New Early War Soviet aircraft are now up for preorder from Warlord Games for their excellent dog fighting air combat game Blood Red Skies!
New Soviet fighter squadrons swoop over the Eastern Front – securing the battlefields for the big push into Germany. The Polikarpov I-16, Yak-1b and MiG 3 are some of the most iconic aircraft seen on the Eastern Front.
These aircraft are manufactured in the new, ultra-detailed, Warlord Resin! and come with all the cards and advantage flight stands that you need to field them in your games of Blood Red Skies
In-game, you’ll find these little wasps to be incredibly useful – field a swarm of low-cost, agile fighters with a low minimum move which will allow you to outturn faster-moving aircraft and set up the perfect attack!
Ace: Lev ‘Sokol’ Shestakov:
Shestakov graduated from military college in 1936 and immediately applied for service in Spain, joining a Republican fighter squadron, where he claimed eight solo victories and 31 shared victories in 90 sorties in his I-16.
A squadron of Yak-1bs is more than a match for any equivalent German fighter squadron. Like other Soviet aircraft, they have high agility and low firepower, perfectly suited to countering the early marks of Messerschmitt BF109s.
While the MiG-3 has the Sluggish trait, it is a serviceable frontline fighter with decent mobility conferred by the Great Dive trait. It has an agility and firepower score equal to that of the early war Bf109’s it’s most likely to come into contact with.
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