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#601 US103_Baer

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:52

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 :icon_e_salute:

However we've looked at the footage and think we've discovered a weakness. Next time! :icon_lol: 

 

Here's our stream, with Timestamps in the description.

https://youtu.be/D7AaDRYGQOc

 

See you all next week on Wargrounds


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#602 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 13:00

Limited numbers, particularly German. I preferred to be an amphibian, patrolling the river between Don and Vendin at 300-500 m in a DR1 donging the Bristols and DH4s as they came in 1 by 1. Was on comms with Trupo who was suffering from insomnia but we never really linked up.


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#603 Ice_Age

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 19:51

Limited numbers, particularly German. I preferred to be an amphibian, patrolling the river between Don and Vendin at 300-500 m in a DR1 donging the Bristols and DH4s as they came in 1 by 1. Was on comms with Trupo who was suffering from insomnia but we never really linked up.

 

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#604 US103_Baer

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:06

Quick reminder we're on Wargrounds this week.

With Friday being a holiday in many countries we should have a good session and get thru a couple of maps. Maybe an opportunity for some Europe-based vampires to join as well.

For anyone not flying but interested to watch, the US103 shenanigans should kickoff by 830pm EST here
https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulLMF
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#605 US103_Baer

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 13:08

Salute everyone who came out to fly today!

 

Mixed fortunes for us. Larner and Talbot did pretty well but 1st flight (Baer, Parsons) had a horror.

 

It started well on Beaucamp as we welcomed back US103_Paris and i remembered how to bomb bridges in a Bristol. New recruit Doolittle escorted me most of the way, and that's about as good as it got for me.

 

Next flight up in a Spad we ran into a J30 Roland/D7f combo over Hesdignuel. Parsons caught a burst from Mein that took his wing right off. I went in on the D7 as it ran home streaming from a Larner pass and was pouring shots into it from his dead 6. The sun glare on the Chretien made it hard to see him but there were plenty of 'puffs' so i kept on letting him have it when suddenly he seemed to reverse backwards towards me. Tried to go over him but we made contact nose to tail, and instead of simply losing a prop or undercarriage my Spad's wings broke up and i rolled in! KIA#1, scoreboard back to zero. The D7 just flew away and ditched. Totally my fault (apologies J30Kaiser), still, rather odd.

 

There were more D7's and 2 seaters a little later and we did much better, plus a mysterious grey Gotha sent down in flames.

 

On Reims we went sausage hunting and got 3. Then Parsons found a couple of J30 Gothas stooging around Reims and called Talbot and i in. Managed to send one home streaming and turned on the second who, by this time, had engaged an orange DH4 in a dogfight! The Dh4 went down so we made several passes while getting lower and closer to the mud. He was streaming and had lost at least one gunner when we made our final passes. Suddenly the Flak fence spawned in. The Gotha took a direct hit immediately followed by me literally a second later and we crashed within metres of each other. KIA#2.

"Twinkle-toes" Talbot danced away untouched.. :icon_e_wink:

 

Worst fly-in result ever. Chalking it up to experience but blaming the full moon!

 

Still good fun, even on the tough nights. :icon_e_salute:

 

Stream replay is here

https://youtu.be/ClTOoImXkBc


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#606 snipe7f1

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 22:19

Interested in joining sometime but new to game.  Currently working on setting up joystick (going ok) and view controls (trial and error).    I played Red Baron II a lot in the late 90s but have not been doing flight sims regularly since.


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#607 snipe7f1

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 22:29

Is there a common Teamspeak or Discord channel?


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#608 Lt.Vaughn

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 23:19

Hi Snipe7f1,

 

If you are new to Rise of Flight, please check out HotLead’s, The Ultimate Rise of Flight "Free to Play" Guide here: http://steamcommunit...s/?id=716205602

You don’t need to be a member of Steam to view this exceptional guide.

 

Further, if you would like personal RoF training please join us each Monday evening @ 8PM MST and Saturday evening @ 8PM CDT on the NewWings Basic Training server.

TeamSpeak address: 70.42.74.44, select the Basic Training channel.

 

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#609 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 23:35

I’d definitely take Jarvis up on the training offer. He and the New Wings crew are top notch! :icon_e_salute:

BTW, welcome to the community! :)
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#610 snipe7f1

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 00:56

Hi Snipe7f1,

 

If you are new to Rise of Flight, please check out HotLead’s, The Ultimate Rise of Flight "Free to Play" Guide here: http://steamcommunit...s/?id=716205602

You don’t need to be a member of Steam to view this exceptional guide.

 

Further, if you would like personal RoF training please join us each Monday evening @ 8PM MST and Saturday evening @ 8PM CDT on the NewWings Basic Training server.

TeamSpeak address: 70.42.74.44, select the Basic Training channel.

 

  :icon_e_salute:

 

Thanks  I will check in on this or the following Monday.


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#611 US103_Larner

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:10

Interested in joining sometime but new to game.  Currently working on setting up joystick (going ok) and view controls (trial and error).    I played Red Baron II a lot in the late 90s but have not been doing flight sims regularly since.

 

 

Thursday fly-ins are welcome to all! But, beware the formations that lurk in the skies. JG1, J30 and US103 are all pack-hunters, and an encounter with any of them can lead to a quick drop and a sudden stop for the careless airman! J5 have also been appearing on Thursdays, they're another dangerous mob. 

The RoF learning curve can be a little steep in the full-real servers, you might get bounced a few times by unseen adversaries, but once you 'get your eyes' in the sky it's one of the best WW1 sim experiences to be had. 

 

Wargrounds, the Cuban Syndicate (Which runs great fly-ins every Sunday) and NFF (a good place to find your feet, the realism settings are more lenient and there's plenty fast-action to be had) are free for all to come in and say hi, and you can be sure to pick up some tips'n'tricks on the various squadron forums, or on this forum. 

Welcome to the front! 


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#612 US103_Talbot

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 19:38

...."Twinkle-toes" Talbot danced away untouched.. :icon_e_wink:

I saw the flak truck line appear and...

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#613 US103_Doolittle

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 15:40

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#614 J30_von_Hammer

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 18:27

 

 

On Reims we went sausage hunting and got 3. Then Parsons found a couple of J30 Gothas stooging around Reims and called Talbot and i in. Managed to send one home streaming and turned on the second who, by this time, had engaged an orange DH4 in a dogfight!

 

 

I was in the Gotha that got hit first. In looking at the recording, it looks like I hit Parsons in the Spad 7 with a 20mm round when he was pacing us, and sent him down with a bad engine. Then, Baer swung in and really destroyed my right engine on the first pass and it quit, thus, I could not support Hangman in the battle. I ran for our lines, and being fairly handy with the Gotha, I was able to nurse it all the way back to the Pomacle airfield on one engine and land safely. Not a simple task in the Gotha. Was a fun one though.

 

I am trying more to remember to hit record in the game when action starts. How do you get from the RoF recording to a video format that can be posted, such as on YouTube? I need to learn that. Is there a procedure posted anywhere?

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#615 US103_Talbot

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:44

What I do is record in game as usual. Then afterwards I'll review it and record with the NVIDIA shadow play and make small clips. From there I open "Video Pad" and edit the clips there trimming and adding music and such. Once complete, it saves it as one big video and I post that on the youtubes. It sounds complicated but it's really not. Hard part is trimming the clips and timing with the music but that video pad program really makes it easy once you get your feet wet to with it.
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#616 US103_Baer

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:55

Salute all.

Reminder that hostilities resume on Cuban & SteveFs Syndicate Server this week.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, which is disappointing, especially as the 25th April is known as ANZAC Day for Kiwis and Aussies. A time to remember our brave men and women who have put it all on the line.

S!
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#617 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 23:03

Thanks for beating the drum for Thursday nights despite your absence Baer! Have a great ANZAC day! :icon_e_salute:


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#618 US103_Larner

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:48

Some crazy furballs tonight - our first one of the night involved a flight of two-seaters and a flight of Albs - tracers all over the sky!  I missed out on a great one between a flight of US103 SPADs and JG1 Albs, but from the sounds of the Comms and from what I was seeing on Balloondar it was pretty intense. Both sides lost a pilot, but the fight was otherwise inconclusive. Tense stuff, for sure. 

 

All in all, glad to have made it through the night unscathed. See you all next week! 

 

 

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#619 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 11:35

Thanks for the update, Larner! Love the photo BTW!
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#620 US103_Talbot

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 22:33

Bummed I missed it and the photo op!

Was too busy being sick and butt-chugging nyquil....
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#621 J30_von_Hammer

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 23:21

S! Hey Talbot,

I made my first test video. Of the many formats to save it as, which one should I use to put it up on YouTube?


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#622 US103_Talbot

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:43

Mp4 I suppose? I also do 1080p and not 2k or 4k. Takes forever to process those high rez videos. If it's a short video like a minute, it wont take awhile. But anything more than than takes a bit.
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#623 US103_Baer

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:23

Quick reminder we're on Wargrounds this week.

After a disastrous last outing and a break last week, I need to reset and just focus on staying alive.

Easy to say of course! See you up there. S!

For anyone not flying but interested to watch, the US103 livestream should kickoff by 830pm EST here
https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulLMF
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#624 US103_Larner

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:08

We started out in SPAD XIIIs tonight and had a few tense standoffs with D.VII Fs - one fight involved US103 SPADs and 3 D.VII Fs duking it out while I had a private spat with a D.VIII off to the side. Overall good stuff, a few victories, and everybody got home safe and sound! 

For Verdun early we 'turned off' the serious 'V-life' flying and proceeded to turn Verdun into an absolute bloodbath. Dead Rolands, Nieuports, Pups, Halberstadts, DFWs, DH2s as far as the eye can see...just pure carnage, and lots of fun! J30 Rolands had a field day as we threw endless hordes of N11s at them until they eventually went down. Verdun airfield was reduced to ash. Sivry airfield was reduced to ash. Complete madness. 

Looking forwards to the next one! 

 

P.S - A big shout-out to Lieut. Hobbs, who is the first US103 pilot ever to receive a bronze palme for his Croix de Guerre, awarded for exceptional contributions to the squadron. 

 

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Congratulations, Hobbs! 


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#625 US103_Baer

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:41

As Larner said, Lille-late provided a lot of cat & mouse with high D7fs and a D8 (GTs and some JG1?) and no-one really getting an advantage, though not for the lack of trying. I thought at one point i might get a run on one but the window was closed quickly and the only escape was down thru the middle of them. That had the heart-rate up! A 1000m dead vertical dive on a J30 Gotha was also a pretty hairy but yeah, SPADS FTW :icon_e_biggrin:

Early Verdun was a mess. Kudos to Cuban for getting the Entente recons done as quick as possible, but even so, much of the evening was N11s and DH2s against Rolands and more Rolands. J30 probably dream about Summer in Verdun, or maybe they did some little dance to influence the Wargrounds map gods :D The arrival of N17s helped, and sanity kind of returned as we were able to get into S7 150s. But yeah, carnage really, and i still can't shoot with Nieuports.

Putting aside the mess that was Verdun, it was pretty cool to have 3 flights of 3 planes each flying out for the 103rd. Something we've been aiming to have for a while. Also good to have Rattlesnake and Klugermann flying with us. So yeah, bit of TS chaos, but fun.

Good to see over 30 pilots flying during the session too. Salute to all :icon_e_salute:

Here's our replay. I couldn't get viz on all the other flights action but did include most in the timestamps anyway.
https://youtu.be/12u5-Jb4eHA
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#626 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 13:06

Kudos to Shot as well for being so gracious after turning his Strutter into Swiss Cheese as I mistook it for a J30 Roland. Fortunately he fared a little better than Gamecock did last week.  :lol:


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#627 US103_Baer

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:23

Thursday Night Fly-in is on Cuban & SteveFs Syndicate Server this week.

 

Have been seeing some pilots returning to RoF and joining in on Thursdays lately. Perhaps Flying Circus has stirred the interest but isn't quite able to deliver the experience yet.

 

Anyway, do come along, it's always a good evening. See you up there. :icon_e_salute:

 

For anyone not flying but interested to watch, the US103 livestream should kickoff by 830pm EST here
https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulLMF


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#628 US103_Baer

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:59

Lots of pilots showed up for this Autumn 1916 scenario. I think i counted 35 on at one stage, really great to see :icon_e_salute:

 

Of course stuck in N17s and N11s wasn't great for us so US103_Paris was volunteered for RE8 recon duty  ;)  while Larner, Baer and Parsons escorted. Paris did a great job despite testing the limits of the recon area and giving his flight lead pre-coronary palpitations! A lone Albatros DII showed up but clearly chose wisely and buggered off.

 

With the RE8 safely headed home we ran into a motley collection of Alb DII, Halb DII, DFW and, apparently, an EIII. I managed to knock out one of the DIIs with lewis tilted up, but then got oiled by the very aggressive EIII that i didn't see and had to ditch.

Larner meanwhile had a Halb DII and Alb DII for company, and after a long nervous fight he managed to see them both off.

 

There was some musical chairs played for the 4 Spad 150s but we were soon up and found a gaggle of high Albatros right above us over our side arranged in 2 flights of 3. Assumed this was JG1 so we ran away and climbed North as fast as the S150 allows. Wasn't long before 3 Albatros arrived and were chasing Parsons N11, but by this time i'd got a little height so made a decent run on a DII with a white X behind it's cockpit. Unfortunately i then turned in a direction away from my squad mates and had the other 2 Albs on my tail. Not the plan at all! Larner and Paris finally got engaged but 3 more Albs showed up and after taking a few hits it was time to depart. 

 

Next flight we ran into a raiding party of DIIs, DFWs and the inevitable EIII. Managed to put them all away with the help of some random guy in an Fe2b, but by now we were down to 1 Spad and taking turns in it :) Fortunately Cuban stepped up again and did another Recon, so 4 factory fresh Spads turned up at Ballieul. Just in time for a final mud patrol that ended with a DFW shotdown by Talbot and i.

 

Again great to see so many pilots up and those JG1 formations certainly got our attention.

 

Our Stream replay is here. Will get timestamps done tonight hopefully.

https://youtu.be/PjoPMTv-Xbw


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#629 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:59

 

 

Of course stuck in N17s and N11s wasn't great for us so US103_Paris was volunteered for RE8 recon duty  ;)  while Larner, Baer and Parsons escorted. Paris did a great job despite testing the limits of the recon area and giving his flight lead pre-coronary palpitations! A lone Albatros DII showed up but clearly chose wisely and buggered off.

 

 

 

I saw only the Re8 and 2 escorts and it is usually the one you don't see that shoots you down.

 

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#630 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:00

Here's the livestream from the Hun perspective:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/422756027

 

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 13, discussed rudder pedals, and traded bullets in a most congenial manner. :lol:

 

Once again, a really great experience! Thanks to all who keep this event going! :D


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#631 US103_Larner

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:04

but I got a lucky shot off and knocked his rudder off

 

A fate worse than (but usually immediately preceded by) DEATH! 


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#632 J2_Bidu

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:42

A fate worse than (but usually immediately preceded by) DEATH!


Not much is preceded by death unless maybe a burial.
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#633 US103_Larner

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:02

Not much is preceded by death unless maybe a burial.

 

Right you are - I was thinking of that other word. As for a burial, you can bet there'll be one when Nieuports are involved...


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#634 J2_Bidu

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 13:06

Right you are - I was thinking of that other word. As for a burial, you can bet there'll be one when Nieuports are involved...


I don't think I'm quite... uh... preceding you. ;)

My favorite of Nieuports is the 11. It's not real love for that one, just plain incompetence flying the others.
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#635 US103_Baer

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:01

Quick reminder we're back on Wargrounds this week.

 

Last week had a great turn-out with a lot of action so this one should be good.

 

For anyone not flying but interested to watch, the US103 livestream should kickoff by 830pm EST here
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#636 US103_Baer

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:55

Wargrounds served up a quick trip to Lille, then Metz, followed by Verdun Late. Again a good turnout with some newer pilots too, or at least people flying with new names ;)

 

Shortened session for me but had some good engagements. Parsons, Paris, Larner and i did a quick balloon run in Lille and managed to pop 3 in the last 5 mins of the map, including actual use of rockets by Paris. Though quite how he thought it would work out carrying those things on a Spad 150, if we'd run into any fighters...

 

Metz was it's usual organised chaos. We were joined by Guynemer and kept kept running into a yellow/red D7f. I managed to get him the first time, but the second time got too low over Hun side and that nasty Metz flak, so we broke off. Well most of us did  :lol:  Larner then almost got 2 Albatros in one pass over Pont-á-Mousson and 2nd flight's Talbot and Biddle accounted for the Yellow D7 again. After that we patrolled, fished, looked for bombers to escort and had some nearly fights, but usually arrived just too late.

 

And that's about where i had to leave it unfortunately. It sounds like Verdun-late was non-stop action and stories are circulating that young US103_Biddle is claiming 7 destroyed. Having seen his marksmanship i can believe it, but someone else will have to confirm that.

 

Again, thanks and salute to everyone who came out to fly :icon_e_salute:

Looking forward to next week on Cuban & SteveFs Syndicate Server

 

 

The 103rd livestream replay is here.

https://youtu.be/9yfCO3b3sbg


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#637 US103_Larner

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 16:20

It was a great night for the 103d! 1st, 2nd and 3rd flights were on top form over the course of the night, and we had a great turnout. When the dust had settled, the 103d had 18 victory claims, with 15 confirmed. JG1 had an impressive turnout as well, but fortunately (as far as I know) the two 'big groups' managed to dance around each other for the night. 

 

Regrettably, it's not all good news. We lost two pilots over the course of the night, including our esteemed C.O, Capt. Hunter, who was sadly attacked by an Albatros after suffering an engine failure, and wasn't able to get clear. Only moments before, Hunter had scored his 25th confirmed victory - a very respectable number. A very sad circumstance and a big blow for the 103d, but C'est la Guerre

 

I missed the second half of the action, but, as Baer says, it looks like it was non-stop fighting for the 103d all the way until the night's end. A big shout-out goes to 2nd Flight, who have been working hard to improve their skills, and who accounted for 6 victories over the course of the night. Another shout-out goes to Cne. Guynemer of Esc. SPA 3, who joined the 103d on patrol. 

 

On Le Bosche side, Hotlead's made the addition to his stream of a JG1 Squadron scoreboard, similar to our own Squadron scoreboard in the 103d. It's very cool, and worth checking out! 

 

All in all, a great night for the 103d. Looking forwards to more of the same next week! 


 


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#638 US103_Talbot

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 17:13

Great flying everyone and glad to see all the folks out who made it.

And of course f u all.
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#639 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 23:38

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.)

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(Yes...I realize I misspelled "recommend" on the original document. I needed to attend a briefing and was in a hurry. :P

 

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. :icon_eek:  :icon_e_salute: 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!  :lol:) All in all, it was a very fun evening! :)

 

You can watch the livestream in its entirety here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/425848381

 

See you in the skies on Cuban's server next Thursday! :D


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#640 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 00:48

On Le Bosche side, Hotlead's made the addition to his stream of a JG1 Squadron scoreboard, similar to our own Squadron scoreboard in the 103d. It's very cool, and worth checking out! 

 

Thanks Larner! Your, Hunter's, and Talbot's efforts with the 103rd were what inspired me to start doing something similar in JG1. :icon_e_salute:


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