An AAR is to be filed at the conclusion of every official combat sortie which should include all the requested information with the exception of the personal mission log, which is optional.  Members should keep track of their own statistics. The Gruppenadjutant will keep track of the Staffel statistics.  Members are to report any discrepencies with the official tally to the Adjutant as soon as possible.

Remember you are flying for the survival of your persona pilot.  Kills are important for achieving mission success and air superiority in addition to setting a good example for the effective skills of the Staffel. But remember, when your pilot is KIA, you start all over again. All acheivements are wiped clean and you battle your way back to Victory.  

However, the ultimate achievement is to balance mission success with survivability in making good survival choices and extending the longevity of your persona pilot.  The immersion is the need to stay alive at all costs. This is the goal, for flying "Dead is Dead". Sometimes it takes more skill and fortitude to return to base then to rack up a bunch of kills. Many pilots did not achieve an air kill for extended periods of time but...lived to tell the story.

I routinely see excellent pilots flying in the arenas with numerous kills to their credit and off to the side..the fact that they've been shot down once or twice..perhaps with a good kill to death ratio...but let's face it...when your're're dead.  They achieve kills pushing the far we push to our own demise..or survival...4 kills on a sortie and death...means absolutely nothing in our "DID" concept.
"Dead is Dead" has also been extended to the TAW and Random Expert Servers as well, but does require a pre-mission form prior to the mission being flown and the AAR report submitted.  Currently this has been suspended pending additional training and new guidelines.  Stay Tuned


Combat Offset Situations Persona Remains Active
Air to Air KIA Die Roll 1-4
Flak Kills,  on Jabo, Heavy Fighters, Bombers Die Roll 1-5
Bailed or Ditched Enemy Lines 1 grid square proximity to friendly lines (only) Die Roll 1-7
Bailed or Ditched Enemy Lines/1/2 grid square proximity to friendly forces No Roll Needed
JU-52 Pilots, KIA Die Roll 1-8

Combat Die Roll

Luftwaffe Scoring 

Iron Cross 2nd Class                                                  1

Iron Cross 1st Class                                                  3

Honor Goblet                                                         10

German Cross in Gold                                                20

Knight's Cross                                                        40

Merit and Award Criteria for 5./ZG1

Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse Destroyed targets: >15

Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse Destroyed targets: >50

Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg Destroyed targets: >100

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Destroyed targets: >150 Air victories: 10 - 20

Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Destroyed targets: >200    Air victories: 20 or more