I'd like to welcome our new play-testers, Andy, Brad, Jeromy and Justin. I'm very much looking forward to your AARs, to hear what you have to say about this game and what you believe must be changed inorder to improve it and make this as good as it can be.
B-26 was at first a variant to B-17 and you needed B-17 rules to play it. It is now a stand alone game and will hopefully be published. I have been in contact with Randy at Legion Wargames about it.
B-26 was "born" when I was looking at my 1/72 scale model of a B-26 when I was working on a P-61 variant to B-17. I had gotten stuck and did not know how to make an idea work, couldn't come up with a solution. I saw that the B-26 had two engines, like the P-61, and I thought "hey, that B-26 has two engines too!" and it has now become B-26: The Marauder Strikes!
There are many plans for this game. At the moment I have to focus on finishing the base game and create more, and better looking counters, and work on some details that I feel must be improved to make it flow better and become easier to play. Your help as a play-tester is invaluable and your ideas and opinion is very important.
The first add-on will be 22nd Bomb Group: Marauders from Australia. Low-level missions, Pathfinders and night missions will be two more add-ons. In September 1944 the 386th Bomb Group evaluated the A-26 and later converted to that model as did other B-26 and A-20 bomb groups, so the A-26 will be added, and the A-20. At some stage I think I will finish B-25 too. You will find that in the MTO and in the Pacific. Another idea I have is a MTO add-on with Marauders from Africa (319th, 17th & 320th BGs) and then the 319th from Okinawa with the A-26.
Other add-s on will be the Aleutians and the SWP. I'd like to do something with the RAF and SAAF B-26 too.
Now, how about the P-61? I think that I have come up with an idea which solves the problem I had when I got stuck many years ago. That must have been about 15 years ago. I have tested that idea and it seems to be working now. I have to make a few more tests, but at the moment it seems that the P-61 will be flying too! (...and the P-70 will be one of your choices too.)