Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dawn Patrol 2016

Every year on 4th of July we have a dawn patrol aircraft game in the morning in the backyard.  This is garden wargaming at it's best.  The game has been played in a variety of genre but has settled mostly on WWI aircraft and is called "Boxkites".  Rules written by Ken Van Pelt.

And for your viewing pleasure here is a "yuuu-huge"  photo dump.

The German planes are tasked with getting photographic reconnaissance behind an allied barrage balloon barricade.

The flying circus.

French barrage balloons.

Go little weasel, go!

Smoke effects by Carlos Pyrotechnics.

Terry getting shot down.

taka taka taka.......

The Asp taking extreme damage.

Taunting the enemy by landing at their base and taking a selfie.

The barrier.

"This is the area we need reconnaissance."

The Asp is shot down.

Thanks for looking in...


  1. This looks like a lot of fun! Can you tell me where I can find a copy of the 'Boxkite' rules that you use?

    1. The rules are homegrown. Based on a plot the move, roll dice to see if you hit. etc...email me at Kenneth_vanpelt@comcast.net and I will send you a good image of the rules sheet.

  2. I did some snooping and found the rules page...

    Boxkite control sheet and some rules:

    Plus some instructions on making these planes:

  3. Aircraft plans are sent. Please advise when you are able to open them.