AUCTION: Down In Flames Series - CLOSED!
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Back in 1992 (almost 20 years ago!), our friends at GMT printed Rise of the Luftwaffe and began a series of truly awesome card games about WWII aerial combat. They may not be ultra-realistic, but they are fast and fun. Once upon a time, playing these games gave me great joy...but times change and I no longer have playing partners for this series It's time to move them out and make room for games that will get real playing time. The earlier games in the series have become harder and harder to get a hold of and market prices have been ridiculous. Here is a chance to get your copy at a reasonable price.

The Rules

1. This auction will end on Monday 13 June 2011 some time after 6PM.

2. Bid amounts must be made in US dollars and only in whole dollar amounts.

3. Buyer will be expected to pay all shipping costs. Items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail (using a flat rate box/envelope when possible). Items may be combined to save on shipping costs. Local pickup is available for those that live in the Tampa Bay area or wish to make the drive to the Suncoast.

4. Bids will be accepted from any location, but those of you that do not have a US mailing address can expect to pay significantly higher shipping costs.

5. I would prefer that payment be made via PayPal, but that is not cast in stone. Payment via check or money order is possible if you are willing to wait for payment to clear before your item is shipped.

6. Naturally, all transactions will take place via the BGG Marketplace, assuring that the site gets the proper share of the action.

7. Anyone that wants to take the whole lot off of my hands can submit a BIN bid of $200 in the Geeklist comments section below and I will send it to them with free shipping ($20 discount on shipping to non-US addresses). This option is voided once somebody places a BIN bid on any individual item.

8. Feel free to GM me with any questions that you may have.

NOTE: GMT has announced a reprint of the series, but after 18 months on the P500 list, it still hasn't made the cut (which means it will likely be 2012 or 2013 before it gets printed). Quite honestly, I think that DVG has cut the reprint off at the knees by getting to market first, but that's just my opinion.

This Auction is Closed. Winning bidders will be contacted shortly.
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1. Board Game: Rise of the Luftwaffe [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:2282] [Average Rating:7.07 Unranked]
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This is the one that started it all. This title concentrates on the early years of the war in the ETO. The aircraft manifest consists mostly of fighters and light bombers with some medium bombers thrown into the mix.

My copy of the game is in excellent condition. The box itself would likely be classified as very good, as it has some amount of shelf wear and slight dishing, but remains structurally sound with no broken corners.. The contents are in like new condition, though. All of the card stock is crisp and clean. The counters look brand new and are bagged. Even the square cornered cards show very little evidence of shuffling. It's almost like it was just opened a couple of weeks ago and not over 15 years ago
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Opening Bid: $20
BIN: $50

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2. Board Game: Down In Flames: Winter War 1939-40 [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Issue No. 5 of C3i magazine included an expansion module for RotL covering the Winter War fought between Finland and the USSR in 1939. The module is an insert that consists of a Campaign ruleset, a cardstock map, and two sheets of uncut aircraft cards (Finnish and Soviet aircraft).

My copy is in near mint condition with no signs of wear on any of the cardstock. The magazine itself is also in excellent condition and includes an article covering the Advanced rules in RotL (in addition to the expansion module).

Opening Bid: $10
BIN: $25

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3. Board Game: Eighth Air Force [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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The first major expansion covers the later half of the war in the ETO and greatly expands upon the heavy bomber campaigns.

Again, my copy is in excellent condition. Like RotL above, the box shows some shelf wear and slight dishing, but is sound with no broken corners. Also, the contents are in near mint condition. Card stock is crisp and clean, cards show no visible wear, and the counters are actually still unpunched(!).

BONUS: Also included is a virtually complete 2nd copy of RotL! All of the cards (action cards and aircraft cards) and all of the counters from a 2nd copy of RotL have been added to the contents of the 8AF box. The RotL rules and targets are NOT included.

Opening Bid: $20
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Gary Pressler
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4. Board Game: Marcus Claudius Marcellus: The Sword of Rome [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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Issue No. 8 of C3i magazine includes a variant for 8AF as well as articles on lots of GMT games of the day. My copy is in near mint condition and includes all of the inserts, including the expansion counters for Typhoon! and several other games.

Opening Bid: $5
BIN: $15

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5. Board Game: Zero! [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:2233] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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Down in Flames moves to the PTO with Zero! This box contains another copy of the Action deck (this time with rounded corners) and tons of Allied and Japanese aircraft. Like RotL before it, it does not have much in the way of aircraft outside of fighters and light to medium bombers.

Once again, my copy is in excellent condition, with the box in very good condition and the contents in near mint condition. Crisp and clean cardstock, cards that look like new, and counters that are unpunched.

Opening Bid: $15
BIN: $35

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John Peterson
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6. Board Game: Corsairs and Hellcats [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
 
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The last of the boxed games in the DiF series covers the latter half of the war in the PTO. Analogous to 8AF, C&H greatly expands upon the number and type of aircraft available for PTO battles and bombing campaigns. The 4 Full Throttle cards for the Zero! Action deck are also included.

As expected, my copy is in excellent condition with a very good box and near mint components. Cards and cardstock are crisp and clean, counters are unpunched.

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7. Board Game: Down in Flames Squadron Pack 1: Fighters [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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An aircraft cards only expansion, this module includes 64 uncut aircraft cards for use with DiF. Many of the aircraft in this module are not available anywhere else in the DiF product lilne.

My copy is in like new condition. All cardstock is crisp and clean and the aircraft cards are uncut.

Opening Bid: $5
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