Sunday, 4 November 2012

WW2 6mm Aerial Dogfight Game "ME-109's vs Spitfire's"

Following the early Napoleonic game we had on Wednesday there was time for a couple of games of WW2 aerial combat between a couple of ME-109's and a couple of Spitfire's, the rules used were a version of "Dogfight over Flanders", a 6"x4" hex mat was used and the shenanigans began......


Everybody started with a card like this detailing their plane and ever changing abilities and stats...the German ME109's had a better climb but the Spitfires turned better.

My spitfire.....

6mm scale I believe with a English 5p piece for scale

Lunch...peppers (repeat on me like a fecker) and the good spam (sandwiches).

The bases had a dial to show height in 1000's of feet (no metric system at this stage).

The playing mat with Richard and John playing the Krauts......

A dice roll off showing who got to go first every turn.......

The first games were a lot like this for the plucky brits........

Postie did try to shoot them down but couldn't hit the side of a barn door (D11+ on a D20 depending on range of hexes).

Postie heading back to base.......

The second and third games were more cagey affairs with determined attempts to get into a scoring position....

I finally bag one of the gits.....

I ended up with a good card at the end and the only kill of the game.....

Really fun couple of games, the rules did take a while to get used to and it did feel like aerial chess trying to get into positon with split S, inverted S, loops, diving etc.....you rolled a D20 to hit, then a D6 for location and a D10 for damage (lower the better), you had to be at the same height to fire and only 4 models and a hex sheet to play.

The rules could be used for WW1, Modern and possibly sci-fi!


40 comments:

  1. Good stuff! Looking forward to a science fiction game.
    And did you ask for spam, spam, spam, peppers, and spam?

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  2. Looks like a very interesting game. I stumbled upon X-Wing while shopping yesterday and am feeling the pull of dogfighting.

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  3. Quality. Sounds like a fun wee game. I was rooting for the Me109s though, the coolest plane of WW2.

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  4. That looked like a lot of fun. Congrats on getting the only kill of the game.

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  5. We play watch your 6 occasionally and I am usually ok on manoeuvring but ave Postie's problem of actually shooting things down.

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  6. Interesting stuff and I think I have those rules buried someplace.
    Lot of space though for so few models

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  7. We used to have such great games with these, once again shame I couldn't make it, fingers crossed for next time!!!

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  8. So Postie played, that's a nice thing to see. Peppers are worth the repeat, always.

    Congratulations on your kill Fran!

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  9. Nice looking planes, not played WWII planes (or WWI for that matte) in 30+ years, shite I feel old now!

    Ian

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  10. lol where do you even find these things... looks fun. i would try it. really hoping those are not peanut butter sammichs'

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  11. It does look like a fun game. We were playing 'Check Your 6' here for a while but it's kind of died out. Congrats on your kill.

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  12. Great read Fran, and you bagged a Hun to boot nice work Old Chap

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  13. Sounds and looks great. The other good thing is you'd only need a few figures for a game to.

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  14. Those rules do sound a little convoluted. I would find it better to fire on someone from above if you could because you have a bigger target.

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  15. mmmm sammiches...... did you say anything else in the post?

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  16. Never knew they were played like that, tons of rules too, and you are just a killer huh? haha

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  17. nice stuff. I think I'll get some Me-109s soon.

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  18. Very nice, a very interesting game, I see.

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  19. Looks like good fun. Was the smoke attached with magnets?

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  20. Hi Fran!
    Great, very interesting...fireymonkeyboy robbed me my question : what is this wonderful smoke? Really impressive!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  21. Great game there Fran and lovely painted airplanes.

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  22. I could have played this since it wasn't metric! LOL

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  23. Hail the victorious Supreme General!! He flies with a cool spirit, nerves of iron, and talented veteran-dice-rolling-fingers!!! Hail Franonia!

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  24. very interesting, i never knew you could play aerial games.

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  25. Hey that looks fun.. I could try and.. play.. and be bad.. and yeah.

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  26. Amazing. I do fish lures but this looks like a fun project... making tiny airplanes!! Maybe a few UFO's thrown in? Thanks Fran.

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  27. That does look like fun! The last air combat I played in miniature, we kept flying past each other and never could hit. At least you didn't have that problem!

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  28. looks like a fun game, fran!

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  29. Cool game Fran. Looks like lots of fun.

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  30. Looks like a lot of fun, and I like the fact that for what looks like a 2D game you also factored in height with the dial, making it 3D, nice one.

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  31. Looks like a blast. With that said... is there REALLY a good type of spam? Meat or email, I have yet to see it.

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  32. Looks like a great game, and well done aircraft.

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  33. Fun looking game with great models. Spam sandwiches - I am even more impressed. Coming from Hawaii, spam and rice is a delicacy. Best, Dean

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  34. Aerial games are a lot of fun... as you say though, it can be hard to get any sort of result. We used to play a WW1 game Richtofen's War, which was a lot of fun.

    I've got 'Bag the Hun' from the Lardies, which I hope to try out at some point.

    So you 'bagged one' Ginger, Top Hole!

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  35. Aerial game = fun fun fun

    I can imagine the Monty Python banter too.

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  36. It does look like 'aerial chess', as you suggested. It also looks like it would be fun. A thinking man's game.

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  37. Nice pictures and report! Looks like you had fun!

    I don't like the peppers! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  38. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to
    be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
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