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    Default Beachhead 2019 - Bournemouth

    I have just been notified that the date for the fourth annual Beachhead Games Show has now been confirmed as
    Saturday 16th February 2019 at the Bournemouth International Centre.
    Doors Open at 10am and the show closes at 5pm.

    And we have been invited !
    Max table size allowed this year is 12 x 6, so a little smaller than we usually have, any of you chaps interested please sign up below.
    I will update this as more info becomes available, no ticket price mentioned - was five or six squid last year ?

    https://entoyment.co.uk/beachhead-2019.html
    https://www.facebook.com/beachhead2018/

    So join up for some of this


    And lets see if we can win back this

    Named after our late wing man Mick Owen.
    Last edited by flash; 09-27-2018 at 08:41.

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    I'll have some of that!
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    Happy to attend if required. We might even have Tripods by then.

    - Neil.

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    Happy to attend for WW1, or WW2, but not Tripe-pods, nor that 'other' game...........

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    Think it's 'Tripe-odds' Tim... Like it's gonna be here by February

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    I'm up for this one Dave.

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    Excellent - sounds like it will be the usual suspects !

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    Found this buried on page 3 so bumped for info.

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    OK Yon and I have booked our accommodation for Beachhead Do I need to bring anything along with me?

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    Doubtful either I or Simon will be able to attend this year, have a good day chaps, will miss it

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    Sorry to hear that Chris, we will miss the banter & mischief !
    Did they contact you about a table etc ?

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    Everyone still good for Beachhead ?

    Mike, Andy, Steve, Tim & me (house move permitting) by the looks of things with Neil in attendance on another table too.

    Hope you can all make it.

    Tim your PM quota is full old chap.

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    Sorry Dave, I will be a no-show I’m afraid as I will be at Hamburg Tactica instead. Could’ve sworn I posted to that effect a couple of months ago.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post

    Tim your PM quota is full old chap.
    Yikes! Thanks for letting me know, Dave!



    Owing to a last-minute staffing catastrophe, my hospital department is now very short of personnel on that Saturday, and I am next in line to fill the gap, so the work duty has been assigned to me!

    I am in the process of trying to call in favours to get someone else to cover for me - if I can't, then I won't be able to attend.

    Still hopeful, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Sorry Dave, I will be a no-show I’m afraid as I will be at Hamburg Tactica instead. Could’ve sworn I posted to that effect a couple of months ago.....
    Sorry to hear that Steve but have fun with it, I'm sure you will.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Yikes! Thanks for letting me know, Dave!
    Owing to a last-minute staffing catastrophe, my hospital department is now very short of personnel on that Saturday, and I am next in line to fill the gap, so the work duty has been assigned to me!
    I am in the process of trying to call in favours to get someone else to cover for me - if I can't, then I won't be able to attend.
    Still hopeful, though.
    Roger that mate, lets hope you can make it, keep me posted.

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    Good to go Dave.

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    I'm good to go Dave - have sent a pm seperately. If you want any kit, let me know Only have five mats though.

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    Dave

    I have my 6 x 4 mat that I bought at Colours available if you like. Won’t be needing in on my table (black sheet arrived from Amazon Thursday for that ). It’s in storage but can get it if it would be useful.

    - Neil.

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    Neil, thanks for the offer buddy, but I have five mats and Dave is going to bring one more. I also have cloths for under the mats, so your 6 x 4 can stay in storage. Assuming Tim cannot make it, I shall bring just about everything I have. Not the awesome collection that is Tim's but it should do the job ok. See you there

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    Still negotiating

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Neil, thanks for the offer buddy, but I have five mats and Dave is going to bring one more. I also have cloths for under the mats, so your 6 x 4 can stay in storage. Assuming Tim cannot make it, I shall bring just about everything I have. Not the awesome collection that is Tim's but it should do the job ok. See you there
    Yeah, thanks Neil, we should have it covered. Look forward to seeing you there mate.

    Mike - "you have control".
    Thanks for taking this on and supplying the kit. I should make it there but cannot be 100% sure & don't want to take the risk of letting the side down at the last moment - if I limp into the hall on Saturday the problem will be fairly obvious. I have fingers crossed though and looking forward to it.
    With our usual set up and, I'm told, the slightly smaller table size we should be good with five mats but I have e-mailed you a response just now along with some suggestions for setup etc.
    Hopefully Tim can negotiate his release but the pressure is off and he can have a break from his usual Quartermaster duties.
    With some luck & pain killers, see you all there.

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    Okay, I won’t bother digging the mat out, but I will throw my one case of planes and bits in the boot, “just in case”.

    See people Saturday.

    - Neil.

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    Thanks Neil - see you Saturday

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    Looking forward to it guys. Hope Tim can still make it. It would be good to meet up again! But I shall take all of my kit regardless and simply use as required.

    throw my one case of planes and bits in the boot
    ouch Careful there Neil

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    Finally, cleared for action at "Beachhead" tomorrow!

    Will be heading down early am.

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    Yay !
    Just heard from Mike, the table is set up and ready for action... He reckons to be there for nine, I will meet Andy whenever he gets in.

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    Locked and loaded. Aiming for 08:00 +/- 20 mins. See you all there.

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    I hope that you will all have safe journeys and a great time today with lots of participants in the games.

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    Have fun chaps
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    Thanks chaps, will post some pics after, have a good time at Tactica Steve !

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    Thanks to all for another successful Beachhead, hope everyone made it home safe and sound. I will post some pics here later, if anyone else has any feel free to do so too.
    Special thanks to Mike for providing the set up and to Neil for taking on a table providing BSG to the masses !

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    Thanks for another grand day out and to all those who participated in the games.

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    Yes, well done all.

    It was a fun day out (isn't it always? ), fun games and great banter!
    Special well done to Neil, for presenting BSG on his Tod!

    I will try to post a couple of pictures later.

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    Home safe and sound again. Thanks one and all for a really good, fun event. Thanks too to Pete et al and Entoyment for putting on a great show. Agree with Tim, Neil did a great solo job, running the BSG game.

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    Sounds like fun, sorry couldnt make it this year. Well done chaps

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    Default Flash Photos of Beachhead !

    Tim (Flying Helmut) & Mike (Mikeemagnus), getting ready
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    Table is set up, the troops assemble... Neil (NeilCFord) (background) makes it in... Andy (Ajay) (left) Mike & Tim say hi !
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    Neil's set up for BSG:
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    As usual we get on with playing to attract the punters in - not an auspicious start as Mike soon takes me out
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    Andy follows me in a while later...
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    The victors celebrate - a smugshot for posterity !
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    Second game as bad as the first - Andy bases his moves on my aircraft but we got away with it..
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    For a moment anyway - first exchange with Tim... BOOM ! and I'm downed again
    Though I'm told I caused some hefty damage.
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    Andy dispatches Tim
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    But falls to Mikes guns... These boys are having a good run !
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    Three lads, Andy, Kojo & Stu are keen for a game and have a go at the recon bounce..
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    Andy & Kojo, nearest on right, chase after Mike's RE.8 - another game starts in the background.
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    Stu next to Mike provides cover with a N.17
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    They struggled with direction but the lads got the job done and downed the recon bird ( +1's on the second row) in spite of Mike's best efforts .
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    The lads went on to have a dogfight but Stu decided discretion was the better part of valour managing to give them the slip and escape.
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    Some keen young players turned up for a dogfight (supported by Dads) and had a fine time - the young lady was very proficient I'm told !
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    After that we had a few more games ourselves - and I fared much better - despite being set ablaze I managed to finally drop Mike !
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    And survived the mission!
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    Next game we managed to take Tim out between us, I deliver the coup de gras
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    Mike avenges Tim with a BOOM card !
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    And I avenge Andy !
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    We're definitely on a roll - next game I set Mike on fire
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    Neil dishes out some big numbers on Andy
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    Fire catches up with Mike
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    And Neil claims the double at show's end by taking me out !
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    All in all a fun day out with good chaps, good banter and good gaming
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    A splendid record of the day's play Squadron Leader.

    Also a thank you to our confederates who obviously aided and abetted as usual.

    If anyone is due a minor con medal who does not already have one please tip me the wink and I'll put it in train.
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    Well done chaps, an excellent turnout and performance as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    A splendid record of the day's play Squadron Leader.

    Also a thank you to our confederates who obviously aided and abetted as usual.

    If anyone is due a minor con medal who does not already have one please tip me the wink and I'll put it in train.
    Rob.
    Thanks Rob, the boys are all gonged up as far as I can make out, some REP never goes amiss though !
    Last edited by flash; 02-18-2019 at 01:47.

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    Thumbs up

    Well done all those chaps who put on a great show & top games.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Nice pics there Dave. Thanks for keeping the record.



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