First Knights in the Sky Tournament and Aerodrome 2.0 Coming to Huzzah!

Huzzah Cup

The coveted Huzzah! Cup

The first of the Knights in the Sky tournaments (a WWI miniatures aerial combat tournament) will be held at Huzzah! (www.huzzahcon.com) in Portland, ME on evening of May 1st.  This event will use the well received Aerodrome 1.1 fast play rules.  The system features very simple easy to learn rules with a minimum of die rolling.  The simple unique system rewards players that correctly guess the enemy’s maneuvers.  Damage is static based upon range, deflection, and burst length making it an ideal tournament system.

The tournament at this event will consist of a single session with players participating in a minimum of 3 missions to qualify.  Each mission takes about one hour to play.  The player with the highest score will take home the coveted Huzzah! Cup!

For those not familiar with Huzzah! it is a premier game convention in Northern New England.  There is an excellent lineup of games, speakers, and events.  Perhaps one of the finest lineups in Northern New England in a long time!  If you are into historical gaming it will be well worth your time!

Among the presenters will be Stan Kubiak, the publisher of Aerodrome 1.1 and 2.0.  He will be running his extremely well received WWII version of the game.  This includes from all accounts a spectacular carrier attack scenario on Saturday afternoon!  Stan presents frequently at Historicon and enjoys an excellent registration. 

Here are the event descriptions with more at www.huzzahcon.com:

Friday 7pm-11pm
Dogfight!
1/144th Scale Aerodrome 1.1 presented by Andre Kruppa with Jerry Corey
Up to 16 Players
This aerodrome 1.1 game consists of a series of dogfights featuring Sopwith Camels in the classic match-up against Pfalz DR1s (a sturdier cousin of the Fokker DR1) with players matching wits for control of the skies. This is an opportunity to hone those Aerodrome skills prior to the Tournament on Saturday Evening or just have fun battling for the skies. This is an elegant fast play system featuring wooden panels to program moves. No prior rules knowledge is required. (Under age 15 only with playing adult.)

Friday 7pm-11pm
Aerodrome 2.0 Aerial Combat
1/144th Scale Aerodrome 2.0 presented by Stan Kubiak
Up To 10 Players
The popular Aerodrome® 1.1 WW1 Aerial Combat ruleset adapted to WW2 aerial combat. The rules remain easy-to-learn, easy-to-play, but take into account the faster speeds and greater weapons lethality of WW2 aircraft; rules will be explained and charts provided. Up to 10 players per round; rounds last from 45-90 minutes, running continuously through the allotted time. (Under age 15 only with playing adult.)

Saturday 2pm-6pm
Aerodrome 2.0 – Carrier War in the Pacific
1/144th Scale Aerodrome 2.0 presented by Stan Kubiak
Up To 15 Players
World War II carrier battle in the Pacific, using Aerodrome® 2.0 Aerial Combat rules with air-naval combat extensions! Bombs! Torpedoes! Flaming Zeros! An American strike force of dive bombers, torpedo bombers and fighters attacks a fleet of Japanese aircraft carriers, escorts and defending fighters. Fight to sink or to defend the carriers. Aerodrome® 2.0 experience helpful but not necessary; the rules will be taught.

Saturday 7pm-11pm
Aerodrome 1.1 – Knights in the Sky Tournament
1/144th Scale Aerodrome 1.1 presented by Andre Kruppa with Jerry Corey
Up to 16 Players
This Knights in the Sky Tournament consists of a series of dogfights featuring Sopwith Camels in the classic match-up against Pfalz DR1s (a sturdier cousin of the Fokker DR1) with players matching wits for control of the skies. A prize will be awarded for first, second, and third place. The highest scoring player will be awarded the coveted Huzzah Aerodrome Cup. Scoring is based upon Rick Schirtzinger’s well received system. To qualify a player must fly at least 3 missions. Play will be limited to an even number of players. This is an elegant fast play system featuring wooden panels to program moves. No prior rules knowledge is required. Details for scoring will be posted prior to the convention here and results will be posted thereafter. Under age 15 only with playing adult.)

Sunday 10am-3pm
Aerodrome 2.0 Aerial Combat
1/144th Scale Aerodrome 2.0 presented by Stan Kubiak
Up To 10 Players
The popular Aerodrome® 1.1 WW1 Aerial Combat ruleset adapted to WW2 aerial combat. The rules remain easy-to-learn, easy-to-play, but take into account the faster speeds and greater weapons lethality of WW2 aircraft; rules will be explained and charts provided. Up to 10 players per round; rounds last from 45-90 minutes, running continuously through the allotted time. (Under age 15 only with playing adult.)

I hope to see all of the aerial combat players that can make it at the convention!

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One Response to First Knights in the Sky Tournament and Aerodrome 2.0 Coming to Huzzah!

  1. Stan Kubiak says:

    I’m looking forward to putting on some great games at Huzzah! and meeting the Aerodrome enthusiasts of New England! For those who are not already aware, RLBPS Miniatures will be a Dealer at the convention, and they carry my Aerodrome equipment; if you need something Aerodrome-ish, be sure to check with RLBPS at the convention.

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