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).

About Wings of Glory

The Wings of Glory system allows gamers to recreate aerial combat during World War I and II. Players use both card decks and miniatures to recreate famous flight battles. Controlling one or more airplanes, players will take to the sky in aerial duels or to accomplish missions such as recon, bombing runs or escort other planes.

Come closer and dive into the grim post-apocaliptic steampunk universe – see origins of new adventure and help to forge it.

Awaken Realms has brought a new miniature gaming universe, one set in a post-apocalyptic, steampunk world: The Edge.  With everything from smaller infantry to huge contracts and gigantic monsters, these highly detailed resin models will be set in 28mm scale.  Awaken Realms is dedicated to creating “a great universe with compelling story and grim, steampunk environment, supported by well-thought and fun to play mechanics and the best quality models.”

In The Edge, players will gather and use valuable crystals to activate powerful spells and abilities.  Players will each have a deck of spell cards, and each unit will have special abilities as well.  Two starter sets are available, each including an assortment of miniatures, crystal tokens, rulebook, spell cards, and unit cards.

This project has a primary goal of £10,000, and £11,106 has currently been raised, allowing the project to meet its funding goal.  Many stretch goals are included, and the project will fund on Wed, April 1, 2015.  For more information about this new miniatures project, visit the Kickstarter page here.