Please find below rules, charts, set ups, examples of play, play aids etc for many of our games. If you have some you would like to add please drop me a line via our contacts page.
Note that many of these files are zipped and all are in Word, XL, Acrobat reader, jpeg or png format.
World in Flames Collector's edition Update 20 February:
The good news is we at last have a definite general release date from our printers, the bad news is its not good news. In all the dozens of projects we have done using a variety printers on 4 continents over 35 years, we have always had the game released within 2 weeks of the rule proofs being approved as we base production on a project plan (counters last November, maps, charts and box covers December, kit covers January and the rules Feb 6). Unfortunately some of the other components are still weeks away from finishing and the printers are now definitively stating late March for general release.
We are negotiating with EFKO (the Czech printers) about speeding up that process wherever possible and they are looking at a special early release of 800 or so Collector's edition games (600 Deluxe and 200 Classic) for you, our very dedicated and greatly appreciated advance order customers (both from this web site as well as kickstarter), and hopefully we will be looking at mid-march for these games to ensure you get the biggest boardgame in the world first. I will give you a hoy as soon as I can firm an exact day for release, both general and advance order.
The other news is that the game is very heavy. The deluxe game is expected to weigh about 5.75 kg (12.7 lb), three times heavier than the current edition. We will keep freight prices the same as now for advance order customers, but will need to adjust freight prices after that to account for the heavier than expected weight of the game.
Very sorry for the delay (not the weight, we knew it was never going to be an air box) but it is a massive project and we hope you will find the wait worth it when its finally in your hands.
In the meantime, please check the Latest World in Flames collector's edition tasting below for the final draft of the Campaign & Players' Notes booklet, the Set-ups for all 22! campaigns and the historical and game victory charts.
I have also uploaded the latest Collector's edition Classic and Deluxe Unit description charts which will give you some idea of the depth of research and attention to detail in the game (and one reason each of the 4800 counters in the game has its own unique character).
Finally, and because you asked for it, please find the web pdf of the full-colour World in Flames Collector's edition Rulebook as submitted for printing (except that the printers version is high res).
Thanks for your great support for our games.
World in Flames Overview (updated 11 Oct)
World in Flames games and kits components list (updated 11 Oct)
Latest World in Flames Collector's Edition tasting
Update 30 January 2018
In the beginning World in Flames had 3 campaigns. 31 years later the current (7th) edition has 11. Now we have taken this to a whole new level with 22! campaigns, several never publicly seen before, all of them updated and revised to Collector's edition standard and even 6 World in Flames series games' (America in Flames, Patton in Flames and Days of Decision) set ups (again updated to Collector's edition standard). Thus our First class members who own the World in Flames super-deluxe package, can start setting up and playing these campaigns right now (as can all current World in Flames owners with all the other campaigns).
World in Flames Collector's Edition Orders of Battle (updated 4 August)
Join the Immortals (updated 28 August)
D(edication) Day: Storming the Beaches!
WiF Immortality closed this lifetime.
To all immortals, can't wait to sink you with the overwhelming firepower of the HMAS Sir Hazzles
or shoot you down with my mighty HGR Boomerang
Are you in the game?
An immortal on patrol.**********************
Final Ship & Aircraft Dedications
(updated 20 September 2017)
The following files show all the aircraft and ships portrayed in the World in Flames Collector's edition Deluxe game.
If you are an immortal and are not on any of the 4 s/s below (AIrcraft, Capital ships, light cruisers and/or carrier planes) you need to contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(3 x actual size)
The following is the final list of immortals at the printers.
(3 x actual size)
Feel free to forward these spreadsheets to anyone who may be interested.
The extensively researched notes in the aircraft dedications s/s in particular are informative,wide-ranging,, and even occasionally humorous (if you can't laugh about WWII, what can you laugh about?).
If you are interested in WWII aircraft it may be worth a read irrespective of whether you are a gamer or not. If you are a World in Flames player it tells you every aircraft included in the Collector's edition of the game.
The full spreadsheet includes all the specifications, formulas for values and the most detailed production numbers (down to each mark) ever in one document. After publication of the Collector's edition, I will also publish these documents and we can discuss the formula that accurately describes the optimal aircraft.
Ship de Jour - August 21
Today's final ship de jour (3 x actual size) is of course well known to us all, a large fast, well armed well-equipped long range aircraft carrier that needs no introduction, the USS CV-9 Essex (he says, introducing). Designed from interchangeable parts and assembly line techniques, a CV that would have taken 3 years to build by any other country, took only 18-22 months for the USA. And she turned out to be so handy the Navy built another 23 more just like her..
The Essex class carrier went on to great renown, never losing one in the class (although it was mighty close for the Franklin) and more than any other class won the Battle of the Pacific for the USA. Although the Ships in Flames version has already been dedicated to an immortal, the World in Flames Classic version (or 25 others, only 23 Admiral King?, what a loser!) is still available for your immortality now.*
For all available planes and ships, pls download the dedication spreadsheets above.
* ~ check the details of becoming immortal, and pls note the ship itself remains the CV-Essex, but you or a loved one's names or initials will be placed on the ship itself along the stern.************************
World Cup Tournament Football Game
World in Flames World (updated 28 Nov 2017)
World in Flames Game series Terrain Effects chart (for use with America in Flames and Patton in Flames)