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Rain Man
04-10-2004, 09:44 PM
Let's see who makes it to a dirty dozen.

Rain Man
04-10-2004, 09:47 PM
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B-17 #3 – Dreamsicle

Pilot Logical (11)
Copilot memyselfi (11)
Bombardier Hoover (11)
Navigator The Bad Guy (11)
Engineer BigChiefDave (11)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (11)
Tail Gunner Warrior5 (11)
Ball Turret Gunner cntrygal (11)
Right Waist Gunner JennyGump (10)
Left Waist Gunner EBOLA (4)

Target: Lorient, a U-boat base in western France. Lorient has a large flak contingent.
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 6 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Me110s attack

Hoover fires, damages Me110
The Bad Guy fires, hits Me110
Cntrygal fires, misses
Warrior5 fires, hits Me110

2 Me110s miss

Despite a hit from Warrior5, an Me110 barrels up at 6 o’clock low, and barrages Dreamsicle with 8 hits!
-superficial damage to tail
-tail – warrior5 takes a serious and nasty hit to the jaw
-waist – ball turret gun is knocked out of commission (cntrygal is unhurt with a few bullet creases in her flight jacket)
-radio room – control cables are damaged but operable
-superficial damage to bomb bay doors
-superficial damage to port aileron
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-superficial damage to nose

Me circles, attacks again

BigChiefDave fires, hits Me110
JennyGump fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

3 Fw190s are driven off by other B-17s

cntrygal, with some help from ebola and jennygump, drags an unconscious warrior5 from the tail to the ball turret. She hooks up his oxygen and heat and lowers him into the ball turret, then moves back and takes over the tail gun spot.

Zone 4 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 5: France (out of fighter range)

No enemy

Zone 6: France (Entering Target Zone)

No enemy.

Oddly, there are no enemy fighters coming up to greet the bombing run. In an unusual turn of events, the Germans somehow didn’t communicate to each other that Allied bombers were inbound.

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Boy, this just isn’t Hoover’s strength – 5% score

Zone 6: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me109 is driven off by other B-17s

1 Me110 attacks

The Me is climbing vertically, and with the ball turret out of commission, none of the ship’s guns can fire at it. Fortunately, other B-17s are firing, so the Me doesn’t see this weakness.

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 5: France

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Western Channel (back in fighter range)

1 Me109, 1 Me110 driven off by fighters

1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Unfortunately, warrior5 is headed home for years of dental work and reconstructive surgery.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Logical (11)
Copilot memyselfi (11)
Bombardier Hoover (11)
Navigator The Bad Guy (11)
Engineer BigChiefDave (11)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (11)
Tail Gunner cntrygal (11), promoted
Ball Turret Gunner JennyGump (10), promoted
Right Waist Gunner EBOLA (4), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

They got a little bonus with the surprise attack there.

Bowser
04-10-2004, 10:07 PM
I hope Warrior5 likes mashed potatoes and pudding!

Rain Man
04-10-2004, 10:23 PM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot Lattimer (11)
Copilot go bo (11)
Bombardier KCJohnny (11)
Navigator Redcoats58 (11)
Engineer voyager (11)
Radio Op. munkey (11)
Tail Gunner TheFly (11)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (11)
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (10)
Left Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell (2)

Target: La Rochelle, a very distant U-boat base in southwest France. Better fuel up! La Rochelle has beefed-up flak defenses.
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy
TheFly radios up from the tail that he has something to tell the crew, but then changes his mind.

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Fw190s attack

KCJohnny fires, damages Fw190
Cdcox fires, damages Fw190
TheFly fires, hits the same Fw190 that cdcox just hit

2 Fws miss, break off attack and limp away

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: France (out of fighter range)

1 Me110 is driven off by other B-17s

Zone 6 Out: France

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: France

1 Fw190 is driven off by other B-17s

Zone 8 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me110s attack

KCJohnny fires, misses
Voyager fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, damages Me110
TheFly fires, misses
Cdcox fires, hits Me110

2 Mes miss, break off attack

1 Me, obviously flown by a veteran, hammers in from 6 o’clock low and pounds Red, White, & Blew By You with 11 hits!
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to tail
-waist – kcfanintitanhell takes a serious wound to the back of the neck. He drops like a rock.
-waist – headsnap fares a little better, taking only a light wound to the right hip.
-waist – never mind. Headsnap takes a serious wound to the middle of the chest. He lingers for a few minutes, but dies from blood loss.
-superficial damage to radio room
-bomb bay – PING! A bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode.
-port wing root is slightly damaged
-#4 engine takes a big hit and seizes up. The B-17 is running on three engines for the rest of the mission.
-pilot compartment – lattimer and gobo lose their oxygen system and switch quickly to backup
-superficial damage to nose

Me circles, attacks again

KCJohnny fires, misses
Voyager fires, misses
TheFly fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 3 hits
-nose – redcoats58 takes light wounds to the back of the head and the jaw. He temporarily blacks out.
-nose – KCJohnny takes a grazing light wound to the neck from the same flak burst
-nose – redcoats58 takes one more as he drops to the deck, a light wound to the left hip.
Bomb run off target due to flak hit and bombardier injury – 0% score

Zone 8: France (Leaving Target Zone)

Despite running on three engines, the B-17 is keeping up fine. It’s just further back and slightly lower in the formation.

1 Me109 attacks

KCJohnny fires, misses
TheFly fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109 attacks

KCJohnny fires, misses
Voyager fires, misses
TheFly fires, misses
Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 7: France

No enemy

In a bit of bad luck, kcfanintitanhell lost his oxygen when he was injured. He quietly succumbs to oxygen loss while unconscious.

Zone 6: France

No enemy

Zone 5: France

No enemy

Redcoats58 is conscious again and groggily takes his position.

Zone 4: France (back in fighter range)

2 Me110s attack

KCJohnny fires, kills Me110
Voyager fires, hits Me110
Cdcox fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to bomb bay doors

Me circles, attacks again

KCJohnny fires, misses
TheFly fires, hits Me110
Voyager fires, misses

Zone 3: Western Channel

1 Me109 attacks

KCJohnny fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, damages Me109
TheFly fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lattimer (11)
Copilot go bo (11)
Bombardier KCJohnny (11)
Navigator Redcoats58 (11)
Engineer voyager (11)
Radio Op. munkey (11)
Tail Gunner TheFly (11)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (11)
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

It wasn’t a bad mission except for twenty minutes of hell in the target zone. Redcoats58 will have to sit out the traditional trip to the pub afterward, too.

(Game note: bummer for kcfanintitanhell. He had a lucky rabbit’s foot that let him reroll the dice when he took his serious injury. The reroll was a KIA.)

SNR
04-10-2004, 11:12 PM
And now the missions start to get fun

Rain Man
04-11-2004, 12:14 AM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (11)
Copilot SNR (11)
Bombardier philfree (11)
Navigator Talisman (11)
Engineer AJKCFAN (11)
Radio Op. Radar Chief (11)
Tail Gunner hawaiianboy (11)
Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (11)
Right Waist Gunner tk13 (2)
Left Waist Gunner Mile High Mania

Target: La Rochelle’s distant U-boats
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

2 Me110s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, kills Me110

Me misses, breaks off attack

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Ajkcfan fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4 Out: France

5 Fw190s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, hits Fw190
Radarchief fires, kills Fw190
Milehighmania fires, hits Fw190

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing – aileron destroyed

2 Fws circle, attack again

Ajkcfan fires, hits Fw190
Talisman fires, misses
Tk13 fires, hits Fw190
philfree fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

It is becoming obvious to the crew and the rest of the bombing flight that this mission has been compromised. Fighters are waiting for them at every opportunity, and additional German fighters have come up to pull away the fighter cover. Someone knew about this mission.

2 Fw190s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Zone 5: France (out of fighter range)

1 Me109 attacks

Ajkcfan fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

philfree fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack

philfree fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, hits Me109
Ajkcfan fires, misses
Me110 misses, breaks off attack

Me109 sweeps in and plants 8 hits into El Duderino!
-superficial damage to nose
-pilot compartment – SNR takes a serious wound as a shell goes through an artery in his left thigh and then shatters his right knee. He loses consciousness from blood loss as he works to tie a tourniquet around his leg.
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-radio room – the radio is knocked out of commission
-waist – tk13 is seriously wounded by a shot to the stomach
-waist – mile high mania is killed instantly by two shots that remove the left side of his chest
-tail – Hawaiianboy’s oxygen system is knocked out, and he switches to his backup system

Me circles, attacks again

Ajkcfan fires, kills Me109

Zone 6: France

5 Fw190s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radarchief fires, hits Fw190
Ajkcfan fires, hits Fw190
Hawaiianboy fires, kills Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to nose

Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – Enddelt loses his oxygen and switches to his backup system.

Fw scores 5 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-pilot compartment – the control cables are damaged but still operable
-port wing - #1 engine is hit and dies. Unfortunately, the propeller is windmilling, and Enddelt can’t feather it.
-port wing - #1 engine’s oil tank is hit. Oil begins streaming out of the engine.
-waist – control cables to the rudder are severed. There will be no more controlled yawing on this trip.

Enddelt is having trouble up front. The #1 engine won’t feather, which means that the plane yaws left at high speed. Enddelt has to slow down to a very low speed to maintain control, and the busted rudder isn’t helping. Combined with the loss of the #1 engine and both waist gunners, El Duderino is going to be a sitting duck at the target.

“We’re aborting,” Enddelt decides, and is about to announce it over the intercom as the 3 Fw190s circle around for another attack.

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, kills Fw190
Radarchief fires, kills Fw190
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – BZZBZZBZZBZZTTTTTT – All of the gauges in the cockpit drop to zero. The cockpit’s electrical system has been knocked out. Enddelt hears philfree say, “Hey, my elec-“ and then remembers the hiss of the damaged oxygen system. Ripping off his seat belt, he’s a step too slow as an electrical spark ignites the leaking oxygen. The cockpit explodes into flames, engulfing an unconscious SNR. Flames momentarily engulf Enddelt, and AJKCfan leaps forward with an extinguisher to put them out as the plane begins a slow, unmanned bank right.

A stunned and injured Enddelt stumbles toward the back of the plane as chaos erupts. Ed Duderino slowly turns onto its back and points nose first toward the ground. AJKCfan is the only one who knows the situation and yells, “Bail Out! Bail Out!” as the other crew members simply yell in surprise. It’s every man for himself at this point.

Rookie Left Waist Gunner Mile High Mania was already KIA aboard the plane, and is buried with it.

Copilot SNR (11), well, we won’t talk about it. It was ugly. Burning cockpit, unconscious with a serious wound, diving plane.

Right Waist Gunner Tk13 (2) was seriously wounded already, and despite his best efforts, can’t make it to the escape hatch. He rides the plane down and dies in the crash.

Pilot ENDelt260 (11) was grabbed by Radio Op Radar Chief and hauled to an escape hatch. The two jump out together, and Radar Chief pulls Enddelt’s rip cord for him before kicking away to open his own. Enddelt, painfully burned, floats to the ground where he’s mercifully met quickly by German troops. He spends the rest of the war convalescing in a German POW camp.

Engineer AJKCfan hoped to run through the plane to give the bailout order, but ended up being thrown down into the nose when the plane nosed down. He gives the order to philfree and Talisman, who had both already figured it out, and the three bail out together. AJKCfan hits the ground in the middle of a vineyard, and huddles amongst the vines for an hour as German troops sweep the area. With no chance of escape, he can do nothing but wait as they draw near, and then surrenders.

Tail Gunner hawaiianboy (11) heard philfree’s initial message about losing electricity, then ended up facing straight up with smoke billowing into his pod. Putting two and two together, he sends a bailout message over the now-dead intercom and clambers out his escape hatch. Floating to the ground, he ends up in an open field. He hides in a small barn for most of the next day, then makes a break for it, having no idea where he is. He is captured without incident, dirty and hungry, walking down a dirt road seven days later, heading north toward the coast.

Bombardier philfree (11) gets the unenviable task of bailing out underneath a burning, diving plane. After a near miss evading the port wing, he floats to the ground near a small village. Debating his options, he heads to a house and knocks on the door. The family hustles him in, and soon a platoon of villagers descends. He is hustled to a different home in the village, but after a door to door search, the Germans find him hiding in a root cellar almost exactly 24 hours after the crash. He surrenders.

Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (11) has been here before, having been thrown out of an exploding plane over the Netherlands in Mission 9 and making his way back. The ball turret is a different game, though, since there’s no parachute there. With no electrical system, he hand cranks his turret into position as the plane accelerates into a vertical dive, and opens up the hatch into the plane. Smoke is filling the fuselage, and his parachute is nowhere to be found. However, there’s a body dangling from its tether at the left waist gun position. PennyWise makes his way to milehighmania and quickly decides that he won’t be needing his chute any more. After a painstaking and interminable struggle to remove the chute, he puts it on himself and dumps out of the plane at a scant 3,000 foot altitude. Floating to the ground, he watches El Duderino nail a home in a small village in a massive explosion. Pennywise makes a smooth landing, throws away his chute, and starts to find the nearest home in the village. However, he notes that the streets are crawling with Germans and instead ducks back into the woods. No help there. He walks the other direction…and walks...and walks. The next day he locates a road, and follows the road for another day. Finally locating a farmhouse, he knocks on the door, but the farmer, his eyes wide, shakes his head and slams it. Now paranoid, Pennywise decides to just head north. Nine days after the crash, he is surrounded by German soldiers as he steals apples from an orchard on his way to the coast. He surrenders.

Navigator Talisman (11) and Radio Op. Radar Chief (11) hit the ground near each other and take off running together. They locate the same village nearby, and an elderly woman runs out and motions them into her home. Once inside, she pries a board loose from the floor and frantically motions them to it. For the next several hours, they hide in the spiderweb-infested crawl space as jackbooted German footsteps come in and out of the house, cringing at the yelling they can’t understand. The next day, some bread, cheese, and wine is hurriedly passed down to them. That evening, a trio of men and a woman pull them out, and they take a quick bath and change into civilian clothes. In halting English, one of the men explains the plan. He will accompany them by train to Paris, where they will then transfer and take another train to the coast. Since the train is full of German soldiers, the Frenchman will portray their caretaker and they will portray two mentally challenged mutes named Renfrew and Jacques. After another day of delay buying train tickets, the trio sets out, the two Americans convincingly playing their roles. Despite sharing a train car with three German officers and half a dozen enlisted men, they make the six hour ride to Paris without incident, and then successfully transfer to the coastal train. At Normandy, they disembark, hide out in another safe house, and the following night, they wade out in the moonless dark to a small dinghy dispatched by a British spy vessel. The next night, they’re raising a toast to their fallen crew in the British town of Rye.

No bombing run.

Aftereffects

Since two crew members will report for duty, El Duderino will fly again.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot XXX
Bombardier Talisman (11), promoted
Navigator XXX
Engineer Radar Chief (11), promoted
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner XXX
Ball Turret Gunner XXX
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Cripes. They’d been attacked by 19 planes, and still weren’t even close to the target. That flight was doomed.

Rain Man
04-11-2004, 12:15 AM
And now the missions start to get fun


Or not.

Sucked to be you on that one.

Talisman
04-11-2004, 12:31 AM
:eek: Wow. Can't believe I made it out of that one. Now that I'm promoted to Bombardier, at least my wife will stop bragging about having a higher rank.

But then again, I always liked her on top.

Rain Man
04-11-2004, 12:41 AM
Yeah, I got a chuckle out of the fact that the Replacement Crew HR officer managed to make it out. If we get any complaints of favoritism, I may have to drown you in a tragic "slip in the bathtub" accident, but at least you made it out of France fair and square.

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04-11-2004, 01:08 AM
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B-17 #7 – Flyin’ Doublewide

Pilot htismaqe (11)
Copilot Bwana (11)
Bombardier jAZ (11)
Navigator 58Forever (11)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (11)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (11)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (11)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (11)
Right Waist Gunner tweak6 (4)
Left Waist Gunner joesomebody (4)

Target: the large railyard at Hamm, in central Germany.
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 7 Zones

The mission will fly through the Netherlands as far as possible to avoid German airspace.

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: Netherlands – out of fighter range

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: Netherlands

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me109s attack

58forever fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, misses
tweak6 fires, hits Me109
kcdan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to waist

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port wing

2 Mes circle, attack again

58forever fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, misses
jAZ fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

1 Fw attacks

sdchiefsfan fires, misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-waist – Extremechief takes a light wound to the right thigh as a bullet penetrates through the entire plane from the top
-pilot compartment – control cables take a hit, but are still functional

Fw circles, attacks again

kcdan fires, hits Fw190
fbal4lif32 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 4 hits
-starboard wing – outboard fuel tank is hit, but self-seals without leakage, fire, or explosion
-radio room – radio is out of commission
-starboard wing – outboard fuel tank is hit, but self-seals without leakage, fire, or explosion
-starboard wing root takes minor damage

Despite the flak hits, jAZ does a serviceable job – 20% score

Zone 7: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 6: Netherlands

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack

58forever fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, misses
kcdan fires, misses
extremechief fires, hits Me109

2 Mes, 1 Fw miss, break off attack

Zone 5: Netherlands

No enemy

KC Dan is minding his own business back in the tail, when suddenly a huge noise startles him. The plane tilts giddily, but straightens up as htismaqe and bwana fight to right it. “What the heck happened?” htismaqe calls out over the intercom. “Did we lose an engine?” calls up ball turret gunner Extremechief. “There’s an engine falling away from us.”

KC Dan looks to his right. The outboard port section of the horizontal tail has been sheared off. “I think a falling engine hit us,” he reports, and describes the damage. It’s not fatal, so Flyin’ Doublewide continues on its way, the crew shaking their heads at the near miss.

Zone 4: North Sea – back in fighter range

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

jAZ fires, misses
58forever fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-nose – jAZ is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He takes a bullet to the right thigh, another to the left upper arm, and a third one that deftly removes most of his nose. He goes down in a heap with these serious wounds.

Me circles, attacks again

58forever fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

jAZ is sent home to heal and get fitted for a newfangled plastic nose.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot htismaqe (11)
Copilot Bwana (11)
Bombardier 58Forever (11), promoted
Navigator fbal4lif32 (11) , promoted
Engineer SDChiefsfan (11) , promoted
Radio Op. KC Dan (11) , promoted
Tail Gunner ExtremeChief (11) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner tweak6 (4) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner joesomebody (4) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Flyin’ Doublewide brings the war home to Germany, at the cost of their bombardier.

Rain Man
04-11-2004, 01:43 AM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

Pilot JOhn (5)
Copilot KC Jones (11)
Bombardier Taliswoman (6)
Navigator Dartgod (5)
Engineer Mohillbilly (5)
Radio Op. roger (5)
Tail Gunner Bug (5)
Ball Turret Gunner 4th and Long (5)
Right Waist Gunner Dave Lane (4)
Left Waist Gunner bowser

Target: Kiel, a distant U-boat base in northern Germany. It’s a long haul, but fortunately much of that route is over the North Sea. It’s got extra flak defenses
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Fw190 attacks

Roger fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

4 Fw190s attack

Mohillbilly fires, damages Fw190
dartgod fires, damages Fw190
Dave Lane fires, misses
bug fires, misses
taliswoman fires, misses

4 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 8 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 attacks

Roger fires, misses
bug fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, misses

Me blows in at 6 o’clock high and strafes 6 hits up and down the B-17
-tail – tail gun is knocked out of commission
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to radio room
-starboard wing – inboard fuel tank is hit, but self-seals
-bomb bay – life rafts are destroyed
-superficial damage to starboard wing flap

Me circles, attacks again

dartgod fires, damages Me109
Dave Lane fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Bad Weather – the u-boat pens are socked in by fog
Heavy Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing flap is destroyed
-tail – tail gun pod is broken open as the tail gun is hit again. Bug is unhurt, but nervous.
-superficial damage to radio room
-tail – tail gun pod is destroyed. In the blink of an eye, Bug’s position disappears and he is dangling behind the plane by his tether. Unable to call for help, he whips around in the slipstream, hoping his harness will hold.

Taliswoman doesn’t stand a chance between the fog and the flak – 0% score

Bowser and Dave Lane abandon their positions and sprint back to the howling wind at the rear of the plane. Bracing themselves against the plane’s ribs, they haul Bug back into the plane foot by foot. Patting them on the back in thanks, he moves up with jelly legs to the heated radio room and gloms off of roger’s backup oxygen supply. Bowser and Dave Lane return to their positions, and radio gunner roger and ball turret gunner 4th and Long are extra watchful at the B-17’s 6 o’clock position.

Zone 8: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me110s are driven off by other B-17s.

Zone 7: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea

5 Me109s attack

Mohillbilly fires, hits Me109
dartgod fires, kills Me109
taliswoman fires, misses
4th and Long fires, misses
Dave Lane fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-#3 engine is hit in the oil tank. It begins to leak, but then self-seals.

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to radio room, and the two men crowded in there are dodging frantically

2 Mes circle, attack again

dartgod fires, damages Me109
Mohillbilly fires, kills Me109
Roger fires, misses
taliswoman fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4 Out: North Sea – back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3: North Sea

3 Fw190s attack

Roger fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, kills Fw190
dartgod fires, misses
taliswoman fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-tail – control cables are damaged, but functional
-radio room – Continuing his unlucky streak, Bug takes a light wound to the left thigh
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Fw circles, attacks again

Mohillbilly fires, misses
bowser fires, damages Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot JOhn (5)
Copilot KC Jones (11)
Bombardier Taliswoman (6)
Navigator Dartgod (5)
Engineer Mohillbilly (5)
Radio Op. roger (5)
Tail Gunner Bug (5)
Ball Turret Gunner 4th and Long (5)
Right Waist Gunner Dave Lane (4)
Left Waist Gunner bowser

Good thing Bug had that rabbit’s foot to re-roll the dice once. Otherwise, he’d be dead.

tk13
04-11-2004, 04:45 AM
I finally hit something, but then I died yet again... on to my 4th crew I believe... my motto should be "Well, no luck is still luck, even if it isn't luck."

Heaven forbid I get paired with morphius... we'd end up getting assigned to the Enola Gay then watch as the bomb hatch jammed and the atomic bomb blew up inside the plane...

SNR
04-11-2004, 07:32 AM
Why do I always gotta be the co-pilot with the mortal wound to the thigh who is rederred unconscious after massive bleeding, only to be engulfed in flames in the pilot compartment on a flight that all the German pilots knew about?

Bug
04-11-2004, 07:36 AM
I think i want back in the ball..............

Thanks to Bowser and Dartgood for hauling me back in, I think they were scared of the family recipe falling into german hands, but that is okay, the Germans will spend years trying to figure out what that long, smelly brown cloud that was behind the our B-17.
I have come to the conclusion that the enemy pilots are trying to kill me! I know, I know, it's a bit of a shock to me also, they must want the 'shine...umm first aid tonic recipe awful bad.

Amnorix
04-11-2004, 08:36 PM
Heaven forbid I get paired with morphius... we'd end up getting assigned to the Enola Gay then watch as the bomb hatch jammed and the atomic bomb blew up inside the plane...

ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

Bowser
04-11-2004, 08:59 PM
My God! I made it through a mission! And I actually HIT a German fighter! With more than just harsh language!

Hey Bug, the pints at the pub are on you! :thumb:

Cntrygal
04-12-2004, 05:12 AM
Speedy recovery to my partner Warrior5!

I'm not so sure about this promotion though. :eek:

Dartgod
04-12-2004, 09:42 AM
dartgod fires, damages Fw190
dartgod fires, damages Me109
dartgod fires, kills Me109
dartgod fires, damages Me109
Who is this "Dartgod" who shoots and hits enemy planes? :hmmm:

dartgod fires, misses
Ahhhh, that's more like it.

Dartgod
04-12-2004, 09:57 AM
Thanks to Bowser and Dartgood for hauling me back in,
It wasn't me, it was Bowser and Dave Lane. I'd have left you out there.





Oooops, did I say that out loud? STFU

Mile High Mania
04-12-2004, 09:50 PM
Well, son of a bitch...

I get split apart back in my co-pilot days, then come back as a friggin gunner and I lose half my chest in a mission that was 'leaked'.

They killed Mile High Mania (again) ... YOU BASTARDS!


...feeling so much like Kenny at this point...

alanm
04-12-2004, 11:46 PM
Hey Kevin, Not that I'm in any hurry to die or anything. But I was wondering if you were going to get the rest of the missions in this week? Or can we head into town and get drunk, pillage and get into bar fights with the Navy guys when they call us "Fly Boys"? :thumb:

4th and Long
04-13-2004, 05:29 AM
4th and Long fires, misses
Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh ... all is right in my world again. :)

Dave Lane
04-13-2004, 10:21 PM
I think i want back in the ball..............

Thanks to Bowser and Dartgood for hauling me back in, I think they were scared of the family recipe falling into german hands, but that is okay, the Germans will spend years trying to figure out what that long, smelly brown cloud that was behind the our B-17.
I have come to the conclusion that the enemy pilots are trying to kill me! I know, I know, it's a bit of a shock to me also, they must want the 'shine...umm first aid tonic recipe awful bad.


Hey its Dave Lane!! Who's your buddy!

Dave

Rain Man
04-13-2004, 10:34 PM
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B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane III – Bomba with a Vengeance

Pilot ndbbm (6)
Copilot JimNasium (3)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (6)
Navigator Saggysack (3)
Engineer Simplex3 (11)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (11)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (11)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (11)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (3)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (3)

Target: The U-Boat pens at Vegesack, complete with beefed-up flak.
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 7 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Simplex3 fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

2 Fw190s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

1 Me109 attacks

Mikey23545 fires, kills Me109

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven off by other B-17s

Entering Bomb Zone
Poor weather – rain and low cloud cover
Medium Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-nose – saggysack takes a light wound to the mid-chest
-waist – dakcman ap takes a light wound to the left calf
-starboard wing root damaged
-superficial damage to tail

Bomb run off target due to flak and weather – 0% score

Zone 7: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Me110s driven off by other B-17s

1 Fw190 attacks

Mikey23545 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6: North Sea

4 Me109s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses
Dakcman ap fires, kills Me109
Chiefjustice fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 5 hits
-nose – navigation equipment destroyed
-radio room – mikey23545 takes light wounds to the right shoulder and stomach.
-port wing root damaged
-port wing outboard tank hit – self-seals with no fire, leakage, or explosion
-port wing root badly damaged

Me circles, attacks again

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, kills Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 5: North Sea

2 Fw190s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, damages Fw190
Simplex3 fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

2 Fw190s attack

Simplex3 fires, misses
Dakcman ap fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to nose

Fw circles, attacks again

Simplex3 fires, misses
Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4: North Sea – back in fighter range

1 Me109 attacks

Saggysack fires, damages Me109
Simplex3 fires, hits the same Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3: North Sea

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

Chiefjustice fires, kills Me109
Simplex3 fires, damages Me109
Mikey23545 fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-nose – saggysack sustains a light wound to the left thigh
-port wing – the #2 engine sputters and dies. Throw Bomba will have to finish the mission on three engines.
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Bunnytrdr fires, misses
Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Simplex3 fires, kills Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Chiefjustice fires, misses

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (6)
Copilot JimNasium (3)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (6)
Navigator Saggysack (3)
Engineer Simplex3 (11)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (11)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (11)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (11)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (3)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (3)

Other than the bombing and a few wounds, this was a good mission.

Rain Man
04-13-2004, 11:48 PM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Pilot Clint in Wichita (11)
Copilot Loki (6)
Bombardier chief52 (11)
Navigator old_geezer (11)
Engineer chiefsfan58 (11)
Radio Op. Patteeu (11)
Tail Gunner FloridaChief (6)
Ball Turret Gunner JazzzLovr (3)
Right Waist Gunner KS Smitty (3)
Left Waist Gunner Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan

Target: The U-boats at Willhelmshaven, in northern Germany
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)
Distance: 7 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

1 Me109 attacks

Old_geezer fires, misses
Chiefsfan58 fires, misses

Zone 7: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack

Chief52 fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses
Floridachief fires, hits Fw190
Chiefsfan58 fires, hits Fw190

Fw scores 1 hit
-port wing – landing gear brake is out

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-tail – starboard elevator is destroyed
-bomb bay – PING! A bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode.

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-nose – chief52 is killed instantly by fatal shots to the right chest, face, and stomach.

3 Fws circle, attack again

Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Floridachief fires, misses
Jazzzlovr fires, misses
KS Smitty fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port wing

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port aileron

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing flap
-superficial damage to radio room

3 Fws circle, attack again

Floridachief fires, hits Fw190
Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Bad Weather – Low cloud cover
Light Flak - misses
Bomb run off target due to weather – 0% score

Zone 7: Germany (leaving target zone)

4 Me109s attack

Old_geezer fires, misses
Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Floridachief fires, misses
Jazzzlovr fires, misses
Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to nose

Me scores 3 hits
-radio room – radio knocked out of commission
-tail – rudder is damaged
-superficial damage to waist

2 Mes circle, attack again

Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Floridachief fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to #3 engine
-superficial damage to starboard wing

2 Mes, circle, attack again

Chiefsfan58 fires, kills Me109
Jazzzlovr fires, misses
Old_Geezer fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit – port wing root damaged

Me breaks off attack

2 Fw190s attack

Old_geezer fires, kills Fw190
Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Floridachief fires, kills Fw190
Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan fires, misses

Zone 6: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5: North Sea

Clint in Wichita joins other B-17s in tightening the formation, which prevents an attack by 1 Me109

Zone 4 Out: North Sea – back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Floridachief fires, damages Fw190
KS Smitty fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-#1 engine is hit and fails. Lucy Quipment is running on three engines now.
-superficial damage to radio room

Me circles, attacks again

Old_Geezer fires, misses
Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Jazzzlovr fires, kills Me110

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Clint makes a good landing despite the lack of a left brake, starboard elevator, and #1 engine.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Clint in Wichita (11)
Copilot Loki (6)
Bombardier old_geezer (11) , promoted
Navigator chiefsfan58 (11) , promoted
Engineer Patteeu (11) , promoted
Radio Op. FloridaChief (6) , promoted
Tail Gunner JazzzLovr (3) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner KS Smitty (3) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan, promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

The weather is a bit of a problem here.

Loki
04-14-2004, 02:49 AM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Target: The U-boats at Willhelmshaven, in northern Germany
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)
Distance: 7 zones




Floridachief fires, hits Fw190
Chiefsfan58 fires, hits Fw190
Floridachief fires, hits Fw190
Chiefsfan58 fires, kills Me109
Old_geezer fires, kills Fw190
Floridachief fires, kills Fw190
Floridachief fires, damages Fw190
Jazzzlovr fires, kills Me110


nice shootin. 3 hits, 1 damage and 4 kills.



bomb bay – PING! A bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode.


:eek:


-nose – chief52 is killed instantly by fatal shots to the right chest, face, and stomach.

RIP chief52...
i was sitting in that seat last mission... and here i was thinking a move to the co-pilot seat would be my death. how ironic.


Bad Weather – Low cloud cover
Bomb run off target due to weather – 0% score

i don't think the weather affected the drop as much as the dead bombardier did... :doh!:

ndbbm
04-14-2004, 08:16 AM
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B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane III – Bomba with a Vengeance

Pilot ndbbm (6)
Copilot JimNasium (3)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (6)
Navigator Saggysack (3)
Engineer Simplex3 (11)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (11)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (11)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (11)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (3)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (3)

Target: The U-Boat pens at Vegesack, complete with beefed-up flak.
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 7 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Simplex3 fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

2 Fw190s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

1 Me109 attacks

Mikey23545 fires, kills Me109

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven off by other B-17s

Entering Bomb Zone
Poor weather – rain and low cloud cover
Medium Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-nose – saggysack takes a light wound to the mid-chest
-waist – dakcman ap takes a light wound to the left calf
-starboard wing root damaged
-superficial damage to tail

Bomb run off target due to flak and weather – 0% score

Zone 7: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Me110s driven off by other B-17s

1 Fw190 attacks

Mikey23545 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6: North Sea

4 Me109s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses
Dakcman ap fires, kills Me109
Chiefjustice fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 5 hits
-nose – navigation equipment destroyed
-radio room – mikey23545 takes light wounds to the right shoulder and stomach.
-port wing root damaged
-port wing outboard tank hit – self-seals with no fire, leakage, or explosion
-port wing root badly damaged

Me circles, attacks again

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, kills Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 5: North Sea

2 Fw190s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, damages Fw190
Simplex3 fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

2 Fw190s attack

Simplex3 fires, misses
Dakcman ap fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to nose

Fw circles, attacks again

Simplex3 fires, misses
Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4: North Sea – back in fighter range

1 Me109 attacks

Saggysack fires, damages Me109
Simplex3 fires, hits the same Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3: North Sea

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

Chiefjustice fires, kills Me109
Simplex3 fires, damages Me109
Mikey23545 fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-nose – saggysack sustains a light wound to the left thigh
-port wing – the #2 engine sputters and dies. Throw Bomba will have to finish the mission on three engines.
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Bunnytrdr fires, misses
Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Simplex3 fires, kills Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Chiefjustice fires, misses

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (6)
Copilot JimNasium (3)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (6)
Navigator Saggysack (3)
Engineer Simplex3 (11)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (11)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (11)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (11)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (3)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (3)

Other than the bombing and a few wounds, this was a good mission.Nice shootin!!!!!!!!!!! Rest up quick lads, we're headin out again soon.

Rain Man
04-14-2004, 08:52 AM
i don't think the weather affected the drop as much as the dead bombardier did... :doh!:


That's a very good observation.

DaKCMan AP
04-14-2004, 03:14 PM
-waist – dakcman ap takes a light wound to the left calf


damnit...now I got a limp calf and in a previous mission I suffered a limp....well, you know. :grr:


Dakcman ap fires, kills Me109


Oh yeah! :thumb:

ChiefJustice
04-14-2004, 07:58 PM
Chiefjustice fires, kills Me109

Iowanian
04-15-2004, 08:47 AM
You can't kill me kevin. I'm superman.

alanm
04-16-2004, 01:47 AM
I was kinda hoping to see if the Sack Time was going to get off the ground before Saturday morning. Not that I'm in any hurry to die mind you:grovel::D But I'm heading out to Lincoln to catch the Red/White spring game(football) on Saturday afternoon. :thumb:

Rain Man
04-16-2004, 09:31 AM
I was kinda hoping to see if the Sack Time was going to get off the ground before Saturday morning. Not that I'm in any hurry to die mind you:grovel::D But I'm heading out to Lincoln to catch the Red/White spring game(football) on Saturday afternoon. :thumb:

I'll do my best to get it posted tonight. Been a bit of a hectic week...again.

JOhn
04-16-2004, 09:52 PM
Why do I always gotta be the co-pilot with the mortal wound to the thigh who is rederred unconscious after massive bleeding, only to be engulfed in flames in the pilot compartment on a flight that all the German pilots knew about?
I didn't say anything to that hooker with the german accent. :rolleyes:

Rain Man
04-16-2004, 10:12 PM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (11)
Copilot alanm (11)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (11)
Navigator seclark (11)
Engineer KC2003 (11)
Radio Op. redhed (11)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (7)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis (1)
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (2)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian (1)

Target: Amiens (drew a short one here)
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven away by fighters

Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-waist – Zebedee DuBois loses his heating unit.

Me circles, attacks again

Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-nose – navigation equipment is destroyed

Me circles, attacks again

Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Gh4chiefs does it by the book – 30% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack

Seclark fires, misses
Zebedee Dubois fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, kills Me109
Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses

Fw, 2 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

Special Ed drops out of formation so that Zebedee won’t get frostbite. This is somewhat problematic since the plane doesn’t have navigation equipment. To make it worse, a weather front has come in, and visibility is dropping fast. Seclark is working furiously to keep track of the plane’s position and use dead reckoning to get back to base.

3 Me109s attack – 1 is driven away by fighters

Hydrae fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

2 Mes, miss, break off attack

Zone 1: England

Bad weather – rain and clouds
Seclark has tried to keep track of the plane’s position, but without navigation equipment and visual sightings he’s relying only on radio contacts via redhed. With visibility near zero, the B-17 has no choice but to stay at altitude, flying north to attempt to get out of the storm front. The flight home drags on as the plane heads north, communicating with invisible radar stations to estimate its position. Two hours later, a runway near Edinborough reports moderate visibility, and Special Ed heads toward it. Dropping to only 500 feet, Sack Time finally finds an opening through the clouds, and buzzes Scotland until seclark can find the base. After that, it’s easy, and Special Ed slides the plane to a smooth stop. The crew relaxes for the night at a naval base before ferrying Sack Time back home two days later.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (11)
Copilot alanm (11)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (11)
Navigator seclark (11)
Engineer KC2003 (11)
Radio Op. redhed (11)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (7)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis (1)
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (2)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian (1)

You can’t kill this crew. They’re supermen.

Rain Man
04-17-2004, 01:49 AM
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B-17 #18 – Fooooo Fighters

Pilot NaptownChief (11)
Copilot Tommykat (11)
Bombardier PastorMikH (11)
Navigator B2chiefsfan (11)
Engineer Adam (11)
Radio Op. Amnorix (11)
Tail Gunner KC Kings (11)
Ball Turret Gunner el borracho (11)
Right Waist Gunner NewChief (11)
Left Waist Gunner mlyonsd

Target: the railyards at Hamm in north-central Germany
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 7 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

2 Fw190s attack

B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Adam fires, hits Fw190
Pastormikh fires, misses
Kckings fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 7 hits from 130 high
-nose – pastormikh takes a light wound to the left forearm
-pilot compartment – naptown chief and tommykat lose their oxygen, and switch to their backup systems
-pilot compartment – the propeller feathering system is knocked out. If an engine is hit, the plane will be moving pretty slowly.
-bomb bay – PING! Bombs are hit, but don’t explode
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to waist
-tail – rudder control cables are hit and damaged

Fw circles, attacks again

Adam fires, misses
Kckings fires, hits Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

2 Me109s attack

El borracho fires, misses
Kckings fires, misses
Newchief fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

3 Fw190s attack

Pastormikh fires, hits Fw190
Adam fires, damages Fw190
Kckings fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, misses
El borracho fires, misses

3 Fw190s miss, break off attack

Zone 5 Out: Netherlands – out of fighter range

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Pastormikh fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Adam fires, kills Me109
Kckings fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

It’s becoming apparent that this mission was compromised. German fighters are waiting everywhere for the mission to pass through.

Zone 6 Out: Netherlands

3 Fw190s attack

Adam fires, hits Fw190
Kckings fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Newchief fires, misses
El borracho fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 attacks

B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Adam fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
Despite his wound, pastormikh nails the target – 40% score

Zone 7 Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack

Adam fires, kills Fw190
Kckings fires, misses
El borracho fires, misses
Pastormikh fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, hits Fw190

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-nose – pastormikh takes a serious wound to the right hip. With the other wound to his arm, he bleeds out and dies.
-nose – b2chiefsfan takes a serious wound to the stomach

Fw circles, attacks again

Kckings fires, misses
Newchief fires, misses
Adam fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

With the two nose gunners out of commission, engineer Adam and ball turret gunner el borracho have to concentrate their weaponry toward the front of the aircraft.

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attacks

Kckings fires, kills Me109
El borracho fires, misses
Adam fires, misses
Newchief fires, misses
Mlyonsd fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109 attacks

Amnorix fires, misses
Newchief fires, kills Me109
Kckings fires, misses

Zone 6: Netherlands

2 Me109s attack

Adam fires, damages Me109
Kckings fires, misses
Newchief fires, kills Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 5: Netherlands

No enemy

Zone 4: North Sea – back in fighter range

3 Me109s attack

Kckings fires, damages Me109
El borracho fires, misses
Newchief fires, hits Me109
Mlyonsd fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port wing

Me circles, attacks again

Adam fires, damages Me109
Kckings fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Kckings reports that he’s getting low on ammo. Amnorix is placed on the ready to leave his position and transfer some from el borracho if necessary.

4 Fw190s attack

Adam fires, misses
Mlyonsd fires, hits Fw190
Newchief fires, misses
Kckings fires, hits Fw190
El borracho fires, hits Fw190

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Hit Fw scores 3 hits
-radio room – radio knocked out
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to tail

Newchief reports that he’s getting low on ammo. Mlyonsd quickly transfers some of his over.

Fw circles, attacks again

Adam fires, damages Fw190
Kckings fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Damaged Fw breaks off attack

Adam reports that he’s getting low on ammo. Amnorix is once again placed on the ready to leave his position and transfer some from el borracho if necessary.

Zone 3: North Sea

2 Me110s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 2: English Channel

3 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Kckings fires, kills Me110
Newchief fires, misses
Mlyonsd fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

B2chiefsfan goes to the hospital, then is sent back to the U.S. to treat his gut wound.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot NaptownChief (11)
Copilot Tommykat (11)
Bombardier XXX
Navigator Adam (11), promoted
Engineer Amnorix (11) , promoted
Radio Op. KC Kings (11) , promoted
Tail Gunner el borracho (11) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner NewChief (11) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner mlyonsd, promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

29 enemy planes encountered? That might be a record.

Hydrae
04-17-2004, 11:51 AM
Nice bombing Pastor! Too bad they got their revenge though. :deevee:

PastorMikH
04-17-2004, 07:58 PM
I can't EVEN believe you killed me! :shake:


Go figure, the only other one from our crew that even bothers to check on things is Amnorix. None of the others would have noticed if they died or not.:banghead:

Bowser
04-17-2004, 08:22 PM
I can't EVEN believe you killed me! :shake:


Go figure, the only other one from our crew that even bothers to check on things is Amnorix. None of the others would have noticed if they died or not.:banghead:

Ahh, don't sweat it. I've gotten perforated three times already. You get used to it. And it hurts less every time!! :thumb:

Amnorix
04-17-2004, 08:40 PM
It’s becoming apparent that this mission was compromised. German fighters are waiting everywhere for the mission to pass through.

Despite his wound, pastormikh nails the target – 40% score

-nose – pastormikh takes a serious wound to the right hip. With the other wound to his arm, he bleeds out and dies.

B2chiefsfan goes to the hospital, then is sent back to the U.S. to treat his gut wound.

29 enemy planes encountered? That might be a record.


I suppose the fact that the plane returned AT ALL after dealing with 29 planes is a sign that we're still a somewhat lucky flight, but we're starting to lose crew members left and right. :shake::shake:

Hell, the last flight that was "apparently compromised" went down in a big ball of flames. Not sure if that flight even made it to the target zone beforehand.

RIP Pastor. Your bombardier skills and in-flight sermons will be missed...

Rain Man
04-17-2004, 08:50 PM
I can't EVEN believe you killed me! :shake:




Um, the next time you talk to God, be sure to tell him that this is only a game, okay? Killing a pastor isn't something I want on my permanent record.

PastorMikH
04-17-2004, 09:01 PM
I suppose the fact that the plane returned AT ALL after dealing with 29 planes is a sign that we're still a somewhat lucky flight...


You know, my occupational situation hinders me in using the smiley that really fits what I think of this statement.


Actually, I didn't even bother reading on down to see what happened to the Plane. Once I saw I was dead, I put up a post, then got distracted and never when back.

Rain Man
04-18-2004, 04:38 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21537

B-17 #19 – War Dog

Pilot Baby Lee (11)
Copilot Brock Landers (11)
Bombardier Boozer (11)
Navigator Sure-Oz (11)
Engineer Gunther_Fan (11)
Radio Op. Lightning Rod (11)
Tail Gunner chi3fs (10)
Ball Turret Gunner Chief Faithful (11)
Right Waist Gunner Braincase (5)
Left Waist Gunner Big Chief Homer

Target: La Rochelle (a tough one – extra flak, extra fighters)
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

The weather is particularly cold at altitude today, so baby lee orders each crew member to fire their weapons once to ensure that none are frozen. All of the weapons are fine.

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Me109 is driven off by fighters

Gunther_fan fires, kills Fw190
Boozer fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Big Chief Homer fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-radio room – the radio is knocked out of commission

Me circles, attacks again

Braincase fires, hits Me109
Gunther_fan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

Sure-oz fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Big Chief Homer fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-port wing root slightly damaged
-waist – braincase curses as he takes a light wound to the left thigh. It’s going to be a long few hours on the rest of the flight with that.

Me circles, attacks again

Braincase fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4 Out: France

3 Me109s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 5 Out: France – out of fighter range

5 Fw190s attack

Sure-oz fires, damages Fw190
Boozer fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, kills Fw190
Chi3fs fires, kills Fw190
Big Chief Homer fires, misses
Braincase fires, hits Fw190

After that onslaught of B-17 fire, 3 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 6 Out: France

1 Fw190 attacks

Lightning rod fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Big Chief Homer fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw circles, attacks again

Chief Faithful fires, kills Fw190
Big Chief Homer fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

Zone 7 Out: France

4 Me109s attack

Sure-oz fires, damages Me109
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, damages Me109
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Big Chief Homer fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Damaged Me barrels in at 12 o’clock even and scores 3 hits
-pilot compartment – baby lee takes a light wound to the neck
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-pilot compartment – brock landers takes a fatal “guy on the beach in Private Ryan” hit to the stomach. It’s ugly.

Me circles, attacks again

Gunther_fan fires, kills Me109

Baby lee, applying pressure to the bloody wound on his neck, continues flying with one hand. He lets Gunther_Fan know the situation in case he gets hit again.

Zone 8: France (Entering Target Zone)

4 Me109s attack

Boozer fires, damages Me109
Sure-oz fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, kills Me109
Lightning rod fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Bad Weather – A thunderstorm has rolled in.
No Flak
The good news is that the weather is keeping the flak from firing, so boozer takes his time on the aiming. Even in the bad weather, he connects – 20% score

Zone 8 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me110 is driven off by other B-17s

Zone 7: France

No enemy

Zone 6: France

2 Me110s attack

Gunther_fan fires, misses
Boozer fires, misses
Lightning rod fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, kills Me110
Chief Faithful fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 5: France

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack

Big Chief Homer fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, kills Me109
Gunther_fan fires, kills Me109
Sure-oz fires, hits Me109
Boozer fires, damages Fw190

Me, Fw miss, break off attack

2 Me109s attack

Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Boozer fires, kills Me109

Me scores 2 hits
-port wing root damaged again. It would be a bad idea to try any violent maneuvers.
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Gunther_Fan and chi3fs simultaneously call out that they’re running low on ammo.

Me circles, attacks again

Gunther_fan fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses

The Me strafes in from 9 o’clock high and plants 8 hits into War Dog!
-superficial damage to bomb bay doors
-superficial damage to nose
-pilot compartment – Brock Landers’ lifeless body takes what would’ve been a light wound to the hand as his left index finger is shot off.
-superficial damage to bomb bay doors
-superficial damage to radio room
-waist – Big Chief Homer sees the tracer come in, but can’t avoid it. As with his copilot, he takes a fatal wound to the stomach and drops to the deck.
-tail – chi3fs loses his heating system
-superficial damage to port wing aileron

Me circles, attacks again

Chi3fs fires, damages Me109
Gunther_fan fires, kills the same Me109

Zone 4: France – back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

3 Fw190s attack

Gunther_fan fires, hits Fw190
Sure-oz fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, damages Fw190

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-waist – the shell creases braincase with a light wound to the right thigh (giving him matching bloody spots with his earlier left thigh wound), and then imbeds itself in Big Chief Homer’s body, in what would’ve been a serious wound to the stomach if it wasn’t already spilled out onto the deck. Braincase ends up sitting on the deck, looking for fighters coming in from high positions. He lets Chief_Faithful know that he can’t help cover the area below the plane’s waist any more.

Fw circles, attacks again

Chi3fs fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, hits Fw190
Boozer fires, misses

Fw scores 3 hits
-starboard elevator is destroyed
-superficial damage to tail
-pilot compartment – in a fluke shot, the Fw puts a shell into the pilot compartment from the back and nails baby lee in the left side of the head. Baby lee instantly loses consciousness, and dies within minutes from the blood loss.

Gunther_Fan jumps from his post as the plane begins nosing down and grabs the yoke. As a veteran, he has received some basic lessons, but not much.

Fw circles, attacks again

Lightning rod fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Gunther_Fan yells back to Lightning Rod about the troubles in the cockpit, and Lightning Rod lets the rest of the crew know. Boozer and lightning rod convene in the cockpit, and boozer takes over the copilot seat as lightning rod helps pull the bodies of baby lee and brock landers out of the seat.

Chi3fs reminds them that he has no heat and hasn’t been able to feel his hands for a while, but the new leadership isn’t comfortable dropping out of formation with no pilot, no copilot, and no radio. Instead, lightning rod moves back to the tail gun and the half-frozen chi3fs comes up to the heated radio room to thaw out and man that gun. With numbed hands, he pats the bloody braincase on the back as he goes, and grimaces at what’s left of Big Chief Homer.

Zone 1: England

Good weather

In safe air over England, the B-17 formation begins descending. Gunther_Fan and boozer figure out how to descend, but don’t want to land just yet. With no radio, they can’t signal their intentions, so boozer goes to the top turret to keep an eye out for descending planes above them. As the rest of the formation descends, War Dog stays higher and begins a great sweeping circle. Back in the tail, lightning rod tries to give hand signals to other nearby B-17s, but isn’t sure that anyone saw him.

With no enemy to worry about, the crew begins exiting from their positions. Chief Faithful cranks himself up from the ball turret, and lightning rod comes up and helps him open the hatch. Up in the nose, sure-oz calls out that he’s got a good bead on the air base. Chi3fs comes out of the radio room and attempts to help braincase treat his wounds, but it’s becoming apparent that he’s got frostbite.

Despite the damaged elevator and port wing root, the plane is relatively easy to keep on the straight and level. The problem is landing, though. With no radio, Gunther_Fan and boozer aren’t sure about the landing procedures, and they aren’t confident landing the plane anyway with no training. For another thirty minutes, they circle while Chief Faithful and Lightning Rod confirm that baby lee, brock landers, and Big Chief Homer are dead.

At long last, the two officers (boozer and sure-oz, along with Gunther_Fan, make their decision. Remembering other flights where engineers were unable to land B-17s, they decide that it’s not worth losing another crew member to attempt a landing. They’ll just point the plane toward Germany, and then everyone will bail out over England. War Dog will merely become an American buzz bomb.

The B-17 circles again while lightning rod and chief faithful put parachutes onto the three dead crew members. Slowing the plane as much as possible, Gunther_Fan positions near a mid-sized city that sure-oz identifies as Cambridge, and the three dead crew members are parachuted out so their bodies can be recovered. The three chutes open without incident, and baby lee, brock landers, and Big Chief Homer are later recovered by villagers.

Next out are the live crew members. Lightning Rod and Chief Faithful drag Right Waist Gunner braincase toward the door and unceremoniously dump him out while deploying his chute. The groggy braincase, ever the lucky guy, floats to earth and is dismayed to see a river rising up before him. Attempting to maneuver the parachute doesn’t work, despite his frantic efforts. Saddled with two leg wounds, he hits the water hard, and then is covered by the parachute. Struggling and sinking, he gets entangled in his chute cords and cant’ fight clear of the fabric, either.

He later awakens on shore, coughing and spitting, a soaked Englishman on top of him pumping the water out of his lungs. The factory worker had seen him go in, and pulled him out as he was on the verge of drowning. Braincase begifts him with his flight jacket, and promises to become his butler after the war.

Tail Gunner chi3fs (10) is next. Lightning rod and Chief Faithful position him near the door and, since his hands are still useless, they pull his cord as he jumps out, too. Chi3fs hurtles toward earth, and notices quickly that the chute is tangled. Falling, falling, falling, he desperately tries to work the chute free from itself, but can’t get a grip on the cords. In a stroke of bad luck, he just got a poorly packed chute and can’t get it straightened out. 5,000 feet later, he destroys a farmer’s tractor, doing himself in in the process. Tough break.

With all of the dead and injured out the door, Radio Op. Lightning Rod (11) and Ball Turret Gunner Chief Faithful (11) give each other the thumbs up and dive out the hatch. Both land safely and have nothing worse than a short walk as a result of their efforts.

Navigator Sure-Oz (11) salutes the two erstwhile pilots and somersaults out the door. 5,000 feet later, he’s being dragged across a wheat field until he can disengage his chute.

Boozer and Gunther_Fan stay with the plane another 30 minutes until it reaches the coast. They then circle once so they can make a bailout over land. Bombardier Boozer (11) works with Gunther_Fan to figure out how the autopilot works, but they can’t find it. Gunther therefore mans the yoke as is his duty, and boozer’s the next one out. He leaves Gunther_Fan at the helm and wishes him luck. Boozer makes his jump, and ends up dangling from a 600 year-old oak tree until the rescue teams can get him down. No harm done.

Engineer Gunther_Fan (11) has a bit of a tricky task. Since he can’t figure out the autopilot, he can’t get the plane to stay straight and level while unmanned, since the bad elevator keeps forcing a bank. Making sure he’s got all his ducks in a row, Gunther_Fan ties off the yoke with a bootlace, then makes a run for the exit. Hoping that the plane won’t circle back and kill people on the ground, Gunther_Fan clambers toward the exit and makes his escape, just a little too late. Instead of dropping onto land, he finds himself parachuting over the ocean about a quarter-mile out. Hitting the water, he treads water as he ditches his parachute and heavy clothing, then watches as War Dog circles overhead. During the next 10 minutes, he paddles toward shore in the chilly water as War Dog slowly banks further and further into a death spiral. Once he reaches shore, the chilled Gunther_Fan watches as War Dog eventually noses down and slams into the North Sea. Mission over.

Aftereffects

Since multiple crew members survived, War Dog will fly again, albeit with a lot of new faces.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot Boozer (11)
Bombardier Sure-Oz (11)
Navigator Gunther_Fan (11)
Engineer Lightning Rod (11)
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner Chief Faithful (11)
Ball Turret Gunner Braincase (5)
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Is it worth it? Is war really worth it?

Rain Man
04-18-2004, 04:40 PM
That concludes our flights on Mission 12. Please gather your belongings, exit to the right, and enjoy the rest of your day in World War II England.

Big Chief Homer
04-18-2004, 05:49 PM
well that sucks! first mission and i got all shot to hell.

please put me on the re-enlist list please,my next life has gotten be a better shot.

Rain Man
04-18-2004, 06:04 PM
The first mission is usually the hardest. Or in your case, the first and last mission.

Amnorix
04-18-2004, 09:52 PM
You know, my occupational situation hinders me in using the smiley that really fits what I think of this statement.


Actually, I didn't even bother reading on down to see what happened to the Plane. Once I saw I was dead, I put up a post, then got distracted and never when back.

Believe me, there's not *much* luck there, but the simple fact that we ran into a "probable record" of 29 opposing fighters and didn't end up being blown out of the sky says a little something.

That was what I was focusing on.

Amnorix
04-18-2004, 10:05 PM
Gunther_fan fires, kills Fw190
Braincase fires, hits Me109
Sure-oz fires, damages Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, kills Fw190
Chi3fs fires, kills Fw190
Braincase fires, hits Fw190
Chief Faithful fires, kills Fw190
Sure-oz fires, damages Me109
Chi3fs fires, damages Me109
Gunther_fan fires, kills Me109
Boozer fires, damages Me109
Gunther_fan fires, kills Me109
Chi3fs fires, kills Me110
Chi3fs fires, kills Me109
Gunther_fan fires, kills Me109
Sure-oz fires, hits Me109
Boozer fires, damages Fw190
Boozer fires, kills Me109
Chi3fs fires, damages Me109
Gunther_fan fires, kills the same Me109
Gunther_fan fires, hits Fw190
Chi3fs fires, damages Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, hits Fw190


Bloody hell. War Dogs got carved up like a turkey despite doing an awesome job in self-defense fighting off hordes of Hun fighters. By my count they killed 11 fighters and had multiple other hits. Despite that, they were fantastically unlucky in losing crew members left and right.

go bowe
04-19-2004, 03:34 PM
That concludes our flights on Mission 12. Please gather your belongings, exit to the right, and enjoy the rest of your day in World War II England.ouch! rough mission...

what are the chances that anybody will actually live through the entire game? they don't seem too good right now... :(

Rain Man
04-19-2004, 04:28 PM
ouch! rough mission...

what are the chances that anybody will actually live through the entire game? they don't seem too good right now... :(

In my original running of missions, the survival rate across 25 missions was about 5 percent for crew members. It could be different here, though, since we aren't drawing all the missions in my files.

go bowe
04-19-2004, 05:32 PM
In my original running of missions, the survival rate across 25 missions was about 5 percent for crew members. It could be different here, though, since we aren't drawing all the missions in my files.five percent?? [shocked-looking smilie]

egads!! i better get started on my partying... :BLVD: [gulp][gulp]

looks like there might not be much time left... :(

alanm
04-20-2004, 12:22 AM
You can’t kill this crew. They’re supermen. Well I guess that seals our fate. We are now officially worm food on the next mission.:banghead::cuss: :p

alanm
04-20-2004, 12:33 AM
Um, the next time you talk to God, be sure to tell him that this is only a game, okay? Killing a pastor isn't something I want on my permanent record.Kevin, Having a Man of God whacked on a compromised mission has GOT to be bad ju-ju.:eek::shake:

The Pedestrian
04-20-2004, 05:13 AM
Um, the next time you talk to God, be sure to tell him that this is only a game, okay? Killing a pastor isn't something I want on my permanent record.

You better hope that Jesus is judging you for this one...for some reason I don't think God is going to turn the other cheek.

Braincase
04-23-2004, 05:07 AM
I'm ALIVE!!!