23/12/2020 at 14:17 #148688
I played a slightly different scenario using Rory Crabb’s Target Locked On! modern air rules this morning, involving a patrol clash between the A37 Dragonfly COIN aircraft of the FAE and FAP, somewhere over the Alto Cenepa mountains c1980. There’s some more photos and a brief after action report over on my blog:
Needless to say, she won (again).23/12/2020 at 14:35 #148690Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Now that’s a fight you wouldn’t think could occur too often. in a sort of way it’s a lot like a WW2 dogfight.
I am not familiar with the rules at all. Are the dice for altitude or energy or…?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."23/12/2020 at 15:37 #148693
The little dice are for altitude and the big ones for imitative23/12/2020 at 16:14 #148696Darkest Star GamesParticipant
About how many aircraft a side do you think it’ll handle?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."23/12/2020 at 17:03 #148698
I’ve run it with two a side but there would be no problem with up to four planes per player.23/12/2020 at 18:23 #148701
Here’s some photos of the other games I’ve played using the rules with a few house tweaks, mainly for the Alto Cenepa War but also a ‘What If?’ Sino-Soviet scenario or two:23/12/2020 at 18:29 #14870223/12/2020 at 18:38 #148703
Now that’s a fight you wouldn’t think could occur too often. in a sort of way it’s a lot like a WW2 dogfight. I am not familiar with the rules at all. Are the dice for altitude or energy or…?
I based the scenario on this:
‘(A) battle between a pair of Ecuadoran Cessna A-37Bs and a pair of Peruvian Dragonflies (on 28th January 1981) What ensued was a seven minute dogfight as the four Dragonflies gyrated low above the jungle. No victories were achieved, although both sides took home some battle damage. Both sides disengaged due the weather getting worse, a lack of ammunition, and fuel levels were going critical. One of the Peruvian pilots had to shut down one engine to conserve fuel. Upon landing, about a dozen bullet holes were discovered in the starboard wing. The Ecuadoran pilots didn’t get off scot free either as at least one hole in the port wing main spar was discovered.’
Turned out to be pretty accurate!25/12/2020 at 14:30 #148756ThomastonParticipant
This is why I like South/Latin American air combat, so many variety in scenarios. Flying over the jungle is also very cool.
Tired is enough.
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