SteveJ: Albatros + Rolland.
Ed: 2 Albatrii
Jim: Sopwith Tripe + Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
NickB: Neuport 11 + Sopwith Pup
The two seaters of each side had to fly the length of the table 4 hexes on their side of the centreline on a recon mission (in opposite directions). Each side had 3 fighters coming on theoposite side of the table. VPs were gained by:
2 VPs if your 2 seater completed the photo run & got off the other short table edge.
2 VPs for each enemy plane shot down.
1 VP for each enemy fighter that ran for home.
The 2 sides had planes with very different characteristics. The British planes were more manoeuvreable than the Albatrii, but the Albatrii were tougher and outgunned them with twin machine guns.
The dogfight was pretty confused, but the Brits did much better at the vital business of getting on tails while SteveJ had rotten luck with special damage, managing to get himself wounded, his engine damaged and his airframe damaged while no one else got any special damage at all. One of Ed's Albatrii was chased from the table by the Tripe while Nick's Pup pounced on the tail of Steve's stricken plane.
VPs: Germans: 2 for successful recon.
Brits: 2 for successful recon, 2 for shooting down an Albatros, 2 for 2 Albatrii running away.
Since the last game I painted the sticks in coloured bands. This made height differentials much easier to see and was a significant improvement.