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#1 Aleckxander

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:13 PM

i mean.. you keep (re)play all the scenarios you find in the last pages of the booklets? or you start some kind of campaigns with house rules? or you look for special scenarios on the net?

i'm asking that cause me and my friends woul like to play a sort of camaign, using the custom acec rules.. do you have some idea? or there's something official around? how you do it?



#2 HMS Hajj

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 04:21 AM

We tend to fly either simple dogfights or recon missions. I am just put the finishing touches on a 27 page campaign/league system that I wrote up. It uses the excepted Ace rules, and some of the other excepted optional rules. I've written up 16 scenarios for the campaign. These are a mix of dogfights, recons, bombing, train busting, and spy rescue. As such, they play out the same as other scenarios like them. The big difference in mine is that there is a predetermined setup for the planes. I've even created some custom train cards for the one mission. I still have to make the aerodrome cards though.

You can find one of the missions I posted here.  Below is a sneak peak of the campaign's mission tree.

Kinght's of the Air mission tree



#3 Aleckxander

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:13 AM

sounds cool.. hope you'll share with us :D



#4 HMS Hajj

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:16 AM

When every thing is finished, I'll share it for sure.



#5 Jashobeam

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 06:46 PM

We just get planes (miniatures) that come from the same series, and split them so the Central Powers and Allies have the same number of planes, and fight until one side is completely downed.  If there is only 3 players, we play one-on-one-on-one.



#6 Pour Le Merite

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:21 PM

We use a lot of different scenarios, some based on actual reports from the war.

Some historical ones are really cool, I have a book called "under the guns of the Red Baron" that are very helpful to re-create Richtoffens battles and give the genaral idea how the battles were fought.

And of course we sometimes improvise, like when you are 5 players, then a mission were the side that only have 2 will win if they shoot down a 2 seater while the 2 escorting planes will try to stop them. If the 2 seater goes downthe opposing side wins even if they lose both planes.

Just don't play the same thing every time, it gets boring.

We also play Canvas eagles and there each side rolls a dice in secret on a table for the missions, I think Wow should give out a box with only missions (and possible campaign rules.

 

I prefer playing one or 2 games a month from feb 1916 to the armistice and giving the sides new planes when they come out, preferably they will have to keep using old ones if they loose more than a certain number of planes each month.

Say that you are eight players, 4 brits and 4 germans. In August 1916 the brits gets the Nieuport 17, say 2 first and then 2 every month. The most experienced pilots gets to choose which plane he flies first, leaving the 2 older planes to the 20 minuters that lost their pilots last month. If one of the planes gets shot down the brits will have 3 next month and someone will have to fly a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter or DH2 still.

This will make every game count (of course we keep scores to, we need to know who is winning the war long term) and it will stop people from getting suicidal because it costs to loose a new cool plane.

This together with rules for experience to pilots and randomly drawn scenarios makes for a long and fun campaign. And some scenarios shouldn't demand a single plane to go down even if it is likely that it will happen.

Good luck anyways






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