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    This is the Base near Ghent broadcasting to Command. I think it is time to end daylight bombing and attack at night. Too much loss of man and machine. Morale suffering - over!

    A historical note here: Staaken bombers did not participate in daylight bombing as best I can tell, but how can one have a bombing mission and not use those Beasts!

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    Our battle lasted 3 hours, two of which were spent just trying to traverse the Big Blue Table and reach London. We kept rules simple for some the less initiated Entente pilots (no altitude), but it was fun day. Matt Milligan has posted some of his own Photos from the days action on his facebook account. So Friends of Matt, be on the lookout. Thanks again to our host, Games Plus and this is Willi signing Off!

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    Great AAR! Is the Schoeller Staaken repainted in dark blue, or is this the original colour? On the ares product image the plane colour looks much brighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo7 View Post
    Great AAR! Is the Schoeller Staaken repainted in dark blue, or is this the original colour? On the ares product image the plane colour looks much brighter.
    Thanks for the kind word and the dark blue color is how the Staaken came out of the Box.

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    Great Giant action Willi - well done all involved in this epic clash of arms. Hopefully we'll see an allied response in due course, Ca3's & HP O/400's !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I love your mini pilots and gunners :heartsineyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Great Giant action Willi - well done all involved in this epic clash of arms. Hopefully we'll see an allied response in due course, Ca3's & HP O/400's !
    Absolutely. Both Caproni and HP - RNAS are ready to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    I love your mini pilots and gunners :heartsineyes:
    I was able to get 144 scale figures from Japan. While up close you can tell that they a modern flight crew, there are enough that can be modified. I have used them on the Gotha, Caproni, shapeways prints and even Ares.

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    Great AAR & well presented, William.

    That was fun to watch and read.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
    I was able to get 144 scale figures from Japan. While up close you can tell that they a modern flight crew, there are enough that can be modified. I have used them on the Gotha, Caproni, shapeways prints and even Ares.
    Anyway, they fit perfectly

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    Love the AAR presentation Willi.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Great AAR Willi & very well presented.
    Looked like a great game.
    Rep on its way.

    "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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    Well done, guys.
    I always enjoy your efforts.

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    Looks a lot of fun, well done.

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    Good game and a good AAR. Thanks.

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    Very nicely done, Keep up the good work.

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    Excellent presentation to the AAR!

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    Great action Willi!

    Thanks for posting.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Thank you for the good A.A.R., William!

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    Notes from a Staaken pilot:
    With no sideslips available in the maneuver deck, getting lined up on a target early is important. I tried to turn and come in from the flank, putting me on a better return route, but it ended up, due to my mediocre piloting, settling for a partial hit on a tertiary target.
    If I were doing it over, risk the flak and line up farther back for a straight in and put the eggs in the basket!

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    I will keep that in mind for the upcoming Over the Trenches​ final mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    Notes from a Staaken pilot: With no sideslips available in the maneuver deck, getting lined up on a target early is important...
    Agreed, the closest to a side-slip you'll get is a left/right or right/left combo, so you may need room to pull that off.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Good report. Looks like you had better luck with your mission than I had with mine, although I had the same problem with getting my bomber lined up on the target.

    Jim

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    Wow! That looked epic! Great AAR - thanks for posting!

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    A most impressive presentation William.
    I have been attempting to get those 144 figures for several years.
    Well done.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."



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