Welcome to the world of Down In Flames!
We published our first Down In Flames games about 8 years ago, and they focused on WWII dogfighting. Locked-On brings the award-winning series into the jet age and features aircraft as far back as the Korean War in the 1950's, including the F-86 Sabre, all the way up to modern aircraft like the F-15 Eagle!
Locked-On is a stand-alone card game that uses a unique Action/Reaction card mechanic that simulates the maneuvers aircraft perform in combat. This system also puts you in the cockpit to make the split-second decisions that will determine your success or failure in combat.
Locked-On is for 2 or more players and plays in 15 to 30 minutes!
Not only are we EU-Friendly, we are Worldwide-Friendly! All international games will ship from the UK and we prepay taxes and VAT fees!
See the Add-Ons or Pledge for the DVG Backpack!
Extended Solitaire Video
Here is a video showing the heart of the Locked-On game, tactical options! For me, this is the game's strong point. This shows how you, the pilot, get to make realistic decisions based on the situation. Enjoy!
Each dogfight begins with you and your opponent selecting a point value and year for the battle. You then each select your fighter and equip it with the missiles listed on its Aircraft card.
Let's say you agree on a 35 point battle taking place in 1960 or after.
You choose an F-4D Phantom II
And you opponent chooses a MiG-21PF Fishbed.
You then each equip your Aircraft with the missiles listed on their cards.
You then add the Flight Status counters for each Aircraft.
Finally, you deal each Aircraft a number of Action cards equal to its Performance, so the F-4D gets 6 cards, and the MiG-21PF gets 7 cards.
You are now ready to play!
Basic Missile and Range Overview...
More Advanced Missile and Range Rules...
Firing a Radar-Homing Missile...
The Aircraft Display Sheets...
If you are familiar with the Down In Flames series, you'll be able to jump right into the cockpit with Locked-On. It is everything you know, and you now get to adjust your range and fire missiles at the bandits!
The stress element is higher though. In Locked-On, every attack will destroy an aircraft if it is not countered. So, declaring "I have Tone!" or having your opponent declare Tone on your aircraft, will make your heart rate spike. Every time
If you're new to the Down In Flames series, we will be posting Locked-On videos, and there are many great How to Play videos already online for the WWII games...
Locked-On comes with 6 historical Campaigns!
Korean War 1953
Indian/Pakistan War 1965
Vietnam War 1968
Yom Kippur War 1973
Falkland Island War 1982
Desert Storm 1991
Each Campaign creates a series of air combat missions using historical aircraft, pilot skills, and special conditions. You'll score victory points for each mission in your quest to win the campaign!
F-16A Fighting Falcon
F-4D Phantom II
F-4J Phantom II
MiG-21F Fishbed C
MiG-17F Fresco C
MiG-19SF Farmer C
MiG-21PF Fishbed D
Sea Harrier FRS.1
F-4F Phantom II
F-4E Phantom II
MiG-17F Fresco C
MiG-19SF Farmer C
MiG-21MF Fishbed J
MiG-23ML Flogger G
MiG-21F Fishbed C
3x Counter Sheets!
2x 6" x 5.5" Aircraft Displays!
6x 11" x 17" Campaign Sheets!
Here is the near-final rulebook if you'd like to take a look!
The Solitaire rules are coming along great! We will post updates here so you can follow the progress!
Solitaire Rules (a sneak peak)
Solitaire Charts (a sneak peak)
The History Channel created a wonderful series of videos that really examine modern air combat. Here are a few links...
You can add to your pledge! Once you pledge for the game, you can then manually adjust your pledge amount to any value. When we send out the Surveys, we'll add a question asking the items you Added. We'll ship them all in the same package. Your Add-Ons will not increase your shipping cost. We will cover the extra shipping charges.
For example, if you pledge $50 for the game, plus $15 for shipping, your pledge amount is $65. If you then want to Add-On an item for $30, you'd manually change your pledge amount to $95.
Custom DVG Packback!
Additional DVG Games
5 DVG Deep Dish Counter Trays - $15
1500 Neoprene Mat - $20
Warfighter WWII Neoprene Mat - $25
Warfighter Modern Neoprene Mat - $25
Tiger Leader Neoprene Mat - $20
Sherman Leader Neoprene Mat - $20
Get two $20 Neoprene mats- $30
Get two $25 Neoprene mats- $45
Get one $20, and one $25 Neoprene mat- $40
Modern Naval Battles - Ship Expansion #1 - $15
Modern Naval Battles - Campaign Expansion - $15
Modern Land Battles - $40
Battle For Stalingrad - $30
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict - $25
Thunderbolt-Apache Leader - $75
Israeli Air Force Leader - $80
Israeli Air Force Leader Minis - $40
Phantom Leader Deluxe - $85
Tiger Leader - $70
Sherman/Tiger Leader Enemy Commander Pack - $18
Sherman/Tiger Leader Terrain Tile Pack - $25
Gato Leader - $60
U-Boat Leader - $60
Gato / U-Boat Ship Miniatures - $35
B-17 Leader - $80
B-17 Leader Miniatures - $40
Kill Shot - $10
Field Commander Napoleon - $80
Fleet Commander Nimitz - $80
Fleet Commander Nimitz - Mounted Battle Board - $10
Down In Flames - Guns Blazing - $40
Down In Flames - Guns Blazing Extra Deck - $20
Down In Flames - Wingmen Expansion - $15
Rise of the Zombies! - $20
The Cards of Cthulhu - Bonus Pack - $10
The Cards of Cthulhu - Veil Expansion - $30
The Cards of Cthulhu - Coin Pack - $15
Warfighter Modern - $50
Warfighter - Reloading Expansion #1 - $15
Warfighter - Stealth Expansion #2 - $15
Warfighter - Support Expansion #3 - $15
Warfighter - Bonus Bullet Dice Expansion #4 - $5
Warfighter - Speedball Expansion #5 - $15
Warfighter - United Kingdom Expansion #6 - $15
Warfighter - Russian Federation Expansion #7 - $15
Warfighter - Eastern European Adversaries Expansion #8 - $15
Warfighter - Footlocker Storage Case #9 - $40
Warfighter WWII- $50
Warfighter WWII - US #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - UK #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - GER #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - Gear #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - Ammo Box - $40
Warfighter WWII - US #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - UK #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - GER #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - RUS #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - RUS #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - POL #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - POL #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - Metal Tokens - $15
Warfighter WWII - US Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - UK Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - GER Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - RUS Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - Ammo Box Card Decks $25
AND there is more to come!
Risks and challenges
Dan Verssen Games (DVG) has the knowledge and skills to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. We have published dozens of games. If you have any questions or queries, the people at DVG will be here to assist you as quickly as we can. If you would like to see the quality of the games we publish, please visit our website:
With several Kickstarter campaigns behind us, we are able to professionally deal with setbacks while keeping you, the backer, informed with what's happening every step of the way - and not just while the campaign is running. When funding closes and production starts, we aim to provide the most up-to-date information possible regarding each stage of the game's journey to your tabletop.
We believe that honesty is as important as regular contact with our backers. You can expect the very best from us, no matter what. As part of our honesty pledge, please be aware that we do not offer refunds after a Kickstarter campaign closes. We need the funds to pay the printer and to purchase the add-ons and stretch goals people have earned during the campaign. If you pledge, and later change your mind, that's okay, but you need to cancel your pledge before the campaign ends.
By working with high quality production facilities that we've dealt with during previous campaigns, we are confident that we'll be able to deliver the game in a timely manner. Our exacting standards mean that you're guaranteed to get a great game.
Our Kickstarter History for funded games...
Rise of the Zombies... Published!
Battle For Stalingrad... Published!
The Cards of Cthulhu & Booster... Published!
Warfighter & Expansions Wave #1... Published!
Fleet Commander Nimitz… Published!
Tiger Leader... Published!
Warfighter Expansions Wave #2... Published!
The Cards of Cthulhu Expansion, Beyond the Veil… Published!
Phantom Leader Deluxe... Published!
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict... Published!
U-Boat Leader 2nd edition... Published!
Gato Leader... Published!
Ship Miniatures for Gato & U-Boat... Published!
Warfighter WWII Wave #1... Published!
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader... Published!
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader Aircraft Miniatures... Published!
Israeli Air Force Leader... Published!
Sherman Leader... At the Printer!
1500 - The New World... At the Printer!
War of the Worlds... Preparing Final Files!
Pavlov's House... Preparing Final Files!
- (30 days)