Blue Max/Canvas Eagles is a fast paced multi-player World War I (1914 - 1918) aerial combat game that is played on a hex game mat. Each game depicts a single dogfight in which each player controls a single aircraft, and attempts to shoot down as many enemy planes as possible without being shot down themselves. There is no limit to the number of players that can play in a single game.
Blue Max/Canvas Eagles is played on a hex grid game mat, with the players, using an aircrfat maneuver chart decide which maneuver their aircraft will perform on the following move. After all players have decided their moves, all the aircraft are moved simultaneously on the game mat. Players can shoot at another plane only if the enemy aircraft is within their fire arc at a maximum distance of 3 hexes. The game rules are very simple with most being contained within the game components used for game play. Referencing the rules manual is rarely necessary. After playing a few games, you can start using the campaign rules, which adds more fun to the game.
Also from the yahoo discussion group today -
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Telescoping rods by themselves will be $3 each. 4" hex flight stands are $9 (I can make 5" if someone is trying to do 72nd scale) Magnetic mounts are $2.50 each for the small 1/144th scale stuff and $4 each for the larger 1/72nd scale ones. So for 1/144th you can have a setup for under $15. I was going to announce the mag mounts but I'm also placing an order for telescoping rods soon so if anyone is interested email me and I can add some to my order."
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I like CY6, and if I had more time, I would play it more. Canvas Eagles is just an easier game to grab and play, and judging by the number of people I saw playing Canvas Eagles vs those playing CY6 at my local club, I'd say a number of people agree with my feelings.
A friend of mine used to play WWII in Calgary, Canada. He played using wheeled stands. He came over to Vancouver, where I live, for a visit. When he heard I was playing a WWI game that used hexes he laughed and went on and on about what wheeled stands are the best and most accurate way to play WWII or WWI. After he played Canvas Eagles he wanted to know where to get the game. He said it was a great game.
Blue Max was never intended to be an accurate game. When you are playing on 5 inch hexes, and moving two or more hexes at a time, you lose something, but at the same time you gain speed and a very addictive, fun game for all ages.
So there you have it an unbiased opinion on Canvas Eagles the New Blue Max rules.