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Offline Nefaro

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Skies Above The Reich
« on: January 15, 2016, 04:50:16 PM »
Ohhh shit.   :o

Another solitaire air war game just landed.  A P500 at GMT. 







https://www.gmtgames.com/p-571-skies-above-the-reich.aspx



I'm sure this will hit the P500 mark in no time.











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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 04:51:35 PM »
Oh hell yes!
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 05:01:34 PM »
Ooooooooooooo......  :D

Now, if only the Loonie would stop sinking I might be able to afford it......  :tickedoff:
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 05:08:38 PM »
Resistance... crumbling...
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 05:13:08 PM »
Play.....as the Germans???   I'm so confused.  How am I supposed to bomb Berlin?

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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 05:19:17 PM »
Play.....as the Germans???   I'm so confused.  How am I supposed to bomb Berlin?


With this one?

http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_TFT.html





"TARGET FOR TODAY is an advanced update of Glen Frankís classic game B17, QUEEN OF THE SKIES. Some familiarity with that game is assumed, but ďTARGET FOR TODAY!Ē is a completely new  gameóyou do not need to own B-17, QUEEN OF THE SKIES to play it. New tables are included and the rules are organized according to the sequence of play in any typical mission."




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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 05:24:23 PM »
How am I supposed to bomb Berlin at night?  You know, like God and Harris intended.

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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 06:14:27 PM »
How am I supposed to bomb Berlin at night?  You know, like God and Harris intended.

Play it in the dark?
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 06:24:13 AM »
Apologies for the thread necro, but has anyone played Skies Above the Reich?  Was thinking about getting it, but wanted to see if anyone here had any thoughts on it first.  Thanks.
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 10:40:43 AM »
My copy was, presumably, shipped last week and goes to a middleman first (Second Chance Games, through the Euro-friendly shipping option). I'm hoping it will be here later this month. I'll post some impressions when I get it.

I'm not sure if a VASSAL module is being worked on, I haven't checked any threads on the game over at CSW or elsewhere.
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 02:11:08 PM »
Apologies for the thread necro, but has anyone played Skies Above the Reich?  Was thinking about getting it, but wanted to see if anyone here had any thoughts on it first.  Thanks.

I had signed up for the P500 quite awhile back but, sadly, had to reverse that decision more recently due to it's arrival time coinciding with my move.   :pullhair:

I may pick it up at retail eventually.  So much stuff going on, however, I'm not sure when.  Plus I have a DVG Kickstarter showing up soon too.

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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 10:19:05 AM »
My copy was, presumably, shipped last week and goes to a middleman first (Second Chance Games, through the Euro-friendly shipping option). I'm hoping it will be here later this month. I'll post some impressions when I get it.

I'm not sure if a VASSAL module is being worked on, I haven't checked any threads on the game over at CSW or elsewhere.

According to this thread, a VASSAL version is being built:  https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2020972/vassal-future

Resistance is futile and I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger.  Waiting to hear back from Miniature Market on when they are getting copies.  If it's not "soon" I may just order direct from GMT.
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2018, 08:07:56 AM »
Review from The Players Aid.  A thumbs up.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g5LQnSTMPA
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2018, 09:34:28 AM »
Skies Above the Reich arrived yesterday. Set it up and played a quick '42 practice mission. It was brutal. We jumped the bombers near the target with 4 experten Bf-109 pilots. The bombers had 5 little friends (Spitfires) who were there for the whole mission although none of them ever intercepted us. Our fighters made two passes through the bombers and scored one or maybe two hits, I canít recall now. Meanwhile they got shredded between our own flak and return fire. All four aircraft ended up in the Fate boxes, two with severe cockpit damage and two with severe wing damage. Both aircraft with cockpit damage crashed with one pilot KIA and the other wounded. Both aircraft with wing damage exploded with both pilots KIA. We scored 0 VPís. Welcome to war! LOL
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Re: Skies Above The Reich
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2018, 04:19:48 PM »
Played another '42 mission today. Our 4 experten Bf-109ís intercepted the bombers inbound to their target. Their little friends headed for home on turn 3 while we were climbing to make an oblique run out of the sun. Iíll spare you most of the gory details. Our first pilot to attack crashed into a bomber which immediately disintegrated his aircraft while forcing the bomber to fall out of the formation. We inflicted 4 hits on another bomber but one of our fighters was forced to exit and head for home, lucky for him (!), while the other suffered severe cockpit damage. Our remaining fighter tried to attack two more times scoring no more hits and suffering a severe elevator hit on his last pass. No pilot was seen bailing from the fighter with the cockpit fire as it spiraled in. The fighter with the elevator damage crashed on landing and the pilot was killed. At least we scored 2 VPís for the fallen inbound bomber this time but lost 3 pilots KIA again. Ouch.
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