Hiyas everyone. I was shocked to see that I haven't posted since June 2. With all the things breaking down and the Summer season in full swing at the farm I have been completely knackered. That is not to say that I have not been gaming however! I always manage to make some time for gaming at least a couple of times a week. Jil (Herrodadog) and I started a Wings of War campaign a few days back which makes the game quite interesting and I thought I'd post what we are trying. Jil is playing a German campaign with me being the NPC allies.
The idea is that you start the campaign with a set amount of machines and a certain amount of sectors that your squadron or Jasta is responsible for. The missions are handed down from HQ and are random. Here is a shot from Jil's very first patrol mission.
Pilots are easy to come by, but they always start as green replacements. The machines are a different story however! Jil assigned three Albatross fighters to this patrol and they bumped into a lone RE8! The recon plane made it to the observation point quite easily and immediately started to run for home.
You get replacement machines based on your success or (lack of) in the missions you perform. Here Jil is finding out that two seat planes can dish out some damage.
We really like this game. Wings of War is a nice game when you want to relax and not think too hard, or if you are too lazy to set up something elaborate. Just throw down a mat and break out some minis. The campaign is proving to be quite entertaining and really adds to the overall game. I'll post Jil's second mission soon, it was quite a mission.