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Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

Its a song of victory! – but for which side?

We were playing Wings of Glory WW1, pitting Nieuport 28's against Roland 2 seaters.

To find out, please go to my blog post at this link

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Enjoy!

JOHN CSONKA17 Jun 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

Rear gunners are deadly.

fantasque17 Jun 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

A bit unlikely historically – Rolands from 1916, Nieuport 28s from 1918

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

A bit unlikely historically Rolands from 1916, Nieuport 28s from 1918

True, the Roland was only common from mid 1916-mid-late 1917.
It is possible some were still flying later, though unlikely due to the introduction of better models.

Still, they won! I don't mind a bit of historical inaccuracy now and again!

Norman D Landings Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Yeah, ruddy antiquated heaps of junk, totally outclassed by our sleek, deadly ultramodern Nieuports…

…is what I would say if I wasn't FLEEING FOR MY LIFE WITH THE WRECKAGE OF MY SLAIN FRIENDS FALLING LIKE CONFETTI AROUND ME.

Oh, yeah, and, I might add: for the SECOND TIME THAT DAY.

No way round it… we got a proper shoeing.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

The Roland C.2 was not common, and was replaced not because it was obsolete but because other two-seaters were more readily available in the required numbers. The Roland C.2 is actually a deadly design to attackers. No Nieuport of any model could attack the Roland C.2 with impunity.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

I must confess, I only got Roland C.2's out as I hadn't used one of the models yet, and I do like to give new toys an 'airing'
As Great War Ace correctly says, the Roland C.2 was not common compared with other aircraft types, even at its peak.This seems to have been due to the amount of skill and work needed to make them – Rather like a Panther tank in a later war!
2 seaters have always been a problem opponent to me especially if they are in numbers and can combine their fire against a lone attacker!

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member26 Jun 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

Is the green model a repaint, or an older release?

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

Sorry late replying, The green Roland is a repaint.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

Which one is Thompson, the Headless Roland Gunner?

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