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    Fall In – game 2 – USAS Over the Lines

    The USAS DH4s were tasked with bombing targets well behind the German lines. The DH4s were heavily laden with bombs so only carried single machine guns fore and aft. Each DH4 will be escorted with a SPAD XIII.

    The Germans start off with Fokker DVIIs but are replaced with SSW DIIIs and Albatros DVas.

    The three USAS pilots each had a DH4 and SPAD XIII. L to R, Bob P.(Bobp), Eric and Steve B.
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    vs the Germans with 2 Fokker DVIIs each. L to R, John H (rolld6), Michael S. and Mike J. (mikejr74)
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    Udet takes the first visible damage. The DH4s are not as harmless as the look.
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    The SPADs get into the mix with the Fokkers. Both sides curse their armorers.
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    Goering is the first to kiss the ground. (historically Goering has never survived any of the games I have put him in!)
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    Still smoking, Udet gets behind a DH4 that cannot shoot back.
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    Luke and Schaeffer come close to a collision but somehow avoid contact. (I use collision cards to cut crashes down to 1/3)
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    The Marines in the DH4 feel abandoned by the SPAD escort as 3 Fokkers converge.
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    Goering returns in a SSW DIII.
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    Schaeffer gets in the blind spot of a DH4 but jams his guns. Isn’t that always the way!
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    Up close and personal. Sachsenberg and an observer exchange point blank fire. Two men fire,
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    Goering II catches a SPAD from the flank and smokes him.
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    Luke and Udet spar head on with Luke jamming his guns.
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    Goering II takes on a DH4 of the 50th Aerosquadron.
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    Bob and Steve give death stares at the opposing Germans. I don't know why and don't want to know.
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    The Germans ignore the Americans.
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    Schaeffer tries to repeat Sachsenberg’s attack but it doesn’t work for him.
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    Goering II has better luck as his target jams it’s rear gun.
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    Udet starts to hunt down another DH4.
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    Three Fokkers close in on a bomber. A SPAD, trying to protect the DH4 is hit and trails smoke for his effort.
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    While Sachsenberg and Stark head straight for the bomber the third DVII downs a SPAD escort.
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    Schaeffer II warily approaches a DH4.
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    This DH4 isn’t an easy target. Sachsenberg is set on fire by it’s observer.
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    Even though on fire, Sachsenberg keep on target. Luckily for him the DH4 observer has a gun jam.
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    Scaeffer II lights up a bomber.
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    And then finishes him off.
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    This was a close battle. The USAS destroyed 3 targets out of 6. USAS had 3 kills. (all by Bob)
    The Germans also downed 3 enemy. (Michael S. 2, John H. 1)

    Points were 53 to 49 in favor to the USAS.

    Bob had 3 kills for top honors of the USAS
    Michael S had 2 kills and honors for the Germans
    Mike J won the Bull’s Eye, downed twice and thrice wounded!

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    Nice one Peter - close encounters huh

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    Nicely documented.
    I like the round targets - they stand out better on the mat.

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    It was close. Once I had a game with a 1 point difference. More a draw that a win I'd say.

    I used the round objectives from T&T as targets. I like them better than the cards and they stay in place better too, and as you say they stand out better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    ...Mike J won the Bull’s Eye, downed twice and thrice wounded!
    Yeah, know that feeling !!
    Well done all involved - another classic from Peter.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    As always great fun with a great bunch of guys.

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    Always fun to fly a (Yellow) DVII and even more so on fire! There were lots of laughs and oohs to go around, great fun as always with Pete’s games.

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    Nice Game! Good to see some of my favorite planes out there!(D.VII, SPAD, DH-4)

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    Stirring report, Peter!

    Thanks for posting.



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