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    The third meeting of Flight Club is set to go ahead on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Entoyment Poole for some further WGF madness that any forum member, or, local WoG player to come and join in with.

    This time I will manage the table - so get your name down & let me know if you're able to attend.
    Cost to cover the tables will be a couple of quid a head on the day to be paid to flash on arrival please.

    For those not familiar with the location the address is: Entoyment, Unit 2, Fleetsbridge Business Centre, Poole BH17 7AF; opens at 10.00, takeoff shortly after that, and we're usually spent by 17.00.

    This is not a demo/participation like we'd usually put on but a day for us to get into some more involved gaming and play some bigger, longer, WW1 scenario type games than we may usually get.

    I will update an idea of content nearer the time but as they go down so well there will be more one hour dogfights in the mix and maybe an opportunity to fly something you don't have or don't use too often.

    If anyone has a scenario they'd like to put on for this event please PM me

    If you want to see how the last ones went have a look here:
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ntoyment-Poole
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ntoyment-Poole

    Last edited by flash; 01-13-2020 at 06:29.

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    Count me in. First two were great fun.

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    Great turn-out last time, Dave - hope the crowd is as large this next time! So glad you are close to the game store that 'feeds' your addiction...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Thanks Matt, it's a great opportunity for forum members to meet and to game outside of the Aerodrome scene of wargame shows.

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    It looks like a great location, Dave - I seem to remember you lauding the size of the place and the depth of product they carry. It is so nice to have a 'full-service' hobby shop/game store close at hand. There is nothing like being able to go into a FLGS and actually 'see' what you are interested in, not to mention others playing those games.

    I will look forward to your reports from the February session.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Unfortunately I am not going to be able to make this one due to commitments at my North Wales HQ.

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    I'll be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    Unfortunately I am not going to be able to make this one due to commitments at my North Wales HQ.
    Sorry to hear that mate, hopefully you'll catch the one after, whenever that may be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    I'll be there.
    Thanks Tim, looks like your Alb D.I's will get an outing

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    Yep will be there. thanks Flash,

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    Those Albatros D1s look amazing Tim. Do you also have suitable victims for them?

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    Flash - yes, I hope to be along. Popped it in the diary last time - are the tickets on the Entoyment site yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodromoi View Post
    Flash - yes, I hope to be along. Popped it in the diary last time - are the tickets on the Entoyment site yet?
    Good to hear Alex - This is not an "open" Entoyment event so the cost to cover the tables will be a couple of quid a head on the day to be paid to me on arrival please.

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    Dave, would you mind sharing the format for your 'one-hour dogfights'? Either here or in a PM, if you prefer... It sounds like it might be something the folks in our group might enjoy from time to time.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Sorry, not going to be there.

    - Neil.

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    Thanks for letting us know Neil, one day maybe.

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    Love those Albatrosses Tim. Nice and different.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Hope there are lots of photos of that flight of Albatros when they engage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Dave, would you mind sharing the format for your 'one-hour dogfights'? Either here or in a PM, if you prefer... It sounds like it might be something the folks in our group might enjoy from time to time. All the best, Matt
    Hei Matt - It's can be as simple as it sounds but I will PM you some additional ideas

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    Sorry, can't make it, yet again, for all sorts of reasons. One day

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    We'll have to give your family a Wings calendar Mike

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    OK - the "All sorts of reasons" have gone away So if there's still room for a little 'un I'll be there.

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    That's a result Mike - look forward to seeing you there

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    Runners & riders so far:

    Dave (flash)
    Andy T (Sauerkraut)
    Andy B (Sherlochnumber1)
    Hobz (Yellow Peril)
    Tim (Flying Helmut)
    Mike (mikeemagnus)
    Sean

    Chris (atc_engineer) a possible ?

    Other flight members otherwise engaged this time:
    Ian (Chianti Raider)
    Andy L (Ajay)
    Neil (NeilCFord)
    Rob (Rabscallion)
    Carl (Frag Thief)
    Alex (Prodromoi)
    Simon (Thommo)

    If anything has changed please let me know.
    Last edited by flash; 02-29-2020 at 10:46.

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    Chaps, I'm afraid I may need to hold off of this one at short notice - my apologies.

    Diagnosed as having shingles by my GP on Tuesday, which means that not only am I on some meds which are making me lightheaded at times, but more importantly there's a risk - small, but nevertheless - that I'll be contagious. (Not, not coronavirus before someone says it!)

    Given there are always kids around at Entoyment, and several of you have kids yourselves, I don't want to expose anyone to the risk, however slight, of passing on chicken pox.


    I'll be sorry to miss it, and I look forward to seeing some of the shannanigans here in due course!

    Have fun, and catch you chaps at the next one.

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    Thanks for letting us know Alex. Get well soon mate.

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    Definitely the right decision. Get well soon Alex. See you next time.

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    Big thanks to everyone who could make it, though diminished in numbers we were not diminished in spirit and managed four games on the day.
    Special thanks to our long distance flyers Mike and Tim, who, as always, let us blood some of his toys !
    This FC top gun was Andy (sauerkraut) who showed an unnerving talent for setting his opponents on fire this time out and scored in all the games....

    Dave (flash) : 3 (did better with a Gotha making a wrong turn than with fighters !)
    Andy T (Sauerkraut) : 5 (kills in all four games)
    Andy B (Sherlochnumber1) - 0 (Sole RFC survivor in first dogfight)
    Hobz (Yellow Peril) - 0 (German survivor in first dogfight)
    Tim (Flying Helmut) - 2 (top scorer last dogfight)
    Mike (mikeemagnus) - 3 (top scorer & German survivor in the first dogfight)
    Sean (Algonquin?)- 2 (new local player - scored in both matches he played)

    I will post some pics tomorrow if I get some time.
    Last edited by flash; 03-03-2020 at 01:05.

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    Another fantastic days gaming at Flight Club. Massive Thank you to Dave (Flash) for organising the event and thank you to all who attended and contributed to the fun. Was great to fly some more unusual aircraft today - DH2, Albatros D1 and Hannover CLIII as well as the more common SE5a. It would also seem that I may have been using Incendiary ammo today, managing to set four opponents ablaze - sorry.
    Looking forward to the next one.

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    Super fun once again!
    Thanks all for a great day's flying, especially Dave for organising.

    As always I took loads of photos....................as always, I will add them to my queue of 100s of photos for posting at some point!

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    2 kills for me, Dave - Sauerkraut's Hanover and Hobz' Nieuport 17................

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    Tim - Hobz was flying an Albatros so I hope it was Sean's Nieuport 17 that you shot down or we have had our first friendly fire incident!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerkraut View Post
    Tim - Hobz was flying an Albatros so I hope it was Sean's Nieuport 17 that you shot down or we have had our first friendly fire incident!
    Oh yes, Sean, not Hobz

    Most of the "fire incidents" were your handiwork!

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    Ach so - That's also 2 for Sean as you took each other out at the end - corrected - thanks Tim !

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    Things of note:
    We play without altitude, respawns, or, tailing.
    We play with Split-S; blind spots; Aim; and the boom card as half start damage rounded up.

    We're off ! Eindeckers v DH.2's
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    Left to right - Andy T (sauerkraut), Mike (Mikeemagnus), Hobz (Yellow Peril) & Tim (Flying Helmut) - Peter Valinski Entoyment's owner crossing in the background. Andy B (Sherlochnumber1) is out of shot.

    Mike in the Pfalz opens the batting with Andy T ..
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    I'm following Andy in the all cdl DH.2 & Andy T is to our left; Tim is out to Mike's left in the white Pfalz, Hobz is following in the green Fokker E.III.

    As we roll through Tim catches me with a long range effort; Andy B puts in an unanswered close range burst on Hobz.
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    I cop a close range burst at +1 from Tim as we circle, Andy immels directly behind Hobz for another close range effort...
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    Mike adds to my woes as Tim exacts a little revenge for Hobz who has Immelled out of trouble
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    Having reversed Tim meets Andy T head on
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    As I head for a reversal the two Andy's set about Hobz and Tim
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    Rock and a hard place... though I got some hits on Tim my reversal did not work out as I hoped in the end !
    First FC kill for Mike.
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    In spite of my demise I'd chased Tim into the gun of Andy T with the desired result...
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    He's a flamer and the first fire card sends him down
    Andy's first flamer & kill.
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    Even stevens, Mike gets to grips with manoeuvring his Pfalz
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    Andy T gets a shot on Hobz (jammed again !) as he tries to avoid contact
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    Boot is on the other foot Andy's gun is jammed & Mike sets him on fire !
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    Andy Immels seeking revenge but the fire does it's work...
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    Andy B is the lone survivor for the RFC and as the hour is up time is called on the first dogfight.
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    Mike wins the first dogfight with a brace of victories to Andy T's 1.

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    Scenario 1:

    A pair of Gotha run the gauntlet of SE5a's to bomb the industrial railway yard..

    The table's set - another local takes a keen interest & may be persuaded to join in our Wednesday night adventures.
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    me & Tim took the Gotha's, I had the green one & Tim the lozenge. After a couple of turns there was some concern & anticipation that we had got it horribly wrong..
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    Nah ! We've got this... Not even an overlap...Phew !!
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    Meantime the SE's had moved out to each side of the table - we flew into the gap provided & they wrapped around behind us closing fast.
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    Hobz in C got some shots off then overlapped, Andy B in A was doing his best to pepper us. Mike in D & Andy T in B had a go at Tim

    Hobz managed to wriggle out form under & we swapped lumps, I picked up a wounded pilot; Andy B caught up and we set each other on fire...
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    Bombs gone ! I plastered the cluster of buildings alongside the rail yard - Hobz is under my nose (used Any's card), Andy B is burning nicely alongside & Mike is rapidly catching me up.
    Tim had taken heavy damage and took avoiding action hoping to throw off his tormentor hoping to slip past for his run in.
    (see his base in background)
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    Andy B burns out and falls
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    I intended to break right but instead had picked a left turn - the consequences were a close range kill shot on Hobz & I avoided Mike - win, win !
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    I reversed the turn at the beginning of the next turn, sadly Tim was felled by Andy T and we called it there as it was pressing for lunch - I survived the fire but doubt I'd have survived the run home with only a pair of points remaining.

    I was top gun for that scenario with 2 victories & Andy T had the only other.

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    After a leisurely lunch we played a tandem bombing scenario involving three Hannover's v five Camels and were joined by Sean one of our local Wednesday night group who is relatively new to WoG.

    So here are the Camels.
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    Nearest to furthest: B=flash; M=Tim; E=Sean; H=Hobz & C=Mike.

    Andy B's Hannover.
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    Tim and Sean close rapidly on Andy but Sean turns a little too soon and presents Andy with a close range shot as he gets in one of his own.
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    As I turn in Andy veers away sharply, Sean & Tim overlap - Tim gets a burst on target & kills Andy's gunner...
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    Meanwhile Andy B is taking on Hobz & Mike on the far side of the table before slipping past them
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    Andy B has lined up on his target & Tim leads the chase to cut him off
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    Tim couldn't do it, I couldn't do it but Sean got it done before Andy B could release his bombs.
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    Tim ran on to take on Andy T as he looked for an angle on his targets & harry him with Mike who was subsequently set on fire..
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    The rest of us turned back to look for Andy B as he returned to the fray in the third Hannover.
    He quickly lost his gunner again to Hobz & Sean narrowly avoided a collision
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    I soon took advantage of the undefended Hannover & knocked it down
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    Battered but unbowed Andy T had bombed a target and was trying to get out of dodge - setting Hobz on fire as he slipped past Tim.
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    He shared some of the love with Tim as he ran
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    The Camel pilots share a moment as they gather themselves - two on fire !
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    Mikes machine gives up the ghost on the fire draw
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    Tim leads the chase after Andy T, rapidly cutting him off... at the knees !
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    Andy T, Tim, Sean & myself shared the honours in this, the second, scenario. Sean's first FC game & victory

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    The last game of the day was the second one hour dogfight involving 4 Albatros DI v 3 Nieuport 17 (A guns)

    Here are the Nieuport 17's
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    I flew A; Mike in B; Sean in C

    And the Alb D.I
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    Tim on right in front leading Andy B; Hobz & Andy T.

    Sean is soon in deep.. water.. and takes 5 cards for two close & one long range hits that set him ablaze
    That's me round behind pumping a close range burst into one of them
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    Tim (in Hö) & Mike have exchanged missives & Mike is jammed
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    I start to feel that things might go wrong in a moment !
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    Then Mike chops down Andy B and evens the odds
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    Mike covers me as Hobz lights me up while I'm sorting a jam - Mike jams himself.
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    Hobz & Andy finish me off to redress the balance...
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    Sean, fire out and in the fight again collides with Andy T but both survive. Mike, jammed, gets clobbered by Tim at close range
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    Andy catches Mike as he sorts his jam - and sets him on fire !
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    Mike tries to escape & overlaps Hobz but Andy T takes him down for his second kill of this game
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    At the same moment Tim meets Sean head to head ... for a little mutual assured destruction !
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    Note Sean's fire damage !
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    Skies cleared - victory to the Hun !
    Andy T takes the honours with a brace over Mike, Tim & Sean with one apiece

    That was it - four games complete and a lot of fun had by all.

    I will let you know when the next Flight Club will be in due course
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    Looks like another successful day. Well done!

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    Great action ( and a prelude to the Cocky Young Men scenario)
    It will be interesting to compare the results with the upcoming solo versions.

    A lot to like:
    The various customized aircraft (reminds me I have N.17s to make into RFC)
    The awesome smoke and fire markers - especially the one on the Gotha
    Great photos of the action.

    Well done all!

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    Thanks chaps - it was a blast !

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    Great AAR Dave, rep guns blazing.....

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Yea, it was a real gas guys - thanks a bundle. Really enjoyable day. And many thanks to Pete and all of the guys at Entoyment for hosting us. Thanks too to Dave for organising the games and Tim for providing his amazing models and to everyone else for some great company
    In the words of someone else you might have heard of "I'll be back".

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    What an amazing series of games

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    Thanks Mark, it's given us a chance to play all sorts of scenarios / planes with experienced players, it's intro'd most of the show going team at this end of the country with the local chaps at Entoyment, encouraged them to join the forum and, hopefully, to do some shows with us too.

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