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In other news... 
19th-Apr-2008 03:15 pm
Open Road!
Went for a slightly wet (well, moist air) ride this morning and bought some thicker jerseys for winter riding. Also stopped in at the local games shop after lunch to buy many Wings of War bits, including some WWI miniatures and the WWII version.

The WWII version is very different, the two are entirely incompatible as they've effectively rescaled the entire game to the new speed(s). Speaking of which some of the maneuver cards now have two end points, depending on whether you're at high speed or low speed. I haven't played it yet but this may act as a deterrent to the Immelman as you have to be at high speed before and end at low speed after...

Whilst I was building my impressive stack of bits to buy I commented to a friend that "I've got a credit card and I'm not afraid to use it." The shop assistant behind me who was rearranging the shelves of Mind Games at the time then piped up with "Is that a pick up line? It is for people in retail!" :)
Comments 
20th-Apr-2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Now those are very cool.

I have to admit I was half expecting an image of a game combining the WWI & WWII sets at which point I was going to have to ask how they did it.

The only way I could think to do it would be to give the WWII planes two turns (effectively two maneuver cards) between each maneuver card of the WWI planes, and double the ranges of the WWII planes.

ie twice as fast and shoot twice as far.
20th-Apr-2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
not sure 1917 era planes vs 1940 era would be much fun

this guy is doing interesting things with the rules however
http://files.boardgamegeek.com/geekfile_view.php?fileid=25389
20th-Apr-2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Thinking further on it the suggestion I made would really only work for some of the later biplanes (the mid to late 1920s marques) that did fly against WWII planes, and only in limited circumstances.

I'm thinking of the biplanes that defended Malta, partly because the German planes were at the limits of their endurance (btw the WWII version has fuel limits as an optional rule).
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