Axis & Allies Air Force Minis: What We Know So Far

| January 26, 2012 | Board Games | 0 Comments

 

Photo by Chris Devers

On February 21, 2012 Wizards of the Coast (WotC) will release their next major Axis & Allies miniatures game. It’s a brand new air-power based game, called Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures, and the first set will be called Angels 20.

February 10, 2011

In early February WotC brands and marketing released their fall 2011 catalogue. The catalogue contained information on a new WWII Air force Mini’s game that until that point had only been a rumour. The release caught the designer Rich Baker off guard when word spread through the gaming forums. Within days we got our first look at Angels 20.

Angels 20, A&A Air Force Minis

April 5, 2011

In April Rich gave a look into the development of the mini’s themselves. We learned that 3d printing technology was used in the process and that design was well underway.

Angels 20, Taiho, Stabby Smurf

July 13, 2011

After a few months of silence Rich commented in July that the Air Force Mini’s were being manufactured and the card designs were being done. A few other planes were also revealed and we learn that all the set 1 stat cards will be included in the starter set.

New title, Air Force Minis, War at Sea Sneak Peeks

November 7, 2011

In November Rich baker let us know there would be an Angels 20 demo game at the Museum of flight in Tukwila, Washington, November 12th, at 1:30 pm.

Air Force Minis at Museum of Flight 11/12

November 13, 2011

After the Demo game on November 12th an attendee of the event posted a review on the Foumini. It was our first look at the rules and game mechanics, while vague it was still more information than we had.

Museum of Flight Demonstration

November 14, 2011

Comments from WotC Huscarl on the WotC site regarding the A20 game.

Discussion of Air Force Miniatures at Museum of Flight

December 13, 2011

In December Rich directs us to the Forumini newsletter for a look at rules and game mechanics. We get more detail on gameplay and the actual mechanic in his write-up.

December Update

Forumini Newsletter Issue 8: December 2011

 

Photo credit: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Vought F4U-1D Corsair, with P-40 Warhawk in background by Chris Devers

Click the link for the photo and you’ll get a bunch of great stats and info for the Corsair.

 

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