PDA

View Full Version : One Man's Origins - Day 3



Guntruck
06-07-2012, 02:35
It’s now Friday and I awake early, avoiding a repeat of the ‘Das Boot’ treatment of the morning before. Breakfast then a wander across to the convention centre. It’s getting a lot more busier today and there are a lot more people around today, and quite a few are dressed up in their role-playing outfits. Some of the young and slim (and not so young or slim) ladies appear to have thrown on their costumes in the dark and sadly missed (as my dear old dad used to say: “The sights you see when you haven’t got your elephant gun handy”).

I’ve got my Zeppelin Hangar game to run at 9 so I set up shop. There is a goodly turn-out for this and an interesting game ensues. The Zeppelin survived with some damage, and a few Entente aircraft got shot down, but anyone who was shot down immediately go issued with another plane and was shoved into battle again. All in all a successful game, if I do say so myself.

Karl (Jager) arrives mid-day and preps his “Stop the Bombers” game. We have seven American DH4s and their escort making their way across the table and back again, assailed by the dastardly hun. Karl has mounted all DH4s on a large Perspex sheet, making movement easier. I take one of the escorting planes and do my by now famous ball-of-flame impression – twice. Don’t really get into the fight as by the time I come on again everyone else is up the other end of the park, so I spend a lot of the game chasing after them.

We pack up and all the Buckeye Gamers head for the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant. We are joined by other site members who have arrived, including Anne (MisDomingo), Jim (Old Navy) and Luis (Iberian Shadow). A good time was had by all, chatting about historical re-enactment and wargaming in general. Afterwards I made a mercifully short but heartfelt speech of thanks and handed out a few small trinkets, and we then we toured this fascinating restaurant. The name may give a clue to the theme, and all the walls are covered with WW1 and WW2 memorabilia and photographs, some of which were new to me. Back to the hotel to sleep on another successful day. Karl joins us and kips down on the fold-out sofa.

Marechallannes
06-11-2012, 00:38
Chasing seven Airco DH4's in formation!

That's no fun, especially with "A"-firing rear guns.:erk:

Flying Officer Kyte
06-11-2012, 01:31
Another good yarn Steve.
Both my good lady and I had to smile at the description of the womens attire, or lack of same, and I had not heard the Elephant gun remark for years.
Sounds like another cracking day.
Rob.

Jager
06-11-2012, 12:23
Yes, LARPing costumes (or lack of the same) reminds me of the times I helped with the info booth at the SCA's (medieval re-enactment) big event in PA in the summer. The crew devised a game for counting poeple walking by into catagories. Most were dispariging, and those included: "Not enough fabric for body type" and "Colours not found in nature".
Karl

Flying Officer Kyte
06-11-2012, 12:55
We used to have a game called Wang Fest, where we had to get a photo of ourselves in uniform chatting to some Wang. ie a person in a nylon coat of arms,rubber sword and Knitted mail, or a maiden with nose peircings, orange dyed hair, etc. The worst photo got a prize for the best Wangster at the end of the weekend. However, this got too easy, so it was upgraded to Cheese and Wang. You had to be photographed convincing your Wang to eat a piece of cheese whilst the photo of you both was being taken. A great way to pass time at a Medieval Fair on a wet day.
Rob.

CappyTom
06-11-2012, 13:01
Chasing seven Airco DH4's in formation!

That's no fun, especially with "A"-firing rear guns.:erk:

Your telling me. It was tough to say the least. But a good scenario.
:eek:
Thomas

Willi Von Klugermann
06-11-2012, 13:09
We used to have a game called Wang Fest, where we had to get a photo of ourselves in uniform chatting to some Wang. ie a person in a nylon coat of arms,rubber sword and Knitted mail, or a maiden with nose peircings, orange dyed hair, etc. The worst photo got a prize for the best Wangster at the end of the weekend. However, this got too easy, so it was upgraded to Cheese and Wang. You had to be photographed convincing your Wang to eat a piece of cheese whilst the photo of you both was being taken. A great way to pass time at a Medieval Fair on a wet day.
Rob.

I've convinced my Wang to do some things from time to time but never to eat a piece of cheese. :D

Jager
06-11-2012, 13:12
Some of the worst I remember was the year there was a fad of elf ears and samurai swords.
Other categories included "Chronologically Challenged (e.a Viking tunic with Cavalier hat and samurai sword). and "poor Bunny fu-fu" (a certain group of attendees had a great liking for bunny fur loincloths and bikinis).
;)
Karl

gully_raker
06-11-2012, 22:55
We used to have a game called Wang Fest, where we had to get a photo of ourselves in uniform chatting to some Wang. ie a person in a nylon coat of arms,rubber sword and Knitted mail, or a maiden with nose peircings, orange dyed hair, etc. The worst photo got a prize for the best Wangster at the end of the weekend. However, this got too easy, so it was upgraded to Cheese and Wang. You had to be photographed convincing your Wang to eat a piece of cheese whilst the photo of you both was being taken. A great way to pass time at a Medieval Fair on a wet day.
Rob.

:smack: Oh boy! The things you chaps do for fun!:cheezy:
I would love to know the "chat" lines used to get the Wang to eat the cheese.:eek: