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My husband and I just finished our first outing and I have to say this game was a hit for both of us.

I had originally bought the game because my husband is a retired AF NCO who spent 23 years doing maintenance on airplanes and has loved airplanes long before that so I figured this was a game that he would be easily persuaded to play. But I was concerned that I wouldn't be any good at it or enjoy playing it, and I was wrong. This game is Fun--capital F.

At first it seemed a little slow, a lot of maneuvering without a lot of shooting but when I mentioned that I just didn't get that Immelman maneuver, and then had it explained to me ('cause sometimes I'm just a bit dense), I was off and running. I enjoyed trying to out-guess my husband and do the unexpected so he wouldn't out-guess me (which is what women do when they don't know what the hell they're doing!).

I would like to say to the women gamers out there that this game is definitely worth a try even if you don't like airplanes, war or games with fighting tactics. You could get lucky like me--I shot down the Fokker! laugh
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Re:A Female Opinion: Excellent!
sodaklady (#39660),
thanks a lot for sharing that even outside BGG:

http://gamefest.com/product_reviews_info.php/products_id/115...


 
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Re:A Female Opinion: Excellent!
Yesterday night, demo at the Overtime pub in Rome. First game session (8 players, 2 ladies) won by Germans: top scorer lady Francesca, who shot down 3 of the 4 allied planes with her Fokker. Second game session (6 players, 3 ladies) won by Germans again: top scorer lady Valentina, who destroyed 2 of the 3 allied planes with her captured Camels.
Congratulations, ladies...
 
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Re:A Female Opinion: Excellent!
angiolillo (#42023),
That's excellent, Andrea. I seem to win a fair share of the time, too. Is it luck or just that we tend to surprise our opponents with unlikely moves? Anyone else with similar experiences out there? Or opinions?
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Re:A Female Opinion: Excellent!
sodaklady (#42049),
about women liking this game from the very start I wrote something there:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/32814

About them being good, well... The good she-pilots seem to be really good! Not just playing in an unusual way or things like that. Damn deadly good. So... Congratulations again!

Bye bye,

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Re:A Female Opinion: Excellent!
From the vote/comment of Dave Peters (rynelf): "This one works - perhaps surprisingly - for my 4 year old daughter as well as for me."
So it seems that even the most precocious WoW pilot is a lady!

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The first Wings of War Open Championship has been held in Lucca the 4th of November 2007, 89th anniversary of the end of the First World War - at least locally (yes, in Italy we won it a few days earlier than any other nation).
http://www.wingsofwar.it/read.asp?id=3006
Good exploit for she-pilots: the 2nd and 3rd players are women.
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A report of a battle with a very young lady among the pilots:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/291205/an-annotated-three-pl...


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A report of a gaming session in hospital with a lady in labor, a few hours before givig birth to her son:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/451780

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A filmed report of Baroness Mika's exploit against Rew:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj4jp8cJwVc
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Letting a girlfriend to see the game:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/561950/wings-of-war-wome...
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Andrea, you just linked back to this thread. Am I missing something?
 
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Sorry, I corrected. It was not you, it has been the "Ctrl+C" combination on my keyboard that missed something...
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On Monday, January 24th at the Torrance Marriott in Torrance California 92 people played the largest WoW game ever. "At 79 years old, Mary Friend, from Eugene, Oregon was able to hold her own and declared she finished first in her age group. She was so taken with the game, that she is returning home to Eugene with a copy of her own to teach to her children, grand-children, and great-grand-children."

http://www.purplepawn.com/2011/01/wings-of-war-world-record-...



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A thread about lady gamers at The Aerodrome, Wings of War/Glory huge online community:

http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?11240-Are-th...
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Another interesting thread there:

http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?15967-If-it-...
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A dad playing with her daughter:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/364135/a-rare-victory-over-l...
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Friday evenings playing with wives (or with husbands, it is a matter of points of view):

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1075733/who-said-that-ladies...

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Serata Ludica, organized by Progetto ILO at Barone BIRRA. Cerveteri (Latium) 01/30/2015.

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Poland 2015, thanks to Nightbomber and Michelle Wings of Glory goes to school. Girls beat boys 2:1. Details here:

http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?22269-Wings-...

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Andrea, the link goes to a jpg of a plane drawing.
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Good evening Milady! Sorry, you are right: cut & paste betrayed me. I corrected!
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Well, this is my wife beating the guys hands down at the Williamsburg convention in 2015

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And with a friend's daughter

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A little photogallery...

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