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Andrew Prizzi
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From reading about the game it sounds like you could play in as big or as small an area as you wanted, but I'd like to know if there is a "suggested" size area for play...or in other words is this a game you can play on the dining room table or am I going to be down on the floor on hands and knees? Thanks.
 
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It can be played on whatever size you want. I usually play on a dining room table or card table.

Some scenarios specify a playing size, but it is usually something within the confines of a dining room table.
 
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A dining room table is fine. Here at FFG we have occasionally played a 5-plane free-for-all dogfight on a round folding card table about five feet in diameter. The size of the table is very much a part of the game, but it can be played on just about any size table.

We still want to play a giant game on the warehouse floor one of these days...
 
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The smaller the table, the shorter the game usually too, because you have to stay within shooting range more often.
 
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The Burning Drachens rulebook defines the length and width parameters for its scenarios; the earlier rulebook for Famous Aces and Watch Your Back! doesn't, but you can use the BD information to help get a sense of what the FA and WYB! ones "should" be. Card table for many of the scenarios sounds about right; a friend of mine and I played on a long conference table and spent a fair bit of time trying to close with each other.
 
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Thanks to everybody for the very precise answers!
BD is more exaustive. For a quick rule of thumb, anyway, a 70 x 70 cm table is good enough for a dogfight of up to 4 fighters, 90 x 90 being more comfortable (expecially for the SPAD XIII... ) and enough for six.
With the planes and special missons in other boxes, ground targets and everything, a 120 cm depht is usually suggested (a whidth of 90 is enough anyway).
When we play in more people, we usually take a whider but not deeper table. See here for a 25 planes table:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/98502
 
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Thanks for all the replies. Right now there a lot of games competiting for a spot under my Christmas tree. Wings of War is definitely still in the hunt.
 
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Well, I'd only add that there is people playing with 7, 6, even 4 years old boys and girls. And there are several lady pilots around. If you gahter together your relatives or friends for Chiristmas, you could even ending up playing with them...
Anybody drawing a Santa flying sled for that occasion?
 
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I thought about a Santa card, but his maneuver deck would be far too big!
 
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One thing you might want to do is to make sure you use some felt or some covering on the table. When playing on a smooth surface, the plane cards have a tendency to slide and lose their place.
 
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Last Christmas, Santa arrived:
http://assoc.orange.fr/etronsvolants/goodies/goodies.htm
 
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