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01: Wargames by Title/Series/Publisher: B

Game mission length can vary from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the target. This page was last edited on 12 Februaryat This was the period in which the 8th Air Force was developing high-altitude daylight bombing strategy and tactics while a seasoned Luftwaffe b-17 queen of the skies rules pdf download advantage of the 8th Air Force’s lack of long-range fighter escort and experience. The game was designed for solitairy play in fact it is one of the very first purpose-designed solitaire games released in box formbut there are rules for a two-player game.

These variants were released in periodicals such as The General Magazine. That game kicked off another round of buying and reading books about the American and British bombing campaign over German-controlled countries, and against Germany itself.

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B, Queen of the Skies – Wikipedia

This game is also adaptable to a more role-playing game style of play. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Player participation is minimal, as the game system picks the targets to be flown to, and the enemy opposition as well as a number of random events that might take place representing damage or failure of equipment on the plane, navigational errors, etc.

Retrieved from ” https: Bombers and crews in this simulation suffer from high casualty rates. Until the deployment of long-range escorts, the bombers had to fight their way to the target and back as in this simulation.

Even with the then top-secret Norden bomb sight and intimidating B combat “boxes” i. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

B-17 Queen of the Skies – Rules

Only when long-range fighter escorts specifically the North American P Mustang were deployed did the attrition rate for crew diminish. Howard Andrew Jones of Black Gate commented that “the game generates an interesting narrative The game is dice-driven, and queeb on charts and tables to determine outcomes.

Player participation is limited to allocating defensive fire from the multiple weapons positions on the bomber. The game’s missions take place between November and the costly deep-penetration raids of May