Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Origins 2022 - The Harry P Materne Memorial Tournament - Saturday evening 7-10pm

  1. #1

    Default Origins 2022 - The Harry P Materne Memorial Tournament - Saturday evening 7-10pm

    Origins 2022 – Harry P Materne Memorial Tournament – Saturday 7pm

    Before the start Jim had a photo to share with everyone of Matt in uniform. We dedicated the tournament to Matt's memory. Sorry that I couldn't say as much as I had planned as I got a bit choked up. Fly high Matt! One of the nicest people to ever walk on this planet.

    We were prepared for up to 20 pilots and at game start we had 11. It was set up as a free for all. Everyone flying is your enemy! Jim set up a sequence of 3 planes for each player. 1st plane was a B firing and if shot down you get a better plane. The 2nd and 3rd were A firing.


    I ran the game while Jim kept score.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	134.0 KB 
ID:	315938

    1 point for a long range shot, 2 for a close range shot, 5 for a kill and minus 4 for being shot down. (This is the scoring I used in all my games to determine the best pilot on each side.) We used altitude with my modification of the climb card being worth 2 climb increments.

    Pre-game table for the possible 20m players. Before starting we reduced the table size down for 11 planes.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	116.1 KB 
ID:	315939

    Thomas (redcoon2) shows no mercy to Ray. Ray tried to act innocent, "What did I do to you"? Thomas though knew what Ray wanted to do to him and didn't wait for it to happen.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	130.8 KB 
ID:	315940

    As usual for the tournament, it breaks down into 2 separate battles.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	126.1 KB 
ID:	315941

    After the first pass pilots jockeyed about looking for an advantage.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	5.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	113.7 KB 
ID:	315942

    Alex put the hurt on Chris (malachi).
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	100.0 KB 
ID:	315943

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	110.7 KB 
ID:	315944

    After noting any shots and handing out damage everyone was eager for me to call out, “Let’s fly”!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	126.4 KB 
ID:	315945

    John gets a kill and downs Robert (Firefly).
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	97.4 KB 
ID:	315946

    Ray, Karl(Jager), Thomas(redcoon2) and Tom have to figure out how to move the overlapping planes. The combination of Jenga and Twister that occurs at some time in just about every large game.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	10.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	128.7 KB 
ID:	315947

    The planes are taking a beating! 2 are smoking and Karl has engine damage!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	12.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	121.3 KB 
ID:	315948

    Time to plan the next turn and agonize on your card choice.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	13.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	115.4 KB 
ID:	315949

    Chris(malachi) is downed by a wounded pilot flying a Camel. (Kevin Culli)
    Chris will upgrade to a Fokker Triplane.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	14.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	117.6 KB 
ID:	315950

    John downs another Hun giving Ales his upgraded plane.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	15.jpg 
Views:	42 
Size:	101.4 KB 
ID:	315951

    Time to move your plane, when everyone turns into a 7 year old.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	16.jpg 
Views:	42 
Size:	115.4 KB 
ID:	315952

    Tom is downed by Karl(Jager). One of his 2 kills.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	17.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	97.9 KB 
ID:	315953

    Chris(malachi) loving his Dr.1,s agility compared to the Albatros D.II he started with gets a kill.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	18.jpg 
Views:	42 
Size:	83.2 KB 
ID:	315954

    It was 3 hours of fierce fighting between the 11 pilots. Thomas early on took two big damage cards but somehow managed to survive with his original plane and get a kill. John lead with 2 ½ kills but was shot down twice. Karl had 2 kills and was downed once. 3 players were tied with 19 points and 2 right behind with 18. The tie breakers gave the win and first place prize of a Handley Page to Thomas. Three cheers for Thomas!

    ARES was generous to us and donated 5 planes for prizes that we gave to the top 5 finishers. We have a handful of kill coins left over from previous tournaments and gave one to each of the first 3 places.

    Jim also had some of the ARES airplane posters and measurement propellers that we gave out so no one left empty handed.
    Last edited by Teaticket; 06-19-2022 at 19:30.

  2. #2

    Default

    Wonderful! Kudos to everyone on this one!

  3. #3

    Default

    Looks like loads of fun!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    .. We dedicated the tournament to Matt's memory. Sorry that I couldn't say as much as I had planned as I got a bit choked up. Fly high Matt! One of the nicest people to ever walk on this planet..
    Looks like you had a blast, Peter ! You chaps did Matt proud and good to see some familiar faces I met in 2018 back in action at the table

    "He is wise who watches"

  5. #5

    Default

    It is a great memorial to Matt Pete. Long may it continue.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  6. #6

    Default

    Tournament ran smooth as the silk in my imaginary parachute. Fun time! Thanks, Peter and Jim.

  7. #7

    Default

    congrats thomas!
    i really regret circumstances prevented me from attanding this particular event. glad it went well. going to end now before i get misty. miss you matt!

  8. #8

    Default

    Nice memorial tournament, Peter.

    Thank you for organizing it.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

  9. #9

    Default

    Great to see the pics of this tournament - you did him proud!!



Similar Missions

  1. Memorial for Harry Paul Materne III (matt56)
    By rhodie80 in forum Officer's Club
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-21-2020, 13:24
  2. R.I.P. Harry Paul Materne III (matt56)
    By Oberst Hajj in forum Hall of Fallen Airmen
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2020, 14:36
  3. origins 2019 thur 8-10pm bombing the reich: maximum effort
    By milcoll73 in forum Officer's Club
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-21-2019, 13:32
  4. saturday evening presentation to F.O Kyte
    By Deadly M in forum WGS: After Action Reports
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-28-2015, 12:27

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •