I'll play this scenario straight up. My "table" is smaller than usual so I reserve the right to make adjustments if planes get too close to the edge.
Right now and-110 B-2nd is griping, 'Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?" To which Spitfire B-2nd is retorting "At least you're not Mr. Brown, Mr. Shitstain!" Before a fist fight breaks out some crotchety old dude tells them to shut the hell up and get fighting, silently wondering if anyone reading this post gets the movie reference...
I like this scenario b/c it features such mid-matched performance rulers. I tend to do better in a turning fight so the Brits probably have home court here, but the Bf-110C has a pretty fearsome armament and a tail gun.
As a side note I'm not allowing any range measurements before moves this time around, it won't be so easy for a Spitfire to camp on a Bf-110's tail just out of tail gunner range.
Both Spitfire flights climb to gain energy, the 110's aren't close enough to get shots off yet.
Mistakes are made already. The British A flight moved straight trying to lure the 110's in, but the lead German plane used its altitude advantage to close for a shot. The lead Spit from B element got in for a tight shot on one German but ended up in tail gun range from its wingman.
The lead German scores 2 hits for 1 damage to reduce a British element but misses with its tail gun. The two British spits roll 0 hits and 3 hits but with underpowered MG's does 0 damage.
Round One to the Vultures, now let's see what a Spitfire can do.
110C lead dives in for a shot, reducing Spitfire B-2. Two tail gun shots miss Spit A-2.
Tricky spot for the British with the Germans having the advantage and 2 reduced elements. Should they try to form up? The only way to do that is for B to move at stall speed and wait for A, doesn't look like a good idea right now.
Instead the full strength elements take up protective positions with B performing an Immelmann. The lead Bf-110 pursues its target and gets out of enemy fire lines, while a Spit and Bf-110 trade head on shots.
The reduced Spitfire B-2 is eliminated while the other does fire and either miss or do no damage .
German tail gunner misses, Spit A-2 hits twice for 0 damage.
Again British .303 MG's fail to hurt, as they score 2 hits but 0 damage while the 110 on its starboard side scores 2 hits for 1 damage and reduces it's foe.
The British are in real trouble now, losing A-lead and seeing B-lead reduced while doing no damage. At least the Bf-110 trailing A-2 missed with all 3 shots. And it gets worse, on the next initiative roll...
I have to pause here, I'll finish this next time I have a break at work. Yeah, I play this at work when I have time, cool huh?
Here is the battle so far:
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