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DVG
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2008
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2 − 6
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45 minutes
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Down in Flames: Aces High
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Down In Flames is our tactical air combat card game. It was first released back in the mid 1990’s and was again released as a computer game through Battlefront in 2004. Brian Marrs did all the programming for the computer game.

Down In Flames places each player in the cockpit of a Leader and Wingman as they enter combat against other aircraft. By playing cards, you gain advantageous positions on your targets, fire your guns, and send them down in flames!

The game is based on a unique action-reaction card mechanic. Each card can be countered by specific other cards. At the bottom of every card is the list of cards it is allowed to cancel. This makes for exciting card play back and forth between players…

Player #1: “I Play an In My Sights for 3 Hits. If you don’t stop it, you’re going down.” Player #2: “I counter with a Barrel Roll.” Player #1: “I react with a Yo-Yo.” Player #2: “You got me.”

Each aircraft is accurately simulated with a several ratings including: Performance (the maximum cards you can hold), Horsepower (the maximum cards you can draw each turn), Bursts (how many times you can fire), Damage (how much damage your attacks inflict), and Airframe (how much damage your aircraft can sustain).

The air combat is simulated using a Positioning system that allows aircraft to be Advantaged, Tailing, Disadvantaged, or Tailed in relation to other aircraft. An aircraft’s position determine if it can aircraft, and how many bonus Bursts it receives if it is Advantaged or Tailing.

The game uses a simple Altitude system to add this vital aspect of air combat. Aircraft get to draw cards when diving, and must discard cards when climbing.

The game also includes Light, Medium, and Heavy Bombers that are used in the historical campaign games.

Down In Flames has won several awards through the years and continues to be a favorite for both serious and casual gamers.

Components
110 Full color Action Cards
110 Full Color Aircraft Cards
Full Color Rulebook
Full Color Counter Sheet (88 - 5/8” counters)
6 Full Color Campaign Sheets

DiF: Aces High is part of the Down in Flames series.

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2 Replacement Counters for the Basic Game (unofficial)
Here are simple (unofficial) altitude counters for the basic game. I accidently packed my box of DIF counters in long-term storage, so made these to get by in the meantime. Print and glue to a sheet of thick art board and cut out with a x-acto knife and straight edge. ALSO INCLUDES Damage Counters for when using a die to track hits. If you use a die (d6) to track the number of hits on your aircraft, these counters come into play when you take more than six hits.
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0 Preliminary Thoughts on a Bombing variant
I wanted a little more "substance" to the actual bombing phase of the game. I wanted something in line with DiF:AH so here's my first approach. Only ply tested a couple of times (solo). Thoughts appreciated. The Ship Target cards in the photo are very rough... not final
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2011-12-01
4 DIF JETS LINEBACKER I : Vietnam Campaign
1972 Linebacker I ; US NAVY Vietnam Campaign Included :Linebacker campaign PDF / Planes cards to print Planes : A4 Skyhawk / A6 Intruder / F8 Crusader / F4 Phantom II / Mig 17 / Mig 21 Enjoy :D
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2010-12-20
1 DIF JETS : MIRAGE IIIs AND MIG 21s
1967 SIX DAYS WAR period ; Leaders & Wingmen Cards... Same usage as Phantoms and Migs other files ; hope you like it.. :)
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2010-12-10
8 Pearl Harbour
A surprise military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, later resulting in the United States becoming militarily involved in World War II. The Japanese Sea Plane E16A1 is needed for this campaign, and can be downloaded from the BGG files.
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2010-12-05
6 Japanese sea plane fighter
I've made this Japanese aircraft to go with a campaign I'm working on, Pearl Harbour
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2010-11-24
8 Flying Tigers Campain
The American Volunteer Group defend Rangoon and China from Japanese air attacks
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2010-11-21
5 Flyer's Challenge
4 Axis aircraft vs 4 Allied aircraft in a swirling dog fight where players bring in later model aircraft as each previous aircraft is lost. At the end total kills and declare Axis or Allies as victors as well as determining Top Ace. Of course you could play 2 on 2 with each player controlling two aircraft. Or even 1 on 1 with each player controlling 4 aircraft.
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2010-08-10
10 Down In Flames - Aces High Spanish Rules
Traducción al castellano de las reglas de Down In Flames - Aces High.
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2010-02-05
10 Русские правила Down in Flames
Русские правила игры Down in Flames
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