Friday, May 21, 2010

Crimson Skies Thursday

Got chance to pull out an old favorite, Crimson Skies. Every time I play I think, "why don't we play this more?" I love painting the planes, love playing even more. Tight rules, great background, too bad it's out of print.
This scenario pitted an incursion of Missouri airspace, by ISA planes. The valiant 13th Missouri Air Militia rose up to fight them.
Both sides got chewed up in the fight. It ended up being a draw, with two planes barely making it back to their respective airfields.

7 comments:

ken said...

Dammit, I missed CS! Stupid business travel.

BaronVonJ said...

Ha ha, business. You gotta get your priorities straight.
-J

justMike said...

Wow! Loved this game on the PC, but never knew it existed for minis. Is it still available. - Mike

BaronVonJ said...

It was tabletop game long before a PC/xbox game. Planes are still available thru www.ironwindmetals.com
Finding the rules may be tougher. They've out of print for awhile along with the supplements. Ebay may be your only answer.
-J

justMike said...

It's certainly worth a look. Thanks for the help. - Mike

Alfred T. Mahan said...

It's really too bad this game's OOP; as you say, the background's amazing (FASA was always good at that stuff), and the game itself was great fun for those of us with a "different" take on history. :]

Snickering Corpses said...

I also played it on the PC without knowing there was a miniatures game until I stumbled across some on Ebay a year or two ago.