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XRaysVision23 Jan 2014 7:58 a.m. PST

I got mine in the mail the day before yesterday. This is a fine product! The books are now hardcover in a slipcase side-by-side instead one above the other.

I can't tell you how many hours I spent playing the original game. I have all of the aircraft based games (there were Western and fantasy versions) produced. I'm pleased to see this game reissed for a new generation of gamers.

For those that aren't familiar with the game, it's an innovating game that uses two books; one for the Germans and one for the Allies. The same page number in each book shows the view of your opponent's aeroplane from your cockpit point of point of view. Both players choose a maneuver on this "start-page" from a list across the bottom of the page.

Below each maneuver is a page number. Players instruct the the opposing player to go to the page under their chosen maneuver. Both players turn to this "mid-turn" page and look for the page number below their own chosen maneuver (ignoring the picture on this page) and instruct the other player to got to that page.

Both of these pages are the same page number and represent the the "end-turn" page. The pictures on the end-turn pages again represent the relative views. If there are bullets coming at you, you're taking damage. If your view is over your cowl and you see your gun flashes, you're delivering damage. Damage depends on the range (of theree possible).

The end-turn page becomes the start-page and this process repeats until enough damage has been delt and an aeroplane is shot down.

This is an extremely simple game; no batteries required; no table, not miniatures--just the two books and some imagination.

Contact Richard Loomis at Flying Buffalo for more information: flyingbuffalo.com/ace.htm

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2014 8:11 a.m. PST

That is a brilliant game. I love it.

gweirda Inactive Member23 Jan 2014 8:24 a.m. PST

Great 'in the car on the road to a Con' game!

ming31 Inactive Member23 Jan 2014 11:19 a.m. PST

I have them all , early war EII versus a pusher , Power house , snipe vs DvII and Balloon busting . Way ahead of their time .

45thdiv23 Jan 2014 11:30 a.m. PST

Very fun game. I just have the original version.

jpattern223 Jan 2014 4:54 p.m. PST

I bought them all as they were released, and I still have all of mine, too. I really like the early war set.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member23 Jan 2014 6:44 p.m. PST

I have the boxed versions of the WW1 Rotary, WW2, and Modern Jets games. Great games. I first played them during my freshman year in college/ROTC. A few of my fellow cadets were gamers. One of them was a genius at this game. He would take on 2 or 3 of us at once. He'd always beat 2 of us and was about 50/50 against 3 of us!

Oddball Inactive Member23 Jan 2014 8:09 p.m. PST

I love this game.

The only one I bought was the first books. My friends picked up the others, so I didn't.

I still have it and enjoy playing it from time to time.

Thanks for the heads up.

UltraOrk Inactive Member23 Jan 2014 9:34 p.m. PST

Love that game. I pitched in with a friend and bought the original when it came out. Unfortunately he ended up keeping it and I've been trying to get one off of e-bay for a long time but keep getting sniped. I'll just have to break down and buy the new set. I'm so glad it's being reissued.

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artslave Inactive Member23 Jan 2014 11:19 p.m. PST

Going to the con, playing in the car. Yes, tons of fun. I wonder if I still have my copies?

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