Huzzah KitS Tournament Winner & Huzzah a Blast!

May 25, 2011
Friday Night Dogfights at Huzzah!

Friday Night Dogfights at Huzzah!

The second annual Knights in the Sky Tournament was held at Huzzah, in Portland, Maine, on Saturday May 22nd. A group of 8 pilots competed for the cup. There was some nice repartee across the table and the players seemed to really enjoy themselves!

Ed Receives His Knights in the Sky Huzzah 3rd Place Award

Ed Receives His Knights in the Sky Huzzah 3rd Place Award

Scoring was rather tight with victory going once again to the player that managed 3 kills in the 3 mission tournament. Eric Hatch emerged from the tumultuous contest as the victor with Ed Mueller close on his heels and Earl Richards closing up behind him. Eric will have to work hard to hold onto the title of Ace of Aces next year. The scuttlebutt is that several folks are anxious to unseat him next year!

Earl Receives His Knights in the Sky Huzzah 2nd Place Award

Earl Receives His Knights in the Sky Huzzah 2nd Place Award

The game saw a few critical hits become a headache for the pilots, as is often the case. Forced glides and at one point a fire gave some pilots trouble. At least one pilot managed a landing in no man’s land only to be captured.

Eric Receives His Knights in the Sky Huzzah Ace of Aces Cup

Eric Receives His Knights in the Sky Huzzah Ace of Aces Cup

The Friday Night Dogfight WWI game went very well and folks kept joining us as they arrived. Jerry and I had a great time running it and were up to 12 players by the third mission. The players were boisterous and enthused and it was a great crowd. We hope to make that a regular part of the Friday night events!

Stan Kubiak was kind enough to come up to Maine and run his WWII Aerodrome 2.0 events. He ran a Dogfights game and as well as his well received Pacific Attack game. Folks seemed to have a good time and the Pacific Attack game was a LOT of fun and! The mechanics work well and it is a nice enjoyable fast play system.

Aerodrome 2 Pacific Action

Aerodrome 2 Pacific Action

The convention went very well and the players had a great time! Dean and the crew put in a LOT of effort and we had some absolutely great games in a variety of periods. Kudos to all of the GMs who really worked hard to make Huzzah an outstanding convention.

Aerodrome 2 Pacific Action Furball

Aerodrome 2 Pacific Action Furball

One of the key events this year was Viking Dawn, a club participation game, where the clubs provided players and painted up bands of Vikings and Dragon Ships or bands of Saxon defenders. There were some well painted miniatures being placed on Chris Penny’s well crafted terrain.

With raffles aplenty and a lot of well run and fun games Huzzah was a blast! I hope that some of you reading this will make the trip up to Maine next Spring to play!


Game Mastering Aerodrome and Aerial Combat Games – Presentation at Huzzah!

May 12, 2011

Sat 7pm-7:30pm in the Foyer

Stan Kubiak, owner and publisher of Aerodrome® Aerial Combat Games, will conduct a ‘table talk’ for current and prospective Aerodrome® 2.0 Gamemasters and players between Saturday gaming sessions at Huzzah 2011. Stan will spend some time discussing the background and mechanics of Aerodrome® 2.0 (the new WW2 aerial combat ruleset); however, the main emphasis will be to share his long experience in conducting his games at conventions, including

  • How to attract players to games
  • The best ways to make the game fun for the players
  • How to create interesting scenarios
  • Flexibility and improvisation
  • Record keeping and awards

 and, on the dark side

  • Dealing with potential cheaters.