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6 hours ago, Rick Rawlings said:

I don't know what you're talking about, that video was awesome! Except for the part where I almost had a heart attack because I thought you had collided with someone! Congratulations on the victory!

Thanks Rick... and yes, I thought the same thing when I heard that big crunching bang. As it turned out it was a collision with the two planes you saw crash into the ground moments later.

I don't mind telling everyone, I couldn't stop my left leg from shaking on the rudder pedals during that first part of the fight!  :rofl:

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5 hours ago, TROOPER117 said:

Thanks Rick... and yes, I thought the same thing when I heard that big crunching bang. As it turned out it was a collision with the two planes you saw crash into the ground moments later.

I don't mind telling everyone, I couldn't stop my left leg from shaking on the rudder pedals during that first part of the fight!  :rofl:

Ah! The shaking leg syndrome. It happens a lot! Similar to the “jerk and duck” syndrome when a mid air is close. 

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5 minutes ago, Mfair621 said:

Ah! The shaking leg syndrome. It happens a lot! Similar to the “jerk and duck” syndrome when a mid air is close. 

Thank god for that... I thought it was only me!  :haha:

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Another defensive patrol mission for Fisticuffs Finney. Heavy clouds with rain. Patrol point was an Army base, patrol height 13 000+ ft. At this altitude little happens more often than not, and such was the case.

No action.

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That's interesting, CastelEtzwane

We've been drooping down on the enemy, but not from that high!

Timothy Tully Mission 2

Nov 14, 1917

Friendly Line Patrol

 

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Reed managed to survive his first mission but just barely with a crashed landing Southwest of Arras.

Did manage to get one victory and put holes in a couple others.

Next time he will not be pressing his luck following an enemy down low over the lines.

 

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A good result and a good fight Rick... although when that Pfalz went up past you like a rocket I thought ''oh no, a Pfalzcopter'' lol!   :stars:

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On 5/29/2021 at 12:09 PM, Rick Rawlings said:

Nice work, everybody! Reports are all excellent! It's interesting to see how we all pull different missions and how the experience changes because of that! Remember that this is not like DiD, you can fly each week's missions as you are able, even multiple a day. I will have to get a bunch of them in on the weekend...

 

Rick, are you saying we can fly all the missions for Nov 11, all for Nov 14th, etc.? I thought we were limited to one mission per in-game day (i.e one mission every three  game days). Congrats on your barnstorming start btw!

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I thought it was 3-7 missions a week, only one per campaign day?

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Trooper, If I understand correctly, I flew the 11th, advance time 2 days. Flew the 13th, advance 2 days and then the 15th. Repeat 17th and 19th. If I follow suit. I will fly the 21st. and will be done with my 7 missions for the week. Of course if I become an ace, I will advance in time some more. You can fly all seven missions in one sitting if you want. Just no more than one on the same campaign day. Now I'm confused. Rick can chime in if I am wrong.

 

Jethro Tull Bodine

Mission 2, Nov. 13th. 

Well, we went out again looking for the Huns and we found them. Got jumped near Arras by a covey of Scouts. They were escorting some 2 seaters but came down to play with us instead. I stuck to one of the scoundrels and sent him down in a spin. Saw him crash near the trenches. All looked a bit lonely and I climbed up to get back across the lines when another one of the buggers tried to sneak back across the lines without anyone noticing! He never knew what hit him. Everyone was in good spirits at base and MacScotch said they would likely pin a medal on me! I bet the girls will like that!

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Mission 3, Nov 15th

Still a lot of rain and cloud. We patrolled way up north and didn't see a darn thing.

Mission 4, Nov. 17th.

Back to patrolling enemy lines today! We got some blue sky! Sure was purdy but lord knows its cold at 14000'! The buzzards jumped us again. I don't know how they stand the cold up that high. I saw one I thought was going away after the first pass and went to follow. How surprised was I when I figured out he was coming straight at me. Nearly wet myself as he passed just overhead!  I got on another and let him have everything I had until he went down. When I saw some of our folks I joined up only to see it was "A" flight. Mannock just shook his head and signaled me to follow. 

Everyone got back to base except Jeff Bunyan. Seems he bought the farm. I asked MacScotch if he was kin to Paul but he said he didn't know and never heard of Paul. These folks sure are dim witted about such things!

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1 hour ago, TROOPER117 said:

I thought it was 3-7 missions a week, only one per campaign day?

Same here. Perhaps what Rick is saying is, we can complete all seven of the current week's missions in one weekend if we choose.

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19 minutes ago, Mfair621 said:

Trooper, If I understand correctly, I flew the 11th, advance time 2 days. Flew the 13th, advance 2 days and then the 15th. Repeat 17th and 19th. If I follow suit. I will fly the 21st. and will be done with my 7 missions for the week. Of course if I become an ace, I will advance in time some more. You can fly all seven missions in one sitting if you want. Just no more than one on the same campaign day. Now I'm confused. Rick can chime in if I am wrong.

 

 

Haha, more confusion. I thought we were supposed to fly every 3rd campaign day AFTER the last mission. Nov 11 / 14 / 17 /20 etc... I doubt it matters too much :) Good luck to Jethro!

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37 minutes ago, Mfair621 said:

Trooper, If I understand correctly, I flew the 11th, advance time 2 days. Flew the 13th, advance 2 days and then the 15th. Repeat 17th and 19th. If I follow suit. I will fly the 21st. and will be done with my 7 missions for the week. Of course if I become an ace, I will advance in time some more. You can fly all seven missions in one sitting if you want. Just no more than one on the same campaign day. Now I'm confused. Rick can chime in if I am wrong.

 

18 minutes ago, HarryH said:

Haha, more confusion. I thought we were supposed to fly every 3rd campaign day AFTER the last mission. Nov 11 / 14 / 17 /20 etc... I doubt it matters too much :) Good luck to Jethro!

Well you could both be right!  :dntknw:

So long as we move the campaign along as Rick suggests I'm sure we won't be up before a General Court Martial  :yikes:

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Forgot to say, well done Mfair... seems like so far everyone who has posted has survived. Let's hope the trend continues.  :smile:

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Yes, you can fly all seven weekly mission in one setting if you like (and your behind can tolerate it!), just advance campaign time in game following the instructions. I have already flown five, I am just reporting them spaced out to make it more interesting and not all clumped up.

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Thanks trooper. I’m sure Rick will straighten us out. I’m a high school drop out so don’t take what I say gospel. Actually I skipped my last year of high school and went to college. Lacked an elective and a senior project for a degree in Mechanical Technology but had decided on a career and left. It all worked out fine but I do get a kick out of saying I’m a high school dropout. 
Good luck to all, it’s a long way to go yet. 

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1 minute ago, Mfair621 said:

Thanks trooper. I’m sure Rick will straighten us out. I’m a high school drop out so don’t take what I say gospel. Actually I skipped my last year of high school and went to college. Lacked an elective and a senior project for a degree in Mechanical Technology but had decided on a career and left. It all worked out fine but I do get a kick out of saying I’m a high school dropout. 
Good luck to all, it’s a long way to go yet. 

Heh, well, I have a college degree, but it apparently doesn't always help with clarity! You were pretty much spot on with your breakdown above and everyone else added in beautifully!

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Rick, our posts must have crossed in space. I’m Right? Do I get 5 extra points!:biggrin:

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I flew 2 in one sitting then a 3rd separately is that ok ?   Real life has me re pairing the roof so wont fly more till Sat.

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2 hours ago, carrick58 said:

I flew 2 in one sitting then a 3rd separately is that ok ?   Real life has me re pairing the roof so wont fly more till Sat.

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Yes, absolutely! You can fly up to seven per real-life week in as many sittings as you need, just follow the in-game time advance instructions in the first post. Lovely picture, btw! Also, be careful on the roof!

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8 hours ago, Mfair621 said:

Rick, our posts must have crossed in space. I’m Right? Do I get 5 extra points!:biggrin:

Oh, sharp, very sharp... and slick. (Rick, I agreed with him so can I have 5 as well?) 

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Friday 13th November 1917

8.46am

Bruay, RFC 40

A and B flights take to the air in beastly weather on an offensive patrol. "Spiv" Taylor, cold, wet and miserable, cannot understand the sense in it and is beginning to regret his duty to the King and country. Not that he is endeared to the silly old fool but the Poms make you swear allegiance to someone when signing up and old Georgy boy is it. And it's not my bloody country anyway.

Struth it's bloody freezing up here. Be good to get back to a stiff drink and a warm fire.

Suddenly V-strutters bounce the flight. Outta nowhere. "Spiv" completely unprepared and out of his depth,  panics and shoots at anything, wild eyed with adrenalin and scared witless. And then as unexpectedly it began, it abruptly ends. The skies are empty of aircraft. Where did they go? Where is B flight? But this is no time for philosophical naval gazing. Time to vamoose before the bastards come back. He heads west.

And safely returns to his airfield. Only to find a pal is missing!

 

 

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Nice one catch... short but directly to the point at each change in tempo. I enjoyed it  :good:

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Stache and catch, just caught up with the videos, great work! Stache, good job getting 'er down on the right side of the lines!

 

Tim Tully

Mission 3

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