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Microbiggie19 Sep 2016 7:42 a.m. PST

In keeping with the P-40 theme we played a later war SW Pacific game using Check Your 6 rules and 6mm minis.
This was based on a December 10, 1943 mission over Hansa Bay, New Guinea. The 7th Fighter Sqdn, 49th Fighter Grp sent a couple of flights of their P40Ns on a fighter sweep and came across a gaggle of 15 to 20 Oscars and Tonys.
The element of Capt Arland Stanton and Lt Bob DeHaven dove into the mess and soon had Ki61s and Ki43s in front, behind, and to their sides.
DeHaven wound up with no rudder control, hydraulic system, radio, and half his guns and managed to belly land back at Gusap after narrowly avoiding getting crushed by a C47 in his first landing run.
We started with 2) P40Ns with a +1 and a +2 (DeHaven) pilots and 3) Ki61s and 3) Ki43s--all Green pilots. Later another pair of Tonys came in. So we had a total of 8 Japanese fighters against the pair of P40Ns A nice game showing how decent pilots in a slightly better plane can hold their own against superior numbers.

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Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2016 7:52 a.m. PST

Hi Mark, in what part of Atlanta are you fellas?

Bill Moreno
Buford, GA

Microbiggie19 Sep 2016 10:15 a.m. PST

Hi Bill,
We are over in Marietta.
We do a lot of games at Gigabites café.

Leadjunky19 Sep 2016 5:18 p.m. PST

Would like to link up with some historical players as well. I am in Powder Springs.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 6:07 a.m. PST

@LeadJunky – We game at my home in Buford about once a month. We cover many historical periods and genres from 1756 – 1975 in a number of scales. If you are interested in joining our mailing list, PM me and I will add your name. Mark, happy to add your group to my distribution list as well.

Bill Moreno

Microbiggie20 Sep 2016 8:47 a.m. PST

Leadjunky. That's where I am at also! Ditto for the PM

Leadjunky22 Sep 2016 2:13 p.m. PST

Can't PM, but leading At yahoo dot com is my contact info. Thanks fellas.

Microbiggie23 Sep 2016 8:37 a.m. PST

Leadjunky That email doesn't seem to work.

Leadjunky26 Sep 2016 3:37 p.m. PST

Dang auto correct
leadjunky At yahoo dot com

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