Canvas Eagles

Canvas Eagles is one of JADE's favourite miniatures games. It let's you take control of a World War I fighter plane and dog fight other players as you duel to the death.

The game was originally released in 1980 as Aces High and then was re-released again in 1983 as Blue Max. Canvas Eagles is the third edition of the game was a released in 1999 by Eric Hotz who decided to release the rules for download for free.

Canvas Eagles uses a hex grid, and telescoping stands to represent altitude and position. Now there is not a lot of official support for this game, so you will need to find the stands, minis and board all on your own.

JADE plays Canvas Eagles in the 1/300th scale, and we got most of our planes from Heroics and Ros. The reason for the scale is of course they are small and compact, but the main appeal is price, averaging around $1.50-$2. The stands we purchased from Corsec Engineering. And our game board is from Aerodrome 1.1.

Each turn. players select the move they wish to do (all of which are prepared for you), and if you want to shoot or not. Then all player enact them simultaneously. So it really has non-stop action, since it is always your turn.

If your shot hits another player (there are tons of firing arcs) then you reference a chart and the player draws that many damage chits, which are either Blue for light damage or Red for heavy damage. We like to use the chits from the Blue Max because there are more instant Death chits the Canvas Eagles uses.

If you are looking for a quick game that will keep you on the edge of your seat, or you just love biplanes, then Canvas Eagles is the game for you!

Canvas Eagles Canvas Eagles Reviewed by Jade GamingNews on 4/05/2014 09:17:00 pm Rating: 5

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