Sorry for the lack of posts. Baseball playoffs have cut into gaming time! It is not looking good for the cubs.
Painted up 2 B-25s so wanted to get them on the board. For some reason whenever I think of B-25s I think of the pacific or Tunisia. So pulled out my P-38 Headhunter's Sq from the Pacific and ran a game using Squadron Forward except I didn't roll up the mission; I selected escort. Another thing I do with Squadron Forward is I limit the squadron to 8 pilots. While not realistic it makes sure that they all get to fly since most missions I will only take a flight up.
The Headhunter's have had a rough go of it. Even though they have won 2 missions and lost 2; one win was against a photo plane and both losses have been bad. The squadron only has 2 kills and their reputation is -2 cool points. Moreover, Col Birch, the group commander, has been unimpressed.
With all this rolling in his head Maj Lightning prepares to take 4 P-38Ls over the Philepeans Sea escorting B-25s with a target of a Jap DD probably retreating after bringing supplies.
Maj Lightning Coarse/ engineering Vet 1 kill
2LT Chip Peters jovial/govt green dead eye
Lt Paul Adkins Scholarly/position Vet mustang ( Birch likes)
2LT "Bone" Nixon Scholarly/religion Avg dead eye
Disaster strikes as Maj Lightning is late to the rendezvous due to head winds. ( Rolled a "1" on the rendezvous chart) This allows 7 Jap fighters 3 turns to go over the bombers. It is not pretty.
Maj Lightning knew he was in trouble when he reported to Col Birch. If you were Birch what would you have done? Can him as that is 3 loses including this annihilation? Try to save an experienced field grade officer? In the end I puts the chances at "possible" and let AKOT decide. Birch did not can him but he is on thin ice. Col Birch is going to fly the next mission as an observer to see how the Major handles his men. He also has insisted that Lt Adkins fly as well. The squadron lost another cool point so morale is declining.
For those of you that want to play this I rolled up the following aircraft:
4 Georges, 1 Ace, 2 Vets and 1 green
3 Zeros, 1 Vet, 1 Avg, 1 Green
Try it with the P-38s on time and let me know how it goes!
Also did a scenario from FOF Classified book. This one involves an arms dealer selling something to local rebels. Delta is going to stop it.