So it's 1130 on 3 Feb 1990, and again the Cuban Liberation Air Force (CLAF) is enroute to tangling with Communist fighters of the Castro regime. But things have changed up a bit: Generalissimo Waraldonez ordered a reorganization of the CLAF fighter squadron. Heavy casualties have been sustained, and while the aircraft can (and are) be replaced, getting new fighter pilots is an altogether different story. The Generallissimo ordered the best pilots of the attack squadrons (also flying F-4 Phantoms) to be reassigned as replacement pilots to bring the fighter squadron back up to 12 pilots. The attack squadron commanders complained, but relented when the Generalissimo pointed out the attack squadron aircraft wouldn't survive the war without a fighter squadron to take on the enemy MiGs.
The first fight on the morning of Day 3 saw an even up fight between three F-4 Phantoms and three MiG-21s, in which the Castro forces downed one F-4 and Bruiser 04 downed all three of the enemy MiGs, becoming the CLAF's first Ace. Now we have Blackjack 01 (a Veteran), 02 (Regular), and 03 (Veteran) squaring off against four of Castro's Air Force MiG-21s, so stand by for action.
I'm using the relatively new set, "Lacquered Coffins," modified slightly. The airplanes are 1/600; the CLA flight consists of F-4 Phantoms from PicoArmor, the Castro flight consists of MiG-21s from Tumbling Dice.
*That was the first time either side failed a Maneuver Roll all fight. Nice timing...
He got lucky; at the end of Turn 6 I tested to see if the game was over and it was; another turn and I'd have dropped Red 01, too.
An excellent fight, with the CLAF turning a 3 to 4 numerical inferiority into a winner, with Blackjack 03 adding two more kills to his resume, bringing his total to four victories in only two combat sorties!
In the next fight we see a four on four match, thought he CLAF has two Regular and two Rookie pilots heading into the fight. Coming right up!