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Year Published
1993
# of Players
2 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Rise of the Luftwaffe
Alternate Names
Down In Flames Series: Volume 1 – The Rise of the Luftwaffe
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Rise of the Luftwaffe is the first in Down in Flames series of card games that simulate WW2 air combat. Each player has a hand of maneuver cards which he uses to improve his position relative to an enemy plane or fire on the enemy. The opponent is allowed to counter the maneuver by playing cards of his own, to which original player can counter back, etc. The last player to play a card determines whether the original action occurs or not.

Each plane is rated with horsepower (which indicates how many card you can draw), performance (how many cards to be held), burst (the values of fire cards that can be played), etc. The number of cards in your hand abstractly represents the momentum of each aircraft.

A dogfight lasts a mere 6 turns and take about 15 minutes to play. There are also campaign games which represent a number of interconnected missions and various operations the players can take. A campaign can take about 2-3 hours.

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Campaigns:

  • Malta under siege 1940-1942 is a new Air Campaign Module introducing rules for Air Transport missions, Torpedo Bombing and new color aircraft cards for the CR42 Falco, Hurricane II, Gladiator II, Swordfish I, Wellington III, MC200 Saetta, SM79 Sparviero and the Ju52 "Tante Ju". Click here to download the extra material - C3i Magazine, Issue #3.
  • Operation Pedestal - Malta Convoy, August 1942 - C3i Magazine, Issue #10.
  • Flying Tigers is a new Air Campaign Module including new color aircraft cards for the P-40B Tomahawk, Ki-21 Sally, Ki-27 Nate, Ki-43 Oscar, and Ki-30 Ann. Also introduced is a new type of Morale Target, The Village. Click here to download the extra material - C3i Magazine, Issue #10
  • Battle of Britain day - C3i Magazine, Issue #10.
  • Kuban Bridgehead Air Campaign Module including new color aircraft cards for the P-39N Airacobra, Yak-9D, Il-2m and Pe-2 - C3i Magazine, Issue #11.


Microbadges:

  • mb Rise of the Luftwaffe
  • mb Zero

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Rise of the Luftwaffe
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First Edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 1993
Product Code: 9204
Size: 12.20 x 9.20 x 1.10 inches
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3 Turn Record Track
Turn Track for DIF series - Six turns with plane images.
English
2015-02-04
6 Sequence of play Zero / Rise
The completed and detailed sequence of play
English
2013-10-11
0 Memento des règles de base
Le tour de jeu en mode simple
French
2013-10-11
1 fluxgrame dogfigth
un document résument le combat
French
2013-10-11
4 Resource Counters for each nation
Resource counters for each nation for the campaign games. Includes all 4 games of the series as well as various expansions (like Finland, the Arab-Israeli War and the Spanish Civil War).
English
2012-07-10
4 Down in Flames non carrier campaign sequence of Play
The sequence of play of the campaigns in the DiF series is a bit confusing. This file gives a logical order to follow for non carrier campaign. Some houserules were added where the rules lacked.
English
2011-01-05
4 Rise of the Luftwaffe Card distribution
Card Distribution
2008-10-05
2 Campaign Scenario
Tournament Scenario as used at the Australian Boardgame Championship - thoroughly tested and fine-tuned.
English
2008-02-14
3 Simple Dogfight Scenario
Tournament Scenario as used at the Australian Boardgame Championship - thoroughly tested and fine-tuned.
English
2008-02-14
3 DiF Reference Sheet (v1.0rs).pdf
DiF System Reference Sheet
2005-12-22
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Average Rating: 7.07
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