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Thread: Colours 2017 - Newbury 16th Sept

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    Default Colours 2017 - Newbury 16th Sept

    Colours 2017 is a superb one day show being held on Saturday 16th September at Newbury Race Course, Berkshire RG147NZ.
    http://www.nrwc.org.uk/colours-2017

    This clashes with a certain national weekend event being held at Doncaster but if you're one of the few not going to that event and you fancy a day out at one of the south's premiere wargame events then please come and join Ajay and myself at the table at Colours to fly WGF and keep the 'drome flag flying at this event.


    (A pic from the 2015 event).

    I will post further details as and when I get them - cheers Dave
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    "He is wise who watches"

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    Ready and waiting Dave.

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    Ethan from Entoyment will be joining us for the day. Any other takers ?

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Dave

    I'm not doing Doncaster, so could make it up to lend a hand. What time would you like people to arrive?

    - Neil.

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    Good to hear Neil, if you can make it before ten that would be fine, you'll get free entry. It will be good to meet you again.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Will aim to be there between 9 and 9.30am to help setup.

    - Neil.

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    You might be there before us then !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    We should be getting a 12'x5' table, and we have six entries to 'man' it, hope to be there by half nine at the latest.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Looks very much like the set up for York - in the racecourse stand. Such a shame it is beyond the range of my drop tanks.

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Also, you'll be rather busy in Doncaster that weekend

    - Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilCFord View Post
    Also, you'll be rather busy in Doncaster that weekend

    - Neil.
    DOH !!!!!!!! epic omnipresent failure

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Fancy getting yourself all confusticated my man.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Sorry I cannot make this one but I hope all there have a great day.

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    Sorry you can't make it too Mike, you will be missed - unlike when you are there when you'll be hit !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Attending are:
    Dave (flash);
    Andrew (Ajay)
    Neil (NeilCFord)
    Squire (Ethan)
    Mr Entoyment (Peter)
    There is room for one more on the ticket - if anyone is up for it let me know.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    We are situated on table D17 - 2nd (top) floor, centre - beside the windows overlooking the course.
    traders & games, parking instructions etc can be found here: http://nrwc.org.uk/colours-2017

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Have a good show chaps, will be thinking ab....... nah sorry will be tooooo busy in Doncaster.
    Hope all goes well, which I am sure it will

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    Thanks Chris, happy to oblige

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Subsiding on the sofa with a belly full of curry, just wanted to thank Andy and Neil for their outstanding efforts at Colours today, they were magnificent and great ambassadors for the game.
    I lost count of the number of games we put on between us but it was in double figures I'm sure. The last was best fun when me and Neil saw off four Nieuport 17's attacking a balloon, we got simultaneous kills and although they dragged him down I managed to drop the last pair and avenge his loss. Pics will come when I get home next week and I know Neil got some too.
    All in all a grand day out.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Default Game one Colours:

    Here's a few pics of the action from the first game, more will follow if I can put up with the single frame loading we now seem to be restricted to.

    Here's the table set up and ready for action - we split it in two
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    Simple scenario - bounce the two seater who is too preoccupied to see you coming and see if you can get him down before he runs back over the trenches:

    Neil tutors Thomas & his dad James in the dark arts of WGF
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    Dad James getting some long range shots in - the Harry Tate, piloted by me, hasn't an angle to fire back
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    Thomas was correcting directional difficulties whilst his dad trades lead with the Harry Tate
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    As James breaks off son Thomas slides in for the kill....
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    To paraphrase a well known TV show "I'd have got away with it if it wasn't for that pesky kid !"
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    all those top right are +1, Thomas hit me for six !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Game two went in a rush - another team in the chairs expertly double teamed the Harry Tate
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    Think it was Brenda ? that got the kill, ably assisted by Mark
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    By this time I was on the other end of the table with Dan, "Biggles" & Jerry leaving Neil with Mark, Brenda(?), Dave and another comrade who then moved on to something more exotic involving a Gotha !
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    Same as Game 1 but with the sides swapped round - Jerry arrived on scene as a Hun escort just in time to see my Alb C.III bite the dust, caught between two fires but Dan had the final word and got the kill.
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    Jerry had rotten luck and was downed by two engine damage by 'Biggles'
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    Leaving me in the Blue Maus to take on the two Tommi's
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    Fortunately they had be softened up a bit - Dan went down first - and 'Biggles' retired hurt after picking up a wound and fire in the same burst - his machine succumbed to fire before it could get home. My first two of the day
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    I quickly grabbed some scoff and whilst I did Ajay took on a chap who had been patiently waiting and asking questions about how the game worked. Ajay's luck with the Blue Maus was.... all bad !
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    Meantime more success at the other end of the table
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    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great AAR Dave. Glad it went off OK with everyone else skiving at Doncaster.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Thanks Steve. Think it was possibly the busiest show I've been at - at times we had as many viewing as playing, Neil & Andy did sterling work.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Next up was a game with Roger & Tim - the first time Tim took damage Roger started laughing - I don't think he stopped throughout the games we played, even when it was his turn in the barrel !

    Neil was having a break and watched this game - exhorting me on to victory "we must get one recon home !"
    I duly gave the Nieuport's the slip, pumped a burst into Tim and ran for home

    Tim is set afire as he reverses to get after me & Roger nearly wets himself laughing
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    Roger swaps lead with my gunner as he slowly closes in
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    I cheekily turn right, stall and trade fire once more before exiting the table.
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    The boys needed a win so I took them both on with my old favourite and paid the price !
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    Jerry had returned for seconds so he had a pop at the lads too with the Blue Maus - he was more successful !
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    Jerry on the left foreground, Roger & Tim behind him - the chaps hard at work behind them !
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    Having cleared the board Jerry asked me for a one on one - this time he took the British N.17 and his luck ran out !
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    I was lucky, Jerry had some good moves and was probably the highest scoring punter on the day.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    We switched out to a Balloon Busting mission - three chaps stepped up to take a run at it against flak & AAMG the two more fellas appeared and suddenly we had a couple of Huns to oppose them ! Neil & Ajay took care of this one as I was quickly involved with other punters who then played in the next game, only got a few pics but the action was hot and before long the balloon was flaming !
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    The final game was another opposed Balloon Busting effort - me and Neil providing the opposition to four Tommi pilots in N.17's, a dad and his son, and a couple of lads with X-wing experience "so we should be able to handle this..."
    Challenged accepted

    Me and Neil scored synchronised kills "I have you now...."
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    I didn't get a pic but Neil strayed between the surviving pair and they splashed him so I had to avenge him didn't I ?
    Three or four phases and it was all over...
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    And so was the show - it was half four, most tables had packed up and gone and now it was our turn.
    Tired but happy we parted company and returned to base.

    A huge thankyou to Ajay & Neil for their efforts on the day and a big thankyou to all the players who made the day so much fun, and a shout out for Andrew (BeneathALeadMt) who came past to say hello.
    Last edited by flash; 09-19-2017 at 00:56.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Wow, excellent AAR for what was obviously an excellent day!
    Well done team Southerners

    Lest we forget

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    Great stuff, Dave!

    A big "very well done" to all of you.

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    Great job Dave. Thanks for the AAR and all the photos.

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    Looks like a lot of fun was had by all.


    I envy you Brits - you seem to get a lot of action in.
    I will have to get over there one day.
    (brandy in tow)

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    Looks like a lot of fun was had by all.


    I envy you Brits - you seem to get a lot of action in.
    I will have to get over there one day.
    (brandy in tow)


    P.S.
    more will follow if I can put up with the single frame loading we now seem to be restricted to.
    Has that been fixed for you, Dave? It seems it would work fine for me. (I just did a quick test but did not upload)

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    Congratulations to you and your team, Dave! Thank you for the good A.A.R.'s also.

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    Looks brilliant Dave, wish I'd felt better and had stayed to play a game. Managed to get a WoG virgin to play with my regular opponent at club yesterday and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and want to play more (I got my tailplane handed to me by some amazingly well flown camels). Next week will be my first game with my new balloon.

    Thanks for all your effort promoting WoG (Dave,Neil and Andrew)

    Andrew
    BALM
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    It was good to meet you Andrew & there's always a next time mate !
    Some chaps will be at Warfare, Reading in November and Beachhead, Bournemouth in Feb if you can make it along to either of them.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    My photos from the day are now up on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/gp/smudgypixels/307c16

    Here's the result of one last gasp shot!



    - Neil.

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    My photos from the day are now up on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/gp/smudgypixels/307c16

    Here's the result of one last gasp shot!



    - Neil.

    (Someone with admin rights please delete this duplicate - Thanks, Neil)

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    Great pics Neil

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Looks to have been a very successful show, nicely done chaps for flying the flag, well done those men

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    Hey Chris - this is the gizmo I told you about from Bill Herbert - remember this ?

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    The centre block lifts out and you can store the chits inside that. It's quite nifty. I will hopefully get it to you at Warfare
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    Hi Dave,
    Yes I remember speaking to the chap last year at Newbury, he said he was going to get one made up. i look forward to seeing it in the flesh. Yes will be at Warfare and will bring you your prize from Donny



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