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Teaticket
06-07-2022, 06:05
The Origins Game Fair starts tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th.

If anyone is on the fence, get off and join in the fun. We have a full schedule of Wings games (and 2 Sails) from Wednesday noon through Sunday.

Hope to see a few of our members there. We'll post photos when we can.

Flying Officer Kyte
06-07-2022, 06:56
As usual I am looking forward to your reports Peter.
I hope all of you will have a good one, and if there are any Sails games please try and get a few shots for the Anchorage.
Rob.

Dan-Sam
06-07-2022, 08:11
I'm missing this event much every June. Hope you'll have a good time, timetable looks definitely cool :thumbsup:

tikkifriend
06-07-2022, 10:14
Roll them out Peter and win those games.

Flying Helmut
06-07-2022, 14:29
Have a blast chaps!

Shoot one (or more!) down for me :guns::guns::guns:

flash
06-08-2022, 00:51
Fond memories of 2018 - have a great time chaps - give Phil a Boom card from me ! :guns:

Hedeby
06-08-2022, 10:23
Lots of reports and Photos please Pete. Can add something to our front page...

RJG173
06-12-2022, 08:52
I guess Origins 2022 was a black hole. Players go in, but photos and AARs do not come out.

camelbeagle
06-12-2022, 09:06
Lost in time and space! Looking for some pics and AAR as well. Lots of fun games planned.

Flying Officer Kyte
06-12-2022, 09:07
Maybe they just need a little time to develope the plates Robert.:D

Rob.

Flying Helmut
06-12-2022, 10:49
I guess Origins 2022 was a black hole. Players go in, but photos and AARs do not come out.

My guess is that they are/were REALLY busy - that was a packed game schedule!

Either that, or it was a legendary night in the Mess! :drinks::pint::singin::drunk::sleep:

Jager
06-12-2022, 12:56
Just got home a couple hours ago. Yes we had a packed schedule, esp. Peter, who ran the most games (such a surprise).
I'll be working on my AARs Wednesday; Peter will need a couple days to get home. We'll have to see about the rest of the GMs.
Most of us return to even fuller (non-gaming) schedules :(
Initial report: Despite a number of complications from the organizers GAMA, not Ares or the GMs), things went fairly well.
All the players seemed to have a great time. The invitational went off very well: many, many thanks to Jim and Peter. Matt would have been pleased.
Karl

Dan-Sam
06-12-2022, 13:43
Something's on FB, but I understand it - when you're there, you're focused on real world (of tiny airplanes, that's true) and presentation is somewhere very deep on the the list of priorities. I'm sure they'll come in next week :please:

Old guy
06-12-2022, 16:07
Well I ran one game Thursday and one Friday.

The Thursday game was Nieuport 28's vs Fokker DVIII's
had 10 people play and they seemed to have fun.

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Friday's game was a bombing mission, had about 6
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Old guy
06-12-2022, 16:09
Also big thanks to Teaticket for letting me borrow a matt Thursday, I owe you a beer still. :drinks:

camelbeagle
06-12-2022, 16:10
Awesome Bill! Thanks for sharing!

camelbeagle
06-12-2022, 16:11
Just got home a couple hours ago. Yes we had a packed schedule, esp. Peter, who ran the most games (such a surprise).
I'll be working on my AARs Wednesday; Peter will need a couple days to get home. We'll have to see about the rest of the GMs.
Most of us return to even fuller (non-gaming) schedules :(
Initial report: Despite a number of complications from the organizers GAMA, not Ares or the GMs), things went fairly well.
All the players seemed to have a great time. The invitational went off very well: many, many thanks to Jim and Peter. Matt would have been pleased.
Karl

The schedule looked pretty busy! Glad it went well.

malachi
06-12-2022, 19:22
Just got back tonight and getting some much-needed rest :p
I had a blast and it was fun putting faces to names and playing in so many games! Games were run very well and I enjoyed each that I was able to play. I don't know how Peter does it - running 10 games would be exhausting - I tapped out on a couple and I was only playing :surrender:
Ares was giving $5 credit to participants for each game played so I was able to snag a couple Morane-Saulnier Type N and an SE5a, I forgot to spend my other credits lol. The booth seemed to be getting decent traffic the few times I visited.

Here are some pics to tide you over until the real deal. I regret not having any pics of an unofficial Battlestar Galactica game that Peter, Robert, and I played, but I appreciated Peter teaching us the game and then killing us.

WGS Holland 1940 My first time flying a 109.

Setting up
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Dutch bomber trails smoke
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Maestro documenting the action
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She's a beauty
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WGS Guadalcanal Planes were falling all over the sky.

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WGF Attack of the Cuckoos! This was a hoot, although I can't fly one effectively I need a couple :p The Brits put some minor damage on target.

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Tripods and Triplanes: Martians on the Rampage My first time driving a Martian and had a blast (CWIDT). Playing this one was invaluable - I hope to run a game with my family.
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Sails of Glory: Harbor Raid It was fun playing this, although I find the ship mat management clunky. The French managed to repel the British assault and I somehow didn't run aground.
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WGF Stop that Uboat! This one was a ton of fun despite the fact that my Austrian wingman and I could not defend that gorgeous target.
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Ray and Bill enjoying themselves
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WGS: The Skies Darken Did they ever...
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WGF: Schlachtflieger attack! Somehow Thomas's Halberstadt walked away with 1 damage point from this exchange. :eek:
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The Matt Materne Memorial Tournament was a tremendous success

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I finally got my revenge on Peter in the last game of the day when I immel'd behind his Pup. Posted for historical accuracy :p
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camelbeagle
06-12-2022, 19:50
Those are some awesome pictures Chris!

Flying Officer Kyte
06-13-2022, 00:12
Superb pictures Chris.
Thanks for posting.
If you don't mind I will pinch the Sails ones and put them up on the Anchorage crediting you as the originator.
Rob.

flash
06-13-2022, 01:02
Thanks for the early pics Bill & Chris - good to see the action :thumbsup:

Flying Officer Kyte
06-13-2022, 01:43
Addendum to my last post.

If any game organisers have players they wish to award medals, please Pm me with the details and level of medal to award and I will see to it. Also if you know of anyone other than malachi who played in the Sails game I would also like to know.
Thanks.
Rob.

malachi
06-13-2022, 04:06
Thanks, all.
Rob - of course, no problem.

zenlizard
06-13-2022, 04:36
Great to see the players and planes back in action!

Dan-Sam
06-13-2022, 05:08
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A perfect AAR, exactly what we expected :thumbsup: What do you think about using few photos for an article about Origins? (just thinking with my fingers on keyboard)

malachi
06-13-2022, 06:07
A perfect AAR, exactly what we expected :thumbsup: What do you think about using few photos for an article about Origins? (just thinking with my fingers on keyboard)

Yes, no problem, of course. Spread the news :thumbsup:

Teaticket
06-13-2022, 19:12
Got home a couple hours ago, whew! 13+ hour drive isn't for the faint of heart but well worth it. It may take me a while to get up AARs for the games I ran but I will do so as soon as I can.

I hope others took photos of their games and post them. Karl ran 4, Glenn 2, Bill 2, Ray 3 and Jim 4, so there should be a few photos coming. I know Ray already has posted on facebook. I plan to put mine there as well after posting here.

It was another fun blast of Wings, Tripods and Sails for the 5 days of Origins. Saturday night we ran the 1st Harry(Mat) P Materne Memorial Tournament. ARES gave us a number of planes as prizes and Jim added in a few more so no one went away empty handed. Top prize of a Handley Page 0/400 went to Thomas! There was a small hole in the box so I offered to keep it if it was beneath him to except a flawed prize, but he being ever the gentleman excepted and ran off with it under his arm.

A big thanks to all the game masters and participants for upholding the spirit of good gaming etiquette and supplying abundant amounts of humor. I can't measure how much I enjoyed myself.

Aardvark1430
06-14-2022, 08:14
Oh my goodness, ... 3 Fokker T.V's, 6 Fokker D.XXI's and 3 Fokker C.V's (or C.X's ?) flying and fighting outside The Netherlands ... BRAVO ! :sAprvd:
Are they Geromy models ?

cheers,
Guus :salute:

Teaticket
06-14-2022, 08:33
Oh my goodness, ... 3 Fokker T.V's, 6 Fokker D.XXI's and 3 Fokker C.V's (or C.X's ?) flying and fighting outside The Netherlands ... BRAVO ! :sAprvd:
Are they Geromy models ?

cheers,
Guus :salute:

Hi Guus. Yes, the T.Vs and C.Vs and C.X are the Geromy ones you got for me. I'll get the AAR up later today for this one. The Fokker XXIs are AIM and Shapeways.

Teaticket
06-14-2022, 09:09
Addendum to my last post.

If any game organisers have players they wish to award medals, please Pm me with the details and level of medal to award and I will see to it. Also if you know of anyone other than malachi who played in the Sails game I would also like to know.
Thanks.
Rob.

I have rosters for all of my games so I'll pass on to you what I can of people that I know are aerodrome members.

Teaticket
06-14-2022, 19:22
Holland 1940 AAR is up 'HERE' (https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35417-Origins-2022-Holland-1940-Fri-3pm&p=572119#post572119). Game 1 of 9 I ran along with a 2 hour teaching session split 1 hour each for both WGF and WGS.

Malachi (Chris Weaver) flew in his first Origins game but somehow evaded the camera. We'll get to see him later on so you can put a face to the name.315843

Teaticket
06-14-2022, 20:19
Here are a few photos not from any games I ran.

Driving to Colombus I followed this fellow for a while. I prayed it was not a preminition of what was to come.
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A group of us across the street at Barleys enjoying a meal and a beer or two.
l to r, front myselt, Peter Landry (teaticket), back corner Jim O'Neil (rhodie80), Chris Weaver (malachi)(in hat), Thomas Coon (redcoon2), Glenn Francis (Jago85) and Karl Evoy (Jager).
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Here is the area where we had our tables. Looks a little light but this is Wednesday.
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Jim in his chariot. An infection in a broken toe immobilized Jim but for his snazzy wheels.
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Even while a bit gimpy Jim still ran his games. End of the Fokker Scourge.
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One of Ray Garbee's games.
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On the way home I spent over an hour sitting here, just out of reach of happiness. There was an accident up ahead that closed the highway. Took quite a while before the log jam could get to the next exit and be re-routed. Just not what I needed when desperately needing to get to my hotel and hit the rack.
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Flying Officer Kyte
06-15-2022, 00:38
Thanks for the pictures Peter.
It is good to be able to add a couple more faces to the list.
Rob.

Flying Helmut
06-15-2022, 03:00
Great pictures!

Nice "Rogues Gallery"! ;)

RJG173
06-15-2022, 04:26
Peter, what highway in Pennsylvania was the accident on? Was it I-80?

camelbeagle
06-15-2022, 05:39
Nice pictures Peter! A lot of great gentlemen in those pictures!

Teaticket
06-15-2022, 08:40
Peter, what highway in Pennsylvania was the accident on? Was it I-80?

I-90. I was heading east. Exits 3-6 were closed as well as the highway between. I hope no one was seriously injured.

Teaticket
06-15-2022, 08:48
Great pictures!

Nice "Rogues Gallery"! ;)


Nice pictures Peter! A lot of great gentlemen in those pictures!

The Gentlemen of Rogues. The extracarricular activity was limited by Jim's lack of mobility. We had all the fun we could that was allowed by law.

Teaticket
06-15-2022, 18:57
Game 2 AAR now posted 'HERE' (https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35421-Origins-2022-Guadalcanal-Thursday-9am&p=572183#post572183). Guadalcanal.

Thursday 9 am, the Japanese staged a raid on Henderson Field. The Cactus Airforce threw every available plane into the air to stop the attack on the US forward position in the Pacific.

Eight players joined in for another action filled WGS game.

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Stumptonian
06-16-2022, 14:01
I regret not having any pics of an unofficial Battlestar Galactica game that Peter, Robert, and I played, but I appreciated Peter teaching us the game and then killing us.

;)

I know how that goes. Had some BSG tutorial time with Peter when I visited him in March.

Great pics, Chris. Thanks for posting.

Teaticket
06-16-2022, 14:05
I did take BSG pics and will post them. I'm trying to post in order of the games playes, so we'll get there.

Teaticket
06-16-2022, 16:33
Game 3 Thursday 3pm, Martians on the Rampage can be seen 'HERE'. (https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35426-Origins-2022-game-3-Martians-on-the-Rampage-Thursday-3pm&p=572245#post572245)

4 players participated in the mayhen inflicted upon the French countryside.

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Teaticket
06-17-2022, 18:48
Game 4 Friday 10am - SOG - Harbor Raid can be seen at the Anchorage 'HERE'. (https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?6549-Origins-2022-Game-4-Harbor-Raid-Friday-10am&p=105399#post105399)

9 Captains set sail, 5 Royal Nave and 4 French Navy. The Royal Navy sent a detachment to raid a well defended French harbor that had been the base for harassing sorties.

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Teaticket
06-18-2022, 17:13
Game 5 - SOG - Protect the Grain Convoy - Fri 1pm can be seen on the Anchorage 'HERE'. (https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?6550-Origins-2022-game-5-Protect-the-Grain-Convoy-Fri-1pm&p=105410#post105410)

9 Captains set sail for battle. 5 French and 4 British. The British were out to attack a grain convoy heading from the Americas back to France.
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Teaticket
06-18-2022, 19:26
Game 6 - Raid on Madang AAR can be seen 'HERE'. (https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35441-Origins-2022-game-6-Raid-on-Madang-Sat-9am&p=572333#post572333)

5 pilots flew in this game and christened my newest game mat. In this one the USAAF are conducting another raid on a Japanese installation. This time it is Madang in New Guinea.
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Teaticket
06-18-2022, 19:50
Here are a few more random Origins photos. These are from Saturday morning.

Karl running his Thunderbolt game.
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Ray running his bomber game.
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zenlizard
06-19-2022, 07:48
Capronis & an H-P! Great to see the big boys on the table for the Allies.

Teaticket
06-19-2022, 08:04
Game 7, The Sky Darkens, Saturday 1pm. A Battle of Britain scenario. The AAR can be seen 'HERE'. (https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35442-Origins-2022-game-7-The-Sky-Darkens&p=572361#post572361)

6 RAF Spitfires go up against 3 Dornier 17s protected by 5 Bf 109s.
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Teaticket
06-19-2022, 18:50
My 9th event! The Harry P Materne Memorial Tournament - Saturday 7-10pm, can be seen 'HERE'. (https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35443-Origins-2022-The-Harry-P-Materne-Memorial-Tournament-Saturday-evening-7-10pm&p=572380#top)

It was a great honor to run this tournament in Matt's memory. Hopefully we can keep this going for many years to come.
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Teaticket
06-19-2022, 20:34
Game 9, USAS vs Jasta Boelcke AAR can be seen 'HERE'. (http://https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35444-Origins-2022-game-9-USAS-vs-Jasta-Boelcke-Sunday-10am&p=572384#post572384)

N28s and Dr.Is face off in my last game of the show. I expect some fancy flying with these nimble aircraft and the ace skills the Germans will have.

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Teaticket
06-19-2022, 20:48
On Wednesday, the first day of Origins I ran a teaching session at noon. 8 people came to the table and I was able to give them 1 hour learning WGF and 1 hour on WGS. I was happliy surprised at the turnout as not one had pre-registered for the session. There were I think young 3 brothers and a friend attending. The father(not in any photo) of the three brothers was watching and talking to me through the session. He was very excited about the game and the planes the game has produced. He went to the ARES website on his phone and was really excited that they had Mustangs. I had to sadly inform him that many of the planes are not available or only available at premium prices. Still, he was thriled about the game and when the session was over took his young squadron over to the vendor area. Looks like some young blood added to our game.
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Flying Officer Kyte
06-20-2022, 02:12
Can't see the attatchments to the teaching game Pete.
The rest look great!
Rob.

Teaticket
06-20-2022, 06:19
Can't see the attatchments to the teaching game Pete.
The rest look great!
Rob.

Thanks for the heads up Rob. Should be fixed now.

flash
06-20-2022, 08:00
Well done Peter - fresh blood in the mix, I bet they had a good time ;)

Flying Helmut
06-20-2022, 08:04
Young Pilots! :eek:

Must run and hide in the clouds...:surrender:

Teaticket
06-20-2022, 08:44
Yes, brining in the youngsters is a double edged sword. We need young players but they treat us oldsters so badly!;)

Dan-Sam
06-20-2022, 09:10
Yes, please, nobody under 50 from Opole in Prague anymore :pray:

Just kidding, let them shot down us :guns:

Flying Officer Kyte
06-20-2022, 12:18
Ditto those comments Pete. I can see clearly now that the rain has gone!
Very good work with the youngsters.
Rob.

Jager
06-25-2022, 05:38
Here's the links to my AARs: not as good as Peter's, but hope to do better next year.
Maybe I'll hire a cub reporter ;)

Attack of the Cuckoos: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35454-Origins-2022-Attack-of-the-Cuckoos

The Thunderbolts are coming: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35456-Origins-2022-The-Thunderbolts-are-coming

Schlachtflieger attack!: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35455-Origins-2022-Schlachtflieger-attack!

Karl

Jager
06-25-2022, 05:43
A few of the old vets playing in the Memorial Game:

John, Thomas and Paul:
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Jim running the score board:
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Peter running things; quite well, I should add:
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Glenn, being a spectator:
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Ray and Thomas playing across from me; I didn't know if they were plotting against me, or each other (probably both!):
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And me, with my wingman Charcoal:
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Karl

Teaticket
06-25-2022, 08:34
Nice photos Karl. Wish I had the time to fly in one of your games. Damned guy setting up the schedule didn't allow that.;)