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!|