War Shots: 2008 IR/CWCC NorthEast Spring Regionals

Debut of SMS Ostfriesland

A wet April and early May brought the water levels at Greenbrier State Park up to normal levels for the first time in years, but the wet hills made bringing the ships to and from the pits a challenge into themselves.

Being Spring, the event saw the debut of several new ships on both sides. Don Fisher and Rob Arena both brought new South Dakota class battleships, Chip Volk brought an Iowa, Matt Andrews a new SMS Von der Tann, rookie Chris Briles a SMS Scharnhorst (which didn't catch fire all weekend despite the considerable help he received from Steve Andrews in building it ;-) and I finally got SMS Ostfriesland on the water though not quite fully operational.

Spring Regionals also saw the return of veteran Tim Filemyr who brought out his veteran, stainless steel outfitted, DKM Graf Spee.

Here is some video of the action on Friday taken by Scott Ward:

Photos by Me

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Photos by Marty Hayes

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Photos by Rob Arena

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Photos by Tim Filemyr

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