I had a great time at Rapier game con in Jacksonville Saturday. I only played two games, but both were a blast and I'm glad to have gone.
First up was Check Your 6: Jet Age, hosted by Mike Dubose. We played the "Gunfighter" Vietnam scenario out of the MRB. I drew a couple of NVA MiG-17s. My teammate also had a pair of 17s and a flight of 21s. Mike got the F-8s and his teammate drove the A-4s which were on a SAM suppression mission.
It was a very enjoyable game even though we got our butts kicked.
After lunch, I set up my game of Star Fleet Battles. The scenario was that a Tholian carrier is refueling when it is attacked by a Klingon PF tender. James and I ended up with the Tholians. I took the escort and fighters while James drove the tanker and the carrier. Mike Baker drove the PF Tender and new guy Mike drove the PF flotilla since he was new to the game and PFs have rather simple energy systems.
A good win for the Tholians. I think the Klingons could have coordinated attacks by the PFs and PFT a bit more closely. With a half-flotilla, the light PFT can be used as another strong source of firepower, especially against short-ranged stumps like the Tholians they were pitted against. I wasted my fighters, but was very happy with the performance of the disruptor fighters - those things are fun!
Rapier Saturday was a fun time and I'm looking forward to Gnomecon in a few weeks. Be well!