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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:54 am

Current map is early war it seems, so DH2s, RE8s and Nieuport 11s vs Eindeckers and Albs.

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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:39 am

A good start to our first world war adventures. Razz

Hinkel and I take off in Airco D.H.2s - fly over the enemy lines and spot a balloon, which we attack.

Unfortunately it seems the balloon may have been ever so slightly British, as I spotted a roundel on the side of it, was a bit late by then though as it was sort of on fire (Hinkel did it! Laughing )

Dunno why there would be a British Balloon on the enemy side of the lines, might have been a dastardly Hun trick!

From that heroic act we went on to find a more germanic balloon, when I saw a few crates down on the deck, seemed to be a Nieuport 11 vs two German two-seaters.

Hinkel and I dove in, Hinkel broke his engine and bent his wing a bit, so had to land his crate, meanwhile I didn't even have enough speed to catch the German two-seater anyway, so had to let it go.

Then for some reason my joystick stopped working, so had to rudder my crate all the way back to friendly lines, then crash land it using only the blip-switch to lose altitude.

Things can only get better. Razz

Shame there was only 1 Nieuport 11 available, or we could have flown for the Belgian Air Service. Smile

Had fun anyway! Hopefully next time it will be later war.

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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  speedy77 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:05 pm

Good show chaps!

I was hoping to join you but, I still haven't had been able to set up my PC Rolling Eyes
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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:06 pm

hehe what a flight.

very strange map it was. only find out about the balloon when i started my second run on it. was hard to communicate as I had to alt tab to read mj his messages :p.

eager to engage the 2 seaters i dove to steep and damaged the engine and part of my right when. ( forgot all about the blip switch to ) these dh2 are not so strong as the se5 or camel i m used to :p

at least i managed to fire a couple of rounds into 1 2 seater before i put my plane on the ground.

we have to do it again sometime as i think we can have good fun with it ( maybe before sundays squad night or so? ).
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:31 pm

Aye it was fun. Razz

I think next time we end up in an early war setting it might be a good idea to take R.E.8s, as they're faster than Fokker Eindeckers and probably Albatros D.IIs, plus they carry bombs and have a rear gunner (could even multi-crew if you want). Smile

Also they have this amazing new invention called a Throttle...

Sunday sounds good to me, after about 6:00 or 6:30pm BST.

Can do other non-WW2OL days too, whichever is best for you and Speedy (once he gets his PC sorted!)

I should practice level bombing, then we can do flights with a HP 0/400 heavy bomber escorted by S.E.5s and the like.

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Post  hinkel1 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:02 am

sounds good

however the track ir gives problems with the rear gunner it seems

can never get my vieuw over the sights
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Post  MJDixon on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:55 am

Here's a video of our heroic adventure. Razz


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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  Dezey on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:11 am


lol very funny. Especially as on the film you can the roundel on the balloon :-) what is the thing/lump on the top of your wing there ? an mg ?
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:18 am

Dezey wrote:
what is the thing/lump on the top of your wing there ? an mg ?

No Dezey, I believe that's a fuel tank.

Welcome to 1916! Razz

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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  hinkel1 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:51 pm

funny thing is that i flame the balloon with my last bullets fired on it.

If you see that damage i received from diving it is a wonder that i was able to land the plane Smile
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:21 pm

I should be online on the Syndicate Realism Server this evening from about 6:00pm BST, if not a bit later, then on to WW2OL at 8:00pm BST. Smile

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Post  speedy77 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:20 am

I will struggle to be on before 8pm tonight, so I'll catch you in the wwII era. Very Happy
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:10 am

Current map is a 1917 vintage mission, which has SE5s.

I'm on TS at the moment, I'll load up the game if Hinkel logs into our TS, until then I'll go play Shogun 2 or something. Razz

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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:51 am

Gonna have a RoF session tommorow (Monday) on the Syndicate Realism Server from 8:00pm BST! Smile

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Post  speedy77 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:43 pm

I'll try to get on at 8pm. But I'd forgotten about the Inger-Land game, so Mrs Speedy might not appreciate me ignoring her to watch footie then ignoring her to play ROF! Very Happy
I'll post on here nearer the time to let you know.
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Post  hinkel1 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:00 pm

will try to be there but not sure yet.

maybe mrs hinkel wants to watch footie and i can ignore her and play rof :p
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:40 pm

speedy77 wrote:the Inger-Land game

Coming from the one with the Welsh flag on his Spitfire. Razz

Then again, you never said which side you'll be supporting!

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Post  speedy77 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:39 pm

Welsh.. and also British, so I support all the home countries....unless they are playing Wales then stuff the rest of you cheers
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  Skip19 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:12 am

<pops head around door>

Whats all this Biggles nonsense?

<downloads demo>

<cleans hard drive space>

<downloads demo again>

<starts to install game>

<half an hour later>

French? bloody French? Bastards.

<shoots down some Bosche over Reims>

hahaha this is ace.

I've managed to fix up my PC to stop it dying in the heat (lol! the heat!) and I was stress testing it using Falcon BMS 4.32 when I came across this thread and decided to see what all the stringbag fuss was about, so I downloaded the demo and thought I'd give it a whirl.

I'm struggling to get any WWIIOL playing time as the kids aren't going to bed until 9/10ish pm, and I'm not allowed to sit here playing silly buggers with my 'pretend friends' when I have to interact with the children, which is why I've been absent, but I've had a play about with this SPAD and this game looks bloody good!

As I've only got the demo, I can only fly the SPAD and some german one, but I could upgrade a single plane (I could get the S.E5) for $7.50 (4 quid?) or go the whole upgrade for £22...

I might see if I can untangle my silk scarf and pop along with you chaps some time! It might just be another game I have no time to play, but if its as fun online as it is offline, and its not full of wankers then a bit of '19 RFC' might just be the ticket!




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Post  MJDixon on Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:54 am

Jolly good, Skip. Razz

Personally I find myself mostly using the SE5a, then the SPAD VII (when it's pre-SE5a time) then sometimes the Airco DH2 (when it's pre-SPAD time) and the RE8 when I feel the urge to drop bombs on stuff.

Other than those I have a go with the Sopwith Dolphin, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Triplane and Nieuport 17 and 11 every now and again.

If you're talking about the Iron Cross edition, then you get the SPAD XIII, Fokker D.VII, Nieuport N.28, Albatros D.Va, Fokker Dr. 1, Pfalz D.IIIa, SE5a, Sopwith Camel and Nieuport 17.

Of which only the SE5a, Sopwith Camel and Nieuport 17 were used by the British in any sort of number. (Apparently 19 Squadron had one SPAD XIII, guess we'll have to take it in turns. Laughing )

Also note that most of those are later war Aircraft, other than the Nieuport 17, so won't be of much use in a 1916 - early 1917 setting.

I got the Iron Cross edition and bought planes after that, but that was before they had the free demo version thingie, and granted it's interesting to try out the German stuff, but I can't say I use them much.

Then again if you were to just buy the British stuff from the ICE pack individually you'd probably end up paying just as much (can't say I've done the maths though.)

By the way, you can download skin packs from here, to get the different squadron skins and also the RFC/RNAS skins for the French stuff they used:

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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:10 am

bought the ice upgrade and several extra planes and some upgrades ( like the aldis on se5 and camel )

i would say it is pretty expensive to buy an additional plane but just make sure you have the ones that are used the most
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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:12 am

One of these days we might actually manage a RoF flight. Very Happy

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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  MJDixon on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:51 am

Here's some of tonights heroic adventurage, all alone. Razz

Now you know why they always say 'beware of the Hun in the Sun!'



Note I made sure that the Balloon was German this time. Laughing

Also it's nice to be able to dive out and run away at the first sign of danger, I imagine this is what flying a 109 must be like!

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Post  MJDixon on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:29 am

Might have a go on the Syndicate Server tommorow night after the Footie if anyone fancies a sortie or two.

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Re: 19RFC, back in my day...

Post  hinkel1 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:43 pm

won t be home so i cant
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