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D. Chase

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Hello All,
I have been looking into getting this for my son and I to play as he loves WWII and WWI air craft. But the box set is out everywhere it seems. What would people suggest to get into this amazing looking game?

Thank you in advance!
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IEShadow wrote:
Hello All,
I have been looking into getting this for my son and I to play as he loves WWII and WWI air craft. But the box set is out everywhere it seems. What would people suggest to get into this amazing looking game?

Thank you in advance!


You are probably wanting to get into the minis and with good reason, they are amazing! However, if you really want to get into the flavor of the game, try the original Wing of War Famous Aces or Wings of War Dawn of War box sets. You can pick up a nice copy in the geekmarket for $20 and each box will give you enough to play with 6 people! Yes, the planes are cards but it will give you a really good feel for the games system and the cards are super portable. There are very few differences between the card version and the mini version, the game play is virtually identical so everything you learn will transfer to the minis if you should decide to do that. I have both versions and I love playing either way!
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danrodz wrote:
IEShadow wrote:
Hello All,
I have been looking into getting this for my son and I to play as he loves WWII and WWI air craft. But the box set is out everywhere it seems. What would people suggest to get into this amazing looking game?

Thank you in advance!


You are probably wanting to get into the minis and with good reason, they are amazing! However, if you really want to get into the flavor of the game, try the original Wing of War Famous Aces or Wings of War Dawn of War box sets. You can pick up a nice copy in the geekmarket for $20 and each box will give you enough to play with 6 people! Yes, the planes are cards but it will give you a really good feel for the games system and the cards are super portable. There are very few differences between the card version and the mini version, the game play is virtually identical so everything you learn will transfer to the minis if you should decide to do that. I have both versions and I love playing either way!


Thank you for the quick response!
It is most likely the better way to go to see if it is something my son would really enjoy. I think he will since he plays with a P-40 warhawk pretty much every day.
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IEShadow wrote:
danrodz wrote:
IEShadow wrote:
Hello All,
I have been looking into getting this for my son and I to play as he loves WWII and WWI air craft. But the box set is out everywhere it seems. What would people suggest to get into this amazing looking game?

Thank you in advance!


You are probably wanting to get into the minis and with good reason, they are amazing! However, if you really want to get into the flavor of the game, try the original Wing of War Famous Aces or Wings of War Dawn of War box sets. You can pick up a nice copy in the geekmarket for $20 and each box will give you enough to play with 6 people! Yes, the planes are cards but it will give you a really good feel for the games system and the cards are super portable. There are very few differences between the card version and the mini version, the game play is virtually identical so everything you learn will transfer to the minis if you should decide to do that. I have both versions and I love playing either way!


Thank you for the quick response!
It is most likely the better way to go to see if it is something my son would really enjoy. I think he will since he plays with a P-40 warhawk pretty much every day.


I introduced the game to my family, my 10 year old son, 13 year old daughter, my wife and her sister and everyone loved it. I showed them the card version and they all have asked to play again! My wife and I play regularly and we really enjoy it. There are loads of scenarios that keep the game from getting stale. I just picked up a bunch of minis but its not even close to the amount of planes I have in cards. So I will be playing with the cards for a good while even though I have minis.
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If you have the card version, there is really nothing that prevents you from buying a couple of minis and combining the two. The box set gives you everything you need to play (damage decks, rulers etc.), and miniatures are compatible.

Edit: Just don't mix up WWI and WWII; the two systems are different.
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That's all really good advice but since it's almost Christmas and you may need a big show-stopping gift...

Wings of Glory: World War 2 – B-17

with an escort...

Wings of Glory: World War 2 – Spitfire Mk. IX

and a handful of nasty bogies

Wings of Glory: World War 2 – Messerschmitt Bf.110 C

Wings of Glory: World War 2 – FW-190 D-9/D-13

and a mat or two

https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Glory-Game-Mat-Industrial/dp/B0...

https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Glory-Coast-Game-Mat/dp/B00BCMG...

This is the B-17 I have, alternate paint... https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Glory-WWII-B-17G-Lace/dp/B00QAM...

Merry Christmas

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If you plan to play with miniatures, you should be able to find the Combo of a Rule set and 4 miniatures at a special price:

http://www.thirstymeeples.co.uk/games/wings-of-glory-wwii-ru...

This is more than enough to start. Then you can add whatever you want - from early war biplanes to huge B-17.

Early next year, a Battle of Britain starter set will be available.
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angiolillo wrote:
Early next year, a Battle of Britain starter set will be available.


Will the new starter set contain the full rules or is the R&A Pack still going to printed?
 
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Stalkingwolf wrote:
angiolillo wrote:
Early next year, a Battle of Britain starter set will be available.


Will the new starter set contain the full rules or is the R&A Pack still going to printed?

Seems like the latter, judging by the product page:

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Upgrade to the complete gaming experience with the WW2 Rules & Accessories Pack.
 
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angiolillo wrote:
If you plan to play with miniatures, you should be able to find the Combo of a Rule set and 4 miniatures at a special price:

http://www.thirstymeeples.co.uk/games/wings-of-glory-wwii-ru...

This is more than enough to start. Then you can add whatever you want - from early war biplanes to huge B-17.

Early next year, a Battle of Britain starter set will be available.


Thank you for the reply and the link, but it looks to be out of stock there as well. If the Battle of Britain is coming soon, then I'm sure there is going to be a reprint of some kind.
Also pleasure to meet you via the internet, and thank you for designing such a beautiful game.
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The set will include all the rules now in the Rules Pack, so you will not need it any more. Unless you want more counters, tokens, consolles, chits, whatever to play with a huge mass of planes - I'd say that you can easily play with 10 of them (consolles apart) with either the Rules Pack or the future Starter Set, twice so with both.

Gravey wrote:
Stalkingwolf wrote:
Will the new starter set contain the full rules or is the R&A Pack still going to printed?

Seems like the latter, judging by the product page:

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Upgrade to the complete gaming experience with the WW2 Rules & Accessories Pack.


You were right to suppose, but it was a mistake. Ares Games fixed the site.
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Thanks Andrea. That is great news! I have the original starter set so I should be good on tokens and such for a long time!
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Welcome D Chase from Alameda California! WoG is a great game and the community is wonderful. I suggest you also make your way onto the Aerodrome site where there are tons of resources. PM me if you have any questions or need a link.
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Tokhuah wrote:
Welcome D Chase from Alameda California! WoG is a great game and the community is wonderful. I suggest you also make your way onto the Aerodrome site where there are tons of resources. PM me if you have any questions or need a link.


Thanks Tokhuah!
I used to live outside Mojave in Bakersfield.
Glad to hear there is a strong community with this game. My son is currently in love with WWII planes. His favorite is the B-17. He got to take a tour in one not that long ago.
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