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Hedeby
09-10-2023, 12:16
So after a great 2023 event, thoughts turn to 2024 and our tenth anniversary...
I hope to be able to confirm the dates in the next day or so. Taking on board feedback, especially from our European colleagues, I will try to book dates at the end of September rather than the start.

Once confirmed, we can start looking at how we can make next year the best ever....

The ‘bring & buy’ seemed to be a big hit so we’ll definitely repeat that. Also hoping to renew the advertising deal with ARES which will ensure a plentiful supply of prizes.

Any ideas and/or suggestions gratefully received....

Guntruck
09-11-2023, 01:12
We will have to think of a really spectacular disease that we can all come down with next year :puke:

flash
09-11-2023, 02:55
Maybe we can import something with the LL candidate ?!

Dan-Sam
09-11-2023, 23:34
I can add plans that we have for Prague geathering, maybe they can inspire you:


Wings of War Vintage: There will be 20th anniversary of the very first release of WoW: Famous Aces next year, so we want to bring this old fashioned experience back on the table. No mat, no minis, cards only (maybe the first possibility to play with promo or booster pack cards? We'll see...
Memorable Missions: There were more than 125 missions during past years and we plan bring two or three back. There will be a poll to vote the chosen ones. My personal favourite one are from TataMichal and Thunderbolt (both PL), but we'll see which one would be the top.

:minis:

Flying Helmut
09-12-2023, 00:26
[LIST]
Wings of War Vintage: There will be 20th anniversary of the very first release of WoW: Famous Aces next year, so we want to bring this old fashioned experience back on the table. No mat, no minis, cards only (maybe the first possibility to play with promo or booster pack cards? We'll see...



Awwww!

I was planning to do that @ Prague!

Oh, well - I'll try to think of something else instead.

Dan-Sam
09-12-2023, 03:16
Awwww!

I was planning to do that @ Prague!

Oh, well - I'll try to think of something else instead.

There is not a GM for this mission yet. If you are raising a hand as a volunteer... ;)

PS: I guess there could be some support from mighty Andrea for this cunning plan. And from Kubajs's wife who is famous for her "It was such a nice and compact game when it was just a card game..." :slysmile:

Flying Helmut
09-12-2023, 03:33
There is not a GM for this mission yet. If you are raising a hand as a volunteer... ;)

PS: I guess there could be some support from mighty Andrea for this cunning plan. And from Kubajs's wife who is famous for her "It was such a nice and compact game when it was just a card game..." :slysmile:

Yes, happy to volunteer as GM!

I could bring along some booster packs too...

Dan-Sam
09-12-2023, 05:44
Promoted to Prague '24 GM, thank you for your service, sir :salute:

Hedeby
09-12-2023, 06:25
SO I HAVE BOOKED THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM VENUE FOR NEXT YEAR
I know I can't please everyone, and which ever dates are selected will cause a problem for someone, so apologies if that happens to be you.
Given that, the dates are as follows;

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2024

Flying Helmut
09-12-2023, 06:29
Thanks, WingCo!

Now I can bug Work about getting time off...

Guntruck
09-12-2023, 06:34
That'll do for me. Can't book the Premier Inn yet though.

Hedeby
09-12-2023, 06:37
So the list begins:

Chris (Hedeby)
Steve (Guntruck) (and Jill)
Rob (Kyte)
Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
Dave Manley
Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
Mark (Baron Rolf)
Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
Paul (Tikkifriend) (and Mary)
Mark (Woof)
John (Biggles)
Ruth (Biggles)
Hannah (Biggles)
Amy (Biggles)
Gary (Mcdorf)
Lex (Cats Eyes)
Tim (Flying Helmut)
Maverick (Simon)
BooHoo Hamster (Andrew)
Fabzan (Fabio)
CptIronsight (Andrew)
Angiolillo (Andrea)
Magnoan (Andrea)
Teaticket (Pete)
Camel Crew (Iain)
Hawkhurst (Andy)
Deadly M (Marian)

We have a load of Maybe's and a few definitely maybe's as well and a Lend Lease.
Hoping for about 40 of us this year. Anyone else who has made a decision (either way) please let me know on here.

Flying Officer Kyte
09-12-2023, 08:47
You can add myself and Mrs K to the list Chris.
Rob.

Flying Officer Kyte
09-12-2023, 08:57
We will have to think of a really spectacular disease that we can all come down with next year :puke:

The one I have at the moment is quite spectacular enough for me Squadron Leader. The quack now has me flying on antibiotics for it and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
Kyte.

David Manley
09-12-2023, 09:23
Want me to drop in to see my chums at Porton Down to see if they have anything they could give me to bring along? (btw - JOKE in case anyone from Porton is reading :D )

David Manley
09-12-2023, 09:27
I should be good for that weekend :) Unless I'm at sea, which is a low probability but not zero - we have some trials happening in September 24)

Flying Helmut
09-12-2023, 09:49
................we have some trials happening in September 24)

No need to wait that long....

GUILTY AS CHARGED!

Take Him Down!

;)

Guntruck
09-12-2023, 10:33
The one I have at the moment is quite spectacular enough for me Squadron Leader. The quack now has me flying on antibiotics for it and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
Kyte.

Still not got shot of my dose of whatever was given out at Donnie. Going to Colours didn't help as I was worse on Sunday than I was before going.

mikeemagnus
09-12-2023, 12:07
Yon and I shall be there - Doncaster that is :) And we are planning on making our first trip to Prague as well. Shall have to look at both in October though, as we are off to Canada next Tuesday for three weeks or less, so really haven't the time to do much before that.

Tim - that
GUILTY AS CHARGED!

Take Him Down! is yet another one for which this time it's your turn - :smack:

Perhaps someone, somewhere, (not mentioning any names, Tim) has info on where we should look to book in advance for Prague - in terms of accommodation, plus the low down on venues etc :) That would be a great help :)


and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
Kyte. That's a bit harsh, Air Vice Marshall (retired); better get better quickly then.

McDorf
09-12-2023, 14:52
The one I have at the moment is quite spectacular enough for me Squadron Leader. The quack now has me flying on antibiotics for it and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
Kyte.

I'm almost fully recovered, just a very slight cough. Sore throat is 99% gone, but I bet that might make a come back after Stevensweert!

Hedeby
09-13-2023, 01:51
Still not got shot of my dose of whatever was given out at Donnie. Going to Colours didn't help as I was worse on Sunday than I was before going.

I must be immune... feeling fine

Guntruck
09-13-2023, 02:20
You're probably the carrier! :sick:

David Manley
09-13-2023, 08:23
I must be immune... feeling fine

The new "Patient Zero".....

Flying Helmut
09-13-2023, 09:40
"Patient One-point-Zero"?

"Patient One"?

Lt. S.Kafloc
09-15-2023, 09:32
Been to the quacks. Throat, ear and chest infection. 2 lots of antibiotics, still feeling crap.

On to happier things, count Karen and I in for the 10th anniversary at Donnie.

Hedeby
09-15-2023, 11:26
Excellent news (not the antibiotics obviously)

Flying Officer Kyte
09-15-2023, 12:38
Sorry to hear that Neil. I finish my antibiotics on Sunday, and seem to be gradually getting better.
Role on your recovery.
Rob.

Hedeby
09-16-2023, 04:56
Awwww!

I was planning to do that @ Prague!

Oh, well - I'll try to think of something else instead.

We should have a card table at Doncaster!... or maybe do the Ace of Aces with cards?
I was also toying with the idea of giving everyone a two seater, it would be complete and utter chaos !

Hedeby
09-16-2023, 04:57
We should have a card table at Doncaster!... or maybe do the Ace of Aces with cards?
I was also toying with the idea of giving everyone a two seater, it would be complete and utter chaos !

Or maybe boats?
Lol maybe not

Guntruck
09-16-2023, 05:54
So the list begins:

Chris (Hedeby)
Steve (Guntruck) (and Gill)
Rob (Kyte)
Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
Dave Manley
Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
Mark (Baron Rolf)
Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)

That'll be Jill with a J, not Gill with a G

Flying Officer Kyte
09-16-2023, 07:07
We should have a card table at Doncaster!... or maybe do the Ace of Aces with cards?
I was also toying with the idea of giving everyone a two seater, it would be complete and utter chaos !

Great Chris. That means I can fly Snoopy with Woodstock as his observer.

Rob.

Boney10
09-16-2023, 07:11
You can count myself and Mandy in as well, just trying to think of a large playable naval battle.

tikkifriend
09-16-2023, 09:59
So the list begins:

Chris (Hedeby)
Steve (Guntruck) (and Gill)
Rob (Kyte)
Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
Dave Manley
Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
Mark (Baron Rolf)
Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)

Me and Mary

tikkifriend
09-16-2023, 10:02
Python Zombies is a must Chris ��

Woof
09-16-2023, 15:03
Or maybe boats?
Lol maybe not
Everyone gets a Macchi M.5, it's half boat!

I've pencilled in the dates. Not sure if Piper and Becky will be with me as it will be during term time so would be a challenge to get up there at a sensible time on the Friday. If Piper is still interested closer to the time though we'll make it work somehow.

Hedeby
09-18-2023, 04:10
Piper was Ace... certainly did brilliantly in the Ace of Aces

johnbiggles
09-20-2023, 13:50
Us Biggles's will be there.
I originally bought WoW as the card game, thinking it would be a fun game for the caravan when rainy.
A card only version of something at Donnie would be something I'd happily play

Biggles downunder
09-20-2023, 23:40
Us Biggles's will be there.
I originally bought WoW as the card game, thinking it would be a fun game for the caravan when rainy.
A card only version of something at Donnie would be something I'd happily play

Just a tad too far for this Biggles! :D

McDorf
09-23-2023, 02:27
I should get my name in sooner than later. ;)

Cats Eyes
09-23-2023, 11:55
I will be there next year. Looking forward to it.
Hope that Neil is up and running by then :thumbsup:.
Cheers to you all and see you in 2024

Hedeby
09-24-2023, 02:40
Great news Lex, first name from Europe down, hopefully many more to follow

tikkifriend
11-20-2023, 09:58
Booked at the Premier Inn. See you all on Thursday 26th at the bar :pint:

Hedeby
11-22-2023, 05:08
Good man

mikeemagnus
11-22-2023, 09:36
Now booked in to Premier Inn Doncaster East from Friday night. :pint: :)

Flying Officer Kyte
11-22-2023, 10:49
Mrs K. and I got booked in yesterday too.
Rob.

Flying Helmut
11-22-2023, 13:52
Booked at the Premier Inn. See you all on Thursday 26th at the bar :pint:

Moi aussi! :pint:

Guntruck
11-23-2023, 00:21
Booked in!

tikkifriend
11-25-2023, 09:09
Ah thats a good round of drinks then . Bet the Doombar is off as usual :eek::pint:

Hedeby
12-27-2023, 01:57
Got the funding through from Roberto, will be hitting the ARES January sales to purchase lots of goodies for the Doncaster event...
Already have a couple of balloons in my basket (appropriately...)

Guntruck
12-27-2023, 02:24
Don't waste it on ships! ;)

Flying Helmut
12-27-2023, 02:44
Don't waste it on ships! ;)

^^^^^^ What He Said! ^^^^^^

;)

tikkifriend
12-27-2023, 05:41
Don't waste it on ships! ;)

Agreed :) :)

:fokker::camel:

Hedeby
12-28-2023, 02:04
Ooh you uncharitable lot.... can’t leave the Boaty Boys toyless on the big day.

Guntruck
12-28-2023, 02:26
Ooh you uncharitable lot.... can’t leave the Boaty Boys toyless on the big day.

Can we have a show of hands on this? :D

tikkifriend
12-28-2023, 06:10
Can we have a show of hands on this? :D

All hands on deck please.

David Manley
12-28-2023, 09:21
No ships, no coming

:thumbsup:

Flying Officer Kyte
12-28-2023, 14:31
I don't need to make any comment on this one!

Bligh.

FabZan
12-29-2023, 08:16
Ciao, from Italy!
I should be there!!!

Flying Helmut
12-30-2023, 07:43
Ciao, from Italy!
I should be there!!!

That would be great! :sAprvd:

tikkifriend
12-30-2023, 14:01
Ciao, from Italy!
I should be there!!!

With a few Andrea's and other Italian pilots :D

Lt. S.Kafloc
01-21-2024, 09:57
That'll be Jill with a J, not Gill with a G

He fell into my trap there Steve.

Lt. S.Kafloc
01-21-2024, 10:02
I can just confirm that Rob is making another excellent terrain spectacular for our 10th anniversary game of Taranto 2024. More details to follow.

Flying Officer Kyte
01-22-2024, 12:32
Just covering my back after the rumours about no ships this year.
I will give a running report on the construction once Mrs K and I recover from the latest plague to strike Chez Kyte.

Rob.

Hedeby
01-22-2024, 13:50
Not another dose of the Wuhan Flu?

Flying Officer Kyte
01-22-2024, 13:59
I tested Chris, but it came up clear. However, it has all the indications that the last lot we got in 22 had, only not quite so severe although it is lasting longer.
Rob.

Hedeby
01-22-2024, 17:09
Fingers crossed you shake it off soon, it’s not much fun.

mikeemagnus
01-23-2024, 05:20
once Mrs K and I recover from the latest plague to strike Chez Kyte. Sorry to hear that Rob - hope you both recover quickly. I'm praying Yon and I don't pick up a nasty again from our upcoming return to Canada. Going to meet our latest grand daughter, Pippa, for the first time :) Its because of this trip that we shall not be making Prague after all. A shame, but its just too close to call :(

tikkifriend
01-24-2024, 06:36
Got to get your priorities right Mike :thumbsup:

flash
02-08-2024, 00:51
Noticed this morning that this event isn't in the calendar yet, Chris ! :eek:

Hedeby
02-16-2024, 13:29
Crikey, I need to fix that (if I haven’t already). It would be brilliant if you could join us Dave.

Guntruck
02-16-2024, 14:30
Are you getting my emails Chris?

Booboohamster
02-16-2024, 15:14
Hi all

For some reason I could not see this thread, had to use the search function.

Anyway, hoping to be there, not sure if I will be flying solo or have some of the other Middlesbrough pilots with me, time will tell.

Thanks

Snowy

tikkifriend
02-17-2024, 03:35
All Smog men and women are welcome :)

Flying Officer Kyte
02-17-2024, 08:23
Hi Andrew.
I just checked your preferences and all seems to be in order. However, I have altered your clock from US time to GMT so that should now register correctly for you. If you spot any other annomalies please let me know.
Rob.

Hedeby
02-17-2024, 09:03
Are you getting my emails Chris?

Apologies Steve, went straight to spam and I didn’t spot them. That would be a massive YES PLEASE.
I will upload the photos and launch the event. Thank you Steve, looks amazing.

To everyone else watch this space, lol

Guntruck
02-17-2024, 11:34
Apologies Steve, went straight to spam

Charming! :mad:;)

Flying Officer Kyte
02-17-2024, 12:08
Spam of course it was spam! :eat: Don't you chaps know there is a war on.

No more Python sketches please. They taste even worse than spam. :puke:

Kyte.:slysmile:

tikkifriend
02-18-2024, 11:08
Apologies Steve, went straight to spam and I didn’t spot them. That would be a massive YES PLEASE.
I will upload the photos and launch the event. Thank you Steve, looks amazing.

To everyone else watch this space, lol

What space if its in Spam ?

David Manley
02-19-2024, 02:44
A quick question - I know we aren't really into the detailed planning phase. but would anyone like me to bring my air racing game for one last outing? Possibly with a completely new set of aircraft (which I'd need to start making soonish) and all the lessons learnt from the last two outings incorporated into the hopefully final streamlined rules?

Hedeby
02-19-2024, 07:54
ABSOLUTELY.... great idea actually. As it’s our 10th Anniversary we should have a few of our favourite games from the previous years, so if anyone has any requests let us know.

tikkifriend
02-20-2024, 02:05
A quick question - I know we aren't really into the detailed planning phase. but would anyone like me to bring my air racing game for one last outing? Possibly with a completely new set of aircraft (which I'd need to start making soonish) and all the lessons learnt from the last two outings incorporated into the hopefully final streamlined rules?

Is the Pope a Catholic !!
I will be honing my appaling tight turns to ensure merriment for the other contestants.
Might the tweeked rules include bird strikes ?

David Manley
02-20-2024, 03:18
Is the Pope a Catholic !!
I will be honing my appaling tight turns to ensure merriment for the other contestants.
Might the tweeked rules include bird strikes ?

Might do :)

Might also have P38s, Bearcats, Cavalier Mustangs and Sea Furies :)

mikeemagnus
02-20-2024, 04:35
would anyone like me to bring my air racing game for one last outing? Absolutely :) Have to give it a go again ;) Loved it last time out. Very exciting.

Hedeby
02-20-2024, 10:08
Reserve me a Sea Fury, what a plane

tikkifriend
02-20-2024, 10:37
If I win the raffle can I fly Steves Walrus :deadhorse::sAprvd:

Guntruck
02-20-2024, 10:56
Can I bring my Tigercat to play?:cheezy:

David Manley
02-21-2024, 02:35
No reason why players can't bring their own aircraft :)

Ideally with gimballed stands to get that nice visual effect in the turns

Guntruck
02-21-2024, 03:12
No reason why players can't bring their own aircraft :)

Note to self: finish off my Me 163. Great down the straights, not too good at cornering :lol:

Flying Helmut
02-21-2024, 03:47
Note to self: finish off my Me 163. Great down the straights, not too good at cornering :lol:

... and spectacular explosive landing!!! :p

johnbiggles
02-22-2024, 23:02
A quick question - I know we aren't really into the detailed planning phase. but would anyone like me to bring my air racing game for one last outing? Possibly with a completely new set of aircraft (which I'd need to start making soonish) and all the lessons learnt from the last two outings incorporated into the hopefully final streamlined rules?

I just mentioned this to Mrs B, and as Paul said, so that's 4 more of us for the racing. You might need a bigger table at this rate!

johnbiggles
02-22-2024, 23:09
If old games are the thing, I could resurrect the train busting raid I ran at Derby Worlds when it was held at Donington Park? Let me know if that is something you would like.

Flying Officer Kyte
02-22-2024, 23:38
I was just thinking the same about our Taranto raid John.

Rob.

Hedeby
02-23-2024, 01:56
Train Busting... YES PLEASE, I remember it well

Hedeby
03-06-2024, 03:50
So the list begins:

Chris (Hedeby)
Steve (Guntruck) (and Gill)
Rob (Kyte)
Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
Dave Manley
Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
Mark (Baron Rolf)
Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
Paul (Tikkifriend) (and Mary)
Mark (Woof)
John (Biggles)
Ruth (Biggles)
Hannah (Biggles)
Amy (Biggles)
Gary (Mcdorf)
Lex (Cats Eyes)
Tim (Flying Helmut)
Maverick (Simon)
BooHoo Hamster (Andrew)
Fabzan (Fabio)
CptIronsight (Andrew)

We have a load of Maybe's and a few definitely maybe's as well and a Lend Lease.
Hoping for about 40 of us this year. Anyone else who has made a decision (either way) please let me know on here.

Anyone else I can add to the list?

Hedeby
03-06-2024, 03:59
We also have the following games confirmed...

Train Busting (WW2 - John Biggles)
Battle of Taranto (WW2 - Neil and Rob)
The Big Race (WW2-ish Dave Manley)
European Masters (WW1 - NEED SOMEONE TO RUN THIS) volunteer please !

So Boaty Bouys... what are your plans?
WW1 Games? what would folk like to see? (I could run my 2-Seater Mayhem with the target cards and the limited fuel & ammo)
BSG? - Do we want a BSG table?

Answers on a postcard (or on here) please...

Thank you

Flying Helmut
03-06-2024, 05:28
I could run a WW1 "Cards Only" 20th Anniversary of "Wings" game.

Flying Officer Kyte
03-06-2024, 07:57
Boaty boys Chris and I have had a prelim discussion by phone as I had to miss Hammerhead, and will try and firm something up at Partizan.

Note:- Taranto will need a table as big as the Boaty Boys usually need plus a side table for equipment etc.

Rob.

David Manley
03-06-2024, 08:20
Do we know how the European Masters aspect is going to work?

Boney10
03-06-2024, 13:56
Ok I intend to be there at Donny with +1.
Really harsh seeing the comments about the best game, which is sails of course. I am looking to put on a historical battle, if Taranto dont take all the tables.

Hedeby
03-06-2024, 15:00
Do we know how the European Masters aspect is going to work?

Haven’t a clue, hoping that someone who has participated will be able to explain/run it.

Spoonfrog
03-06-2024, 23:53
I could run a WW1 "Cards Only" 20th Anniversary of "Wings" game.

Yes! Do this! It sometimes gets a bit lonely being the only one posting cards AARs :eek:

Flying Helmut
03-07-2024, 00:00
Yes! Do this! It sometimes gets a bit lonely being the only one posting cards AARs :eek:

I'm going to GM a "Famous Aces" back-to-basics cards-only game @ Prague in April, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of that box set hitting the shelves.

If I can do it @ Doncaster as well that would be great. :sAprvd:

Hedeby
03-07-2024, 00:45
Consider it done, fantastic idea celebrating both anniversaries. If we ask nicely maybe Andrea will autograph some of the cards/boxes

Flying Officer Kyte
03-07-2024, 02:27
Ok I intend to be there at Donny with +1.
Really harsh seeing the comments about the best game, which is sails of course. I am looking to put on a historical battle, if Taranto dont take all the tables.

There will always be room for you Chris.
Rob.

tikkifriend
03-07-2024, 03:18
Haven’t a clue, hoping that someone who has participated will be able to explain/run it.

Here you go Chris The English section is further down the page.

https://www.ludusintabula.org/europe...2024-lucca.../

https://www.fiw.it/wings-of-glory-european-master/

Hedeby
03-07-2024, 10:47
Does that mean you are volunteering to run it Paul?

tikkifriend
03-08-2024, 07:09
No sorry Chris , going for the hat trick of games Prague , Rome and Donnie. You can do it easy, its only a matter of setting the time limit and collating the points, A man of your banking background can do that standing on their head :D

Hedeby
03-09-2024, 05:27
I’ll have to have a look, as whom so ever runs that rules themselves out of every other game on the Saturday, and what with the Aces on a Sunday means I’m pretty much out of everything.

Hedeby
03-09-2024, 05:30
Here you go Chris The English section is further down the page.

https://www.ludusintabula.org/europe...2024-lucca.../

https://www.fiw.it/wings-of-glory-european-master/

Can’t see translations

Magnoan
03-09-2024, 11:44
Hello pilots, I and Andrea are supporting the Master challenge in Lucca, will play the formula in Prague and will lead the same in Rome ... I really would immagine me in Doncaster this year and it will be the first time for me with you there. Let me know if you are interested in experiencing this 4 round dogfight + bombing, very basic rules, kind of challenge and I'll be very happy to bring the format in Doncaster.
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Flying Officer Kyte
03-10-2024, 03:49
I am getting translations of the scorecards and hotel reservations sections but the Rules are still in Italian Chris/ Paul!
Rob.

camel crew
04-01-2024, 06:17
Ello All. Just received my leave pass so will be joining you all :sAprvd:

mikeemagnus
04-01-2024, 08:26
Just received my leave pass so will be joining you all Excellent news :thumbsup:

Teaticket
04-01-2024, 10:14
Ello All. Just received my leave pass so will be joining you all :sAprvd:

Very good news! :clap:

tikkifriend
04-01-2024, 11:04
Hello pilots, I and Andrea are supporting the Master challenge in Lucca, will play the formula in Prague and will lead the same in Rome ... I really would immagine me in Doncaster this year and it will be the first time for me with you there. Let me know if you are interested in experiencing this 4 round dogfight + bombing, very basic rules, kind of challenge and I'll be very happy to bring the format in Doncaster.
��

It will be good to see you in Doncaster Andrea.

tikkifriend
04-01-2024, 11:10
I am getting translations of the scorecards and hotel reservations sections but the Rules are still in Italian Chris/ Paul!
Rob.

Uploading the Englaise version now

Flying Officer Kyte
04-01-2024, 11:27
Ello All. Just received my leave pass so will be joining you all :sAprvd:

Very good news Iain. See you there.
Rob.

Flying Officer Kyte
04-01-2024, 11:28
Uploading the Englaise version now

Thanks Paul.
Rob.

tikkifriend
04-01-2024, 11:33
Waiting for file approval

tikkifriend
04-02-2024, 06:23
Whats apped them to you Chris.

Hedeby
04-02-2024, 12:06
Received Paul.
Nice one Iain

Flying Officer Kyte
04-06-2024, 00:27
If any other pilots want a seat in the Swordfish for the Taranto game, there are now only three remaining so if you want to fly please PM me soonest.
Rob.

Flying Officer Kyte
04-15-2024, 08:43
All seats for the Taranto game are now taken.

Rob.

Hedeby
04-17-2024, 03:50
Will start pulling together the timetable once Prague is done.
May have to look at possibility of running some games twice

Teaticket
04-17-2024, 09:49
I want to run at least one game. I can easily be pursuaded to run 2. PM me with what you have and we can work something out.

Flying Officer Kyte
04-17-2024, 11:07
The Taranto game is already fully booked up with 12 pilots Chris.
I will notify you about the table size we need in a few days time.
Rob.

mikeemagnus
04-18-2024, 09:35
I ran a WW1 game at our Flight Club meeting recently, Chris. So long as the timing doesn't clash with the Taranto game, I'd be happy to run it again at Donnie. Its called "There and Back again" and is very loosely based on a real scenario that took place on the western front during Bloody April 1917. Sopwith Pups and Strutters v Albatros DIIIs. I have enough for eight a side if folk are interested, but doubt it would work with fewer than nine players.
Let me know what you think.
Mike :pint:

Hedeby
04-22-2024, 07:57
Thanks Mike, much appreciated

Hedeby
04-22-2024, 07:59
Wow Prague 2024 looks like it was a fantastic event... the words that spring to mind are follow that !!!
To that event I will now begin pulling together the proposed program for the Doncaster event, trying to take into the account demands for certain games, the likely number of attendees, willing GMs etc etc.
Watch this space...

camel crew
04-29-2024, 04:08
I ran a WW1 game at our Flight Club meeting recently, Chris. So long as the timing doesn't clash with the Taranto game, I'd be happy to run it again at Donnie. Its called "There and Back again" and is very loosely based on a real scenario that took place on the western front during Bloody April 1917. Sopwith Pups and Strutters v Albatros DIIIs. I have enough for eight a side if folk are interested, but doubt it would work with fewer than nine players.
Let me know what you think.
Mike :pint:

Put me down for a seat in this one Mike :thumbsup: I'll fly for the Central Powers

camel crew
04-29-2024, 04:10
Well that's all sorted. Premier Inn and breakfasts all sorted

Flying Helmut
04-29-2024, 04:30
I'm in for Taranto, and am planning to GM a rerun of my "cards only" Famous Aces game just played @ Prague.

Obviously, these two mustn't clash.....

Guntruck
04-29-2024, 07:10
I ran a WW1 game at our Flight Club meeting recently, Chris. So long as the timing doesn't clash with the Taranto game, I'd be happy to run it again at Donnie. Its called "There and Back again" and is very loosely based on a real scenario that took place on the western front during Bloody April 1917. Sopwith Pups and Strutters v Albatros DIIIs. I have enough for eight a side if folk are interested, but doubt it would work with fewer than nine players.
Let me know what you think.
Mike :pint:

I'll have some of that Mike, subject to no Taranto/Air Race clash :thumbsup:

Hedeby
04-29-2024, 07:22
Blimey, planning just got complicated

Flying Officer Kyte
04-29-2024, 12:42
I can add to that Chris. For Taranto we will need an 8ft by 5ft playing surface with two side tables for the players mats and one for the GMs charts etc.
We are already fully signed up with 12 pilots.
Rob.

Hedeby
04-30-2024, 05:10
Maybe we set up Taranto in the Sails room?
Also how do you feel about running Taranto twice? Once on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday as everyone seems to want to play it…

Flying Officer Kyte
04-30-2024, 07:42
Problem with that is, I would need to be there before sparrow fart on Friday to get it all in place. That is why I like all my games on Friday morning Chris. Plenty of up and down time to assemble it all. The Sails room sounds great. I would think that with a bit of lateral juxtaposing of tables we could get both games in there at the same time.
Rob.

Hedeby
04-30-2024, 12:47
How about having two slots on the Saturday morning? so running it twice to facilitate more players?
Understand if that's not practical

Flying Officer Kyte
05-01-2024, 00:16
That would be O.K. Chris, but you would have to run it past Neil as it is his game. I am only the Gofor. We could do wave one with my 12pilots, and wave two with another eight in the second half. That would be doable.
Rob.

Hedeby
05-01-2024, 07:35
Neil says yes, so we shall run this twice to give everyone a chance to play.
So am sorted for WW1 games, WW2 games, the European Masters tournament, just need to get some idea what the boaty boys are planning…

Flying Officer Kyte
05-01-2024, 07:48
I have spoken to Neil on the landline. What we will do is run the scenario in two halves. The first wave attack will be made by the 12 Pilots who are already signed up.
The second wave will give eight more players a chance to take part so please PM me if interested. First come first served.
The wave one pilots are:-

PILOTS LIST.

FIRST WAVE.

Mikee
Teaticket.
Flying Helmut.
Guntruck.
Tikkifriend.
Angiolillo
Hedeby.
Dave Manley.
Woof.
John Biggles.
Guus.
Lex.

SECOND WAVE.

Magnoan.

tikkifriend
05-01-2024, 08:12
Thanks for the heads up Rob. Look forward to the success of the Stringbags

Hedeby
05-02-2024, 02:12
There has been a lot of chat around having the European Masters competition at this year's event.
Due to the fact that it is run over 4 rounds it is going to impact on players availability for other games. Now we could use some of the Friday slots but I know a lot of folk wouldn't arrive in time...
Can these rounds be completed within an hour? or do they need to fill a two hour slot? does anybody know?

Suggestions anyone?

Guntruck
05-02-2024, 03:11
I have spoken to Neil on the landline. What we will do is run the scenario in two halves. The first wave attack will be made by the 12 Pilots who are already signed up.
The second wave will give eight more players a chance to take part so please PM me if interested. First come first served.
The wave one pilots are:-

PILOTS LIST.

FIRST WAVE.

Mikee
Teaticket.
Flying Helmut.
Guntruck.
Tikkifriend.
Angiolillo
Hedeby.
Dave Manley.
Woof.
John Biggles.
Guus.
Lex.



Better make sure there is not a lot left for the second wave then :guns::guns:

Teaticket
05-02-2024, 06:27
There has been a lot of chat around having the European Masters competition at this year's event.
Due to the fact that it is run over 4 rounds it is going to impact on players availability for other games. Now we could use some of the Friday slots but I know a lot of folk wouldn't arrive in time...
Can these rounds be completed within an hour? or do they need to fill a two hour slot? does anybody know?

Suggestions anyone?

Being a non-euro import am I allowed to fly in this? :pray:

David Manley
05-02-2024, 06:35
There has been a lot of chat around having the European Masters competition at this year's event.
Due to the fact that it is run over 4 rounds it is going to impact on players availability for other games. Now we could use some of the Friday slots but I know a lot of folk wouldn't arrive in time...
Can these rounds be completed within an hour? or do they need to fill a two hour slot? does anybody know?

Suggestions anyone?


This is going to be a radical suggestion, but should the European Masters be a separate event? If it commits entrants to playing four games then that is going to wipe out most of the day for them and I wouldn't be surprised if many of the attendees were prime candidates for playing in it (not me, I'm rubbish). Or might there be an option to stay later than the usual museum closing time ? (I'm guessing not for security and insurance reasons, but maybe.....)

tikkifriend
05-02-2024, 08:35
There has been a lot of chat around having the European Masters competition at this year's event.
Due to the fact that it is run over 4 rounds it is going to impact on players availability for other games. Now we could use some of the Friday slots but I know a lot of folk wouldn't arrive in time...
Can these rounds be completed within an hour? or do they need to fill a two hour slot? does anybody know?

Suggestions anyone?
Each round is 45 mins. very little set up at all.
4 rounds in total . each player will play
1 Central powers dogfight
2 Entente dogfight.
3 CP bombing
4 Entente bombing.
so a total of 180 mins of tournement play.
No referees, only collation at the end of each game.
game card scoreing pads can be got from Andrea Magno via request or see Dan if he has any PDFs from Prague.

tikkifriend
05-02-2024, 08:44
So what games , apart from Taranto Daves superb air race , and Tims original cards game are planned for the weekend?

Hedeby
05-02-2024, 15:39
I will publish tomorrow, can condense the Masters into 3 slots which means we can avoid the Taranto game, so hopefully everyone will be happy…

Flying Officer Kyte
05-02-2024, 23:58
And so it continues.

Taranto

SECOND WAVE.

1. Magnoan.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

I will update as the pilots sign in.

Rob.

Guntruck
05-03-2024, 00:28
Probably heresy, but if you are insisting on playing a masters tournament, could not some or most of it be run instead of the Ace of Aces on Sunday?

camel crew
05-03-2024, 02:05
And so it continues.

Taranto

SECOND WAVE.

1. Magnoan.

2. Camel Crew.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

I will update as the pilots sign in.

Rob.

Ello Rob

Put my name down for the Second Wave.

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 03:06
This is where we are at present, but obviously plenty of time to re-jig things. Need an update from the Sails guys as to what they have planned, as you can see plenty of space for games on the Friday afternoon, although appreciate a lot of folks are travelling on the Friday, but for those who are ready to go from 13:30 plenty of options, its your event so let me know what you want to play. Obviously I can add in some more Wings games but I also have an ever growing boardgame collection which I would be happy to bring down. If you have an idea of which slots you want across the weekend let me know and I will start to populate things (we've made a start on Taranto as you can see above)

338467

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 03:08
I can always drop to Taranto 2 and run something on the WW1 slot opposite, if there are no other takers...

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 05:54
Probably heresy, but if you are insisting on playing a masters tournament, could not some or most of it be run instead of the Ace of Aces on Sunday?

It’s been advertised by ARES so we should probably go with it. Pretty sure we can fit everything in.

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 09:11
Hello pilots, I and Andrea are supporting the Master challenge in Lucca, will play the formula in Prague and will lead the same in Rome ... I really would immagine me in Doncaster this year and it will be the first time for me with you there. Let me know if you are interested in experiencing this 4 round dogfight + bombing, very basic rules, kind of challenge and I'll be very happy to bring the format in Doncaster.
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Andrea if you can run this then you will be a hero !

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 09:19
If Andrea is going to run the Tournament, then he will need to be in the first Taranto slot, so we will need to bump somebody to slot 2 (that isn’t running anything in slot 2)…

All fun and games.

Keep the requests coming in and I will do my level best to accommodate everyone

tikkifriend
05-03-2024, 09:57
Magnifico Magno
:sAprvd::thumbsup:

tikkifriend
05-03-2024, 10:05
Ok looking good Chris. . Put me down (humainly please ) for thee Tournement and Daves whacky races. Already booked the first wave of Taranto

tikkifriend
05-03-2024, 10:06
Are we eating at the Brazilian (arf arf) on Friday night and the usual haunt Saturday ?

tikkifriend
05-03-2024, 10:09
So the list begins:

Chris (Hedeby)
Steve (Guntruck) (and Gill)
Rob (Kyte)
Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
Dave Manley
Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
Mark (Baron Rolf)
Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
Paul (Tikkifriend) (and Mary)
Mark (Woof)
John (Biggles)
Ruth (Biggles)
Hannah (Biggles)
Amy (Biggles)
Gary (Mcdorf)
Lex (Cats Eyes)
Tim (Flying Helmut)
Maverick (Simon)
BooHoo Hamster (Andrew)
Fabzan (Fabio)
CptIronsight (Andrew)

We have a load of Maybe's and a few definitely maybe's as well and a Lend Lease.
Hoping for about 40 of us this year. Anyone else who has made a decision (either way) please let me know on here.

Any additions to the list ?

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 10:12
I’ll update that list as well, still quite a few who are still to confirm.

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 10:15
Ok looking good Chris. . Put me down (humainly please ) for thee Tournement and Daves whacky races. Already booked the first wave of Taranto

I look forward to taking you on in the Tournament…. dakka dakka dakka (ooh can I fly a Brisfit?)

Guntruck
05-03-2024, 11:36
Ok looking good Chris. . Put me down (humainly please ) for thee Tournement and Daves whacky races. Already booked the first wave of Taranto

Yarp, same for me. I'm painting up a few planes for the air race. Team Guntruck - think Team Red Bull but sillier.


Are we eating at the Brazilian (arf arf) on Friday night and the usual haunt Saturday ?

You are most welcome to munch away at the Brazilian (fnah, fnah). However, having been there three years in a row (and being done by them to the tune of £15 last year :mad:) the boss and I will be trying pastures new this year. If all else fails it will be Taco Bell :puke:

And who knows, one day Jill will get her name spelled correctly on the list of runners and riders.......:D

Hedeby
05-03-2024, 11:37
Do we know if any other of our European comrades are able to join us…

Dan?
Sven?
Andrezj?
Kubaj?

Hedeby
05-04-2024, 04:04
Latest list of confirmed Pilots (and ground crew)

Chris (Hedeby)
Steve (Guntruck) (and Jill)
Rob (Kyte)
Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
Dave Manley
Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
Chris (Boney10) (and Mandy)
Mark (Baron Rolf)
Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
Paul (Tikkifriend) (and Mary)
Mark (Woof)
John (Biggles)
Ruth (Biggles)
Hannah (Biggles)
Amy (Biggles)
Gary (Mcdorf)
Lex (Cats Eyes)
Tim (Flying Helmut)
Maverick (Simon)
Booboo Hamster (Andrew)
Fabzan (Fabio)
CptIronsight (Andrew)
Angiolillo (Andrea)
Magnoan (Andrea)
Teaticket (Pete)
Camel Crew (Iain)
Hawkhurst (Andy)
Deadly M (Marian)
Nightbomber (Andrezj)
Rebel (Reg)
Merlin45 (Doug)
Guus (Aardvark1430)

tikkifriend
05-05-2024, 23:29
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/e4WHbc2N2eSiEEx9/
Nice feature on the museum

Guntruck
05-06-2024, 00:24
The memorial wall must be what the brickies were knocking up the last time we were there. It will be good to see the finished article.

Lt. S.Kafloc
05-06-2024, 01:38
As there is no need to reset the Taranto table I envisage the game running continuously over the 4+ hours. Pilots can drop in out as and when.
Wave 1 is 12 aircraft (historical)
Wave 2 is 9 aircraft (historical)

Game mechanics will be basic with a torpedo/bomb munition respawn point on the table so multiple attacks can be flown by the same aircraft. (At present).

Hedeby
05-06-2024, 04:19
The memorial wall must be what the brickies were knocking up the last time we were there. It will be good to see the finished article.

I’ve seen it, impressive especially the iron sculptures of the Spitfire and Hurricane

camel crew
05-17-2024, 10:24
Ello Peter. What's involved in "Da Plane Boss Da Plane?"

Teaticket
05-17-2024, 20:51
Ello Peter. What's involved in "Da Plane Boss Da Plane?"

A game mostly over water where one side must rescue a special passenger from a disabled boat and bring him/her to the safety of Fantasy Island...or the opposite way around...or something different... One side will pick one of several objectives to accomplish and the other side knows something is up but doesn't know the actual objective.

Flying Officer Kyte
05-18-2024, 00:06
There are still six spaces for players in wave two of Taranto. First come first served.

Rob.

Aardvark1430
05-19-2024, 01:44
Hi Chris,
kindly add me to the list of participants. Ferry and hotel booked,

Thanks and cheers, Guus :salute:

David Manley
05-19-2024, 07:48
Good news, looking forward to meeting up again :D

Hedeby
05-20-2024, 10:09
Hi Chris,
kindly add me to the list of participants. Ferry and hotel booked,

Thanks and cheers, Guus :salute:

Sorted !

Flying Helmut
05-20-2024, 11:38
Hi Chris,
kindly add me to the list of participants. Ferry and hotel booked,

Thanks and cheers, Guus :salute:

Hurrah!
It'll be great to see you again, Guus!

mikeemagnus
05-20-2024, 14:31
Ferry and hotel booked, Great news Guus - see you there :)

Teaticket
05-21-2024, 07:04
Hi Chris,
kindly add me to the list of participants. Ferry and hotel booked,

Thanks and cheers, Guus :salute:

Wonderful! It will be very nice to get to meet you Guus.

camel crew
05-22-2024, 01:37
see you soon Guus