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    Default OTTCYM - Mission 10 - Keep On Trucking - Sept 12-18th 1916 - by camelbeagle

    The Bulldogs Aerodrome
    Alright chaps listen up! We got a milk run today. The army has 4 fuel trucks moving petrol for their new armored vehicles. Tanks they call them. The buggers drink petrol like nothing we have ever seen. Two of you are going to take those Nieuport 17s up and watch for any bosch fighters itching to cause a ruckus. We also have a Sopwith Strutter ready to assist in the mission. The trucks will also have an AAMG equipped truck to help protect them. Don’t get between them and the bosch or they may shoot you up. 2Lt Blake, 2lt Eddy, 2Lt Norris, AM3 Selby. Get suited up and get up there. Tally Ho!

    The Eagles Aerodrome
    Attention! According to high command, the beefeater swine have a new armored tank. They need to transport some fuel to the front lines so they can keep them on the offensive. We need to stop those trucks and destroy the fuel to prevent that from happening. We have a new weapon ourselves. We have some of the new Albatros D.II Scouts. These are equipped with dual Spandaus. We need to see how these perform in the field. ObLtn Knacke, Ltn Bohme, Ltn Sessler, and Ltn Sauerbrunn get to your planes.

    Setup Notes
    I will be using the standard 4 peg altitude. At altitude 1 the planes fire at the trucks with normal 2 card damage for short and 1 card damage for long. At altitude 2 the planes fire at the trucks with 1 card damage for short and 0 card damage for long. At altitudes 3 and 4 the planes are too high to attack the trucks.

    Gun Jams: 1 gun will jam on a Green Jam card. Both guns (if applicable) on a Red Jam card. If you have dual guns and get a Green Jam card you can continue to shoot but at a B card. Cannot shoot and unjam the other gun at the same time.

    Nieuport Optional Rule: Higher Machine Gun will be used in this game.

    Climb cards are worth two climb counters. I am doing this to see if it can speed the game up a bit.

    When overlapped planes are fired upon the attacker must declare the target as normal. If the damage drawn is a 0 then they miss and have a potential to hit the other plane. The other plane then draws a damage card.

    I want to make this a bit more bloody. Therefore, I am going to use 2 RFC Scout planes, 1 RFC Two-Seater, and an AAMG equipped truck. This will make the convoy 5 trucks long. The AAMG truck will count as 3 points if it crosses the line.

    The RFC will have two Nieuport 17 and one Sopwith Strutter. I do not have any British marked Nieuport 17, so I will use what I have as a substitute.
    2Lt Malcom Eddy - Nieuport 17
    2Lt D'Urban Blade - Nieuport 17
    2Lt Fraser Norris /AM3 Edward Selby - Sopwith Strutter

    The German will have 2 Halberstadt D.III and 2 Albatros D.II.
    ObLtn Klause Knacke - Albatros D.II white backgroud maltese crosses
    Ltn Alfred Sessler - Albatros D.II brown background maltese crosses
    Ltn Justin Bohme - Halberstadt D.III camouflage
    Ltn Otto Saurerbrunn - Halberstadt D.III brown


    Mission 10 -- Keep on Trucking


    The truck convey is on the move. Escorted by two Nieuport 17 and a Sopwith Strutter.
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    The German attack force appears suddenly!
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    The bullets start flying fast and hard. The two sides, neither holding back, engage! Bursts of machine gun fire echo in the sky! Klaus Knacke's airplane starts to bellow black smoke. Fraser Norris and Edward Selby are very concerned as their Sopwith Strutter erupts in fire! Otto Saurerbrunn takes a bullet wound which hurts quite bad. Not enough to head back, but it will effect his flying. Justin Bohme and D'Urban Blake have their guns jam!
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    Klaus Knacke and Otto Saurerbrunn begin strafing the trucks. Their altitude is still too high so they could not get the good shots that they hoped for. They can tell that they hit their targets. Edward Selby lines his observer gun up and sends some bullets towards Klaus Knacke
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    Fraser Norris is very concerned. He is too low to perform an Over Dive in hopes of putting out his fire. It is burning quite badly. Justin Bohm and D'Urban Blake beat on their guns and scream foul words about their armorers. Alfred Sessler dives down to low altitude to get a better look at the truck convoy. Klaus Knacke and Otto Saurerbrunn continue to strafe the convoy and they discover to their dismay that there is a Machine Gun armed truck firing back! Smokes starts to rise from the MG Truck.
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    Klaus Knacke dives to low altitude and continues to strafe the tuck convoy. Alfred Sessler gets his sights lined up and fires at the same truck. The combined attack of the two planes destroys the truck. Otto Saurerbrunn dives down as well, but the pain from his wound prevents him from firing. The MG truck fire at Otto Saurerbrunn tearing up the fabric in his tail. D'Urban Blake does a Split S so he can get turned around and engage the German Planes. Justin Bohme and Malcom Eddy both manage to get their guns working again. Fraser, being distracted by the flames, comes close to Malcom Eddy, but manages not to collide.
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    Klaus Knacke and Alfred Sessler fly by each other and give hand signal congrats! Almost too close! Justin Bohme attacks and destroys the MG Truck. The MG Truck does not go easily, giving Justin Bohme some mean bullets that tear through his plane. The three British Scouts have managed to get turned around and are heading back.
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    The truck convoy stops to remove the wreckage of the destroyed vehicles. Klaus Knacke starts to turn around so he can get lined up for another attack run. Alfred Sessler and Otto Saurerbrunn get to close and collide. Luckily, it was just a small bump. Justin Bohme shoots at the lead vehicle and smoke starts to bellow from it. Malcom Eddy sends some bullets towards Justin Bohme which tear through his rudder causing some control issues. Fraser Norris is getting really concerned over this fire!
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    Malcom Eddy attacks Otto Saurerbrunn clipping his tail. D'Urban Blake and Justin Bohme trade fire at short range. Both of them jam their guns and Justin Bohme's rudder gets damaged.
    Klaus Knacke, Alfred Sessler, and Otto Saurerbrunn are trying to back into position to attack the convoy again.
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    Fraser Norris flies right over the top of Alfred Sessler and Otto Saurerbrunn. Klaus Knacke gets back into attack position. Except this time he goes after D'Urban Blake. Justin Bohme angrily screams very nasty words about the armorer who loaded his bullets!
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    Klaus Knacke continues the assault against D'Urban Blake. This time the Nieuport's engine starts to sputter and make a horrible noise. D'Urban Blake is very concerned about this. Fraser Norris lines his observer gun up and sends some lead love towards Otto Saurerbrunn tearing up more fabric on his plane. Otto Saurerburnn strafes one of the trucks, but misses. Alfred Sessler attacks the lead truck doing more damage to the vehicle. Justin Bohme continues to struggle with his guns.
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    Klaus Knacke continues to send lead towards D'Urban Blake. This time, the Nieuport's structure cannot take anymore damage and the brave Bulldog goes down! Fraser Norris is very concerned about the amount of damage he has taken and flees the battle. Malcom Eddy send more bullets towards Otto Saurerbrunn. Alfred Sessler attacks and destroys the first truck. Good thing he checked his bullets before he left. This allowed him to avoid a gun jam! Justin Bohme, who wished he checked his bullets, finally gets his gun unjammed!
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    Justin Bohme, finally able to attack again, sends a rain of lead towards Malcom Eddy doing damage to his plane. Malcom Eddy continues to press the attack on Otto Saurerbrunn. Otto's plane just cannot take the damage and he goes down!
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    Klaus Knacke and Alfred Sessler are getting their planes into attack position again. Justin Bohme continues his attack on Malcom Eddy. The damage causes the Nieuport's engine to sputter and make horrible noises.
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    Malcom Eddy has had enough of this. He completes his Split S Maneuver and sends some bullets right back to Justin Bohme. Justin does not back down and continues the attack. The Nieuport cannot take the damage and breaks apart in the air! Malcom is also wounded in the exchange. Malcom's shots were perfect and ignite Justin's fuel causing the plane to explode!
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    Unbothered by any more Bulldog planes, Klaus and Alfred make short work of the remaining trucks.
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    Victory Points


    Bulldogs
    (2) Planes Shot Down = 6 points

    Eagles
    (2) Planes Shot down = 6 points
    (5) trucks destroyed = 10 points

    Bulldogs 6 points
    Eagles 16 points

    Eagles Victory

    Butcher' Tally

    Bulldogs

    2Lt Fraser Norris and AM3 Edward Selby:
    FRTB-D/0 Kills
    FRTB: 2d6 roll of 4 and 6. Lands Safely!
    Lived to fight another day!
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    2Lt D'Urban Blake: SD FT/WIA/0 Kills
    C&W: Roll of 9 -1 SD -1 WIA = 7 Injured Skip 1d2 Scenarios. Rolled a 1 on d6 (1-3 = 1, 4-6 = 2). Skip 1 Scenario.
    Out 1 Scenario!
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    2Lt Malcom Eddy:
    SD FT/WIA/2 kills
    C&W: Roll of 7 -1 SD -1 WIA = 5 Injured Skip 1d3 Scenarios. Rolled a 5 on d6 (1/2 = 1, 3/4 = 2, 5/6 =3). Skip 3 Scenarios.
    Out 3 Scenarios! 2 Kills!
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    Eagles

    Ltn Otto Saurerbrunn: SD ET/WIA/0 Kills
    C&W Roll of 10 -1 SD -1 WIA = 8 Injured Skip 1d2 Scenarios. Rolled 5 on d6 (1-3 = 1, 4-6 = 2). Skip 2 Scenarios.
    E&E Roll of 6 -1 WIA -1 WIC -1 BEL = 3 Captured and Escaped! Skip 1d3 Scenarios. Rolled 5 on d6 (1/2 = 1, 3/4 = 2, 5/6 =3). Skip 3 Scenarios.
    Out 3 Scenarios!
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    Ltn Justin Böhme: SD ET/1 kill / 1 truck destroyed
    C&W: Roll of 7 -3 EXP = 4 Injured Skip 1d6 Scenarios. Rolled 4 on d6. Skip 4 Scenarios.
    E&E: Roll of 8 - 1 EXP -1 WIC -1 BEL = 5 In Hiding! Skip 1d2 Scenarios. Rolled a 5 on a d6 (1-3 = 1, 4-6 = 2). Skip 2 Scenarios.
    Out 4 Scenarios! 1 Kill
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    ObLtn Klaus Knacke: RTB/ 1 kill / 1 truck destroyed / 2 shared truck destroyed
    Good day of hunting! 1 Kill
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    Ltn Alfred Sessler: RTB/0 kills / 1 truck destroyed / 2 shared truck destroyed
    Good day of hunting!
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    Last edited by flash; 02-21-2021 at 03:42.

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    Wow! What a set too that was. Smoke, Fire, Explosions, Engine damage & wounds. Quite the "Whole 9 yards".
    That kept me on the edge of my chair for sure.

    Sad about the result but at least all the air crews got home safely.

    Have some rep for a most exciting AAR.

    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    ... Sad about the result ...
    On the contrary! An excellent victory for our Adler.


    Unfortunate that Saurerbrunn and Bohme will be out for the remainder of this campaign, but they shall return!
    REP on the way.

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    Oh dear, what a disaster....oh wait, you're playing the Alders. Then have a few lagers at the mess...

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    Well played Dan, that was quite the set to with planes falling to both sides but, objective achieved, so well done the Eagles

    Onkel says:


    Well done Eagles, it cost us but that was a significant victory - all trucks left burning on the field, two Bulldogs downed and a tandem sent packing for the cost of two of ours downed. Both pilots are reported to have escaped their machines so we expect them back eventually.
    Klaus is fast making a name for himself and is now one step from acedom.
    PM me a name for a replacement pilot Dan - just one should do for now.

    One the other side:
    Eddy managed to bag a couple, that's something but he won't be back for a while. Otherwise the whole show was a write off and the Tanks are stuck at the mercy of the Hun counterattack that must come.
    Last edited by flash; 02-21-2021 at 03:59.

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