air wars

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air wars

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:40 pm

Anybody doing Air Wars , if so , what scale ...what rules.. cheers John

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Re: air wars

Post by MrCreak » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:06 am

Apart from using 1/72 aircraft on-table for "normal" games I've switched entirely to 1/600 (Tumbling Dice so far but looking at Odzial Izmy (sp?) too).
That scale allows a better ground scale and more "realistic" looking ranges. Also sort-of fit with the naval stuff we use (1/600, 1/700, 1/720).
Rules used are my own - from the campaign set I wrote, but I'm looking at writing a newer set.

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Re: air wars

Post by ianrs54 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 am

The Ozdil stuff is nice, but seems to be made of recast armour plate, the pewter is very hard...
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG

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Re: air wars

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am

MrCreak wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:06 am
Apart from using 1/72 aircraft on-table for "normal" games I've switched entirely to 1/600 (Tumbling Dice so far but looking at Odzial Izmy (sp?) too).
That scale allows a better ground scale and more "realistic" looking ranges. Also sort-of fit with the naval stuff we use (1/600, 1/700, 1/720).
Rules used are my own - from the campaign set I wrote, but I'm looking at writing a newer set.
What level of naval games are you doing at those scales

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Re: air wars

Post by cartfc » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 pm

1/200 scale using Warlords Blood Red Skies. Quite like the rules. A lot of subtlety to them.

Cheers Fred.

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Re: air wars

Post by MrCreak » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:09 pm

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am
What level of naval games are you doing at those scales
Fairly small/ limited... at least the battles/ actions are, but with two or more tables pushed together to give room to manoeuvre.
They (like the campaign and rules) are based around fictional countries with limited budgets.
This hasn't stopped players forking out for battleships and/ or carriers[1] but generally they tend to be destroyers and/ or FACs (either missile or torpedo armed) covering incoming merchant ships (those merchant ships - providing they arrive safely of course - adding to the weekly income).
We've had a few games with swarms of torpedo bombers, and suitable fighter cover, going after a couple of carriers with destroyer escort: quite fun.
The scale was deliberately chosen because the campaign was essentially for players who get to the local model (not gaming) shop and also to allow kit-bashing[2].

1 Which can be counter-productive: repairs to a badly damaged capital ship can take up the entire military budget for several weeks (the campaign was played once or twice a week with income added weekly - based, essentially, on kit prices).
2 Currently working on updating a resin 1/700 Mogador destroyer as if it had survived into the 70s and relegated to service with a third-world nation.

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Re: air wars

Post by Gary » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:17 pm

I have lots of 1/300 aircraft, WW2 and Cold War/AIW/Africa, H&R mostly some others like Raiden too.
Sino Japanese air war with some surface ship action too, old Matchbox destroyers and some coastal craft to shoot up with Tumbling Dice minis........played with Wessex Games Airwar rules mostly, and now the kids are more interactive/interested now I have opponents- although it can be more fun umpiring and watching them pitch into each other!
I did have another air combat set with a buff cover but can't recall or find them......
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Re: air wars

Post by Phil_Gray_260 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 pm

A and A games rulesets, like Scramble or Stringbagss (I thnk Fox Two as well) were in buff covers. Available now via wargames vault iirc.

Liked Scramble, masses of aircraft data sets and the means to make your own...

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Re: air wars

Post by ianrs54 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:26 am

You can still get hard copies via Tumbling Dice...
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG

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Re: air wars

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:56 am

Gary wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:17 pm
I have lots of 1/300 aircraft, WW2 and Cold War/AIW/Africa, H&R mostly some others like Raiden too.
Sino Japanese air war with some surface ship action too, old Matchbox destroyers and some coastal craft to shoot up with Tumbling Dice minis........played with Wessex Games Airwar rules mostly, and now the kids are more interactive/interested now I have opponents- although it can be more fun umpiring and watching them pitch into each other!
I did have another air combat set with a buff cover but can't recall or find them......
Hey Gary. Long time no hear no see...hope all is well with you and yours...get posting amigo....what tasty stuff have you uncovered...I know your always on the lookout...cheers. John

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