The Marauder Strikes!

The Marauder Strikes!

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The B-26 has arrived in the European Theater of Operations. It has now joined the B-17, B-24 and the Lancaster over the skies of war torn Europe...


PRE-ORDER B-26 HERE AT LEGION WARGAMES: http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_B26.html

Martin B-26 Marauder: The Wingless Wonder was the name of a variant of Avalon Hill's B-17: Queen of the Skies solitaire boardgame. A draft of B-26 was available for play testing which used the B-17: Queen of the Skies rules and B-17 was needed to play. Everything has changed since then, and B-26: The Marauder Strikes! has completly new mechanics and is a stand alone game. It is a solitaire game set on board a Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber during World War Two in the European Theater of Opearations from July 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945.

B-26: The Marauder Strikes! is a big game in that there are many target lists, rules, mission maps and details which are not found in B-17: Queen of the Skies or B-29 Superfortress: Bombers over Japan. For example, the Damage Tables are more detailed than the earlier games and the combat system is similar, but completely new. The Target Lists include a large selection of targets attacked by B-26s from July 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945 and are placed on 13 maps (movement boards) which are different depending on where your base is located, from England to the Netherlands. Different models of the B-26 is also included from the early B-26 in 1941 until the B-26G which entered combat in October 1944. The earlier models are not used in the European Theater of Operations (the ETO) in which B-26: The Marauder Strikes! is set, but will be used in 22nd Bomb Group: Marauders from Australia, an add-on variant set in the Pacific in the war against Japan in New Guinea.

The rules in this Flight Manual try to reflect the twin engined B-26 Marauder and situations and events which the crews saw on their missions and historical accuracy has been an important guideline during the development of this game.

Players familiar with B-17: Queen of the Skies or B-29 Superfortress: Bombers over Japan recognize the mechanics used in B-26. One or more 6-sided dice are rolled on tables to plan the mission, to determine if enemy fighters appear, to hit with machine gun fire and to determine damage and wounds and much more. B-26 is as easy to play as B-17 with its basic system which is similar to the mechanics in B-17: Queen of the Skies. Players who have flown missions in B-17 may find that B-26 is similar, but more detailed and there are ideas included in B-26 which can be found in the B-17: Queen of the Skies community. If you add the advanced and optional guidelines you will find B-26 to become deep, detailed and complex, but still does not stray far from the simple mechanics of the basic system. You will also find yourself in situations where you have to make a decision.

The Core Game Flight Manual will be used to play the A-20 Havoc, A-26 Invader and B-25 Mitchell add-ons.

You can begin your campaign flying missions from bases in England or jump in later in the war when the B-26 groups had moved to the continent and you will find Mission Maps with your station either in England, France, Belgium or the Netherlands depending on when you fly your missions. Put together a crew, name your B-26 and fly missions over France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria and Chechoslovakia!

B-26, B-26A & B

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-03-12 21:41:59
I've never seen this info before... 2194 miles with 5.800lbs bomb load...

Really?

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B-26 new info

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-03-11 02:17:21
I have found a source which reveals new information about B-26B and early C. I may have to change some details in the damage tables.

Found a flight manual I have not seen before.


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A-20 AFCE

A-20Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-03-11 01:44:52
The AFCE autopilot will be deleted in the A-20.

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A-20 Mid-Section

A-20Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-03-09 01:27:54
The mid section will be deleted.

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B-25 Fearless Mitchell

B-25Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-03-06 22:23:40
B-25 Fearless Mitchell

The B-25 expansion is done and uploaded to Dropbox.

There is no Fuel Consumption Chart yet and no combat board.

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What exactly is the maximum bomb load in a B-25?

B-25Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-02-28 13:26:16
B-25G:


I am trying to find information here and there about B-25 bomb loads but I am only confused. Some say maximum 4000... others 5200... I find 6,468... I find 3200... I find 3000... and I also find a standard bomb load of 2000 and somewhere else it says 3000...

....and don't forget that the B-25 could load 8 lighter bombs on wing racks too... and with some calculations I have come up with 5200 including 8x 100 lbs bombs on wing racks... but that is not the only result...

Confusion is the only result.


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Say what? How did this happen?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-02-25 15:07:26

Hey Captain! I am pretty sure we are... LOST.

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B-25?

B-25Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-02-24 14:36:14
Patience. Patience.

Coming soon.

I have made changes on the B/C/D damage tables and J is finished. Working on completing it now.

Patience...

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