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Wings for the Baron Deluxe GMT Edition (GMT Games)A deluxe third edition of the historical game Wings for the Baron , from designer Dave Townsend, is up on the GMT Games P500 preorder list. In the game, players run competing German aircraft manufacturers during WWI as each looks to build the best planes and be the most profitable company. Wings for the Baron Deluxe GMT Edition is for one to six players, ages 14+, plays in around 45 to 60 minutes, and can be preordered for the P500 price of $69.00 with an eventual MSRP of $85.00.

About the game:

The Great War has been going on for nearly two years, and the Western Front has become a series of fruitless attacks and counterattacks. Germany must control the air to break the stalemate and win the war. The army turns to the aeroplane manufacturers to build the best planes to drive the Allies from the sky. Wings for the Baron gives you control of one of six companies, competing for lucrative contracts and the prestige of producing the best designs. Can you steer your business to produce the best fighters, bombers, and/or reconnaissance planes? Can you manage rising inflation, outwit your opponents through subterfuge and espionage, and lead your company to success?

Wings for the Baron is a 1 to 6 player game of economic and technological development in the German aeroplane industry during World War 1. The Standard Game focuses on German fighter development, and the Extended Game adds development of bombers and recon planes. Experienced players can play the Standard Game in about 45 minutes and the Extended Game in about an hour, making Wings for the Baron perfect for repeat play. The Deluxe GMT Edition adds to the gameplay of this beloved game by adding components and rules for a new sixth company (Siemens-Schuckert), as well as all-new art by artist Tim Allen and deluxe components.

Wings for the Baron also includes solitaire and 2-player variants designed by Ken Keller which lets you (and a friend) pit yourself against two (or three or four!) other Non-Player Companies (NPCs) in the Extended Game. This solitaire variant is a tremendous challenge and uses simple procedures to run the NPCs. No flowcharts or complicated procedures necessary!

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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