During my recent rules purchasing frenzy I came across these rules:
I also got these with my first big order to TFL but not knowing much about them I left them alone. A bit of research through my friend Google found the rules to be pretty much what I was after. They have enough detail to have decent 1 on 1 dogfights but they easily allow for games of 10-20 planes, maybe even more. What sold me was how cheap 1/600 scale miniature planes are. Tumbling Dice have some of the nicest and cheapest planes I've seen.
A quick email to TFL and before I knew I had the rules sitting in my inbox, thank you Mr Clarke. My first few games consisted of coins for planes flying across some old Battletech maps. Before I played TFL games I had a pretty bad impression of card based initiative systems, I thought they wouldn't work. But I was wrong, very wrong indeed. Making the cards is a pain but there are plenty on the Yahoo site and some of them look quite professional.
Anyway I'm addicted, I have an order for 120+ planes on the way and they can't come soon enough. Until then my 5 cent piece fighters will have to keep trying to shoot down my 20 cent piece bombers.
And I hear there is a 2nd edition in the works... can't wait.