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post May 15 2018, 11:49 PM
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Planning on running a CE campaign that will kick off publicly around October time. For now, I will be playtesting the scenarios (there are 6) to hone my limited gaming skills. tongue.gif

Acknowledgement: the entire campaign was designed by a woman named Lisa, so all due credit to her and her permission to allow these games to continue to live on. The campaign files themselves are available from the Canvas Eagles website.

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First scenario is Fokker Scourge, a well-known moment of aerial warfare history when the Eindekkers made their presence known. Heavy Allies losses forced design improvements but not before the Germans had shot a lot of Allies planes down.

Will post batreps for each scenario played (solo, mind you).
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EDIT POST: 17 MAY
Updated the above batmap (forgot the balloons). The target are the balloons which the Allies have to destroy if possible. But to do so, they have to cross the German trenches, traverse open ground before hitting the German ack-ack positions and patrolling German fighters.

The list for the German planes is small but rare: Albatros C-I, Aviatix C-I, Fokker E-III (Eindekker), and the Taube. For the Allies, their list of planes to select from include: Avro 504, BE2b/c, Bristol Scout C, Caudron G3/G4, Morane Saulier L/N, Spad A2, Vickers FB5, and Voison.

Just by a quick look, this could be run as two separate flights - one British-led bombing run and the other, a French-inspired bomber group. The Germans have their first ever military aircraft - the Taube, and the first Albatros - the C1 version. Both are nothing in comparison to the Eindekker.

Some planes can be eliminated from the day missions while some work well at night - Avro 504 and the BE2c (both with Lewis mounted MGs). The French could probably run this as a daylight mission with their Voison bomber and the Caudron. The MSL and Spad A2 can provide escort perhaps?

Will attempt this first as a small solo mission - both day and then night. Then I will go for a big mission - both groups together.

The Allies enter the game within 3 hexes from the left (marked light red). This area also happens to be the German trench lines. So, the planes have to be careful not to be at Altitude 1 or 2 lest they get shot up by ground fire. The bombers then cross open ground before striking the light green area where the German aircraft will be deployed. There, they will attempt to locate and shoot down the two balloons and then escape back the way they entered. The area is peppered with AA guns. The patrolling German planes will add to the misery.

Batreps to follow once played. Cheers.

NOTE: These batreps will be solo games using my version of solo CE.
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EDIT POST: 17 MAY
For those wanting to participate, you're likely to need six planes: one plane per side in both Early and Late War plus two of your own preference for either period.

Example list might look like this:
Early War Allied - Avro 504 A.
Early War Central Powers - Fokker E-III (Eindekker).
Late War Allied - Sopwith Camel.
Late War Central Powers - Albatros D-III.
Bonus planes: Early War - Sopwith Triple. Late War - Fokker D-VII
Note: All these planes above are readily available commercially. If you want to go specifics, however, then you might have a bit of a problem locating many of the "uncommon ones" because they're not as popular or are no longer produced. But you can field the following "mixed list" if you have connections and are able to ask them nicely:
Early War Allied: Morane-Saulnier N
Early War Central Powers: Haberstadt D-II
Late War Allied: SE5a
Late War Central Powers: Fokker Dr-1
Bonus planes: Early War - Voison 3. Late War - Pfalz D-III

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post Mar 24 2020, 06:23 PM
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Reattached solo variant of CE (v2.1). Supercedes all previous versions. Changes/additions in red. Cheers.


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b20f08   Canvas Eagles   May 15 2018, 11:49 PM
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