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Personal logo vojvoda Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Nov 2012 3:49 a.m. PST

I think they are looks like it but I was not sure. Why the name change.

I found six WoW biplanes I purchased at a convention in the garage before Thanksgiving and downloaded the basic rules off the web. But in looking for other items for the series I ran across the Aerodrome Accessories site and what looks like a new version of the game.

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James Mattes

MajorB23 Nov 2012 3:58 a.m. PST

"In 2011 Wings of War was dropped by Fantasy Flight Games. Shortly thereafter Nexus announced that it was closing down. The licence to produce Wings of War (rebadged as Wings of Glory) then passed to a new Italian company, Ares Games."
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Personal logo vojvoda Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Nov 2012 3:59 a.m. PST

Poked around the Biplanes message board and found out the answer. Sorry nothing to see here, move along, thanks for your time. Guess I should drink Coffee before posting in the mornings.

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James Mattes

sillypoint23 Nov 2012 4:05 a.m. PST

Change of ownership to Fantasy Flight Games(?), possible name conflict with several games of the same name in US, which had not occurred when WoW originated in EU.
Same game, WoG is an unfortunate acronym in some places.
All above information could be bunkum.

David Manley23 Nov 2012 4:17 a.m. PST

An unnecessary name change, IMHO, the original game had more than enough product recognition and I'm not aware of anyone mistaking it for anything else or vice versa. Chatted with some of the people involved and got the impression that, after the event, they thought it was not the best move. Acronym is unfortunate and despite Ares' efforts to tell the world that the "proper" acronym is WGF for the WW1 version and WGS for the WW2 version the unfortunate one has stuck.

The Ares and Nexus versions are billed at 1005 compatible which is largely correct. Some rules have developed since the original nexus version, and a very few of the aircraft stats have been amended to bring them closer to reality.

MajorB23 Nov 2012 4:19 a.m. PST

Change of ownership to Fantasy Flight Games(?),

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