By Marco Arnudo:
“…Wing Leader is an exciting new game system of large scale aerial combat in World War II. Based on a unique side-scrolling view, in which altitude is clearly visible, players can recreate the great air battles of the war.
This first volume, Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942, includes scenarios for the Battle of Britain, Malta, Coral Sea, Midway, North Africa, and Stalingrad. Future games will expand the system to the late war.
Players fly squadrons and flights, attempting to intercept raids or fend off marauding fighters in fast-playing games that take between 90 and 120 minutes.
Wing Leader takes a new look at aerial warfare, incorporating aircraft, altitude, and weather in a way never seen before!
The second game in the series is Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945. ”
Wing Leader Home Page (GMT)
I agree. Wing Leader is a breath of fresh air in wargame design. It is more than original, it has an epic view on small/ medium WW2 air Raids that no one has covered before.
Squadron level with a pinch of soult and tactical pepper and it far out performs these tactical “let’s turn once more ” tail chasing boring tactical games.
A must have for anyone who ever built an Airfix plane and see how a few Flights of them held it out in war time.