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.

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. In some ways it can be quicker to play a mission, but at the same time it can seem to be "dice-ee-er" than its companions. B-26 is, with its advanced and optional guidelines, deep, detailed and complex, but still as easy to play as B-17 or B-29 with its basic system which is similar to the mechanics in B-17 or B-29.

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!

FLAK BAIT - 207 Missions

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-12-15 02:07:42
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/martin-b-26b-25-ma-marauder-flak-bait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHyJrucsn7M

http://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/hundreds-holes-iflak-baiti-180954662/

http://www.historynet.com/b-26b-marauder-american-bomber-in-world-war-ii.htm




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250 Pre-Orders!

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-07-27 22:31:01
B-26: The Marauder Strikes! has now reached 250 pre-orders and will now move into final development.

Thank you very much to all of you 250!

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July 07, 2016 Dropbox

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-07-07 16:36:25
Flight Manual and Tables & Charts (July 07, 2016) have been uploaded to Dropbox. These include all revisions you have seen on this site.

No major changes in the rules. Part 4 (example of play) added. some deletions and changes on only a few tables.

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Part 4 added.

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-05-12 13:37:07

PART 4 - EXAMPLE OF PLAY – LE TRAIT, SHIP YARD, SEPTEMBER 8, 1943 has been added to the Flight Rules.



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How would you play this situation?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-04-27 10:50:19
The exact procedure is not in the rules. I may add this on Combat Board Table 1: If you are Deputy Flight Lead (#4) when Bombing by Flights and on the Bomb Run, Break Away and Go Around.

Here's where I am now:

* I am Deputy Flight Lead, Box 1, Low
* IP 5
* We are on the Bomb Run, Flak hit Flight Lead and #1 leaves. (Strong, inaccurate. I rolled once on TZ-2, Formation Casualties, and then on CB-1.)

Now what?

Suggestion 1: Break Away and Go Around so that I can move to the Lead.

Suggestion 2: Move to Lead, roll again for FLAK, and use IP 1 modifications on the AP and Bomb Run?

Suggestion 3: Move to Lead, roll again for FLAK. Roll D6: IP 5 minus D6 = new IP (this is to reflect where on the Bomb Run #1 left and I take over.) If 0 or less, I have passed the Release Point and must break away and Go Around.

Suggestion 4: The easy way out - just hop to Lead and continue the bomb run, using IP 5.

I will improvise. I think I'll follow Suggestion 2 and if the AP is not found (Good Weather) I'll go Around, or Go Around even if I identify the AP to have the IP 5 modifications on the Bomb Run. Do you know what that means? More FLAK! Fighters may also attack...

Before I decide now, I'll roll twice on TZ-5b for Lead and High Flight. If they hit this small No Ball target and score superior or excellent, I could bomb on IP 1 and then return to base...





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319th Bomb Group on Bridge Busting

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-04-14 02:39:28

http://57thbombwing.com/319th_History/319-BG-1944-01%20Special%20Account.pdf

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MTO Missions!

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-04-11 19:49:07
I will now fly missions to test the MTO expansion. I have target lists and maps from November 1942 through April 1943. This will include low-level missions (Low-Level Expansion needed to play) and skip bombing. The skip bombing rules will be included in the MTO expansion and can be used with the 22nd Bomb Group in New Guinea and in the Aleutians.



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More B-26s Shot Down by FLAK than by Fighters?

B-26: The Marauder Strikes!Posted by Magnus Kimura 2016-03-24 13:34:15
Here's an example from the 344th Bomb Group:

Known Losses Continued

42-95953 (N3 ?) crashed after takeoff with port engine on fire. 30/08/44. Crosscountry hop, Stansted to Shipdham. Pilot Danner, Co-pilot Williams and Navigator Juliani all killed. Flight Engineer survived. So did my family, we were in the house they demolished. Tony Roff. 42-95856 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Belgium 10/5/44. MACR 4511
42-95858 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5139
42-95862 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 13/2/45. MACR 12305
42-95870 (496th BS) shot down by AAA 20/4/44. MACR 4103
42-95893 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over Dunkirk 27/4/44. MACR 4145
42-95895 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5153
42-95900 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 14/2/45. MACR 12385
42-95901 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 21/3/44. MACR 4073
42-95902 (497th BS) 7I-G The Bad Penny shot down by AAA 6/6/44. MACR 5656
42-95913 (495th BS) shot down by AAA 28/5/44. MACR 5144
42-95914 (497th BS) shot down by AAA, Germany, 14/2/45. MACR 12352
42-95917 (495th BS) shot down by AAA, Germany 14/2/45. MACR 12344
42-95918 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 6/10/44. MACR 9219
42-95920 (497th BS) shot down by AAA, S of Abbeville, France 28/5/44. MACR 5140
42-95921 (494th BS) shot down by AAA, Germany 13/2/45. MACR 12221
42-95922 (495th BS) shot down by AAA near Malo le Baines 11/5/44. MACR 4515
42-95925 (494th BS) in midair collision 8/3/44
42-95926 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over Kunkirk 27/4/44. MACR 4144
42-95928 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 23/4/44. MACR 4094
42-95964 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 24/7/44. MACR 7478
42-95980 (344th BG) damaged by AAA, crew abandoned aircraft 2/10/44.
42-95982 (496th BS) shot down by AAA 24/3/45
42-96094 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 9/3/45. MACR 12952
42-107574 (496th BS) shot down by AAA 10/6/44. MACR 5708

42-107608 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5142
42-107619 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 23/9/44. MACR 9734
42-107679 (494th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 23/9/44. MACR 9735
42-107686 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 9/8/44. MACR 7848
42-107691 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5141
42-107698 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 24/2/45. MACR 12612
43-34196 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 14/2/45. MACR 12387
43-34330 (344th BG) crashed after midair collision 6/2/45

43-34367 (344th BG) crashed after midair collision 6/2/45
43-34406 (494th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 23/9/44. MACR 9733
43-34565 (497th BS) 7I-B shot down by AAA over Germany 23/2/45. MACR 12649
44-68101 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over Germany 24/3/45. MACR 13337



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