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Thread: The Defence of Doncaster (part 2)

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    The Martian Command were not pleased by the defeat of their Locust in the first attack and their response was to send in two more war machines, another Locust and a Squid. The successful pilots from the first battle took off in defence.

    The Cast: Locust (Guus), Squid (Andrzej), B gun Sopwith Camel (Daniel), B gun SPAD VII (Joaquim), B gun Sopwith Triplane (Diana), Nieuport 16 (with no rockets) (David).

    The Camel and Nieuport headed towards the Locust whilst the SPAD and Triplane headed towards the Squid.

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    The SPAD closed to firing range with the Squid whilst the Triplane turned right to fly towards the fighting.

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    As the Camel flew down towards the Locust, the Martian machine moved forward towards the broken bridge, fired its rear left black smoke launcher and hit the Camel. The Nieuport hurried forward towards the combat.

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    The Triplane began an attack run on the Squid, which turned to face it, whilst the SPAD flew past the war machine.

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    The Locust moved towards the river and the Camel turned left in pursuit. Meanwhile the Nieuport continued to close in.

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    Keeping us in suspense I see

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    And just to think I was only a table away from all this action.
    Thanks for the pictures Dave.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    As the SPAD flew away from the Squid it fired its right rear heat ray at it. The Triplane turned to starboard, planning to attack the Tripod from the side.

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    the SPAD was damaged and caught fire.

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    Meanwhile the Camel had performed two hard right turns, the Locust had turned back from the river and the Nieuport had also turned to starboard.

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    Off-topic: I like the idea with colourful strip bands on wrists - here you can exactly recognizes Andrzej's hands who managed game

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    The Camel made a third hard right turn. The Nieuport flew towards the river whilst the Locust remained stationary, recharging.

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    The Triplane turned left and flew parallel to the Squid, which advanced in the opposite direction and fired its black smoke launcher at the SPAD, which had performed an Immelmann turn.

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    The Triplane turned left behind the stationary Squid, which was recharging. The SPAD closed up from behind and fired at the Martian machine.

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    However the SPAD's gun jammed and the pilot pulled away to the left. The Triplane flew on behind the still stationary Squid, which fired its right rear heat ray at it.

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    Meanwhile the Camel flew towards the Locust's position only to find that the Martian had moved forward.

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    The Nieuport flew on and reached the river.

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    As the burning SPAD moved away from the combat area, the Triplane performed an Immelmann turn and the Squid moved forward.

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    The Camel flew behind the stationary Locust and was hit by a cloud of black smoke.

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    The Nieuport performed an Immelmann turn to prepare an attack run.

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    The SPAD turned right but could not prevent flying off the game mat, however, Andrzej let it continue in the game. The Triplane moved behind the Squid straight into a cloud of black smoke.

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    That was enough to finish off the Triplane, whose poor pilot had been wounded twice.

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    Things were beginning to look grim for the humans.
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    I can't see the pictures in the last post, it just gives me "Invalid Attachment"

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    Nor I!
    I have been getting this on occasion for the first time recently myself when I post pictures.
    I run the pictures through Photoshop and reduce the size. That generally fixes things.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I think that I have fixed those photographs now.

    The Locust made two right turns. The Camel flew ahead and turned right as did the Nieuport.

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    The Squib moved towards the river whilst the SPAD turned right back onto the mat.

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    The Squid tried firing its forward heat ray at the Camel but missed.

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    The Nieuport fired at the Locust's unshielded forward right sector.

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    The Locust moved forward. The Nieuport stalled and fired again at the unshielded forward right sector. The Camel turned right narrowly missing colliding with the Nieuport and also fired at the Locust.

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    Both aircraft's guns jammed.

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    The Squid halted whist the SPAD turned to the right behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    I think that I have fixed those photographs now.
    Yes you have.


    Now get the next episode posted!

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    The Nieuport flew straight ahead and the Camel stalled whilst the Locust remained still.

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    However, the Locust had a nasty surprise waiting. It hit them both with black smoke.

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    Meanwhile, the fire had burned itself out on the SPAD and it was able to fly straight ahead whilst the Squid turned to the left.

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    Whilst the Locust stood still recharging, the Nieuport and Camel both flew straight ahead, the faster Camel almost causing a collision again.

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    As the SPAD turned to port towards the Squid, the Martian machine performed an on the spot rotation.

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    The Nieuport and Camel both turned to starboard and the Locust hit them again with the black smoke launcher.

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    The SPAD turned to port whilst the Squid moved forward to the broken bridge across the river. The Martian pilot fired his forward right heat ray to no avail because there was no target there.

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    The black smoke finished off the Camel.

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    As the Locust moved forward to cross the river, the Nieuport turned to starboard and fired at the Tripod's rear shield.

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    However the Squid had also moved forward across the river to support the Locust. The SPAD flew straight ahead and was just hit by a black smoke cloud from the Squid (not shown).

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    That finished off the SPAD.

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    As dusk was approaching and knowing that H.Q. would want a report on the combat, the lone Nieuport pilot decided to ' let discretion be the better part of valour' and headed for home, wondering how many of his comrades had survived the loss of their planes.

    The Martians had won the second battle and now Doncaster was faced with a serious threat.

    THE END.



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