Mission 10 (Dog Fight)
My first mission this week was the "Dog Fight" mission, and to win it, all i had to be was the last man flying!!! To be honist, I was not looking forward to it knowing my mates Hurricane Ace had made it back to his flying squadron, ready to fly this mission. The fact he is an Ace and is in a really deadly aircraft at close range, did'nt fill me with much hope of winning the mission.
Sorry about the crappy photo, but i think i was to busy celebrating the fact my mate had intentionaly left out his Ace from the starting line up!! Apparentaly, he was a bit concerned all of my fighters would target his Ace again, and he might not be so lucky this time. So he has pretty much sidelined him until he has a second to accomapany him. The odds have evened up again!! There is another method to my mates madness though, he has a few guys that are sitting on 2-3 kills each, so the more flying they do, the more likely there are going to be come Aces.
My usual starting aircraft. With only one pilot out of the three having a single kill under his belt, i was desprate to get some more. I opted for the seperated line up, to try and make my mate seperate his flight, and with a bit of luck, i might be able to put some "Concentrated fire" on to single targets and rack up some early kills.
After a couple of go's, the fighters are getting closer and it looks like we are both going for the "Concentration of fire" method.
The first shots are about to be exchanged......
Another crappy photo I'm affraid, but i was busy celebrating the first kill of the game!! My middle guys on fire, but hopefully he can pull through and stay flying.
After a couple of more turns, I'm still on fire and my mate has been well and truely scattered. Its just one of those lucky games where i've managed to spend more time getting shots on to my mate, than he has on me...... and his tokens are mounting!!
After shooting down his second Spitfire, and only getting smoke damage in return, i was feeling quite lucky. The German and Genreic Token 109s have just Split-s'ed, and the British token 109 is still trying to take out the final Spit before the fire gets rid of all the planes hit points. The next turn was the game decider. The Spit Split-s'ed and fired at the tailing 109. I the firefight, both planes went down, but i was not to worried as each of my pilots had gotten a kill each in this game. The real problem was when i moved both the German and Genreic Token 109s from there Split-s into turns, and not doing a long stright insted. So both planes crashed due to illegal moves.
The game only lasted about 15 mins, and in one turn, 4 planes went down and i went from having a decisice victory, to having to conded and draw. Oh well, i've got no one to blame for that buy my self. My pilot that went down in flames, got out of the doomed plane unscaved and even managed bo get back to the squadron in time for the next mission. But my two other pilots were both captured by the enemy and marched off to a POW camp. As for my mate, all of his pilots got back to there squadron in time for there next mission. Bloody Tipical!!!!