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 preorder!

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: http://www.adastragames.com/products/?category=Digital

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    http://www.adastragames.com/products/reinf-pack-a

Pack B, Next War to Gulf War               http://www.adastragames.com/products/reinf-pack-b

Pack C, Cats and Quarry                       http://www.adastragames.com/products/reinf-pack-c

Pack D, Danger Zone!                           http://www.adastragames.com/products/reinf-pack-d

Pack E, Fight's On!                                http://www.adastragames.com/products/reinf-pack-e

Airborne Alert box minis                        http://www.adastragames.com/products/airborne-alert-boxminis

New Reinforcement Packs available now!

We are excited to announce the Birds of Prey Convention 2017, this September in the Washington D.C. area!


This year’s convention looks to be another superb event; filled with great people, exciting scenarios and a visit to a world class aviation museum. New players and veterans are equally welcome and will all have opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills. Costs should be minimal, with a low room rate and game room contribution.


Our theme “Wings of the Rest” is the inverse of the 2015 event and features aircraft manufactured outside France and the United States. The aircraft range from the early swept-wing era (1954 IOC) to the current day (2017 IOC). Eight producing countries will be represented and only one ADC available in a current Birds or Prey product!


Register (informally) at: http://tinyurl.com/BoPCon-2017


When: Sept 7 - Sept 10, 2017

Where: HILTON WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT

    http://washingtondulles.hilton.com