Call to Arms -Aeronautica Imperialis: Those magnificent men in their flying machines
They go upty up up and downty down down. (usually in flames or scattered over a wide area)
Thomas, Alan, Richard and I played a coupe of games of Aeronautica. This isn't a game we have payed in a long time so it was a great chance to play a different game. Many of us have nostalgia or a large collection of models from the first edition.
The first mission had some noble Imperial flyers ambushed by some vile Orks.
Here are the Imperial pilots on patrol, this is a mixed formation of Lightnings and Thunderbolts. The Imperial pilots are preparing their break turns.
One of the Thunderbolts gets surrounded and shot down, the lightnings have dragged the fight down to the corner of the table. A couple of Thunderbolts have great firing positions, two Thunderbolts and three ork machines are blasted out of the sky, two lightnings and two ork flyers also fall out of the fight.
So both sides are down to 25% of their starting numbers, the Imperials have two Thunderbolts and the Orks one fighter bomber and to fighters. So its a marginal victory to the Imperials, if rather Pyrrhic.