sun. Head shot . KIA DECEASED Kick the Bucket.

Gong Curse ?

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#4547430 - 12/07/20 01:24 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Lou, I have the old, flat version, but 3440 x 1440 res. Unfortunately it’s been requisitioned for the War effort, err ... my WFH “office”. Need that extra real estate space to display 2 documents side-by-side. The gaming rig is stuck with the old, mundane 16:10 ratio monitor that for some reason is brighter than typical monitors. My cockpit view suffers thus.


"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."
#4547434 - 12/07/20 01:54 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Carrick - Gott Im Himmel! Gegangen Westen. Poor Rupert. He was doing so well too. My deepest condolences. The curse is real, I tell you!

To our most worthy foe!

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#4547436 - 12/07/20 02:05 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Fullofit - Not to clutter the thread but I just recently purchased THIS monitor and like it very much. Previously I was also using a 32" Asus PB328Q VA panel but it only had a 75hz refresh rate. Same 2K resolution on both the old and new monitors. I like my pixels plus-sized, what can I say? This latest one does 144hz and despite being a Freesync monitor, it does support Gysnc with the latest NVidia drivers.

There's not been a monitor thread on the main board for awhile. Maybe it's time.

Whew! Glad Ziggy is OK. Lots of antipathy for Eliza these days, I must say. Quite the change.

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#4547440 - 12/07/20 02:41 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Carrick, gong curse indeed. I have a feeling we’ll have to invent a longer alphabet for your pilots. Roll out the next victim.

Epower, before buying another 16:10 you should have looked into one of the UWHDs. Lou can tell you what that extra width does to your situational awareness. Priceless. Unfortunately I bought mine just before the G-Sync technology was available.
Just had a look at the 39:9 aspect ratio from Samsung. Wow!

I don’t know, it’s difficult to feel sympathy for Eliza lately when she waltzes around with him whose breath smells of ambrosia, while at the same time giving Oliver the cold shoulder. Anyway, Oliver better pray Eliza never compares notes with Clarissa.


"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."
#4547441 - 12/07/20 02:55 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Fullofit - SWMBO uses an 34" UWHD HP monitor and after pilfering it one day when she was getting her nails done I gave it a thorough test drive. Not for me. I need that extra vertical on the screen. I did try WOFF with 3 24" monitors for two weeks, some years back, using Best Buy's MBG but that didn't go well as WOFF doesn't like to be stretched in that manner. As for the 49" Samsung that's what TRackIR is for.

#4547466 - 12/07/20 10:53 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Epower, that’s exactly what I thought first time I plugged my in, that it’s cutting off top and bottom, but in fact the vertical is the same. You are gaining in horizontal. I took a screenshot of the cockpit with both monitors to compare. Is SWMBO’s monitor a 1080 or a 1440? Because that would make the difference.


"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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