I felt OK Sunday, so Junior and I made good on an invitation to the LGS to play some Wings of War. Christian enjoyed the game a lot at Gnomecon so he was excited about it. WoW is a cool game and I've enjoyed it every time I've played but it is just so damn expensive - $15 per plane is a big bite. Its the same with X-Wing and the new Star Trek miniatures game - the price per ship is high. That being said, I'm always up to play with someone else's toys.
Ian put together a scenario which we trimmed down a tad - each side would have two bombers and two fighters and needed to destroy enemy ground targets. There were five ground targets on each side, two of which were AAA bunkers, one with a 135 degree firing arc and an "A" damage gun and one with a 360 degree arc and a nasty "C" damage gun.
Ian and I took the Royal Flying Corps while Christian II and Mike took control of the Hun Air Force.
Here's the set-up and our basic plan
Our bombers were to skirt down the edge of the board, and be out of arc of the "A" battery when they got the their target zone. My fighter was going to get in the way of the German bombers and try to slow them down a bit and possibly do some harm. Ian was also going to harass German bombers.
Ian tempted fate one too many times with the "C" battery and was relieved of his bomber. I wasn't planning on making a second bomb run, but decided "why the heck not?" and spun my crate around for another go.
Another well-lined up run. The "C" battery is wiped out and my plane finishes off the rest of the targets. What a haul!
Before it was done, Ian's fighter finished off Mike's triplane. The AAA defending our ground targets was terrific and accounted for both German bombers (plus the little damage I caused to one of them!)
The final tally :
Allies - 3 aircraft and 5 ground targets
Central Powers - 2 aircraft and 1 ground target
Even though that was rather lop-sided, it was a fun scenario and showed us all how rusty were are with the rules. We're going to play again in a couple of weeks.
I'll get some painting pictures put up this week too!