Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2016 NHMGS Game Day at the Museum of Flight

NHMGS held our annual game day at the Museum of Flight on November 6. We were back in the museum’s main gallery under the Blackbird (not a standard SR-71, but the last surviving M-21 version) with our information table and four gaming tables.
An overview of the gaming area
The information table
As usual, we had two gaming sessions. The morning session had a Wings of Glory World War 1 game, a Cuban Missile Crisis game with the AirWar: C21 rules, a Star War Armada, and an All Quiet on the Martian Front game. In the afternoon there was a Korean War scenario using Check You 6 Jets rules, a Galactic Knights game, an Aztecs vs. Conquistadors game using the Quetzalcoatl Rampant rules (a variation of Lion Rampant), and an Old School Naval Action game.
The museum had a nice placard talking about us
And we got to game near a recently restored P-26 Peashooter
This year I was helping run the AirWar: C21 game and played in the Quetzalcoatl Rampant game, so I didn’t get as many photos as usual. But here are a few to give you an idea of how things went.
Wings of Glory WWI bomber
All Quiet on the Martian Front getting ready to go
Star Wars Armada
AirWar: C21 MiG-19s flying defending a SAM site
The American strike approaches the target
A MiG-19 lines up a shot on a Navy Demon
SAMs targeting the Skyhawk bombers
MiGs, Missiles, and Skyhawks
Old School naval getting set up
Quetzalcoatl Rampant Conquistadors moving to contact
The Spanish native allies move to attack the Aztecs
Gamer turnout was good, but I think the sunny weather (after a week of mostly gloomy rain) limited museum attendance. We did get a chance to talk with several people about our hobby and even the ones that didn’t stop to talk seemed interested in the painted figures.

The game day is always a good opportunity to show off the hobby to the general public and the museum is a really great forum for it.


  1. Be still my beating heart! I would have given a Norden bomb sight to have been there! Where can I find out more about this event for next year?

    1. We usually advertise is on the NHMGS Yahoo group. I often mention it here too, but I've been a little behind. Recently it has been on the first Sunday in November, but I'm not sure we have a date yet for 2017. The museum is well worth a visit.

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