DARK SKIES 1942 a 15 mm aerial wargame (Canceled)
Welcome To Dark Skies 1942 an Alternate WWII Game. A world changed by a new horror. Experience thrills of 3D dog fights on the tabletop
DARK SKIES 1942 is the two-player fantasy miniatures aerial wargame 15mm scale.
This exciting and fast 2 player game allows players to adopt the reimagined forces of the world's remaining powers in a desperate struggle against, not only each other but, eldrich horrors unleashed upon the earth during a global apocalypse.
Inspired in part by the writings of HP Lovecraft we've combined our own dieselpunk themes with world war two and taken the fight.to the skies using our simple mechanics to simulate action in 3d space.
Bank, climb, dive and spiral as never before in moves to outsmart your opponents and claim victory in the Dark Skies 1942... the war is only just beginning...
This Kickstarter is to fund the 1st Edition DARK SKIES 1942 Rulebook.
This campaign will include:
- Rulebook with two different ways of playing. There are two ways to play. Skirmish and Battle. In skirmish you play up to 500 points normally without large Fortress craft, good for fairly quick single games. In Battle players use over 500 points and of course include the larger Fortress craft. These are bigger games clearly and will last longer but are great fun and more demanding.
- A "Destruction Day" that changed life on Earth on October 3, 1942, during the Second World War...
- A range of highly detailed miniatures including fighters, bombers and flying fortresses of each army and Creatures based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft
- And more !!
FREE BETA RULEBOOK HERE!!!!!
Dark Skies 1942 is an aerial combat wargame. In each turn both players move their miniatures, perform manoeuvres and attack each other rolling dice.
The miniatures are 15mm aircraft with dieselpunk and ww2 aesthetics with a touch of fantasy, from light fighters to huge flying carriers.
Our intention is to launch our game with miniatures from SIX different armies and miniatures of the Creatures. In total seven armies to play.
The powerful American nation is a advance in technology. Its army is equipped with arguably the most formidable flying fortresses in the skies, the fearsome aircraft carrier allow the weight of the US war machine can be seen in all its splendor anywhere in the world and in a very short time.
U1 North Grumman P-61 Buccaneer, FIGHTER
U2 North Grumman P-71 Corsair, FIGHTER
U3 North Grumman F-6 Appaloosa, HEAVY FIGHTER
U4 Enterprise class carrier, HEAVY FLYING FORTRESS
U5 Arizona class destroyer, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
The current 4th German Empire is governed by Chancellor Rudolf Rommel, a direct descendant of the historic German leader and founder of the Fourth Reich Erwin Rommel. Their lands encompass the great wall from the Carpathians to the French border surveillance. Its capital is located in the city of Germania, rebuilt on the ancient city of Berlin
G1 Messerch-Horkken DR-100, FIGHTER
G2 Messerch-Horkken DR-150, FIGHTER
G3 Messerch-Horkken DR-200, HEAVY FIGHTER
G4 Messerch-Horkken DR-250, HEAVY FIGHTER
G5 Flying Bomb V3, FIGHTER
G6 Germania class zeppelin, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
G7 Inferno class zeppelin, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
Includes the British Isles, all the lands of the Indies, the new territories of Iceland and Greenland. They also have bilateral free alliance with the lands of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Their leader is the king Edward X "the powerful", an iron monarch known for his hatred of the Germanic peoples. Its capital is located in New London.
E1 Vickers-Lewis Warfly, FIGHTER
E2 Vickers-Lewis Speedfire, HEAVY FIGHTER
E3 Manchester class frigate, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
E4 Leeds class frigate, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
Today every man, woman or child who is born and lives within the great Soviet nation has to devote life, work and their allegiance to the nation. Within the army, things are not much nicer. Being a pilot or military officer does not guarantee you a comfortable life or respect. Among the ranks of the military, the commissioners are more feared than even high officials. They have full power and can use any means possible to get the win and maintain discipline.
S1 Mikoyan MS-7, FIGHTER
S2 Mikoyan MS-9, HEAVY FIGHTER
S3 Mikoyan MS-11, HEAVY FIGHTER
S4 Red October class, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
S5 Akula class, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
S6 Petrogrado class, MEDIUM FLYING FORTRESS
The nation that managed to the most rapid stabilization after DDay is Imperial Japan. A few years after its economy had already restored, thanks to the military approach that gave the new government. Only the military might of China has managed to stop the Japanese war machine. Its capital is located in the huge city of Tokyo.
N1 Nakabishi Hayabusa, FIGHTER
N2 Nakabishi Raiden, HEAVY FIGHTER
N3 Nakabishi Hayate, HEAVY FIGHTER
N4 Fuji class, LIGHT FLYING FORTRESS
N5 Gekko class, LIGHT FLYING FORTRESS
N6 Toryu class, LIGHT FLYING FORTRESS
Mercenaries, pirates and corsairs. They have many names, but they all define good at first glance by their black painted aircraft. Men, in the eyes of many, without honor, but very useful for commanders of each country. Some were convicted for their own armies. Others felt somehow betrayed and deserted with their aircraft. All armies can use airplanes of the Foreign Legion.
L1 Messerch FW-199, FIGHTER
L2 Messerch BF-111, HEAVY FIGHTER
L3 Vickers-Lewis Warfly, FIGHTER
L4 Nakabishi Hayabusa, FIGHTER
L5 Mikoyan MS-7, FIGHTER
L6 Messerch-Horkken DR-100, FIGHTER
L7 Messerch-Horkken DR-150, FIGHTER
L8 North Grumman F-6 Appaloosa, HEAVY FIGHTER
L9 Nakabishi Raiden, HEAVY FIGHTER
L10 Vickers-Lewis Speedfire, HEAVY FIGHTER
The terror of all pilots in war are the Creatures. No one knows where they come from. A few say they are from another world, others say they are the army of Mother Earth to destroy humanity...
There are countless Creatures registered today. There flying beings without definite form with several mouths with huge fangs and tentacles. Some vaguely humanoid creatures three or four meters high with giant wings capable of breaking the fuselage of an aircraft.
If you're looking to try something new DARK SKIES 1942 get involved in this Kickstarter. If you want to select your own models as you like purchase a coin pledge. If not we have the following suggestions as Starter Forces
- You can choose one of the starters we propose
Please note that all miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.
- You can choose to use the a simple coin system
Please note that all miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.
For bakers with pledges with coins !! FREE !!
Add-ons are extras you can pledge for in addition to a pledge level. Choose from:
DARK SKIES 1942 is a dynamic and fast game. Players can simulate aerial combat at low altitude between destroyed buildings of dead cities.Only they used ten-sided dice and a few markers.
The miniature’s stand allow the miniatures go up and down representing 4 altitude levels, each level have its advantages and disadvantages.
The base of each model determines the viewing angles and attack. It also determines the area where they can be declared persecutions between dogfighters.
We have the great pleasure to announce that we have reached an agreement with the company PLAST CRAFT GAMES (creators of scenery for Infinity the Game, Kensei, Malifaux and more) to fabricate one or more sets of buildings for DS1942
Also, we are working on many pieces of scenery (bunkers, air defenses,...) that you could see very soon.
The miniatures will be made in resin and hard plastic, to keep the models highly detailed. Look at this video of Hayabusa fighter as an example
All models will require assembly and are supplied un-painted, also every model will include a base and a telescopic stand.
The game is designed in 15mm scale.
This is the table for the shipping costs of this campaign:
If successful fund Dark Skies 1942, we will use any additional funding to produce new accessories for the game, such as the creation of new models and more books with new rules, scenarios and background. Please join us in this Kickstarter. With your help, anything is possible. Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
The whole production line, providers and staff of resin horse is ready to work quickly and efficiently to deliver orders on time. Supporters can follow the step by step progress on our website.
However, things beyond our control would happen, then we will maintain product quality and work twice as hard to keep our schedule and deliver orders on time.
Our greatest strength is the production of the miniatures is in our facilities.
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