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Avalon Hill's B-17 Queen of the Skies Player's Guide - The Boardgamer


The publisher of The Boardgamer magazine created five special issues devoted entirely to one game within the Avalon Hill catalog.  They were known as Unofficial Player Guides, but were considered the best collection of new information, variants, scenarios, rules variations, errata, inserts, and new articles written for these games.  Fans loved the materials, because it delivered new life into a game that was forgotten by Avalon Hill, but still cherished by the players.

This player's guide, the fifth in a series of five, is dedicated to the classic, aerial bomber wargame B-17: Queen of the Skies.  It is a must have for any fan of the classic game.

In this guide, published in 2004, the articles include:

  • Bombing The Med - Adding the 9th and 12th USAAF and the RAF No. 160 & No. 178 Squadrons
  • Command Decisions - In B-17: Queen of the Skies
  • In Search of Geographical Accuracy - Or, “Hey Navigator Where Are We?!”
  • The Winged Soldiers of ‘44 - A B-17: Queen of the Skies Variant
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Warren S May 24, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
Seems to be missing a chart. I have the waist and tail gunner's damage, but none of the other crew damage charts. Help?
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May 25, 2017 1:21 am UTC
I'm sorry, but the charts you are referring to (other crew members damage, and the waist and tail positions) were never a part of this Player's Guide. Where within the guide do you have the waist and tail gunner's damage?

We would like to help, but just need to clarify what you think is missing, and if you are referring to the correct product?

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ashley M September 12, 2017 1:45 pm UTC
Was this ever resolved? Am wondering, but for $4 I will still order this. Thanks in advance.
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September 12, 2017 3:40 pm UTC
It wasn't resolved, because the user never replied. Whatever they were referring to never existed within the Boardgamer's B-17 guide, so they must have been thinking of some other source material. To triangulate that conclusion, there are no waist or tail gunner's damage charts within this reference guide, so whatever they were referring to is a mystery.
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ashley M August 01, 2020 10:22 am UTC
Hi again, well I can see how it is possible for the original user never replied, as I had forgotten I even asked a question. :) Very nice user's manual and got me back into the game. Thank you!!!
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