Author Topic: IN THE AIR TONIGHT: A Nighfighter Ace AAR  (Read 9287 times)

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Reply #120 on: October 15, 2019, 06:22:29 AM
Yeah - awesome indeed!

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Reply #121 on: October 15, 2019, 09:52:42 AM
I wanted to see how far I could push my luck. Admittedly that was not a smart choice. But I figured as long as we found one of those slower bombers, we could intercept one.

Also you gotta admit the word-of-mouth that might get around in a real nightfighter group about the guy that had an engine knocked out, but he kept hunting. Not a bad bit of PR internally even if it's not represented in the game system.  ;D



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Reply #122 on: October 15, 2019, 10:04:54 AM
 :bigthumb:

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Reply #123 on: October 15, 2019, 12:10:08 PM
What did Mirth, the Funker think about it?

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Reply #124 on: October 15, 2019, 12:56:28 PM
He clearly taunted Adler into continuing the hunt.



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Reply #125 on: October 15, 2019, 07:30:08 PM
He clearly taunted Adler into continuing the hunt.

Probably needed a new story to impress the bier garden freuleinen

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Reply #126 on: October 15, 2019, 11:25:26 PM
His Weiner-Schneitzel isn't enough?  ::)

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Reply #127 on: October 16, 2019, 04:40:15 PM
Given the year in which the AAR is set, I'm surprised that the Wellington still appears as a night bomber as by now it had been pretty much superseded by the 4 engine heavies and relegated to other roles.

Not trying to be a 'rivet-counter' - just saying out of interest in the subject.


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Reply #128 on: October 16, 2019, 05:53:03 PM
I think the Wellingtons disappear after a certain period of time. Mosquitoes will be on the rise soon enough. If we stay at this Dutch base, later in the war, there's a chance we'll have to deal with a Mosquito incursion upon landing.



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Reply #129 on: October 16, 2019, 06:05:02 PM
That should be fun :-)

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Reply #130 on: October 21, 2019, 10:07:39 AM
SORTIE 11

It is late September, 1943. Germany has formed a puppet state in northern Italy after the Italian surrender, and the Soviets re-capture Smolensk. Daylight raids against Germany have been intensifying, even despite the horrific losses incurred during the second Schweinfurt raid last month. The only place Germany seems to be holding her own is in the air, at night.

Our eleventh sortie scrambles – another RAF raid on Bochum in the Ruhr area. The weather continues to be good, and we roll a Warning Device failure for our Random Electronics Failure. Fortunately, we do not have one of these, so nothing happens. We’re also not affected by any Spoof raid shenanigans, so we slide into that first Endurance Box on our track, ready to start hunting.



There is no Moon modifier, neither positive nor negative, so we have a 1 in 5 chance of locating an enemy bomber (9 or 10 on 1d10).

This is not the greatest testimony to our navigation skills. In the first Endurance Box, I roll a 7 -  not enough to get an interception. In the next Endurance Box I roll a 1, which means nothing is found there and we have to skip an Endurance Box as we are lost. The next roll is – guess what? Yep. Another 1. So we skip ANOTHER Endurance Box and very quickly find ourselves in the last one on the track.



Finally, we catch a break – a natural 10 is rolled. We find a Stirling making its way through our beloved airspace. Adler moves the Do-217 in, intent on lining up the RAF bomber in his gunsights – the usual aim point of the Starboard Wing, at Medium Range.



We then draw our Combat Card…



And there’s the best possible result – DE, Defender Eliminated. The Stirling is blown out of the sky.

Since that was the last Endurance Box, I feel a bit better after getting two ‘Lost’ results in a row. That’s ten total kills now. Not too bad.






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Reply #131 on: October 21, 2019, 10:38:12 AM
Nice shooting BC. A 'Sterling' performance.  :applause:

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Reply #132 on: October 21, 2019, 10:46:20 AM
Yep, good stuff, BC.

Sir S, will you stop shootin' them pun things off - y'all know how these things escalate.............

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Reply #133 on: October 21, 2019, 04:14:21 PM
Sorry. I thought this crew would be so hung-over this morning, no one would notice.  :sick:

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Reply #134 on: October 21, 2019, 04:22:11 PM
This lot can hear a pun drop at fifty paces...................

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