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KSmyth09 Apr 2018 6:09 p.m. PST

Saturday Dave Schueler and I ran a playtest of our Enfilade scenario depicting the air attacks on the HMS Illustrious in January 1941. Ships by Daveshoe, planes by Ksmyth, rules by David Manley.


Ragbones09 Apr 2018 7:05 p.m. PST

Great looking game and thoroughly enjoyable AAR. Thanks for posting.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Apr 2018 8:02 p.m. PST

Excellent all around. What scale(s) are the ships and planes?

KSmyth09 Apr 2018 8:13 p.m. PST

The planes are 1/300 scale, mostly Raiden. The ships are 1/700-I don't know the manufacturer.

Thanks for taking a look.

advocate10 Apr 2018 1:11 a.m. PST

Nice AAR.

advocate10 Apr 2018 2:17 a.m. PST

… but how illustrious can a Playtest get?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

I've run attacks on HMS Illustrious a dozen or so times.

She was finally hit and sunk in the last game.

Attackers: 12 Ju-87B, 5 SM-79 each with TWO torpedoes.
No escorts.

Defenders: 4 Malta-based Spitfires (Illustrious was
making for Malta, having been part of a
convoy's escort).

The carrier took 3 bomb hits and 4 torpedoes, but
remained afloat UNTIL a critical hit started raging

The attackers lost 5 Ju-87's and 3 of the SM 79's.

Scale 1/300 Rules Blue Sea, Blue Sky

(Blue Sky Enterprise's Mediterranean air-to-air, air to
sea rules)

Micman Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

It was a great game. Loved that re-roll rule. :)

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

There are going to be two aerial dogfight games at Enfilade with Fairey Fulmars….? SMH. I had never even heard of a Fulmar until this year.

I'd play the Illustrious game, but I'll be running a GQ 3 game in that time slot. Bummer.

- Ix

KSmyth10 Apr 2018 8:15 p.m. PST

Fulmars are bad. Buses with guns.

The re-roll rule is dead. I killed it. Maybe, sort of.

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