The main table saw the "traditional" game of Wings of War WWI aircraft game. Lots of folks played and enjoyed themselves. The second table saw a star-ship game in the Star Trek universe, which looked interesting, although I never got the time to watch.
The Wings of War game included a home brewed rule for clouds and possible collisions when flying through them. As usual, Snoopy flew his Sopwith Camel and escorted Santa's sleigh across the board.
|Quite a crowd around the table for the first game - The Royal Flying Corps escorting Santa past the Flying Circus,|
|Snoopy, Santa, and a DH5. |
If you shoot at Santa and do damage, you take the same damage as well, since you're on the Naughty List!
|The home-built Santa's sleigh. That and Snoopy's doghouse/Sopwith Camel were paper models and are rated as one of the historical planes found in the game.|
|The escorts split off around the cloud.|
|Some of the Flying Circus - nothing says camouflage like chocolate and fuchsia.|
|In a later game, Santa was not used, but the Red Baron tried to hunt down Snoopy. I flew the Baron's plane... |
...and got blown up. C'est la guerre!
|A close pass between a DH5 and an Albatross. The models come painted and decorated and are quite nice. Many are done up as the planes of famous flyers, like Bishop, Richtofen, Richenbacher, and quite a few others. Even Herman Göring! Planes are done for British, French, Italian, Belgian, German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Ottoman Turk. There is also a WWII set of rules and models and I believe there is a Sci-fi version using Star Wars craft. There are also reports of an age of sail naval game. I'll be on the watch for that.|
|The deadly laser-gazing tiger kitty... and Rob's Russian Neuport fighter.|
My wife also showed off one of my Christmas gifts! She made me tank slippers!
|Tank Slippers M1A2 under the tree at home. You may be jealous.|
So Merry Christmas to all who read this and a happy, peaceful New Year. God be with you all.