Upcoming Wings of War releases

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Upcoming Wings of War releases

Post by craigjwoodfield » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:12 pm

From the press release:

Wings of War, the game series which merges card, miniature and board game mechanics to recreate aerial combat from the XX century in a simple but accurate way, continues to grow in 2009.

NG International, the game publisher, is working in several new products that will be released this year and covers both the first and second World War series, as well the Miniatures lines.

The first new release will be the Wings of War Game Mat, scheduled as an April release, a gaming surface for the duels in extra-thick foam, printed in four colors. There will be two variants (East and West section). The mat will have a size of 68 x 98 cm (27” x 39”) which can be joined together to create the ultimate Wings of War landscape.

The line dedicated to the WW1 period – which includes at the moment three complete game sets (Famous Aces, Watch your Back! and Burning Drachens) and four expansions (Top Fighters, Recon Patrol, Dogfight and Immelmann) – will grow in 2009 with a new set, Flight of the Giants, which will introduce early bombers and will require any other box for playing, and other two expansions. The booster pack Hit and Run will add airplanes like the SPAD VII and the Aviatik D.I, while Crossfire will bring to the game new aircrafts like the Bristol Fighter and the Rumpler C. IV-VII, with their respective maneuver decks. The new set is expected to release in August and the booster packs to December.

The Wings of War WW2 series, that now includes the game set The Dawn of World War II and the “Squadron Pack” expansions Flying Legend and Eagles of the Reich, will grow with a new game set, Fire from Sky, and two expansions, The Last Biplanes and Revolution in the Skies. The set Fire from Sky, scheduled for a May release, will introduce new planes and dive bombers such as the Junker Ju-87 Stuka, Dauntless e Aichi. The upcoming expansions, expected to be released in August, will present additional planes like Gloster Gladiator and Fiat CR 42 Falco, in The Last Biplanes Squadron Pack, and Polikarpov I 16, in the Revolution in the Skies Squadron Pack.

The game series is also supported by a miniature line called Wings of War Miniatures, with pre-painted plastic models in 1/144 scale that depict unique, historical warplanes. These product line includes the Deluxe Set (a box with 4 airplanes and all the accessories and rules needed to start to play) and three series of miniatures available as Airplane Packs each featuring one model, with its special playing base and a complete maneuver deck. At the moment, all products in this line were dedicated to the WW1 period and became an instant success that drew even more players to the game.

In 2009, the line will expand to cover World War Two, starting in May, when Nexus Games will release the first series of WW2 models, including the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I/II, Me Bf 109e, Grumman F4 and Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen “Zero”, each in 3 different painting schemes.

The Wings of War WW2 Miniatures Deluxe Set is scheduled for a July release, and the second series of airplane packs will be released in October, and will present the Hawker Hurricane, Dewoitine D.520, Junkers Ju.87 “Stuka” and Aichi D3A1 Val, each in 3 different painting schemes.

New miniatures dedicated to the WW1 period are also planned in the coming months. In September, the Balloon Busters Expansion Pack will arrive, a boxed set with one balloon model (Drachen Caquot/AE800) and one plane (Nieuport 16. The set will be available in 2 different versions The end of the year will see the release of Series 4, including the models Se5a, Pfalz D.III, Breguet XIV - Rumpler C.IV, in three different painting schemes.

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