Results 1 to 39 of 39

Thread: Jingle Bells, Machine Gun Shells... Or Red Sleigh Down?

  1. #1

    Default Jingle Bells, Machine Gun Shells... Or Red Sleigh Down?

    Due to an excellent link posted by Andrea on another thread (Link), I offer this translation of his link to a French Wings of War site (Link: Look for "Le Père Noël"):

    NOTE: My sincere apologies to the original author, Pierre, as my translation may be seriously lacking.

    Santa Claus

    Santa does not take a break. Even in times of war, he continues his deliveries. Unfortunately, unscrupulous pilots regard anything that flies as a target.

    Movement

    Santa’s sleigh moves using an “A” maneuver deck. However, given the difficulty of keeping gifts in the sleigh, the Immelmann card is not used. Santa will not risk losing his precious cargo by executing this maneuver.

    Combat

    Santa Claus is not very aggressive, but he can become violent if attacked. Santa may use gifts as a weapon (this is the only ammunition he has available, besides the reindeer) in response to attacking aircraft. When a plane shoots at Santa Claus, Father Christmas throws a gift at the attacking plane’s propeller: The aircraft “receiving” the gift draws an “A” damage card, ignoring the numbered damage on the card (a gift rarely causes fatal damage to the structure), but special damage affects the plane as follows:

    - Rudder Jams: resolve as usual. The gift has become temporarily stuck in the rigging.

    - Smoke, Fire and Engine damage: count as an engine damage, and can cause an explosion if it is the second time drawn. A gift was actually caught in the propeller and damages the crankshaft. [This could be interpreted as on the second time drawn, or you could house rule some alternate result]

    - Gun Jam: A Gun Jam does not count toward Santa, but toward the attacker. The gift has shielded the sleigh, and the attacker’s shot is canceled, just for this phase (but the plane may fire next phase, if desired).

    - Observer Wounded: for a two-seater plane, the observer was able to catch the gift. He will therefore spend the next three rounds to unwrap the package and open the gift, before realizing that it is a teddy bear dressed as a pilot. Disappointed, he will take his machine gun in hand, once again. For a scout aircraft, the pilot caught the gift. Rediscovering the joy of a child, he attempts to unwrap the package for the next three phases. All planned operations are canceled and replaced by straight maneuvers, no firing can take place. After three phases, also disappointed, he continues the battle.

    - Explosion: Sometimes Santa Claus places trapped gifts under the tree for particularly nasty children. This was the case here. Sorry, dead!

    If the attacking plane doesn’t draw the above stated special damage results, it may fire normally at Santa Claus.

    Damage

    Santa has six magic reindeer that make his sleigh fly; therefore, he has a damage resistance of six. It is therefore necessary to kill the reindeer to shoot Santa down. If you play with Aimed Shot rule for more realism (the ruler must touch the silhouette of the aircraft, not the card), the reindeer will have to be your target, not the sleigh (Santa Claus, as we know, is immortal, the gifts will absorb the bullets, and the sled is made of cured oak.). Damage cards are drawn normally, each point of damage removes a reindeer (reindeer are indeed magical, but not armored). Special damages are ignored except Jams, which affect the shooter, and the Explosion Card which immediately kills all of the reindeer. When all the reindeer are eliminated, the sled is, lamentably, toast. Tonight, Santa is walking back to the North Pole.

    Playing Santa Claus

    It is possible that a player could fly Santa solo, or in a formation that escorts him into enemy territory. But it is also possible to play Santa Claus as an “AI” piloted plane. Two modes:

    Mode 1: Santa Claus enters the game from anywhere and only flies straight lines (as he has fixed ideas: he knows where he wants to go!) until he leaves the playing mat.

    Mode 2: Santa Claus flies a straight card for the first and third phases. For the second phase, randomly draw a card from the “A” maneuver deck cards not chosen, making the path more uncertain ...

    Scenarios

    It is possible to introduce the Santa Claus in a dogfight, or in a scenario.

    In a dogfight, Santa wins if he manages to stay alive on the play mat for a number of turns.

    In one scenario, for example you can ask Santa to fly to a few villages or isolated farms to bomb .... uh, sorry ... drop his gifts to the homes. If he succeeds, he wins the mission. He may have a pro-Santa escort and an anti-Santa squadron.

    [Edit by OldGuy59:]
    Any scenario in North America since 1954 for Santa will have a minimum escort of two period jets (CF-100 Canucks, CF-101 Voodoos, or CF-18s)
    Santa is tracked and escorted over North America by NORAD. Really. There is a NORAD website for it: Operation SANTA CLAUS.


    We can give points for Santa or his team if he wins. If you are sadistic, you can also give points to whoever kills Santa Claus, at the risk of the player destroying his inner child...

    The Card (Stolen from the above site):
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pere noel 2.jpg 
Views:	214 
Size:	249.6 KB 
ID:	151041

    Aircraft Type: SLEIGH
    Pilot: Father Christmas (Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, etc...)
    Maneuver Deck: A
    Damage: Special (Using an A Damage Deck)
    Resistance: 6

    Card Number: Etr. V. 06 (Etrons Volants 06, or ignominiously translated as "The Flying Turds 06")
    Last edited by OldGuy59; 11-19-2014 at 10:57. Reason: Translation clean-up
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  2. #2

    Smile

    Well thats certainly different!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

  3. #3

    Default

    Ha! Clever.
    Someone will have a sled miniature mounted on flight pegs soon.

  4. #4

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post

    From this post on the original thread (Link):

    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Next Mission Idea: "Red Sleigh Down...."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sleigh_Down

    >
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  6. #6

    Default

    Card redone:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WWF_SantaClaus_Card.png 
Views:	205 
Size:	752.7 KB 
ID:	151043

    Background: Perekyulya, Leningradskaya Oblast', Russia courtesy of Google Earth (Historical View, 2 March 2009)
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  7. #7

    Default

    Excellent!

    I love the idea.....................but also the fact that you managed to translate it and make up a card.
    I can't give you 'rep' at the moment, apparently I have to spread it around first.

    Eileen

  8. #8

  9. #9

    Default

    may try playing this soon look fun

  10. #10

    Default

    But I can give rep on Mrs. Ks behalf.
    Kyte.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  11. #11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chum View Post
    Ha! Clever.
    Someone will have a sled miniature mounted on flight pegs soon.
    Maybe this one: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SANTA-SLE...item2c7644ea82

  12. #12

    Default

    That's it then chaps.
    This years Christmas sortie will be:-
    "Red Sleigh Down"

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  13. #13

    Default

    For my version of the Santa theme see here.



    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...quot-scale-hmm



    Eileen.

  14. #14

  15. #15

    Default

    I tried to play this once but couldnt understand nothing. Now in English (and with a new card!) I will surely try it out. Thanks Mike! Rep for you.
    Ps: Apparently me and my brother are Santas. Im called Nicolas hes called Klaus!
    Thanks


    Nick

  16. #16

    Default

    just put together my Christmas flight

    we have Santa up front with his wingmen Rudolph and snowy the snowman

    Santa and Rudolph throwing parcels and Snowy throwing snowballs

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20141125_123213.jpg 
Views:	163 
Size:	208.3 KB 
ID:	151395Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20141125_123223.jpg 
Views:	162 
Size:	165.3 KB 
ID:	151396Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20141125_123234.jpg 
Views:	164 
Size:	156.8 KB 
ID:	151397

  17. #17

    Default

    They look a vicious bunch.

    Just wait for the backlash.

    I'm the real Santa. No! I'm the real Santa.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  18. #18

    Default

    I'll have what you guys are drinking!

  19. #19

    Default

    That is absolutely hilarious! REP for you!

    Greyson and I liked it so much that we gave it a try ourselves. Here's our AAR for anyone who's interested.
    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...261#post325261

    EDIT: Seems I can't give you any more REP right now, but it will be forthcoming as soon as possible. I really enjoyed your translation Mike.
    Last edited by HotleadColdfeet; 12-12-2014 at 19:59.

  20. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Card redone:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WWF_SantaClaus_Card.png 
Views:	205 
Size:	752.7 KB 
ID:	151043

    Background: Perekyulya, Leningradskaya Oblast', Russia courtesy of Google Earth (Historical View, 2 March 2009)

    Here's my sleigh - ready for its Christmas action.
    But, your card doesn't have Rudolf at the front, Mike.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3078.jpg 
Views:	142 
Size:	153.2 KB 
ID:	152806

    Eileen

  21. #21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Kyte View Post
    Here's my sleigh - ready for its Christmas action.
    But, your card doesn't have Rudolf at the front, Mike.

    ...

    Eileen
    I suspect your sleigh is not to scale, Eileen. And Rudolf is only for foggy nights, which would ground most WWI and WWII flyers. AA would have to pick up the slack, and aim for the bright red glowing object in the sky. Traverse capability/speed may be an issue at the speeds at which the sleigh would usually travel.

    Also, really, there should be eight (8) reindeer, not six. So, getting all that on the card is possible, but the image would be reduced too much. Still looking for an appropriate scale model for a scenario.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  22. #22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    I suspect your sleigh is not to scale, Eileen. And Rudolf is only for foggy nights, which would ground most WWI and WWII flyers. AA would have to pick up the slack, and aim for the bright red glowing object in the sky. Traverse capability/speed may be an issue at the speeds at which the sleigh would usually travel.

    Also, really, there should be eight (8) reindeer, not six. So, getting all that on the card is possible, but the image would be reduced too much. Still looking for an appropriate scale model for a scenario.

    Very good!
    I have to admit that I failed with the 8th Reindeer - never could remember all their names.
    Rob has had me searching in the cake-decorating departments to find a sleigh the right scale.

    Eileen

  23. #23

    Default

    So that's where my torpedo track pipe cleaners went!
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  24. #24

    Default

    All, Wayne [Biggles downunder] sent me a package, just in time to set up scenarios for Christmas!

    The great Santa down or 'Jingle Bell Rock' caper - Post #17
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  25. #25

    Default

    Go for it Mike.
    It is ages since we ran the Winter Truce game in 2014.
    I will have to dust off my Santa and Sleigh. I wonder if Clipper's Elves are up for a skirmish?
    On reflection I think I will call my game "The hunt for Red December."

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  26. #26

    Default

    In time for this Christmas:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20191116_194322_edit.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	130.4 KB 
ID:	278214
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  27. #27

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    In time for this Christmas:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20191116_194322_edit.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	130.4 KB 
ID:	278214
    Shouldn't Santa have an L maneuver Deck?

  28. #28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdre View Post
    Shouldn't Santa have an L maneuver Deck?
    Technically, he should have a Mach 3000 maneuver deck, but we don't have one of those. So, for WWI the "A" deck is the fastest deck in the game. And about as maneuverable. Turning the sleigh around would be difficult, with a team of six.

    I like the scientific analysis of reindeer vaporizing at the speeds needed to travel around the globe, visiting all the children, within 31 hours (night, once around the world, creatively using time zones in his favor).

    http://www.daclarke.org/Humour: The Physics of Santa Claus
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  29. #29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    In time for this Christmas:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20191116_194322_edit.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	130.4 KB 
ID:	278214
    Mike, this looks great - you’ve inspired me to paint mine properly in time for this Christmas!!

  30. #30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdre View Post
    Shouldn't Santa have an L maneuver Deck?
    And FTL...

    "He is wise who watches"

  31. #31

    Default

    Very nasty when stopping I would think Dave.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  32. #32

    Default

    For those pilots who are flummoxed by this thread. All you need to do is read the following and all will become as clear as mud.

    A Scientific Disproof of the Santa Theory, and a couple of Rebuttals Thereto.
    Original source: sirius@wam.umd.edu (The Human Neutrino aka Linda Harden)
    Original Title: IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS?
    1. No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.
    2. There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear to) handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census)rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.
    3. Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west(which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding etc.
      This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man- made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.
    4. The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal anoint, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.
    5. 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake.The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim)would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.

    In conclusion -- If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.
    Rebuttal: (Jim Mantle, Waterloo Maple Software)
    Come on, ya gotta believe! I mean, if you can handle flying furry animals, then it's only a small step to the rest. For example:
    1. As admitted, it is possible that a flying reindeer can be found. I would agree that it would be quite an unusual find, but they might exist.
    2. You've relied on cascading assumptions. For example, you have assumed a uniform distribution of children across homes. Toronto/Yorkville, or Toronto/Cabbagetown, or other yuppie neighbourhoods, have probably less than the average (and don't forget the DINK and SINK homes (Double Income No Kids, Single Income No Kids)), while the families with 748 starving children that they keep showing on Vision TV while trying to pick my pocket would skew that 15% of homes down a few percent.
    3. You've also assumed that each home that has kids would have at least one good kid. What if anti-selection applies, and homes with good kids tend to have more than their share of good kids, and other homes have nothing except terrorists in diapers? Let's drop that number of homes down a few more percent.
    4. Santa would have to Fedex a number of packages ahead of time, since he would not be able to fly into Air Force Bases, or into tower-controlled areas near airports. He's get shot at over certain sections of the Middle East, and the no-fly zones in Iraq, so he'd probably use DHL there. Subtract some more homes.
    5. I just barely passed Physics and only read Stephen Hawking's book once, but I recall that there is some Einsteinian Theory that says time does strange things as you move faster. In fact, when you go faster than the speed of light time runs backward, if you do a straight line projection, connect the dots and just ignore any singularity you might find right at the speed of light. And don't say you can't go faster than the speed of light because I've seen it done on TV. Jean-Luc doesn't have reindeer but he does have matter-antimatter warp engines and a holodeck and that's good enough for me.
      So Santa could go faster than light, visit all the good children which are not uniformly distributed by either concentration in each home or by number of children per household, and get home before he left so he can digest all those stale cookies and warm milk yech.
    6. Aha, you say, Jean-Luc has matter-antimatter warp engines, Santa only has reindeer, where does he get the power to move that fast! You calculated the answer! The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy. Per second. Each. This is an ample supply of energy for the maneuvering, acceleration, etc, that would be required of the loaded sleigh. The reindeer don't evaporate or incinerate because of this energy, they accelerate. What do you think they have antlers for, fighting over females? Think of antlers as furry solar array panels.
    7. If that's not enough, watch the news on the 24th at 11 o'clock. NORAD (which may be one of the few government agencies with more than 3 initials in it's name and therefore it must be more trustworthy than the rest) tracks Santa every year and I've seen the radar shots of him approaching my house from the direction of the North Pole. They haven't bombarded him yet, so they must believe too, right?


    Yet another Rebuttal to the rebuttal: Several key points are overlooked by this callous, amateurish "study."

    1. Flying reindeer: As is widely known (due to the excellent historical documentary "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," the flying reindeer are not a previously unknown species of reindeer, but were in fact given the power of flight due to eating magic acorns. As is conclusively proven in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (a no punches pulled look at life in Santa's village), this ability has bred true in subsequent generations of reindeer, obviously the magic acorns imprinted their power on a dominant gene sequence within the reindeer DNA strand.
    2. Number of households: This figure overlooks two key facts. First of all, the first major schism in the Church split the Eastern Churches, centered in Byzantium, from the Western, which remained centered in Rome. This occurred prior to the Gregorian correction to the Julian calendar. The Eastern churches (currently called Orthodox Churches) do not recognize the Gregorian correction for liturgical events, and their Christmas is as a result several days after the Western Churches'. Santa gets two shots at delivering toys.
      Secondly, the figure of 3.5 children per household is based on the gross demographic average, which includes households with no children at all. The number of children per household, when figured as an average for households with children, would therefore have to be adjusted upward. Also, the largest single Christian denomination is Roman Catholic, who, as we all know, breed like rabbits. If you don't believe me, ask my four brothers and two sisters, they'll back me up. Due to the predominance of Catholics within Christian households, the total number of households containing Christian children would have to be adjusted downward to reflect the overloading of Catholics beyond a standard deviation from the median.
      Also, the assertion that each home would contain at least one good child would be reasonable enough if there were in fact an even 3.5 children per household. However, since the number of children per household is distributed integrally, there are a significant number (on the order of several million) of one child Christian households. Even though only children are notoriously spoiled and therefore disproportionately inclined towards being naughty, since it's the holidays we'll be generous and give them a fifty-fifty chance of being nice. This removes one half of the single child households from Santa's delivery schedule, which has already been reduced by the removal of the Orthodox households from the first delivery run.
    3. Santa's delivery run (speed, payload, etc.): These all suffer from the dubious supposition that there is only one Santa Claus. The name "Santa" is obviously either Spanish or Italian, two ethnic groups which are both overwhelmingly Catholic. The last name Claus suggests a joint German/Italian background. His beginnings, battling the Burgermeister Meisterburger, suggest he grew up in Bavaria (also predominantly Catholic). The Kaiser style helmets of the Burgermeister's guards, coupled with the relative isolation of the village, suggest that his youth was at the very beginning of Prussian influence in Germany. Thus, Santa and Mrs. Claus have been together for well over one hundred years. If you think that after a hundred years of living at the North Pole with nights six months long that they remain childless, you either don't know Catholics or are unaware of the failure rate of the rhythm method. There have therefore been over five generations of Clauses, breeding like Catholics for over one hundred years. Since they are Catholic, their exponential population increase would obviously have a gain higher than the world population as a whole. There have therefore been more than enough new Santas to overcome the population increase of the world. So in fact, Santa has an easier time of it now than he did when he first started out.

    Santa dead, indeed; some people will twist any statistic to "prove" their cynical theory.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  33. #33

    Default

    Perhaps it would be better, if the above post was concealed from children?

  34. #34

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Perhaps it would be better, if the above post was concealed from children?

    Hmmm... Yes, depending on the children, and their maturity. Like I'm the biggest kid on Vancouver Island. SWMBO keeps telling me every time I bring home more toys. I mean miniatures.

    The title of this thread comes from a song I learned in grade school. So, somewhere around my early teens, I lost my belief in the mythical creature called Santa Claus.

    "Jingle Bells, machine gun shells,
    Santa Claus is dead.
    Rudolph took a .45 and
    shot him in the head.

    Tinny Tim, Tinny Tim,
    tried to save his life,
    GI Joe, GI Joe,
    stabbed him with a knife."
    Lots of different versions of this on-line, lots with shotgun shells and other variations exist.

    SWMBO and I at a military unit Christmas Party in 2004.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Donna & Santa 04.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	133.0 KB 
ID:	278225

    So, from what age of child are we considering hiding this thread? Are any of that age/maturity likely to be reading this Forum?
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  35. #35

    Default

    Who better to face off against Santa in this battle?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC_2351092_2018-19-9--08-48-56.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	114.6 KB 
ID:	278226

    Unfortunately, this figure is hugh for our game. Darn.

    Found a way to check the size. Link: www.youtube.com - Yoko & Sully unbox our new Pop!s and Dorbz Ride form The Grinch!
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  36. #36

    Default

    oh, WANT!!!!!

  37. #37

  38. #38

    Default

    Even better, I found a Jack Skellington sleigh:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3299QXD6337-Here-Comes-Sandy-Claws.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	59.1 KB 
ID:	278375

    New this year: Hallmark.com - Tm Burton's
    'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Here Comes Sandy Claws Ornament


    PS: This is not in the correct scale for Wog, unfortunately, but better than the Grinch sleigh above.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

  39. #39

    Default

    Santa finally got onto the table, in a quick two-on-two game. Santa was accompanied by Snoopy (using a Sopwith Camel stats), against Lothar vR and Sachenberg in a D.VII. I was worried that Santa wouldn't survive, and thought perhaps a second Camel might be needed. Such was not the case.

    In the first game, I flew Santa and Snoopy, with my buddy Mike (yup, we are both Mikes) flying the German planes. Three times Mike got Snoopy at close range, and dealt double cards. The first two were double "0"s. On the third exchange of bullets I drew double "0"s again, but one of the zeros was the spikey version. We decided to adopt the Half-original-damage rule. Santa made his present drop, but lost three reindeer before getting away. Snoopy did eventually get away, but was still badly mauled. Mike lost one of his planes in the conflict, with a pilot wound from Snoopy, and engine damage from Santa.

    In the second game, Mike flew Santa and Snoopy, while I flew the Germans. Santa made a perfect present drop and got away clean, Snoopy did the proper Winger job, and took lots of heat. All the planes survived, but the Germans were completely out-maneuvered by the guy in the red suit.

    I took this one photo of the games, because the shadows were cool:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20191128_Crop.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	143.8 KB 
ID:	278820
    This is the second game, with me flying the Germans, as Santa was making his get-away. Both German planes had jammed guns, having drilled Snoopy in the phase just before. Santa was able to do a straight run for the far edge of the play area, getting away before either plane could turn around.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59



Similar Missions

  1. Bloody hells bells, just got shot down....to the bar!
    By FarEast in forum Officer's Club
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 01:26
  2. The best looking machine
    By Baxter in forum WGS: Historical Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-28-2012, 16:09
  3. Lewis Machine Gun
    By Mike W in forum Hobby Room
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-13-2012, 05:58
  4. man matched machine
    By rockyr in forum WGF: Historical Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2011, 02:14
  5. WWI Machine Guns
    By Horse4261 in forum WGF: House Rules
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-03-2010, 08:50

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •