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    Default It takes two (Tripods) to tango

    We played out this scenario a couple of weeks ago but it has taken me this much time to get my photos in order and write up this AAR – it’s called ‘life’ I think!

    Two Cuttle fish tripods have been spotted rampaging across the countryside and three Fokker D.VIIs (Udet, Sachsenberg & Stark) have been hastily dispatched to take destroy them before they discover two separate tank parks – one containing British Mk IV tanks and the other German A7V tanks.

    We played on 3 mats with the tank parks on the third mat, the opposite end of the table to the tripods.

    Let the ‘games’ begin!

    After a long flight down the table and a bit of subtle maneuvering, Udet and Sachsenberg converge on one of the Cuttlefish with Udet bearing the brunt of the tripod’s heat ray.

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    Udet’s Fokker bursts into flames as Sachsenberg hammers away at the monster.

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    Meanwhile Stark exchanges unpleasantries with the second tripod.

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    As Udet is caught in the evil black smoke cloud, Stark continues to hammer away at the second Cuttlefish!

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    But Stark also gets caught out by a smoke cloud.

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    Scratch one tank park!

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    But Stark is not to be shrugged off.

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    However, Udet has finally succumbed to the flames!

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    Meanwhile the second tank park has been wiped out by the rampaging tripod.

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    But Stark and Sachsenburg are determined to exact revenge for the demise of their fellow flyer.

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    Stark goes down after a mighty battle and the tripods romp home leaving Sachsenberg to lick his wounds before limping home.

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    At this point we decided to call it a night and a win to the Martian tripods.

    In our usual post-game discussions we decided that we should have put out some obstacles that would have caused a potential tripod-topple!
    Last edited by Biggles downunder; 11-01-2022 at 00:57. Reason: had to upload photos and save one at a time!

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    Nice one, Wayne, think you chaps may need to consider having two planes each to take on that pair of beasts !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Nice game! Looks like a great victory for the glorious martian empire!

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    Fun battle, Wayne! Perhaps Udet, Sachsenberg & Stark were not as motivated to defend the Mk. IV tank park
    REP

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    Perhaps Udet, Sachsenberg & Stark were not as motivated to defend the Mk. IV tank park
    REP
    You're not suggesting that there would be any disloyalty among the earthlings, are you?

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    Idle, misguided speculation on my part, Doug

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    As the last human flying I would say it was too easy to kill the tanks. I also think two or three more planes on the table might have made a difference. Good game though.



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