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    Game on.

    The Trash the train rhubarb.

    A quiet branch line somewhere in France.

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    Fritz spots John Biggles' marauding Whirlwind and gets cross.
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    John takes umbridge and shoots up a passing train.
    The train shoots back. How unsporting.
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    The train now gets a right goods seeing to.(Goods! Get it)
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    Some Tanks get the stick.
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    The rest of the Rhubarb start arriving having broken through the ME 109 cordon.
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    John takes out the rest of the tanks, and the tanker full of Oberst Kytle's Schnapps.
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    At that Herr Kytle gets a proper strop on and shoots down one of the Whirlwinds.
    Note the aerial explosion.

    Just not the done thing what!
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    John finishes the job on the train.
    More for the Huns to clean up after the party.
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    Drops Oberst Kytle as a parting gift.
    Another Flash and black smudge in the sky.

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    And then the chaps pop orf home for tea and crumpet.

    Game over.
    Result.
    Not the best of days for the Luftwaffe.
    One Wirlwind down.
    No more ME's to be seen on the park,
    and one Supply train in ashes.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Game two.

    Some German bombers and ME 109s came.
    THEY BROKE THROUGH THE DEFENCE CORDON.

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    A lot of Fighter aircraft got shot down on both sides.
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    They bombed the Town to smithereens, but missed the pie factory.
    it was about the only thing they did miss.


    The hand of God could not help the beleaguered Spitfires.

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    The Germans went home again
    The large conflagration in the rear right of the picture is the Railway goods yards.
    Touche for the train attack.
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    Rob.
    Last edited by Flying Officer Kyte; 03-01-2015 at 07:54.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Game Three

    The Malta Convoy.

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    Sheltering in Kalifrana Bay a small convoy of supply vessels supported by A Cruiser and two Destroyers is attacked by Italian Dive Bombers and Macchi C 200s.


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    HMS Ark Royal scrambles a Flight of Martlets to cover the convoy with the following results.

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    The first Macchi to arrive is unceremoniously sent in for an early bath.

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    A bit of a do ensues.
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    One Stuka gets through the Fleets AA Barrage, but.......
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    It's escort takes a dip in the bay.
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    One near miss to the Cruiser.
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    The Dive and another near miss damaging the ship below the waterline.


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    Martlet gets another.
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    This swimming pool is getting quite busy.
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    Only one Stuka left but he gets lucky.
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    Got you Englishman.

    Of all the dastardly luck.
    Minus one Cruiser. Curses.

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    But we had the Stuka in the next turn.
    No Italian aircraft returned, but they still won the rubber.
    One Cruiser sunk and two Destroyers damaged.


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    The Days result Axis two, Allies one.

    However the overall winners were our WW1
    team, and Hawkhurst who shot down five aircraft including a bomber but had to go home early so missed the presentations.

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    Thus ended a very enjoyable day.
    Rob.
    Last edited by Flying Officer Kyte; 03-01-2015 at 08:23.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Got to hurt that Rob. Shot down AND no liquid refreshment left on the train.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    It looks like you had an exciting time, Rob.

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    Oh! Yes to both those questions.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Well done to Tim and the gang for winning the trophy, well done Rob, and John, for a well executed set of games out of your normal comfort zone (Loved the Malta convoy inclusions).
    (Now I wonder why Chris is looking so smug? So how many WGS do you own now Chris is it 3 or 4?)
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Thanks for sharing, Rob! Looks like a great time... and, although it was nice to see the Martlets in action, the loss of the cruiser has to sting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post

    Well done to Tim and the gang for winning the trophy, well done Rob, and John, for a well executed set of games out of your normal comfort zone (Loved the Malta convoy inclusions).
    (Now I wonder why Chris is looking so smug? So how many WGS do you own now Chris is it 3 or 4?)
    It is three now Neil - did I mention I got Galland's 109 (sealed unit) for a fiver from the bring and buy?

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    You are right there Chris. We knew the Stuka only had about two hit points left. it was the last plane standing. The Cruiser had less than 50% damage from the other attacks and then we got 15 hit points and a special damage card. Nothing but an explosion could sink it even off special damage deck and there it is!
    Boom!
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Have to say I love it when the Winco lets me play with some Marlett's. Couple of Kills again yesterday, that makes me about 6 and 0 flying a Marlett across recent shows.
    I have a few photo's from the Cruiser scrap which I will post tomorrow hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    It is three now Neil - did I mention I got Galland's 109 (sealed unit) for a fiver from the bring and buy?
    Did you mention that Chris? I really don't remember your saying that.
    Did you hear about that Neil?
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Well, Rob, that must have been fun for the others, but - every time you post an AAR I see only smoke trails, fire. and explosions. How come, old friend? Fire walk with me or so?
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    Three great scenarios there Rob & all the usual Fire, Booms & mayhem that inherit your games.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Well, Rob, that must have been fun for the others, but - every time you post an AAR I see only smoke trails, fire. and explosions. How come, old friend? Fire walk with me or so?
    It's my signature game, don't you know what!
    Kyte.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Will post my WWII AAR and photo's when I get a few moments this week- needless to say it was a great game- I love flying Martlets !!

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    Hi Everyone, great photos especially of the second game where the pie factory was spared! Great day too on which I played Wings of Glory for the first time ever as did my Wife. Even though she and I managed to suffer a 'midair' during the game ... Thank heavens it seemed to be only a minor bingle!!!

    Quick question if I may please. Where did the Grumman Martletts come from and also where may I obtain an Me Bf109 like the one I was using during our game? We both hope to see everyone again soon and to stay in touch

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    The Martletts and Messerschmitt Bf109E's were part of the original series 1 released by Nexus Games. Ares Games, who took over from Nexus, have not announced that they will be reprinting series 1 yet, although many people would like them to do it. The other planes in series 1 were Spitfire Mk I's and Mitsubishi Zero A6M2's.

    Sometimes second hand models appear for sale on places like eBay but the seller often wants a ridiculously high price.

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    David, thank you very much for your Grumman Martlett / Me Bf109E information above. Hopefully series 1 will be re-produced as I have only just begun playing Wings of Glory and also collecting the WW2 aircraft miniatures.

    I can imagine the situation on E-Bay given how I look on there daily for any new listings and have not seen one yet for any WW2 Series 1 aircraft type. It sounds as if whenever I go to conventions and meetings that I would be wiser to pay more attention to any 'bring and buy sale' activity which is going on. Much appreciated

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    Looks like a great time was had by (almost) all, Rob! And I love your ground target cards and explosion markers. I assume the train and train yards are home-made cards? Are the explosions on land and sea from Litko?

    Great pictures

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Some realy nice photos there guys, and it looked like a lot of action went down. The train looks good John and the Malta convoy is getting and better Rob. Sorry did I hear Chris got a bargain................Again!!!!!

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    Wish to thank everyone that organized the games at the show only got to play in the WW2 but had a very good day pity had to head home early

    Andy

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    See you at Doncaster then Andy?
    Paul


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Hi Paul yes me and Marian are booked in for the Saturday night at Doncaster so will see you there for the weekend will be traveling up Saturday Morning.
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Looks like a great time was had by (almost) all, Rob! And I love your ground target cards and explosion markers. I assume the train and train yards are home-made cards? Are the explosions on land and sea from Litko?

    Great pictures

    All the best,
    Matt
    Hi Matt,
    the train cards I found in the files section of this site, by MaxHeadroom.
    I've used them a couple of times, and they are great fun.
    I use a house rule of giving the AA guns 1 1/2 ruler firing range as follows short 2xC damage long 1xC damage longest 1xB damage.
    The rolling stock get 5 hit points each, the Loco 15 hit points.
    Destroyed fuel tanks take out the carriages to either side, or two flat cars to either side.
    I use Whirlwinds for the allies, damage is 2xC at long range and 4xC at close range.
    getting home can be the hard part, if the 109s are positioned well.

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    No, sorry I must have missed that. Was Chris saying something about buying a Garrand? Brand new or something. Didn't know he was into small arms.

    Neil

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Did you mention that Chris? I really don't remember your saying that.
    Did you hear about that Neil?
    Rob.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Are the explosions on land and sea from Litko?

    Great pictures

    All the best,
    Matt
    Hi Matt.
    Yes the explosions, flack bursts, fire markers, and water splashes are all Litko.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."



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