Southeast Attack Squadron (SAS) a Radio Controlled Model Warship Combat Club
WELCOME TO THE S.A.S. WEBSITE
The Southeast Attack Squadron (SAS) is an affiliated chapter of the International Radio Control Warship Combat Club (IRCWCC) and encompasses Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina (and Alabama and Virginia by adoption). We build 1:144 scale R/C models of WW I and WW II era warships with the main turrets armed with CO2 powered bb-cannons and attempt to sink (yes, SINK!) all the ships in the opposing fleet! (see information at right).
The Captains in S.A.S are a fun (and slightly goofy) group of guys who enjoy being together and our battles are always great fun.
The purpose of this site is to list links, host articles, and otherwise inform, entertain, and (hopefully) attract new interest in our Magnificient Obsession.
If you're interested in our hobby, S.A.S. captains talk regularly via an email listserve to discuss upcoming events and help each other with any building issues (it's a great place for new captains to get help with their first ship). If you'd like to be added to that listserve contact the SAS Webmaster to be added to that list.
RECENT S.A.S. NEWS
2017-5-29: Lancing Battle Fun!
Our wonderful captain and friend, Charley Stephens, hosted the second annual Lagan in Lancing (Tennessee) regional battle. Although sudden family needs kept some of the more distant captains from being able to attend, we still had captains from as far as Texas, Maryland, and Florida (and everywhere in-between). Four days of battling (my son and I could only make two of the days) and great times. A regional like this is splendid fun as you get to hang out with captains you don't see as often, battle against ships you don't face every event (every ship behaves/performs a little differently and hence changes how the engagement progresses), and enjoy some time not thinking one lick about work (lol). Charley grilled lunch pondside (delicious as always) and it was a wonderful event overall.
The first SAS battle of the season started off interesting from the very start. The growing destroyer fleet from Atlanta came down to battle, and I thought I would share the neat all-in-one package John Jones built to carry his ship and supplies. These destroyers are so small (compared to our battleships) that John was able to purchase a padded rifle case and cut out spaces in the foam to fit all his supplies (see below).
John just plopped it down on a table, pulled out his camp chair, and was ready to go!
2017-3-25: THE BATTLE SEASON IS ON!
Wow! It's warm and the battles have begun! The southeast captains started their 2017 season with a battle in Statesboro, GA. Captains from Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Marlyand came togethert to "break their ships in" for the season. Even a fleet of DD's (destroyers) came down from Atlanta to harass the larger battlewagons. The weather was beautiful even if the water was a bit cool (many thanks to Matt for being willing to dive in for ships when necessary), so much that dinner that evening was enjoyed on the restaurant patio. You can see in the pictures below.
2016-12-24: MERRY CHRISTMAS SAS!
It's been another great year SAS! We've had new members join the group, and old veterans return to the hobby. I believe 2017 will be a great year! Following tradition, I try to post something vintage (or at least Navy related) to the site for Christmas each year. This year I found online the picture below (Christopher helped me pick it out) reportedly from Christmas Day 1915 (Royal Navy at a station in Scotland).
I hope it makes us all remember those service men and women today, still far from their families on Christmas Day. Blessings on all of you who serve, or have served, in the armed forces and supporting agencies. Thank you.
2016-6-25: A TOAST TO CAPTAIN KUNISCH!
I have always felt priveledged to have met the wacky, fun, and friendly guys in this hobby. I was saddened to hear that Peter Kunsich, a former member of our Southeast Attack Squadron, passed away this April after a long illness. I put together a little tribute to Peter out of photos from our albums (click on the photo below). I think they clearly show the good-natured spirit in our club.
Thanks for the memories, Peter. Cheers!
WHAT IS RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL WARSHIP COMBAT?
R/C Model Warship Combat is a game where 1/144th scale (1 inch = 12 scale feet) model warships from World War I and World War II are fitted with CO2-powered BB cannons and electric bilge pumps, and then battle each other in fleets of Axis vs. Allied ships. The hulls of the ships are sheeted in very thin 1/32" balsa that the bb cannons can penetrate, and once the balsa hull has enough holes in it to let more water in than the bilge pump can handle, it's down to Davy Jone's Locker it goes!
YES! THEY SINK!! (the part we love to watch)
But not to worry! Captains are quickly able to wade out and retrieve their ships.
These models are designed to survive combat, be patched, and return to their team for combat the very next battle (repairs usually take less than an hour). Points are awarded to each team for the damage (holes) they do to the other fleet's ships, with bonuses awarded for any opposing ships that were sunk.