Summer time Gaming with the kiddies

jedion357's picture
July 6, 2019 - 6:43am
Wings of War was a great WW1 arial combat game: diceless, rewarded smart tactical thinking, a lot of fun and the models looked great. Saddly the company went out of business and every knuckle head on ebay decided they had to recoop x3 the price for their games and model planes.

I had bought 2 German plane models, inculuding the Red Baron, and 2 allied planes for opposition back in the day and trotted it out for visitation with my daughters on a rainy day earlier this year. We had played a few games at the local game stor and they absolutely loved the game, such that I went looking for a copy of the game for them only to discover WoW was out of print. Luckily another company created Wings of Glory which is the same rule system and 100% compatible to the original.

We just had another game day: me, the girls and my fiance, and what a blast that was. Something about having command of a vehicle and taking it into combat draws people in. Back in the day when I was a teen I was adicted to Star Fleet Battles, Car Wars, Ogre, and Star Frontiers. My daughters LOVE Star Frontiers and Wings of War/Glory. Once at Historicon I sat in on a huge American Civil War iron clad navel game with six players to a side and half of them below the age of 16 and it was a blast with no one's attention wandering.

I'm going to put forward the premise that this type of wargaming is the most effective draw to bring youth into the Hobby.

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!