Sunday, 14 October 2018

Corsairs and Cavaliers Update

I've nearly finished my conversion of Wings of War: Desert Spitfires into a set of rules for the Football War between El Salvador and Honduras in July 1969. The working title for this mash up is Corsairs and Cavaliers, which I think sums up the air war pretty well and has a nice ring about it too. I have now re-written the relevant bits of both the Movement rules (p4) and the Air to Air Gunfire rules (p6) to fit the Football War. The relevant modifications are contained in the two extracts below, although there are a few more edits elsewhere in the document too.

The amended Tight Turning Table

The Air to Air Gunfire modifications

This primarily involves factoring in the relative low and high level performance of the Corsairs and Mustangs. It also involves factoring in the various armament configurations of the aircraft and, in particular, the unreliable cannons on the Honduran F4U-5N Corsairs, which regularly jammed due to a dodgy batch of British manufactured ammunition in ever so slightly the wrong calibre. I think I've managed to include both aspects in the re-write, in order to give the rules some conflict  specific focus.

Any thoughts, ideas or suggested corrections would be very welcome.


  1. Jim, I love the title and agree that it has a nice ring to it. You appear to have done a great job doing the conversion.
    The one comment/suggestion I have would be to consider a slight departure from the normal game series format and include at the end a brief history of the war itself plus a few historical scenarios for the gamer to play. Since the war is relatively obscure, the history and scenarios will help educate the gamers and give them context.
    Keep up the great work.

  2. That's a great idea Vince😀



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