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Skies Above Britain

Brand: GMT Games

Product Code: GMT2207

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Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain
Skies Above Britain

Description

Skies Above Britain is a solitaire game depicting a Royal Air Force fighter squadrons tasked to disrupt and destroy German daylight bombing raids over southeast England in the summer of 1940. The player’s individual aircraft must locate the incoming raid, intercept it, and evade or defeat swarms of escorting German fighters. The game simulates the dogfighting and fighter-vs.-bomber action at an individual aircraft level using a card-assisted system that simulates key tactical decision-making.

A player can fly scenarios representing an individual patrol or use the Situation Manual to create individual patrols, multi-patrol campaigns, or larger campaigns covering the entire Battle of Britain. Each patrol will take a half hour or more to play, while a campaign can last anywhere between 6 and 28 patrols. 

Unlike its predecessors, Skies Above the Reich and Storm Above the Reich, here the bombers are lightly armed and are at the mercy of determined interceptors. But the German escort is brutal, and their tactical formation of the Rotte and Schwarm are difficult to contend with. Skies Above Britain shifts detail from encounters between fighter and bomber to dogfights between fighter and escort.

Will you strike the bombers from a high flank angle to get a safer shot or make a daring head-on attack to break their formation apart? Will you split your squadron to engage escorting Messerschmitts before they bounce you from out of the sun, or will you charge into the bombers? You decide.

A complete game of Skies Above Britain include:
  • 1 Interception Game Board
  • 1 Squadron Display Game Board
  • 1 Me-110 Circle Display
  • 4 Counter Sheets
  • 3 Player Aid Cards
  • 200 Playing Cards
  • 1 Pad of Roster Sheets
  • 2 Historical Log Sheets
  • 1 Sheet of Stickers
  • 38 Wooden Blocks
  • 10 Wooden Cubes
  • 1 Wooden Cylinder
  • 1 Rules Booklet
  • 1 Situation Manual
  • 1 Optionals Booklet
  • Two 10-sided dice

Specification

Edition
2022
Design
Jeremy White, Gina Willis
Artist
Jeremy White, Gina Willis, Mark Simonitch, Antonis Karidis
Game Language
English
# Players
1
Complexity
5 (MEDIUM) out of 9
Solitaire
9 (HIGH) out of 9
Sizes
30.5cm x 23cm x7.5cm
Weight
2.640 kg

Boardgamegeek rating:9.2


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