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  1. Our time on Wargrounds was a bit abbreviated last Thursday. Nonetheless, we did get some "big wing" formation flying in and had a scrap with the 103rd and friends. As so often happens, they fight ended briefly, with one JG1 pilot's engine being shot out in enemy territory. Some good large-scale maneuvering on both sides! The 103rd had multiple 2 or 3 ship flights spread out covering a wide area of operations behind their lines, which was quite impressive to see. You can catch that all on part I of my stream: After that, we nipped off a little early because the Albatros D.Va and Se5a are now live in Flying Circus!!! So of course, we had to try them. I mainly operated the Se5a, with one rather abrupt flight in the Albatros near the end. You can see my first flights with these birds here in part II of my livestream: Finally, I wanted to mention that after a long absence, we were pleased to see JG1_Sturtz drop in and fly a sortie with us on Wargrounds. Salute man, was great to see you airborne again! We'll catch you on Cuban's server next week! 😎
  2. Our time on Wargrounds was a bit abbreviated last Thursday. Nonetheless, we did get some "big wing" formation flying in and had a scrap with the 103rd and friends. As so often happens, they fight ended briefly, with one JG1 pilot's engine being shot out in enemy territory. Some good large-scale maneuvering on both sides! The 103rd had multiple 2 or 3 ship flights spread out covering a wide area of operations behind their lines, which was quite impressive to see. You can catch that all on part I of my stream: After that, we nipped off a little early because the Albatros D.Va and Se5a are now live in Flying Circus!!! So of course, we had to try them. I mainly operated the Se5a, with one rather abrupt flight in the Albatros near the end. You can see my first flights with these birds here in part II of my livestream: Finally, I wanted to mention that after a long absence, we were pleased to see JG1_Sturtz drop in and fly a sortie with us on Wargrounds. Salute man, was great to see you airborne again! We'll catch you on Cuban's server next week! 😎
  3. Here's last Thursday's livestream from JG1's perspective: Last Thursday was unique in more ways than one! To start things off, I got some time before the "serious stuff" to fly around on NFF. Had some fun in my trusty Albatros D.III against a very aggressive SPAD pilot and actually got to unofficially wing up with one of my Twitch followers, which was a lot of fun! Then it was on to JG1's "One Life to Live" flying on Wargrounds with the 103rd, J30, J5, and other friends. I'm pleased to report that JG1 did not lose any aircraft this time up, and accounted for several player-controlled Handley Pages. The aforementioned Handley Pages fought valiantly (one nearly killed me by jettisoning bombs low to the ground!) but with no escort, it was only a matter of time. Meanwhile, the 103rd managed to account for several victories themselves, despite having single-gun SPAD 150s. Also, as usual, J30 continued to menace anyone who so much as looked sideways at them. Following that, we all headed over to Cuban's server, which was still running the Eagle of Lille map. Since I missed it on Sunday, I was actually thrilled to see it still up! There, we ended up with 2 massive "lawnmower" dogfights that sprawled across the skies. Good fun everyone! We will see you on Wargrounds next Thursday!
  4. Here's last Thursday's livestream from JG1's perspective: Last Thursday was unique in more ways than one! To start things off, I got some time before the "serious stuff" to fly around on NFF. Had some fun in my trusty Albatros D.III against a very aggressive SPAD pilot and actually got to unofficially wing up with one of my Twitch followers, which was a lot of fun! Then it was on to JG1's "One Life to Live" flying on Wargrounds with the 103rd, J30, J5, and other friends. I'm pleased to report that JG1 did not lose any aircraft this time up, and accounted for several player-controlled Handley Pages. The aforementioned Handley Pages fought valiantly (one nearly killed me by jettisoning bombs low to the ground!) but with no escort, it was only a matter of time. Meanwhile, the 103rd managed to account for several victories themselves, despite having single-gun SPAD 150s. Also, as usual, J30 continued to menace anyone who so much as looked sideways at them. Following that, we all headed over to Cuban's server, which was still running the Eagle of Lille map. Since I missed it on Sunday, I was actually thrilled to see it still up! There, we ended up with 2 massive "lawnmower" dogfights that sprawled across the skies. Good fun everyone! We will see you on Wargrounds next Thursday!
  5. Here's last Thursday's livestream from the German perspective: Last Thursday was nothing if not action-packed. You can read the details in today's (faux) issue of the Berliner Morgenpost. (Newspaper idea inspired by @US103_Talbot of Thursday night US Bulletin fame.)
  6. Here's last Thursday's livestream from the German perspective: Last Thursday was nothing if not action-packed. You can read the details in today's (faux) issue of the Berliner Morgenpost. (Newspaper idea inspired by US103_Talbot of Thursday night US Bulletin fame.)
  7. I would second everything @AndyJWest said. The Dr 1 is a mangy beast to tame. Some people grow to love it and it becomes a turn fighter extraordinaire in their hands. Others (like me haha!) wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole and fly it with reluctance because of the very quirks you’re experiencing. It’s really up to personal preference. If you want a more docile experience, give the Pfalz D.IIIa a go. It won’t out-turn the Dr 1, but its stability gives me a much more effective gun platform in my experience.
  8. Last night's livestream: Synopsis: We had a mainly-quiet night punctuated by brief periods of action. Jastas 10 and 11 (plus one Jasta 4 pilot) took to the skies and collectively accounted for 3 enemy aircraft destroyed and one balloon. The Allies were a bit understaffed for the duration of the night, so this would probably explain why we didn't see much of them. We did encounter the US103rd very high over their side of the lines and had a fairly tense face-off that never amounted to anything. In the end, we merely grimaced at each other before saluting and parting ways. Our only casualty for the night was myself. Basically, I got a little too greedy underneath a wounded and stalling Se5a. Usually, I love it when enemy planes stall in front of me, as it gives me great shots. I didn't realize what was wrong with that sight picture until 1 second too late to dodge away. My demise was very Boelke-like, as my wings slowly peeled off and I plummeted earthward. Ah well. Live and learn! Still a very fun evening. Following the action on Cuban's server, Luftritter and I were joined by US103 memebers Larner, Talbot, and Hunter as we took to the frenzied skies of NFF in Nieuport 28s. Albatrosses, Dr 1s, D.VIIFs, oh my! Whatever action was lacking earlier was more than made up for during those frenetic furballs. Had a great time guys! I'll see you next Thursday on Wargrounds! PS: An artifact from last night. (Click to enlarge.)
  9. Nice to see your group gaining traction! Congrats on joining, Emmer!
  10. JG1 had a very good night last night! As Larner mentioned, our two groups danced around each other. Occasionally, we could see the 103rd doing their deadly work in the distance, but things never got close enough for blows. As things were, we had our hands full enough! Metz was claustrophobic as per usual, and I managed to lose a contact just as I dove on him. However, JG1 managed to keep cohesion and unity throughout the whole foggy map, which I was exceedingly pleased to see! Once we hit Verdun, things kicked into gear. Jasta 10 engaged 3 AI N.28s who had the impunity to enter the airspace directly over Sivry and promptly sent them earthwards. Jasta 11 then encountered a lone SPAD who flew with amazing daring and audacity on the deck. Refusing to run, he put up a heroic fight, but was eventually brought down by Labroisse and Vikner. Since he survived, upon our return to base, we made it a priority to invite him to the chateau to dine with the Jagdgeschwader. Afterwards, we found a train that looked lonely and in need of saving, so we guarded it until it was time for us to RTB. All JG1 pilots involved performed excellently, and Labroisse in particular did well. Due to stellar actions, the following morning I tore a page out of my notebook and placed a recommendation on the desk of our Rittmeister. (Click to enlarge.) (Yes...I realize I misspelled "recommend" on the original document. I needed to attend a briefing and was in a hurry. ) Anyway, following that, I went to Flying Circus and had a series of 1 on 1 duels with GCF. He may be one of the most amiable fellows I've ever had the pleasure to duel with and in the course of nearly 10 duels, we never had a collision. Not. Even. One. A lot of this was due to GCF's deft maneuvering. (That's not to say that stall spins, trees, and the ground ended their fair share of fights for both of us lol! ) All in all, it was a very fun evening! You can watch the livestream in its entirety here: See you in the skies on Cuban's server next Thursday!
  11. JG1 had a very good night last night! As Larner mentioned, our two groups danced around each other. Occasionally, we could see the 103rd doing their deadly work in the distance, but things never got close enough for blows. As things were, we had our hands full enough! Metz was claustrophobic as per usual, and I managed to lose a contact just as I dove on him. However, JG1 managed to keep cohesion and unity throughout the whole foggy map, which I was exceedingly pleased to see! Once we hit Verdun, things kicked into gear. Jasta 10 engaged 3 AI N.28s who had the impunity to enter the airspace directly over Sivry and promptly sent them earthwards. Jasta 11 then encountered a lone SPAD who flew with amazing daring and audacity on the deck. Refusing to run, he put up a heroic fight, but was eventually brought down by Labroisse and Vikner. Since he survived, upon our return to base, we made it a priority to invite him to the chateau to dine with the Jagdgeschwader. Afterwards, we found a train that looked lonely and in need of saving, so we guarded it until it was time for us to RTB. All JG1 pilots involved performed excellently, and Labroisse in particular did well. Due to stellar actions, the following morning I tore a page out of my notebook and placed a recommendation on the desk of our Rittmeister. (Click to enlarge.) (Yes...I realize I misspelled "recommend" on the original document. I needed to attend a briefing and was in a hurry. ) Anyway, following that, I went to Flying Circus and had a series of 1 on 1 duels with GCF. He may be one of the most amiable fellows I've ever had the pleasure to duel with and in the course of nearly 10 duels, we never had a collision. Not. Even. One. A lot of this was due to GCF's deft maneuvering. (That's not to say that stall spins, trees, and the ground ended their fair share of fights for both of us lol! ) All in all, it was a very fun evening! You can watch the livestream in its entirety here: See you in the skies on Cuban's server next Thursday!
  12. Here's the livestream from last Thursday night: After a long absence, it was great to be back in action last Thursday! Jastas 10 and 11 took to the skies in Albatros D.IIs. Our first mission was to take out two enemy balloons that had been giving our troops in the trenches grief. Afterwards, we patrolled the lines, intercepting a flight of brave, brave souls flying Fe2bs. This however, spiraled into a larger scrap involving some N.17s. One of them gave me a really rough time, but I got a lucky shot off and knocked his rudder off. Following that, those of us and the 103rd that remained went over to Flying Circus where we tested out the Pfalz D.IIIa/SPAD XIII, discussed rudder pedals, and traded bullets in a most congenial manner. Once again, a really great experience! Thanks to all who keep this event going! 😄
  13. Here's the livestream from the Hun perspective: After a long absence, it was great to be back in action last Thursday! Jastas 10 and 11 took to the skies in Albatros D.IIs. Our first mission was to take out two enemy balloons that had been giving our troops in the trenches grief. Afterwards, we patrolled the lines, intercepting a flight of brave, brave souls flying Fe2bs. This however, spiraled into a larger scrap involving some N.17s. One of them gave me a really rough time, but I got a lucky shot off and knocked his rudder off. Following that, those of us and the 103rd that remained went over to Flying Circus where we tested out the Pfalz D.IIIa/SPAD XIII, discussed rudder pedals, and traded bullets in a most congenial manner. Once again, a really great experience! Thanks to all who keep this event going! 😄
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