Wings of War Miniatures: Sopwith Snipe (Ryrie)
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The first series of Wings of War Miniatures was an instant sucess, and now the game gets even more exciting with 4 new planes, each appearing in three different styles: the Fokker DVII, one of the best airplanes of the war; the Sopwith Snipe, the late-war fighter which gave back to the Allied forces the supremacy in the air they were losing; and the first two-seaters, the german Roland CII and the DH4, used both by the British and the Americans.
Each Wings of War Miniatures Airplane Pack is a complete model, painted and assembled, that can be used in your games of Wings of War and Wings of War Miniatures. In each pack you will find all you need to play with the model, including a gaming base with variable altitude stand and the special deck of cards used to maneuver the plane.
A boxed game set of Wings of War or Wings of War Miniatures is required to play.
Sopwith Snipe (Ryrie)
I've noticed people aren't really in the habit of reviewing these miniatures, I wonder why? If I had known more about some of my planes, I might not have bought them at all. I currently have 12 of these planes spread out between the first and second series with a 13th on order from the 3rd series. My good gaming buddy Chris, god love him, brought over this game and several minis one night... and know I'm hooked, these things are great fun to play with, even solo!!!! It's like chess with machine guns, literally. Well hopefully as I play it more I can give you more info on the other planes I have. I haven't played them all yet but, it seems to me that there are always several models with several different "pilots" of WWI. Some of the planes are redundant, if you have one you won't need another, this is true of the Spad XIIIs and the Fokker planes from series 1. It appears to me they've mixed things up a bit with the second series in that planes of the same model might have different guns. This is true of the 2-gun planes as well (i.e. A/A, A/B, B/A and B/B configurations). I even suspect that each plane has different maneuver decks, but as I haven't got all the planes from both series yet, I cannot attest to that. As for THIS plane I can say that it is AWESOME! Super maneuverable, moderately fast in turns, great turn radius, and super fast straight ahead. Right and left hand maneuvers are well balanced in the M maneuver deck, and she's very sturdy at 16 hit points. I won with this plane the first time I played it. I sure hope they plan to make some of the WWII planes soon, the biplanes and triplanes are kewl but I want to fly a Corsair over Rabaul (sp?). All in all this plane looks great, nice paint job, great moves, fast, sturdy and good damage with B guns, 5 stars.
Don't forget to play the game... IF you want to pass GO!