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Table Air Combat is a fast, simple air combat game that can be played on any flat surface. Each ruleset is a self-contained game including cut-out miniatures of one aircraft and a set of rules. 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

P-38L LightningEach 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.

This set contains the P-38L Lightning. This twin-engine fighter was fast and maneuverable. P-38s were used in both the European and Pacific theaters.

This set is a self-contained rulebook that includes miniatures for the P-38L Lightning and includes two scenarios that reference other aircraft:

Training: A duel between two flights of P-38 Lightnings

Dogfight: P-38 Lightnings engage Bf-109F fighters in a head-on attack.

Pacific Lightning:  Four P-38 elements engage four A6M5 Zero elements over a wide area.

Stukas Over the Mediterranean: USAAF P-38s based in North Africa defend Royal Navy warships from a swarm of Ju-87 Stukas.

Leyte Gulf:  B-25 Mitchell bombers are attacked by Ki-84 Franks and defended by P-38 Lightnings.

This set contains only the P-38L.  Other aircraft referenced in the scenarios are sold separately.

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Gabriel Z March 17, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
Will I need to print full rules from every plane? I would think it's not necessary, but I've noticed that page count is different (from Lightning to Spitfire, for example).
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