Volume 30, Number 5 & 6
Rick Wins 5th Whosyercon Open
Rick Lacy is getting better at tournament play. It took him thirteen years to win Indy's Armistice day title. He needed eight years to win his first Silver Goblet at Red Baron Fight. And he won last weekend's Whosyercon Open in just his fifth try.
George Henion, Stephen and Ethan Skinner flew Oeffag Albatros DIII Series 53 fighters against Rick, Bruce Yoder and Bob Meister in Italian Nieuport 17's equipped with both deck mounted Vickers and wing mounted Lewis guns. The scenario was set 6,500 feet above the Italian Alps in September 1917.
The game began in spectacular fashion when Rick's Nieuport took a shot on George's Albatros at the end of Turn One. Rick managed only three hits, but two of them lodged in the Albatros' Austro-Daimler engine.
SPECIAL WHOSYERCON DOUBLE ISSUE ~ Rick Wins 5th Whosyercon Open ~ Indy Squadron Runs 4 Games at Whosyercon ~ Whosyercon Records Updated ~ Ethan Updates Pilot Roster ~ New House Rule Passed ~ Video: Bloody April 1917
RBF XXIX Schedule, Venue Announced ~ Who Reads ISD? ~ Book Review: Hitler's D-Day Defences ~ In Their Own Words, Three WWI Aviators Speak
Volume 30, Number 4
RBF XXIX Schedule, Venue Announced
Red Baron Fight XXIX will be held on the precise 100th anniversary of the death of Germany's famed ace, Manfred von Richthofen. Our commemorative gaming day will be held:
Warm up gaming will be held on Friday night, April 20 as well. Details will be announced soon.
Who Reads ISD?
Your editor generally doesn't pay much attention to statistics because the Indy Squadron Dispatch is written and designed specifically for members of the Indy Squadron Dawn Patrol gaming group. We hope that our content will interest outside readers and many times it does, however, the newsletter remains true to its original mission - to keep Indy players informed of upcoming gaming days. Nevertheless, we have some data that might be of interest.
Volume 30 Issue 2 of ISD drew 616 unique readers. Since this statistic tracks individual readers, and since the Fight in the Skies Society currently has 82 members, it is clear that at least 87% of our readers come from outside the Dawn Patrol community.
Special Guests Coming to Indy for RBF XXIX ~ Pre-RBF Gaming Session Slated for April 20 ~ Re-Living RBF 20 Years Ago ~ Book Review: "Malta Strikes Back" ~ Excavation in France Uncovers Complete Skeleton of German Soldier
Volume 30, Number 3
Special Guests Coming to Indy for RBF XXIX
The Indy Squadron is delighted to learn that former Red Baron Fight champion Scott Campbell will make his eighth appearance in the squadron's annual spring classic when he returns for RBF XXIX next month.
He will be joined by, Brad Campbell (no relation), a local player from Wichita, who will also be a guest for the weekend of April 20th.
Scott's last appearance in Red Baron Fight was on April 17, 2004 (RBF XV). Six years prior, he won a hard-fought victory over Alice Skinner in RBF IX (see story below) to earn his only Silver Goblet. Since moving away from the Indianapolis area in the early 2000's, Scott has been recruiting players and building the new Wichita Spirit Squadron.
Armistice Day Fits Tournament
Red Baron Fight
Union City IN 1 pm
Mar 30-Apr 1
5th WhosYerCon Open
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Pre-RBF Special Gaming
Hometown Comics, Greenfield IN
Red Baron Fight XXIX
Hometown Comics, Greenfield IN
Society Spring Mini Con
Indiana Convention Center
USAF Dawn Patrol Rendezvous
30th Armistice Day Tourney
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