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Fighting Wings, Third Edition Game Rules and Play Aids Bundle


This is the latest version of COA’s well-received Fighting Wings (FW) WW-II air combat series game rules, as released in Wings of the Motherland. This edition incorporates 15 years of minor improvements from second edition rules play, all the second edition errata and also introduces some major revisions to certain aspects of play for increased modeling accuracy and ease of play. Sections having major changes include Defensive gunfire modeling, heavy anti-aircraft gunfire modeling, air-to-air rocketry modeling. In the flight and combat model, new rules additions take into account the effects of high aircraft speeds on induced drag when turning, excess firepower points, lift-vector aiming effects and much more. The night combat rules and night fighting rules have been greatly expanded to better model the cat-and-mouse aspect of the night war. All in all, you will want to catch up to the state of the art with this rulebook.

Note that the aircraft data cards from all of the previous games and FW supplements are still usable, as are the scenarios from the previous games, although, with regards to the scenarios, you will have to interpret from the scenario description the flight attitude that the planes are likely starting with. In the future, updated scenario books will be available to bring the Over the Reich, Achtung! Spitfire!, and Whistling Death games all up to third edition standards.

This Rulebook also includes the updated Third Edition Play Aids Booklet.

This 32 page booklet contains all of the game tables, play aid guides, etc. to model air combat, aircraft flight, air-to-ground combat and air-naval combat. These tables are for use with the THIRD edition Fighting Wings game rules. You must also PURCHASE or own the third edition rules to understand and use these tables. Many sections are not backwards compatible with earlier edition game rules 

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George S January 01, 2022 2:03 am UTC
So it's 2022 now, and I'm just wondering when this product will be updated to include all know errata.
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alejandro A January 21, 2021 7:25 pm UTC
Rules are clearly excelent But not exactly easy to understand. Many times they give You examples in this way: "example of ...: Refere to Rules Suplements". But there is no Rules Suplements un this PDF. So You are struggling to understand a rules un wich you need an example, but You don't have it.
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George S January 01, 2022 1:59 am UTC
This Product only has the Rule Book and Play Aids Book.

This product is only good for people who have purchased the Physical Game. Where you get the Data Cards Book, Scenario Book and Rules Supplement Book.

It would be nice, if the Rules Supplement Book was part of this package.
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Carlo C June 25, 2020 9:34 am UTC
I agree with Danni Lee. We need the ADC to play. Not everyone has the old game manuals
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Danni Lee L April 21, 2020 1:43 pm UTC
If you package the Aircraft Data Cards in their own .PDF then I will definitely buy both the rules and the cards. Otherwise the rules are kinda useless by themselves.
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Igor S November 26, 2021 5:26 am UTC
For anyone who knows how to use the Internet, AD/C are freely available.
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Danni Lee L December 10, 2021 11:41 pm UTC
Yo, Iggy, as we're all posting on here, I assume that we all know how to "...use the Internet". But some of us do not have the time to hunt around here and there over yonder on individual websites for individual ADC's. I prefer to have all of my game materials in one easy to download package.
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