"It is the man, not the machine." -Chuck Yeager
CHECK YOUR 6! JET AGE
was designed to closely reflect the details of jet age air
combat while providing maximum playability. Building on the
CHECK YOUR 6!
Classic WWII system, the game is the result of more than three
years of research into air-to-air weapons, combat maneuvers,
aircraft statistics, and the influence of pilot skill on combat.
Combat is reflected in 3D and statistical analysis was
extensively used in the design. Former and current US Air Force
and US Marine Corps pilots were part of the design team from the
start, greatly influencing the design and mechanics of the game
CHECK YOUR 6!
(over 900 members)
CHECK YOUR 6! Demo Video Online
design goal for CY6-JA was to maximize pilot influence and
historical accuracy while keeping the game relatively easy
to play. All of the major game charts are on two sides of
one 8-inch by 11-inch chart.
are plotted in advance (similar to the old Blue Max system),
so large games are possible; at Cold Wars 2006, one game
with 12 players and completed it in less than 2 hours.
skills are represented: Green (+0), Skilled (+1), Veteran
(+2) and Ace (+3). Pilot skill is critical to success and is
the most important aspect in the game; "It is the man, not
the machine." –Chuck Yeager
may be used. Playtested over three years with 1/600, 1/300,
1/200, 1/144, 1/100, and 1/72 scale aircraft.
weapons are included: Light and Heavy Machineguns,
Low-Velocity Cannon, Modern Cannon, Heavy Cannon, Rotary
Cannon, Infrared Missiles, Radar-guided Missiles, SAMs of
all types, and Anti-aircraft Artillery.
for more than 90 aircraft are included. Aircraft attributes
include Maneuver, Speed, Agility, Climb/Dive rate,
Acceleration, Robustness, Afterburners, Radar, Electronic
Countermeasures, and Defensive Systems.
is handled via hexes and maneuver charts illustrating
possible maneuvers for each speed level.
scenarios from several eras.
Vietnam, Falklands and Angola
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