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    Greetings all, wish you were here. Day one was well attended with old and new friends in one of our Wings meccas, Columbus Ohio. Game 1 put on by the Ares Aerodrome saw Matt's destroyer survive and aggressive attack. Game 2, my Flying Tigers Over Burma saw 11 pilots. The AVG eeked a minor win downing 4 of 6 bombers. Game 3 has a combined British squadron and German Jasta 18 defending the earth from the Martian invasion!

    Game 2 had lots of players taking photos. Karl took copious notes. Hopefully everyone that took photos of this game will post them here.

    Here are the opening moves. I'll post more photos when I can.
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    Looks like a good teaser.
    Saw some pics of yours on *ahem ..* Facebook as well.
    Loved the Jasta 18s taking on the Martians

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    Nice one Peter, good to see Karl in the thick of the fray and some familiar faces around the table enjoying the fun

    "He is wise who watches"

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    A game I know. Good to see some faces I know. Good to see Karl enjoying himself and not roaming around. Is that Sue in the right side of the picture ? If so good to see her there and glad all is good with her.

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    Thanks for the pic.
    Will look forward to many more.

    "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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    Woah! Did I miss Thursday and most of Friday? I got caught out in the heat today, too much heat, too little margarita mix . . . 42.7C - 109F . . . gotta chill down with some Origins action! Bring on the news!

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    Some more teasers...

    Can't do all the photos now. Just got back to hotel room after a busy FUN day.

    1st off I ran a T&T game. Not having the real T&T myself I used the cards I made from the print & play download. For Martians I used 3 'All Quite on the Martian Front' models. Scenario was an attack on a martian base. 3 mobile Martians with a base. The base was basically 2 immobile Martians that could only rotate. The base had heat rays and smoke and could assist tripods in recharging. 10 pilots from both Britain and Germany fought together to defend earth from the greater threat. Sadly the ARES personnel didn't arrive until 9 am, when I was scheduled to run the game. (All my materials were locked up in the ARES secured area. ) This delayed the start until ~9:30. When we finally got going everyone seemed to have a good time. We didn't have enough time to destroy any of the Martians but one was toppled.
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    Later in the afternoon I ran a BSG game. 14 players all new to the game. I was a veteran GM as I had played once on Friday!

    We didn't play all the rules but most. FTL I thought was pretty cool. Most of the players were very happy and thanked me for running the game. This is a definite winner. It has been very popular. Sunday afternoon I will run another BSG game.

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    Thursday I ran a Guadalcanal game. Wildcats fighting off Betty bombers escorted by Zeros at Henderson field. 2 Bettys got through and dropped their eggs on the airfield but paid a heavy price.

    Phil, who's that standing behind you?
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    Saturday afternoon I will get my Zeppelin on the table. RNAS (SPAD VIIs and Triplanes) along with a French Nieuport squadron hunt down a Zep returning from Britain. It is flying low as it ran into bad weather and had to drop down below so it could make headway. Some German aircraft were sent to help it on it's way home....we'll see!

    So far as of Friday night the turnout has been very very good. Matt can chime in with numbers and it is definitely way up from the last two years. BSG and T&T have played a big part in this but the WGF and WGS games have filled up as well.
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    Thank you for the first insight, Peter!

    I‘m shure you had a great time there.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Thanks a lot for all the great work!!!
    If you have time, post a few pictures on BGG too with captions about your events. It is a showcase very worth the effort, to give visibility to the things you do. And a great help to the game too!

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    Peter your attachments are showing up as "Invalid--contact a administrator!" ?????

    "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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    Thanks Peter! I can see some well known pilots there. Have fun.
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Thanks Peter! I can see some well known pilots there. Have fun.
    Eeek! Strange when I posted last night i saw the photos. Hope everyone can see them now. Lots more to come from myself and Karl is taking lots of photos with pages and pages of notes.

    Off to another day of Wings, BSG and Ships!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Thank you for the first insight, Peter!

    I‘m shure you had a great time there.
    You know what a fantastic event Origins is. How can you not have a great time! Hope you can make it over here again sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    Thanks a lot for all the great work!!!
    If you have time, post a few pictures on BGG too with captions about your events. It is a showcase very worth the effort, to give visibility to the things you do. And a great help to the game too!
    Will do Andrea. I think Jim has already posted some photos on facebook.

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    Thanks for all the pictures thus far Peter.
    I hope the rest of your week is just as much fun.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Great looking games. I have played in a few so I know how well they are run and how much fun they are. I see the PEL is up for Historicon and that you will not be there . Glad you are having a good time and having fun running and playing games.

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    Peter it looks like you are providing a good time for a lot of people, well done and hope you are enjoying it all.

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    What are the dates for next years Origins ? I assume they will 10 to 14 June. I haven't been there in a few years and checked the Hilton but there are no rooms there for those dates. I checked their site and don' see anything about next years con.

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    2020 Origins is 17-21 June. Yeah, if you don't get a room this year it can be tough getting close to the convention center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Eeek! Strange when I posted last night i saw the photos. Hope everyone can see them now. Lots more to come from myself and Karl is taking lots of photos with pages and pages of notes.

    Off to another day of Wings, BSG and Ships!
    Origins was a great time, and yes, I have a ton of pics and notes to go through, so the good ones get posted. Probably Wednesday, as I need to get caught up for work Monday
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    From the pictures looks like all had a great time. I was hoping to go next year but seems all hotels in the area are booked. I will still try to get there if I can.

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    Wednesday I ran my 1st game, Flying Tigers Over Burma. 11 pilots braves the sky over the Burmese jungles.

    Aerodrome members attending this game were Phillip (milcoll73) hands bottom left corner, Bob (Bobsalt) 1st on left facing away from camera, Karl (Jager) reaching to move his plane, Dave (Caverman) 1st on right (partially in photo) and Glenn (Jago85) standing on the right.
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    6 Sally bombers heading towards the AVG's airfield. (3 actual Sallys and 3 Betty stand-ins, At the moment I only have 3 Sallys painted so Bettys are used as Sallys. Sacrilege to some but for me the game must go on!
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    A lone Nate being hunted down by a pair of Tigers.
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    A Nate jumping a P-40.
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    A Sally (a real one) eating some 50 cal from Tiger 71.
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    The two Tigers still vying for the kill.
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    One unfortunate P-40 falls to a Nate and a Sally waste gunner.
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    Tiger 72 slides in on a Sally’s flank. He can see the waist gunner turn and man the machine gun facing him.
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    A Sally is confronted by the enemy as soon as it crosses the Great Arm Mountain range.
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    One poor Sally (Betty) with P-40s above and below.
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    The Sallys aren’t totally helpless targets as an unlucky P-40 finds out.
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    Quickly a second Tiger engages.
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    Two Sallys think they have a change to get through as they are not in the gun sights of the enemy.
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    This Sally isn’t so lucky.
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    Closing in and the deadly outcome.
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    Another Sally can’t shake the Tiger on it’s tail.
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    Desperate with one engine smoking badly, the nose gunner hangs tight and scores a kill.
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    Tiger 68 latched on to the tail and hangs on until the target is downed.
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    The leading bombers are attacked by a frantic P-40, the last between the bombers and their target.
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    The Japanese escort, Nates and an Oscar, trailing the bombers.
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    Too close to shoot at the bomber Tiger 108 takes on another target and downs a Nate.
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    When the dust settled only two Sallys made it through with 4 being downed. The AVG shocked the Imperial Japanese Air Force. A campaign to destroy them was about to begin.

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    Great looking pics, Peter.

    I sure wish Ares would give us Bettys and Sallys.
    (I am not up to painting intricate camo on AIMor Shapeways like some of you guys)

    Bob's comment concerns me:
    I was hoping to go next year but seems all hotels in the area are booked.
    If that's the case, I guess I won't be coming next year either.

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    There will be hotel rooms available in the area. Getting a room at the convention center might be impossible soon but there are many hotels within a 15 minute walk. My wife and I stayed 3/4 mile away. The walk was good to do with hovering around a gaming table for 8-10 hours for 5 days!

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    Pete The ones right around the center seem to be full. I don't mind the walk but the wife is not a gamer that is why I like to be closer. A short walk for me is no problem.

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    Bob, you are sadly correct. I just did a few searches and everything in walking distance is booked! I never would have thought there are no rooms a year ahead. It's a big weekend in Columbus as it is a LGBTQ celebration weekend so it's not just gaming nerds. Hmmm...what to do next year?

    This year there was an acute shortage on parking too.

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    I am open to suggestions from you 'regulars'.
    I don't mind Ubering if I have to (just not too far)

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    Hi Peter, I want to let you know once again I really enjoyed playing in your Tigers event. I really enjoyed gaming with you and everybody else too. It was nice to meet your wife as well - lucky you, to have someone who also likes gaming.

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    Dave I have played a few games with Deborah and she is crafty.

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    I just checked also and found one that is 1.5 miles from the convention center. Not a bad drive but you said parking was bad also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Thursday I ran a Guadalcanal game. Wildcats fighting off Betty bombers escorted by Zeros at Henderson field. 2 Bettys got through and dropped their eggs on the airfield but paid a heavy price.

    Phil, who's that standing behind you?
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    trust me, you dont want to know. lets just say "high maintenance" and back away slowly. very slowly.

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    thanks for running some great games again this year!!! i had fun in every one i played in. the zeppelin one was a unique, innovative and enjoyable scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    thanks for running some great games again this year!!! i had fun in every one i played in. the zeppelin one was a unique, innovative and enjoyable scenario.
    Tell us more, any photos? Rather partial to the Zeppelins . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Tell us more, any photos? Rather partial to the Zeppelins . . .
    There will be a daily thread on the games I ran or was able to participate in that I have photos for. I won't be home till Wednesday night (16-17 hour drive) so I'll get to it as soon as I can.
    Hopefully others that were there will add in their photos or have reports of their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Tell us more, any photos? Rather partial to the Zeppelins . . .

    within the next couple days as i get photos sorted and endure the onerous upload processes. really? i wouldnt have guessed (lol).

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    Nice sets of photos Phil. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Tell us more, any photos? Rather partial to the Zeppelins . . .

    heres a link to my zeppelin album dave;
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/al...p?albumid=4362
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    Looks a beauty. One of Clippers products no doubt Phillip?
    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
    Looks a beauty. One of Clippers products no doubt Phillip?
    Rob.
    Not one of Clippers, mine! I made this when we did your Zeppelin scenario for OTT.

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    That is a superb model you have produced Peter. Did you mention that you had made it at the time? It must have slipped my mind. Not such an unusual thing just lately.
    Well done that man.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."



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