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7 hours ago, JG1_Hotlead_J10 said:

Was fun indeed, @US103_Baer! I got on about an hour late, but got to participate in some nice furballs on the first map before we switched over to Gothas in the next map. We got 5 Gothas in a high-altitude formation at one point and level bombed an airfield, which was good fun! After this, I switched to Il-2 and tried some tanks. Conclusion? I suck as a tanker!  To cap it all off, I went to Flying Circus and had some really entertaining 1 on 1 duels with @GCF. Was a pleasure flying with you Sir! 

 

You can see the archived livestream here:

 

See you guys on Cuban's server next Thursday! 

 

Thanks mate, was great fun, really enjoyed it ! thanks for the games.

 

S!

Paul

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Reminder we're on Cuban/SteveFs Syndicate Server this week.

 

Our livestream should kickoff by 830pm EST here https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulLMF

 

Looks like i'll have a bit of time at the end of session this week, so might try adding an FC stream if enough folks head over there afterwards.

 

:icon_e_salute:

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Work + college studies combined to make me a bit late for last Thursday's fly in again, but once I joined I got right into the action! Low overcast ceilings made for some very interesting fighting for sure! Bristols bombing targets down low, Dolphins causing mayhem at the cloud base, and SPADs lurking in the clear blue above - no matter where we went, there was action! :icon_mad: Afterwards, Butzzell, Dudley, and I were joined by Baer as we tested out the new Camel's capabilities in Flying Circus. Our conclusion? The Camel there seems to have a pretty shocking flat flight to instant climb ability! Most engagements, I could handle 2 foes simultaneously and have a good shot at winning; when I was 1 on 1 with anyone, I could pretty much outclimb, outturn, and outspeed them. Dare I say it...but I think it may need to be nerfed juuust a tad. [Takes cover and puts on steel brodie helmet.] Not to the extent it was in ROF, but maybe just taken down a bit? Or perhaps it's fine and the competition (looking at you, Dr 1 and Pfalz) needs to be buffed just a bit. 

 

Following this, I had some entertaining Camel on Camel duels with GCF!


You can see the archived livestream here: 

 

See you guys on Wargrounds next Thursday! :icon_e_salute: 

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Interesting night! A decent crowd of over 27 with a low cloud base kept most of the action low, but there were some engagements high in the empty blue.
Being the claustrophobic type, I ended up doing quite a bit of that high Nav by dead reckoning, which actually worked... Mostly :)

Wasn't the happiest Mess later that evening as our CO, and leading ace, Cpt Hunter failed to return from a patrol shortly after scoring his 26th victory. 


Also noticed a couple of mass discos that affected some and not others, possibly caused by the current cold weather spell in the US?

Here's our stream.https://youtu.be/TTyzVisp34g

YouTube issues are resolved and full steam available with timestamps now. YouTube seemed to actually respond to my feedback.

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Great to see everyone out again.

 

We were missing Larner this week so scoring was a bit lighter than usual! Still, a solid 8 downed without loss, although Hobbs was captured after having engine trouble behind enemy lines near Metz and had to ditch. He got it working again but then hit bumpy ground taking off and wrote his Spad off!

 

The Metz map was spent helping protect the HPs as they worked to roll the map against some determined fighter opposition and most victories there will be rejected for lack of witnesses over enemy territory, but a special Salute to Hotlead for phoning in the confirmation of a J5 Dr1. Our Adjutant will be pleased :icon_e_salute:

 

For Verdun we tried something different, escorting Talbot's recon in an effort to get Spad 13s. This worked well though we had to deal with a Dr1 on the way back.  By the time Arty was done too, not much time remained and the 13s sat in a hanger unused.

 

Here's the stream. Timestamps to action in the description.

https://youtu.be/7vdcyNSZhAw

 

Looking forward to next week on Cuban's.

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The Metz map was spent helping protect the HPs as they worked to roll the map against some determined fighter opposition and most victories there will be rejected for lack of witnesses over enemy territory, but a special Salute to Hotlead for phoning in the confirmation of a J5 Dr1. Our Adjutant will be pleased icon_e_salute.gif

Lol! Salute back at ya! I happened to be limping across the trenches in a Handley-Page and saw it go down. Nice shooting! icon_e_salute.gif

 

Last night started with...Metz. Ugh. Since we'd been on that map quite a few times recently, JG1 decided to trade German fighters for Allied bombers and knock out all the targets to roll the map as soon as possible. There was level-bombing, dive-bombing, and even some epic Handley-Page-vs-the-world dogfights!

 

Afterwards, we returned to the German side of life and had some good coordinated patrols. All of us scored some good kills; personally, I ended up adding 2 more victories to my One Life to Live streak and my wingmen and I RTB'd safely afterwards. Well done lads! 

 

After that, it was off to Flying Circus for some more dogfighting tests between the SPADs, Camels, Dr 1s, and D.IIIas. Really looking forward to the new planes, they'll add some new flavor to the dogfighting scene! smile.png

 

Anyway, here's the archived livestream: 

 

See you all on Cuban's next Thursday! icon_e_salute.gif

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On 2/9/2019 at 3:20 AM, JG1_Hotlead_J10 said:

Afterwards, we returned to the German side of life and had some good coordinated patrols. All of us scored some good kills; personally, I ended up adding 2 more victories to my One Life to Live streak and my wingmen and I RTB'd safely afterwards. Well done lads

 

 

I can't believe we didn't see you guys over Sivry. We did all 3 recons and by checking the game time on the streams i can see we were doing recon 3 and 1 about the time you engaged the Nieuports. Unfortunately none of us saw the gunfire, it would've been a great time to bounce :icon_e_biggrin: 

On the return we hit Hammer's Dr1 at '2:46pm' over the Arty spot location (German lines) at cloud height - that was just West of you, but again, no viz.

 

On 2/9/2019 at 3:20 AM, JG1_Hotlead_J10 said:

After that, it was off to Flying Circus for some more dogfighting tests between the SPADs, Camels, Dr 1s, and D.IIIas. Really looking forward to the new planes, they'll add some new flavor to the dogfighting scene! smile.png

 

Can see from your stream you experienced the difficulty SPADS are having in FC. It's very difficult to get away after a pass, it doesn't retain energy at all. That's against the Pfalz and the Dr1, can you imagine the DVa or D7? Bit frustrated honestly.

 

Also weird our us103 skins didn't appear in your view of us, but when you flew out with Talbots skin it was visible. 

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We're on Cuban/SteveFs Syndicate server this week.

 

Really looking forward after a couple of lean scoring weeks, and we have some new tactics to try out too.

 

Hope to see you all there :icon_e_salute:

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This turned out to be a most memorable session complete with long dogfights, some extreme luck, a couple of very real engagement scenarios and multiple heart-attacks!

 

Cuban really freshened things up with a great mid-1916 map. It looked tough at first N11s, N17s, DH2s and RE8 vs Halb DIIs, Alb DIIs, EIII and DFWs. Added to that we were low on numbers with only 3 US103 available to fly. But Recons gave better planes and we have a great Recon pilot, so really nothing to lose!

 

Of course the Central guys were wise to this so our 2 N11s and RE8 were greeted by 4 Halb D2s from JG1! A fantastic dogfight ensued and ultimately ended in highly dramatic fashion. During this fight Lt Larner was forced to ditch near the German trenches, his Nieuport overturned and promptly exploded into flames. A bizarre end to a great streak of 21, and really rotten luck.

 

Later Talbot and I had some excellent engagements with J30 Albs and JG1 Albs. Both were highly tactical and anyone making the slightest mistake paid dearly. These 2 fights reminded me a lot of the descriptions in Biddle's book "The Way Of The Eagle" and McCudden's early encounters from "5 years In The RFC"

 

 

Thanks again to everyone who flew and to Cuban for an excellent Map!

 

Our Stream is here, timestamps done.

https://youtu.be/bu03tVR_mzE

Edited by US103_Baer

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We had a highly-eventful night that started off with a bang...quite literally lol! (I crashed into JG1_Butzzell while we were maneuvering for a shot on Baer. This was totally my fault and could have been avoided.) However, up until that point, our 4 ship Halberstadt flight did very well against enemies from above, shooting one down and sending Baer away with bullet holes and more than likely picking pieces of Halberstadt out of his flying scarf. :lol:
 
Afterwards, JG1 switched to flying Albatrosses and patrolled over enemy lines, bursting balloons and looking for trouble. I had one moment where I dove on a Nieuport 17 and then he completely disappeared, probably due to disconnection from the server. We concluded the evening in Rise of Flight by facing off against SPADs in a well-fought draw and then returning to base. Despite my dumb collision earlier in the evening, I managed to add 1 enemy aircraft and 1 balloon to my latest "streak," so we shall see how it goes from there.
 
In Flying Circus, Butzzell, Talbot, and I conducted more outfighting tests with the Dr 1 and found that it seems to have an advantage over the Camel in a left turn, when both are loaded with 50% fuel. We also discovered what may be my new signature move...you'll have to watch the stream to find out. :P
 

 

 

See you next week on Wargrounds! :)
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