Thursday, June 25, 2015


Last night at the club it was time to see if three Sopwith Camels could stop Stephen's new planes.  Would they suffer the curse of new wargames units?

Two Hannover CL.IIIAs (controlled by Stephen N) and a Fokker E.V (controlled by Matthew) on a secret mission, about to be intercepted by three Camels (the RFC planes controlled by me and the single RNAS by Mark B - the plane with what looks like extra RNZAF roundels).

The clouds and crashed plane are just for show... Or are they?  We don't know the enemy mission and the Fokker, here after referred to as Bumble Bee, has broken off.

Boom!  I get my first kill.  Stephen (who umpires as well - it's his collection so that's fair) decided a second card had to be pulled to see the extent of the explosion.  He pulled another explosion card.

Getting up close and personal.

Strung out.  The remaining Hannover is diving away from me (the rotter!) while Mark B has gone after the Bumble Bee.

Hannover filled full of holes is found to be no longer very aerodynamic and crashes to the ground.  My second kill.

The hunt is on for the Bumble Bee.

Where has he gone?  

Using its superior climb rate it momentarily eluded us.

Prolonged aimed fire tested its aerodynamic qualities which were found wanting.  
Down it went, making my third kill in one evening.


Not that we weren't shot at, we were just lucky to escape serious damage.

Very Unofficial Leaderboards

The first list separates players by nation.  As we often fly multiple planes, calling players pilots is a bit misleading.

It probably is best to list by sorties, which matches games played/planes flown.  The Wings of glory tragics are easy to pick.


  1. Wow, that's quite a game!
    That one camel with the four roundels along the top wing is unusual! Nothing says "shoot me, I'm conspicuous and possibly important" like four roundels.

    1. Ah, he'd be the Kiwi plane!

    2. I'm not sure of the pilot, but I do know it is the RNAS, whether it was a pilot, squadron or service scheme will have to be googled.

    3. There is another Camel model with hearts on its wings - makes for a bit of a target. It is amazing how well the German camouflage works.

  2. The plane with blue roundels is model Wings of Glory S102C Sopwith Camel and was flown by Harold Francis Stackard (1895-1949). No information readily available on the plane's insignia.