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!

2.60.1 Expected Flak over Target - edited.

RULESPosted by Magnus Kimura 2019-07-14 12:49:39

2.60.1 Mission Planning, check Table MP-4, Expected Flak over Target.

In B-26 Flak Defenses depend upon your altitude. If your mission altitude is at 500

to 4500 feet you will be fired at by mostly Light Flak Guns. At 5000 to 7500

Medium Flak will fire at you and Heavy Flak Guns from 8000 to 15000 feet. Roll

also to see if your Target has Radar Directed Flak. Flip the Mission Chart over and

copy the details from the front page to the Flak Box on the right center of the

second page.

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8.9.0 Togglier

RULESPosted by Magnus Kimura 2019-07-09 15:45:35
I have made changes in rule section 8.9.0 Toggliers inorder to make it easier to understand how to use TZ-4b and TZ-5a.



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MT-2

Tables & ChartsPosted by Magnus Kimura 2019-06-22 03:25:59
On MT-2

delete Low-Level Mission and modifiers.

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MT-1f, Random Events

Tables & ChartsPosted by Magnus Kimura 2019-05-21 09:52:34
On MT-1f DR7 add: If also 8000 feet or lower: FLAK! Check MP-4 then TZ-2.

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FLAK & Evasive Action. A.8.11.4 & Flak Zone

RULESPosted by Magnus Kimura 2019-05-21 09:01:17
When Going Around and if in a Flak Zone Evasive Action -2 will be deleted.

Evasive Action -2 is only after the Bomb Run with no bombs on board.

Box/Flight Evasive Action with NO BOMBS onboard: -2



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MAIN AND AFT BOMB BOMB BAYS IN B-26

RULESPosted by Magnus Kimura 2019-05-15 12:51:29

MAIN AND AFT BOMB BOMB BAYS IN B-26

As was mentioned above the B-26 until the B-26B/C-45 had two bomb bays, one main and one aft. The aft bomb bay was rarely used in the ETO and was deleted on the later B-26 models. In B-26 only the main bomb bay will be used, but as an option on short missions no longer than to Zone 3, roll 2D6. On “11-12” the aft bomb bay will be used and it will have slight extra effect on the bomb run, and will consume more fuel. (See Target Zone Table 4a & b and 5a for modification and The Fuel Consumption Chart.)

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Spelling error/Freuadian slip corrected.

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-05-15 12:50:03
05.15 is not new. It is the same as 05.10 but with the corrections. I could not save the same document because it was protected so I had to save it as a new document.

05.10 will be deleted.

Spelling/Freudian Slips corrected 05/15. Minor correction on DT-6 and Main+Aft bomb bay usage in B-26 clarified, note added among MP-Tables and mod on TZ-4a/b and 5a.

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A-20 on Dropbox?

A-20Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-05-13 12:09:38
I just noticed that the A-20 on Dropbox might be the incorrect file. It has "Mid Section."

Mid Section should have been deleted. At the time I was working on the files the computer was acting up so I had to save different copies and lost control. I thought I had the correct uploaded.

I will remove A-20 from Dropbox for now.

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