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.