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Table Air Combat: SBD-3 Dauntless

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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. 

Download a free set of the complete rules here: Flight Operations Manual

Watch how to play Here

SBD-3 DauntlessEach player has 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.

Each aircraft is sold separately.  Only pay for the ones you want, and print out as many copies as you need to create your own epic WWII air battle.

The SBD-3 Dauntless dive bomber is a carrier-based light bomber.  Dauntless bombers were widely used in the Pacific theater.

This set is a self-contained rulebook that includes miniatures for the SBD-3 Dauntless and the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi.  Two scenarios reference other aircraft:

Training: A duel between two flights of SBD-3 Dauntlesses.

Midway:  Attack the IJN carrier Akagi before A6M2 Zeroes intercept.

Surprise Attack:  A large force of Dauntlesses attacks a Japanese carrier.  The carrier can launch and recover A6M2 Zeroes.

This set contains only the SBD-3. Other aircraft referenced in the scenarios are sold separately.

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December 3rd, 2016
I haven't tried out the system in game play yet, but I like the philosophy. I especially like the reasonable price and the ability to purchase just the aircraft you need. I want to try it out using 1/700th scale naval aircraft and ship models in place [...]
August 30th, 2016
This is a really good set. It's great fun trying to sink the Akagi and dodging the flak. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on October 17, 2015.