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Offline Ian C

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B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:56:27 AM »
Free simulator of the classic solo wargame: http://www.awargamersneedfulthings.co.uk/2017/02/b17-pc-emulator-here.html

Windows install notes: set compatibility for XP SP 3 and run as admin.

Help files are in the 'doc' folder adn there is a handy PDF guide with all that info attatched to this post.

Have fun!
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 09:50:30 AM by Ian C »


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Re: B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:10:12 AM »
 O0  Thanks for this. Downloaded and will give it a go when I have some time.
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Offline Ian C

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Re: B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 09:21:55 AM »
Oh crap, second mission was hell. Target Berlin, Dec 42. I should have aborted.

Memphis Belle takes off.
Memphis Belle forms up with squadron heading for Europe.

Zone 2, Turn 1 (Out)
Terrain: W
Weather: Good
0 German fighter waves

Zone 3, Turn 1 (Out)
Terrain: W
Weather: Good
1 German fighter waves
Bandits driven off by other bombers.

Zone 4, Turn 1 (Out)
Terrain: W
Weather: Good
0 German fighter waves

Zone 5, Turn 1 (Out)
Terrain: W-N
Weather: Good
1 German fighter waves

Wave 1 (Attack 1): 2 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me110 at 12 Low registers 2 hits.
Radio Room: Equipment - Radio out
Flight Deck: Crew - Robert Morgan: SW / James Verinis: LW1
Me110 at 10:30 Low missed.
Wave 1 (Attack 2): 1 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me110 at 12 Level missed.

Zone 6, Turn 1 (Out)
Terrain: N
Weather: Bad
1 German fighter waves

Wave 1 (Attack 1): 2 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me110 at 6 Level registers 3 hits.
Tail: Superficial damage
Tail: Oxygen supply - Tail Gunner oxygen hit
Port Wing: #2 Engine - #2 oil tank leak; self-sealed.
Me110 at 9 Low registers 3 hits.
Radio Room: Crew - Robert Hanson: LW1
Radio Room: Superficial damage
No effect hit
Wave 1 (Attack 2): 2 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me110 at 10:30 Level registers 3 hits.
Port Wing: Superficial damage
No effect hit
Ace gunner luckily escaped (further) injury
Flight Deck: Crew - Harold Loch: No wound
Me110 at 10:30 Level registers 2 hits.
Nose: Bomb sight - Bomb run automatically off target.
No effect hit
Wave 1 (Attack 3): 2 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me110 at 12 Level missed.
Me110 at 9 High missed.

Zone 7, Turn 1 (Out)
Terrain: G
Weather: Good
2 German fighter waves

Wave 1 (Attack 1): 1 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
FW190 at Vertical Dive registers 3 hits.
Radio Room: Equipment - Intercom out
Waist: Superficial damage
Starboard Wing: Outboard Fuel Tank - Fuel tank leak; must land bomber in 4 more zones.
Wave 1 (Attack 2): 1 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
FW190 at 1:30 Level registers 3 hits.
Port Wing: Root - Hit
Starboard Wing: Aileron - Superficial damage
No effect hit
Wave 1 (Attack 3): 1 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
FW190 at 12 High missed.

Wave 2 (Attack 1): 2 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me110 at 1:30 Low missed.
Me109 at 3 Low registers 1 hits.
Walking hits!
Nose: Superficial damage
Flight Deck: Crew / Armament - Top turret inoperable and Harold Loch: KIA
Bomb Bay: Bombs - No effect
Radio Room: Superficial damage
Waist: Superficial damage
Tail: Tailplane - Starboard elevator inoperable
Wave 2 (Attack 2): 1 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
Me109 at 10:30 Level missed.
Fuel shortage: Bomber must abort.
Bomber drops out of formation.
Bombs jettisoned.

Zone 6, Turn 1 (Ret)
Terrain: N
Weather: Bad
1 German fighter waves

Wave 1 (Attack 1): 5 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
FW190 at 12 High missed.
FW190 at 6 High missed.
FW190 at 9 Level missed.
FW190 at 10:30 Level missed.
Me109 at 12 Level missed.
Wave 1 (Attack 2): 5 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
FW190 at 1:30 Level missed.
FW190 at 12 Level missed.
FW190 at 1:30 Level missed.
FW190 at 9 Level missed.
Me109 at 10:30 Level missed.
Wave 1 (Attack 3): 5 fighters
Fighter cover: None
0 enemy fighters chased off by cover
FW190 at 10:30 Level missed.
FW190 at 9 High missed.
FW190 at 10:30 Level missed.
FW190 at 1:30 Level registers 1 hits.
Flight Deck: Crew - Robert Morgan: KIA / James Verinis: LW2
Me109 at 1:30 Level registers 1 hits.
Wing: Fuel tank fire.
Controlled bailout over land:
Robert Morgan already dead.
James Verinis bailed out OK.
Vince Evans bailed out OK.
Charles Leighton bailed out OK.
Harold Loch already dead.
Robert Hanson bailed out OK.
Cecil Scott bailed out OK.
Bill Winchell bailed out OK.
Scott Miller bailed out OK.
John Quinlan bailed out OK.
Crew Captured:
James Verinis recovers from his wounds: POW
Vince Evans: POW
Charles Leighton: POW
Robert Hanson recovers from his wounds: POW
Cecil Scott: POW
Bill Winchell: POW
Scott Miller: POW
John Quinlan: POW
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 09:23:40 AM by Ian C »

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Re: B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 01:20:36 AM »
Cool. Thanks!   <:-)

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Re: B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 01:56:25 AM »
Gotta check this out. But as these things get computerised, (like the Pattons Best software) I kinda feel less immersed.  The anticipation of the die roll, looking at the table, recording the stats makes me sweat than reading computerised text.

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Re: B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 02:59:26 PM »
Thanks - looking forward to checking the game out over lunch tomorrow.
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Offline Ian C

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Re: B-17 Queen of the Skies Simulator
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 05:17:38 AM »
Naming crew after real-life personal friends and family really adds immersion.
However, after your sixth mission when your ordnance detonates in the bomb bay and destroys the entire B-17 with everyone KIA it's not that great.