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  1. Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Recap

    There are a SLEW of pictures found in this album:

    I believe I have recovered sufficiently enough to put together a bit of a summary of my experiences of the recent Dawn Patrol, held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Overall, it was a great weekend. The weather cooperated with cool morning temps ...
  2. The Kindness of Strangers - Interlude 2 – They Called Them Spitfires

    June 4, 1940

    "Squadron Leader Barrie was fished alive in the Channel", Kyte told us and everybody applauded. "Bad news is, he's got one broken leg, several broken ribs and a few burnings in his face." And all our cheering went silent. "And the others", asked Joachim. Kyte shook his head. “Apart from James and Nick here, there's no notice of any of them." We all look at the group. Six pilots. Five other were gone. One in the hospital for a long ...

    Updated 09-15-2014 at 15:45 by Blackronin

  3. The Kindness of Strangers WW2 Solo Campaign: Chapter 10 - Upper Hand

    June 3, 1940

    I sat on the sofa after debriefing. Joachim served us all drinks. Eris looked down and we all sipped our drinks silently. After a while, Kyte looked a few moments to his watch. "If they didn't land in another airstrip, the're already out of petrol..." Joachim went out and we sat there waiting. We knew that he went out to call HQ to know what happened to Red and Yellow sections. Eris kept looking down. "If you ever", started Kyte sofly, "ever again ...
  4. The Shapeways Experiment - Part I Prep Work

    As you know, there are many designers on Shapeways offering 1/144th scale World War One aircraft. Many of these offerings are now being covered within the Nexus/Ares range of miniatures, but there are many others out there to help fill in those holes not covered by the official game miniatures. Last year I ordered a Pflaz D.XII and a Kettering Bug; the Pfalz is still to be painted, while the Bug was kindly painted for me by Smitch. The stories I have heard about my gaming buddies and what they ...
  5. Wings of War and Glory - Chapter 9: Nieuport 11

    January 17, 1916

    Finally the weather opened enough for us to fly. Having lost my plane I had to take another one. The weather was so cold that only my plane´s engine started. I went alone to make a sweep over the front. When I first saw them I thought that a scout was escorting a photo recon biplane. I was wrong. At the time I wasn't aware but this was the newest French scout. Le Nieuport Bebe."

    They weren't immediately aware of me.