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Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 4:29 p.m. PST

Does anyone know of rule sets that use Point systems for use in tournaments? For Example a zero is worth 5 points and a P-40 is worth 3 so for an "even" game I would have 2 Zeros against 3 P-40s and add an ace pilot to one of the P-40s. Does CY6 do this? WoW? Any others?



Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 4:44 p.m. PST

The Blue Sky rule series has points for aircraft,
but I don't think they are tournament-oriented.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 6:02 p.m. PST

CY6 also has points, but like Blue Sky, I don't think they're intended for tournaments.

zippyfusenet Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 7:27 p.m. PST

Angels 20, the Axis & Allies airwar minis game does exactly that, and is designed for tournament play. It was released early this past spring, but has a number of faults and has not proved popular. As a matter of fact, I have an intro set, lightly played, that I could let you have for a modest price…

Wings of War/Wings of Glory also rates planes by points and works well for tournament play. It's not the most accurate model of air combat, but it's a good game and is very popular.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2012 3:10 p.m. PST


Thanks for the comments. Am actually not in the market though. Am writing an essay on air and naval gaming and it's lack of popularity. I am using catagories of gamers that I used in my essay in this month's WI. One of those catagories is "the competator". I wasn't sure if there were any air games that would fit this type of gamer sterotype. Sounds like WOW/WOG would fit the bill and maybe CY6.



afilter Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2012 9:58 p.m. PST

Joe, IMO Axis and Allies Angels20 would be the only one that might be used for a competition style tournament.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2012 8:06 a.m. PST

Afilter and Zippy,

Appreciate that. Isn't that a collectable game?



afilter Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2012 8:24 a.m. PST

Yes and no…they are sold as random boosters, but many buy the minis in case lots or on the secondary market to build the desired fleets/armies or airforce and play. With angles 20 especially once you own one starter you have all the cards and can play with any scale aircraft you want which is what I do.

From my post in the Naval section:

IMO, the WoTC Axis and Allies Line of Mini games (Naval Lnad and Air) are the only ones that would really lend themselves to comepitive Tournanment style play where you make up a random build based on points and then duke it out.

There is a forum dedicated to it where many do just that face to face and online.



zippyfusenet Inactive Member07 Dec 2012 2:43 p.m. PST

What Aaron said. There's a market for the pre-painted 1/100 airplane models among wargamers who play other rules, especially Flames of War, which supports the resellers. I suppose most Angels 20 tournaments require fully canon play, such that you must have the Bf-109 model with the yellow nose in order to use that airplane card.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 3:02 p.m. PST

Aaron and Zippy,

Again thanks for the info. The rulesets are not the focus of the essay but I don't want to suggest sets if they won't work. Sounds like Axis and Allies is about it.

Thanks again


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