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    COLOURS 2019 is on!

    The Newbury & Reading Wargames Society have decided to host Colours in 2019 once again at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire RG14 7NZ on Saturday the 7th September. The usual opening time is 10am but tbc by the hosts.

    I now have confirmation of the table - anyone interested in attending please sign up - they usually provide 4 tickets for the crew, though it's not usually expensive if you have to buy a ticket.



    So do as the sign says and enlist now !

    If you've not been before it's well worth the effort, one of the best shows in the south.
    Last edited by flash; 05-28-2019 at 10:46. Reason: Update table confirmation

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    I will be OK for this one again Dave.

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    Good to hear mate, we will have to r/v there now !

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    Sorry, no can do this year. On the boat that week, then we have a certain Canadian visiting with his wife (TBC) then its Doncaster wooohoooo

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    Never mind Mike - you'll make it one year...!

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    Happy to be on the team but also happy to step aside if others want to do it. Would save me spending loads of money at Deepcut Studio

    - Neil.

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    Happy to have you on board Neil - nearer the time we can discuss putting on some TnT ?

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    Dave - of course! Kind of hopeful they will have arrived in time for Attack! in July so we can have some test runs.

    - Neil.

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    We have a confirmed table at Colours chaps.

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    Good to hear that Dave. Keep the flag flying.
    Rob.
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    I can do the morning if it helps. I’ll get my own ticket.
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    I can help Dave and/or attend anyway

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    I hope to be there, but I'm not keen on Tripods..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabscallion View Post
    I can help Dave and/or attend anyway
    If you can I'll be able to pick you up on the way through Rob

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    Bumping this as a reminder.

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    Train ticket booked!
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    See you there Dave.

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    Thanks to Maverick ( Simon) he and I will be there and available, will get to Newbury around 0900

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    Roger that chaps, more the merrier. Tickets for Me, Ajay, Neil, Rob, Tim,
    Want to do the usual set up (which may require table movement) 12'+ long x 5' wide table, mats long ways across the width; games at either end, WGF & TnT, if Neil makes it.
    Will use the short 'tutor' scenarios where we can, maybe something more involved and timed if we have the numbers.

    Will be using my kit - if anyone has a damage deck caddy or two they can lend us that would be a great help.

    See you all there.

    Might see if we can borrow this sign I saw at The Great Dorset Steam Fair....
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    Maybe that should be Flying Circus !
    Last edited by flash; 09-03-2019 at 00:39.

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    Should be there on Saturday, will pop by and say hello. Can probably help for an hour or two if needed as well.

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    Confirming I intend to be there with T&T in hand.

    - Neil.

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    Thanks Neil

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    Should be OK for this one - working the other 13 days of these 14, but not 'Colours' day!

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    Result !

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    Do I need to bring anything for tomorrow L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boney10 View Post
    Do I need to bring anything for tomorrow L
    Only a damage deck caddy if you have one Chris, or, bring a boot full of gear just in case !

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    Have a good one chaps.
    Don't forget the photos!
    Rob.
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    About to head out and don't worry Rob, camera (and spare batteries) are packed!

    - Neil.

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    Big thanks to everyone who attended and supported us at this event - it was one busy day !
    We must've played about 20 odd scenario games between us on the two Wog tables & the Tripods seemed pretty busy as well, think we were all pretty much flat out all day. I will post some pics in due course. Tim, you were missed, take it you copped some flak on the way over !
    Bonus was the trip home - door to door in one hour twenty two mins... Result !

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    Cracking day, think we may have made some new players too. a great set of scenarios and Tripods made for a very good table.

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    I would also add my thanks to those of Dave to the chaps that supported this event.
    Rob.
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    Default Some Colours Pics !

    Here are a few pics of our foray at Newbury:

    We were supplied with a 14.5' x 6' table which after a quick shuffle became a 18'x5' deck of loveliness. Ajay pictured settling in.
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    Neil gets a bit of last minute cramming in on the Tripod rules before the doors open.
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    A couple of the usual suspects in the shape of Si (Maverick) & Chris (Boney10) become willing tripod play testers to make sure he's get things straight
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    Rob (Rabscallion) & Andy (Ajay) assist me with testing out the "Bounce the Recon" scenario. We usually run it with Alb D.III's v an RE.8 but this time I went with a pair of Nieuport 16 against an Albatros C.III.
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    A tougher prospect but we were surprised how well it played - Ajay copped it early
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    And I had victory within my grasp when Rob snatched it away... !
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    We then had a go at Survival of the fittest with N.17 v Alb D.III's - I was set on fire on the first pass !
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    Ajay's luck ran out again
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    And I got Rob shortly after - though he could have bugged out. I was lucky with the fire cards.
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    We had soon attracted some punters, laughter and mayhem ensued
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    Both tables running - well, all three counting the Tripods as you'll see in the next shot
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    This young pilot kept claiming he was doomed ... Think he was called "Lucky" - The +1's are on the right
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    And the day ended badly for the Entente pilots....
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    Chris stepped into the breach when we grabbed some scoff - well done that man
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    Snoopy took on the Tripod scourge - Don't know how he got on though
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    Even a couple of old friends popped in to see me - TB & MDK (aka Ritter von Schmallhausen) from Sussex
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    We had a young pilot, Rupert, arrive for our last game who fancied survival of the fittest so I flew as his wingman against Rob & Ajay...
    Helped along by a collision Ajay was downed by Rupert
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    I flamed out...
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    And Rupert finished off Rob - not bad for a novice !
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    Then it was time to pack up and go home, another successful Colours in the bag, thanks to all who played, sorry I didn't get many of the names, or, pics of all the action but it was a little busy !
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    Sorry I missed it - life dealt me an unexpected kick to my 6.

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    A good time was had by all.
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    Thanks for all the pictures Dave.
    It certainly gave a flavour of the day's activity.
    Rob.
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    I took some pals from Hereford Wargames Club to Colours and we had a great time playing Wings of Glory. Lots of fun with great models and friendly, helpful umpires. Thanks a lot guys for your efforts.

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    Finally got my pictures edited. As usual they can be found on Flickr.



    - Neil.

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    Alan's message says it all really.
    Good to hear from you again Alan.
    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliatna View Post
    I took some pals from Hereford Wargames Club to Colours and we had a great time playing Wings of Glory. Lots of fun with great models and friendly, helpful umpires. Thanks a lot guys for your efforts.
    Happy to oblige Alan - glad you chaps had fun with it, hope their luck improves before the next time !
    Popped in a couple of extra pics of their demise
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilCFord View Post
    Finally got my pictures edited. As usual they can be found on Flickr - Neil.
    Great pics Neil - didn't get much chance to chat after but I take it things went well at the Martian end of things.
    We will have to get you a table at Beachhead alongside ours if you're up for doing it again.
    Can't recall if I got your details to Andy (Sauerkraut on the forum) but we have time to sort that.

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    Great pictures, Dave and Neil! Good to see some familiar faces having what seems to be a great time. I'm liking that facial hair on Maverick...

    All the best,
    Matt



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