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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 May 2016 9:41 p.m. PST

These two rulesets are the favorites among TMP fans of Great War aviation. Which do you prefer?

David Manley20 May 2016 9:53 p.m. PST

Played Wings of Glory for 6 years.

Never heard of the other set.

Forager20 May 2016 11:58 p.m. PST

Of those two, WoG. But, Canvas Eagles/Blue Max more than either of them.

Volleyfire21 May 2016 2:11 a.m. PST

WoG. Are we allowed to say that in todays PC society?

Guntruck21 May 2016 2:16 a.m. PST

Deffo Wings of Glory

warwell21 May 2016 2:51 a.m. PST

Ace of Aces

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member21 May 2016 4:41 a.m. PST

Never played Aerodrome, have dabbled in Wings of Glory for many years. My go-to set is Duel Of Aces from the Wings At War series from Tumbling Dice though.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2016 4:51 a.m. PST


Mute Bystander Inactive Member21 May 2016 5:00 a.m. PST

Other than weak editing of the maneuver action references I like Air War 1918.

princeman21 May 2016 5:05 a.m. PST

I have a large amount of Aerodrome planes and cockpits available. Any takers? Will supply pictures if interested.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2016 6:00 a.m. PST

Wings of Glory

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member21 May 2016 9:00 a.m. PST

I've played both. Aerodrome is more impressive with its 1:72 models and control panels, but WoG, with its 1:144 models is more portable.
Blue Max is even more so with its 2" counters.
it all depends on how you ride.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2016 11:12 a.m. PST


BelgianRay21 May 2016 11:24 a.m. PST

I think this is a difficult question because Aerodrome is available in the US but not in Europe as far as I know, hence the obvious reactions as from David Manley.

B6GOBOS Inactive Member21 May 2016 12:54 p.m. PST

Wings of Glory

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member21 May 2016 3:02 p.m. PST

I think this is a difficult question because Aerodrome is available in the US but not in Europe as far as I know, hence the obvious reactions as from David Manley.

Spot on I've heard of Aerodrome, but never seen a copy this side of the pond. Blue Max / Canvas Eagles is probably the nearest thing to a go-to alternative to Wings Of Glory over here, along with Air War 1918 (if Toofatlardies' Algernon Pulls It Off was still available it'd probably be in the mix too), but I suspect Wings Of Glory outweighs every other set put together….

Sundance21 May 2016 5:46 p.m. PST

I don't mind tracking info on paper, but I don't really care for the Aerodrome cockpits. Much prefer Wings of Glory, though I'd play Blue Max/Canvas Eagles and also Blue Sky, Wood and Canvas (an unofficial variant of the Blue Sky system).

Calico Bill21 May 2016 6:32 p.m. PST

Canvas Eagles

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2016 8:09 p.m. PST


The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member21 May 2016 8:27 p.m. PST

Wings of Glory

Shadowcat20 Inactive Member21 May 2016 8:59 p.m. PST

Wings of glory,

A good replacement for my old copies of Richtofens War and Dawn Patrol.

Mako11 Inactive Member21 May 2016 9:45 p.m. PST

Canvas Eagles is a good set of rules.

WoG is fun too, in a more beer and pretzels way.

Can't comment on Aerodrome.

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2016 11:56 p.m. PST

Wings of Glory.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2016 5:02 a.m. PST

Never played either. I have played Blue Max.

steamingdave4722 May 2016 6:54 a.m. PST

Play Wings of Glory, thought Aerodrome was the forum for WoG.

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2016 10:11 a.m. PST

Wings of Glory.

I understand that a WWI set based on Check Your 6! is currently in development/playtesting. I'm looking forward to this!

pvernon22 May 2016 4:21 p.m. PST

I like Triplane, a real flight sim.

Old Wolfman24 May 2016 6:51 a.m. PST

I like 'em both,but that's just me.

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2016 11:25 a.m. PST

I like Red Baron best of all, and use WoG planes to play it.
But to actually find opponents, I nave to go with WoG.

BW195924 May 2016 6:20 p.m. PST

Wings of Glory

Hussar123 Inactive Member25 May 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

Wings of Glory

Bearserker Inactive Member25 May 2016 9:00 p.m. PST

I personally prefer Wings of Glory, however, my nephew has played several games of Aerodrome at conventions and even won a tournament once. The cockpits are beautiful and the 1/72nd scale models are impressive. They both have their strong points. Whatever lifts your wings!

deephorse27 May 2016 11:02 a.m. PST

Never heard of Aerodrome. Canvas Eagles is the one for me.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2016 4:52 a.m. PST

Canvas Eagles…. better late than never!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2016 8:16 a.m. PST

Canvas Eagles
Blue Max

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2016 11:40 a.m. PST

Wings of War.

I've seen, but never played Aerodrome. It appears to be a more man vs machine fight, which is a cool thing when you are in that mood. I would like to play it.

For the Aerodrome aficionados, does it have nomograms? It looks like a good game that could use nomograms. I love nomograms!

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