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    Cold Wars, Mar 9-12 2023
    Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

    This years Cold Wars is fast approaching! Game submissions for the PEL are due by Jan 23rd. I just submitted 5 games and Mike Jacobs has two T&T games in. We should have a good variety of games to enjoy. Two WWI, one WW2, two T&T and one SOG. Iíll also be running a 15mm WW2 game using Battlefront WW2 rules.

    When the event list is official I will post it with event codes and tkimes.

    Friday 9am
    Fish in a Barrel WGF
    A British hunter patrol of SE5as at high altitude behind enemy lines finds a flight of Albatros DVas down below and dives in for the attack. Little do they know it is not the easy target they thought. When they engage the Germans it becomes obvious they are not rookies.

    Friday 12 noon WGF
    Jump the Jumpers
    A veteran flight of Jasta 11 Albatros pilots attack a formation of bombers returning from their bomb drop. An escorting flight of Nieuport 24s are not having it and jump the Hun before they reach the bombers. Will any of the bombers get home or will Richthofen's boys be kept at bay. You decide!

    Friday 3pm WGS
    TroubleKi-84s at Home
    TroubleKi-84 Hayates take on a raiding flight of Hellcats as they approach an IJA airfield they are hellbent on tearing up. Some of the Navyís best look forward to mixing it up with the Emperorís setting sons.
    Pretty evenly matched planes face off over a costal airbase.

    Friday 8-11 SOG
    Running the Shoals
    A British squadron press the French towards the coast to where the French must turn and fight if they want to get home. Set the battle sails, open the gun ports and light your matches, the battle nears.

    Saturday Mike has a T&T I think at 10 and another at 2. When the event list is up I will have all the info ie: event codes so you can register.

    Saturday 6pm Battlefront WW2
    The Road to Beaumont
    May 15th, 1940. With the German spearhead already behind the French forward lines, remnants of the 1st Armored Division fight to get back to the French main force.

    This I think will be a teaching session so there will be some of everything, armor, infantry, guns and vehicles.

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    Planning on getting to Origins this year, but hope to do this one in 2024

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    Sounds interesting.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Planning on getting to Origins this year, but hope to do this one in 2024
    Fall In in November is also a good one. Just say'in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Planning on getting to Origins this year, but hope to do this one in 2024
    Hopefully it's back in Lancaster in 2024.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Cold Wars event listing is posted and registration open noon the 17th. Here are all the games Mike Jacobs and I are running. I found one more WGS game and listed it too.

    Cold Wars home page HERE.

    Besides the ARES games we are also running Thursday night Red Dragon Inn and a 15mm WW2 Batlefront game Saturday night.

    If you are coming to Cold Wars, and I hope you do, please sign up for our games. If they are full come by anyway and we will get you in.

    Thursday
    T20:343 : Night at the Red Dragon Inn
    Thursday, 8:00 PM, 3 hrs, Players: 8,
    GM: Mike Jacobs
    Period: Fantasy, Scale: Other, Rules: Red Dragon Inn
    Description: Nice way to start the Convention.

    Friday
    F09:156 : Fish in a Barrel
    Friday, 9:00 AM, 2 hrs, Players: 12,
    GM: Peter Landry
    Period: World War I, Scale: 1/144, Rules: Wings of Glory
    Description: A British hunter patrol of SE5as at high altitude behind
    enemy lines finds a flight of Albatros DVas down below and dives in for
    the attack. Little do they know it is not the easy target they thought.
    When they engage the Germans it becomes obvious they are not
    rookies.

    F12:157 : Jumping the Jumpers
    Friday, 12:00 PM, 2 hrs, Players: 12,
    GM: Peter Landry
    Period: World War I, Scale: 1/144, Rules: Wings of Glory
    Description: A veteran flight of Jasta 11 Albatros pilots attack a
    formation of bombers returning from their bomb drop. An escorting
    flight of Nieuport 24s are not having it and jump the Hun before they
    reach the bombers. Will any of the bombers get home or will
    Richthofen's boys be kept at bay. You decide!

    F15:158 : Troubles at Home
    Friday, 3:00 PM, 3 hrs, Players: 12,
    GM: Peter Landry
    Period: World War II, Scale: 1/200, Rules: Wings of Glory
    Description: Ki-84 Hayates take on a raiding flight of Hellcats as they
    approach an IJA airfield they are hellbent on tearing up. Some of the
    Navy’s best look forward to mixing it up with the Emperor’s setting sons.
    Pretty evenly matched planes face off over a costal airbase.

    F20:159 : Running the shoals
    Friday, 8:00 PM, 3 hrs, Players: 10,
    GM: Peter Landry
    Period: Napoleonic, Scale: 1:1200, Rules: Sails of Glory
    Description: A British squadron press the French towards the coast to
    where the French must turn and fight if they want to get home. Set the
    battle sails, open the gun ports and light your matches, the battle nears.
    Saturday
    S09:263 : Henderson Field 1942
    Saturday, 9:00 AM, 3 hrs, Players: 6, Location: : DV-1
    GM: Cliff Brunken & DelVal
    Period: World War II, Scale: 28mm, Rules: Wings of Glory
    Description: Japanese Dive Bombers escorted by Zeros attack an US
    Airfield. The American Cactus Airforce comes to the rescue.

    S10:144 : Mars Attacks! Beach Head
    Saturday, 10:00 AM, 3 hrs, Players: 12,
    GM: Mike Jacobs
    Period: World War I, Scale: 10mm, Rules: Wings of Glory Tripods and
    Triplanes
    Description: March 1919. The Great War has just ended and the world is
    trying to pick up the pieces. While the Great European powers deal with
    the post war cleanup, an illness is ripping through its population. Now,
    as if things need to get worse, the Earth just had the weirdest meteor
    storm of all time. Instead of the normal rocks falling from the heavens,
    they were metal cylinders. All of the cylinders seem to have landed near
    industrial centers. A large group of them landed not too far from here.
    We are going to send out a group of old Nieuport 17s and SPAD VIIs to
    go check out these anomalies.

    S14:145 : Mars Attacks! The Complex
    Saturday, 2:00 PM, 3 hrs, Players: 12,
    GM: Mike Jacobs
    Period: World War I, Scale: 10mm, Rules: Wings of Glory Tripods and Triplanes
    Description: March 1919. Near Metz, Germany. The creatures are at the
    edge of the industrial complex on the outskirts of Metz, Germany. The
    Humans are better prepared for the Martian Invaders! The Humans
    have a flight of Fokker D VIIs and some remaining Nieuports and SPADs
    heading in to rip the Martians apart.

    S18:160 : The Road to Beaumont
    Saturday, 6:00 PM, 4 hrs, Players: 4,
    GM: Peter Landry
    Period: World War II, Scale: 15mm, Rules: Battlefront WW2
    Description: May 15th, 1940. With the German spearhead already
    behind the French forward lines, remnants of the 1st Armored Division
    fight to get back to the French main force.
    Last edited by Teaticket; 02-17-2023 at 07:28.

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    Cold Wars registration is opening today, Friday Feb 17th at noon!!!!!

    To all, I suggest that you sign up for any of our games you wish to play in. In the event that when you go to sign up, the event is sold out, fear not, we will still get you in the game.
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    Cold Wars is upons us! This week we will gather in King of Prussia PA for 2+ days of gaming fun. Bob, Mike and Robert I know will be there and hope others of you can make it. We have 6 Wings/T&T games and 1 Sails on the schedule so enough to keep you busy! See you Thursday!

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    Have a great time, guys. Wish I could join you.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Have a good time, looks a great programme of games

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    Had a great time at the Con. Didn't do to well in the T&T game. Something to remember Never have your unshielded back to a plane. Those nasty BOOM cards.
    I think we all made a new friend in Max. Great guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Had a great time at the Con. Didn't do to well in the T&T game. Something to remember Never have your unshielded back to a plane. Those nasty BOOM cards.
    I think we all made a new friend in Max. Great guy.
    Cold Wars was a blast. (no pun intended Bob) Playing T&T will forever be changed into Bob's Barbeque! Ouch! Poor Bob seemed to attract the special damage cards like there was no tomorrow.

    I'll get to posting pics as soon as I can resize them. Later tonight I should get to start on it.

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    BBQ’d Martian, a new delicacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    BBQ’d Martian, a new delicacy.
    We (John, Bob and myself) did eat our share of humans. Can't say they all went down well as the inconsistent effectiveness of our gas clouds attested.

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    So, back from Cold Wars in Valley Forge PA. As usual it was a blast in many ways. Mike (Mikejr74) had a friend from Germany come over, Max. He fit in perfectly with our Thursday Night Gang, picking on Mike without end! Max took to Wings very quickly forming rivalries with John and Mike.

    All games were well attended with good natured, fun people.

    AAR for game 1, Fish in a Barrel is up HERE.
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    As mentioned in the opening to the AAR, I ran what was supposed to be the 2nd game first, DOH! All I can say is I'm old and confused.

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    Game 2, Jumping the Jumpers. French bombers returning home after the drop are found by a flight of the Baron's J11. As they are about to pounce they themselves are jumped by a flight of French N24s.

    AAR can be seen HERE.

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    Last edited by flash; 03-17-2023 at 01:31. Reason: Fixed AAR link

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    Cold Wars game #3, Troubles at Home AAR can be seen HERE.

    A WW2 Pacific battle over Japanese held Madang.
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    Cold Wars game 4, A Sails of Glory battle, 'Running the Shoals', AAR can be seen at the Anchorage HERE.

    An unexpected outcome, a result rarely seen!
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    Interesting AAR, Peter. Looks like great fun had by all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Game 2, Jumping the Jumpers. French bombers returning home after the drop are found by a flight of the Baron's J11. As they are about to pounce they themselves are jumped by a flight of French N24s.

    AAR can be seen HERE.

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    Just to let you know, the URL for Scenario #2 is broken, you need the colon after https

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    Just to let you know, the URL for Scenario #2 is broken, you need the colon after https
    Fixed it
    Had one http:// too many !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Thanks for the fix. I guess I forgot to check the link!

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    T&T game 1 put on by Mike Jacobs can be seen HERE.

    Another Martian invasion!

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    Cold Wars 2023 T&T game 2

    Part 2 where 3 newer Martians get to face 8 Fokker D.VIIs and Dr1s. A couple of prepared ground positions were between the Martians ant their destination. Until they are destroyed they will shoot at any tripods in range.

    AAR can be seen HERE.

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