The game has had it’s rulebook and charts updated, so I downloaded them after I had played my campaign.
There was also an option to request a hardcopy of the updated, reformatted charts, which I did yesterday.
Today I got an email telling me that the charts are on their way.
Great service from Lock n Load Publishing.
Finally got around to trying out this game.
I played the short campaign, covering the early bombing missions from August to December 1942. 5 missions total.
Heavy damage was inflicted on the following targets:
- St. Omer (aircraft factory)
- Lille (industrial center)
- Antwerp (industrial center)
The following targets were completely destroyed:
- Cherbourg (aircraft factory)
- Rotterdam (marshalling yard)
Of the 12 B-17F bombers under my command, the following 10 ended the campaign with better than ‘green’ crews:
- Slavo Sally
- Jersey Bounce
- Hell’s Angels (lead bomber throughout campaign)
- Big Red
- Demo Darling
- Green Hornet
- Chow Hound
- Pueblo Vengence
- Peoria Bell
12 Campaign victory points, resulting in:
Major Victory: War shortened by 3 months. You earn the Silver Star and an eventual promotion to Brigadier General.
This is possibly my second favorite of the four B-17 bomber games that I own, right below B-17 Queen of the Skies, and ahead of B-17 Flying Fortress Leader and Target for Today.
“If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them.”
“A very interesting game, this poker.”
October 13, 1967: premiere date of Star Trek episode ‘The Apple’.
The crew of the Enterprise visits a mysterious and deadly paradise planet which they discover is controlled by a machine called Vaal.
This episode ties a record for the number of red shirt deaths in a Star Trek episode (4, same number as in ‘Obsession’).
- Hendorff – Killed by thorns of a poisonous plant
- Kaplan – Struck by lightning
- Mallory – Killed by explosive rock
- Marple – Hit with a stick by Akuta
Other highlights of this episodes include Vaal:
And David Soul as Makora:
“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.”
I’m using these Spocktober quotes as a crutch to keep my daily blog post thing going.
The truth is that they were pre-programmed to post since September.
“If I seem insensitive to what you’re going through, Captain, understand – it’s the way I am.”