The WoG rule book states repeatedly that no WWI airplane can be higher than Altitude 4 [pages 13, 14, 15 and 19] And climb rates are based on the number of climb counters needed to go up one level. Fine…

However, on the Climb Rate and Maximum Altitude Table on page 14, the maximum aircraft altitude ranges from 7 to 15. For example, a Nieuport 16 has a climb rate of 2 and a maximum altitude of 12 or the Fokker D. VII has a climb rate of 2 and an altitude of 15.

If the climb rate from one altitude to the next requires only 2 climb counters for those two planes, then what does the 12 and 15 represent. If there are only 4 altitude levels, then climb rates multiplied by 4 levels does not add up to the altitude level maximum for most all the planes listed.

I am not following this at all and can find nothing to explain it on the TMP or Aerodrome forums. It's making me doubt myself. What is the explanation???