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show some respect for women Inactive Member30 Mar 2010 12:42 p.m. PST

I'm looking for a board game that deals with German Great War airplane production. In essence this game is about getting production contracts from the Kaiser, producing aircraft at a big profit, and undermining the competition.

Can anyone tell me the name of this game?

Where can I get it?

mjc

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2010 10:26 p.m. PST

Sounds like a cross between 'Wings of War' and 'Monopoly'!

Ssendam31 Mar 2010 12:34 a.m. PST

Try searching on Board Game Geek. I know of one that is about Zeppelins not bi-planes, link:

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Simon Oliver Lockwood01 Apr 2010 5:29 a.m. PST

It's called "Wings For The Baron." It's produced by Dave Townsend. It's reviewed on Boardgamegeek. The direct link is link

It is an excellent game. I helped playtest it.

show some respect for women Inactive Member01 Apr 2010 9:46 a.m. PST

Many thanks -- with a title like that it is impossible to find!

mjc

Warbeads Inactive Member01 Apr 2010 2:05 p.m. PST

Not a "dis," an "Oh Wow!"

That has to be the nerdiest game I have heard in a long time! Quidveritas, Simon Oliver Lockwood, I lift my slip stick in a salute and in your honor.

I stand in awe of your esteemed Nerd Power.

Gracias,

Glenn

show some respect for women Inactive Member01 Apr 2010 2:59 p.m. PST

I don't know what to say!

I wanted to look at this for source material -- if it has any.

It appears Hugo Junkers actually had an all metal aircraft design ready to go before the war started. This design never got off the ground (in a literal as well as a figurative sense) until the war was nearly over because competing interests buried his concept and perhaps one of the reasons the Germans failed to develop high powered engines was also a ploy to keep Junkers' designs off the market (an all metal aircraft needed a lot more hp than the canvas and wood box kites being flown).

Needless to say, researching this has been more than a little challenging because those that write history had blown off Junker's work as not practical (NIBU). I'm not so sure.

If Germany had developed a 440 hp engine (which was produced by the Americans in under 6 months in 1917) to put in an all metal aircraft just think of the possibilities.

mjc

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