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We've just learned that Crimson Skies, a recent boardgame from FASA Corporation, will be supplemented with a line of miniatures.

According to the press material we've received:

Crimson Skies takes place in an alternative America of the 1930s, wherein the American Civil War never really ended. Dirigibles dominated the sky while swarms of pre-jet fighters clash. Throw in pirates and you've got Jordan Weisman's newest brainchild.

The Story: Only 70 years after fighting a bloody civil war to maintain the union, the United States shatters under the weight of the Great Depression, regional Prohibition and mounting isolationism. The transcontinental railroad and the budding highway system become useless as they now cross hostile borders. Air travel and combat, once a national obsession, now becomes the life line connecting allied countries. Giant zeppelins cross the skies, carrying both passengers and cargo.

Where money goes, evil follows. Squadrons of pirates prey upon the behemoths, militias form to stop them, and each other. Squadrons such as the Empire States Broadway Bombers and the Hollywood Knights are famous for their hunting prowess.

Rise to the challenge...join an Air Legion today!

Stu Saylor of Ral Partha, manufacturer of the new figures, writes:

Here are the releases as I myself have them.

These release on the 22nd.

20-100Whittly & Douglas M210 RavenMarch 99US$5.95
20-101Curtis-Wright J2 FuryMarch 99US$5.95
20-102McDonnell S2B KestrelMarch 99US$6.95
20-103Bell Valiant Mk IIMarch 99US$5.95
20-104Ravencroft CoyoteMarch 99US$6.95
20-105Grumman E-1C AvengerApril 99US$6.95
20-106Curtis-Wright P2 WarhawkApril 99US$6.95
20-107Fairchild F611 BrigandApril 99US$6.95
20-108Hughes P21-J MkIII DevastatorApril 99US$5.95
20-109Marquette PR-1 DefenderApril 99US$5.95
20-110Hughes Aviation BloodhawkMay 99US$5.95
20-111Hughes-Lockheed FirebrandMay 99US$6.95
20-112William and Colt Peacemaker 370May 99US$6.95
20-113Sanderson FB14 "Vampire"May 99US$6.95