|   WINGS OVER FRANCE
||   by Lambourne Games
||    ( Board Game )
A revised edition of the solo WWI air campaign board game, the subject
of an excellent review in the wargame magazine
Fire and Movement.
With the original print run of boxes and boards exhausted this popular
wargame is now available as a non-boxed version of the game, thanks to
Lutz Pietschker, who has redesigned all the charts so that they now appear
on a folding A3 (16.5 x 11.5 inch) display.
He has also produced a full colour map - a big improvement on
the original - to give the whole game a new look. That's good news in
itself but better still is that we can now offer the game at a lower price
Also now included are three stand-alone scenarios:
- a two-jasta strafing raid on the home field at Amiens
- the 'return match' as two flights of 23rd Squadron accompany six
two-seaters on a bombing raid on railway marshalling yards behind the
enemy lines - and find the Death Head Jasta waiting for them en route!
- a very special mission - to drop a spy behind enemy lines
Wings Over France is intended to be played over a 3-4 week period
in early 1917 but is capable of being played as a single scenario
game or to provide a basis for mass plane-to-plane combat (dogfights)
of 20-plus aircraft per side.
In the Campaign Game you control one or more flights of a Royal
Flying Corps squadron stationed in the Arras, France sector close
to the front line, with the Allies committed to sweeping the skies
clear of Huns in support of the Arras ground offensive.
A bit of a problem this, since at the time the Huns had better
aircraft and more experienced pilots.
Each flight has to undertake a number of missions each day and
you have to husband your dwindling meagre resources with one eye
on the weather, another on the Current Victory Points situation,
and a third (!) on the young rookie pilot who has just turned up
to replace your best mate shot down two days ago, and who has
just 15 hours solo flying to his credit.
And the Red Baron is rumoured to be operating in this sector of
the front too!
The game is fun to play and needs a very measured approach
to survive - let alone win. A little bit of luck helps too!
Command a flight of 23 Squadron - or the entire squadron.
Engage in many different missions.
Dogfights easily and quickly handled by unique air-to-air Combat
Named personnel rated for flying and shooting skills and Bravery.
Replacement pilots and aircraft.
Hun activity controlled entirely by simple but realistic solo rules.
Fight the dreaded Death Head Jasta led by Manfred von Richthofen.
Playing time 5 to 25 minutes per mission.
At least 3 missions each day per Flight.
21 days play in the Campaign Game.
Three stand-alone scenarios.
Check out the impressive
review of the
boxed game on the Web-Grognards wargaming site.
Lutz Pietschker's review on his own games website.
WINGS OVER FRANCE
-   £28.55 GBP
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