Wednesday 27 November 2019

Flaming the Furniture Van















Or not, as it turned out. The WW1 Knights of the Sky game was good fun yesterday, even if only one aircraft was actually shot down by the end of the scenario, in which the Germans won a decisive victory. The Junkers J.1 lived up to it's reputation as a flying tank, taking multiple hits but still flying on regardless, while the escorting Fokker Dr1 and Albatros DV's took a battering. The RFC also ended up in tatters, with one Camel shot down and a couple of the Se5a's being virtually written off. It was a laugh, as always, even though I didn't take a playing role and just umpired the game, so I'll probably run another one sometime next year, either a late 1916 or mid-1918 scenario for a bit of change. I might even have those triplanes painted up by then, who knows?

4 comments:

  1. Pleased the J1 survived - I sort of like the armoured ground attack concept. Also love the banner picture one the post - French pre-dreadnoughts are in a class of their own aesthetically speaking anyway.

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  2. Yes indeed, the Junkers J.1 turned out to be virtually bullet proof, so much so that the player who flew it wants to make one for his own use! The French pre-dreadnoughts are the next thing on the workbench...watch this space! :O)

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  3. super, want to build a J1 now also!

    cheers
    Matt

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