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Mako1115 Oct 2014 5:34 p.m. PST

I always thought these should be in desert camo., but were any in green as well, for the August 1st, 1943 raid?

Also, any good rules for gaming this out in miniature?

I seem to recall one home-brew set, ages ago, perhaps by Sparker.

brucka15 Oct 2014 6:09 p.m. PST

Here's a valuable resource with camo for both sides:
wp.scn.ru/en/cat/wars/ww2/198
Just scroll through the B24's, will usually identify if took part in Raid. (Assembly ships are cool!)

CY6 manages a large amount of bombers quite comfortably.
Check their Yahoo Group perhaps there's a scenario posted there?
There is actually a CY6 Scenario book that covers this era and area.
"Fight's On" may have some oil refinery hexes for this too.

Neroon15 Oct 2014 6:18 p.m. PST

Without re-reading the books:

98th BG (Pyramiders) – Desert Tan (contempory accounts describe them as tawny or lion-colored)

376th BG (Liberandos) – Desert Pink

44th BG (Eight Balls) – OD

93rd BG (Circus) – OD

389th BG (Sky Scorpions) – OD

There were some OD ships with the 98th and 376th on the mission, recent replacements and spare ships from the 8AF groups that didn't have crews available for them.

Mako1120 Oct 2014 5:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info, and link.

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