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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Camels and Albatri

Today, after a long and difficult week at work, I was only up for a light game, so Wings of Glory it was!
We did 3 games in all, I will relate one of them here...

I used the stripey tailed Albatros DVa, Alex the green tailed one.
 Lawrence used 2 Sopwith Camels.
We plunged forward, I planned a nose-to nose clash against the more manoeuverable Camels. 
Surprise! - the Camels banked right away from our advance. 
We were still too far away to take advantage of this however! 
 The Camels turned back...
 ... and Alex broke off from me to engage them.
I turned to support Alex and Jammed my guns! 
Both sides passed without further trouble. 
Alex Immelmanned to surprise a turning Camel. 
He caused it serious damage! 
Lawrence meanwhile did a sharp right turn to ambush me, and caused a small fire! 
We began to separate... 
 ...but soon turned to re-engage.
 Oddly, Alex Immelmanned!
 I had to cross the Camels line to avoid further damage.
 This unfortunately left Alex facing both Camels.
You could tell a single mind was controlling them! 
 Alex turned in front of his pursuers, and was lucky! No damage and one of the Camels jammed his guns! 
 The other Camel kept up the chase!
 I was still badly out of position, but rushed to try and help clear Alex's tail.
The Camel got a good shot in! 
 Alex Immelmanned again, causing a lot of damage to his pursuer...
 ...but going down in flames himself!
 The 'King of the Bang card' strikes again!
 Good game though. Oddly, we had played the same scenario against the solo system before Lawrence arrived, and got the same result!

The next game involved us using SE5a's...
 ...against the solo system with 3 Fokker DVII's!
My companions broke left and right, leaving me alone to face the huns! 
 AAAGH!
 I made it through though... 
Alex even got a shot at one of the Germans, but jammed his guns. 
I Immelmanned to join in the chase of the Fokkers. 
The game continued with a series of twisting manoeuvers... 
...but as very little happened till we ended the game!  
 Here are some pictures though, if you are interested?
  











  


  



  

  


   


  

  
  

  
 Only the Yellow Fokker had any real damage at the end of 1.5 hours play!
We decided the fuel situation was getting bad and ended the game to go home!

Still nice to see the Fokker DVII's out again, I think they are very pretty!