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Crimson Skies (1998)

Average Rating: 7.02/10
Board Game Rank: 1969
War Game Rank: 488
Thematic Rank: 284
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Year Published
1998
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, more than 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Crimson Skies is a character-based board game of dogfighting and dive bombing in an aviation-dominated world; a simple, fast-playing game of pulp-fiction-style air combat. It is a game about the men and women who pilot flying nightmares, the metal-sheathed birds of prey that spit death from the sky.

In Crimson Skies, you are at the top of the aviation food chain - a fighter pilot, one of the fearless men and women who take to the skies each day for honor or profit. Each player generates a minimum of two characters, a pilot and his or her wingman. If your characters survive from mission to mission, they gain experience that can translate into better skills, and thus even better chances for future survival and success. While this is a combat board game, not a roleplaying game, telling tales about your characters will invest the game with action, drama and humor, making the game-playing experience even more enjoyable.

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Awards

  • 1998 Origins Awards Winner, Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game and Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game.

Contents (boxed set):

  • Three issues of Air Action Weekly, the authority on the Crimson Skies.
    • Issue 1: The Rules of Air Combat
    • Issue 2: AAW's 1937 Aircraft Review
    • Issue 3: Warriors of the Air
  • 1 sheet of 24 Aircraft Fuselage playing pieces
  • 2 sheets of 12 Aircraft Wings playing pieces
  • Record sheets for:
    • 14 planes (completed)
    • 1 zeppelin (completed)
    • four blanks
  • 2 copies of the reference sheet (a pilot's campaign log is mentioned, but did not actually ship with the game)
  • Three full-color mapsheets
  • 1 plastic damage template
  • 14 aircraft stands
  • 1 10-sided die

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2 Crimson Skies to Mustangs
Conversion of Crimson Skies planes to Mustangs system, with rockets.
English
2014-01-08
14 Airplanes of Crimson Skies 0.5
Split up among several zip-files: record sheets in pdf-format for all planes and autogyros from the source books: Aircraft of North America, Behind the Crimson Veil, Aircraft Recognition Manual, Spicy Air Tales, Wings over Manhattan and from the PC-Game. A zip-archive which provides all planes in Aeronaut-format along with a configuration file for Aeronaut which addresses some construction issues. Furthermore an Excel-file lists all planes with their most important stats and costs. See the enclosed "Annotations.txt" for more information. This particular file contains record sheets in pdf-format for planes and autogyros from Behind the Crimson Veil, Spicy Air Tales, Wings over Manhattan and the PC game. Download the other files from "Airplanes of Crimson Skies 0.5" for the remaning...
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2012-02-19
10 Crimson Skies short combat tables
Hopefully final, typo free edition of some useful combat tables. ver 2
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2012-02-14
9 Aeronaut (Beta) 0.9.4
- Blueprint image can be added to an aircraft - Special Characteristics validation added: - Group IDs are now validated E.g. Light Stick and Heavy Stick have the same group ID value, an aircraft can only have one of them and becomes invalid if both are added. - "Multiple Engines" and "High Torque Engines" added to the same aircraft shows up the invalid data stamp. - Max Special Characteristics are validated (11-BTN) - Added Radiobutton and RuleConfigs Tag for Max. Aircraft Characteristic Check in Options Panel. (Enables/Disables the validation) - Updated the help pages.
English
2010-01-06
3 Extra data files for CADET
Files for the planes in the Aircraft Manual, Gazeteer, Spicy Air Tales, and Pride of the Republic.
2008-07-23
6 Quick Reference Sheet for Crimson Skies
Very helpfull sheet with all the little things hideously hidden in the rulebook. ;) Including the maneuver chart.
English
2008-01-11
6 CS counters - Desert scheme
Crimson Skies counters for all the planes in the basic box plus the Balmoral from the PC game. The scheme used is a general desert camo, used by many militias. You can find many more schemes here: http://www.toposolitario.com/workshop/crimsonskies.html
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2008-01-08
3 CS counters - Black Swan scheme
Crimson Skies counters for all the planes in the basic box plus the Balmoral from the PC game. The scheme used is similar to the "Black Swan". You can find many more schemes here: http://www.toposolitario.com/workshop/crimsonskies.html
English
2008-01-08
4 CS counters - Pirates scheme
Crimson Skies counters for all the planes in the basic box plus the Balmoral from the PC game. The scheme used is similar to the "Fortune Hunters" and the most common in the game art. You can find many more schemes here: http://www.toposolitario.com/workshop/crimsonskies.html
English
2008-01-08
6 Damage Grid - German
A damange grid showing the different damage types for counter boxes - no more fiddling with the damage template. Made in German, but whoever knows the game will be able to use it.
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2007-11-15
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1969
War Game Rank: 488
Thematic Rank: 284
Num Ratings: 325
Average Rating: 7.02
Standard Deviation: 1.48
Num Views: 68115
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.9
Fans: 38
Personal Comments: 129
Users Owning: 665
Users Wanting: 25
Users Trading: 31 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
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