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  1. Two seater Rear Gunner Effectiveness - another idea

    [QUOTE=OldGuy59;566790][QUOTE=Blackronin;566785]I think that everyone should play the way they want. If a movie like Flyboys can be made, hey!, you can fly in reverse if you can convince someone to play that way. :)

    I love to go against 2 seaters and I don't really like to play with them unless it is in a given scenario.

    I use the following house rules combined with official rules to make it spicy and interesting:

    [B]Ace gunners:[/B]
    +1 Aim bonus ...
  2. Esty RAF Hanriots

    Received my two Hanriots today after a bit of a mix up with Shapeways/FedEx having my correct address but then saying it was an incorrect address. Overall I am pleased. Roundel colors look very good, as do the tri-colors across the bottom wing of the Italian Hanriot. Colors on the rudders are a but muted, almost fased, and the thistle emblem on the side of the Belgian Hanriot is difficult to see. The five color camo of the Belgian seems to also be a tad "off" as it has a little too ...
  3. Next Wright Flight Event

    A few years ago I was running our Facebook presence for the Wright Flight, a group of guys based in greater Dayton and greater Cincinnati. We held monthly sessions first at The Hobby Shop, then we moved to Epic Loot in Centerville, and for the last couple of years the group has been carrying on at Dragon's Guildhall. I had dropped out actively between Epic Loot and Guildhall, but the ball was picked up nicely by several chaps. Of late both GDog and Camelbeagle have been doing a bang up job of ...
  4. Diving Back In

    More like a slow dive....

    I had sold all my Wings stuff a couple of years ago as I wanted to focus on WWI air combat using Check Your 6. To be honest, I enjoy CY6 more than I do Wings (heretic, right?). I feel like CY6 provides a better feel as well as more realistic maneuvers for out little planes on the tabletop. I had quite a collection of aircraft with some modified paint jobs, extra decks, ace skill cards, tools of the trade, etc., etc. Sold it really for a song, but I also ...
  5. AAR - Scenario 1: Avalanches above.... Business continues below.

    by , 06-27-2021 at 09:22 (Tripods & Triplanes: The War of the Worlds, January 1918 onwards)
    The result of the first AAR of Scenario 1 of the Campaign is in! Here are the highlights! (results at the end):

    After a heavy battle in the sky, the first of the Martian Cylinders crashlands... And the countdown has begun! Stopping their conflict for a brief moment, a Sopwith Camel and a Fokker E.V. both suffering with smoke damage, investigate the crater...

    The Fokker E.V. manages to take the first photograph but is struck ...
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