Volume 28, Number 10
Michael Wins Victory Medal, Indy Title
With two Red Baron Fight wins and an Armistice Day title already to his credit, Michael Morgan needed only a squadron title and a Victory Medal to round out his Indy Squadron resume. He got it last weekend.
The 28th Indy Squadron Armistice Day Fits Tournament was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Hometown Comics & Games in Greenfield, Indiana. The 9-player turnout was the highest since the 2010 event, while the 93-point winning score was the lowest since the modern scoring system was instituted in 1994.
Volume 28, Number 9
2016 Armistice Day Scenario Announced
The 2016 Indy Squadron championship gaming day will be held at Hometown Comics & Games in Greenfield, Indiana at 11 am on Saturday, November 9th.
For only the second time in the 28-year history of the Armistice Day Fits Tournament, the mission scenario will be set on the Italian Front with fresh, different airplanes for both sides. The mission date will be November 3, 1918 - the last day of the war on the Italian Front - to reflect the earlier signing of the Armistice in that region.
Please review the mission scenario below. Every plane has advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately the key to airplane choice is altitude. Some planes will have the edge up high, others a slight advantage down low. Mission altitude will be determined randomly immediately before the game begins, so everyone has an equal chance at guessing right or wrong. Even if you guess the starting altitude wrong, your plane will still be competitive.
We will make every effort to stay on schedule this weekend, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the plane choices so that we can start the Armistice Tourney in a timely manner on Saturday. CLICK "READ MORE" BELOW TO VIEW THIS YEAR'S GAME SCENARIO.
Volume 28, Number 8
28th Armistice Day Tournament Preview
The Indy Squadron's championship event will name its new winner this weekend when the Victory Medal is awarded for the 28th time. The event will be held at a new location on the east side of Indianapolis.
Food is not served inside the venue, but plenty of restaurant choices are available within walking distance, including McDonald's, Taco Bell, Jack's Pizza and a Dollar General Store for snacks. State Road 9 offers nearly every chain restaurant in the industry within a mile or two of our venue.
Directions for those arriving via I-70: exit on St. Rd. 9 and go south. Hometown Comics is in a strip mall on the west side of the road just before the McDonald's.
For those driving on US 40: turn north onto St. Rd. 9 (State Street). Continue approximately 2-3 miles, go past 21st Street and look for McDonald's on the left. Enter the strip mall just past McDonald's.
Volume 28, Number 6
The upcoming Dawn Patrol Rendezvous World War I historical air show is the biggest event of its kind in North America and will attract Dawn Patrol players from across the country.
The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, and is immediately preceded by the League of WWI Aviation Historians seminar at the Air Force Museum on Thursday and Friday. Dawn Patrol games will be held every evening. See details for the event below, or check the official event page on the Air Force Museum's site.
Rick Lacy Scores 3rd RBF Title ~ Champion's Comments on RBF XXVII ~ Stephen Takes 2nd Straight Whosyercon Open ~ Game Report from Whosyercon
SPECIAL RED BARON FIGHT~WHOSYERCON DOUBLE ISSUE
Volume 28, Number 4-5
Rick Lacy Scores 3rd RBF Title
Bob Meister Carries Banner for Germans
Stephen Dale's Albatros Pilot Awarded Medal
The 27th Red Baron Fight was held on April 2, 2016 at the Wyndham West Indianapolis as part of Dawn Patrol activities at the Whosyercon gaming convention.
Rick Lacy scored his third win in the spring classic, out-dueling German opponent Bob Meister and British wingman George Henion in a bloody and controversial victory.
Vegas Oddsmakers Rate the Players in Red Baron Fight XXVII ~ RBF, What You Need To Know ~ Rick Scores Triple, Denied VC
27 YEARS OF TRADITION CONTINUES WITH INDY'S RED BARON FIGHT
Volume 28, Number 3
Editor's note - ISD thanks Rick Lacy for essentially writing this issue while the editor is recovering from health issues. And here are the rules for the Oddsmakers column - 1) it's just for fun, 2) don't take it seriously or you'll be given an unarmed RE 8 in the big game.
Red Baron Fight XXVII
Vegas Oddsmakers Edition
Guest column by 2-time RBF champion Rick Lacy
It’s that time of year again…. time for the Indy Squadron to take to the skies and recreate the last flight of the premier fighter pilot from World War 1 – Manfred von Richthofen. As is our tradition, we are presenting a (somewhat) tongue in cheek look at the likely players and their odds for winning.
Hohndorf, Ulrich KIA ~ New Player Joins Indy ~ Whosyercon Features Full Slate of Indy DP Games ~ Book Review: Combat Biplanes of WWII
Volume 28, Number 2
Gaming Report for February 6, 2016
Hohndorf, Ulrich Killed in Action ~ New Player Joins Indy
The Indy Squadron is growing. We all expect a fluctuation in attendance that stems from changes in jobs, life and general interest. The last few years have featured consistent but minimal gaming at Indy, but the squadron seems to be gaining a bit of natural momentum right now.
The Meisters (Bob and A. J.) are 2-for-2 on attendance in so far, establishing early eligibility in the 2016 championship race. Bob is coming off a spectacular performance last weekend (February 6) at Saltire Games in Indianapolis, where he scored multiple kills and survived every mission.
New Year's Day Gaming Returns ~ Four Missions on New Year's Day 2016 ~ Twenty Years Ago ~ The Latest Dirt
Volume 28, Number 1
New Year's Day Gaming Returns
For the first time in seven years, the Indy Squadron revived its tradition of New Year's Day gaming with a strong gathering of local players at the Meister's home on the east side of Indianapolis.
Expanded 2016 Indy Schedule Released ~ 2016 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Newsletter ~ Book Review, "I Chose The Sky"
Volume 27, Number 9
Expanded 2016 Indy Schedule Released
We have decided that more is probably better. For the first time in several years, the Indy Squadron will increase the number of gaming dates scheduled rather than decrease them. The tentative 2016 Indy calendar includes eight dates, six of which are official Indy events with two additional gaming conventions that the squadron supports.
The upcoming season begins with the revival of a long-held Indy tradition - New Year's Day gaming. The calendar is full throughout the spring with additional games in February and numerous special events in April.
Local gaming in June and Gen Con in August fill out the summer, with the usual September games followed by Armistice Day in early November. The full schedule is on the right sidebar menu of IndySquadron.com.
January 1 or 2
Mar 31-Apr 2
Red Baron Fight XXVIII (April 1)
4th WhosYerCon Open (April 1)
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Society Spring Mini Con
Indiana Convention Center
29th Armistice Day Tourney
Armistice Day Fits Tournament
Red Baron Fight
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