Day 2. 12th of August 1940
0600 Weather Clear, the German effort changes to All Out.
Priorities change as well.
Region: 1/11 Tangamere is the first target of the Germans. In a Minor attack, the British scramble Late but have Accurate data.
1xMe110 A low result…and the 110 gets thru and earns a Hit ! -2VP
0900 6/11 Hornechurch A Major raid on the Airfield is presented. Data arrives Medium/Vague
2×109, 2x Do17 versus 2 Spitifres and 2x Hurricane
Hunt: 2x Me Fat. /Retire and 1 each Spit and Hurr. Fat.
Bomber: 4x Spitfire v the 2 Do17’s. L+N/oL.
The Bombers roll thru fatigued and generate a Hit (H).
-2VP An Event Changes Priorities.
1100 7/11 Biggin Hill Airfield , is beset by a minor raid. Medium/Vague Intel.
The Brits allocate 1 Spit. A 110 goes on a Strafe. 2×110’s and 2xJu88’s Bomb Box L+N/oL Bombers get another hit. -1VP
1/12 Raid upon Coltishall, Airfield. No Raid.
5/11 Southend is the target of a Major raid. Detection is Medium/Vague. The force is substantial. 2×109’s 3x Do17, 1xMe110 and a Ju88.
The Hunt Box +H/oN Allies – N. Bomb box generates an Eliminated.
1400 7/11 Biggin Hill Airfield . Major raid. The Intel is Early/Vague.
Patrolling Squadrons land! Hunt N/E!!! Bombing run take place on the Max column.
EOD +2 Eod, -3 Spitfire. -3 Hit. Net VP 9
13th of August Day 3 Cloudy German Effort Light.
0600 6/11 Dover Minor raid, Vague and Late Intel.
2 Spits v 2 109s L/+h/ol Advance 12 hours!
14th of August Clear, All Out German Effort.
0600 6/11 Airfield, with Vague warning and Late Intel.
1xSpit. V 1xHe111 – splash one! Elim.
0800 3/10 Bristol Industrial target. The data received is Late but Accurate. A major Raid. Sx J87 v 1Spit 1x Hurr. +L+N the J87s suffer +L oE!
1000 4/11 Debden – Abort 4/11 Debden –
Abort 1400 Weymouth Radar is targeted. Minor Raid planned. Medium data and Poor Intel force a tough choice at 3/4s of the way thru the day.
3Hurr. 1 Spit. V 1xMe 109!! Elim.
4/10 Worth Station, minor raid. Late Poor Intel. They change Target to Bournemouth. No fighter response. No hit.
1700 5/11 Airfield, & Southend city via event. Medium/Vague.
The Brits decide to go for gold…. 3 Spits, 5 Hurr. V 2 x109 2x J88 1x 111 and 2 Me110. Brits take a beating…..I don’t know why. 34 bomber factors hit in fatigued status. 1900 EOD 4VP
While I find this mildly interesting, I am not sure I want to crank thru 40 more turns of this. So far the situation has not felt terribly tense, and I’m likely doing something wrong. Regardless this title does provide a nice feel for the situation, just not the tense drama I was expecting. Filed to be repeated at some point.
- RAF SOLITAIRE – West End Games 1986 (keepituryens.wordpress.com)
- How do you restore a 60-year-old Spitfire to its former glory? With patience, a set of machine guns and the RAF’s top mechanics (warhistoryonline.com)