This was an absolutely fun game. It captures the feel and spirit of the Great War while still delivering a game that is definitely a Check Your 6 experience. We had seven players - all CY6 veterans - and the game ran very quickly. Though offered as 'bait' and with no skill pilots, my Roland IIC were clearly superior to the FE2B in almost every respect that mattered - speed, crew capability and robustness. They quickly earned the nickname "Sturmovik of the Western Front" as they were so much more robust than every other plane on the table.
I'm really enjoying that you can use the same planes from Wings of War / Wings of Glory on hex bases and your ready to game. This is what I think of as 'old school gaming' at it's finest.
If you like World War One aerial gaming, you just definitely look for these rules. I think it's marketed as the Colourful Skies product, but verify that with I-94 before ordering.
|My trusty steeds - the Roland IIC|
|The first pass - the FE2B engage the Fokkers and Rolands. One of my Rolands's shot up his own tail! (I rolled snake eyes back to back!) I sent several turns attempting to unjam the rudder.|
|Having passed the FE2B, I passed under the DH.2 coming in from above. Still trying to unjam that rudder!|
|C'mon dude! We're heading into Allied territory soon.|
|A shot from the other side of the table. The Rolands continue to lure the British deeper into the trap.|
|Meanwhile the DH.2 and Fokkers are mixing it up.|
|The Rolands turn the table on their pursuer...|
|Fokkers engage the DH.2|