Sunday, 6 March 2011

Fantasy Aerial Combat?


I have been pondering the possibility of playing a game or two featuring aerial combat in Leviathan.

The background mentions Dragons and air boats being used by the Elves, Dwarven warbaloons and Orcish Darkwings and I quite fancy giving it a go using 6mm scale.

I have a copy of Fantasy Fliers, a freely available set or rules that has quite an exhaustive list of possible steeds, contraptions and weapons for use in aerial combat in any fantasy setting.

I have a Dwarven airship at present from the Uncharted Seas range, and plan on sculpting a couple of Gyrocopters to support it and am sat building a herd of Orcish Darkwings to attack it!

Final Fantasy Airship

Another Final Fantasy Airship!

Flying Junk of Doom!

A quick google search revealed that theres some really nice designs out there but the miniature market is a tad behind. Admittedly the designs pictured are probably a bit on the big and complex side to game with but the possibility of using some smaller classes along with dragons and other flying creatures has some real possibilities.

Riding the Cold Wind to Valhalla

A classic example is the Ral Partha model Riding the Cold Wind To Valhalla, although its 25/28mm scale its a rally interesting model that could be made into a playable gaming piece in a smaller scale!

Dragon Lords by Grenadier is another example which pitted different coloured dragons and their riders against each other but its sadly out of print but it uses 6mm figures and the overall look is what I am trying to achieve!

Dragon Lords

I shall have to see how things go but it might be a fun way to expand the Leviathan game and if anyone has a suggestion for possible miniatures please give me a shout!

All the best!

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