Thursday, October 16, 2008

Crimson Eagles - Rule Book

Well, I have finally finished the first complete version of the rules to Crimson Eagles. There is still plenty of tweaking to do on it, but those of you that are interested can play it with the rules as they are. Hopefully over the course of the next few months I will be able to clean up grammar and layout to make it clearer. My next goal is to finish the core aircraft sheets as well as some quick rules/table charts. You can find the rules here.
Another project has also been added to my time. I have selected to playtest War Rockets by Hydra Miniatures. I just started looking at the rules and they look like a lot of fun. It is going to be a enjoyable project.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Crimson Eagles - Markers

I've been working on putting the rules for Crimson Eagles into a form that I can share. It is going well, considering that I have notes scattered on bits of of paper and stuffed in a binder. They make sense to me, and we've been using them to play the game with - but as far as sharing them with the rest of the world, well that's a different story. I expect to be able to post them in a week or so.

What I do have to share this week is the Damage Markers and some of the board markers. There are 72 Damage Markers for both the red and the blue. I've printed them out on sticker paper and then mounted them on 25mm miniature bases. I use the econo bases from Gale Force Nine. They are inexpensive, and they have a nice feel for drawing - unlike a simple cardboard chit.

The Flak, Flare, and Sonic markers I also print out on sticker paper and then mount on 3.75 hexes. My hexes are made of 1/4" plywood that I make myself (an advantage of having a full woodshop) and paint blue to match the felt playmat. The plane markers are done the same way. They are used when we have multiple planes in a hex.

The board that we use is an old felt sky playmat from Geohex. It didn't have hexes on it so I made a template and airbrushed the hexes. The hexes are 4".

These pdf files can be found on the Gaming files page of my website:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Crimson Eagles - Aircraft Construction

I have finally reached the point where the aircraft construction system seems to be working. You can find them at: in the Gaming Files section.

Hopefully this will work.

I also have the pdf for the Master Manuevering Chart and the Master Plane Form available there.