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#141 US103_Baer

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:17 AM

Thanks all for the encouraging comments.

RL has hit us too but hopefully we can get 4-5 planes up each week for the next little while.

 

@Ricky Recon New sig huh..but yeah, that Gotha hole is ineffective from the OH lewis angle. Tbh I find human- flown Gothas pretty easy from below unless i make a mistake. The AI however do that gentle left-right roll thing which makes it hard to stay in the blindspot.

 

@Luftritter Not sure why we don't have a presence in FiF, will ask the guys and try get some in the next event. The timezone won't work for me unfortunately - kick off is 1 or 2am here. Btw thanks to your videos i have a nice smooth handling Nieuport 11/17 now, so those kind of things do have a good shelf life.

 

Salute All. See you in the air



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:58 AM

Salute all! After a few months' absence, I've reentered the fray once again. Glad to see Thursday nights still going! :D
 
Had an awesome time scanning the skies and facing some stiff competition with the US103rd! You guys were good when I left, but I would dare say that you've all gotten even better! Very good cohesion & teamwork!
 
After the serious flying, I went and had a series of hilarious duels on New Fliers and Friends. Apparently my Camel and DH.4 skills need to be dusted off lol.
 
Anyway, you can catch the livestream here:
 
Also, you can get a view from the other side with US103_Baer's excellent YouTube stream here:

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:47 PM

Salute all!

Was quite the interesting night on Wargrounds this evening!

You can see my archived livestream here:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/333440900

You can also see US103_Baer's livestream from the Entente perspective here:


(Twitch stream 0:00:00 - 1:03:48)
We started off with some super high-alt attempts to engage the US103rd in our Pfalz D.XIIs, Fokker D.VIIfs...and Dr 1s. (We dragged poor AngryGoat up to nosebleed altitude in his Dr 1. Upon his return to our lines, we were only able to stave off the effects of severe hypoxia with craft beer and assurances that we wouldn't do that to his beloved Dr 1 again. :lol:)

(Twitch stream 1:07:00 - 2:16:28)
Following that, we headed to the claustrophobic skies of winter Cappy, where JG1 and J30 teamed up to try some 2 seater formations with Halberstadt CL.2s and Rolands. Had some interesting run-ins with the US103rd once more, and some entertaining dogfights with a brave man flying a Sopwith Triplane and one particular Cuban gentleman in a SPAD 7.

(Twitch stream 2:18:00 - 2:39:00)
I then decamped to NFF in search of some PvP action. No luck, so I took an S-22 and tried to brush up on my level bombing. After the bombs were dropped, I attempted to dogfight the AI in my trusty Russian passenger plane. :P

(Twitch stream 2:40:00 - end)
Still searching for PvP action, I returned to Wargrounds determined to have some fun. One life to live was earlier; now it's time to live like there's no tomorrow! Thus, we took a hypnosis-inducing paintscheme in our gun-packed DH.4 and attempted to draw some planes into a fight. After that, it was back to NFF for some really hilarious dogfighting action with some dedicated Camel pilots, including the one and only Voodoo! (Several collisions may have been involved...my apologies, Herr Voodoo!)

All in all...I had way too much energy last night. This is what happens when I take a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. :P :lol:

Big salute to the US103rd! You guys are maintaining your discipline and cohesion. But you still manage to have fun, which really is why we fly this sim. (On that note, seeing Parsons demonstrate low-altitude bombing techniques at 0:09:35 on Baers YouTube stream is the funniest thing I've seen in ROF livestreams for a while lol!)
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:13 PM

Was funny watching 'Larner's amazing disappearing SPAD trick' from the Bosche perspective - I was glad to see those 3 Pfalzes swing back towards Hunland ;)

 

 

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3rd Flight, 103rd Aero. 


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:17 AM

.... I took an S-22 and tried to brush up on my level bombing. After the bombs were dropped, I attempted to dogfight the AI in my trusty Russian passenger plane. :P....

 

Much was said about the number of reloads the single Lewis needed on the S-22.  The original number of rounds in a Lewis gun was 47 rounds.  Later, the double drum (97 rounds) was developed.  I believe all planes in RoF must have the 97-round drums, other than the S-22, which is an early war plane.

 

Also, you were chatting with a twitch follower about the ease the game allows for "lifting a double Lewis and changing firing positions".  If you'll recall, all of the double Lewis' are on a ring mount, and don't have to be moved to different firing positions.  At the same time, their field of fire is somewhat more limited than the single Lewis (which needs to change firing positions to cover 360 degrees).  Obviously, most gunners would agree that the more limited field of fire is far less of a disadvantage than having to re-position the gun every 90 degrees.

 

In most cases, the historical accuracy of RoF is pretty good.   ;)

 

Thanks for posting the videos, they provide hours of serious and many times humorous entertainment.  I find myself laughing out loud!

 

Thank you!


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:07 AM

Thanks Luft! Glad you're enjoying the streams!  B) Good point about the Lewis guns. Now that you mention it, I don't think I've ever seen the twin guns mounted on a pole in the back; only the single version. Like you said, I'd personally take the ring mount and double guns any day over the single gun and switchable firing point. Also, the Lewis gun on the S-22 did take some getting used to. Guess I've been spoiled by the 97 round Lewis guns lol. :lol:


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:15 AM

hahaha definitely tested the ceiling of the dr1 that night. thankfully was able to glide my poor bird down to the trenches with 2 and a half wings left after I got caught being dragged and bagged by the good ol 103
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

Just a reminder, gentlemen, that we'll be flying online on Cuban's server this evening starting at 8pm Central US time. See you in the skies! biggrin.png(Screenshot credit: Laser on the SimHQ forums)
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:17 PM

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#150 US103_Talbot

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:31 PM

Ha!  I think your squad got far and away the best end of the deal, that evening (and it was late evening, folks).

 

However, we did later account for ourselves in at least a creditable manner (managing to cause serious damage to the enemy, and escape alive, also damaged).  We'll call that one a draw   ;)

 

I look forward to Baer's video; I've already seen Hotlead's live stream.  Apologies to all for the heavy breathing!!!  Shows the stress of trying to recover from a spin (unsuccessful) and also the stress of getting clear of flak in a heavily damaged aircraft (successful).

 

Salute to the US 103rd for their usual extreme discipline.  I can honestly say that I have never seen a more awesome display of squadron solidarity than when Hotlead and I turned about and headed east after sighting 2 high SPADs, and then soon after 5 (yes, 5) SPADs lined up 3 on our left flank, and 2 on our right, in line astern each group, as Hotlead and I tried to visualize what would soon happen, and react to that.

 

I'm happy to have made it out alive, and to have given the enemy something to think about.

 

S!  Honored foes!  


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:37 AM

Salute gents!

 

Here's last night's livestream:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/336445289

 

And here also is the right Hon. Baer's stream from last night's festivities:

 

(Twitch stream 0:00:00 - 2:00:52)

One Life to Live, baby! JG1 takes Pfalz D.XIIs in an effort to intercept the US103rd. After about an hour's uneventful patrolling, the sky lights up and our forces collide in what can only be described as a stunning win for the US103rd. Following this, we dust ourselves off and are airborne again and, while escorting J30 in their trademark Gotha, we once again clash forces against the US103rd, this time putting up a very determined resistance and...dare I say...sending them running for home. [But Herr Hotlead, ve also vere running for ze hills at ze end of that one, ja?] Maybe... :lol:

 

(Twitch stream 2:03:08 - end)

Afterwards, we embark onto Hillbilly's "Ma and Pa's Basement" server for a good ol' fashioned round of E3s vs DH2s. Soon, the map switches, and we take Nieuports vs some very determined Albatros D.IIs. Not a banner night for me; by the end of the night, the Germans had a separate scrap yard dedicated solely to the wrecks of my machines. :P Ah, well. Live and (re)learn! During the latter part of the stream, I got the opportunity to share comms with none other than the US103rd's own Larner and Talbot! Always a pleasure talking with you guys! :D

 

Until next time!  


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 01:57 PM

Since Thanksgiving Day is this Thursday for all our American pilots, I realize some (myself included) won’t be able to make it tomorrow evening. For those who are still interested, however, tomorrow's fly in will be held on Wargrounds. ;)

Because I can’t make it Thursday, I’m going to try and hit this very promising mission by Cuban on Sunday!
https://riseofflight...-recons-112518/
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Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:35 AM

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

Salute gentlemen! Just a reminder that this Thursday’s action will take place on Cuban’s server! All are welcome to come! :D

If you like livestreams, then my livestream will be live at about 8:30pm CST here:
https://m.twitch.tv/jg1_hotlead

and my esteemed Allied opponent US103_Baer will also be live around the same time here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulLMF

Should be epic! :D
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:49 PM

I had a great time last night Gents. Thanks to Hotlead for reaching out and bringing me back in. I hope to keep on for a little while at least until #2 is born in January. 

 

From a tactical perspective, we suffered last night by splitting our second flight on the Foucacourt map between PDIII's and my single PD12. We could see the two seaters being shadowed by scouts at about 3.5-4, but I was the only one who could get up that high, and by that time everyone took their toys and went home. I patrolled for a while, deep in Entente lines too, but didn't see anything. Then Larner, I think, caught me at the worst possible moment of the entire evening when I was trying to enter a fight at Warfusee. Peeled my wings right off fair and square. That was a crushing disappointment but I think it will go smoother next time.

 

As always thanks for 103rd for participating and being such good sports.

 

Also, Talbot - you know.

SALUTE

 

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#157 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:43 AM

You're welcome Jocassee! It was great to share the skies with you again! :)

 

Last night was a slog. The US103rd was highly successful on all fronts (15 kills for no losses) and we got hammered pretty good. In hindsight, I can see I have quite a lot to work on myself. My flight leading was decent but ineffectual, and my dogfighting was pretty sloppy. I put myself in bad tactical situations, especially near the end of the stream and paid for it by getting killed by Baer later that night. :(

 

However, my thanks go out to the US103rd. They are forcing us to get smart and rethink our tactics. For a long time, we ruled the skies without a dedicated Allied squad to oppose us. Well, now one is here, and we will have to up our game. I'll post some thoughts later when I have time, but for now, here is last night's livestream: 

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/342496947

 

Also, here is Baer's stream from the Entente side of things:

 

Anyway, it was a pleasure flying with you all, and I look forward to next week!  B)


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:39 PM

Salute all!

 

A little late posting last Thursday's stream, but here it is at last! (Better late than never, eh? :P Also, I'll post up combat breakdowns in the private section of the forum later this evening.)

 

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/345670868

 

And here is US103_Baer's stream:

 

Had some absolutely AWESOME action on Cuban's server tonight! US103rd SPAD formations combined with 4 ship Dolphin formations, plus a couple high altitude two seaters made for the most intense action I've seen since my return to ROF! Afterwards, had a very nice chat with Larner & Hunter, and after that, had some DH.2 vs E.III action on the Ma and Pa's Basement server.

 

Big thanks to everyone who came out tonight! Looking forward to next Thursday night! :D


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:21 PM

Just a reminder, gentlemen. We will be flying this Thursday evening at 8pm Central US time on Wargrounds. Hope to see you there! icon_e_salute.gif

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