I am working on a B-26 Variant which is 22nd Bomb Group: Marauders from Australia and here is an idea I have now on how to simulate their small formations in B-26:TMS!
If you would like to test it, you can use this table instead of the MP-7 in the Tables & Charts booklet.
Vee - three B-26s in a V-formation. The leader in the middle and two wingmen, #2 on the left and #3 on the right.
Diamond - four B-26s in a diamond formation. First a V-formation and then a 4th ship added flying behind the lead. (I will expand this formation when bombing Medium and larger targets. In the Target Zone #4 will change position and fly on #3 right wing, which means that the Enemy Fighter Pilot in the Target Zone for ship #3 will be -1.)
Echelon - six B-26 in an echelon formation. First a V-formation and then a 4th flying on #2's left wing. A 5th ship is added flying on #3's right wing and last, #6 flying on #5's right wing. (I will expand this formation when bombing Medium and larger targets. In the Target Zone the ships will change position and fly in two V-formations when bombing small or very small targets.)
1. On MP-7a, roll D6 on Flight Formation.
2. Roll D6 again to see the number of flights taking part in this mission. Note how Mission Table 2 (MT-2) is modified and Bombing Accuracy (TZ-5) by the number of flights and type of flights.
3. Roll on MP-7b if you fly a V-formation; MP-7c if you fly a Diamond-formation; MP-7d if you fly an echelon-formation to see where you are in the flight and what the Enemy Fighter Pilot Status against your position.
It is not yet finished, but you can fly these formation in the ETO just to test it and send me feedback. I will fly a couple of missions in the PTO vs the Japanese in New Guinea and New Britain.
Download 22nd BG MP-7 here: