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FlyXwire30 Dec 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

Hi All,

We dusted off the 20 year old game mat, organized the minis, and got on the horn to sound out the pilots for classic Blue Max (w/3rd edition rules).

Two scenarios were planned for the occasion the first during the Summer of 1916 period, & then a Summer of '17 game both photo-recon missions with protection flights and mixed offensive/line patrols thrown in for the dogfighting.

We all agreed we must do Blue Max again, and sooner than later!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

What, no Ursula Andress?

Bob Hume30 Dec 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

We have a lot of the planes and still play this once in a while. Where is the map from?

Minibeady30 Dec 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

The second game was a delight to watch! I'm happy to have stumbled upon it, and fortunate to have watched.

FlyXwire30 Dec 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Thanks Andy!

Ah yes, no Ursula Undress unfortunately. :)))

Bob, I made the map back in the 1990s the colors fabric-dyed (some flare pen detailing), and with an iron-on hex grid.

stephen m30 Dec 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

By the looks of it the hexes are 3" across flats. You can still get them from RAFM if you ask. Two inch as well but alas no one inch anymore. Sigh.

Mat and game look excellent.

FlyXwire30 Dec 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

Stephen, exactly the size and the manufacturer brand I used, and surprised but super-pleased they can still be ordered!

Guys, I want to point out Joe, he's the one in the hoodie in the first two pictures. Joe came with his friend Heath and his father Dave. I had never met Joe before, but he's the type of new player we all want for this graying hobby of ours! I think he had a good time, and his excitement was contagious. Both him and Heath did very well flying too, and came close to downing planes w/o getting shot down in the process.

Anyway, just glad they were all able to come to the game, and that goes out to the old buds too (great new memories – along with the old).

Mr Jones30 Dec 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

That looks like a mighty fine game!

Fitzovich30 Dec 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

It was a fun time! Enjoyed having the opportunity to play.

BattlerBritain31 Dec 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

Hi guys, I like the idea of the iron on hex grid.

I had a look through the RAFM web site but couldn't find anything.

Is it best to just phone them and ask?

FlyXwire31 Dec 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

BB, you might give that a try, or by email (maybe Stephen M will get back to you here in the meantime).

BattlerBritain31 Dec 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

Ok, will do.

Thanks for that.


SFC Retired20 Apr 2019 7:51 a.m. PST

Love the mat… we have used Canvas Eagles (Blue Max) for WWI aerial for 25+ years

wrgmr106 May 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Great looking game!
Our group plays Canvas Eagles as well, 1/72 scale.
Mat is by Hotz Mats.

FlyXwire17 May 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

Gorgeous setup and planes WRGMR1!

There's a thread going currently on a few of the other forum boards here about "rules that work and are fun to play" – I'd put Blue Max and Canvas Eagles near the top of that growing list too.

wrgmr118 May 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

Cheers FlyXwire.

The mats are not mine and everyone has their own aircraft. Mine are the red and white Raben's Ravens Phalz DIIIa and Fokker DR1, with prop, not the plastic circle.

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