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Nerves, Exhaustion and Death in the Air...

Lacquered Coffins is a simple and fast-play WW2 air combat game aimed at between 4 and 20 aircraft per side. The game focuses on the interaction of fighters, bombers, ground attack and utility aircraft, and can be played on a 4' X 4' or 4' X 6' table.

What does Lacquered Coffins offer?

  • Good balance of historical accuracy and simplicity
  • Bombing, Torpedo attacks and Reconnaissance all play an important role
  • Based on the first-hand accounts of pilots
  • 6 Missions included, land or sea battles can be fought
  • Stats included for over 200 Aircraft
  • Luftwaffe, RAF, Soviet, US, Japanese and Italian air forces all covered
  • 3 Periods - Early Mid and Late, showing the evolution of aircraft during the war
  • 4 Pilot qualities available - Poor quality pilots are less effective, aces are deadly
  • Free-form squadron building; aircraft, pilots and ordnance have points values
  • Simple to play, games take less than 2 hours

Lacquered Coffins is aimed at 1/600 scale miniatures, but 1:144 could be used just as easily. The game requires minimal equipment, just dice, a tape measure and a circular protractor - No fancy flying stands necessary!

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alejandro A January 31, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
One question... In a 1 to 10, how would this system stand for solitaire play?
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Tom J February 01, 2018 1:02 am UTC
I would say about a 4 - there are no solo mechanics in the ruleset, but if you're happy to control both sides, the mandatory move makes the gameplay quite chaotic so its difficult to predict what the table will look like in the next turn. The options available to an aircraft/pilot at any time are usually limited, so in that way it suits solo - the enemy will always just try to attack you. The decisions come at the aircraft roster writing stage (what kind of aircraft to take and what quality of pilots) and at the large scale tactics (where to apply force, which aircraft to engage first, etc.)

There's a guy who played an entire solo campaign with Lacquered coffins, albeit modified slightly for the cold war. You can check out his games and AARs here:
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This title was added to our catalog on February 21, 2017.