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The Buffalo Wings Expansion Kit expands coverage of the "Winter War" and "Continuation War" between Finland and the USSR, sometimes independent and then as part of WW2.
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The title comes from a plane -- the Brewster Buffalo -- which was woefully unsuccessful when used by US and British forces, but which the Finns adapted into a very useful fighter, which they nicknamed the "Sky Pearl." (Yeah, they liked it a lot!)
The original Buffalo Wings issue game is popular because it serves as an 'intro' game to the entire "Fighting Wings" series -- games from J.D. Webster that are among the most popular air battle board games of all time. This expansion kit allows folks who want to get deeper and into more complexity with their games to do so while still using the intro rules found in the base Buffalo Wings game itself.
To that end, we've included more "Aircraft Data Cards" (the handy charts which capture everything that makes one plane different from another), plus the bombers in the expansion game now perform as individual planes (they are rather generic in the base game). Purchasers get both Bombing and Ground Attack rules-- and extra scenarios and a new double-sided map for them!
Best of all, the new map and ADC cards are still fully compatible with the entire Fighting Wings series of games!
NOTE that you must have a copy of the base Buffalo Wings game (preferably the newest edition) to make fullest use of the Buffalo Wings Expansion Kit.
Buffalo Wings Expansion Rules Set
Map - One double-sided full color 22"x34" mapsheet
Rules length - 44 pages
Airplane Data Cards - 12 pages
Complexity - Medium
Playing time - Up to 2 hours
How challenging is it solitaire? - Good
Historians, air aficionados, and gamers may have friendly disagreements when asked, "What was the best Allied fighter of WWII?" There seems to be much easier agreement on the question, "Which was the worst?" Answers always seem to include the stubby Brewster "Buffalo" near the top of any list.
The Buffalo Wings Expansion Kit...