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    12th - 14th April 2019

    New name, same game, same event, same people.

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    WWI Missions:
    • Vimy Ridge (OldGuy59)
    • Kostrba's Victorious Day (Kubajs)
    • Polish-Soviet War (Rafał)
    • Wings over Italy (Marechallannes)
    • ...


    WWII Missions:
    • Attack on the Port in Mountains (TataMichal)
    • Battle for Charlie Airfield (TataMichal)
    • Pacific Campaign I (Пилот)
    • Pacific Campaign II (Пилот)
    • Pacific Campaign III (Пилот)
    • ...

    Sails of Glory Missions:
    • Comte de Brueys Victory (Marechallannes)
    • German Captain (Marechallannes)

    Author's Specials:
    • ?

    List of available plane and ship minis of Prague Flight.

    Repaint Contest Rules:
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    Theme: fighters & two-seaters
    Period: 1914 - 1923
    Theatres: all
    Manufacturers: all
    Scale: 1:144
    Notes:
    • Repaint must be produced from 22nd April 2018 to 12th April 2019.
    • No publishing in the painting showcase before 15th April 2018.
    • No non-historical schemes. Planes should be painted in actual historical schemes based on available data, with the source presented.
    • Planes should be presented on appropriate base with four pegs, provided by painter (= no dioramas).
    • If plane is presented with it's own airplane card, this will be used as tie-breaker in case of two or more minies with same score.


    Locations:
    Hotel Mars (Friday & Saturday)
    Kubánské náměstí 1333/6, Praha 10
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    Svět deskových her (Sunday)
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    Our supporters:
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    Past years:
    Prague Summer Con 2018
    Prague Summer Con 2017
    Prague Summer Con 2016
    Prague Summer Con 2015
    Prague Summer Con 2014
    Prague Summer Con 2013
    Prague Summer Con 2012
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    As you can see, we have a date for a next convention in Prague! Please, note the second weekend in April, book hotels and flights or buy bus tickets.

    You probably noticed that convention name won't be "Prague Summer Con" anymore. The reason is simple: another person has a trademark on this "brand" (combination of Prague + Con) so we changed the name to this one. It relates partly to the game (Wings) and our city and past conventions (Prague). Hope you will like it.

    The third interesting thing is that we should invite a L&L member. It is too early to say more or be sure about something, but we will see.
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Sign me up, please!

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    Hoping I can make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Sign me up, please!
    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Hoping I can make it.
    You both are there :sir: Crossing fingers to have you both here!

    By the way, it would be nice to bring a mission or two from the other side of Dover Cliffs, what do you think? We can discuss it in Doncaster
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Thank you Daniel & Kubajs for organizing this unique event, again.

    I would offer to runs some SoG missions* next year and some A-H/Italian WGF missions (if needed).

    *max. 2 scenarios - mx. 8 players - in a row if possible - Saturday please, because of the space.

    Of course, I'll ask Mario & Markus for their presence.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    It is sure to be an awesomely fun time! Wish it wasn't so far away... I shall be with you in spirit

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Dear Colleaugues,

    Thank you for keeping our excellent Con alive, I like new name you've proposed.

    Unfortunately we have to skip 2019 edition of our excellent Con . Darek has final exams after his secondary school and the timing for them has been just announced for 15-17 April 2019.

    I hope you will have nice meeting, count us in for 2020 edition

    All the best,

    Rafal

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    Sorry chaps, I think I will give it a miss this time round. If it was a couple of weeks later and the Aviation Museum was open I would be all over it, but it is a long way to come and mucho expense just to push toy planes about for a couple of days.

    Instead I think I will be venturing onto Andrzej's home turf, where they tend to keep their aviation museums open most of the year.

    I am sure a good time will be had by all, and Paul might even get to the pilsner factory.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt View Post
    Dear Colleaugues,

    Thank you for keeping our excellent Con alive, I like new name you've proposed.

    Unfortunately we have to skip 2019 edition of our excellent Con . Darek has final exams after his secondary school and the timing for them has been just announced for 15-17 April 2019.

    I hope you will have nice meeting, count us in for 2020 edition

    All the best,

    Rafal
    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Sorry chaps, I think I will give it a miss this time round. If it was a couple of weeks later and the Aviation Museum was open I would be all over it, but it is a long way to come and mucho expense just to push toy planes about for a couple of days.

    Instead I think I will be venturing onto Andrzej's home turf, where they tend to keep their aviation museums open most of the year.

    I am sure a good time will be had by all, and Paul might even get to the pilsner factory.
    Noted both, thank you for your reply.

    To be honest, Prague museum is a shame. I am ashamed about it, because many airplanes stand right under the sky and rain does it's work. At least F-4 Phantom FGR.2 is under work of re-painters. I think a Polish museum would be better experience.
    Daniel, on leaving

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    I'm sure I will support Sven on the Southern front with one more WGF mission. I must consult it first with him to avoid the same type of the mission.
    And another idea came to me last month. It will be a classic Hollywood story called "Fly boys 2" => American Breguets in the bombing mission.

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    Ok, I‘m curious.

    I have something in mind like a flight of UFAGs attacking an Italian Aerodrome & interception of Italian bombers.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Vladimir and I have some ideas for mini campaign in Pacific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Sorry chaps, I think I will give it a miss this time round. If it was a couple of weeks later and the Aviation Museum was open I would be all over it, but it is a long way to come and mucho expense just to push toy planes about for a couple of days.

    Instead I think I will be venturing onto Andrzej's home turf, where they tend to keep their aviation museums open most of the year.

    I am sure a good time will be had by all, and Paul might even get to the pilsner factory.
    Well book me up for the Con and a trip to the Pilsner Brewery as well


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    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Hmm, my father is a brewer in a brewery, are you sure you want to visit Pilsen?
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Always open to new ideas and breweries


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

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    Rebel brewery (maybe Reg would like it )
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Hmmm, Brewery eh?

    I'm intrigued....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    As you can see, we have a date for a next convention in Prague! Please, note the second weekend in April, book hotels and flights or buy bus tickets.

    You probably noticed that convention name won't be "Prague Summer Con" anymore. The reason is simple: another person has a trademark on this "brand" (combination of Prague + Con) so we changed the name to this one. It relates partly to the game (Wings) and our city and past conventions (Prague). Hope you will like it.

    The third interesting thing is that we should invite a L&L member. It is too early to say more or be sure about something, but we will see.

    Hi Friends,

    - pleas sign me in on the list
    - new name "Wings of Prague" is fine
    - what is the meaning of: "L&L member"?
    - how many scenarios you expect from me? I have pre-prepared 2 in Burma:
    a) attack on the port in the mountain area - with real mountains
    b) battle for the Charlie airfield (Chindist's operation Thursday)

    I am looking forward impatiently for this great event.

    greetings to all
    TataMichal

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    You are there, Michal! You made my day

    L&L member will be a chosen US or CA member who will be invited for Prague. It is a special programme and cost are covered from the Aerodrome lottery. I was L&L in 2016, Sven in 2014 and Andrzej 2013.

    Noting two Burma mission - I will definitely play at least one!
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Good morning Daniel,
    please put me down as a (possible or TBC) participant for "Wings of Prague 2019" (btw: NICE New Name ).
    Let's hope I can make it, it would be great to meet all the guys (esp those from Eastern Europe) again !!
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    That is great, it would be fine to have a Dutchman on my wing again

    Remember I well that Lex wants join us too?
    Daniel, on leaving

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    He might, haven't discussed with him yet ...

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Sign me up, too!
    So I will be in Prague again !

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    Wunderbar!

    Freue mich, das du kommst.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogey62 View Post
    Sign me up, too!
    So I will be in Prague again !
    That's great, Thomas!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogey62 View Post
    Sign me up, too!
    So I will be in Prague again !
    It'll be good to see you again!

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    Hi Thomas,
    looking forward to meet you again

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Looks like I will be in Prague, too!

    I tentatively suggest a WGF scenario of 'Photo Recon - Prep for the Battle of Vimy Ridge' (9-12 April, 1917).

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    Fabulous news Mike !!!
    I really look forward to meeting you in person
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Excellent news Mike . Finally a chance to meet you in person rather than on a pixely Skype call.


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    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Looks like I will be in Prague, too!
    YAY!

    I get to meet the Kard-meister!

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    More Huns for the Con!

    Markus & Mario confirmed their attendance.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    ...and this time we stay in the Hotel Mars, too.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    hi there,
    I will join the fun.
    If possible of course but I don't expect any problems.
    regards to all, Lex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cats Eyes View Post
    hi there,
    I will join the fun.
    If possible of course but I don't expect any problems.
    regards to all, Lex
    Tariii, taraa...
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    I added Lex, Mario, Markus and Mike yesterday - you are on the list

    Mike: Do you want to add Mrs. OldGuy59?

    Rob: Are you going to come again with your lady? I think I lost you somewhere in the backgroud.
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    I added Lex, Mario, Markus and Mike yesterday - you are on the list

    Mike: Do you want to add Mrs. OldGuy59?

    ...
    Daniel,
    I wouldn't add the Better Half to any list that suggested Wings of Glory. She tolerates my addiction. Barely.

    She is intrigued with the idea of exploring Prague, though. And her hobby is Stained Glass. Which doesn't really survive well in luggage on airplanes.

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    Her latest piece: a 22" circle of stained glass for our back yard.

    As a very important note, I am alergic to beer and some wines. The tragedy of my existence.
    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

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    Further to my suggestion of a scenario, opposing squadrons for Vimy Ridge: N0. 60 Squadron and Jasta 11.

    Custom No. 60 Squadron planes: Nieuport 17s. My choice for three aces could be Ball, Bishop, and Alan Duncan Bell-Irving. The first two don't need introductions, but A.D. Bell-Irving was a native of Scotland (most of my ancestors were from Scotland), and was in Canada before the Great War. He is promenantly featured in the Comox Air Force Museum as a "Local" British Columbian. These might need a few decals and a bit of silver paint.

    For Jasta 11: Albatros D.IIIs. The three German aces could be von Richthofen (WGF118C: no repaint needed), Karl Allmenroder (top wing repaint), and perhaps Otto Brauneck (top wing repaint).

    For the Photo-Reconn plane, it should be a BE2c, or two. We could throw in a few more randome Nieuports and Albatroses for more participants. As for a period custom Vimy Ridge map, I'll see whether there were any archival photos I can render. This would have to be printed in Prague, or Europe, though.

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    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

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    Sounds like an intersting scenario.

    Think we can equip you with most of the needed planes except the repaints.

    Expect (plan for) 12 -14 players.

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    ...

    As a very important note, I am alergic to beer and some wines. The tragedy of my existence.
    We'll have to compensate this for you.



    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    She is intrigued with the idea of exploring Prague, though. And her hobby is Stained Glass. Which doesn't really survive well in luggage on airplanes.
    Prag is definitely a good place to buy such stuff.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Daniel,
    I wouldn't add the Better Half to any list that suggested Wings of Glory. She tolerates my addiction. Barely.

    She is intrigued with the idea of exploring Prague, though. And her hobby is Stained Glass. Which doesn't really survive well in luggage on airplanes.

    ...picture of glass...

    Her latest piece: a 22" circle of stained glass for our back yard.

    As a very important note, I am alergic to beer and some wines. The tragedy of my existence.
    OK, I will tell to my father (boss of malthause) we probably won't come.

    Our ideas for you:

    • We offer a trip to borderlands for the artillery fortification "Hůrka". It is a whole day trip: probably Wednesday or Thursday. It is also possible to do it on half of your journey from Opole to Prague (it is right in the middle). Unfortunately, this is mostly men's bussiness...
    • We propose at least one full day for sightseeing in Prague. I can prepare a circle especially for you and your wife - long exactly you want with several "hidden places" (for common turists). Kubajs also lives here for all his life, se he is able to show you something special. I propose this for Friday.
    • In case of a spare day, I love Kutná Hora town - just an hour by a train from Prague.

    The only thing you must do is: Choose what you want
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Daniel,
    I wouldn't add the Better Half to any list that suggested Wings of Glory. She tolerates my addiction. Barely.

    She is intrigued with the idea of exploring Prague, though. And her hobby is Stained Glass. Which doesn't really survive well in luggage on airplanes.

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    Her latest piece: a 22" circle of stained glass for our back yard.

    As a very important note, I am allergic to beer and some wines. The tragedy of my existence.
    As an adjunct to this message Mike, Eileen would not be averse to accompanying Donna around old Prague. The girls had a great time a couple of years ago. St Vitus Cathedral has some very fine stained glass, and there is also a lot of Bohemian glass products about from which to take inspiration.

    As for wine and beer, what are you like with Gin!
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    As an adjunct to this message Mike, Eileen would not be averse to accompanying Donna around old Prague. The girls had a great time a couple of years ago. St Vitus Cathedral has some very fine stained glass, and there is also a lot of Bohemian glass products about from which to take inspiration.

    As for wine and beer, what are you like with Gin!
    Rob.
    As noted above, glass isn't really a good thing to transport by suitcase/airplane, but looking at old masterpieces would be good. Shopping would be nice, too.

    Gin. Hmmm... Momma said if I couldn't say anything nice... Pimms and ginger-ale?
    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

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    Google Earth view of Givenchy from 30,000-ish feet:
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    Nearly centered in the map is the Canadian War Monument to the Battle of Vimy Ridge (white triangle inside the red square). The red square is the grid of 15, 16, 21, 22 at the bottom of the black&white map in Post #40. I used that to help scale the Google Earth map.

    Now I can do some colourization for a map, and blend the trench image into it. And with the size of the aerial image, I can actually make a good play area if I use 2000 ft as a target.
    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

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    Hey Daniel,
    just got a message from Joaquim / Blackronin saying he will attend "Wings of Prague 2019"
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark1430 View Post
    Hey Daniel,
    just got a message from Joaquim / Blackronin saying he will attend "Wings of Prague 2019"
    cheers,
    Guus
    Yay!

    PS:
    Latest map:
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    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

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    Ahh, nice !
    Now how big should that be on the table, I wonder ??

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Added Joaquim, updated mission list. We will count how many more we need to fill the con soon.
    Daniel, on leaving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark1430 View Post
    Hey Daniel,
    just got a message from Joaquim / Blackronin saying he will attend "Wings of Prague 2019"
    cheers,
    Guus
    That is superb news Guus.

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

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