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tommyatkins Inactive Member02 Nov 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

I am looking for a recommendation for a set of rules to game Modern aerial warfare (e.g. F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, versus Mig 25, Mig 29, Mig 31, etc). I would prefer the rules to favor gameplay over a high degree of realism (i.e. simpler versus complex).

Topside Minis has just released a large number of 2D tiles representing these various jets and so it motivated me to look for rules to game with these tiles.

What say you please? Thank you in advance for any help.

Lion in the Stars02 Nov 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

Air War C21

FABET0102 Nov 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

And you can the "lite" version from DrivethruRPG for free:


daveshoe02 Nov 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

I'll agree with the first two posters, it sounds like AirWarC21 is what you're looking for.

We've played a number of games from different eras with them and they always play quickly. We recently played a Falklands game with the rules.

You can see some photos from the blog post (scroll about halfway down the entry to see the photos).

Check posts with the Label Air Game for some other photos.


Striker03 Nov 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

Does AirWar require a hex mat/table?

paul liddle03 Nov 2017 11:39 a.m. PST


Goober03 Nov 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

Another vote for Air War 21. I have a playtest review on my blog:


Ghecko Inactive Member23 Nov 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

Try the Jet Combat dogfight rules available for free at

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