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    We had a fantastic day at Epic Loot. Esa, AKA The Black Devil, was here from Australia. He typically plays a lot of WWII but we decided to infect him with the WWI bug. We had three great games. The first had two Caudron G.6s protected by two Spad XIIIs against four Jasta 5 Albatros D.Vs. This game was a bit of a mess as the boom cards reared their ugly little heads early and often.

    The second game had three Nieuport 28s escorting the same two Cauldrons while being attacked by four Fokker D.VIIs. This was a wonderfully game. Lots of great action finishing with one Caudron eaking it's way off the board.

    The last game was a true fur ball two Nieuports and a Breguet BR.14 B2. They were up against a Fokker D,VII, Fokker DR.1, an Albatros D.V, and an Albatros D.III. It was a proper mess making it a fun game.

    To think this outing all started with Esa posting that he would be in Ohio and wanted to know if anyone in Ohio would be playing wings. I responded and this get together happened. I really believe this is what the Aerodrome was set up for. It is a great way to promote our international band of brothers and sisters. Thanks to Keith for making the fun day we had possible.

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    MAtt (MAtt56) and Esa (The Black Devil)

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    Matt and Rick (The Blue Whale)

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    Sean and Ray (The Gdog)

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    Esa and his Mom.

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    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    A fun time indeed, Jim Great set of pictures chronicling the day's games. It was fun to see Esa get into WW1 - and he even ended up picking up some WW1 planes from our folks who had some to unload...

    And, as you say, it would not have been possible without the connections we make here on the Forum Thanks again for putting on the games today!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Great to see, looks like he had a great day out - thanks for the pics Jim.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Looks like a great time was had by all.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    It's good to put faces to names, thanks for the photos.

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    Some great news. Esa (The Black Devil) will be here for our normally planned game on Saturday, January 12th. Anyone who wants to join us is certainly welcome. It should be another great day of gaming and fun.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    It looks like you had some great games, Jim. Best wishes for the next round on Saturday.

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    A great way to meet forum members and have some fun.

    If anyone is ever out west in the Portland, Oregon area be sure to let me know.
    I would love introduce my collection to players other than AI in the solo games Over the Trenches.

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    Thanks Jim for all the great pics of some fun games! (Booms not withstanding)
    Another Thanks for looking after that young Aussie.
    Rep Inbound.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhodie80 View Post
    I really believe this is what the Aerodrome was set up for. It is a great way to promote our international band of brothers and sisters. Thanks to Keith for making the fun day we had possible.
    Certainly one of the big ones. Good on ya, getting a new player for WGF.Hope the fun level matched the photos.

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    looks like it was great fun. tom (merlin14) and i were going to go, but, alas, life intervened at the last moment.

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    A full workout for all participants by the look of it and as Jim says one of the reasons that the Drome was set up.
    I am astounded at just how many of us have met up in person from all over the globe in the past decade, and acquired so many new friends. It has been an will continue to be a great experience.
    Thanks for your posting Jim.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    A fun side story from Esa's visit to Epic Loot. When I got their Saturday a young lady that works at the shop told me she had just found out she would would be on a study abroad program for a year. I asked her where and she said Australia. I brought her over and introduced her to Esa and his Mom. As it turns out she will be going to school about 20 minutes from where they live. They exchanged information and now she knows someone when she gets over to Australia. Another case of small world and six degrees of separation.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.



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