White Star/Blue Sky

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Brief Description

Expands the game to cover the U.S. 8th Air Force's daylight strategic bombing campaign over Europe (1942-44). Includes rules for air-to-air rockets, strategic bombing (pattern and precision), and heavy bombers (including optional crew rules). Bibliography provided.

new charts new planes

There are seven scenarios (as well as notes on creating your own):

Where There's Smoke (June 11, 1943)
Germans use smoke defense against American attack on the sub pens at Wilhelmshaven. Six B-17F's vs. four FW-190A-3's, flak, and smoke. Solitaire scenario.
First Blood (August 17, 1942)
VIII Bomber Command's first mission of the war - a twelve plane raid, assisted by a 6-plane decoy mission. Eighteen B-17's vs. two Me-110G2's, two FW-190A3's, and four Me-109G-6's.
Hamm - and Exit! (March 5, 1943)
After VIII Bomber Command's second Ruhr raid, the Germans intercept the withdrawing bombers. Special surrender rules apply. Fourteen B-17F's and two P-47B's vs. two Me-410A's, two Me-210A's, four FW-190A-3's, and two Me-110G-2's.
Striking the Reich (January 27, 1943)
VIII Bomber Command's initial daylight raid over Germany. Twelve B-17F's vs. two Me-110G-2's, two FW-190A-3's, and four Me-109G-6's. Clouds, rookie German pilots.

Striking the Reich scenario description

von Schnauze auf Schnauze (March 8th, 1943)
First B-24 raid of VIII Bomber Command. Nine B-24D's escorted by nine Spitfire VB's (flying high cover) vs. sixteen FW-190A-3's.
Enter the Thunderbolts (April 15, 1943)
Fighter sweep pitting eight P-47B Thunderbolts against eight FW-190A-3's.
A Muenster of a Raid! (October 10, 1943)
American bomber formations, left unescorted due to weather problems in England, are being slaughtered by German interceptors - but at last, Allied fighters arrive. Sixteen P-47B Thunderbolts protect ten B-17F's vs. eight FW-190A-3's, four Me-109G-6's, two Me-110G-2's, and two Me-410A's.

There is also a Campaign Game, in which a series of unscripted missions represent the course of the strategic air campaign. There are two versions - the Full Campaign, which covers 30 campaign turns and multiple missions per turn; and the Fast Campaign, which limits itself to 20 campaign turns and one mission per turn.

Data is provided for 22 Allied and 18 German aircraft

Allied Aircraft
P-38F LightningA-20C Havoc
P-38J LightningB-17E Fortress
P-47B RazorbackB-17F Fortress
P-47D ThunderboltB-17G Fortress
P-51B MustangYB-40 Fortress
P-51D MustangB-24D Liberator
Spitfire VBB-24J Liberator
Spitfire IXB-25C Mitchell
B-25J Mitchell
B-26A Marauder
B-26B Marauder
B-26C Marauder
C-46 Commando
C-47 Skytrain
German Aircraft
ME-109F FriederichJU-88C
ME-109G-6 GustavHE-177A-5 Greif
ME-109G-6/R2 GustavDO-335 Pfeil
ME-109G-6/R4 Gustav
ME-110G-2 Zerstorer
ME-110H-3 Zerstorer
FW-190A-3 Wurger
FW-190A-4/U3 Wurger
FW-190A-4/R6 Wurger
FW-190A-6/R1 Wurger
FW-190A-7/R6 Wurger
FW-190A-8/R2 Wurger
FW-190D-9 Dora-9
ME-410A Hornisse
Period Second World War, European Theater, Strategic Bombing Campaign, 1942-44
Contents 52-page rules booklet, including two reference cards

sample reference card B-17 data from reference card

Designer John F. Stanoch
Publisher First edition published 1996 by Simtac

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