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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Jun 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

On a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (maximum), what would be your level of interest in a set of wargaming rules which focused on battles involving dragons or dragon riders?

Sundance20 Jun 2018 12:00 p.m. PST


darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 12:51 p.m. PST



If based on Elric and it's the ancient Melniboneans burninating their way across the old world, 9.

Same goes for ASoIaF setting, since that was just a bald-faced ripoff of the Melnibonean conquest anyway.

Legion 420 Jun 2018 1:12 p.m. PST


chuck05 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Jun 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

-8- Id love to see someone do something in like the old Grenadier "Dragon Lords game.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

You don't have a negative number available? Settle for "0" then.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut20 Jun 2018 1:36 p.m. PST


rvandusen20 Jun 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

I would like a post-apocalyptic game inspired by Reign of Fire.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 2:46 p.m. PST


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 3:24 p.m. PST

I think a Wings of War type dragon game would look pretty neat.

I don't know that I'd buy stuff to play it but it would certainly be neat.

I'd say that my level is exactly the same as darthfozzywig and for the same reasons.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Jun 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

I think a Wings of War type dragon game would look pretty neat.

And imagine if you could mix-and-match riders and dragons. grin

Karellian Knight20 Jun 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

10 if based upon the Temeraire series of books.

KJdidit20 Jun 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

I'm pretty sure one can get loads of Mage Knight Hero Clix dragons on the cheap if one wanted to play such a game.

Now, Melniboneans on dragons would be good, as would a tabletop game based on the old Joust video game. 6/10 range either way.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 4:39 p.m. PST

3 I probably wouldn't like it with dragons as the focus. I would play, but not often if dragons were required to really get the feel of the game. I would rather (and have) play dragon focused scenarios with our existing rules, or add dragons to a game (as I did in the beer'n'pretzels Dirigibles of Doom!).

I think a Wings of War type dragon game would look pretty neat.

Get some cheap plastic 3" dragons from the dollar store and a Dremel with a drill bit that matches the WoW holes.

I've done that, too. But we played it with the Galdiator Wrecks demolition derby card mechanic.

roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 5:58 p.m. PST

Wings of War type dragon game…
Didn't they put out a X-Wing based Dragon game?

I love playing games of Dragon Hordes. Sadly they never released minis for it, but the counters are fun too.

BW195920 Jun 2018 6:01 p.m. PST


Dentatus Fezian20 Jun 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

I thought Wiz Kids already had a Dragon combat game. Pre-painted plastics.

Dentatus Fezian20 Jun 2018 6:20 p.m. PST



roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

Also the D&D Attack Wing game had the ability to swap out riders, though they were not modelled at all on the dragons.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 8:04 p.m. PST


Andy ONeill20 Jun 2018 10:11 p.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 3:05 a.m. PST


CSherrange21 Jun 2018 3:51 a.m. PST

6 normally, 10 id based on Temeraire

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 5:15 a.m. PST

Me? 0.
But if someone in the group wanted to put on a game, 9.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 5:25 a.m. PST

I already have the Dragonlance boardgame from TSR. Alas, I've yet to play it. I did glue the "checker" risers into stacks to help prevent the infamous "topple" moments.

As for the question, I never did pick up D&D Attack Wing, so less than I would have thought, apparently. But I did read descriptions that implied the game had less of an emphasis on aerial dragon combat, and required ground troops. Plus, I'm not impressed with WizKids products. So…

Pure aerial dragon combat (with or without riders): 8
Tremeraire: 9
If done by WizKids:2

CBPIII21 Jun 2018 6:50 p.m. PST


The partially delivered Kickstarter for a dragon-themed wargame had over 500 backers interested in it.

Personally- 9

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 7:46 p.m. PST

11 = I have a caseload of Dragonquest Dragons, some with riders, plus a variety of Super Dungeon Explore Dragons.

Thomas Thomas22 Jun 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

The D&D Dragon Wing game was pretty good – XWing for Dragons. Also had a decent ground combat addition.

Strongly recommended.

Not sure what its commercial status is.

We have lots of Dragons in the Fire and Ice Expansion of Knights & Knaves as you might imagene but it does not focus on Dragon v. Dragon battles as its an army level game.


Barin125 Jun 2018 3:22 a.m. PST

I recall battles between dragons from my WHFB years…typically the riders were trying to wound their opponents' dragons, hoping that they will fail their leaderhips roll ;)

chironex25 Jun 2018 4:12 a.m. PST

8, maybe? I have found a set of rules for free which focusses entirely on aerial combat, though it allows for all manner of mounts, ranging from dragons through giant sea critters and insects to early flying machines and magical constructs. I would like to see more fantasy airborne minis. What scale would be best, though?

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

7ish Temeraire based preferred


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