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Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes On Kickstarter Now!

Dec 1, 2017

 In Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes from Ares Games (On Kickstarter now!), the knights of the air of WW1 battle against colossal fighting machines sent by the Martians to invade Earth. Take control of an awesome Martian Tripod, set upon bringing death and destruction on our planet… or fly on the most advanced flying machines created by Mankind during World War One, and try to use them to win the War of the Worlds.

March 18th, 1918: the nearest approach of planet Mars to Earth. The First World War suddenly changes into a War of the Worlds, when what appears as a meteor shower falls over a wood in Alsace. A few hours later, just after dawn, an army of giant alien fighting machines appear out of the trees and starts burning villages and houses with their lethal heat-rays, leaving pestilential trails of black smoke behind them.

A truce is hurriedly signed between the warring nations and, against the advancing Martian tripods, the best war machines of Earth are dispatched, manned by the most gallant and skilled warriors of our planet!

Tripods and Triplanes is a new, stand-alone game, but it is fully compatible with the WW1 Wings of Glory collection. With Tripods and Triplanes your aerial battles will never be the same!


New WW2 Wings of Glory Starter Set: Battle of Britain!

April 9th, 2017

Ares games has announced a series of changes to their popular World War 2 game Wings of Glory, including a new Starter Set and a new format of airplane releases: Squadron Packs.

Battle of Britain Star Set

The Battle of Britain Starter Set will be a new entry point for the Wings of Glory game. The set will include four pre-painted ready-to-play models, rulebook, scenario book, counter, rulers and console boards. Axis and Allies will square off with the four planes included in the set: two versions of the Supekrmarine Spitfire MK.I and two versions of the Messerschmitt Bf.109 fighter.


WW2 Squadron Packs

Along with a new starter set comes a new way to expand the game. WW2 Squadron Packs will each feature one ready-to-play pre-painted model and a decal sheet to mark the plane from any of a series of famous squadrons. Each pack will also include a base with game stats, altitude stands and a deck of game cards.

The first wave of Squadron Packs will be:

The new Wings of Glory Starter Set and Squadron Packs are expected to release in the second quarter this year (Q2 2017).

Wings of Glory WW1 Bombers take flight on Kickstarter

March 12th, 2015

Ares Games’ Wings of Glory is probably the most popular World War One aerial combat tabletop game in the world, with a great collection of pre-painted, ready-to-play model airplanes.

Thanks to its elegant and innovative game system, it is possible to start playing minutes after opening the rules. Each airplane has a unique, historically accurate, maneuver deck, yet it is easy to play.

Since the birth of our company in 2011, we have developed many airplanes in this range. To this point – in the WW1 range alone – we produced 26 different airplane models, with almost 100 variants.

We already produced some big models as part of this WW1 range – the Gotha G.V and Caproni Ca.3. But, we wanted to stretch the envelope further: for more than a year we have been working to expand this collection with the ultimate WW1 airplanes. We have developed the models and gameplay for two fearsome “Giants of the Sky” – two of the largest airplanes to fly during WW1. This was a real engineering challenge, and we’re very proud of the quality we achieved.

Ares Games releases Dino Race and Wings of Glory 4-engine bombers at Essen

October 17th, 2014

Ares Games will attend Essen Spiel 2014 (Hall 3, Booth E100, October 16-19, Messe Essen) presenting two new releases: the family game Dino Race and the new series of WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs, featuring the 4-engine bombers B-17 and Avro Lancaster.

In its booth, Ares will run every day demos of The Battle of Five Armies, Sails of Glory and Galaxy Defenders – all these games have been released in 2014 and are in Essen for the first time. Visitors will also have the chance to see the long-awaited Sails of Glory ships Constitution and Victory, expected to release in early 2015, and a preview of the upcoming expansions for Galaxy Defenders – The Earth Strikes Back! and Extinction Protocol.

Bombers    Dino-Race

Wings of Glory WW1 and WW2 lines expanded

April 17th, 2014

What’s coming next for Ares Games’ Wings of Glory game lines?

Good news for WW1 and WW2 Wings of Glory players is the return of the Wings of Glory Game Mats – these best-selling accessories are out of stock, but will be available again within a few weeks.

One of the new Caproni Ca.3 bombers (La Guardia/Zapelloni), coming in May.

New WW1 Airplane Packs were released a few weeks ago – SPAD S.VII, Albatros D.II, Bristol F.2B and Halberstadt CL.II – and the WW1 Special Packs are back next month, with a new release of Gotha G.Vs and Caproni Ca.3s. Both lines are developing at a steady pace, and new releases will be available this Summer.

In June, new WW1 fighters will be in stores, including the eagerly awaited Fokker D.VII and Sopwith Snipe, along with two “scouts,” the Roland C.II and AirCo DH.4. These WW1 Airplane Packs will feature the four fighters in three different versions each: the Fokker D.VII of Goering, Sachsenberg and Stark; the Sopwith Snipe of Barker, Kazakov and Sapozhnikov; the Roland C.II of Von Richthofen, Luftstreitkrafte and FFA 292b; and the AirCo DH.4, of 50th Squadron AEF, Cotton/Betts and Bartlett/Naylor.

The sample of the upcoming WW2 bomber B-17 "Memphis Belle".The sample of the upcoming WW2 bomber B-17 “Memphis Belle”.

In July we will (finally!) see the release of the long-awaited WW2 4-engine bombers: the B-17 and Avro Lancaster. These beauties will be released as WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs featuring the B-17F “Memphis Belle,” the B-17G “A Bit of Lace,” the Avro Lancaster B.III “Grog’s the Shot,” and Mk.III Dambuster. These packs will be, in fact, mini-expansions to the game, presenting, in addition to the miniatures, paper play mats with specific targets (industrial sites, dams), and special rules.

New planes and a contest for Wings of Glory WW1

February 26th, 2014

Ares Games has released several new WWI Wings of Glory plane sets. They’re also having a special contest where you can win free planes.

New WW1 Wings of Glory Airplane Packs have hit store shelves, featuring the SPAD S.VII, Albatros D.II, Bristol F.2B and Halberstadt CL.II. To celebrate the arrival of these new aircrafts, Ares Games will run a new WW1 Wings of Glory Giveaway Contest from today, February 24th to Thursday, Feb 27th. Each day, one of the Airplane Packs will be at stake – the first participant to answer the three questions of that day win the miniature, with additional prizes if he/she is a Wings of Glory fan on Facebook and BoardGameGeek. Everybody who sends the right answers within 24 hours each day will participate in a bonus draw at the end of the contest.