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    The long awaited Battle of Britain Starter Set and Squadron Packs are finally up for pre-order on the Aerodrome store! Order between now and December 31st and receive some nice bonus items...

    Battle of Britain Starter Set













    Pre-order during the promotional period and receive a set of White on Blue ACE Prop Rulers free! Be sure to read the directions in the Starter Set description on how to get your free rulers.




    Squadron Packs

    Unlike previous WGS Series, this Series does not have three different miniatures of each aircraft type. Instead, it has a single miniature for each aircraft type and a decal sheet that will allow you to customize the miniature as one of several historical pilots/planes. The Spitfire, Hurricane and Stuka decal sheets have a total of 5 historical markings. The Bf 109 decal sheet has a total of 3 historical markings. With all of the Squadron Packs, you can mix and match the left over decal markings to create a large verity of non-historical planes if you so choose.





























    Commander's Packs

    I know many of you are going to want to play with all of the historical options out there, so I'm also offering what I am calling the Commander's Pack. These are a bundle of Squadron Packs allowing you to make all of the historical versions of each aircraft type - 5 Spitfires, Hurricanes, Stukas, and 3 Bf 109s.









    With so many planes on the table from the same Squadron, it could become hard to tell which plane is which on the gaming table. No worries there if you order any of the Commander's Pack during the promotional period and I'm including some special edition ACE Flight Stands to help with visual recognition of each miniature. These new special edition ACE Flight Stands will only be available with the Commander's Pack and they include not only the game stats for each aircraft, but also the individual markings for each plane! The Spitfire, Hurricane, and Stuka Commander's Pack will come with 5 of these flight stands and the Bf 109 will come with 3... matching the historical versions of each miniature.

    Here is a photo of the prototype flight stands for two of the Spitefires and Bf 109s.




    If you place your pre-order during my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale (25-28 Nov) you will also save a little extra on the Squadron and Commander's Packs!

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    Keith
    The link for the special blue props does not have a Pre-order button - just the words and "Add to Wishlist" and "Add to Compare"
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    (I did add the Starter set to my Cart first.)

    I will try again tomorrow.


    Oh - and you may want to correct the spelling of "Special"

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    Is it worth doing if I live in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben UK View Post
    Is it worth doing if I live in the UK?
    I am sure it is, because:
    1. you support our Drome's Chief business,
    2. you get really gooood prices at AA,
    3. you get bonus goodies,
    4. you get the planes faster then those waiting for the retailers.
    I know the customs may be an issue in UK (surprisingly there is no such problem in the rest of our UE), but this will also raise the prices at your FLGS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben UK View Post
    Is it worth doing if I live in the UK?
    That rather depends on whether Border Force decide to slap duty on it, and if they do then there is the additional £8 Royal Fail charge for doing F-all. Or, as happened once, Royal Fail 'lose' the package altogether. The question is whether the additional goodies thrown in out-weigh the chance of Customs charges.
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    Keith, are you also throwing in a small tube of filler for the wing roots and the nose of that Spit?

    I'm hoping these are photos of the test shots and not the production run
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    AAAH there goes 100$


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Right, just pre-ordered a starter pack and 4 squadron packs (2x Hurricanes, 2x Stukas).
    @ Keith:
    Like Pete says there is no option to add the prop-rulers. I hope they will be included with the delivery of the order anyway ...

    Tally Ho,
    Guus
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    Great deal, Keith.

    Order placed.

    Only a Starter Set - nobody knows when this will hit the shelves in German shops. Money runs out of my fingers like every end of the year...

    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
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    I'm hoping these are photos of the test shots and not the production run
    I think those are the final versions, like WGS series 6.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Keith, are you also throwing in a small tube of filler for the wing roots and the nose of that Spit?

    I'm hoping these are photos of the test shots and not the production run
    I have a bad feeling about this!
    Hope the Sopwith Tripe and 109K failures are behind us!
    But when I see the tail of the Spitfire my hands start to shiver...

    But you have remained me Steve to start working on ARES 109K corrections ASAP.
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    I can imagine you both sitting in front of your computer monitors with a magnifying glass...


    This is about the preorder of the BoB supply we all waited for, gentlemen.

    Especially the decals in the single airplane packs will grant us a lot of pleasure for our gaming tables.

    All those who waited for Hurries and BoB Stukas should be double happy with the squadron packs and Keith's individalized bases.


    Nice detail: The Bf.109s in the starter set fit to the Bf.109 in the single pack. JAGDGESCHWADER 2 RICHTHOFEN!
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    The Prop Ruler link has been fixed, sorry about that guys. Those of you that have already ordered will get still.

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    As for the gap issues...

    I recall that Ares receives the minis not assembled and someone there at HQ puts them together. So its quite possible that DWP image is just a bad assembly job. The DWO image looks just fine to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben UK View Post
    Is it worth doing if I live in the UK?
    Hi Ben,

    My price on the Starter Set is $50, which comes out to roughly 40£. The Squadron Packs work out to roughly 7.80£. I don't think you will find prices over there nearly as good. Plus the bonus items bring the cost down even more.

    Shipping time is typically 8-12 days and the customs fees (when they get applied) is a lot less coming from me due to how I value them on the forms (production costs, not retail costs). Out of the hundreds and hundreds of packages I've sent to the UK, Steve's is the only one to go missing. And if I recall correctly, it went missing at his local post office not in transit.

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    Then consider my very first AA order placed!

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    Placed my order now I need to explain to the wife. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    AAAH there goes 100$
    Only $100?
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Starter set, 109, Spitfire and Hurricane commander packs. Better order some more foam trays.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Starter set, 109, Spitfire and Hurricane commander packs. Better order some more foam trays.
    Those, and then some!

    Good call on the trays!

    Must go see whether KR are having a sale...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    AAAH there goes 100$
    .. x3 ...

    I will definitely be getting my feet wet in WGS come spring

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    BoB set order placed! Thank you Herr Oberst!! My first pre-order ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Only $100?
    Needed the Spits to make up my 64 Squadron. Saving money to buy wine & presents for the children and loved ones over Christmas. luckily Mary is on morphine after her operation so is already away in the clouds ' along with the Spitfires)


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    Ps your fiver is in the post Steve
    See you in the bar at Prague to settle up.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    .. x3 ...

    I will definitely be getting my feet wet in WGS come spring
    Ah a convert to the Darker side of WoW


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Plus the Martians could be out there in 2017


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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Ps your fiver is in the post Steve
    See you in the bar at Prague to settle up.
    I won't hold my breath

    Hope Mary is OK?
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Bugger - just when I had sold off/exchanged my WW2 planes - this lot comes out...... alas I will have to wait for a UK stockist, having had to shell out £2.5k to fix my daughter's kitten who decided to jump out the window of her flat, and thats on top of £11k of law school fees for her...am on emergency rations when it comes to anything 'fun' at the moment. I am sure I can borrow a Hurricane and take to the sky at some show in the near future

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Ah a convert to the Darker side of WoW
    Not really - I just added 25 aircraft to the 172 WGS I already have.
    I think it's time to start actually using them ...
    Last edited by Stumptonian; 11-26-2016 at 08:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    I won't hold my breath

    Hope Mary is OK?
    Just had 20cm of stitches taken out You could hear the screams in the next village.!!!
    No she is fine, no car journeys for 6 weeks pain is gone from her legs so will be fit for the Doncaster bash.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Just had 20cm of stitches taken out You could hear the screams in the next village.!!!
    No she is fine, no car journeys for 6 weeks pain is gone from her legs so will be fit for the Doncaster bash.
    Ouuuuuuuuuu! Sorry to hear about her suffering, Paul. Good everything went ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    ..., having had to shell out £2.5k to fix my daughter's kitten who decided to jump out the window of her flat,...
    You paid 2.500 British Pounds for a cat that tried to kill itself?

    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    ...
    No she is fine, no car journeys for 6 weeks pain is gone from her legs so will be fit for the Doncaster bash.
    Good to hear that, Paul.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    You paid 2.500 British Pounds for a cat that tried to kill itself?



    Good to hear that, Paul.
    Paying for cat wasn't on expenses radar - but it's my daughter's first kitten since getting her flat - not many options really.. she now has better insurance, lol

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    she is fine, no car journeys for 6 weeks pain is gone from her legs so will be fit for the Doncaster bash.
    That's great news, good to hear.

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    Does anyone know why Ares chose to put three planes in the German Me109 Commander's pack when there are five planes in each of the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Does anyone know why Ares chose to put three planes in the German Me109 Commander's pack when there are five planes in each of the others?
    I was wondering that. Would have thought 4 109s and 3 Spits/Hurris would have been more appropriate, given the formations flown at this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Just had 20cm of stitches taken out You could hear the screams in the next village.!!!
    No she is fine, no car journeys for 6 weeks pain is gone from her legs so will be fit for the Doncaster bash.
    Well that's good to know. Give her our best wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    You paid 2.500 British Pounds for a cat that tried to kill itself?


    Far be it for me to suggest it would have been cheaper to have bought a new cat....or a parachute for it .
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    Bugger - just when I had sold off/exchanged my WW2 planes - this lot comes out...... alas I will have to wait for a UK stockist, having had to shell out £2.5k to fix my daughter's kitten who decided to jump out the window of her flat, and thats on top of £11k of law school fees for her...am on emergency rations when it comes to anything 'fun' at the moment. I am sure I can borrow a Hurricane and take to the sky at some show in the near future
    Cant you get your daughter to sue the cat for causing undue hardship and stress to you Chris ??


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Just placed my order and looking forward to getting these planes. Noticed that the playing surface is 98cm X 68cm. 50 years ago I learned MM and CM but I am more used to inches.

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    The surface area just happens to be the same size as an Ares WoG playmat. Coincidence or conspiracy... I guess we will never know.

    If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    Out of the hundreds and hundreds of packages I've sent to the UK, Steve's is the only one to go missing.
    Bloody typical!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    And if I recall correctly, it went missing at his local post office not in transit.
    Yep, tracked through Customs, then went AWOL. Early Xmas present for one of the posties .....
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    Oh wow. Nice packages. I was hoping to get them for my birthday in March, but if there are goodies for early ordering....

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    The planes in the BOB starter set - are they pre-decal-ed and custom piloted? Or do they also need decals applied?

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    See you on the Dark Side......

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    See what you've started Chris.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    See what you've started Chris.
    To be fair Neil, it was his daughter's cat that started it.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotham Resident View Post
    The planes in the BOB starter set - are they pre-decal-ed and custom piloted? Or do they also need decals applied?
    They do not need any decals, ready to play right out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    They do not need any decals, ready to play right out of the box.
    Any idea when the pre ordered boxes of delights might be winging their way across the Atlantic to us poor model starved Europeans Keith ,


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    Coming down is the hardest thing

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