Today took a little while to get going. I guess with longer days up North people are finding themselves busier. We were a bit short-handed too, managing only 3 Spads most of the evening but still had good engagements.
Hunter, Parsons and I went on an Offensive Patrol and surprised a Halberstadt CL2 in the clouds at a location he probably felt safe. Then Parsons and I got distracted by a pretty blue-tailed Albatros which dragged us lower over their side, and while exiting that, we were bounced by a couple of JG1 Albs. Managed to avoid any damage and dragged them under Hunter who duly sent one home before combining with me and Cuban to destroy the other.
Regathered in friendly territory and spotted a Dr1. About 500 Entente planes quickly descended on him, poor sod.
Then J30 came visiting Hesdigneul with an interesting variation on their 1 fighter/1 2seater tactic. Unfortunately we lost Larner to a disco just as he was about to attack , leaving Hunter who was on his last drops of fuel and Parsons. The J30 guys had it really figured out, keeping their Alb and CL2 close together and fighting as a unit. Our guys tried to split them but both took damage and had to depart. I finally got off the ground and tried a few runs at them but it was difficult and they escaped intact over the mud.
Big Salute out to J30 for executing that really well
However we've looked at the footage and think we've discovered a weakness. Next time!
Here's our stream, with Timestamps in the description.
See you all next week on Wargrounds