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#4562609 - 04/05/21 12:31 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) ***** [Re: epower]  
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Not Relevant - No equivocation. I need to hear "yes" from you. biggrin





Tis a yes you want and a yes you shall hear! I'll join up once I get myself BH&H2. Which should be once it releases, hah.

#4562624 - 04/05/21 02:02 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Since I didnt see any Pilote Francaise in this DID campaign, I might create

Monsieur Henry "Bouche" Lasconte with the ESC. 26 for the french Armee de l'Air!

But there will be no french reports for obvious reasons.

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#4562657 - 04/05/21 06:21 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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LtCasey - Alas poor Gartner, we didn't know him well. Best of luck with Monsieur Lasconte.



2nd Lieutenant James Harrison, DSC
103rd Aero
La Noblette Airfield
4th April 1918

5 confirmed kills

With General Pershing's arrival later in the afternoon, the pilots of the 103rd are being briefed on their sortie that morning. They're tasked with patrolling around the lines north of Chalons.

As Major Thaw finished the briefing and the pilots left the briefing room he calls Jimmy back in.

"One moment please Lieutenant. With the General's visit this afternoon and you being the star of the show, so to speak.....well if you would prefer to sit this one out, I quite understand" explained the Major.

The Lieutenant, initially shocked, took a breath and spoke with clear precision. "Sir, thank you, but there's only one place I'm going this morning and that's on this patrol with the rest of 103rd".

The Major showed a glimmer of a smile "Thank you Lieutenant, I had to ask but I knew your answer already, unless I'd gotten you very wrong these last two years".

'A' and 'B' flight throttled their engines and moved off down the airfield. The weather was still very poor, rain and winds to go with the large grey expanse of cloud.

They climbed up as Jimmy scoured the skies once more but saw nothing, that is, nothing in the tumultuous clouds above and around them.

As they got up to 4000 meters and started off towards the lines Jimmy froze for a second. Suddenly out of nowhere, a large formation of enemy scouts raced towards them.

'A' and 'B' flight split up and Jimmy tried to gain a little height on the incoming Albatros scouts. As he did so however he saw two of them swing around to attack him.

He nosed down and half rolled, keeping eyes on both attackers. He decided to concentrate on the nearer of the two and came around again. The Albatros shot across Jimmy's path and he instinctively fired his gun. The German definitely took some hits and panicked, he rolled over and dived down.

Jimmy went after him whilst keeping an eye on the other Albatros who was following behind. As long as Jimmy kept his speed up the Albatros couldn't get to him.

He latched onto the tail of the Albatros he'd hit as it tried to flee. He put an accurate burst right into the cockpit and watched as the German rolled and nosed down with the pilot slumped in the cockpit. The Albatros slammed into the ground.

Jimmy now came up and around. The second Albatros was still there trying desperately to get on the SPADs tail. Jimmy used his speed to zoomed up and over and cut down across the German. Jimmy fired like hell and forced the German into a mistake as he tried to dive away. Jimmy, expecting such a move, came up behind the German and put a devastating burst into him.

The German machine nosed down and crashed into the fields just north of Chalons.

Jimmy now climbed back up. As he did so he spotted another Albatros trying to flee home. 'How kind of these Germans to paint themselves so brightly' thought Jimmy who nosed down and raced onto the tail of the Albatros. Jimmy hit the German who nosed down and raced for the lines which were fast approaching.

Jimmy fired again and the German aircraft shuddered. They were now above the lines. The Albatros's engine had clearly been damaged as it slowed and lost height. Jimmy watched as the German managed to crash land his plane about 100 meters over the German lines.

Jimmy climbed and came back across towards Chalons as he did so three other SPADs formed up alongside and they headed home.

On landing Jimmy pulled himself out of the cockpit and wiped the dirt from his brow.

Paul Baer had pulled alongside and strode over to Jimmy. "I saw you bag two Albatrosse Jimmy, great job!"

Jimmy filed three claims, he hoped the French might confirm the third even though it fell just over the lines.

It was later in the evening, Jimmy was called into the Major's office.

"Two confirmed Jimmy, the third can't be unfortunately. The French couldn't confirm it. Even so, that's a superb performance" the Major explained.

Jimmy saluted and left, heading back to the mess with the others.


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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."
#4562679 - 04/05/21 08:39 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Lt. Casey - So very sorry to hear about Arnold. I was quite looking forward to the developing backstory of our brave and chivalrous foe.

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#4562685 - 04/05/21 08:57 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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#4562688 - 04/05/21 09:24 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Albert - Quite a day for Jimmy and two of his three claims confirmed no less. Well done! Thje pic of the Alb lurking at Jimmy's low 6 was especially unnerving.

Fullofit - Another day, another 4 claims confirmed. Poor Tybelsky's head exploding from all the permutations of black paint. It's not easy on the eastern side of the mud. Very cool skin. Say what you like about the Luftstreitkräfte being the NFL, they do allow for some amazing paint jobs.

Lou - I didn't comment last time on the degree to which Freddy's camel was shot all to hell! I've never seen that many damage decals on a plane before...at least until today. Unfortunate that Oliver and Freddy missed each other at Conteville. Hopefully the future will bring another chance to meet.

Carrick - This is not what I had in mind when I thought Walter en fuego! Good move landing as he did and doing the proverbial Joe Mannix by leaping out of a moving vehicle. Disturbing pic of that Pfalz aflame.

MFair - Karl's having a rough go with 56. Tough break with all the losses but at least he's gained the attention of an Alte Hare in Beckman. I hope young Kemp is paying attention.
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À la Recherche du Temps Perdu - Part 67



4 April 1918
84 Squadron RFC
Bertangles, France

Two orientation flights and one practice patrol for the three new pilots who arrived today:

Lt. C. M. McCann
Lt. W. L. Sumsion
Capt. K. A. Lister-Kaye

Sumsion was an Observer then flew with 57 Sqn last year. McCann and Lister-Kaye are green as grass.

In addition to working with the new men, Major Douglas asked me to take temporary command of B-Flight with Jack Sorsoleil as my deputy. The Maj chose Beauchamp – Proctor, to replace Leask as Commander of A-Flight.

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Andrew Beauchamp – Proctor

I think it an excellent choice. “Proccy” as he is known is an energetic little South African. He’s even shorter than Reg Charley, barely 5 feet tall, but anyone judging him by his size will find themselves the worse for it. I always thought I had excellent eyesight until I met Proccy. Truly amazing. Like an eagle! Tactically sound, he has an almost preternatural ability to find and stalk the Hun, even in the rain and grey mists. Proccy is one of those genial fellows who everyone likes. Reminds me of Maybery in that he does most everything well, but thankfully he exercises more caution in his approach to the fighting.

Both claims denied. The poor visibility doesn’t help matters.

I hope we can stay at Bertangles. The gently rolling countryside here is lovely even in the Spring mud. Amiens is just down the road. The Chateau Bertangles is home to several HQ, including that of General Monash, whose Australian divisions hold the line in front of Amiens. It is they we support with our ground attacks.

The woods where I’ve set my tent remind me of those at Grovetown. Tonight, the frogs are singing and calling to the rain. Their music brings memory of Corbie, a grand apartment and Eliza. I’ve not written her in some time. She must be in the middle of it now, with all the fighting before Amiens.


5 April 1918
84 Squadron RFC
Bertangles, France

I stood on the palace wall outside the royal apartments. Night had fallen but the festival of Athene continued throughout the City of Priam. The warm Summer breeze floated in from the Aegean. I felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned; it was she. The oil lamps in our sleeping quarters shone behind her. Their light cut through the gossamer silk of her dress, illuminating the strong lines and delicate curves of her body in a golden glow.
“Come to me, beloved. Love me,” she whispered, pulling me toward her.

Another voice spoke, intruding and insistent. No! Not again… Go away


“Sir, it’s Half Five,” whispered Babson, “Patrol in one hour. I’ve brought you some tea.”

Dammit!

“Thank you, Babson.”
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6.30 Another vile morning. Low cloud layer with intermittent rain and heavy mist. The morning show was an offensive patrol over the Kaiser’s newly captured aerodrome at Cappy. Dreadful visibility and gusty winds aloft. The rain stung and it hit those exposed parts of my face but the Sidcot suit kept me tolerably warm and dry.

After an hour on station, we spotted two Hannovers approaching our position. The Huns didn’t see us until the very last minute and banked away sharply. I pressed home a front quarter attack and paid heavily. The Observer rang the bell, and shredded my lower right plane. C5333 lurched to the right and I need all but the last inch of travel on the stick to keep her level. I drew away and had a front row seat as the others charged in.

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B Flight swept the two Hannovers from the sky

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I wrestled C5333 all the way home.

Her right wing was in a sorry state with the aileron cable snapped and one longeron damaged. The rest was shredded canvas. Woodley and Evans completed repairs by noon and just after lunch I took her up for a short test flight. Good as new!



3.00 B Flight would patrol over the Amiens Rail Junction. The Australians hold firm at Villiers-Bretonneux and the Huns can’t get their heavy guns into range of the Amiens rail networks so they’re sending bombers over. I led Duke, Sorsoliel, Dingbat Saunders, Johnson and Clear. Low hanging mists and rain again. For the first hour, we patrolled over Amiens at 5000 feet then climbed above the cloud and rain layer hoping for better visibility.

Thirty minutes later a single Hannover made a dash toward the rail junction. My first pass was ineffective as both guns jammed after 30 rounds.

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I broke away to clear the stoppages

B Flight appeared confused and kept formation with me instead of pressing home the attack. The Hun ran east for his lines.

I caught him some miles into Hunland and this time I started firing in short bursts from 200 yards. Aldis clouded with water so I used the ring sight. After the first drum of Lewis the Hun started smoking. I put on a fresh drum and closed, firing all the while. The Hannover shed its top plane and fell off left. For a moment it looked like he still had control but as his dive steepened the machine burst into flames.

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“...and as he fell, the life left him.”

The Vickers was empty and I had at most half a drum of Lewis remaining. Returned to a mist-shrouded Bertangles. Made a hash of my first attempt at landing and had to go around. Decent flying weather can’t come soon enough.

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#4562689 - 04/05/21 10:02 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Thank you all for the condolences!

I had quite a few ideas for Arnold, but the Camel Jockey has had a different attitude. But thats DID, no reroll no reload. Maybe there will be another Bosch in the next DID campaign.

*Salutes the fallen*


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#4562691 - 04/05/21 10:47 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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I have had a very busy week on the road and then a long weekend away from my computer so it has been a few hours to catch up with everyone's story. Condolences to Lt Casey on the loss of your pilot. We will welcome his replacement. Thank you to Epower for the email. I have cleaned up my PM list and am in communication with Trustworthy. It's wonderful to see new people coming on board. We have to push this thing right through to November.

McAlister stopped a round today and will be out of action for nearly 2 weeks.

War Journal of Flight Commander George Ewan MacAlister, DSO, DSC
208 Squadron, RAF
Highland CCS
Merville, France

Part 33

Who can tell of the mysteries of the military mind? Certainly not I. Our first dinner at Bray Dunes was interrupted by a dispatch rider whose message informed Squadron Commander Draper that we were to transfer in the morning to – wait for it – Teteghem. Beautiful Teteghem. Teteghem that we had transferred to twice already and left on both occasions within hours of arrival. Teteghem that would remove us farther from the essential battle of the war. But orders are orders and we prepared to move.

All effort at settling in to Teteghem was wasted, for we received new orders within hours of arrival there transferring us to La Gorgue, on the Lys River. This aerodrome was next to what we called the green field zone. This sector of the front was not as torn and battered as the rest. The grass showed through between shell holes and forests still held trees. The occasional building still stood despite damage. The green sector was held by Portuguese troops who had worked out a thoroughly civilised arrangement with the Germans in which both sides agreed to leave the war-fighting to others. As long as the Hun kept to his end of the bargain, we should be safe.

Our first night at La Gorgue was 31 March 1918 – the final hours of our Royal Naval Air Service. We had laid on a supply of lobster and oysters from the coast and did ourselves up a proper dinner in the wardroom. We drunk all the traditional toasts, including my favourite, “a bloody war and quick promotions.” We were henceforth to be known as 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Despite that, Draper insisted that all toasts would be drunk seated in the naval manner. In truth, little would change at first. We would not begin to see tangible differences until replacements arrived from military training facilities. Then we should have a blend of uniforms. There was much discussion about proposed new Air Force uniforms and the consensus was that they were all thoroughly ridiculous and Ruritarian. Perhaps the most noticeable difference was the immediate change to army ranks. I became a captain and the skipper a major. Our petty officers became sergeants and warrant officers. It irritated Draper and we all took great delight in addressing him as “Major” whenever possible.

On 2 April 1918, I led a group of six machines to escort an RE8 to take photographs along our front. On our first beat north we encountered a large group of Albatri and began mixing with them. I got behind one that did a series of S turns underneath me. As there were two Camels above me I felt it safe to follow him down and was making good progress shooting bits off the Hun’s machine when I felt a massive blow to my stomach. I knew immediately that something quite wrong had happened and put my nose down. A lone Albatros was on my tail but a long way back. I felt quite queasy and began to pick out suitable fields a few miles off so that I could put down as soon I was clear of the lines. The Hun was gaining on me. Just when I thought I should have to turn towards him, Johnston dived on the Albatros and chased him away. I was able to fly back to La Gorgue.

I remembered nothing from the moment I touched down until I woke a day later at the casualty clearing station in nearby Merville. There I learned that a bullet had split open the wall of my abdomen and while nothing internal was damaged, things were not packaged as neatly as they ought to have been. I must remain immobile for several days, after which healing should be relatively quick.

#4562693 - 04/05/21 11:28 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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LtCasey, drat! Another fine, young pilot cut down in his prime. I hope that Camel driver’s claim gets rejected.
Better luck with pilot “B”.

Lou, I always say, like that adult film: the more the merrier. I’m just glad we can all enjoy this fine sim together.
As to the crosses, I have a feeling that they might have had a feeling that the crosses looked too round, hence the change.

Albert, another pair of dead Huns. Well done. Jimmy is, if anything, consistent. Claiming enemy planes whenever ther is a fight. And I think we can say with great relief that the Gong Fairy Curse has been broken.

Epower, I don’t know what it is. Back in Marne no one stuck around for long once the shooting started. The boys in Flanders are a bit more cocky and stick around for a lot longer. This allows Rudi to collect more of them.
Too bad about the unconfirmed claims. There’ll be more.
Now, I don’t know what was the more rude awakening, Babson’s or that rear gunner is of that Hannover. That was one SE5 in a sorry state after that attack.
Looks like Oliver is also starting to return from his mission with nearly empty guns. That’s what I like to see.

5 April, 1918
Balatre, Flanders Sector
Jasta 19, JG II
Oberleutnant Rudolf Emil Fuchs EK1, HHO, PLM
71 confirmed kills

No flights today. Rain keeps all the machines grounded for the foreseeable future (or until BHaH2 comes out)


"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."
#4562736 - 04/06/21 10:10 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Epower - Those Hannovers are tough nuts so well done downing that one whether the claim lands or not. Well done also getting back in one piece with the damaged controls, that must have been terrifying, praying that you're able to maintain level flight while praying even harder she doesn't stall, because if she does you know there's no getting out of it.

How rude of Babson to interrupt your dreamy tete a tete. Smashing pic of Proccy as well.

Raine - All that moving around for George and now based behind the Portuguese section of line, that'll make local liaison meetings interesting. The move to RAF status is pure words for now whatever the rank is called. The 'Major' is clearly not a stickler for change, maybe if someone came up with a new uniform to suit his naval tastes, blue perhaps.

A terrifying ordeal for George there, wounded with a hun on your tail thank heavens there was someone friendly nearby. Let's hope the nurses are as pretty as the ones on the German side.

Fullofit - Jimmy's taking his opportunities at the minute definitely. Perhaps he needs introducing to the Dreidecker....that would be fun.


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#4562747 - 04/06/21 11:53 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Fullofit - If someone couldn’t tell a black Maltese Cross against a white background from a circle I’m thinking they should probably be checked for an astigmatism. Also, I believe the Hun switched to the new style crosses because it’s quicker and easier to paint straight lines, and because GHQ can’t leave well enough alone. So dud weather for Rudi? There’s a lot of that going around.

Raine - Good to see you back after your busy week. Not good however to find out that Mac has been gut shot. Let’s hope it doesn’t infect, which is always a big risk with those types of injuries. But what is with all this moving around? It seems every British squadron is being sent somewhere else - repeatedly. By the way, I sent you a couple of emails last Friday, let me know if you received them.

Epower - Bertangles sounds quite lovely, and established, a welcome change from the Conteville chaos, eh? Hannovers abounding! Oliver's kite took a bit of a beating after tangling with that first one. They can be a nasty piece of work to go up against. As for the denied claims, nothing new there I’m afraid. To Freddy’s shot up mount, I’d never seen one that holed either, was a shocker after he’d landed safely and started counting the vents.

Albert - Jimmy had himself a fine outing, three Huns bagged and two of them confirmed, first rate job! And another fine collections of screenies too.

Casey - Best of luck with Monsieur Henry "Bouche" Lasconte. May he live long and prosper.


Now to my man Abbott, he and the rest of 65 Squadron are in disbelief. After putting up with the aerodrome that wasn’t for the last week, and finally getting things somewhat set up, they’ve been ordered to break camp and move again! What the gawd dam’d bloody ‘ell! And, to add insult to injury, because it’s blowing up a gale and pouring rain, they have to move everything by road, planes included, which means it will take three times longer than usual. And where are the Brass Hats in their infinite insanity sending the lads this time you might well ask? Bertangles. Well, at least it’s a real, fully functional aerodrome, so there’s that glimmer of silver lining anyway. Freddy’s initial reaction to the news? “HAW!”
And who knows, maybe Winningstad and Abbott will actually reconnect this time, before HQ sends one or both of them off again.

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#4562750 - 04/06/21 12:35 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Attention, mes gars!

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Pursuant to official decree set forth on 31 Mars 1918 by le Président de la République Française, Capitaine Frederick H.B. Abbott is hereby named Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur for his outstanding record in battle.

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Citation to the award reads as follows:

This officer magnifique has written a tale of courage and glory across the skies of France and Flanders. He has destroyed more than fifty enemy aircraft and balloons in less than a year at the front. His daring and his love for the attack serve as a fine example to all who have taken up arms against the enemies of France.
Awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur this day, 3 Avril 1918.


The people of France thank you sincerely for your service extraordinaire.

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His Majesty King George V hereby confers the following honour:

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A grateful people thank you for your service and loyalty.

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#4562754 - 04/06/21 01:28 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Look at all the pretty bling - thanks awfully Raine, they're spiffing! salute

Captain Abbott is thrilled and humbled, or rather he will be when the new honours actually catch up with him. If they're like the mail, (which the officers and men of 65 Squadron have seen none of since their drome hopping began several weeks ago), it may take a day or two, or three, before the despatches and gongs actually find our Freddy.

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Lou - Congratulations on Freddy's awards that nearly makes up for all the moving around. Now all he needs is the squadron to stay in one place long enough so that someone can pin them to his chest.


2nd Lieutenant James Harrison, DSC
103rd Aero
La Noblette Airfield

5th April 1918

7 confirmed kills

The 103rd completed two missions today. Both upto the lines and both in absolutely rotten weather.

Visibility was non-existent and made Jimmy very nervous given the fact they'd been surprised the day before.

Thankfully both missions were completed safely and without incident as far as Jimmy and the 103rd were concerned.

The airfield is taking a battering with all this rain however, turning the soil into a quagmire and making take offs and landings hazardous.

Major Thaw gave a talk in the mess that evening with the latest updates. The German push seems to have been halted for now, but all areas and formations are still on high alert, including 103rd.



6th April 1918

Not surprisingly with the ongoing torrential rain, all flights have been cancelled for the day. The airfield was a mess of mud. Jimmy spent the day in the hangers tinkering with his aircraft and hoping this rotten weather doesn't last too much longer.

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#4562792 - 04/06/21 04:21 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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PM'd Raine with the info for my DiD pilot. I'm not patient enough to wait for BH&HII to be published explode

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You'll soon be able to begin reading Feldwebel Mitteleuer's story biggrin

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Raine, fighting in this war, it takes guts.

Albert, don’t even think about tangling with the Dreideckers - you’ve just been awarded a medal. Lay low for a while. That’s my advice. Rain helps.

Lou, congrats on the surprise Gong Fairy attack. So much cabbage. This would definitely go to Freddy’s head were he an ordinary man.
As to the crosses, I think the Germans wanted to confuse the Amerikaners. This is not unlike the British shuffling their squadrons to confuse the Hun. I’m sure Freddy’s confused and he’s not even a Hun.

Kebab, heh heh! I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist the call. BHaH2 be d@mned. Roll the dice and get our newest Feldwebel into a cockpit. And let’s hope his career is more illustrious than his namesake.

6 April, 1918
Balatre, Flanders Sector
Jasta 19, JG II
Oberleutnant Rudolf Emil Fuchs EK1, HHO, PLM
71 confirmed kills

Dreadful weather continues. Is it just the rain that is bringing Rudi down, or the botched release of BHaH2?


"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."
#4562832 - 04/06/21 10:18 PM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Fullofit, Mitteleuer will surely be able to show his skills upon completion of his training!

6 April, 1918
Koln, Germany
Training airfield.
Kadett Helmut Adler Mitteleuer

I finally arrived in Koln at around 4 in the morning. Yes, it's early, but that was the first train I had found after receiving the letter.
A fine sir called Kurt Schmulz reached me in the sleeping barrack. After a brief handshake and a salute I've come to the knowledge that he'd become my flight instructor. Weather is not the best, very cloudy and a few drops of rain, but the fizzy and pungently fresh air called me.
At 0830 time I've been called by Schmulz, who introduced me to my training machine: a DFW C.V. The sight of such crate filled me with good feelings, as when I arrived my only sight was that of old and rusty Aviatiks. This bird had recently became part of their machine pool, and what better chance of trying it than that of giving it to their newest kadett? Well, the first and only flight of the day would've consisted of taking off, reaching a low altitude (around 300m), circle the airfield and land for at least five times. Hopping in the cockpit for the first time has been an extremely unique feeling: the concept of having control of such majestic and powerful machine was dazzling for me, an overpowering shiver came down my spine. My brief trance was interrupted by Schmulz, who confidently jumped in the observer's seat to oversee my flight. The roar of the engine, the fire and the smoke coming out of it, were amazing. Take off was decently smooth, the plane did most of the job. Although sluggish, the crate was far from underpowered. The climb to altitude was pretty quick, and so was the circling. The first two landings were...Rough; but I quickly got the feeling for it and the last three were sufficiently smooth.
After I jumped out of the cockpit, Schmulz gave me a cheerish pat on my shoulder, saying that my training would've been one of his easiest. I think I'll take it as a compliment, for now.
I still don't know where and when I'll be deployed after my training, but I overheard a discussion between the top brass and Schmulz, while I was heading back to my barrack:"We're pretty confident that our men's efforts in the Flanders region are currently sufficient. What we're worried about is the always increasing American operations in the Marne region...- That was all I could hear, as another instructor was about to open the door. Would that be a hint of where I'll be sent? The future will tell. I'm looking forward to advance in my training.

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#4562843 - 04/07/21 12:38 AM Re: Deep Immersion DiD campaign -- Player Instructions (UPDATED 28 Nov 2018) [Re: Raine]  
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Raine - Good to have you back. I see Naval 8 gave the RNAS a good send off. We in the Royal Flying Corps as was also worry about the new RAF uniforms, but maybe not so much as the Senior Service. Ghastly news about MacAlister's belly wounding. Not good. Young George is made of some tough Scottish fabric if he can fly back to home base. That may have saved his life since the MO would be right there. Way too close a call. Check Six, Young Man!

Fullofit - How can Jasta 19 be grounded due to weather when the King's airmen fly?! No matter the foulness of the weather it always seems sunny in Hunland at least near the lines. OTOH, I did hear a rumor that the Met Office are doing some nefarious weather experiments...

TK - Welcome to Helmut and to you as well! Excellent job of caturing the excitement of first flight. Cool pics of the DFW. Oliver's never had much time to admire the lines as he the G/O's are usually trying to ventilate one another. Will Helmut and Jimmy meet over the Marne?

Albert - Jimmy and the boys are really catching the full dose of weather. Do town adventures await or are the roads also churned to mud?

Lou - My my, Freddy is the darling of both France and England at the moment. Congrats on the major drop by the Gong Fairy. Bling Bling! Nurse Ellison will swoon next she sees him. Hope Freddy and 65 aren't stuck on the road all night.

Carrick - Is Walter healing up? I do hope the nurses are treating him kindly...

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À la Recherche du Temps Perdu - Part 68



6 April 1918
84 Squadron RFC
Bertangles, France

4.45 Dawn patrol of enemy lines from the Corbie – Amiens road south to Montdidier. Difficult to make out any dots in the flat crepuscular light. Sailed directly under a flight of blue-tailed Albatri. Neither side saw the other until he last minute.

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Caught one under the moon and chased him east.

I landed a short burst before Dingbat cut me off. I pulled high and looked for another target as he sent the Alb down.

Formed with Johnson, Duke and Dingbat, finished the patrol time and headed to Bertangles for breakfast.


1.40 Reports of major German ground preparations north of Arras. Withthe attack stalled before Amioens, this might be their next throw of the dice. B Flight would bomb the Athies Rail junction. Took off in rain and mists. Cloud ceiling at 6000 feet. Formation spread wide for safety in the poor flying conditions. As it often does, the weather cleared as we reached the lines, but our joy was short-lived as the mists and rain returned closer to Athies. No sign of any German aircraft. Maybe the Huns are more sensitive about rainy flying, or more sensible.

Good strikes on the rail yard including a direct hit on the large building.


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The Kaiser’s rail sheds appreared miraculously unharmed. I made another pass.

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B Flight followed after me but we did no further damage.

Weather deteriorating, we crossed the mud for home. Wing confirmed yesterday’s flaming Hannover. One Hundred Twenty-one.

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