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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. 

A6M5 ZeroEach player has a flight of four fighters, 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 A6M5 is the most-produced variant which has improved speed over its predecessors. The A6M5 Zero entered service in 1943 and was used until the end of the war.

This set is a self-contained rulebook that includes miniatures for the A6M5 and includes two scenarios that reference other aircraft:

Training: A duel between two flights of Zeroes.

Dogfight: A6M5 Zeroes engage either F6F-5 Hellcats, P-51D Mustangs, P-47 Thunderbolts, or P-38 Lightings in a head-on attack.

Out of the Clouds: A6M5 Zeroes bounce a flight of US Navy F6F-5 Hellcats from behind.

This set contains only the A6M5 Zero. Other aircraft referenced in the scenarios are sold separately.

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April 27th, 2016
Great little game. Fast and fun to play, it really needs little space both to be played and to store/carry it. A few typos across the various rulebooks (each plane has its own), also some scenarios could gain for a slightly more detailed description; [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 12, 2015.