Wings of Glory

Not all of our games involve miniatures that we have meticulously painted ourselves, tome-like rulebooks and archaic hex-gridded maps. Recently Michael got the WWI aviation itch; what better way to scratch it than with Wings of Glory by Ares Games?

We played two bouts on our most recent Craft Day and had a wonderful time. Michael taught us the rules, which took the lesser part of five minutes, and then we were aloft and dueling it out over No Man's Land. Engines roared with the strain of battle while machine guns chattered and spit lead at their targets.

Michael altered his flight pegs with magnetic gimbal mounts from The Aerodrome and they added a lot to the spectacle. In addition, the beautiful playmats made it easier for us to move our biplanes about: they allowed our fingers to get under the stands and also kind of gripped the stands when they were in place. I highly recommend them... they are not just for looks!

The rules were very simple to learn, but there is a lot of strategy to the game. Michael's grandson picked it up and he is under 10 years old. This seems like a perfect game for both kids and adults. With everything being pre-painted, you are ready to go right from the box.

In both of our matches Michael proved to be the superior pilot over me and Will. His Spads handled our Albatros Ds and Fokker with ease. I think that Michael has found his calling. As for me and Will... it's back to ground school.

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  1. Beautiful pictures, really impressive...and great looking planes!

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    1. Phil - Thanks for the praise! I used my iPhone for them. I've found that if I hold it *really* still it can take some good images. It's not as good as my regular camera, but it gets the job done.

      Yes, the Ares models are really nice. It's hard to believe that they are prepainted sometimes. I like that they are sturdy and hold up under rough play.

      - Jeff

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  2. I picked up a starter box mainly because of the simple rules and the excellent pre-painted models. Best, Dean

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    1. Dean - Their Duel Pack is a really good deal. Two planes, counters, measuring sticks, card and a solid ruleset for less than $25 ?!?

      Compare that to Games Workshop products. Ares has hit a home run with this one.

      How have you found the game? Do you like it?

      - Jeff

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  3. Jeff

    You make our Craft Day games look really good Thanks! Lots of new aircraft for Saturday.

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    1. Michael - Looking forward to it! - Jeff

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