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    OTT / Mission 3A Hold The Line

    Main reason I'm including this is that it was the first mission I flew over my brand new mats that I got as a birthday present. What a difference it makes, no longer flying over a table!!!!

    As we join 95 Squadron in the main room, the Germans have control of the skies

    "Evening gentleman" said the Commanding Officer. "Seems that Headquarters are getting bothered by the number of planes that our neighbours over the lines are "in their words" flaunting themselves over our territory with complete impunity - do something about it"

    "Well as we must do what our paymasters request (roar of derision from the assembled pilots) we'll see what we can do for them. "A" flight, you will patrol behind our lines as far down as Amiens. "B" flight, you will patrol up to Hazebrouk. Stooge up and down for a bit. According to HQ you will be surrounded by targets. Chase them off. A bit of good news. Seems that our French allies have got themselves a new plane. Reports say it's a Spad VII. Maneouverable bugger, better speed than our Nieuports. We will do our best to get hold of a couple - for trials. Goodnight gentlemen.
    As he walked away they heard him mutter "Impunity. Bloody cheek. What do they think we're doing?"

    Nieuport 17 - 2nd Leutenant Kenneth Anderson

    Nieuport 17 - 2nd Leutentant Timothy Krumrie

    Nieuport 17 - 2nd Leutenant Stamford Jennings

    Albatros D.II - Leutnant Ernst Weissener

    Albatros D.II - Leutnant Hans von Weddall

    Albatros D.II - Leutnant Gustav Brom


    The C/O scanned the skies until he heard, then saw, the Nieuport coming home.

    "Anderson" he thought "Where are the others?"

    Anderson landed and jumped down from his plane

    "What happened Kenneth?

    "Well sir. We were just coming back from Hazebrook, when we ran into 3 Albatros'

    Both sides spread out to gain an advantage. Anderson headed for the Albatros of Weissener and they exchanged fire. Weissenener missed but Anderson caused damage (1 plus NRR) which nearly led to a collision.

    Further north, the other planes closed - very closed. Von Weddell fired on Krumrie (4, 4 +Smoke) Brom introduced Jennings to the reality of war (4, 1) Krumrie's return fire on Weissener was poor (0, 0) Jenning's introduction was cut very short as von Weddell ended his day (1, 2 + Fire) Jennings manoeuvres failed to extinguish the fire (2, 1, 3) and his plane headed downward. Von Weddell flew on through the smoke. The next thing he saw was the sky full of Albatross. Luck favoured both pilots von Weddell (0) Brom (0) but then deserted Brom (2) von Weddell (0) as the planes collided again. Von Weddell managed to control his plane and saw Brom for some unknown reason, heading North. He wondered a) where Brom had come from and b) where was he going now?

    As the planes started to separate Weissener gave Krumrie a couple of reasons to get home (2 +Fire) Krumrie's manoeuvres managed to extinguish the flames (4, 0) but at least he was low behind British lines.

    Von Weddeil had a clear view of the final acts of the patrol as Weissener gave Anderson a parting gift (1) but missed (0) the final shots, as Anderson put the nose down and dived for home.


    "I saw the new chap - Jennings, was that his name? getting badly mauled by two Albatros', with Tim trying to help hom. He went down in flames, poor bugger. Then they turned on Tim and I saw flames but the flames went out last I saw. Then they came after me.

    The C/O patted the young man on the shoulder. "Young man! I can't be more than four years older than him?" "Give your report and get some food and rest Kenneth"

    Krumrie brought his plane home about twenty minutes later. Just before a final nightcap, there was uproar, as into the bar, covered in oil, singed hair and no eyebrows, walked
    Jennings.

    "Hello chaps" And the drinks flowed once more

    Von Weddell - RTB 1 kill (can he claim Jenniings - he thinks so)
    Weissener - RTB
    Brom - RTB, eventually

    Anderson - RTB
    Krumrie - FRTB-F (rooled 6+1) no crash on landing Rolled 7 RTB +1, FRTBF -1 =7 miss 1
    Jennings Rolled 11 Flamer -2 =9 All's well, when you land well

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    Sounds like you've been having some fun Iain.
    On the Tally quoted below you only roll for C/W & count the FRTB -1 if you crash on the landing.
    Krumrie - FRTB-F (rooled 6+1) no crash on landing Rolled 7 RTB +1, FRTBF -1 =7 miss 1
    If you don't crash you just count as being RTB and would only need to roll on C/W if you had a wounded pilot or crew.
    In this particular case Krumrie stuck the landing, is not wounded so is simply RTB - no C/W required he and misses nothing.
    Last edited by flash; 12-03-2020 at 02:09. Reason: Corrected meself !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Thanks Dave,

    So it runs: Krumrie was FRTB -D (damage, not fire cos it went out) Rolls 2d6 - not a double, so doesn't crash and walks away.

    If rolls 2d6, rolls a double, he crashes. THEN HE ROLLS 2D6 AGAIN (got it) for the c/w table and would include FRTB -D -1 =?

    If he was Wounded and had Engine Damage as well (not a good day) roll 2d6 for the c/w table and include FRTB D -1, W -1 and E -1 =? Or is one reason more than enough?

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    I'll break this down Iain
    Quote Originally Posted by camel crew View Post
    ..So it runs: Krumrie was FRTB-D (damage, not fire cos it went out) Rolls 2d6 - not a double, so doesn't crash and walks away.
    Correct

    Quote Originally Posted by camel crew View Post
    If rolls 2d6, rolls a double, he crashes. THEN HE ROLLS 2D6 AGAIN (got it) for the c/w table and would include FRTB -D -1 =?
    Correct - and the C/W includes both +1RTB & -1FRTB.

    Quote Originally Posted by camel crew View Post
    If he was Wounded and had Engine Damage as well (not a good day) roll 2d6 for the c/w table and include FRTB D -1, W -1 and E -1 =? Or is one reason more than enough?
    In this case he's FRTB-E and is WIA (which may of may not be FRTB too but you only roll once).
    So, roll 2D6 to see if he crashes,
    If he does crash you roll for C/W and include +1RTB, -1FRTB & -1WIA (there is no -1Eng).
    If he doesn't doesn't crash he sticks the landing but you will have to roll on C/W for the WIA (include +1RTB but not the -1FRTB).

    Hope that makes sense.

    "He is wise who watches"

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