The other Friday I played a demo game of Wings of War at the Monday Knights’ venue in Auburn. It’s a really fun game. It relies on an ingenious system of cards that interact with the aircraft base (or its card if you’re not playing miniatures).
I managed to not be last, due to a successful scouting mission, but I did provide the organiser with his sole victory point of the evening. The two fairly minor problems with the game are the number of times that more than one aircraft try to occupy the same space, which turns the game into something more like Jenga; and having to hunt through a deck of 22 cards to find the maneuver you want to do can slow things down. The miniatures are pre painted, and only about $15 each, which is pretty good.
That weekend I took the family down to the Tyabb Airshow. It was a very low key affair, but it was good not having to deal with a large crowd, and being able to find a spot near the flightline but still under the shade of a hanger.