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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 12:02 a.m. PST

For miniatures or cardboard counters.

Thanks.

Bashytubits15 Nov 2021 2:40 a.m. PST

Lion Rampant.

Decebalus15 Nov 2021 2:47 a.m. PST

Bacause this question is in the Biplane section, you are looking for air rules WW1, right?

I am only dabbling in the theme, so Wings of War/Glory.

Dexter Ward15 Nov 2021 3:15 a.m. PST

Canvas Eagles

mad monkey 115 Nov 2021 6:21 a.m. PST

Seven days to the Rhine. It's got planes in it, not that we use them. Well, barely. One event card…….

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 6:29 a.m. PST

Wings of War/Glory

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 6:31 a.m. PST

Blue Skies, Wood, and Canvas, by k Yankosky. Available for free download and Rivertown Pubs.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 6:49 a.m. PST

WoW/WoG

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 6:56 a.m. PST

Blue Max

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 7:01 a.m. PST

Canvas Eagles

Oddball15 Nov 2021 7:40 a.m. PST

Colorful Skies – W.W. I variant for "Check Your Six".

If we are talking about Great War air rules. Just played a game on Saturday, RFC got it rear handed to it.

I couldn't make a die roll in that game and the Huns couldn't miss.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 7:53 a.m. PST

Since we only game with my biplanes infrequently, we use Wings of War/Wings of Glory rules. They are simple enough that we can go weeks between games but are a fun set to use.

Jim

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 8:20 a.m. PST

Yes, Dogfighting only. Sorry for any confusion.

Striker15 Nov 2021 8:48 a.m. PST

I've played more Wings of War/Glory than Canvas Eagles but I prefer Canvas Eagles for dogfighting.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 9:04 a.m. PST

WoW/WoG scratches my flying itch. I am a very occasional player and I don't need anything more complicated.

rmaker15 Nov 2021 12:12 p.m. PST

Fight in the Skies.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 2:30 p.m. PST

Anyone using 1:72 planes like in the olden days?

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2021 9:42 p.m. PST

I've played so much CY6, I'd probably find Colorful Skies my favorite these days.

I played Canvas Eagles once years ago and remember enjoying it. It looks so similar to CY6 I don't see why I wouldn't. I guess the hit tracking is a little more onerous, so maybe not as much.

I also enjoy Fly Or Die about once a year (run by a local gamer for his birthday), but it's so far out of print you might need to learn cuneiform to understand it.

- Ix

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 3:32 a.m. PST

I have the MSD 1/300 aircraft and 1/72 model ones. I use or plan to use Canvas Eagles, WOG and just picked up Colorful skies. I also printed off Nick Y's Blue Skies, Wood and Canvas. I meant to get in a game of them at Cincycon but didn't have a chance.

Thanks

John

Ostroc16 Nov 2021 7:44 a.m. PST

I prefer the old Paragon rules

BattlerBritain17 Nov 2021 1:35 a.m. PST

I prefer the old Paragon rules as well.

I don't like the pre-plotting of Canvas Eagles or CY6 and prefer a more natural flowing movement system.

David Manley18 Nov 2021 1:05 p.m. PST

Miniatures Wings of Glory

Hex-and-counter – Richthofen's War with the 5RW variant and manoeuvre cards

Blutarski23 Nov 2021 3:58 p.m. PST

+1 Oddball.

"Colorful Skies" is a very well done retro-adaptation of CY6. As a long-time PC flight simmer (anyone here remember Red Baron Delphi Forum from the 90s?), I was extremely skeptical of being able to produce a satisfying table-top aerial sim. But I was highly impressed after playing several games at HCon. It's not "F16 Fighting Falcon" in terms of pace, immersion and flight models, but it is fast-paced, rewards good historical tactics and provides sufficient differentiation among varying flight models/characteristics.

A Blutarski thumbs up.

B

Bozkashi Jones28 Dec 2021 7:26 a.m. PST

Wings at War: Duel of Aces, from Tumbling Dice.

Played a very enjoyable 1917 campaign with my lad using the rules, which could easily handle a dozen or so aeroplanes on the table.

Nick

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