These are a few pictures from Howard Williamson's collection. Although we were visiting him on business, he took the time to talk us through his amazing collection of firearms spanning a variety of periods, including Napoleonic, Crimean, Anglo-Zulu War, American Civil War, The Great War, and The Second World War. Its not every day you get to handle a Martini-Henry Rifle from the Zulu Wars, or a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield. So A Big thanks to Howard for taking the time to talk us through each piece and the history behind it.
Photos from 'Military & Flying Machines', Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, 6th August 2011. Thanks to Bret for getting the photos to me. Great selection of WW2 ground vehicles, Aircraft, arms and equipment, along with a few more modern bits and pieces.
An unexpected late night run saw the group clear their second instance in horde territory. Charlga Razorflank fell at the first attempt in the early hours of the morning. Although relatively challenging, the group suffered only a single wipe due to some "unfortunate" pulling. A rarespawn bat brought some nice caster loot. Attendance: Eredin Warrior Lvl 28 (Tom) Silentninja Rogue Lvl 27 (Rich) Daftwandarer Paladin Lvl 29 (Matt) Davlin Priest Lvl 27 (Alex) Mellinda Warlock Lvl 27 (James) Phat Lewtz: Gratz to Eredin Gratz to Mellinda Gratz to Eredin Lessons Learned: Seven pigs is too many The barrens dont get any smaller.
Second time in Shadowfang Keep turned out quite easy for the group! A fast run with no wipes or deaths yielded some good loots. Odo was taken down with additional mobs due to a runaway feared bat, but the Wolfmaster and Arugal himself were downed without trouble. Attendance: Eredin Warrior Lvl 25 (Tom) Silentninja Rogue Lvl 24 (Rich) Daftwandarer Paladin Lvl 25 (Matt) Davlin Priest Lvl 22 (Alex) Mellinda Warlock Lvl 23 (James) Phat Lewtz: Gratz to Eredin Gratz to Davlin Gratz to Davlin Lessons Learned: Do not fear bats on Odo lol. Arugal is not alone!
Following on from the previous WC run the party was held up by a horde party at the entrance to the network of caves. All looked lost for our heroes as a great Tauren warrior barred the way home. From nowhere a Paladin with an immense (blantantly warrior) sword descended to slay the infidels! The party was escorted to Ratchet to repair before returning once more to the home of Mutanus. A clear run with zero wipes ensued. Deviate Faerie Dragon spawned but overall loot was poor. And still no shield from Kresh! Nice chest tho ty!
Eredin Warrior Lvl 22
Silentninja Rogue Lvl 20
Daftwandarer Paladin Lvl 22
Davlin Priest Lvl 19
Mellinda Warlock Lvl 19
Mutant Scale Breastplate
Gratz to Eredin
Epic Lvl 60 alts FTW! Kresh hates Tom!
Wailing Caverns were cleared in the groups first venture into horde terriotory. With only one wipe Mutaus The Devourer fell in a run packed with good loot and a rare spawn dragon. A good run for an unfamiliar instance.
Eredin Warrior Lvl 21
Silentninja Rogue Lvl 18
Daftwandarer Paladin Lvl 20
Davlin Priest Lvl 17
Mellinda Warlock Lvl 18
Not sure about lvls at start. But these are fairly close
Gratz to Eredin
Gratz to Davlin
Gratz to Mellinda
Unauthorized DPS is punishable by corpse dance!
ZOMFG First Dragon Kill!
Second time out and the big man himself was dropped. The final battle was preceeded spectacular fights at Smite, where he had to be downed with 2 additional adds, and at a ninja-pulled Cookie. A bad pull at Greenskin cost the group a single wipe, but fast progress through the respawns got the group to the top of the ship in good order. Van Cleef fell soon after in the groups toughest fight to date.
Eredin Warrior Lvl 19
Silentninja Rogue Lvl 17
Daftwandarer Paladin Lvl 19
Davlin Priest Lvl 16
Mellinda Warlock Lvl 16
Gratz to Mellinda
- Some pulls are just a wipe, deal with it.!
- Pros trade healthstones between overpulled Smite phases.