FFG announce new Wings of War releases

Fantasy Flight Games have posted details of several new releases for the Wings of War game.

From their announcement:

Balloon Busters
Turn your eyes skyward during World War I, and you’ll discover that planes weren’t alone in the skies. Drachens, the enormous floating leviathans of the air, were used as observation platforms and even for barrages. In response, the Le Prieur rockets introduced in April 1916 were designed to bring them down. The balloons were so difficult to destroy, even using Le Prieur rockets, that it required the pilot to head directly into the target while they fired. The electric switch had to be triggered very close to the Drachen, and if they happened to ignite the gases holding the balloon aloft, the plane could be caught in the blast. These ace pilots came to be known as “Balloon Busters.”

Each Balloon Buster expansion set adds one spectacular Drachen model, and an additional plane model for use with Wings of War. The Balloon Buster expansion sets are not a complete game. A copy of at least Famous Aces, Watch your Back!, Burning Drachens, or WWI Deluxe is required to play.

Wings of War WWI: Balloon Buster (De Guibert) $59.95
Wings of War WWI: Balloon Buster (Johnson/Prince) $59.95

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Litko releases Naval Winter accessories

Litko Aerosystems have added new naval combat accessories to Jim’s Product Lab.

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From their announcement:

Just added to Jim’s Lab; Fantastic new sets of tokens and markers for your winter and Northern Atlantic naval campaigns. Iceberg markers, and Ice Flow tokens allow to you add the dangerous ice conditions to your naval miniatures games. Each are designed to add to the visual appeal of your games, and really give the layouts a winter feel. Also added are the Oil Slick tokens. These are perfect for showing those damaged ships, or for ships that want to light the oil slick on fire for some smoke coverage. And finally released this week, are the Mini Objective Markers, small versions of our popular Objective Markers recently released as a full product.

Available now:

  • Oil Slick Token Set, set of 10 tokens, $6.99
  • Ice Flow Token Set, set of 9 tokens, $4.99
  • Iceberg Marker Set, set of 6 multi-part markers, $6.99
  • Mini Objective Marker Set, set of 3 multi-part markers, $5.99

Jim’s Lab is the test section of Litko. Here we release new and experimental products you can buy. These items are only available for a limited time, so if you see something you like, buy it. Items are typically removed after 30 days for evaluation. If there is a product you think would be ideal for us to make, feel free to send me an email at: jim@litkoaero.com and I’ll be happy to add it to my To-Do list.

New Highlanders packs from Musketeer

Musketeer Miniatures have posted photos of two upcoming packs of WWI British Highlander miniatures; Command and HMG packs. These have been sculpted, as usual, by Paul Hicks and should be available in January 2010.

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