27/09/2022 at 21:30 #178498
Airfix Battles, an introductory wargame! its fantastic!! I put a board together with four boxes to get lots of mapboards, added some terrain around the edges, but left the centre flat for the counters to move in the squares,I have a train set going round thr edge for when I am not playing it, I am going to have a travel by rail rule. the rules are easy and REALY good. The game is cheap, you get two flipmaps and about 150 chits with vehicles and infantry, you get some nice force cards and an action deck, it even has a solo mode.27/09/2022 at 23:16 #178499OotKustParticipant
Sorry you’ll have to explain more.
Is this something new, or from last Century?
dave28/09/2022 at 00:02 #178500
I only saw Airfix battles this week, I believe its new yes. I bought 4 and layed out a big board , and had a train set going round the edge. if you have not seen it have a look on youtube.28/09/2022 at 00:41 #178501Guy FarrishParticipant
There was a fair amount of initial excitement/nostalgia at on stage among more mature gamers but I don’t think it proved the gateway drug for youngsters many hoped it would.
It did get a mention here four years ago: Airfix Battles Solo
Glad to hear someone is enjoying it. I believe there are expansion cards available.28/09/2022 at 00:43 #178502
i will look for those cards thanks28/09/2022 at 03:31 #178503
as a bonus, all the units can be used for Bolt Action too29/09/2022 at 08:22 #178547MartinRParticipant
I bought it when it first came out some years ago, along with a least one of the expansion decks. It is now up in the attic.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke29/09/2022 at 08:41 #178548
I love it! I like the cards because playing solo I need some simple goals, and the force decks I can add my own cards to them. You can mod the movement so you can measure instead of squares. the infantry counters have some differences like bazookas so you can use them in bolt action, the vehicles and tanks and halftracks are great for tank games, with the number attached to the card you can customise with diff guns etc… I think its brill. I dont think one box is enough, and its cheap so I used four to cover my table which also game me lots of units.01/10/2022 at 06:14 #178624
I decided to use a normal board to play with 6inches as a move factor. I am attacking a german held town, My units are laning on the beach and a tank from the north02/10/2022 at 00:25 #178635Tony SParticipant
I love your enthusiasm – nice to see. Sometimes everything comes together quite well.
Just a quick question though – I vaguely remember hearing about it a few years ago, I think, but I admit I assumed it contained, well, lots of classic Airfix 20mm figures and models. Do they give you cardboard to get you playing, or do you get some plastics?02/10/2022 at 00:50 #178636
You get 150 thick cardboard models, and two paper maps, but the card models are painted so you can use in any game like bolt action. you can easily replace for plastic kits, but i like the colored card.02/10/2022 at 01:15 #178637Tony SParticipant
Can’t argue with you – they do look very good! And, as you say, very economical and easy to store.
Nice!02/10/2022 at 21:25 #17864103/10/2022 at 03:07 #178642
I am going to use tide of iron vehicles and axis and allies infantry, im going to try it in 6mm. the game is great!06/10/2022 at 23:10 #178788DaveH303Participant
I remember playing this a few times with my brother when it came out, the counters use some artwork from Airfix boxes which is good and it gave a nice quick playable game.
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