Those magnificent men in their flying machines: Wings of Glory - World War 1 Airplane Packs Game Review
Wings of Glory is the successor to the extremely successful line of Wings of War World War I and World War II cards and miniatures game which has been available since 2004. While the game started as a card game where each card represented one airplane, anti-aircraft gun or balloon, it has evolved in to a non-collectable, non-randomly packaged, air war game where players could purchase a starter set and then purchase “booster” packs with individual airplanes or even large models of observation balloon and bombers.
Matrix Games/Slitherine are once again keeping us busy this week with a couple of new announcements about their games – not new games this time but expansions of existing games. Follow the link for more details.
Considering the vast amount of wargame wealth that’s come our 2015 way, it seems a wee bit avaricious to long for more. But that’s exactly what I’m doing! I guess that’s a good thing though, because if we weren’t buying, they wouldn’t be developing. Sometimes, I swear I can hear my hard drive creaking under the duress of all those glorious bytes. But despite those vast PC riches, there are three-and-a-half upcoming games to which I’m anticipating with great glee.
Whilst rummaging around Kickstarter to see what new projects are looking for some crowdsourced funding this one caught my eye as one that our readers might like to know about. Continues the current trend of space games looking for funding – check it out.
The View From The Bunker – Order of Battle: Pacific ain’t your grandfather’s Panzer General! The missing bit …
The gremlins got in the works a bit last week and part of Jeff Ward’s latest piece was mislaid – and as it included his concluding thoughts it is rather relevant. However, they have now been recovered and the gremlins slapped back into their box. So without further ado here are the missing bits …
Following on from last week’s review of Order of Battle: Pacific we thought we’d bring you a historical piece that links in with it. In this instalment John Dudek take a look at The Battle of the Coral Sea which, with the hindsight we have, proved to be something of a turning point in the war in the Pacific in World War 2.
This week’s Matrix Games regular discount is the PC version of Frontline: Road to Moscow at half price – either direct from Matrix or through Steam.
Before you dismiss this statement as sacrilegious, please remember that I still have that life size poster of Gary Grigsby hanging on my bedroom wall. But with all due respect to one of our founding fathers, given the vast complexities of the particular conflict, like Goldilocks in that ursine abode, no one has managed to get that Second World War Pacific theatre just right. Until now! So at the risk of exposing my blatantly bald head, my hat’s off to The Artistocrats for finally doing that island hopping campaign justice. Though I still say they’re tied with Muzzy Lane for strangest wargame developer company name ever.
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