I actually met this bugger in Rise of Flight. Me, tootling about in my Spad 7 (150hp) and suddenly this flash of red blasts by me. I realised what I had seen.. I had my first "Ohhhhh crap" in RoF. That streak of red, that black cross, there was no mistaking the Red Baron himself.
Sadly, the battle was less than epic, reality ensued and it was over in less than thirty seconds. I had downed the red devil. I made damned sure after by looking at the AAR and it had his name. Strangely though, the next fresh newpaper didn't list him as KIA and he's still kill (18 at last view) There was no way for him to have survived the plunge from high up.
Do you think the game protects aces until their historical death?
Depends,the game normaly dont have missions specific for WW1 aces....gives you the uportunity to be an ace and squad leader by playing historical maps and missions...to do this demands a lot of money and time and dont forget...in a mission you have to die because you did died in real life....