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Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

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Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

Postby Herkybird » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Today, we had a couple of games of the excellent Wings of Glory WW1 game, using, as the post title suggests, Nieuport 28's against Roland 2-seaters.
We had an couple of good games, its always fun!

My report is on my blog at http://herkybird-richardbradley.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/roland-attack.html
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Re: Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

Postby ochoin » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:52 pm

I played a few games at a convention a few years ago & can testify it's a challenging & enthralling game.

The planes are lovely BTW, Herky. I very much like the flight stands too.
The convention game used a giant photocopy of period aerial shots of the trenches for its table top.

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Re: Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

Postby Stavka » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:50 am

Great models- I really love Wings of War/Glory.

Unfortunately, it's just so difficult to get the planes I want here, at least at any reasonable price.

As collectors buy up limited releases, It's become more like collecting hockey or baseball cards then acquiring miniatures for a game- and with prices to match. Over the years it's just been too many hoops for me to jump in order just to play a wargame.

It's too bad, as I love the genre, and really do enjoy the system. I just wish they would just sell the unpainted sprues; I'd happily assemble and paint them myself.
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Re: Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

Postby wrgmr1 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:33 am

Hi Herk,

Did any of your reading about WW1 combat tell you that going up against two seaters takes a lot of bravery! Great looking games.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Well...maybe.....??

We play "Canvas Eagles" with 1/72 scale figures. My last game I went after a Bristol Fighter with a Fokker DR1, put lots of hits on it, but an AA Gun finally shot it down!

Stavka,

Just had an e-mail from a chap in the US who has 144 scale WW1 figs, lot of them. I was looking for 1/72 scale myself.
If you want his name, let me know.

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Re: Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

Postby Herkybird » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:47 pm

Just shows, a 1916 bird can still hold its own against 1918 scouts! - good job production difficulties made the Roland a smaller player on the Western front - judging by these games the Boche may have won the war!
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Re: Rolands and Nieuports - a tough battle?

Postby Norman D. Landings » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:52 am

Yeah, unless we'd been flying the Rolands!
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