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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2015, 11:38:59 AM »
YO! Double 6 :-)
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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2015, 12:51:38 PM »
Rice raised MacFarlane on the intercom.  "I've lost sight of the rest of them.  Where the hell are we, Dick?   And don't give me any of that 'Ach, I dinnae ken' nonsense!"  MacFarlane was just about to tell Rice what he could do with himself when he spotted the Very Lights off to his left.


First wave manages to link up again and proceeds out over the North Sea.

Two more nav checks Bob.

AJ-H needs an 8 or better to maintain the formation as it flies over the North Sea.
AJ-T is still lost somewhere off the Coast of England and needs an 8 or better to get back on course.

 


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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2015, 07:01:17 AM »
Somebody wake up Bob.

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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2015, 07:23:50 AM »
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'

'Clip those corners'

Recombobulate the discombobulators!

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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2015, 09:47:04 AM »
Wave 1 had only reformed for minutes before the planes began to drift apart and lose sight of one another yet again.


The faulty compass aboard AJ-T was causing no end of headaches.  After more than half an hour of unsuccessfully trying to get a decent fix, the navigator told McCarthy that navigation just wouldn't be possible as long as Upkeep was still on board the aircraft.  Having to stay at low altitude meant that he couldn't use Oboe to get a fix past 30 miles from England.  Cursing loudly, McCarthy reluctantly turned back for England.



Wave 1 gets two hazards that cannot be evaded.  Stagger, choose two planes in Wave 1 to receive one hazard each.  (can't post any shots of the board right now as I'm away from my PC.)

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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2015, 06:13:42 PM »
AJ-E will brave the first one, AJ-H the second. I don't want to throw AJ-K and it's Canadian newbies under the bus just yet and the boys aboard AJ-W are already flying a wonky bus.
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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2015, 10:33:48 PM »
AJ-H lucks out and receives no hazard.

Flight leader AJ-E's navigator suffers a map reading error making future nav checks more difficult.








2300 hrs, The bombers comprising Wave 1 have become spread out as they cross over the Frisian Island chain.




Bob, AJ-H's navigator needs to roll a skill check to see if the formation can re-form.  He needs 8+ on 2D6.  Stagger, you can use a Very Light to give Bob a +1 but as you're no over enemy territory, it'll add an extra hazard as well as increasing the chance of a nightfighter dropping in.









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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2015, 04:46:33 AM »
Let's chance it. Fire a flare.
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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2015, 12:10:56 PM »
Ok, bob roll 2D6.  7+ needed to tighten up the formation.

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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2015, 02:19:31 PM »
Sorry - unfortunately, RL events have kept me away. I'll be away for a couple of days and then I'll try and a catch up a bit.
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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2015, 03:48:36 PM »
Figured something was up.  I hope everything is OK.

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Re: Dam Busters redux (in honour of Les Munro)
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2015, 02:34:18 PM »
Gentlemen. With one thing or another, plus a fair smattering of senility, I had forgotten all about this.

Abject apologies.
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