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Table Air Combat: Spitfire II

Suggested Price $1.99


Table Air Combat is a fast, simple air combat game that can be played on any flat surface.  All you need are some six-sided dice and some coins to provide weight for the aircraft counters.  Everything else can be printed from this ruleset. 

Watch how to play here 

Spitfire IIA player uses a flight of four aircraft represented by two counters.  Aircraft counters move by means of curved “performance rulers” that represent the aircraft’s historical cornering ability and maximum speed.

Each performance ruler is unique to each aircraft, and contains all the speed, cornering, and weapon information needed.

TAC is designed for portability;  The entire game can fit in a plastic bag.  Even the largest battles can take place on a fast-food restaurant table.

Fast and agile, the Spitfire was slightly superior to is arch rival Bf-109.  This early-war version has eight .303 machine guns and defended Great Britain from the Luftwaffe in 1940. 

This set is a self-contained rulebook that includes miniatures for the Spitfire II and includes three scenarios that reference other aircraft:

Training:  A two-versus-two battle between Spitfires

First Contact:  Spitfires engage Bf-109E fighters over the Dunkirk evacuation beach

Scramble:  Bf-109E escort Ju-87 Stukas to British targets.  The RAF intercepts with Spitfires.

Idiotreihen: A squadron of Spitfires flying in "vic" formations gets bounced by Bf-109E 

Black Thursday:  Formations of He-111 bombers and by Bf-110C escorts are intercepted by Spitfires over the North Sea

This ruleset contains only the Spitfire II.  Other aircraft references must be purchased separately.

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Steven High H May 15, 2022 4:54 pm UTC
Gosh, I thought this was supposed to be "Free"...not that *anything* ever *is* free, but still, even Americans have to figure slapping a price on a thing kinda bungs up the "free" part.

How about "Try a *discounted* Spitfire II"? That would have been less irritating; it's not as though US $2 is intolerable, after all.
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Nick B July 27, 2022 10:40 pm UTC
It pay what you want... so it is free if you want it to be.... Not sure where the issue is mate....
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Steven High H July 29, 2022 10:19 pm UTC
Pretty simple, mate..."Free" means "without cost"; $2, while nominal, is a cost; ergo, NOT free.

It's a nifty little system, and its fun, but that doesn't make it OK to claim "free" when it isn't.

Maybe yours was "pay whatever you want", but mine was $2 for the supposedly free intro.

So that's my point--bait and switch is bait and switch, after all--to the Publisher: don't claim it's "Free to Try" when it isn't.
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Sebastian A September 21, 2020 8:32 pm UTC
Which table size to use?
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James I April 20, 2019 10:37 pm UTC
Are there any plans to adopt this game for WW-1?
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Wesley H January 29, 2020 1:00 pm UTC
I would love a WW1 version.
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Colin M September 26, 2015 12:25 am UTC
And isn't it funny, the only two comments so far are from New Zealand - a land noted for it's flightless bird.
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Colin M September 26, 2015 12:24 am UTC
Tom B has a good idea - I'm a big fan of the 'Battle of Britain', and would go for a set covering the action of July 1940 - Oct 1940. But others might like a Mediterranean / Crete game. And no doubt there'll be some looking for Russian theatre air combat.
Let's support the designer and start buying. :-)
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Tom B September 09, 2015 10:06 pm UTC
Any chance of getting a bundle made with all the aircraft or at least theaters, Battle of Brit, Pacific etc

Any plans to make more types of aircraft.
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