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  • #41991
    Don Glewwe
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    Even if it wasn’t known as a popular term until 1930, I’m willing to accept it being used in my imaginary, miniature war since it seems to fit so well. 

    As to negative connotations, that’s sort of the point: An Englishman tagged with ‘plucky’ or a Frenchman accused of having ‘elan’ would see it as a compliment – but in game usage it is a hollow quality without the talent to back it up.  ‘Moxie’ appears to be similar.

    Of course, this puts ‘hallschmerzen’ into question: would a German (in general) see pursuit of medals/glory as a bad thing?  If not then the term works.

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    #42285
    Don Glewwe
    Participant

    100 years ago was a busy day (for ’16 anyway…) – there were eight claims.  Rather than pick one, I’m going to address the goal of this shameless ego-cyber-prod-of-a-thread by putting a half-dozen of the victors on the table and letting them go at it in the sort of imaginary scenario I would expect to run at a convention or gameday or whatever.  By using the smaller (4″) hexes on my boards I have almost eight square miles in which to conduct the engagement – not something available to other rules (?) and (hopefully) a good test of how/if my strange game succeeds in taking advantage of a ‘big sky’.  Not much to see now: I’ll admit that posting this now is a sort of self-extortion so that I stay motivated…any port in a storm, right?

    Here’s a shot of the setup:

    The two recon planes (LVG and Be2c) are headed towards towns to snoop – every successful spot brought back will be worth 3 VP.  No points are gained for the downing of the LVG, but 2 VP* are gained by the Germans if they manage to knock down the Be2 (which was given a veteran pilot to make up for the fact that…well…it’s a Be2).

    Jean Navarre (upper left, in a Nieuport 11) has his eyes on the LVG, while Oswald Boelcke (center-right, in a Fokker E-IV), the German’s ‘lone wolf’, is tailing the Be2 and is in position to pounce.  The loss of either of these aces will yield 3 VP* for the other side.  Roderic Dallas and Redford Mulock of Naval 1W (center-left, also in Nieuport 11s)) are clueless at this point and see nothing, while Wilhelm Frankl and Kurt Wintgens of KEK Vaux (bottom-left, in Fokker E-IIIs)) have the pair of Nieuports in sight and are moving to intercept.  Each of these pilots is worth 2 VP*.

    *if a pilot flees the board the other side gains 1 VP

     

    Fingers crossed for the time away from chores to spend on this.   I hope to put together a fairly extensive AAR that includes descriptions of the game mechanics and such.  or not…

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    #42379
    Don Glewwe
    Participant

    Forgot to note: Rather than post here, I’m just going to add photos to the AAR file on the Factory’s Photobucket page.

    http://s575.photobucket.com/user/brawlfactory/library/Aerial%20Craps/AARs/May%201916?sort=3&page=1

    Managed an hour this past weekend – hopefully get in some more tonight…

     

     

    edit: stupid Photobucket keeps randomly rearranging the order of the pics…aarrgh

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    #43584
    Don Glewwe
    Participant

    Based on solar movements, the moment is past…still, I ‘d like to (belatedly) acknowledge the death of Max Immelmann.

    I didn’t run a game to mark the event, but that shoudln’t diminish it.

     

     

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