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Microbiggie08 Jun 2016 7:28 a.m. PST

Alan and I did a small Operation Ke warm up game
Based on the 12/23/42 USAAF raid on Munda air field. The original had 5 B17s, escorted by 5 P39Ds, 4 P38Fs. The Japanese were already stirred up by the USMC attack a few minutes earlier. At least 15 Zekes managed to get up to the USAAF planes.
We were short players so I cut it to just a 4 plane P39 element and 3 Zeros and 3 B17s. It was a pretty bloody affair even then. Check Your 6 rules and 1/300 minis at Gigabites Café in Marietta GA if you're in the area.

The P39s and Zeros above the target by Mark Luther, on Flickr

First pass on the bombers by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Another look at the combat by Mark Luther, on Flickr

And another Zeke goes down by Mark Luther, on Flickr


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