ACES OF VALOR is a solitaire Game where the Player assumes the role of a Squadron Commander in charge of 10 aircraft on the Western Front during World War I.
Your Goal is to manage your Aircraft in order to Complete a Campaign, consisting of a series of Missions, and score enough Victory Points (VP) to assist the war efforts.
Campaigns may be Short (8 Missions), Moderate (12 Missions), or Long (16 Missions). The Player determines the length of Campaign to be played.
VPs are earned by destroying enemy aircraft and ground targets. You lose VPs by losing aircraft and failing to complete missions. The Player moves his/her Squadron Flight Counter on the Battlefield Map, however, combat is resolved easily off-map using an Inititiative Track. If you enjoy movies like "The Blue Max" or "Aces High", this game is for you.
Missions include Patrols, Trench Strafings, Recon, Photo Recon, Artillery Observation, Balloon Busting, and Bomber Escort. Rules provide means for Pilot improvement and the choice to fly for the Germans or British.
Most Games usually take 2-4 Hours to print out and assemble, depending on the number of counters, Cards and Mapsheets.
Optional Rules to play as the Lafayette Escadrille using Nieuport 11, Nieuport 17 and Spad VII Aircraft Counters.