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    Looks like I wont get a chance to play Mission 4 until the Easter weekend.
    Too many things to do around the farm & the Antique Machinery Club shed at the moment plus Wargames Club last night.
    However we did manage to bag two Gotha's so that made our night.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Bagging two Gotha's is a very respectable result. Well done Barry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    Looks like I wont get a chance to play Mission 4 until the Easter weekend.
    Too many things to do around the farm & the Antique Machinery Club shed at the moment plus Wargames Club last night.
    However we did manage to bag two Gotha's so that made our night.
    No worries Baz.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I've finished mission 4, just have to get the photo edited, the narrative written and the post made. It might be considerably delayed, I have the games at Congress of Gamers to run on the weekend, and naturally enough, Monday/Tuesday is tax day. Busy, busy, busy.

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    Busy, busy, busy. Everyone is busy I've started the next batch of trench mats - hoping they might be ready for the next mission, but reckon that is a bit of a tall order. Also wanted to get at least one RE7 painted - that should happen. OTT DYM certainly has motivated me. Cheers team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Busy, busy, busy. Everyone is busy I've started the next batch of trench mats - hoping they might be ready for the next mission, but reckon that is a bit of a tall order. Also wanted to get at least one RE7 painted - that should happen. OTT DYM certainly has motivated me. Cheers team.
    Looking forward to your RE7. Can't say I've seen one of those.

    Yes, busy busy. Recovering from Cold Wars and Havoc. More recovering from a cold I got at Havoc. I really dislike it when a player sits at the table coughing up a lung. Hope to get to mission 3 soon.

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    Hope that cold goes away quickly Peter - there is a nasty one doing the rounds - I know, I had it too a few weeks back. Re the RE7 - I posted a couple of pics on the following thread. Not yet painted but it'll give you an idea:

    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...usion-printing

    It is one of Daryl's creations ("Reduced Aircraft Factory") and a good looking model too. I was experimenting by using Sculpteo, in France, to produce it in their better material. I reckon its good for larger aircraft but expensive for the smaller ones, given the postage and tax added. The big advantage will be not having to spend quite so much time preparing it before painting Anyway, the details are on that thread.

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    You would not like me at present then Pete. I started a sore throat on the Wednesday at Prague, by the Sunday my voice had gone, and I have been coughing like I have Whooping Cough ever since.
    Hope you feel better soon.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Yes thanks Rob now I have it too


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

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    Rob, Paul, I feel your pain. Its so sad that we can come away with the lurgy from such a fun gathering. Such is the risk we take to enjoy our hobby.
    Hope you guys have a speedy recovery.
    Last edited by Teaticket; 04-18-2019 at 14:38.

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    Really sorry Paul. Could I become the next Patient 0 ? I do hope not.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I'm feeling a little chesty myself......

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    In case you missed it because of my numbering....but mission #1 comes after #4 and before #5.

    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...Front-variant)

    Thanks for looking...

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    Oooooh, almost time for a new scenario. Looking forward to seeing what Stumptonian has in store for us.

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    I will be posting tomorrow evening.

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    Drat and double drat, HQ have grounded my Jasta until after June 8th (D Day bash game). Too much to do. I'll rejoin in mid-June and play catch up then.

    Apologies, Neil.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Too much to do. I'll rejoin in mid-June and play catch up then.
    All in a good cause Neil. Well done that man

    I will be posting tomorrow evening.
    What, no clues, no spoilers. Drat All of a tisswas now Joking apart, really looking forward to it Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post

    What, no clues, no spoilers. Drat All of a tisswas now Joking apart, really looking forward to it Pete
    There was a clue that you already twigged, Mike.
    24 Hours to go ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    I will be posting tomorrow evening.
    Thanks Pete - looking forward to the next one now I've caught up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Drat and double drat, HQ have grounded my Jasta until after June 8th (D Day bash game). Too much to do. I'll rejoin in mid-June and play catch up then. Apologies, Neil.
    Thanks for letting us know Neil, Pete & Sam are carrying the flag !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    I will be posting tomorrow evening.
    My table is already set up waiting for this Pete. As soon as my package arrives from Clipper I'm off to Scotland for a month and as Flying Helmet got his yesterday I'm expecting mine today or tomorrow. I'm hoping for tomorrow because I don't think Mrs Vagabond will accept playing a game with my aeroplanes as a good excuse to delay our trip further, she was not too pleased to be waiting for a parcel from the States this year either, we delayed last years trip for another parcel of planes from the States.

    Don't delay, post today.

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    There was a clue that you already twigged, Mike.
    24 Hours to go ....
    So I did, doh
    Last edited by mikeemagnus; 04-30-2019 at 03:54.

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    she was not too pleased to be waiting for a parcel from the States this year either, we delayed last years trip for another parcel of planes from the States.
    You're a "braver" man than I am Gunga John". Mrs Vagabond definitely has a strong sympathiser in Mrs Mikeemagnus.

    "What, delay a trip abroad just for a few "toys"" - I can hear it now

    In the meantime, I cannot help but wonder about the health of the team that was reporting in with coughs and colds and man flu etc a short while ago. Are we all better now? - I do hope so. My toe is almost back to normal again I'm glad to say And what was the outcome of the building work for the winco's new hangar?
    Last edited by mikeemagnus; 04-30-2019 at 04:02.

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    Well the good news is - my package from Clipper arrived today, the bad news is - my package from Clipper arrived today. I don't know how far behind UK time Oregon is but I'm guessing 7 hours which means I'm not going to see Pete's scenario until it's too late to play it tonight. There is a slight possibility if I run around like a mad thing I can get everything done in time to play tomorrow night but it's looking like a forlorn hope at the moment.
    Such is life when you're retired, too much to do and not enough time to do it in, just like when I worked for a living.

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    Hey John, slow down brother, relax and enjoy you trip away. The mission can wait I'm sure

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    Sorry, guys, but this gamer still has a full-time job.
    Looking a bit more seriously into retirement after a visit from some (retired) Canadian friends.
    I have reached the magic number the US government assigns for such things, and am waiting to see what Mr. Trudeau and Co. will be adding to my income ....
    I was going to keep working until my younger SWMBO reached retirement age, but now have planted an ‘early retirement’ seed ...

    Better get all my aircraft needs handled then, eh?

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    Ah they keep changing the age of retirement for my UK pension but so far La France is sticking to 62 with full pension at 67


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

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    Excuse me as a mere retired outsider with Canadian in law relatives, but where does Mr Trudeau figure in your retirement plan Pete? I thought the US Government would be funding you! Or did you perchance once work in Canada?
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    29 years working in Canada, Rob.
    Just about 19 south of the 49th

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    Mission 5 is posted, Gents.

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    Thanks Pete, looks like a bar room brawl - as you'll need 4 scouts per side anyone needing to add a pilot must PM Uncle their details ... check your rosters for enemy pilots
    Last edited by flash; 05-01-2019 at 00:46.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    check your rosters for enemy pilots
    Done Uncle and all ok - thanks Now for the mission

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    Question please: I see that F/Sgt Henry Roe is no longer considered a "Rookie", but Bo Fletcher is still one. Does that mean that Bo is expected to fly in mission six and thereafter until he is no longer a rookie, or was it just Henry to which that rule applied?
    Roll on mission 6 - can't believe we are already almost half way through this campaign

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Question please: I see that F/Sgt Henry Roe is no longer considered a "Rookie", but Bo Fletcher is still one. Does that mean that Bo is expected to fly in mission six and thereafter until he is no longer a rookie, or was it just Henry to which that rule applied?
    I've been trying to remove the rookie status from all the other pilots once your named pilot has shaken his or after three weeks Mike so must've missed Bo - it has had that removed now.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I've posted the 1917 Italian Front version of Mission 5 - Adler Tag-Team

    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...023#post503023

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    Played my Mission 5 this morning & will only say most of the Gun Jambs affected the jolly old Eagles this time.
    I am not saying anything more!

    "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've posted mission 6, a bit early but last night the power supply blew and I couldn't get the old laptop's battery to last long enough to finish the typing. I'm in an out of the way boat yard with a very slow internet and so I had to go to the local pub to get a reasonable internet speed to finish the post and upload it.
    Just finished my 4th glass of wine so if anything is out of kilter it's a sacrifice I made for OTT and WoW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    I've posted mission 6, a bit early but last night the power supply blew and I couldn't get the old laptop's battery to last long enough to finish the typing. I'm in an out of the way boat yard with a very slow internet and so I had to go to the local pub to get a reasonable internet speed to finish the post and upload it.
    Just finished my 4th glass of wine so if anything is out of kilter it's a sacrifice I made for OTT and WoW
    Oh life is so tough when you have to go to a Pub to finish a job!!!!

    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    I've posted mission 6, a bit early but last night the power supply blew and I couldn't get the old laptop's battery to last long enough to finish the typing. I'm in an out of the way boat yard with a very slow internet and so I had to go to the local pub to get a reasonable internet speed to finish the post and upload it.
    Just finished my 4th glass of wine so if anything is out of kilter it's a sacrifice I made for OTT and WoW
    You are setting a precedent for scenario writing. 4 glasses of wine in a pub! What's a scenario designer to do from now on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket
    What's a scenario designer to do from now on?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1bficWrjgc

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

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    You are setting a precedent for scenario writing. 4 glasses of wine in a pub!
    Gotta go with the flow

    PS Danke schön Sam - haven't heard that one in a very long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    Oh life is so tough when you have to go to a Pub to finish a job!!!!
    It's just as tough when you have to go the following night to see if anyone's read your post and has questions. I can see this being a regular thing until I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    It's just as tough when you have to go the following night to see if anyone's read your post and has questions. I can see this being a regular thing until I get home.
    Why quit when you get home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowDragon View Post
    Why quit when you get home?
    Paul to show my dedication I went at lunch time as well.

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    Leaving poor John's brief thread alone I just wanted to post one more thing about the Ares/Nexus bombing ..
    I found some interesting stuff about altitude and ground scale but when I went to start writing up any kind of explanation to account for the official rule this stuck out like a red flag:

    Picking up from Dave's explanation with the diagram in the ohter thread...

    An XB straight is 1.3cm, the bomb card is 6.8cm
    So a bomb (with no engine) flies not only faster than the plane carrying it, but faster than a SPAD XIII or SE.5a (which are 6.0cm) ?

    Now I know why they invented alcohol ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Leaving poor John's brief thread alone I just wanted to post one more thing about the Ares/Nexus bombing ..
    I found some interesting stuff about altitude and ground scale but when I went to start writing up any kind of explanation to account for the official rule this stuck out like a red flag:

    Picking up from Dave's explanation with the diagram in the ohter thread...



    So a bomb (with no engine) flies not only faster than the plane carrying it, but faster than a SPAD XIII or SE.5a (which are 6.0cm) ?

    Now I know why they invented alcohol ...
    No, Pete.... not faster. The SPAD and SE.5a fly 6.0 cm plus a base length.

    Clearly alcohol is involved....but maybe too much good Oregon Pinot noir.

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    Okay, maybe I am having a brain cramp, but the bomb card is the same size as an aircraft base.

    What really does it for me in the visual example is that the bomb ends up in front of the plane.
    This is not a Hawker Typhoon firing rockets, but a slow moving aircraft dropping a dead weight.
    No way does the bomb not end up behind the plane.

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    I don't disagree (hence my ED special rules) but if it bothers you so much Pete ask Andrea - He wrote the rules, Don's diagram just shows how to play them !
    For what it's worth, I think Andrea had to contend with many things to keep it simple - for instance, you don't have to lift the model out of the way to play the bomb card or slide it under - it's all about compromises. That card not only has to represent the falling bombs but their impact zone (if it were a cluster of bombs the impact zone would get greater with the altitude..oh no ! What have I done ?! )
    Thing is it works, we can blow sh1t up. Who needs more than that ?!

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I guess it’s the “let’s fix it and make it better” side of me, Dave.

    A simple fix would be to place the bomb behind the plane in the Declare Bombing phase.
    First turn use the actual movement (straight or stall) and subsequent use stalls.

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