Wildcats & Flying Aces Soar Into Warlord Games’ Blood Red Skies

September 17, 2018 by brennon

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Warlord Games continue to expand upon the world of Blood Red Skies with some new planes including the stunning F4F Wildcat Squadron.

F4F Wildcat Squadron - Blood Red Skies

The Wildcat Squadron comes with six new metal planes, a perfect way to control the skies during World War II. The Americans brought the Wildcat into play against the Japanese whilst ground troops below were doing their island hopping.

Here is a look at the painted planes plus some of the stylised components for the game. I love the 'poster' look to the artwork you see for the various plane cards for example.

F4F Wildcat Squadron (Models) - Blood Red Skies

The F4F Wildcat was unfortunately very outclassed by the Japanese Zero but whilst the Japanese had faster aircraft the Wildcat was, in quite an American way, robust and heavily armed.

Wildcat Ace

As well as this standard collection of F4F Wildcats we have Joseph J. Foss, a new Flying Ace for the Allies.

Ace Joseph J Foss - Blood Red Skeis

Foss and his squadron became known as Foss' Flying Circus and he made a name for himself during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Ace Joseph J Foss (Models) - Blood Red Skeis

This kit gives you another Wildcat, just like the larger set above, but also comes with the additional statistics cards and such which you'll need to bring Joe Foss into play.

Torpedo Bombers

The Japanese aren't going to be taking this all lying down however and the Nakajima B5N 'Kate' Squadron are on their way.

Nakajima B5N Kate Squadron - Blood Red Skies

It seems like quite the running joke that these planes we're seeing here, regardless of their allegiance, were not up to scratch. It certainly throws an interesting spanner into the works and will have you thinking very tactically about where your aircraft are and what tactics you want to employ.

As a torpedo bomber, these planes were manned by three people and you'd imagine they would be the scourge of ships trying to carry troops between islands in the Pacific.

Are you tempted by these new releases for Blood Red Skies?

"Foss and his squadron became known as Foss' Flying Circus and he made a name for himself during the Battle of Guadalcanal..."

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