Thursday, November 12, 2015

The League Takes to the Skies!

This blog is about more than Warmaster! I felt I needed to get that out there now that I've been feeling better. LoL. Warmaster counters have been dominating the posts because they've been easy to work on in my spare time, and I have fun making them.

I have always liked WWII aviation, owning most of the WWII Wings of War/Glory planes. So my big new game news should come as no surprise: Black Cross/Blue Sky, the miniatures/board game hybrid about the Battle of Britain. My son and I played BC/BS in the summer of 2014 at Rapiercon in Jacksonville, FL and had a blast using 1/300 miniatures. The game's price tag seemed a bit high ($105 after shipping), but in hindsight the game is worth every penny, especially considering most wargames are selling discounted at $50. (I also sold off some old unpainted miniatures to subsidize the purchase.) I put in the order a few weeks ago with the publisher, Blue Sky Game Works, and got the package within a few days. Very pleased! I've punched all the planes and made the flight stands. My goal is to convert the game over to 1/285 or 1/300 planes. (I might also use them for Check Your 6, which I also picked up.) I thought about the amazing 1/600 Pico Armor planes, but they are just a bit too small for me right now. Using the provided counters, I should get in a game over the next few weeks.

A few Black Cross Photos from Rapiercon 2014

My son (right) ponders his next move.

Jerry's great looking paint jobs!

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  1. Nice score, CP. Keep us posted on the battles fought!

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  2. Will do. I'm hoping to get some of the guys are our new church interested in playing. Also doing some Wings of War. What guys don't like WWI and WWII planes! :-)

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  3. Very nice.
    For the last 3 years my Club has run a WW1 Wings of War/Glory participation game at a Scottish National Museum of Flight event for the general public. Everyone loves the planes and the rules are easy to pick up by someone who has never played a Wargame before. We often get whole families playing each other and having a great time.

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    1. Glad to hear it was such a success, John! I'm hoping I can get the WWI models and rules on sale in a couple of weeks. I missed out on the WWI game, but have a nice WWII set.

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