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Robert Wilson
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Hi All

In the past I played a lot of the old Air Force/Dauntless AH games and a few operational level air wargames.

In the last year or so Ive really gotten into LBWs The Burning Blue and Downtown with my father and I taught him and my brother ASL too!

They had an interesting question last night however, " if we are such aviation geeks, arent there any games like ASL but using airplanes?"
So I did some research and it looks like JD Websters fighting wings series might be the ticket...

I downloaded the free quick start rules and hopefully this wednesday we shall get a game or 2 in, the one problem is that OTR and Achtung Spitfire dont seem to be available , so if its a hit, I wont be able to grab a copy


I do have a few pending trades on Air superiority and the speed of heat, but to play with grogdad ( he is 68 after all) I'd like to stick with WW2 and leave the jet style to me and my brother. Or would a copy of those port over to the other systems ADCs?


any hints/tips appreciated

or if anyone wants to trade me one of the games, feel free to PM me

see ya

RTW

(edited for spelling and craptastic grammar)
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Jeff Paul
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Hmm, "best" tactical wargame.

Well, I would say you have already seen the link. The Fighting Wings series is ASL in the air. And it gave me a headache every time I tried to play it. You really have to grok the 3D model of flight in this one...

I have played ASL for years, and really wanted to like this game. But it didn't work for me. To me "better" games are ones that play fast but capture the essence of the era.

Good Luck in your search.
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Yep, if is a great system, but sorry mine aren't for sale or trade I have only played solo. The quick start rules are pretty much a must.

There is a new one coming out about the eastern front. If you have any interest you should join the yahoo group, ask if anyone has any copies for sale or trade.

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Fighting_Wings_Games/
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Eastern front!

awesome

I16 Ratas FTW!




Im already a member of that group, lets see how my brother likes this.....
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Are these games listed here on BGG? I can't seem to find anything under "Fighting Wings".
 
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Hi, its the whole series of games by JD Webster

Over the reich
Achtung Spitfire
Whistling Death

Air superiority
Desert eagles
Speed of Heat

I think thats all of them ( maybe Im missing the Middle east expansion?)

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dude163 wrote:
Air superiority

Air Strike is the ground attack addition to Air Superiority.
Quote:
Desert eagles
Speed of Heat
 
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I'm considering putting an unpunched OTR on eBay.

I'm also considering a collection of Air Superiority, Air Strike, Desert Eagles, and a substantial collection of the Air Power fanzine. Those ARE punched, and all mixed up together so I'd have to sell the lot in one. Which makes for a very very weighty package...

Make me an offer
 
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Hmm

Well I think I have Whistling Death on its way, and tomorrow night Ill be trying out the game with my brother, so if its a hit , perhaps we can work something out

TARAN!
 
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I strongly recommend you to join the yahoo group mentioned above by Colin. You will find the designer and many good guys there who can help you on any rule problems. Furthermore, they will host many PBEM games there so you will not be short of opponents.

To me, FW is the best WWII tactical air wargame. It is definitely a simulation with many details, but it is still fun to play.

If you like modern jet combat, there is a new game coming - Birds of Prey: Air Combat in the Jet Age. This is also a simulation game so you may expect the complexity to be similar to that of the Fighting Wing system. It will be released soon but if you order it now, I think you may get a lower price.
 
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Thanks to BGG I have completed a few trades

Whistling Death
Achtung Spitfire
Air superiority
and Air Strike should be on their way soon

bye bye Europe Engulfed, Borodino, ASL
 
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dude163 wrote:


bye bye Europe Engulfed, Borodino, ASL


Bailing on ASL?
 
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Nope

I had extra gear so I made another gamer an offer he couldnt refuse
 
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Ah.
You had me worried there.
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there you go

getting Whistling Death , Zero! and Corsairs and Hellcats in trade

Im also getting Achtung spitfire! for Europe Engulfed, and Air superiority and Air Strike for Borodino and some other games
 
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Did the package arrive yet?
 
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dude163 wrote:
Did the package arrive yet?


No! And we wantses the ASL! Stop showing pictures of the precious! It's ours now! You keep your nasty plane games.


Stupid international mail...
 
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