HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AERODROME®
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WHAT'S INVOLVED IN PLAYING AERODROME® 1.1?
having fun. What you're doing is "flying" your aircraft around the board, according to a set of specific rules that
govern your ability to maneuver, change altitude and shoot at your opponents. The game (and it *is* a game, not a simulation)
is easy to learn, fast and easy to play, and a LOT of fun. Plus, many Aerodrome® 1.1 GameMasters now have awards for successful
players, including "wings" and medals; and a national system of ranks and awards is in the works for Aerodrome®
1.1 players countrywide.
WHAT SCALE IS AERODROME® 1.1?
Aerodrome® 1.1 is
actually scale-independent; it can be played with aircraft models ranging from 1/300 scale up to 1/48th scale (if someone
has the space for that!) However, it is most often played in 1/72nd scale, using painting 1/72nd scale WW1 model airplanes,
on a 4' x 6' playing mat marked with 5" hexes and with aircraft "flightstands" with 5" hexagonal bases.
That scale and playing area is of reasonable size and provides a striking visual spectacle; and 1/72nd scale WW1 aircraft
models are readily available.
DOES AERODROME® 1.1 COME IN A "BOXED SET"?
yet, but a limited number of complete sets of Aerodrome® 1.1 equipment in 1/144th scale will be available
soon. For now, the equipment used to play Aerodrome® 1.1 is currently sold separately, and everything is available except
the aircraft models themselves. Most Aerodrome® 1.1 aficianados build and paint (and otherwise customize) their own aircraft
models; however, at conventions and many club meetings, the GameMaster will usually have aircraft models and all the other
equipment available for players to use.
HOW MUCH EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY?
the very least you need a playing surface marked in hexagons (such as the Aerodrome® 1.1 playing mat, although a home-made
mat would also work) and a copy of the rules; the rest depends largely on the number of players.
is best played with a minimum of four aircraft (although the more, the merrier, of course); they can be flown by two players
(controlling two aircraft each), but four aircraft is really the minimum needed for a fun game. For each aircraft in play
you will need
A suitable aircraft model
A flightstand (base plus antenna combo) on
which to mount the aircraft to maneuver it around the playing surface
A Control Panel of some sort
for programming maneuvers, altitude and machine gun fire (if necessary, a home-made paper record would do)
ten-sided die (D10) and one twenty-sided die (D20)
For new players, a copy of the Quick Reference Sheet is
useful; two players (on the same side) can certainly share a single Quick Reference Sheet. And each player should have something,
such as an Aerodrome® 1.1 Datacard, showing the specific characteristics of the aircraft that the player is controlling.
SO, WHERE CAN I GET THE RULES FOR AERODROME® 1.1, AND OTHER PLAYING EQUIPMENT?
There are a number
of places to obtain the rules and playing equipment. Look over this site's page describing the types of Aerodrome® playing
equipment currently available; for more information about how and where to purchase Aerodrome® equipment, please send
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