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Rules on using warplanes

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:02 pm
by memphismitch
I have heard various different opinions on this. I know that you can have an air observer and naturally that would bring plane into game. I also saw that warlord will build planes for your army. What is the rule on playing planes? The one I have picked up, as back up for my Afrika Korps is a Stuka. I also have picked up anti-aircraft artillery piece to counter air strikes on myself. What are the rules on planes and anti aircraft artillery? Any info provided would be appreciated. THANKS, Mitch

Re: Rules on using warplanes

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:01 pm
by BostonNazgul
air plane observers are by the book the way to play bolt action. while it is not needed, a model makes for a more visual aspect to the piece. we could all use little pieces of paper, but we use models instead, that idea.

warlord published some of there optional warplane rules which allows to use an airplane as a stand alone unit. a model is very much necessary for these optional rules as it moves and interacts with models directly on the table for multiple turns.

warplane rules make it fun and a little more detailed in what type of air support you want to use, dive bomber straffing etc, but adds more complications to the rules. try out both and just decide before a game which one you want to play with or try out. all events will stat whether or not they are using optional rules published by warlord.

Re: Rules on using warplanes

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:06 am
by CmdrVimes
Warlord Games has rules for aircraft on their web site. It's in the articles. They are interesting bad replace the forward air observer. I haven't looked at them for a while, but I do remember the rules for the Stuka do not allow for bombs, which seems a bit strange since the Stuka is a dive bomber. I'm sure you could easily fudge the rules to add bombs. Sorry, my mistake. They do carry 2 bombs.

Re: Rules on using warplanes

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:52 am
by memphismitch
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the existing article on Warlord Games website... for those interested... warplanes sound fantastic to play. Here is the article for those interested: ... lt-action/
I cannot wait to run some practices with the plane. Thanks for the feedback.