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Teaticket
01-06-2024, 17:06
Here is the 2024 schedule submitted for this coming Origins.

We have -
12 X WW1
9 X WW2
2 X T&T
3 X SOG

Additionally we'll have some unofficial games for after hours for the diehards.
We also have our traditional Haufbrau Haus Thursday night dinner.

Origins 2024 Schedule

Wednesday
Noon
-Jim - WW1 - Escadrille saves the Cauldrons
The Lafayette Escadrille is called up to protect some Cauldron G.IV bombers entering Germen Airspace. The Germans send up Albatros D.IIIs of Jasta 5 to intercept. The following fur ball will be epic.

– Chris - WW2 - Skytrains at Guadalcanal – WWII – October 1942
Poor weather has delayed the C-47/R4D Skytrains on their nightly run
to bring critical supplies to Henderson Field and evacuate the
wounded. Japanese Zeroes of the Tainan Ku have found the Skytrains as
Cactus Air Force F4F Wildcats come to their aid.

3PM
-Bill - WW1 - Balloon busting
A mix of Entente vs German ballons and defenders

– Glenn - WW2 - Fighter sweep over the Fatherland.
USAAF fighters are on a sweep over Germany, looking for targets. The Luftwaffe has come to
contest the sweep, and turn the hunter into the hunted.

Thursday
9AM
-Bill - WW1 - Recon mission: Americans vs German's 1918
U.S. a mix of DH4's and Br14's

- Peter - SoG – Harbor Raid
The Royal Navy was tired of blockading the French. In their harbor With a favorable wind the squadron commander decided to pay the French a visit.

Noon
-Karl - WW1 - Photographing the Unknown
An a cluster of enormous objects have fallen from space into no mans' land. The infantry can't get near enough to identify them, so your planes are sent to take pictures and bring them back.
And you'll have an escort, because the other side is doing the same.
(Spoiler alert – this mission is a discovery that the Martians have invaded. It is NOT a T&T game. A follow up T&T game immediately follows this game.)

– Glenn - WW2 - Wings of Glory WW2: Manchuria 1945.
August, 1945. The Red Army is rolling into Manchuria, lead by Red Airforce attacks on the
Japanese airfields. The Imperial Japanese Army Air Service takes off to defend their airspace.

3PM
-Chris - WW1 - Gasbags of Glory – summer 1918
British R.A.F. SE5a’s and German Siemens-Schuckert D.III’s defend
their precious observation balloon while attempting to destroy the
enemy’s. Burn, baby, burn!


– Peter - T&T - Visitors from the Red Planet
Earth, in the middle of WW1 at first had no idea what the fiery streaks in the sky meant. Soon it was realized that the warring countries had to put aside their differences and join together to fight for humanity’s existence!
3 hrs 14 players

Friday
9AM
-Karl - WW1 - The Green Fields Beyond?
The front lines have been ruptured, and now it’s an open field brawl on the Western Front again. Both sides send planes to bomb and strafe the enemy, and more to fly top cover.
You must attack enemy units, the enemy planes attacking your boys on the ground, and protect your ground attack planes.

- Chris - WW2 - Train in Vain – WWII – Winter 1945
Allied P-47 Thunderbolts have stumbled upon a German armored supply train that looks like a sitting duck, until the Focke-Wulf 190’s show up.

Noon
-Jim – WW1 - Cthulhu Rises
You are flying with a squadron of SE5As escorting some well armed American DH.4s. The last thing you expect to encounter is an ancient god. You decide to save humanity from this god and decide to get torn into him. Little did you know was the power of Cthulhu and his ability to bring about sudden madness among you and your fellow pilots.

– Glenn - WW2 - Convoy attack in the Med.
The RAF is sending a strike against a small coastal convoy. Can the escorts get the strike aircraft
through the Axis CAP?

3PM
-Bill - WW1 - Fighter Brawl 1918 various late war fighters.

- Karl - WW2 – Swallows, Meteors and Shooting Stars, oh my!
A what-if game of WW2 jet combat. Come find out what might have happened if the Allied jets were committed to combat before the end of the war. This game will be played with altitude rules, and with
Unofficial rules for jets.

- Peter – SoG – ‘Fire as She Bares’
French and Royal Navy Squadronss meet on the high seas with their largest Ships of the Line available. It’s a battle to the death for control of the Atlantic.

Saturday
9AM
-Glenn - WW2 - Hunting U-boats.
A Hunter-killer task force has found a number of surfaced U-boats near the French coast.
Despite the risk of Luftwaffe air cover, a strike is launched. Sink the U-boats before
the fighters get you.

- Peter - T&T - Mars vs the humans, but where does Gozilla fit in?
Earth is hard pressed trying to fight off the Martian invasion. Just when it looked like it was over with the Martians on the verge of taking over, another force to be reckoned with arrives on the scene, Godzilla! Will Godzilla’s help Earth’s inhabitants to turn the tide against the growing number of Martians rampaging across the planet ,or join the Martians and rid the planet of its human infestation?

Noon
-Bill - WW1 - Nieuport 28's vs Fokker D VIII

- Jim - WW2 - Heinkels over England.
Three HE111s are being escorted by a few ME109s. Out of the clouds come a squadron of Spitfires intent on stopping them. Fly into this maelstrom.

3PM
-Chris - WW1 - Hounding the Hun in the North Sea –spring 1918
French Donnet-Denhaut DD.8 flying boats and Hanriot HD-2 floatplanes
of the Centre d’Aviation Maritime try to suppress German U-boats as
Pflaz D.III and Albatros scouts of Seefrosta Flanders defend.

- Karl - WW2 - Bomber Hunting over the Reich.
A flight of US bombers has gotten seperated from the rest. The Luftwaffe Zerstörers are closing in.
Can the escorts keep their big fellas safe?

– Peter – SoG -‘Breakout’
The French Admiral had anxiously been waiting for this moment. After a storm had blown through knocking the blockading British off station, the French make a break for the high seas.

Sunday
10AM
-Peter – WW1-Lafayette Escadrille proving Their Worth
Lafayette N17s take on Jastas 2 and 12 flying the vaunted twin machine gunned Albatros D.IIIs.

Noon
-Jim – WW1 - The Early Years
This is a chance for you to fly over the trenches in the early years of aerial combat. Fly either DH.2s or Eindecker. Both are lightly armed but neither can take a lot of damage.

Stumptonian
01-06-2024, 21:01
Really tempting, Peter, but I think I have to give my wallet/bank account a rest this year.
:(

Flying Helmut
01-07-2024, 03:08
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

:sAprvd:

Teaticket
01-07-2024, 10:15
Really tempting, Peter, but I think I have to give my wallet/bank account a rest this year.
:(

Priorities Pete. Stop buying all those game you'll never play.;)

Stumptonian
01-07-2024, 11:27
Priorities Pete. Stop buying all those game you'll never play.;)

Yeah you got me there ....
:surrender:

Although I have hooked up with some local guys who play at a local pub every weekend.
(Just board games, no Wings)

camelbeagle
01-07-2024, 18:15
Looks like a fun schedule!

tikkifriend
01-08-2024, 06:31
Yeah you got me there ....
:surrender:

Although I have hooked up with some local guys who play at a local pub every weekend.
(Just board games, no Wings)

Sounds wonderful Beer and games :D

malachi
01-08-2024, 06:41
Yeah you got me there ....
:surrender:

Although I have hooked up with some local guys who play at a local pub every weekend.
(Just board games, no Wings)

Bring your stuff, push 2 pub tables together, and teach them Wings :D

Flying Helmut
01-08-2024, 08:35
Bring your stuff, push 2 pub tables together, and teach them Wings :D

Take along "Famous Aces" and "Watch Your Back", no minis - then Wings IS a boardgame! ;)

Spoonfrog
01-08-2024, 11:30
This is the way I always play. Cards and a table is all you need.. and a ruler ;)

Although there is no "board"...

Stumptonian
04-20-2024, 21:53
Priorities Pete. Stop buying all those game you'll never play.;)

You twisted my rubber arm .... :surrender:

Air fare booked. See you in June.
:D

Flying Officer Kyte
04-20-2024, 23:42
When I started Dom, I had a rectangle of green silk with a few brown and yellow dyed patches across it plus the cards and the box with four minis in it. Went all over Europe and to the States with me as my travelling set. It is incredible how small you can get silk to pack!

Rob.

Flying Helmut
04-20-2024, 23:42
Yay!
It'll be great to see you again, Pete. :sAprvd:

Stumptonian
04-21-2024, 04:52
Yay!
It'll be great to see you again, Pete. :sAprvd:

When I heard you were coming back I figured I should go too.
:drinks:

Jager
04-21-2024, 13:59
You twisted my rubber arm .... :surrender:

Air fare booked. See you in June.
:D

Excellent!

:clap::drinks::singin::fokker::camel:

Teaticket
05-04-2024, 08:37
Just a reminder to all, Origins game registration opens today at 1pm. To find our games on the list above search for ARES Aviators. If you search for Wings of Glory you will find games put on by Phillip (milcoll73) and the Buckeye Gamers.

milcoll73
05-04-2024, 19:08
Just a reminder to all, Origins game registration opens today at 1pm. To find our games on the list above search for ARES Aviators. If you search for Wings of Glory you will find games put on by Phillip (milcoll73) and the Buckeye Gamers.




my games are
thur 6pm 9 pm Wings of Glory. WGF bombing the Reich. handley pages over germany

fri 6pm 9pm Wings of Glory. WGF Late War dogfight

and for some reason the title wasnt added to the game name so they just come up "wings of glory" when searched.

Flying Helmut
05-05-2024, 03:04
Thanks for the info, all.

I hope to get my tickets in the next couple of days, once I've sorted out possible clashes.

Flying Helmut
05-09-2024, 00:04
OK, games booked!

12 slots filled, plus of course I aim to be available for all the "Out Of Hours" extra curricular activities!

Teaticket
05-14-2024, 10:34
OK, games booked!

12 slots filled, plus of course I aim to be available for all the "Out Of Hours" extra curricular activities!

Great!

Unfortunately I see the Thur-Fri-Sat games are still all an hour early and the Sunday games are listed as 3 hours where they should be 2. :mad:
We'll make it work as the games must go on!

After hours non-ARES games, not on the official schedule are, Wed night Mike Jacobe will run a miniature version of Circus Maximus. He has 3d printed a Hippodrome for this!
Fri night Chris will run a Feed the Kracken game.
Sat night I will run my Titanic game.

And of course Thur night we will head over to the Haufbrau Haus. :pint::eat::drinks::pint::clap:

camel crew
05-15-2024, 03:23
Damn. Won't be up until Thursday pm. :( Love Circus Maximus, still in the cupboard. Yet another brilliant game by Avalon Hill

milcoll73
05-18-2024, 18:06
all ticketed up!

Teaticket
06-15-2024, 20:06
Origins is almost upon us! Can't wait for Wednesday to start. I can do without driving Monday and Tuesday to get there but it is well worth it in the end.

We will have a mass influx of the online Thursday Night gaming group on Tabletop Flights. There should be 9 of us plus one import from Germany.

Tim (Flying Helmut) will return along with a lot of the usual Origins pilots. It will be a very good time.

Flying Officer Kyte
06-16-2024, 01:41
Have a great wekend Peter, Tim and the rest of you chaps.
Rob.

flash
06-16-2024, 02:20
Looks like it'll be another epic show, chaps, looking forward to seeing snaps of the action. :guns:

Flying Helmut
06-16-2024, 08:51
OK, getting a bit excited now! :eek:

I'm flying out tomorrow morning at Sparrow-Fart, and I won't be back until Thursday 27th.
I'll be off the 'Drome during that period. See you all when I get back to Blighty!

Jager
06-18-2024, 08:44
I think I have everything packed (except the clothes, that's next). and ready to go.
See everyone there.
Karl

Flying Officer Kyte
06-18-2024, 12:03
Have a good one karl.
Rob.

tikkifriend
06-18-2024, 15:23
Have fun Tim.

milcoll73
06-18-2024, 17:28
hey pete the scheduler wont let me get a ticket for your early sun game because it conflicts with a later sun game. will there be room for me if i show up to play?

Jager
06-24-2024, 10:24
hey pete the scheduler wont let me get a ticket for your early sun game because it conflicts with a later sun game. will there be room for me if i show up to play?

Come on, Phillip; you know there's always room for Jello....er another player in Pete's games. ;)
Karl

Teaticket
06-25-2024, 06:48
hey pete the scheduler wont let me get a ticket for your early sun game because it conflicts with a later sun game. will there be room for me if i show up to play?

Sorry I didn't see this Phil till now. Origins messed up our schedule and I couldn't fix it. For Sunday they made our game 3 hours instead of 2 so they looked like they overlap. For future reference we don't turn anyone away, especially our friends.

FlakJacket
06-26-2024, 20:25
Can't wait to see everyone's pictures from Origins !

Flying Officer Kyte
06-27-2024, 00:12
Welcome to the Drome JJ from here in the UK. I have just confirmed your registration, so you are ready to go.
Fly safe and watch your six.

Rob.

Jager
06-27-2024, 12:37
Hey, welcome J.J. Glad you found your way here.
Karl (Jager)

camel crew
06-27-2024, 13:03
Hello JJ. Welcome to the Drome from over the Pond. Dive on n enjoy yerself. All questions will be answered from the wealth of knowledge on here. Not by me. I'm still asking questions :lol:

Teaticket
06-28-2024, 06:59
Glad you made it in J.J. Great flying with you at Origins. Tonight I'll start to organize my photos. It may take a few days to get the ball rolling but I'll start posting as soon as I can.

Flying Helmut
06-28-2024, 12:10
Welcome to the 'Drome, JJ!
It was fun to fly with you @ 'Origins' once again.

I have transferred 2,962 photos from my phone to my laptop this morning - might take a little while to sort 'em all out!

Teaticket
06-28-2024, 14:29
Soooo close. Maybe next time you'll reach 3000! ;)

Flying Helmut
06-28-2024, 15:32
Soooo close. Maybe next time you'll reach 3000! ;)

Ha - de - Ha - de - Ha! :lol:

Challenge Accepted! ;)

milcoll73
06-28-2024, 23:50
Can't wait to see everyone's pictures from Origins !



welcome to the drome jj:thumbsup:!!! most of mine are already posted. the ones i could make fit anyway lol.