US & Japanese Aces Soar Into Warlord’s Blood Red Skies

January 18, 2022 by brennon

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Some neat new releases have dropped onto Warlord Games' webstore for those diving into Blood Red Skies. Their World War II dogfighting miniatures game heading to the Pacific recently and so the focus here is on US and Japanese Aces.

Japanese Ace Pilot Isamu Kashiide - Blood Red Skies

Japanese Ace Pilot - Isamu Kashiide // Blood Red Skies

The first of the characters we'll be looking at is Isamu Kashiide. He was an experienced combat pilot at the outbreak of World War II and had fought against the Soviets in 1939. He specialised in head-on attacks using the heavy cannon of his Ki-45 Toryu (Dragonslayer) and was one of the few pilots to bring down the B-29 Superfortress. He survived the war with thirty-three victories in the skies. Twenty-six of those were reportedly against the B-29s.

We then move over towards the US Aces and kick things off with Richard Bong.

US Ace Pilot Richard Bong - Blood Red Skies

US Ace Pilot - Richard Bong // Blood Red Skies

Richard Ira Bong was one of the most highly decorated Aces of World War II. His plane of choice was the Lockheed P-38 Lightning twin-engined fighter. He received the Medal Of Honour and achieved thirty victories in the skies. He was also banned from more combat missions. Still, he continued and pushed his score up to forty!

The next of the US Aces is William F. Fiedler Jr.

US Ace Pilot William F Fiedler Jr - Blood Red Skies

US Ace Pilot - William F. Fiedler Jr // Blood Red Skies

William F. Fiedler Jr fought at Guadalcanal where he brought down two Zeroes whilst being part of the 70th Fighter Squadron. He was then reassigned and shot down another Zero and two Val bombers during subsequent battles. Unfortunately, he met his end when a crash-landing plane hit and killed him whilst looking to take off. An unfortunate end for a fighter pilot.

A New Blood Red Skies Squadron

The last of the sets gives us a selection of planes to use away from just being focused on a single personality. Here we have the P-39 Airacobra Squadron.

P-39 Airacobra Squadron - Blood Red Skies

P-39 Airacobra Squadron // Blood Red Skies

These planes were used throughout the war by the Soviets, the Free French, the RAF and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force as well as the US. It was rejected for use in Western Europe but it saw good use on the Eastern Front and of course found itself being used in the battles across the Pacific.

Are you going to be picking up these new miniatures?

"...the focus here is on US and Japanese Aces"

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