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.