Monday, 18 April 2011

"Dam the Torpedo's and Full speed Ahead"

Any VSF fan attending Salute 2011 could not have been but inspired by the jaw-dropping Aeronef game being run by Arbuthnot's Aeronautical League of Gentlemen.


"Dam the Torpedo's and Full speed Ahead" was a surprise attack by Imperial Japanese forces on the American coaling and R-matter station on the Solomon Islands.

The game featured many beautifully painted and super-detailed aeronef models, many being rigged and a number had anti-torpedo net booms.


Additionally a number of the aeronef were conversions including an exquisite American aeroplane carrier. Apparently there are a couple of Japanese mega-carriers (converted from 1/700th kits) to be introduced at shows later this year.


The terrain was equally fantastic with some beautiful islands and a scratchbuilt refuelling station that made a great target for the Japanese. A nice touch was the flashing LED lights under kapok smoke, that twinkled like fires after the Japanese had bombed targets.


Unfortunately my photos aren't fantastic and don't really do the game justice and it is worth going through other people's Salute photo albums to see more photos of this excellent game.


Truly inspiring, "Dam the Torpedo's and Full speed Ahead" should also receive run-outs at Colours and SELWG this year...

5 comments:

Man Cave said...

Fantastic stuff indeed - thanks for the report Mssr Blease!

Man Cave said...

Found more pics here - check out 331 through 334:

http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=3481

The Angry Lurker said...

Bweautiful game of which I didn't take photographs of myself, maybe Selwg?

The Angry Lurker said...

Beautiful.....?

Man Cave said...

I found a couple more pics here:

http://wargamingtrader.com/system/files/images/wt_20110416_14-54-31.jpg

http://wargamingtrader.com/system/files/images/wt_20110416_14-54-38.jpg

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