Whether you like your WWII miniatures games up in the air, down on the waves, or a little weird, there's something for you this week from Warlord Games. They've got a whole bunch of new squadrons for Blood Red Skies. Theres's a new ship for German fleets in Cruel Seas. Finally, there's a pair of Konflikt '47 kits you can pick up now. Let's take a look at each.
Blood Red Skies is constantly evolving with new aircraft, cards, rules and scenarios. This pack gives you a good selection of recently released German cards and profiles.
This pack contains:
- 6 aircraft cards: [Bf 109F ‘Franz’ single-engine fighter, Bf 109K ‘Karl’ single-engine fighter, Ju88C Twin-engine heavy fighter, Ju87B ‘Stuka’ single-engine dive bomber, He111H Twin-engine medium bomber and the He177A ‘Greif’ four-engine heavy bomber]
- 22 Trait cards
- 3 Theatre cards
- 3 Doctrine cards
- 2 New Equipment cards
- 1 special card describing how to use the new equipment cards
ZG 1 flew operations in the invasion of Denmark and Norway, then France 1940. Reformed in 1942 from Geschwaderstab of Schnellkampfgeschwader 210, The Bf 110 of ZG1 moved to the Eastern Front where they were to achieve a huge number of ground kills whilst carrying out strike missions and providing tactical support to the advancing German Army.
JG 26 first flew operations in the new FW190 during the Allied raid on Dieppe 1942, claiming 21kills against 3 to 1 odds. 1943 saw the Gruppe move from special pin-prick raids, operating as specialist fighter-bombers (Jabbo). One such raid was over Canterbury at the end of October 1942, with over 60 FW190 taking part.
The Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (hornet) was a heavy fighter and Schnellbomber (fast bomber). It was a tricky target for the RAF as it proved to be hard to hit during night-time operations. It was also used as a bomber-destroyer during daylight operations.
The Fw 190 Dora was a single-seat, single-engined fighter aircraft. Alongside the Messerschmitt Bf 109, it became the backbone of the Luftwaffe. It fulfilled a variety of roles including; day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to an extent, night fighter.
Personalise your aircraft with these new, German Luftwaffe decal sheets in squadron specific markings for Blood Red Skies…
Originally a converted tank landing craft that was being developed for the Kriegsmarine, The Marinefährprahm F-lighter was up armoured and equipped with the extremely accurate 88mm guns and multiple flak guns. As a result, although slow, the F-lighters were capable of dishing out heavy punishment.
They plied their trade of escort duty in all theatres of the naval war, they were small silhouette targets that proved very tricky to sink. Not only that, but their shallow draft made them invulnerable to torpedo attack. The ideal vessel to accompany your vulnerable landing ships or protect your prized ships!
SS Hauptman Gross is a rising star in the SS Shocktrooper brigades, and as such has been able to assemble his own command group of specialists to enhance his company command and maximise his unit’s impact on the battlefield. Hauptmann Gross has been the subject of a number of experimental Rift-tech enhancements that remain shrouded in secrecy, but it is clear there is something more than human about him.
The versatile and highly effective Panther tank has been upgraded with a modernised and field tested Schwerefeld Projector to create a well-armed and armoured medium tank.