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Thread: BrisWingsofGlory WGS Campaigns 1936-1945

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    Default BrisWingsofGlory WGS Campaigns 1936-1945

    Commencing in June 2017 Wings of Glory players in Brisbane, Australia are running a number of WW2 Face to Face campaigns at The Emperor's Legions game shop, 13A, Annerley Arcade, 478 Ipswich Rd, Annerley on Brisbane's south-side. Games will mostly be run on Saturdays between 9.30am and 2pm. These campaigns will eventually include all theatres of the war from 1936 to 1945 in which air forces opposed each other and enable players to fly as pilots of all the major (any many minor) combatant nations. During these campaigns players will pit their pilots against 'NPC' aircrew run by Campaign Moderators and other players, or against other player pilots flying their own campaign for the 'other side'. The aim of these campaigns is to increase the profile of Wings of Glory within the Brisbane miniature gaming community, to provide regular playing opportunities for existing Wings of Glory players and to attract new players to the game.

    For simplicity's sake the campaign will use the latest Battle of Britain Starter Set basic, advanced and optional rules as appropriate for each campaign mission. There will also be a short 'campaign ruleset' addendum to deal with wounded pilots, damaged aircraft, bailing out, escaping enemy territory and other matters not covered by the official Ares products. This thread will collate the posted After Action Reports for each mission. It will also be used to post documents related to the campaigns to allow these resources to be used by players in other areas.

    The first BrisWingsofGlory WGS Campaign follows the careers of pilots serving in the Polish Air Force from 1939 to 1945. Players start on 1 September 1939 defending Poland against the superior numbers and aircraft of the mighty Luftwaffe. Pilots who survive this baptism of fire will escape their doomed country and arrive in France where they can volunteer to fight as part of a 'Patrouille Polonaise' just in time against resist the German invaders. With the fall of France however the Polish airman retreat to the British Isles where they join the RAF. The Polish squadrons enter the fray as the Battle of Britain reaches a crescendo, taking every opportunity to punish the Luftwaffe for earlier defeats. The Polish pilots can later elect to serve with the Red Air Force on the Eastern Front, or continue to fly with the RAF attacking Fortress Europe, join 'Skalski's Circus' in North Africa and eventually take the fight to the Germans in the skies over France, Norway and into the Reich itself.

    Later campaigns will allow players to fly with other air forces including the Luftwaffe (1936-1945), the RAF and other Commonwealth air forces (1939-1945), the French Armee del'Air and her Vichy or Free French forces (1939-1945), the USAAF (1941-1945), the USN (1941-1945), the Soviet VVS (1937-1945) and the Imperial Japanese Army or Navy Air Forces (1937-1945). Campaign documentation to support each campaign will be provided, including victory points, aircraft availability, ranks and promotion, medals and awards, ace skills, aircrew wounds and aircraft damage, replacement aircrew and aircraft, reinforcements and a luck point system.

    I hope viewers will enjoy these campaigns as they unfold, and that they can provide some inspiration for your own Wings of Glory games.

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    Default BrisWingsofGlory WGS Campaigns Pilot Career Logbook

    This thread will be used to post documentation used in the management of the BrisWingsofGlory WGS Campaigns.

    These documents are those used by the players themselves to record the progress of their aircrew - the Pilot Career Logbook.

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    The first page is used to record the player name and details of the pilot - including name, rank, service, sorties flown, confirmed victories, decorations, ace skills, postings and promotions.

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    The second page is completed after each mission with the date, aircraft flown and results.

    The Pilot Career Logbook is maintained by the player and kept for their own records. Campaign Moderators (CMs) will keep a master Campaign Mission Log which will be the 'point of truth' for the campaign. When pilots are posted, promoted, or decorated the player will be advised by a CM and it will be up to them to note these occurrences in their logbook.

    The original documents where created in Powerpoint and can be managed electronically, or can be printed out and updates handwritten.
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 07-05-2017 at 10:05.

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    Default BrisWingsofGlory Campaigns Squadron Aircrew & Aircraft Rosters

    These sheets are used to document your squadron pilots and aircraft throughout the campaign. Each sheet has explanatory notes about what information is required. You can use the sheets as they are or you can create a spreadsheet using the same format to efficiently manage your squadron.

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    Wish I could join in, but poor health prevent's me from traveling down the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Wish I could join in, but poor health prevent's me from traveling down the mountain.
    Sorry to hear that Alastair. Paul and I will have to head up your way then mate, we actually talked about that last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    All Poland 1939 campaign missions have now been posted.
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    First France 1940 campaign mission is up - and the Poles have scored their first victory!!

    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 09-23-2017 at 15:37.

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    Second France 1940 mission is up - the Poles venture into German airspace and encounter Messerschmitt Bf 109s for the first time in an action packed engagement.

    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 09-23-2017 at 15:37.

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    This looks great! I may steal this for myself as it looks like a really fun campaign theme. Of course I'm trying to stay in PTO, but what's a little money amongst friends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotham Resident View Post
    This looks great! I may steal this for myself as it looks like a really fun campaign theme. Of course I'm trying to stay in PTO, but what's a little money amongst friends!
    Thanks Mischa I am putting together the campaign guidelines which I will have ready to post soon.
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 07-11-2017 at 05:19.

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    Polish Air Force campaign mission 8 is posted - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45

    This time out the Polish Patrol was escorting RAF bombers to bomb the bridges at Sedan, 14 May 1940.
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 09-23-2017 at 15:37.

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    This is the aircraft availability chart for the WGS Polish Air Force campaign, posted to allow players to plan for aircraft acquisition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    This is the aircraft availability chart for the WGS Polish Air Force campaign, posted to allow players to plan for aircraft acquisition

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    Great chart Carl. Well done!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    I will be doing the same for each WGS campaign. Luftwaffe 1936-45 is next by popular demand, then 3 Squadron RAAF.

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    Polish Air Force campaign mission 9 is posted - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45

    It's a 'Stuka party'!
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 09-23-2017 at 15:36.

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    Default WGS Campaigns Player Aircrew Record Sheets

    I have been modifying the Campaign Player Aircrew Record Sheets incorporating changes based on feedback from the participants. In particular they wanted a visual representation of their medals and badges. This is Paul's principal pilot, the only one who has flown all ten missions in the campaign so far.

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    I will post the other active pilot records later today.

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    Spectacular work as always, Carl.


    Any chance you could share that Power Point?


    I've been meaning to do something similar for OTT - especially tracking the aircraft flown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Spectacular work as always, Carl.


    Any chance you could share that Power Point?


    I've been meaning to do something similar for OTT - especially tracking the aircraft flown.
    Very happy to share Pete. PM me your email address.

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    Mission 10 posted - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45

    A successful outing for the Patrouille Polonaise with a couple of gongs awarded by a grateful French Air Force!

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    Mission 11 has been posted with another Polish pilot decorated for his victories over the Luftwaffe in the service of France - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...-Force-1939-45

    Mission 12 will be posted later in the week.
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 09-23-2017 at 15:36.

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    The next instalment of the Polish Air Force campaign is posted - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45.

    It proved a tough day in the cockpit for our Polish fliers.
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    Polish Mission 13 is posted - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45.

    There were losses on both sides but nevertheless the mission sees two of our Polish heroes promoted for their efforts.
    Last edited by Carl_Brisgamer; 09-23-2017 at 15:35.

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    Polish mission 14 is up here - https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-Force-1939-45

    The French get a crack at the German Army but not without loss.



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