FFG announce new Wings of War releases

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Jan 18th, 2010
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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

Hit and Run and Crossfire Blister Packs
Both of these Booster Packs have been designed to provide a cost effective way to fly large numbers of planes, engaging in even larger battles with ease. The planes in these latest Booster Pack expansions are brand new to the game, and are an easy solution to bring even more excitement to your Wings of War gaming experience. The Hit and Run booster pack will allow you to pilot two famous fighter planes: the SPAD VII and the Aviatik D.I.

These fast but powerful airplanes were piloted by some of the immortal aces of World War I, such as Francesco Baracca and Georges Guynemer. The Hit and Run Booster Pack is composed of 31 airplane cards and 2 decks of Maneuver cards (B and Q). The Crossfire booster pack brings 4 different airplanes to the fray: the famed two-seater scout Bristol F2B Fighter and the more traditional two-seaters Rumpler C.IV, SAML S.2, and Phönix C.I. These planes fought in the skies all over Europe during World War I, and played a vital role in determining the outcome of the War.

The Crossfire Booster Pack is composed of 18 airplane cards and 3 decks of Maneuver cards (K, R, and R). These Booster Packs are not a complete game. At least one copy of Famous Aces, Watch your Back!, Burning Drachens is required to play.

Wings of War: Hit and Run Blister Pack $12.95
Wings of War: Crossfire Blister Pack $12.95

Last Biplanes and Revolution in the Sky Blister Packs
Get ready to boost your Wings of War battles with the latest expansions set in the period of World War II! Both these Squadron Packs are designed to provide a cost effective way to fly large number of planes and play larger battles with ease. All of the planes in each Squadron Pack are brand new to the game, and are an easy solution to expand your play experience.

The Last Biplanes Squadron Pack allows you to field the Gloster Gladiator and the Fiat CR.42 Falco: the last, agile biplanes that fought from Finland to Africa, from the Battle of Britain to the Eastern Front. Among the included planes are the three famed Gladiators – Faith, Hope, and Charity, that defended Malta in its most dire days. The Last Biplanes Squadron Pack is composed of 27 airplane cards and 2 decks of Maneuver cards (J).

The Revolution in the Sky Squadron Pack provides you with 3 Maneuver Decks for the Polikarpov I-16: a fighter with a revolutionary design that fought not only in Word War II, but also in its rehearsals, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Revolution in the Sky Squadron Pack is composed of 17 airplane cards and 3 decks of Maneuver cards (K).

These Squadron Packs are not a complete game. A copy of at least one World War II Wings of War game set is required to play.

Wings of War: The Last Biplanes Blister Pack $12.95
Wings of War: Revolution in the Sky Blister Pack $12.95