The offical press release about Wings of War from one of the creators:
Ares Games reaches an agreement with Andrea Angiolino e Pier Giorgio Paglia to
publish the game "Wings of Glory"
The best selling game of WWI and WWII aerial combat comes back with a
Camaiore, Italy – September 1, 2011 - Ares Games, a Tuscany-based games
publisher recently established, announces an agreement with Andrea Angiolino and
Pier Giorgio Paglia, the authors of the best selling game that recreates aerial
combat during the WWI and WWII, formerly published with the name "Wings of War".
Ares Games will publish the game under a new brand, "Wings of Glory". Wings of
Glory will be published with a new rulebook, while maintaining compatibility
with the previous Wings of War products already in the market.
"We are happy to be partnering with Andrea and Pier Giorgio to bring this
wonderful game system to market." said Christoph Cianci, CEO of Ares Games,
"Thousands of fans worldwide will be pleased to know that their planes and
maneuver cards from Wings of War will be compatible with the new Wings of
Initially, Ares Games will focus on developing new miniatures for the game, but
also plans to release new starter sets.
"This game has a very strong and loyal fan base around the world, which gave and
will surely continue to give a great help to the success of our game with their
support and creativity. They have high expectations of it, in spite of several
attempts to imitate it with other settings and chrome," stated Andrea Angiolino,
co-creator of the game. "We chose to partner with Ares Games because we believe
they understand our game, and that they will take care of the wishes of its
fans, as well as be respectful of its creators."
The first Wings of Glory products to be released will be four airplanes for the
WWII game series: the American P40, the Russian Yak-1, the Japanese Ki-61 and
the Italian Re-2001 Falco. Ares Games will publish a Starter Set with these four
models, containing the introductory rules and all other elements needed to start
play. The complete schedule of the next releases will be announced soon.
With this announcement, Ares Games now publishes two important games from
Italian creators that have achieved international recognition. In July, Ares
Games aquired the rights from Sophisticated Games to publish the award-winning
board game "War of the Ring", based on the J.R.R.Tolkien's trilogy, "The Lord of
the RingsTM", and created by Roberto Di Meglio, Francesco Nepitello and Marco
Maggi. A new edition of the game, in English, will be available this Fall, with
other language editions forecasted for Spring 2012.