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richinq Inactive Member22 May 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

I am looking into doing a WW2 air combat based on OHW.

has anyone else looked at this.

Base ideas
Unit types
Fighter
Fighter-Bomber
Bomber

4 firing arcs  Front.  Left/right side and Rear

Height bands   Ground, Low, Medium and High

Movement
Fighter 12"
Fighter Bomber  9"
Bomber 6"

Modifier  -3"  for each height band change.

Weapon Damage max range 12"
MG   D6
Cannon D6 +2

Destroyed Aircraft on 15 Hits

Just some basic ideas while typing this message

Rich

BuckeyeBob22 May 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

check out some of the free rules here. many are simple and fast playing.
link

Calico Bill22 May 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

An interesting idea. Please let us know how your rules work.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

Minimal Ari Combat is about as simple as it gets. Played the heck out of them. Tons of fun!

warwell Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2017 2:09 a.m. PST

I've been enjoying air combat games with Spandau and Lewis, available over at the Stronghold Rebuilt ( link )

Nevertheless, I find the concept of OHW dogfights interesting. Please keep us up-to-date with your experiments.

richinq Inactive Member23 May 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

OHW WW2 Air Rules

Unit types
Fighter
Fighter-Bomber
Bomber

4 firing arcs  Front.  Left/right side and Rear

Height bands   Ground, Low, Medium and High

Turn
Movement (take in turns to move one aircraft)
Shooting (all planes shoot)
eliminate units

Movement
Fighter 12"
Fighter Bomber  9"
Bomber 6"

Modifier 
-3"  for each climb in height band.
+3" for each Dive in height band

Turning
Fighter Bombers and Bombers can turn 90 degrees at the beginning or end of their move.
Fighters can turn at the beginning and end of their move.

Shooting
The maximum range 12"
Fighters and Fighter Bombers can only fire forward 90 degree arc.

Bombers can fire 360 degrees

Damage
Fighters D6+2
Fighter Bombers D6
Bombers D6-2

If firing while diving with the sun behind you do double damage.

if target in clouds half damage rounding up.


Bombing targets
Fighter Bomber D6-2
Bomber D6+2


Eliminating aircraft and Ground targets
Aircraft and Ground Targets are Destroyed on receiving 15 Hits or more.

Rich

NKL AeroTom24 May 2017 7:56 p.m. PST

You should have a look at Lacquered Coffins, it does pretty much what you're after – fighters, ground attack (fighter bombers), and bombers, minimal height bands, ground targets an important part of the game, all done in a simple and fast play format.

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