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    Today I spent the day with Rob (Rabscallion) at his 'drome for a day of Wings !
    Having missed Bovi last weekend he was keen to get in the air and I was happy to oblige..

    We started with a two on two scout skirmish between a Nieuport 11, DH.2 combo and a pair of Alb D.III as a warm up - The allies were victorious but I neglected to get any pics.
    I then broke out my latest Ca3 acquisition to be blooded and it did not let me down - we put it on auto and both of us attacked it with Phoenix D.Is...

    First exchanges & we're both smoking !
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    Now I'm on fire ... wt...
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    and now I'm downed !
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    Leaving Rob to chase him down
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    And polish him off with a splendid 5+1 for 26 damage point total
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    Gluttons for punishment that we are we had another go - two fighters each v 2 Ca3 - what could go wrong ....


    Well this for starters !
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    Rob has better luck
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    Between us we knock down first one - I got the credit
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    Then the other, Rob got the kill - that Ca3 got close to escaping !
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    So, what next ?! Yep - we went big !
    I set it on fire with my ranging shot with the MG
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    Then I got the cannon working
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    Instead of reloading it I attacked with the MG as he was jammed.. but not long enough
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    Then Rob bought it (it's an AFB-1) - & the big 'un got away
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    We then scaled back to chasing a Hannover on auto pilot - it made for a crazy chase but was a load of fun - I set it on fire before succumbing myself
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    Rob finished it off but paid for it !
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    The second game went better - set him on fire on the first shot
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    and after another winding chase I put him away this time
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    Then it was time to go home, another day of Wings done - ready for Devizes at the weekend
    Thanks for hosting Rob
    Last edited by flash; 07-20-2019 at 11:50.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Looks like you are having a smashing time Dave. I look forward to more of the same.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Wonderful action! I really miss my local wingman, Hunter and I had weekly "furballs", great fun and fellowship! Carry on!

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    Thanks chaps - more to see now !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    And thanks for the superb show and commentary Dave.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Lotta Booms, Dave.
    Were the decks stacked against you?

    Is that first Ca-3 a repaint of a La Guardia?
    I don’t recall seeing that particular camo before.

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    Thumbs up

    What a super way to fill in a day Dave.
    All the games looked like great fun & what more do you want than Fire & Booms to liven up the action.

    "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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    So it was a case of "Go big AND go home." Very good AAR.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Thanks everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Is that first Ca-3 a repaint of a La Guardia? I don’t recall seeing that particular camo before.
    No that's a die-cast model Pete - 1:144 Ca.3 Regia Aeronautica 1 Squadriglia, Italy (depending which ad you see).
    Quite hefty compared to the Ares model but looks the part. I have yet to squeeze crew into the Italian jobs.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Super photos, Dave!

    Hope your boom-magnetism has worn off by tomorrow.................

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    Great game session. I really enjoyed it. Thanks Dave. Look forward to the next one. Followed all that up with a solo session the next day. Gotta love that Staaken

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    And thank you Rob for your able support given to Dave.

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

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    Did anyone remember to bring the marshmellows? Pays to be prepared for all the explosions and fires!

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your games.
    We played a similar game to your first one - two Phonix vs a Caproni Ca.3. In ours the Caproni won hands down.

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    Looks like lots of fun.

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    I love that mat with the clouds and shadows. Were does it come from and is it available in the States?

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    Deep-cut studios make it Dobbs - They are EU based - Website here: https://www.deepcutstudio.com/

    Lists US traders as:

    Adler Hobby – 138 Wayne st., Manchester, NH, United States – adlerhobby.net

    Midgard Comics and Games – 55 Crystal Ave. Unit 21, Derry, NH, United States – midgardcomicsandgames.com

    The Guardtower – 3600 Trabue Road, Columbus, OH, United States – theguardtower.com

    Games U – 1550 N. Stonehenge Drive #102, Gilbert, AZ, United States – facebook.com/gamesuniversityaz

    Red Castle Games – 6406 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR, United States – redcastlegames.com

    Off the Wall Games – 41 Russell St., Hadley, MA, United States – facebook.com/OffTheWallGames

    "He is wise who watches"



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