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The Betancourt Salient 1917

“Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds”

Y.B. Yeats

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Richthofen and Brown

With the Betancourt campaign over and not having any other campaigns ready to start, Henry and I had an enjoyable couple of one-off games on Saturday afternoon. The scenario, one which I’ve always wanted to try, was the fight between Manfred von Richthofen and the Canadian Ace Roy Brown. Setting up the table, our startContinue reading “Richthofen and Brown”

August 13: Salvation

The newly promoted Major Trotter rose unsteadily to his feet, the pilots sat round the long dining table banging the it with the palms of the hand as he put the pint to his lips. The rhythmic pounding built to a deafening crescendo as he drained the glass, some of the beer spilling from theContinue reading “August 13: Salvation”

Uh-oh… another distraction

Betancourt is nearly over and I’m working on the Suez project (see ‘The Last Roar’, here: https://bloodybetancourt.wordpress.com/category/the-last-roar/) but then I was idly leafing through Latin American Air Wars by Dan Hagedorn and stumbled upon the 1922 Paraguayan Revolution. A quick look on the Helion Publishing Latin America at War series – https://www.helion.co.uk/series/latin-americaatwar.php?sid=46390911b331153bc0d40c6b43b1c24f – and IContinue reading “Uh-oh… another distraction”

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