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Thread: AAR Battle of Britain December 11th 2011

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    Hello All,
    Here is some photos from the battle.
    The report will have to come later as I'm beat.

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    Tom

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    Thanks for hosting us Tom! Everyone had a great time!

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    Where ara those cudies with their uniforms, shuffling the planes with sticks over the map in the Warroom?

    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Where ara those cudies with their uniforms, shuffling the planes with sticks over the map in the Warroom?
    Unlike the WAAF, the Luftwaffehelferinnen were not part of the armed forces. Our side had better uniforms too.






    Here's to the women who helped guard their homeland, be they on the Kammhuber Line or Chain Home, Womens Auxiliary Air Force of Luftwaffehelferinnen.

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    Tom!

    It looks like you had good turnout! I hope everyone had fun!


    Rich

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    The players...

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    From left to right Karl, Tom, Glen, Ben(above) Luis, Tommy, Nick, Ken and Rick.

    Allies pilots; Glen, Ben and Rick in a Spitfire, Tommy and Ken in Hurricanes.
    Axis pilots; Nick, Karl and Luis in ME-109s and me in 3 Stukas. I also got to fly a 109 as Nick had a prior engagement and had to leave.

    It started out with 3 stukas and 3 ME-109s attacking 2 airstrips in England. In all the confusion with the big wing only 5 fighters made contact and engaged the threat.

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    We start with Ken in his hurricane started shooting at Nick in his ME-109 and Nick fired back. Nicks plane caught fire.
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    After that Glen shot at Karl and taking him down. You have to remember the flack was quite intense. Plus Glen had 2 wingmen with him.
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    Tommy in his hurricane shot at my stukas and I fired back. One of my pilots started having engine trouble and had to fall out of formation. Me and my wingman continued on to the target. Hoping that Hans could catch up soon.
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    Tommy had engine damage but came around to get me and Luis chased him off. Thanks buddy.

    Then Rick came up on my tail and I shot at him with my peashooter trying to scare him off. But it wasn't working. Luis was staying with me and got a bead on Rick and shot him down.
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    My wingman had a lot of damage from fighters and AA. I told him to drop his 1st set of bombs now and I would drop both of mine. Then I would send him on to the second target.
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    Ben shot down one of the Stukas, the one with engine damage, and Glen shot the other one before it could drop its second load.

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    I was empty so flow off and rearmed. Now making my run for the second target. I got in close enough to drop at high altitude and they hit. But it only put 2 damages on the target and we need 3 so Karl being chased by Rick put the final hits on the second target and won the scenario.

    More photos can be seen in Ken's and mine's Albums.

    Hope you enjoyed the report.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard m schwab View Post
    Tom!

    It looks like you had good turnout! I hope everyone had fun!


    Rich
    We did Rich, wish you were there.

    Tom

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    We had a blast... I ended up trading shots towards the end of the game with Nick's ME 109 again, and we both went down in flames. Seems to happen a lot in WGS...
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
    “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” Robin Williams

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    The next time I think we should follow how the rules are for aa fire and if we going to do strafing we need to assign points to bases instead of a single strafe pass equals a bomb hit .Much like the aa cards have . It was a good afternoon though we did get a distracted by the movie, not a bad thing over all .

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    That looked like fun. You buckeyes rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jago85 View Post
    The next time I think we should follow how the rules are for aa fire and if we going to do strafing we need to assign points to bases instead of a single strafe pass equals a bomb hit .Much like the aa cards have . It was a good afternoon though we did get a distracted by the movie, not a bad thing over all .
    Good idea Glen, and some great flying as well.
    I would like as much feed back as possible so I can improve the scenario.

    I also might have forgot some key engagements so please fill in the blanks.


    Tom

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    Tom I think you covered the all the action in the aar . The altitude rules worked rather well though I would not say the surviving stuka rearmed and came back .It was a different plane that manage to slip through to make a bomb attack .

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    Somewhere there, my Emil got shot down a second time; it was on the third incarnation that I escorted the laggard Stuka in. I was on fire when I straffed the field, also. (do I get a medal for that? )
    I agree that the simplified Flak rules made it far too deadly; I think your first plan of you running the flak yourself would have worked better, and just have one of the Germans run the Stukas. They were in formation, and weren't doing much besides flying straight until the bombing.
    This game reinforced my preference for playing with altitude, now for DOW.
    Great fun; hope we do it again soon.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    During the first pass through the Stuka formation the first damage my Hurricane took was engine damage. I had to spend the rest of the battle running away from Luis' 109 at slow speed! I had to dive to the deck as he was hot on my tail! (Altitude Rules!)

    My thanks to Luis for the excellent prize!
    Last edited by Tommy Z; 12-14-2011 at 09:23.

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    Great report, Tom!

    Seems you had fun guys!
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Great report with very nice pictures. Thanks!

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    Ken!

    I normally combine bomb and strafe damage on ground targets. Often the strafing is more effective! Even using the D damage for bombs you draw lots of 0`s!

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard m schwab View Post
    Ken!

    I normally combine bomb and strafe damage on ground targets. Often the strafing is more effective! Even using the D damage for bombs you draw lots of 0`s!

    Rich
    In this case, Tom had 3 bomb hits takes out the airfield, and a straffing run equalling one bomb hit. I agree that MGs and LACs couldn't really do damage to the field itself. But I took the "kill" anyway
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Hi while we were getting ready to start the game, there was a discussion about different games including lost worlds . I mentioned I had a and jet aircraft game that was like that . It is called Ace of Aces Jet Eagle Desert Storm Ed it did start out with WWI game the was expanded it looks like it is out of print it looks like Flying Buffalo has the rights and plans to reprint them just no date as yet . The game system covered both world wars with expansion to included more planes .

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    Karl!

    With an airfield there are so many tempting targets, all necessary to keep it running! Being able to land dose not mean you have fuel to take off again!!

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jago85 View Post
    Hi while we were getting ready to start the game, there was a discussion about different games including lost worlds . I mentioned I had a and jet aircraft game that was like that . It is called Ace of Aces Jet Eagle Desert Storm Ed it did start out with WWI game the was expanded it looks like it is out of print it looks like Flying Buffalo has the rights and plans to reprint them just no date as yet . The game system covered both world wars with expansion to included more planes .
    I reallly wish Flying Buffalo would reprint Ace of Aces...
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
    “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” Robin Williams

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    so do I Ken .The next time we get together I will bring down my copy of Jet Eagles . Of course when printed it was with the current top of line jet fighters now the avionics packages are about 15 years out of date .



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