Canvas Eagles Campaign
Canvas Eaglesis a miniatures game based on the board game "Blue Max" first published by Game Designers Workshop (GDW), in 1983. Canvas Eagles is multi-player World War I aerial combat game. The miniatures aircraft come in various scales, 1:100, 1:144, 1:285 and 1:72 are the most popular. We use 1:72 plastic models. Canvas Eagles is a multi-player game played on a hex mat where a player controling a single aircraft attempts to shoot down enemy places without being shot down themselves. The game has no limits on the of number players or planes except as space limitations allow. As said before the game is played on a hex mat using planes on telescoping stands. Each plane has a corresponding maneuver chart that the player plan each turn's move on. Players, when opportunity presents itself, attempt to shoot down enemy aircraft within the arc of fire at a maximum distance of three hexes. The game's rules are straight forward and easy to learn.
We in the Metro East Gaming Association have played CE (Canvas Eagles) for the past four years. In that time we have played two campaign games and are currently on our third. Each game pits players against each side and one another in high scores for best player and side.
Our campaign takes place in 1918 with the British Royal Flying Corps and the German Imperial German Air Service facing off against one another over the Western Front. One game is played for each game week. Using the optional campaign rules from CE a game is developed with mission type, objectives and special instructions. Each side receives its just before the game and must complete the mission within the allotted time we have at the game shop, about three hours. Refer to Canvas Eagles Campaign Rules for a more detailed review of the rules for the game. The 2014 Picture Gallery has pictures from the campaign games.
Below are the standings and the results for the most recent game we played for the currently active campaign.
Canvas Eagles Campaign After Action Reports for the current campaign.
Completed campaign game results can be seen here.First Canvas Eagles Campaign
Second Canvas Eagles Campaign