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  • Salute all! After a few months' absence, I've reentered the fray once again. Glad to see Thursday nights still going! grin

    Had an awesome time scanning the skies and facing some stiff competition with the US103rd! You guys were good when I left, but I would dare say that you've all gotten even better! Very good cohesion & teamwork!

    After the serious flying, I went and had a series of hilarious duels on New Fliers and Friends. Apparently my Camel and DH.4 skills need to be dusted off lol.

    Anyway, you can catch the livestream here:

    Also, you can get a view from the other side with US103_Baer's excellent YouTube stream here:

  • Salute all!

    Was quite the interesting night on Wargrounds this evening!

    You can see my archived livestream here:

    You can also see US103_Baer's livestream from the Entente perspective here:

    (Twitch stream 0:00:00 - 1:03:48)
    We started off with some super high-alt attempts to engage the US103rd in our Pfalz D.XIIs, Fokker D.VIIfs...and Dr 1s. (We dragged poor JG1_AngryGoat up to nosebleed altitude in his Dr 1. Upon his return to our lines, we were only able to stave off the effects of severe hypoxia with craft beer and assurances that we wouldn't do that to his beloved Dr 1 again.)

    (Twitch stream 1:07:00 - 2:16:28)
    Following that, we headed to the claustrophobic skies of winter Cappy, where JG1 and J30 teamed up to try some 2 seater formations with Halberstadt CL.2s and Rolands. Had some interesting run-ins with the US103rd once more, and some entertaining dogfights with a brave man flying a Sopwith Triplane and one particular Cuban gentleman in a SPAD 7.

    (Twitch stream 2:18:00 - 2:39:00)
    I then decamped to NFF in search of some PvP action. No luck, so I took an S-22 and tried to brush up on my level bombing. After the bombs were dropped, I attempted to dogfight the AI in my trusty Russian passenger plane.

    (Twitch stream 2:40:00 - end)
    Still searching for PvP action, I returned to Wargrounds determined to have some fun. One life to live was earlier; now it's time to live like there's no tomorrow! Thus, we took a hypnosis-inducing paintscheme in our gun-packed DH.4 and attempted to draw some planes into a fight. After that, it was back to NFF for some really hilarious dogfighting action with some dedicated Camel pilots, including the one and only Voodoo! (Several collisions may have been apologies, Herr Voodoo!)

    All in all...I had way too much energy last night. This is what happens when I take a 3 hour nap in the afternoon lol.

    Big salute to the US103rd! You guys are maintaining your discipline and cohesion. But you still manage to have fun, which really is why we fly this sim. (On that note, seeing Parsons demonstrate low-altitude bombing techniques at 0:09:35 on Baers YouTube stream is the funniest thing I've seen in ROF livestreams for a while lol!)

  • Salute gents!

    Here's last night's livestream:

    And here also is the right Hon. Baer's stream from last night's festivities:

    (Twitch stream 0:00:00 - 2:00:52)
    One Life to Live, baby! JG1 takes Pfalz D.XIIs in an effort to intercept the US103rd. After about an hour's uneventful patrolling, the sky lights up and our forces collide in what can only be described as a stunning win for the US103rd. Following this, we dust ourselves off and are airborne again and, while escorting J30 in their trademark Gotha, we once again clash forces against the US103rd, this time putting up a very determined resistance and...dare I say...sending them running for home. [But Herr Hotlead, ve also vere running for ze hills at ze end of that one, ja?] Maybe... tongue

    (Twitch stream 2:03:08 - end)

    Afterwards, we embark onto Hillbilly's "Ma and Pa's Basement" server for a good ol' fashioned round of E3s vs DH2s. Soon, the map switches, and we take Nieuports vs some very determined Albatros D.IIs. Not a banner night for me; by the end of the night, the Germans had a separate scrap yard dedicated solely to the wrecks of my machines. tongue Ah, well. Live and (re)learn! During the latter part of the stream, I got the opportunity to share comms with none other than the US103rd's own Larner and Talbot! Always a pleasure talking with you guys! grin

    Until next time!

  • Last night was interesting to say the least. High formations of SPADs, Breguets, and even a very scrappy pilot in an N.28 all combined to make life difficult for the Huns.

    Here is the stream from the Bosche point of view:

    and here is Baer's stream from the Allied side of life:

    Thanks to all who came out! You guys are keeping this event cruising along! smile

  • Salute all!

    A little late posting last Thursday's stream, but here it is at last! (Better late than never, eh? tongue )

    And here is US103_Baer's stream of the same event:

    Had some absolutely AWESOME action on Cuban's server tonight! US103rd SPAD formations combined with 4 ship Dolphin formations, plus a couple high altitude two seaters made for the most intense action I've seen since my return to ROF! Afterwards, had a very nice chat with Larner & Hunter, and after that, had some DH.2 vs E.III action on the Ma and Pa's Basement server.

    Big thanks to everyone who came out tonight! Looking forward to next Thursday night! grin

  • Well, it was an awesome night, with the server very much alive indeed! After some delightful massed formation engagements, I went on to Flying Circus 1 for my first time. I have to say that I am impressed, even though it is still very much a work in progress. Expect to see me there more often after Thursday nights!

    Here is last night's livestream on Twitch:

    I won't be able to make next Thursday due to having family over for Christmas, but the event will still be open for anyone who wants to join on Wargrounds! wink

  • Always fun to watch, HotLead.

    Thanks for the Flying Circus action after the regular Thur. night battle.
    It was interesting to hear the players first impressions about FC, in general, and their thoughts about the current state of its development.

  • Hey Jarvis! Yeah it was interesting indeed! Later that week, we got the JG1 Flying Circus server full to 25+ pilots. For an early-access game with only 4 planes and no WW1 maps, that's AWESOME! Really looking forward to future development!

  • Last night, JG1 decided to switch things up to keep it fresh. The previous Thursday, we were up at 6k. This Thursday, we were down in the weeds in our bombers, pushing the objectives! We had a very successful night on the first map, turning it around in very quick fashion - not to mention scoring some air kills along the way! The next map was Metz. Traditionally, the Huns are supposed to stooge around their own lines to stave off the inevitable bombing offensive from the Allies. Well, we decided that we'd had enough of that. It was time to take the fight to the enemy!

    Thus, we lifted off in our trusty Rolands and Halberstadts and bombed out their airfields. Not in a long time have the Allied hangars burned in Metz as they did that night! Although the casualties for us were high, we managed to shut down both of their airfields (although not simultaneously as we had hoped).

    After all this, we decamped to Flying Circus for some fun dogfight action on the JG1 server. Really looking forward to the future of this title!

    All in all, it was a fun night! Big salute to all who came out and filled the skies! We'll catch you next week on Cuban's server! grin

    Here is the archived livestream:

  • Fun watching,

    Thanks, for posting the video, HotLead.
    Nice job,


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