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    Default Partizan Sunday 22nd May 2022

    Just to confirm chaps and any chapess that we are down for this show.

    When Sunday 22nd May 2022

    Where George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground,
    Lincoln Road, Winthorpe,
    Newark.
    NG24 2NY

    We have two tables booked , one for WW1 and a second for the Sails team. So looking for volunteers for the WW1 table.
    Myself, Rob and Simon will be on the Sails table, plus any one else, so its the Wings side we need to look at.
    Tried for a third table for WW2 but this year theyvare full. However we can try a third table next year if there is a willingness to participate.
    So look forward to seeing all again in Newarkl

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    I'm in!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Hi Chris. While I'm hoping to attend it will be as a common punter (with the emphasis on common I hear you cry) as my mobility problems continue to get worse. I'll of course pop by and say hello but won't be joining in I'm afraid.
    I had hoped to be at Hammerhead but had to settle for a collapse and stay in Hospital instead.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Obviously I’m in, week after my birthday, so I might even have some pocket money, lol
    WW1 table please.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    I just checked my calendar, I am already booked for something else on the 22nd, so cannot come

    Lest we forget

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    Car loaded... see you tomorrow chaps. Aiming to arrive about 08:45...

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    me and deadly M have now got a clear calendar so we will be there also will try to get there early to help set up

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    Just seen this!

    With no update since April 13th, until Chris posted after 20:00 last night, and with 'Partizan' NOT being on the Calendar, I'd forgotten all about it....

    Too late for me to head up now.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Hi All
    I won't be able to make it today as I overdid it yesterday at the N.E.C. and due to circumstances beyond my control I wasn't able to do the N.E.C. on Friday as originally planned!
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Apologies Tim, didn’t realise it wasn’t in the calendar. I have put the Other PARTIZAN and BRITCON on to the calendar

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Blimey, what a busy show !
    As always nice to see some friendly faces, big call out to Chris (Boney10) for running the Sails table, ably assisted by Simon (Maverick) and Neil (Skafloc) and Andy (Simon’s son). On the wings table can I give a special mention to Andy and Marian (Hawkhurst and Deadly M), without whom I would have been flying solo today. Nice to see Doug (Merlin 45) and Simon (Syborg3D) on our travels around the hall.

    I will post some photo’s and a game summary later, but it was a ridiculous day for the RFC (Andy and guests) and a shocker for Marian and I. The final score across three hard fought games was RFC 12, Germans 5. (we did destroy a bridge though).
    Star of the day was Andy with 8 kills... Marian and I tied for the wooden spoon with both of us shot down 6 times.

    Nice to see the traders so busy, a good sign for the future of the hobby.

    One final thing, one of the organisers was chatting to me... he is looking to offload a large (100+) collection of planes... but check this out, not only are they all in original boxes, most are still sealed and a lot of them are in the original Kickstarter delivery box, which remains sealed... I gave him our details and hopefully he will be joining the forum shortly with a view to giving us first refusal on his collection. So watch this space.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Sounds like you had a blast chaps. The first one that I have missed out on for donkey's years, butwith Mrs K's pre med a week tomorrow we could not risk my passing anything Covid related to her.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    This year's Partizan in a few choice images

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    So decided to go old school on the mats for a change, it was nice to bring out the original East & West Wings of War mats.

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    Andy preparing his early assault, Marian and I still smiling as we hadn't been shot down yet.

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    The Boaty Boys (or should that be buoys?) underway on the adjoining table.

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    Early action, I had forgotten how good the old mats look in photos

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    Incredible !!! prior to the firing phase there were 4 planes in a row... the front 3 all shot down at the same time (and yes that's Andy's plane at the back of the line grinning)

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    Changed it up for the second game, brought out a couple of Gotha's to bomb a vital bridge...

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    So close... blew up the on ramp, the surrounding area, the road and the river bank but missed the central span of the bridge, it didn't help that the 2 Gotha's collided when making their bombing runs. We didnt get a chance to make a second pass as both bombers were heartlessly shot down minutes later.

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    For the third and final game the Germans sent a flight of light bombers in at the same bridge

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    Mixed results on this raid, the bridge was destroyed this time, however all 3 planes were lost, the final one downed 2 inches from the edge of the mat and safety... Bugger !

    Thanks again to Andy & Marian for their help throughout the day
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    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Thanks for your magnificent pictures Chris.
    I have unashamedly nicked the boaty boys one to put on the Anchorage.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Great pics and I love the crash fire & smoke markers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    Blimey, what a busy show !
    As always nice to see some friendly faces, big call out to Chris (Boney10) for running the Sails table, ably assisted by Simon (Maverick) and Neil (Skafloc) and Andy (Simon’s son). On the wings table can I give a special mention to Andy and Marian (Hawkhurst and Deadly M), without whom I would have been flying solo today. Nice to see Doug (Merlin 45) and Simon (Syborg3D) on our travels around the hall.

    I will post some photo’s and a game summary later, but it was a ridiculous day for the RFC (Andy and guests) and a shocker for Marian and I. The final score across three hard fought games was RFC 12, Germans 5. (we did destroy a bridge though).
    Star of the day was Andy with 8 kills... Marian and I tied for the wooden spoon with both of us shot down 6 times.

    Nice to see the traders so busy, a good sign for the future of the hobby.

    One final thing, one of the organisers was chatting to me... he is looking to offload a large (100+) collection of planes... but check this out, not only are they all in original boxes, most are still sealed and a lot of them are in the original Kickstarter delivery box, which remains sealed... I gave him our details and hopefully he will be joining the forum shortly with a view to giving us first refusal on his collection. So watch this space.
    Got a name for this guy Chris so we can flag him up as legitimate ?


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    Nice pictures - thanks, Chris.

    Yes, those old 1st Generation mats do look good!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Nice to see you Chris and yes, it was a busy show.

    thank you for mentioning me and my small business and for showing people where we were.



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