Saturday, March 30, 2013

Classic Fighters Air Show 2013

Good evening,

Just back from Omaka's Classic Fighter Air Show. Great show, great weather, great trip.

We saw some WW1 stuff...
















...yep, that's 7 DR1's in the air at the same time. Sharing the airspace with a Sopwith Camel, a Sopwith Pup, a Sopwith Triplane, an Avro DH5, a Bristol Fighter and the Fokker DVII. Glorious!

There was also some WW2 stuff...
















...and yes, they all flew! Though I didn't take many air shots, seeing as I only had my classroom point and shoot camera.




Well, apart from the tank. It didn't so much as fly as trundled. A Tiger 1, courtesy of Weta Workshop, they of Lord of the Rings fame.







There was also a splattering of some newer stuff, including the RNZAF's latest helicopters, the Augusta A109 and the Nato Helicopter's NH-90.



All in all, a great day out! I don't think I even got sunburnt - though that may have to wait 'till tomorrow to have that confirmed...

Nick

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Falcon Victorious

Good afternoon,

On Sunday night Mark D came over to play with the Falcon...


...and I won!

Great game, lots of fun!

Nick

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Falcon...

...goes down!

Good evening,

Luke and I had our first game of Star Wars X Wing Miniatures Game with New and Improved Falcon supplement. 98 points each, Luke taking 3 named character TIE fighters, a named character TIE Advanced and a Black Squadron grunt vs. The Millennium Falcon with Han Solo and Chewie, a Red Squadron grunt and a Rookie. As it happened, I don't think I used Han or Chewie's abilities once...


It came down to the wire...but the Falcon's cause was not helped by the fact that I was using the new deck of damage cards that came from the second starter box that I hadn't shuffled. My first clue came when my third critical hit happened to be the third "Double Hull Damage" effect in a row!

Still, way cool game (I almost flew off the edge of the field!), and Luke is keen for more, which is great.

Nick

Oh, and if the slideshow plays sans music, it'll be some copyright thing - I've tried to the scores from The Asteroid Chase and The Escape From the Death Star.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Falcon Has Landed

Just picked up the Millennium Falcon not an hour ago...





Sorry about the lighting, I was taking photos at the wrong end of the table - that is, into the light, rather than with it coming in behind the camera.

Better shots later, during a game.

Nick