8.10.0 Target size and Bombing by Flights
Most targets were bombed by boxes of 18 planes with the box dropping on the Box Lead Bombardier. Some targets were bombed by flights of six since they were smaller. Bridges were usually bombed by flights and sometimes airfields, no ball and other small targets were also often bombed by flights. The 394th Bomb Group bombed by flights for the first time on April 20, 1944 and from May 5 bombing by flights became their standard procedure of bombing targets and had lead crews in all flights.
8.10.1 In Basic Game Play all Medium, Large and Very Large targets will be bombed by boxes, and Very Small and Small targets are bombed by flights (see 8.10.3). The Target Size can be found in the Target List and Gazetteer, in the Gazetteer Chart, next to Target Area. The different Target Sizes are Very Small (VS), Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Very Large (VL). The size can modify your Aim Point Check (see 8.6) and your Bombing Accuracy (see table TZ-5a & b for details).
8.10.2 In Optional/Advanced B-26: The Marauder Strikes! you may bomb all targets by boxes or by flights (see 8.10.3).
8.10.3 When you Bomb by Flights, after the Aim Point Check (8.6) roll first on Table TZ-4a (Bomb Sight Bomb Run or Togglier) for your Flight, (See also 8.9.1, Togglier) and then on TZ-5a, Bombing Accuracy for your flight. Roll on TZ-5b, Box Aim and Accuracy when Bombing by Flights, for the success of the Box (incl. Your Flight’s result). As an option, roll Aim Point once per flight and then again on TZ-4a using the Togglier Modifiers, finish with TZ-5a for each of the flights.
8.10.4 You can decide during Mission Planning if you want to bomb by boxes or by flights (as it was usually decided at that time) but in B-26 you may also decide on route to your target or before you roll on MT-1a, Formation Events (see A.5.20) in the Target Zone.