Wings of War game series continues to grow in 2011

NG International announces at Nuremberg the new products planned for this year in WW1, WW2 and miniatures lines

Wings of War, the game series which recreates aerial combat in the XX century, will continue to grow in 2011 with several new releases covering the first and the second World War series, as well as new miniatures. NG International, the game’s publisher, is working on several new products that will be released this year.

For the World War I period, two new series of miniatures will be released. Wings of War WWI Miniatures: Giants of the Sky will introduce the bombers Caproni CA.3 and Gotha G.V, each in two different painting schemes, and will be released in june 2011. Afterwards, NG International will release the 5th miniatures series, featuring four new airplanes, Fokker E.III, Halberstadt D.III, Morane-Saulnier and Airco D.H.2, each one in three different painting schemes.

The new releases for WW2 include the boxed set Rain of Destruction, which will introduce into the game multi-engine bombers and heavy fighters such as the B-25 Mitchell, He.111 and Me.110, with all related rules. Two expansions featuring 70 cards with new planes and maneuver decks are also planned: Winds of Fire (Hurricane, Zero and other fighters of the Pacific front) and Ground Attack (Ilyushhin II-2 Sturmovik and other dive bombers).

In the WW2 miniatures line, a first series of Bombers Packs is also coming this year, introducing the models Heinkel He.111 and North American B-25 Mitchell, each in two different painting schemes.

In addition, NG International will release the 3rd series of Airplane Packs, bringing to the game the planes Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, Yakovlev Yak-1, Kawasaki Ki-61 and Reggiane Re.2001 Falco, each in three different color schemes.

The game

Wings of War is an exciting game series which merges card and board game mechanics to recreate, in a simple but accurate way, aerial combat in the XX Century. The players choose and play simultaneously maneuver cards to decide the actions of the airplane they control. Different planes use different decks of maneuver cards to represent their different movement capabilities, and different decks of fire card are used to take into account their fighting effectiveness and to keep track of damage. With the miniatures lines, the game becomes even more realistic, with accurate models that represent historical airplanes used to play instead of cards.

The Wings of War series includes complete games, usable by themselves or in a combination, or expansions, which may be added to any complete game to play with more planes. Created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, with illustrations by Vincenzo Auletta and Dario Cali, and graphics by Fabio Maiorana, Wings of War is published by NG International and has international editions in 10 different languages. For additional information about the game, visit www.wingsofwar.it.

Wings of War in numbers

  • More than 90.000 base sets sold worldwide, and over 400.000 various packs sold until now.
  • 14 the languages which the game has been officially published, besides the translations made by local importers.
  • 68 kinds of airplanes included in the game until now, in 104 variants, with individual colors that depict 381 different equipments.
  • 84 the various models currently available in the “Miniatures” version.
  • 13 the days in which the first American edition has been sold out.
  • Over 3.000 the fans registered at the Yahoo forum dedicated to Wings of War (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/wow_nexus/).
  • 92 the biggest number of players that took part simultaneously  in the same game (Los Angeles, California, January 24, 2011).

About NG International

NG International is the subsidiary of Italeri Spa manufacturing high quality games based around top-quality miniatures and three-dimensional components. Its catalog includes the brands Nexus Games and Tenki Games. The games published by NG International under the Nexus Games brand include the best-selling and award-winning War of the Ring and Wings of War series (translated in 14 different languages), as well Age of Conan The Strategy Board Game, Battles of Napoleon, Micro Mutants, Moto Grand Prix and Rattlesnake. Dakota is the first game under Tenki Games brand since it was acquired by NG International. For further information, please visit the web site www.nexusgames.com.


Press contacts:

Andrea Fanhoni, press relations office

ufficiostampa@nexusgames.com

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