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    Default Origins Game Fair is the official convention of Wings of Glory Aerodrome.

    I am proud to announce that Origins Game Fair has been selected as the official convention of Wings of War Aerodrome.

    What does this mean to you, the members of the Aerodrome?

    It means that every year the Aerodrome Con Committee will be running various Wings of Glory WWI and WWII events at the Con. This should make it easier for those of you that would like to come in the future, to make plans on being there since you will know we will have a strong presence there.

    As the official Con, we want to make it possible for everyone to attend that wants to. Obviously, we can not actually bring everyone to the Con, but we have decided that each year we will select one member from the site that has gone above and beyond the call of duty and contributed to the site in multiple ways. This will be know as our Lend-Lease program. Any member of the site is eligible for the Lend-Lease program. Besides the contributions made here on the site by any members being considered, reality dictates that we have to factor in logistical issues as well. Our goal is to cover the cost of airfare and hotel for this lucky person.

    We are also going to be looking into special prizes and merchandise for the Con each year that you can only get at the Con.

    As this is all in it's infancy, more things are to come out of this and as always, your ideas and thoughts are welcome.


    Origins Game Fair
    May 30, 2012-June 3, 2012
    Greater Columbus Convention Center
    Columbus, OH USA

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    That's great to hear, Hajj! Especially for someone like me who's going to attend this convention sometime in the future. I'm looking forward to some pics/video of the few events I won't be there so I'm not missing out on all the action.

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    OK. I vote for Zoe Brain. Bring her there, Herr Oberst. There is no better candidate for L-L programe. Any votes against? I can't see any.
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    I was going to say similar, but there are so many helpful people here it is hard to choose! Zoe, GullyRaker, at least 4 of the British fellas, I don't envy you guys making the choice...

    Dave

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    The committee's selection for the first ever Origins Lend-Lease member has been announced!

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    Looking at the winner's contributions... much as I appreciate the kind nominations, I'm not in his league. I can think of a few others who are. but not me. Not yet.

    Well done to the selection panel on getting it so right, and congrats to the winner. Well deserved!

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    What a brilliant idea!! Lend-lease member. Now that is a great way to thank those who post us so much joy and support. I will gladly join in. Blauer Baron

    (By the way, will the airfare support be for passenger airlines or replica plane flights, possibly Atlantic-crossing flights etc. the price of Kerosin for a Sopwith for such a flight is rather high.)LOL

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    Well done. Looking forward to meeting our LL member.

    Thomas

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    Congrats Guntruck, well deserved

    Great idea too, Oberst!

    Dave

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    1. Congrats to Guntruck! Well deserved nomination!
    2. Have you guys noticed that these days Lend-Lease Operation is going backwards? Ha, this time UK will provide a reliable support for the US case
    3. We, the European members wil be well represented
    4. Next time it should be someone from down under (don't be so modest, Zoe, all the tough guys there would faint if you came with your models!).
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    Thanks chaps. I must admit I was absolutely gobsmacked to get the Oberst's PM at the weekend. Indeed, my gob has never been so smacked, even by Mrs Guntruck!

    I will try and uphold the reputation of Brits abroad - on second thoughts, perhaps not

    @Zoe - methinks the lady doth protest too much. I think you are a worthy candidate for this honour, given the amount of knowledge, help and advice you put into this forum, not to mention the prodigious amount of work you have been doing on the unofficial stats committee, the latter not being immediately visible to the membership.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    I will try and uphold the reputation of Brits abroad - on second thoughts, perhaps not
    Ha, if you only knew what the Brit rep was over here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    @Zoe - methinks the lady doth protest too much. I think you are a worthy candidate for this honour, given the amount of knowledge, help and advice you put into this forum, not to mention the prodigious amount of work you have been doing on the unofficial stats committee, the latter not being immediately visible to the membership.
    The members at large might not know, but I sure do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blauer Baron View Post
    What a brilliant idea!! Lend-lease member. Now that is a great way to thank those who post us so much joy and support. I will gladly join in. Blauer Baron

    (By the way, will the airfare support be for passenger airlines or replica plane flights, possibly Atlantic-crossing flights etc. the price of Kerosin for a Sopwith for such a flight is rather high.)LOL
    No problem there Kevin I understand that they are getting Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy out of mothballs for the trip.
    Kyte.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Congrats to Guntruck & the other worthy nominees - better buy a raffle ticket now to get him there ! Will it be cheaper if he 'chutes in ?!

    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    Sounds like a good time! Congrats to Guntruck!

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    Great Idea! I'm looking forward to meeting you Steve!

    Speaking for myself (and I'm sure the rest of the Buckeyes) we are very proud to be able to host the Event!
    Last edited by Tommy Z; 01-03-2012 at 08:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    No problem there Kevin I understand that they are getting Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy out of mothballs for the trip.
    Kyte.
    Just slide-ruling the maximum range of a Tiger Moth with drop-tanks..... ah, not good...
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    Hmm...

    If Guntruck is in the USA -, there is one Entente ace less at the Westfront...

    Means more operational freedom for my Jasta.

    Ok, one ticket for me.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Hmm...

    If Guntruck is in the USA -, there is one Entente ace less at the Westfront...

    Means more operational freedom for my Jasta.

    Ok, one ticket for me.
    One for me as well.
    For such a small amount of money we can save our souls in those deadly crates here
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    Wow! This is quite the operation. Very cool, and I'm completely impressed. Good luck Guntruck, I wish I could be there to meet you, but Origins isn't on my convention to-do list for 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbmacek View Post
    Wow! This is quite the operation. Very cool, and I'm completely impressed. Good luck Guntruck, I wish I could be there to meet you, but Origins isn't on my convention to-do list for 2012.
    There is always 2013... that is unless the Mayans are right!!

    All, I'll be sending out the PMs and handing out the tonight, off to bed for me now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CappyTom View Post
    Well done. Looking forward to meeting our LL member.

    Thomas
    Yes, and what an opportunity for me to meet all you good people
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Yes, and what an opportunity for me to meet all you good people
    Congratulations Steve. I think the comittee made the perfect choice! Now I am doubly stoked about Origins this year. I will be listing you as an Assistant GM, and if there is a scenario you would like to see run or would like to run for one of our events, please let us know in the Call for GMs thread!

    Looking forward to meeting you!
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
    “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” Robin Williams

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    Thanks Ken. I'm just debating whether my Zeppelin hangar would survive the journey.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    1. Congrats to Guntruck! Well deserved nomination!
    2. Have you guys noticed that these days Lend-Lease Operation is going backwards? Ha, this time UK will provide a reliable support for the US case
    3. We, the European members wil be well represented
    4. Next time it should be someone from down under (don't be so modest, Zoe, all the tough guys there would faint if you came with your models!).
    What Zoe's a model??

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    What a great idea. I'll try to rustle up some cash. Being out of work for a while will make this difficult, but I'll try.

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    Chris, if you can, that is great, if you can't, that's great too! Support in spirit is always welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CappyTom View Post
    What Zoe's a model??
    Not as such, no. I knew at age 10 I'd be "the girl with the wonderful personality".

    Besides which, "Spunky Girl Rocket Scientist" is more me anyway. Think "Zoe" from Dr Who, or "Kaylee" from Firefly. Or Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway in Contact. And yes, I have had to ask G/Fs for clothing advice before going to formal do's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Brain View Post
    Not as such, no. I knew at age 10 I'd be "the girl with the wonderful personality".

    Besides which, "Spunky Girl Rocket Scientist" is more me anyway. Think "Zoe" from Dr Who, or "Kaylee" from Firefly. Or Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway in Contact. And yes, I have had to ask G/Fs for clothing advice before going to formal do's.
    Well you are a true beauty here Zoe. Hope to meet you someday.

    Thomas

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    *does happy dance*

    Can't wait for Origins!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl Nantus View Post
    *does happy dance*

    Can't wait for Origins!!!
    Roger that!
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Just added my 2 cents to help Guntruck get here.

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    Is this a aconvention somewhere? Where is it going to be?

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    Cal, I just added that info to the bottom of the first page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    Cal, I just added that info to the bottom of the first page
    Here is the web address...it's hard to find sometimes if you are not familiar with it.

    http://www.originsgamefair.com/

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    Default Attention those planning to attend Origins.

    If you are planning to attend Origins this year, or even might be planning to attend, please PM me with your Full Name, Email address, address, and Telephone Number. This will allow me to add you to the Buckeye Gamers in Flight club roster. In turn, for a little of your help running our events this year (setup, tear down, assisting the GMs, etc...), you will be able to purchase a 4 day badge for half Price.

    Try to get me your info as soon as possible. I will be updating this thread with registration info as it becomes available.
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
    “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” Robin Williams

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    I'm still far from definite, but I recently realized that this year (probably for the last time in my life) I am in the unique position of having vacation I must use, and no one to use it with (the wife is still building leave). So, if I can keep the actual trip expenses reasonable, this has bumped up on the list of things to do.

    Thing is, it seems an awful waste to travel all that way, and not zip over to Wright-Patterson. I saw mention of an outing last year; what's the likelihood of organizing one this year, or has it already "been done"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudotheist View Post
    I'm still far from definite, but I recently realized that this year (probably for the last time in my life) I am in the unique position of having vacation I must use, and no one to use it with (the wife is still building leave). So, if I can keep the actual trip expenses reasonable, this has bumped up on the list of things to do.

    Thing is, it seems an awful waste to travel all that way, and not zip over to Wright-Patterson. I saw mention of an outing last year; what's the likelihood of organizing one this year, or has it already "been done"?
    Yes we will be going there again this year. So plan on being here buddy. You'll have a blast.

    Thomas

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    Can anyone tell me what size tables we are getting?
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    Excellent!
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    I am happy to announce that Part 2 of our fund raising efforts have been launched. Have a look here and you can not miss it.... it's Huge!!

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    It certainly is - I'm in !

    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    So, if I'm going, when should I start making reservations and whatnot?

    I'd most likely be coming alone, but splitting a room could seriously cut cost. Anyone looking for a roommate?

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    Todd, how many days of the con are you looking at attending?
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
    “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” Robin Williams

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cowman View Post
    Todd, how many days of the con are you looking at attending?
    I'd probably be looking to do the full con, plus Wright-Patterson if that were planned before or after.

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    We are doing W-P the Sunday after.

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    Technically Sunday is part of the con... but from what I gather none of us will be sticking around... too much fun to be had at the museum. I may have a Hotel alternative for you... we just need to chat about it sometime soon. I can then also get you the info you need to get registered for half price for a 4 day Con pass.
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
    “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” Robin Williams

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    Is there a list of events yet?

    Please and thank you!


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    We are still waiting for the final approval from GAMA, but this is what we have submitted:




    Daring Rescue
    Slot: Thurs 0900-1100
    Complexity: Easy
    Age: 8+
    Experience: None
    Prizes

    A top level French spy has managed to send word that he has vital Intel that can only be delivered in person. High Command has deemed it worth pulling him out of enemy territory. Will the Allies be able to rescue their spy, or will the dastardly Huns strike another well placed blow?


    Bombing of London
    Slot: Thurs 1300-1500
    Complexity: Basic
    Age: 10+
    Experience: None
    Prizes

    In the fading light of day, a dull drone can be heard to the East. Moments later the unmistakable sight of four Gotha heavy bombers can be seen heading towards the heart of London! As the air raid sirens start to blare, a Flight of fast Scouts race towards the bombers to bring them down before they reach their targets.


    Zeppelin Spotted
    Slot: Thur 1800-2100, Sat 1300-1600
    Complexity: Advanced
    Age: 12+
    Experience: Some recommended, but not required.
    Prizes

    Wings of Glory Aerodrome Invitational 2012
    Slot: Sat 1900-2200
    Complexity: Advanced
    Age: 12+
    Experience: Required
    Prizes

    Members of the Wings of Glory Aerodrome from all over the world go head to head to find out who is the Ace of Aces for 2012. This event is only open to members of Wings of Glory Aerodrome. You can join for free at www.wingsofwar.org or signup during one of our other 29 events during Origins Game Fair.


    Wings of Glory WWI: STOP THOSE BOMBERS!
    Slot: Fri 1400-1700
    Complexity: Advanced
    Age: 12+
    Experience: Some recommended, but not required.
    Prizes

    A flight of American bombers is approaching a vital German-held railroad station. German scouts are sent to stop the bombers short of the target, Can they do it, or will the escorting scouts get the bombers through?

    Following their bombing of a German-held railroad station, our surviving bombers are fleeing homeward. The Germans have aircraft blocking their way, seeking vengeance for the damage done. Can the escorting Allies get their comrades home, or will the raid be a costly effort?

    Bob Radar:
    Slot: Thurs 0900-1100
    Complexity: Basic
    Age: 10+
    Experience: None
    Prizes

    The RAF is defending their precious radar. The lovely white cliffs of Dover watch the battle over head. Hurricanes and Spitfires fight off the 109s and stukas as the battle of Britain starts its round 2.

    Wake Island:
    Slot: Thrus. 1500-1700
    Complexity: Advance
    Age: 12+
    Experience: Some recommended but not required.
    Prizes

    The Marines must stop the Japanese from taking wake island. This is going to test your courage as some will be flying bombers while others will be escorting them. The U.S. must stop the landing crafts and take out the aircraft carrier while the Japanese try to take out the make shift airstrip on wake and land troops to take the island.

    Dover Heroes:
    Slot: Fri 1000-1200
    Complexity: Basic
    Age: 10+
    Experience: None
    Prizes

    This is a basic dogfight with the English and Germans with a twist. Each side will have a rookie and he/she must get some experience and stay alive to fight another day. So keep your rookie alive but help him/her get a kill. A real pressure-cooker. Fun for all.

    Wings of Glory II Train-wreck Tourney:
    Slot: Sat. 1200-1600
    Complexity: Advance
    Age: 12+
    Experience: Some recommended but not required

    Supplies are moving up the line and most be stopped. British have to take it out while the Germans are keeping them at bay. This will be a two part tournament. It will be timed and each pilot keeps his/her scores from both. Both sides will be going after the train to keep things balanced.


    Zeppelin Hangar Raid
    Slot: Sat 0900-1200
    Complexity: Medium
    Age: 8+
    Experience: Some an advantage but not necessary

    Intelligence has indicated that an airship raid will take place over England tonight, and GHQ has ordered a raid on the airship hangar at Evere, timed to take place when the Zeppelin is being prepared for its mission. This will not be easy, as Evere is surrounded by anti-aircraft batteries and is home to Jasta 13b, the infamous 'Black Penguins'.

    Aerodrome vs. Aerodrome
    Slot: Thursday 1200 - 1500
    Complexity: Basic
    Age: 8+
    Experience: None

    Wings of Glory WWI. One crater marked front. Two Opposing Aerodromes. Take to the skies and contend for your airpsace as you attempt to destroy your enemy's 'Drome and defend your own. Prizes Awarded! (Based on LKGR's Aerodrome Assault)

    Burn Drachen Burn
    Slot: Friday 1400 - 1700
    Complexity: Basic
    Age: 8+
    Experience: None

    Wings of Glory WWI Balloon Busting / Defense Mission. Entente vs. Central Powers. Can you take out the Balloons before the enemy takes you out?? Victory Point System will determine an all out Best Pilot. Prize Awarded!

    Through the Eye of the Needle
    Slot: Thursday 1800-2000
    Complexity: Basic
    Age: 8+
    Experience: None

    Wings of Glory WWI. Late in the night a group of German scouts has taken out part of the defenses around a vital Entente munitions factory and HQ. Now comes word that at least two Gotha bombers are headed on course for a strike. Can the Entente Scouts and remining defenses hold them off or will the Central Powers prevail in taking out its target? New Players are welcomed. Prizes awarded!!

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