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    Short notice this month - sorry for being behind the power curve somewhat...!

    This Saturday is the second one of the month, so that means we are gaming again at Epic Loot in Centerville, Ohio. Doors open at the usual time - 11 AM - and since we already agreed last month on what we'll be gaming, we should have no problem getting into the air around 11:30. We are flying late war balloon-busting missions this weekend - it will be nice to see a bunch of high-performance planes tackling one another and some gasbags as targets... It's bound to be a flaming good time - FO Kyte would undoubtably approve, particularly since he is not going to be the one on fire

    Hope to see those in the area who can make it...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I wish I could make it, but I am attending a birthday party in WV at 4:00 pm, and the drive to Centerville is quite long.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    It would be quite the hike, Robert! I wish we all were closer to one another... Enjoy your birthday party!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    tom and i will be there barring major impediments.

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    Sounds good, PM! The more, the merrier...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Here are some photos from our two games today. The first five show things from my end of the balloons scenario - American SPAD XIIIs against Fokker DVIIs. Each side was trying to take out the enemy balloons as its first priority and then any enemy scouts or protective AA MG defenses. Aside from some fire damage on the left-hand American balloon, the most damage done to balloons today seemed to happen when folks collided with them! None of the balloons were destroyed before they were winched safely to the ground, at which point the dogfighting began. The greatest punishment was handed out by the defending AA MG nests, to both the Entente planes and the CP aircraft - several folks remarked at the effectiveness of the defensive fire...

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    These two shots come from our second game - the same Fokker DVIIs taking on British SE5As this time in a straightforward dogfight over the lines. These speedy planes close quickly, so we were at one another after one turn.

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    Here is my ignoble end fairly early in the battle - those collision points can make one reach his max rather quickly!

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    It was great to have Phillip and Tom down from Celina (about an hour and a half north of us), and. as usual, Dan and Ray made the trek from the northern Cincinnati area, as they usually do. Lots of fun and laughs and conversation while we were playing and afterwards during our late lunch - early dinner across the street at one of our usual pubs.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    wish i couldve been there looks like you folks had a blast

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    Your name came up in conversation, Esa You would have enjoyed it, I think - lots of death and destruction, and the late-war planes are so speedy. They take some getting used to...

    Hope all is well Down Under - Blue skies always!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Looks like some fun games Matt! Are those all repainted official balloons?

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    The green one on the right is one of the official balloons that Jim repainted, Keith. The cream-colored one on the left is a Shapeways version that our buddy Ray (Gdog) painted. They both looked lovely on the table It's always fun to play with some balloons as targets......and even more fun when the ground fire doesn't do you in!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    heres a link to my pics of the event
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/al...p?albumid=4324
    No pics of you with any BOOM cards Phil, did you play?

    Looks like a good time was had.
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    As I recall, Peter, Phillip didn't manage to draw a boom card...I snagged one, and several others were blessed with the 'special zero', but Phil ducked them. As you can see from his pics, he reveled in taking pictures of those of us who did 'win' them. Quite refreshing for him, no doubt...perhaps this means he will return to game with us?!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Maybe its only at Origins where Phil hoards all the booms? Hopefully his luck has turned, except when he's facing me!

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    More pictures from Saturdays matches.

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

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    Great pics of the models and the action chaps, good to see the Wright Flight in action once more.

    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    heres a link to my pics of the event
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/al...p?albumid=4324
    Nice pics of the participants as well as the action Phil. Good to see you allowing others to pick up the boom cards for a change !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great time! Can't wait till next meet up!

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    We do have a good time playing this game, don't we, Dan?! Lots of fun folks who play well off of each other's senses of humor...just ask Alex Trebeck!

    See you in May, if not sooner!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Yes, I have a blast. A wonderful group if guys to play with. Can't wait till May. Nothing like getting two boom cards in a row Milcoll73 has a picture of me with my second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    No pis of you with any BOOM cards Phil, did you play?

    Looks like a good time was had.


    i did indeed. but, luckily for me, matt and dan were kind enough to intercept them for me!!! what pals!!! i did, however succumb to fire once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Maybe its only at Origins where Phil hoards all the booms? Hopefully his luck has turned, except when he's facing me!


    i say, not bloody cricket mate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Great pics of the models and the action chaps, good to see the Wright Flight in action once more.



    Nice pics of the participants as well as the action Phil. Good to see you allowing others to pick up the boom cards for a change !



    thanks!
    well, sacrifices must be made for proper indulgences of friendship!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelbeagle View Post
    Yes, I have a blast. A wonderful group if guys to play with. Can't wait till May. Nothing like getting two boom cards in a row Milcoll73 has a picture of me with my second one.


    2 in a row? thats cute lol

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    All I can say is "Look at me Billy Bishop."


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelbeagle View Post
    Yes, I have a blast. A wonderful group if guys to play with. Can't wait till May. Nothing like getting two boom cards in a row Milcoll73 has a picture of me with my second one.
    Just ask Sven (Marechallannes) about drawing 2 in the same shot!
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus



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