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    Default Tripe for Breakfast anyone?

    Starting a Craze
    “Somewhat fragile and few in numbers, the Sopwith Triplane still came as a nasty shock to the dominant Albatros pilots because it alone of the Allied fighters of the time could out-climb the Albatros while also out-manoeuvring it and matching it for speed. Despite the overall German superiority during the spring of 1917, the Sopwith Triplane caused the Germans to think that perhaps the triplane had some inherent superiority to the biplane.” (Herris and Pearson, p.156)
    So began the triplane craze – confined almost entirely to the Germans and Austrians.

    Having never played a scenario involving only Sopwith Triplanes and Albatros D.IIIs, we decided to pit them against one another in a dogfight.
    One plane on each side was controlled by a human and the other one by the app. (As there is no app for the U deck of the Sopwith, that for the Fokker Dr.I was used. This may have disadvantaged the Sopwith because its broad side-slip would never be planned.)

    AI Planes
    Hautzmayer Albatros D.III
    Dallas Sopwith Triplane

    Humans
    Windy Jack - Voss Albatros D.III
    Baxter - Little Sopwith Triplane

    Thanks to Windy for this intro and the scenario idea.

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    Stunning victory for the Central Powers. Well done Windy Jack.

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    Thumbs up

    Well apart from the result () that was an interesting game idea.
    Thanks for the AAR & pics.
    Rep is 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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    Nice to see the Tripes emerging at last from the stigma of being vertically challenged in the wing strut department Gary.
    As Baz said, a neat little action. No pun intended.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    Starting a Craze
    “Somewhat fragile and few in numbers, the Sopwith Triplane still came as a nasty shock to the dominant Albatros pilots because it alone of the Allied fighters of the time could out-climb the Albatros while also out-manoeuvring it and matching it for speed. Despite the overall German superiority during the spring of 1917, the Sopwith Triplane caused the Germans to think that perhaps the triplane had some inherent superiority to the biplane.” (Herris and Pearson, p.156)
    <<....matching it for speed...>>

    Or, if you use the ridiculously overpowerful 'U' deck, clearly beating it for speed by a considerable margin


    Nice little scrap, Gary - and I do like that mat!

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    Great AAR Gary. Must have been a fun game to play.

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    Quick and bloody. And good to see the Tripes in action!

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    Interesting little bout. As Tim said, like the mat. What is the image of?

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    Love the format (and the mat), Gary.
    Quick and easy read with my morning coffee.

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    Thanks guys. The scenario was Windy Jacks idea and he wrote the intro. The mat is from deepcut studios in Lithuania and I suspect it might be of Verdun? I bought that one and the fields with clouds one from them. Not that expensive when you consider they are 6 by 4. The last victory in our game was scored by an AI plane against another AI plane which I thought was interesting too.



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