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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Train to Dresden for the Army Museum?
    Ooooh!
    Tempting!

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    There is also always the trip to Pilsen Brewery Tim!

    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
    There is also always the trip to Pilsen Brewery Tim!

    Rob.
    Did that one on my last Prague trip.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

  4. #54

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    I seem to remember having a chat to you in the caves.
    Never too late for a rematch where beer is involved Tim.

    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

    Never too late for a rematch where beer is involved Tim.
    A fair point, well made!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Not promising but I may be able to make it too.

    Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Not promising but I may be able to make it too.

    Neil


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    Coming down is the hardest thing

  8. #58

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    First of all, please, note that Saturday part of event will be (probably) somewhere else (thinking about Košíře on the opposite river bank). There is no ideal venue for Saturday close to Svět deskových her after closing Hotel Mars (pity!) and we want to keep it cheap. Friday and Sunday still in Svět deskových her, so not a bad quarter to stay there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Can anyone recommend a hotel somewhere near Svět deskových her?

    I need to book something soon.

    Also, are there any highly recommended day excursions I might want to tack on to my visit?
    I remember there were plenty of Air B'n'B appartments for cheap rent there if you do not need ***** hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    That's a shame Tim. What will you do with yourself? Train to Dresden for the Army Museum?
    Never been in that museum, but Dresden is a little gem on Elbe. There is also an interesting Museum of Hygiene there (sounds boring, but it is not) in pre-war bulding built according to Speer's architecture (building, not the museum; also interesting experience to walk around).

    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Not promising but I may be able to make it too.

    Neil
    Good! Keep us updated, Neil. Welcome back!

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    I love Dresden. The rebuilt church is absolutely stellar, the town is full of young people who speak English, the brutalist architecture in the centre is also a gem and seeing a concrete apartment houses right across the street from the city centre is something you won't see anywhere else. They also have a weekend flea market on the river bank, where you can but assorted Hitler related stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honza View Post
    I love Dresden. The rebuilt church is just incredible, the town is full of young people who speak English, the brutalist architecture in the centre is also a gem and seeing a concrete apartment houses right across the street from the city centre is something you won't see anywhere else. They also have a weekend flea market on the river bank, where you can but assorted Hitler related stuff
    ...and it is really easy and cheap to get there by a train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    ...and it is really easy and cheap to get there by a train.
    If I remember correctly, two and a half hours by train and a quick bus ride to the Army museum, outside of which is an impressive memorial to the Soviet army. Definitely worth the trip.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    I’d love to come, but not sure the pocket money will stretch that far.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Guys, any news about the Saturday'svenue?
    And what is "official" suggestion? Where to look for hotel or apartment?

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    Three options:
    1. Somewhere relatively close to Svět deskových her (map) as assual: 60%
    2. On the other river bank as Plan B: 30%
    3. Somewhere between I. P. Pavlova and Svět deskových her: 10%

    You can't make a mistake in case of accommodation on metro lines or along the tram line #22.
    Point is there are two days in Svět deskových her anyway (Friday and Sunday) and just Saturday somewhere else (so two times to well known location and one time to unsure venue) - I recommend to hire accommodation according Friday and Sunday.


    Unfortunately there are several thinks we need to consider:
    • Hotel MARS is over. Forever. It would be rebuilt for appartments.
    • Gutovka (last year venue) was an expensive choice (10000CZK just for rent) - unsustainable.
    • Svět deskových her isn't work dor for 30+ participants.
    Last edited by Dan-Sam; 02-22-2023 at 00:40.

  15. #65

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    I added Fabio and Neil on the list. Please, if you still thinking about participation, let me know - we are talking about Saturday venue right now and need to know how many pilots would join

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    Three options:
    1. Somewhere relatively close to Svět deskových her (map) as assual: 60%
    2. On the other river bank as Plan B: 30%
    3. Somewhere between I. P. Pavlova and Svět deskových her: 10%

    You can't make a mistake in case of accommodation on metro lines or along the tram line #22.
    Point is there are two days in Svět deskových her anyway (Friday and Sunday) and just Saturday somewhere else (so two times to well known location and one time to unsure venue) - I recommend to hire accommodation according Friday and Sunday.


    Unfortunately there are several thinks we need to consider:
    • Hotel MARS is over. Forever. It would be rebuilt for appartments.
    • Gutovka (last year venue) was an expensive choice (10000CZK just for rent) - unsustainable.
    • Svět deskových her isn't work dor for 30+ participants.
    I trust in your choice of venue Dan


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

  17. #67

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    Hello Dan (and others),

    Alas I need to tell you I won't be coming to this years Prague Summer Con ... (note: emphasis on "this years" ...)
    I do hope you all have a great time battling & beering.

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark1430 View Post
    Hello Dan (and others),

    Alas I need to tell you I won't be coming to this years Prague Summer Con ... (note: emphasis on "this years" ...)
    I do hope you all have a great time battling & beering.

    cheers,
    Guus


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark1430 View Post
    Hello Dan (and others),

    Alas I need to tell you I won't be coming to this years Prague Summer Con ... (note: emphasis on "this years" ...)
    I do hope you all have a great time battling & beering.

    cheers,
    Guus
    Oh, no!

    Sorry to read this - I was looking forward to meeting up again.
    Maybe Doncaster?

    Cheers
    Tim
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    hi Dan, me and my twelve year old son would like to participate to the event next april. Do I have to sign up in some form or is it enough to write you here? Thanks. Massimo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momax View Post
    hi Dan, me and my twelve year old son would like to participate to the event next april. Do I have to sign up in some form or is it enough to write you here? Thanks. Massimo
    Hi Massimo, there is no official form. Dan will just put you on the list at the beginning of this thead.
    Looking forward to meet you and your son in Prague.

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    Working on my two WW1 scenarios…
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momax View Post
    hi Dan, me and my twelve year old son would like to participate to the event next april. Do I have to sign up in some form or is it enough to write you here? Thanks. Massimo
    This is great news! It will be a record edition as far as Italian attendances are concerned. And with a great selection of pilots!

  24. #74

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    Hello Dan and friends!
    Please count me in. This year I will definitely attend!
    Thanks,

    Riccardo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momax View Post
    hi Dan, me and my twelve year old son would like to participate to the event next april. Do I have to sign up in some form or is it enough to write you here? Thanks. Massimo
    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Working on my two WW1 scenarios…
    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    This is great news! It will be a record edition as far as Italian attendances are concerned. And with a great selection of pilots!
    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardo View Post
    Hello Dan and friends!
    Please count me in. This year I will definitely attend!
    Thanks,

    Riccardo
    Thank for it! Missions and pilots are welcomed, great

    I made a major update of the list and let me announce we chose also a venue for Saturday - a pub near Láďa's store. We can stay there whole day and event

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    Everything sounds great. What about the UK Wing? I do not see much participation from there yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    I made a major update of the list and let me announce we chose also a venue for Saturday - a pub near Láďa's store. We can stay there whole day and event
    This is great! The biggest question is: shall we bring something for the International Buffet, or not?

    Andrzej, first time I went you proposed a great scenario with Polish fighters against Italian Macchi fighters & Fiat bombers in the desert. Seeing the good participation both from Poland and from Italy, maybe we could play it again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    ...
    The biggest question is: shall we bring something for the International Buffet, or not?
    ...
    Yes, the man, who refuse Italian and French food, is a barbarian! But please, not for Saturday. Do you think Sunday is possible or Friday would be better because shorter time needed for it in fridge?

    The agreement pub is we are there for free if everyone would spend 750CZK there in average (=30€). No need to push yourself into anything, the rest can be paid from donations. Fair enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    Yes, the man, who refuse Italian and French food, is a barbarian! But please, not for Saturday. Do you think Sunday is possible or Friday would be better because shorter time needed for it in fridge?
    Well, since on Sunday at the end of the morning somebody leaves even in a rush, probably it would be better to plan an International Snack on Friday (or Fryday if Scottish Eggs are involved). IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    The agreement pub is we are there for free if everyone would spend 750CZK there in average (=30€). No need to push yourself into anything, the rest can be paid from donations. Fair enough for me.
    Cheap prices of beer in Prague make this a bit of a challenge, but I feel that I can do my part. Especially since we will be there at lunchtime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    Yes, the man, who refuse Italian and French food, is a barbarian! But please, not for Saturday. Do you think Sunday is possible or Friday would be better because shorter time needed for it in fridge?

    The agreement pub is we are there for free if everyone would spend 750CZK there in average (=30€). No need to push yourself into anything, the rest can be paid from donations. Fair enough for me.
    Indeed - nice organisation.

    Would love to knock out that 750CZK with beer & food. 🍻
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    What about the UK Wing? I do not see much participation from there yet.
    I am the UK Wing this year - no one else can make it
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Indeed - nice organisation.

    Would love to knock out that 750CZK with beer & food. ��
    I will second that.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    I am the UK Wing this year - no one else can make it
    Ah but an excellent representative. Its lonely in the French section so meet you in the bar


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Food on friday seems like a good idea. sort of aperos as they say in France before the main onslaught in the evening .


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    Well, since on Sunday at the end of the morning somebody leaves even in a rush, probably it would be better to plan an International Snack on Friday (or Fryday if Scottish Eggs are involved). IMHO.
    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Food on friday seems like a good idea. sort of aperos as they say in France before the main onslaught in the evening .
    I agree, let me confirm international bufet for Friday evening. I'll try to leave my office early to be there in advance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    Cheap prices of beer in Prague make this a bit of a challenge, but I feel that I can do my part. Especially since we will be there at lunchtime!
    Definitely, I expect we won't move for dinner too (the only exception is that we would not be satisfied with cousine, but hope not). It should be sum of all bills, so we have an ace: thank you for your tireless service, Nemanja!

    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Ah but an excellent representative. Its lonely in the French section so meet you in the bar
    I am happy you are comming every time, Tim, but combination with Origins will make you WoG year very special

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    Have you got an address for this glorious pub/games room / restaurant ?
    Just so I can get my compass set for the trams on Saturday


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Ah but an excellent representative. Its lonely in the French section so meet you in the bar
    So we can form a „Waterloo formation“ with that small German section…
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Have you got an address for this glorious pub/games room / restaurant ?
    Just so I can get my compass set for the trams on Saturday
    In the very first post with direct link to Google Maps - Strašnická Mincovna. It's really close to Kubánské náměstí, our traditional destination, so bet on the same tram numbers. Tram stop Průběžná, ~100m from Strašnická metro station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Ah but an excellent representative. Its lonely in the French section so meet you in the bar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    So we can form a „Waterloo formation“ with that small German section…
    Easily done - I'm in the same hotel as you two!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Thats me , you , Andy and Sven at the same venue
    Enought for evening boardgames if required


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Ah but an excellent representative. Its lonely in the French section so meet you in the bar
    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Thats me , you , Andy and Sven at the same venue
    Enought for evening boardgames if required
    Excellent!

    So we can add Polish Lancers to the "Waterloo formation"!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I made a major update today. Mostly updating Post #1, but also changed Post #2 to European Masters Information Board.

    I have two requests on you right now:
    1. Tell me if you are able / want to organize a mission, please. There are 5 free slots from Friday to Sunday in this moment.
    2. Tell me if you want to attend European Masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Excellent!

    So we can add Polish Lancers to the "Waterloo formation"!
    It just keeps on getting better and better .
    Hope the breakfast eggs are as rubbery as the Hotel Mars


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Dan the choice of venue looks excellent . no problem spending some coin of the realm there.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Hi Dan,
    I just noticed that I'm still on the list of attendees.
    Maybe you missed my post in which I signed myself out ... It's post # 67

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Ah, sorry, I forgot - probably because our late trip to Haag. I'll fix it right now.

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    I am in for sure, please to enroll me in the european master

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    I'm in for sure!


    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    European Masters

    Attachment 324403

    Participants:
    1. Daniel
    2. Kubajs
    3. Paul
    4. Sven
    5. ...
    6. ...
    7. ...
    8. ...
    9. ...
    10. ...
    11. ...
    12. ...
    More can be added later, we can manage up to 24 players.

    Eligible Aircrafts
    Central Empire Fighters
    Attachment 324406 Albatros D.Va
    Attachment 324406 Aviatik D.I
    Attachment 324406 Fokker Dr.I
    Attachment 324406 Fokker E.V
    Attachment 324406 Macchi M.5 (captured)
    Attachment 324406 Pfalz D.III/D.IIIa
    Attachment 324406 Phönix D.I
    Attachment 324406 Sopwith Camel (captured)

    Central Empire Two-Seaters
    Attachment 324406 Albatros C.III
    Attachment 324406 Rumpler C.IV
    Attachment 324406 Ufag C.I

    Entente Fighters
    Attachment 324410 SPAD XIII
    Attachment 324409 RAF S.E.5 (not S.E.5a)
    Attachment 324409 Sopwith Camel
    Attachment 324409 Sopwith Triplane (Fire A)
    Attachment 324407 Hanriot HD.1 (Fire A)
    Attachment 324407 Macchi M.5
    Attachment 324408 Nieuport 28

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    You're on the list, Andrea

  50. #100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnoan View Post
    I am in for sure, please to enroll me in the european master
    You are the European Master


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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