May 23rd 1940 - Bf109 vs Spitfire .
|Tally ho!chaps ! Bounce the Me109's|
The Spitfires managed to bounce the Me109 who were intent on shooting down the rescue plane. However both Me109's were shot down , with almost no damage to the Spitfires - the turning circle and manoeuvrability of the Spitfires did come as a bit of shock to the Germans - if it wasn't for a very last minute cannon burst from Lt Steinberger who had managed to manoeuvre a last shot just before himself being shot down then the Maggie would have escaped the board.
|The Yak is doing duty for the Maggie - Spitfires continue to chase the German fighter..|
British - 54 Sqdrn
Pilot Officer Cooke - 2 Me109'S shot down (4XP gained) - landed safely
Pilot Officer Walker - 1 assist (1 XP gained) - landed safely
Squadron Ldr Leathart - crash landed the "Maggie" behind French lines -, sustained a serious chest injury - presented a medal for his bravery in attempting the rescue.
Squadron Ldr White - faired somewhat worse in the crash landing , with serious life changing crippling injuries and is now in a wheelchair.
German. Staffel 9
Leutnant Hans Franz - Shot down - Baled out successfully no injury , landed near friendly forces got drunk!
Leutnant Helmut Steinberger - Shot down crash landed in friendly territory - no serious injury - his "Golden Touch" skill is now recognised. . Gained - 2 XP for shooting down the "Maggie" - failed a a promotion board , but was awarded an Iron Cross 2nd class.
May 31st 1940 - Dynamo , The Great Evacuation
German shooting in this game was lethal , with the cannon fire from the aircradt being very painful - the Brits aircraft equipped with 8x 303 Brownings seem under equippped!
|Spitfires try to get in the way of Me109s heading for troop targets|
|didnt work though!! the Me109's triumphed, shooting up a both target troop cards|
Pilot Officer Walker - Shot Down , landed in France , rescued by French forces , minor wound , transferred to hospital - which was then bombed by the Luftwaffe causing him to miss out on the next lot missions.
Pilot Officer Cooke , managed to hit an Me109 , but not down it. Returned to base and landed safety - 1-XP gained.
Leutnant Hans Franz - Shot down a Spitfire - , strafed and wiped out target troop card - 3XP , landed safely
Leutnant Helmet Steinberger - wiped out a target troop card - 1XP , landed safely
Current Tally German Victory 3 , British Victory 1 , Draw 0
With the battle of France over we now move on to the fighting in the channel. I am painting a couple of Dornier Do17 for next weeks battle - for bombing a convoy in the channel - its a big game with with lots of aircraft. Should be good fun . The new gimble mounts I have really help to as you can now position the aircraft in the correct attitude easily - looks the part. We are also getting attached to our pilots as well - its a great campaign system.