Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The bomber will always get through!

Or will it?  This game followed on from the WW1 playtest and featured some of the new-fangled monoplane tri-motor bombers you may have heard about.  This pair were on their way to bomb the same target as previously.
Unfortunately for them it also featured some new-fangled monoplane fighters.  I can't see those enclosed cockpits catching on.
On flew the bombers...

...skirting the barrage balloon...
...but what's this?  Tally Ho!
One bomber was hit by party popper AA fire.

Target in sight - bombs away!
As they left the area of play the fighters finally managed to intercept.  The striking thing about this game was that until the final turn the bombers ran rings round the more agile fighters.  Maybe they will always get through.


Pete. said...

If you are worried by the bombers you need a twin engine heavy fighter to sort them out....

Are these models from you recent bulk buy of old kits?



Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I like the "Party Poppers" analogue simulation of AA fire
A bit like the Fletcher Pratt analogue rule mechanisms

joppy said...

I've just been reading ,in an old 1940s 'Hobbies Weekly', of how to 'drop' bombs from your model planes. Two small loops of wire attached below the fuselage, with the dowel 'bomb' placed in the loops. When over target, tip plane so bomb drops out.
I have some lovely plans for WW2 planes from this source, most about 12 inch wingspan. Must make some eventually.

Tim Gow said...

The heavy fighter sounds like the weapon of the future!

Tim Gow said...

It’s silly, fun and really quite a good simulation!

Tim Gow said...

I recall using a vaguely similar method in the late ‘70s.