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    Daniele V
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    Hello, what WW2 air rules would you suggest that satisfy these criteria?

    • Simple, fast play
    • Solo friendly (a must!)
    • Hex board or free
    • Small playing area
    • 1/300 scale
    • 1-4 models each side

    Thank you!

     

    #116235
    Jim Jackaman
    Jim Jackaman
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    Bag the Hun would work, especially as it’s card driven so ideal for solo play.

    #116239
    deephorse
    deephorse
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    With human opponents I like Canvas Eagles, but I’ve discovered a solo version adapted by a guy in Australia

    24 May 2018: Canvas Eagle

    and the original rules plus game aids

    http://www.maxeagles.com/eagles_downloads.html

     

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    #116240

    Mr. Average
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    Table Air Combat is a nice set, although you have to get it in some modules – very economical though.

    https://www.wargamevault.com/m/product/194293

    #116338
    deephorse
    deephorse
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    Stupid me.  Somehow I read WW2 as WW1.  Should have gone to Specsavers (but you do, you idiot).  Sorry about that.

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    #116347
    Steve Burt
    Steve Burt
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    Bag the Hun is great

    If you want something simpler, Blood Red Skies is also very good, and can be easily adapted to a hex grid.

     

    #116361
    Krieghund
    Krieghund
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    Developing The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery has a simple set of WW2 air warfare rules, hexed and scale agnostic IIRC, might be worth a look.

    #116375

    Highly recommend Blood Red Skies, it does a great job of capturing the feel of a dogfight without a lot of mechanical complexity.  The rules pdf should be free online, and while Warlord’s miniatures (~1/200) are nice and have a clever tracking system built into their stands, you could play with your own miniatures and a simple token to track advantage pretty easily.

    #116377
    Jim Jackaman
    Jim Jackaman
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    Raiden  miniatures had a free set of rules called Thunderbolts and Lightnings that would tick all of your boxes. It’seems still be available via Free Wargames Rules or the Raiden site. Nice and straightforward.

    http://www.raidenminiatures.co.uk/10.html

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