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post Jun 17 2018, 05:32 AM
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Usual get-together slotted for Saturday 14 July.
Going with the 10am start time. Run till early to mid-afternoon windup.
Usual suspect: Canvas Eagle.

Also running a little FoGN event - Saturday 30 July. Venue: TBD
Free to enter.
20mm armies only. No other scales entertained; sorry.
600 points.
First local running of the finalised draft version of FoGN 2 (due for publication soon) and using the current updated online list generator.
Using 6' x 4' tables. Tables will have pre-set terrain (in order to speed up the gaming process).
Scenario-driven (from the rulebook).
Timeframe: 2-2.5 hours.
Cost: Entry is Free.
Registration: Here. Interest or commitment. Cheers.


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post Jun 17 2018, 08:05 PM
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Today's fun day of Canvas Eagles. Two games - one fluid; the other an impromptu mission. Nearly all the planes are part of a collection owned by our generous host for today's games. I supplied one Eindekker and a DVII. A couple of highlights were my two Russian pilots colliding in the first game and self-destructing as a result. The other was flying the Handley Page bomber. She's a beauty of a beast to see on the hex mat today. A couple of pics. A full batrep (flight path) to follow in the Canvas Eagles post. Cheers.

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Game One: view from my side. I ran two French-built Russian-piloted planes - a Nieuport 11 and a Morane N.

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Game One: two planes belonging to one of my opponents - both Roland CII"Walfisch". Two-seaters with very nasty gunners. Fancy being shot up by a Brunhilde or a Helga? Well, they caused such a problem for the Russian pilots they ended up flying into each other!

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Game Two: view from my side. I flew the Handley Page bomber with two Sopwith Camels for escort. My mission was to fly from one corner to the other corner flying the diagonal. I calculated ten moves. So my opponents had ten turns to shoot me down.

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Game Two: overview of the rest of the planes "buzzing" the Handley Page. Like bees to honey, so it seemed. The bomber took a gamble and flew the deck, preventing a sneaky underside attack. It somehow worked out in the end.
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EDIT POST: 1 JUL
Flight path of the first dogfight shown elsewhere. Second one missing as flights sheets are missing. Cheers

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post Jul 1 2018, 11:15 AM
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This end of the month planned FoGN casual 600 pointer sounds ideal for a two-on-two (pairs) matchup. Either traditional factions (everyone versus the French guy) or alliances (negotiated, of course). If going alliance, I will probably play French/Wurttemburg or Bavarian; if going faction, will run my Russian Imperial Guard deathstar (primarily to counteract Frenchy guy's cuirassier deathstar).

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Possibilities for a two-on-two:
(1) French player versus the rest (faction option 1)
(2) Main French player and a suitable French ally (paid squillions to ally himself) versus a Coalition of the Willing (rest of Europe along with Great Britain - faction option 2)
(3) If playing alliance, anything goes -- and usually will (alliance option 1).

Any likelihood of a three-on-three? Possibly. But same conditions above listed above.

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post Jul 1 2018, 10:45 PM
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Can confirm now that Saturday July 14 will be Canvas Eagles day. My place. 10am start. Running the new builds - MS-N, Fokker DVI & DVII (painted it to replicate the middle Fokker shown in the image below) and, hopefully, the Handley 400 will be assembled as well.

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post Jul 13 2018, 06:52 PM
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Tomorrow still on. 10am start. Canvas Eagles. Likely two games - one Early and one Late. More than likely, players will field pairs which seems to be the preferred playing state with us.

With the FoGN game, it too is still on; last weekend of July. Venue is decided; just waiting on confirmation from one of the players. It will be a multi-player game: 600 points each: traditional alignments used. I will be running my beloved Bavarians. Will post my list here. Cheers.


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post Jul 14 2018, 12:34 AM
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My tentative Bavarian list is as follows (subject to further amendment and vetting by the rules)

Bavarian Corps of the Danube, circa 1809
C-in-C - Wrede (Skilled)

Kronprinz Ludwig's (Competent) Infantry Division
2 Line infantry brigades - reformed (small, avg, drilled) plus attachments
Artillery (small, avg, veteran) plus attachments

Deroi's (Competent) Infantry Division
Light Infantry (small, avg, drilled) plus attachments
2 Line Infantry bdes - reformed & unreformed (large avg conscripts) plus attachments

Triva's (Competent) Cavalry Division
2 Line Cavalry bdes (small, avg, drilled) plus attachments
Horse Artillery - detached to Kronprinz Ludwig's division - (small, avg, drilled)

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Prinz Ludwig in 1807

As I stated at the beginning of this post, this list is tentative, subject to further clarification on the eligibility of my gunline, all nine stands! armata_PDT_36.gif

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post Jul 14 2018, 09:47 PM
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Today's CE outing was hilariously fun. Ran a mission scenario. I flew Italians and had the Caproni bomber. Fortunately she was escorted by two Nieuport 28s with Italian camo (and sausages). My "comrades" were Simon who flew SPAD XIIIs of mixed origins, although one suspects they were British. His story was he was on another mission and happened on ours and therefore decided to join in on the fun. His zippy planes flew in advance (well, in advance I might add) and tried to take out the heavy AA guns all by themselves. The other ally was a pair of Romanian Nieuport 11s, flown by Rod. Like the Capri though, they were hindered by their 2-speed and limited maneouvres (mainly towards the right). They ended up flying tail end Charley, which was perhaps for the best given how attractive the Capri was for the defenders.

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Opposing our motley United Nations mission were the Germans, flown by Lachlan, Rod's son, and Angus, now known by myself as "Mr Magoo". Lachlan chose the noted killer planes of the Central Powers during WW1 - the
feared Fokker Drei and D7.

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A fuller detailed batrep, as previously, will be forthcoming. Briefly, however, the Germans had two tempting bombing targets - a HQ and an airfield. Inbetween, guarding them, was a heavy AA gun position. And overhead, flew the German planes -- all six of them. Opposing them were seven Allied planes. Simple mission: success for the Allies would be the bombing of the HQ and airfield. Success for the Germans would be to prevent this from happening.

Losses were incurred along the way and the Allies fought their way to the target. Simon lost one of his SPADs to Angus' Mr Magoo flying his lone D7 fighter. Simon's attempt to take out the HAA position began well with two strafing runs completed before it became too congested. I can't recall what happened to his second SPAD although I believe it too was shot down. The Capra's slow move meant it would take over a dozen or so moves before it begin to drop anything like a salami sausage over the target. But it was hindered when in one of several repeated attacks by the Germans, its rudder got stuck and it ended flying straight (and off the board) instead of turning to make its attack.

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When the Capra did return it was a battle zone bereft of planes (two of Angus' planes were forced to land due to circumstance), one of Rod's N11s was shot down by Lachlan. Young Lachlan proved to be a very persistent flier; it was Lachlan who finally downed the Capra and thus putting a dampener on their celebrations as the Capra successfully bombed both targets.

Like I have said, a fuller detailed batrep will follow with the usual flight paths shown.

Mission success: Allies for bombing both targets
Individual success: Lachlan for downing the Caproni and breaking Italian hearts!
New nicknames: Angus "Mr Magoo"; Simon "Mr Johnson"; Lawrence "that Italian sausage"; Rod "Tail end Charlie"; Lachlan "Red Baron".

Next meetup will be another CE game. Venue and timings to be decided. Cheers to Rod for the use of the photos. Great images.

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