Like I promised in my last post I finally played my first game of AirWar C-21 at the club. Soren and I met up on Friday afternoon to play two games of AirWar C-21. The first game was to learn the rules and learn to fly the jets and get a feel for the rules before launching into a scenario that I call "bump and grind". I will post a separate AAR of the Russian vs.Swedish air battle later.
|Red one against Black one start in formation|
|First draft aircraft cards with special maneuver cards and missile markers.|
|All the stuff needed to play.|
|Out for a training flight.|
|Position before the simulated missiles start to fly.|
|After getting a lock with one of the AIM-9 Missile we have the first missile away.|
|Closing in on the target.|
|Black One escapes damage by doing a break turn and dropping both chaff and flares.|
|Now Black One fires two AIM-120 missiles at me.|
|Time for Red One to try and shake some missiles.|
|Red One drops chaff and flares as well as pulls a split s to try to shake the missiles.|
|Red One shakes one of the two missiles but the second strikes Black One.|
|How the plane would have looked if this had been a real fight but it was just training.|
Overall the rules are easy to learn and play, it requires some work to play since the game does not come with data sheets and or the missile markers or the special maneuver cards and the turn templates. The game was fun and we moved onto the next scenario that I had created based on a real world situation that occurred over Swedish Airspace.