Wings of Glory

Dire Wolf Digital recently announced the plan to make Raiders of the North Sea into a digital app game, but that’s not the only board game to digital game happening from the company.

They are also partnering with Whiz Kids for Mage Knight the Board Game. Root, an asymmetrical war game will also get the digital treatment, as well as Sagrada, the stained glass dice drafting game. Yellow and Yangtze, the tile based combat game and the World War I and II aviation game Wings of Glory are also to be featured.

Read more at Dire Wolf’s website here.

Ares Games has announced that they will be publishing Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles a combat miniatures game set in Battlestar Galactica universe.

The Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles will be based on the TV series and will include both the “Classical” and “Reimagined” settings. The licensing agreement covers both the classic series created by Glen Larson in the 1970s as well as the more recent series developed by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick which ran until 2010.
The new game has been designed by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini, designers of both Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. The game will features miniatures that come fully assembled and already painted. Miniatures will be built into special bases supporting unique game mechanics.
In the game players will take control of one or more Colonial or Cylon ships and face off in both one-on-one dogfights as well as battle through a variety of missions.
The game will be available for preview at GenCon 2018 (August 2-5, 2018) with no firm on-sale release date.

The long-running Wings of Glory series has a new, unique expansion on Kickstarter that is definitely worth checking out. Tripods & Triplanes takes the World War 1 theme of the base series and mixes it with H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds“, bringing in the notorious walking machines with unstintingly large red lenses. Two generations of Tripods are introduced, bringing a new dynamic to the otherwise aviation-focused system, as well as a fun sci-fi theme to spice things up. As explained on the campaign page:

“Two different generations of Tripods, one more advanced than the other, land on Earth, in two waves of invasion. Their alien technology and deadly weapons make them terrifying opponents for the Earthlings… Fortunately, the recent advances in weapon technology during WW1  give Mankind a fighting chance against these monstrous invaders…”

The fully-assembled and painted models are very impressive and sculpted to fit the narrative being built to include them. There are also additional pledge levels for more models to expand any new or existing collections. While the introduction of land-vs-air combat isn’t new territory for this system, this is a truly creative way of bringing it to this particular fan-favored set. So if you want to add some heavy alien tech to your wars along with cool stretch goal content, be sure to check out the Tripods and Triplanes Kickstarter page for more information.

Origins Game Fair is next week (June 14-18, Columbus, Ohio) and Ares Games will be attending as a sponsor of the show.  As such, they will be presenting the long-awaited epic-fantasy cooperative board game, Sword & Sorcery as well as four new airplanes in the WW1 Wings of Glory line.  In addition, three games coming this summer will be showcased at Ares’ booth – Hunt for the Ring, the hidden movement, deduction and adventure game, Divinity Derby, the racing and betting game, and This War of Mine the Board Game, the tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game.

Visitors will also have the chance to try games recently released by the company, such as the WW2 Wings of Glory Battle of Britain Starter Set, the family game Quickpick – Mutant Dinosaur Park, and the new edition of the horror card game Stay Away, and can get special items as the promo card “H.P. Lovecraft” with any purchase of Stay Away or the promo card “Bubi” with Last Friday, along with other promotions and special deals.

In addition to the demos at the booth, many events are scheduled during the five days of the convention. Buckeye Gamers in Flight will run events of WW1 and WW2 Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory, with prize support from Ares. Attempts of new world records of most players in a game will be held by Ares. On Friday, from 10AM to 12PM, for WW1 Wings of Glory, and from 12PM to 2PM, for WW2 Wings of Glory. On Saturday, it will be time to try to break the world record of Sails of Glory, at 10AM. The schedule also includes 9 Sword & Sorcery’s events and 4 Galaxy Defender’s missions.

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience.Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, of “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures, recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2, and more recently, of the award-winning tactical ship-to-ship miniature game “Sails of Glory,” and the cooperative tactical Sci-Fi miniatures game “Galaxy Defenders.” Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family & Card Games and Euro & Thematic Games. For further information, visit the website and the Facebook page –

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.


Ares Games, soon to be publisher of Age of Conan, is running a Kickstarter for Wings of Glory: Giants of the Sky. This is a WWI airplane miniatures game.

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.

This expansion focuses on two of the largest airplanes to fly during WWI: the British Handley Page 0/400, an Entente bomber used to support ground troops, and the German Zeppelin Staaken R.VI, the largest airplane during WWI, with a wingspan more than 30 feet larger than a WW2 B-17.

Each model will be a complete, ready to play miniature in 1/144 scale, painted and assembled. You have until Apr 2nd to back this project, so visit their Kickstarter page here to learn more.