Wednesday, October 24, 2012

1/400 WW2 aerial action

I dropped by Bruce's last night to try out a WW2 adaptation of C21 AirWar usings ome old 1/432-scale planes Bruce dug out of storage from our days of playing Squadrons. I had a bit of a misfire right off the bat, with one plane failing a test and ending up blocking his wingman while Bruce moves his 109s info the kill.

Fortunately, Bruce can't roll worth beans and I got out fairly unscathed. But then this happened:

We quickly were down to one plane each and I finally figured out how to take advantage of my better pilot and hang back and wait for him to end up in my sites. We then tried two spitfires versus four stukas and I got my ass handed to me. Good times! All told, a nice set of rules where pilot skill factors in initiative, maneuver and combat.

Up next: A sore back has kept me from painting table but I have a bunch of wing hussars that need to be flocked and a bunch of 28mm goblins underway. Maybe tonight I will hit the painting table.


fireymonkeyboy said...

Nice. Those connectors between the posts and planes are nifty.

Bob Barnetson said...

An alligator clip and a ball-ended sewing pin make a nice cheap u-joint.