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Table Air Combat: Lancaster

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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

LancasterEach player has a flight of four bombers, 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 is a self-contained rulebook that includes miniatures for the British heavy bomber Lancaster.

In addition to the Lancaster bombers, this set also includes:

•ground targets for the city of Augsburg, Valentin U-boat factory, Mohne Dam, and Battleship Tirpitz

•Spotlight templates as part of of the new night-fighting rules.

•Bomb hit and illumination markers.

•Flak circles

This set contains five scenarios.  Four of them can be done entirely with this set.  One refers to the Bf-109F fighter which can be purchased here.

Operation Millennium:  A mass of Lancasters brave spotlights and flak to attack Cologne at night.

Augsburg:  Unescorted Lancasters attack a German city.  The Luftwaffe defends the city with Bf-109F fighters.

Dambusters:  In this low-level, night mission, Lancasters drop a special “skip bomb” to breach a dam in Germany’s Ruhr Valley.

Tirpitz:  The German battleship Tirpitz sits crippled in a Norwegian fjord.  Lancasters drop 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs to sink her.

Grand Slam: The 22,000 lb “earthquake bomb” is used against the hardened Valentin U-boat factory.

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

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


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Jim J April 03, 2018 9:52 am UTC
Brilliant! An iconic aircraft and some excellent scenario choices!

Any chance of some night fighters to go with the new rules e.g. mosquito, uhu, black widow?
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