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Tally Ho!: Tactical Air Combat Game, Allies vs Axis 1939-1942 is a 52-page, full color book containing a two-player (with solitaire option) strategy card game of World War II air combat, based on single plane-vs-plane dogfights, using Minden's Battle over Britain game system. 

Tally Ho! allows you to simulate dogfights between allied and axis fighter planes in a variety of early war campaigns. Specifically, the following campaigns are covered in this volume: Polish Campaign(1939), Dutch Campaign (1940), Malta Campaign (1940-41), North African campaign (1940-41), Early Chinese Campaign (1941-42), Philippines Campaign (1941), and Pacific Campaign (1941-42). Authentically rated British, Italian, German, Japanese, American, Polish, Dutch, and AVG Chinese planes are included, 119 rated plane counters in all. This is a complete game; you do not need any other book in the series to play.

This digest-sized volume contains full rules (and advanced optional rules), individual scenarios, solitaire rules, Campaign game, tables, historical and game notes, and Reference material, Dogfight Display, and plane counters that will need to be printed and cut apart prior to play.  Planes are rated in a number of categories, such as speed, aglity, performance, firepower, and damage.   For list of rated plane counters in this volume, see below.

Game play is fast and furious, with the system emphasizes playability and authenticity rather than endless modifier lists, high complexity and bookkeeping. Gamers must supply a standard deck of playing cards, and a 6-sided die, to play. 

Tally Ho! is now available as a PDF download.  Designed by Gary Graber. Published by Minden Games.


AMERICAN: F4F Wildcat, P-40 Kittyhawk, Buffalo, Dauntless, Devastator, P-38F Lightning.

JAPANESE: A6M2 Zero, Ki-43 Oscar, A5M Claude, Ki-27 Nate, D3A1 Val, B5N1 Kate, Ki-21 Sally.

GERMANS: Ju-87D, Me-109E, Me-109G, Me-110C, He-111H, Hs-123, Fw-190A, Ju-52, Storch.

ITALIANS: MC-200, CR-42, SM-79, SM-82, Ba-65, CR-32.

BRITISH: Gladiator, Wellington, Hurricane I, Blenheim IV, Spitfire I, Spitfire VC, Bombay, Battle, Swordfish, Hudson, Boomerang.

CHINA AVG: P-40B Tomahawk.

POLISH: P-11c.


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September 2nd, 2020
This is a gem of a game. A wide variety of early war planes, matched one-on-one in air combat. The game system is based on a system of ratings for speed, agility, performance and damage limits. The action is determined by the draw of varying number of [...]
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