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Welcome to the site where the story of the battle is as important as the battle itself. Here we will focus on men thrust into extraordinary situations of life and death. They must lead other men with duty and honor to meet their countries objectives. Some will be blessed with great skill, some will carry great shortcomings. No matter what nation, no matter what war, no matter what theater, they are all called to move their Platoon or Squadron forward!

These are their individual stories as played out using my various campaign rules . Hopefully these stories will entertain and inspire you to use your own troops, airmen and sailors to accomplish your own great heroics.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Flying a desk

Finally took a break from the land and sea and went back to Squadron Forward.  One of the things I like about the Forward system is that once I pick up the squadron's sheet I can look at my notes and I am right back to playing even if it has been 9 months.  My Headhunter's hadn't seen action since the beginning of the year and I didn't miss a beat.

Maj John Lightning wasn't happy.  Col Birch, his boss, felt his squadron wasn't pulling it's weight and John suspected that the Colonel thought John was a big part of the problem.  The last mission, John hadn't flown, while the squadron was tangling with some Tony's and Bettys 2 P-47s had shown up and scored more than the lightnings combined. 

John was going to lead a patrol over the islands and protect the army boys. 

Maj Lightning      Coarse/ Enginering    Vet      West Point
Lt Paul Adkins    Scholarly/ position     Vet      mustang
2Lt "Bone" Nixon  Scholarly/ religion          dead eye
Lt "Porky" Greenway  Aggressive/ revenge     green

Maj Lightning would take Bone while Paul took Porky. 

Lightning and Bone

Maj Lightning sights a lone Japanese bomber escorted by two Tony's.   He couldn't believe his luck.  Must be a photo recon.  

John manuvered his fighters through some clouds and got behind the bomber.

John fired a long burst from medium range and the bomber went spinning out of control!  This left 2 Tony's against 4 P-38s.  Tony's decided to run.

Run Tony run!
Unfortunately these Japs were good.  One flew into a cloud  and Lt Adkins flew past!

One evaded John...
and managed to take a shot at Porky!  Fortunately it was minor damaged. 

John was disappointed that both Tony's escaped.  Probably deemphasize that in the report he thought!

Fun quick game!  Col Birch was neutral to the report.  Porky gained "average" status.  Col Birch also likes the way Lt Adkins handles himself.  If Birch promotes Adkins John better watch out- he might be flying a desk!




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