Birds of Prey - Air Combat in the Jet Age is the main game box for the Birds of Prey game system with a lavishly illustrated tutorial to guide you through learning the game solo and the concise rulebook is designed as a reference for rules questions only. The play aids are built to keep the rulebook in the box during play. Laminated play aids, tilt blocks and box miniatures hide complex systems under easy to use mechanics and aids. Data cards for twenty-four aircraft and twenty-four missiles, plus an exciting set of scenarios, cover air combats from the dawn of the jet era through modern day!

Enter the world of jet dogfighting! Where powerful afterburners glow bright, steely-eyed pilots strain against crushing G forces and cutting-edge weapons systems deal death in the close-in knife fight.

Birds of Prey is a revolutionary jet combat game simulating flight with unprecedented precision and engrossing play. Flight mechanics allow freedom in three dimensions without requiring special maneuver rules. Physics-based systems model aircraft performance differences correctly and simply through the use of only two elegant playaids; graphical computers known as nomograms. Missiles fly out towards their targets without player intervention, using proper kinematics from launch and flowing seamlessly into the underlying flight engine.

Airbattle RAG 3 is the newest expansion to Birds of Prey featuring planes and scenarios from Wings of the West Convention. Learn how to “Fight Like Killjoy” or take a look at the history of air combat games in t-shirts. Increase your fun playing against and around those less maneuverable, with new rules, scenarios and ADCs for bombers. A remarkable set of seventeen ADCs round out this new product!

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Airbattle RAG 3 available!

Birds of Prey is available in PDF form Ad Astra Games, is now available in Electronic Format (PDF) allowing you to keep all of the rules, aircraft, missiles, aids and scenarios in your computer or mobile device. Bundles are available, containing all of the printed content from a given product. The content is also available in smaller, more specific sets or as a story pack. Find them all at:

Birds of Prey is releasing prototype content via Patreon. There are new ADCs, rules, box-minis, scenarios and more! This is where you would go for the F-16N or advanced SOAR or maybe a Sea Harrier... someday.

We are using the funds to help pay for convention costs, tool licenses and other expenses, so every bit helps us push the boundaries of jet dogfight gaming forward.

Ad Astra Games separation from Final Sword has had some unexpected benefits! The box-miniatures for Airborne Alert, Reinforcement Pack A have been laid out onto new dies and are now available at a quality standard equivalent to other Birds of Prey products. (Final Sword used a die-cutting process on Airborne Alert  and Reinforcement Pack A that was less accurate and required thinner material and poorer print quality.) These new sheets of box-miniatures are available as separate parts from Ad Astra Games!

The original Reinforcement Pack (Pack A, Interceptors and Aggressors) is back in print, and four new Reinforcement Packs have been added to our product portfolio. These are found at:

Pack A, Interceptors and Aggressors

Pack B, Next War to Gulf War     

Pack C, Cats and Quarry             

Pack D, Danger Zone!                 

Pack E, Fight's On!                      

Airborne Alert box minis              

New Reinforcement Packs available now!

The eighth annual Birds of Prey: Air Combat in the Jet Age convention is coming in 2018, following in the footsteps of many years at Origins. This year’s event will be just as much fun, with a bunch of fantastic air gamers, great scenarios, new aircraft and a opportunity to learn more about air combat in the jet age!

When: Thursday July 19 - Sunday July 22, 2018

Where: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Hotel: DoubleTree Guest Suites Dayton/Miamisburg

           300 Prestige Place , Miamisburg, OH 45342

           Phone: 937-436-2400

Rate:  Convention rate is $99 per night, ask for the “Birds of Prey” group

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