Glück muss man haben
But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you… And I will beat you.
Couple of things on Aces:
So the rules say that if an Ace is "wounded", he loses his Ace status.
Two questions on that, if anyone can help out.
1. Is a Light Wound still a wound under these terms?
2. If an Ace recovers from his wounds, does he get his Ace-ness back next mission?
...I know there's a variant around involving ways to "Ace-up" by counting hits
I've started totting up hits as well as kills: 2 x FBOA = 1 kill; 2 x FCA = FBOA.
Anyone do anything similar - works well for me.
I have three different copies of this variant chart. All are very close yet one incorporates the Expert and the Novice status too. The one I like best rates the planes and the German pilot skills with points. ie Me110 a kill is 1.25 and a FBOA is 0.5 and so on. Also you gain points if the pilot is an Ace or loose points if he is green. These systems are nice but I agree with you that it is more paper work than I want to get into. Besides, getting Ace Hood with five Claimed kills is quicker than they were confirmed. The 8th AAF only confirmed around 10% of the kills claimed, due to multiple claims for one downed E/A.
I do like your take on the skill factor. It is simple and clean for book keeping.