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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bomber (1982)

Bomber (1982)

Ratings

6.77368 out of 10 with 38 ratings
Board Game Rank: 8687
War Game Rank: 1782

Description

Bomber recreates in game form the most decisive air battles fought in Europe during WWII.
The game covers the major plane types used in the actual battles and all the key elements of the actual events.
Bomber is basically a two player game although multiple subordinate commanders can be used on both sides.
Different scenarios are provided in the rules in order to allow a great variety of games to be played using the game rules.
THe most important information about the battles are provided in the game cards.

Each hex on the map board is roughly 40 miles long.
Each strength represents 8 to twelve planes( average of 10) in flying condition
Each turn represents half an hour of actual time.

The game is played in turns.The game turn can not exceed 33.
Each turn is divided into phases which must be performed in a specific order. Some of those phases are further divided into steps:
1)The plane readiness phase
2)The initiative roll phase
3A)The Landing Step
3B)The normal movement step
3C)The take off step
4)The First side combat phase
4A)The air combat step
4B)The Flak combat step
4C)The bombing Combat step
5)The second side movement phase
6)The second side combat phase
7)The turn record phase

After a game ends after 33 turns have been played.
Victory points that can be gained throughout the game are then counted and the person with the more VP wins.
This occurs only if both players still have units at the end of a phase.

  • Designer: S. Craig Taylor
  • Artist: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Yaquinto
  • Year Published: 1982
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Honors: 1982 Charles S. Roberts Best Twentieth Century Game Nominee
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Aviation / Flight, Wargame, World War II
  • Alternate Names: Bomber

Reviews

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Unpunched - Keeper (unless the "price" is right) - [V]

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Unpunched

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Outstanding treatment of the daylignt bombing offensive. Far superior to Luftwaffe yet playable.

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Not played yet, and therefore not yet rated. Very similiar system to Flat Top, which is why I bought it.

5.5 out of 10
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[Given by Peter G. through krigsspel.se 2013-10-10] Only temporary rating, after reading the rules and looked in the box.

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Punched copy via eBay (October 2013). #653

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7.2 out of 10
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Good strategic air warfare simulation

7 out of 10
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A widely overlooked game. Definite improvement on the topic over Avalon Hill's Luftwaffe. Somewhat convoluted play sequence but a good effort by one of my favorite designers.

6 out of 10
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Never quite got to grips with this game but feel that I may be missing out by not doing so.

5.7 out of 10
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just in

10 out of 10
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own it.

6 out of 10
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I love this game! Spent many hours playing it with my father. Great memories.

7 out of 10
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Enjoyable game.

10 out of 10
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My all time favorite and the first wargame I ever owned at the age of 10 so I might be a little biased. There is no other game that comes close to simulating the strategic air campaign against Germany. The game system is very playable but does require much space and time. I recommend picking up the cyberboard gamebox for those who are space limited.

6 out of 10
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Covers the daylight strategic bomber offensive against Germany. The primary activity is what German fighters will respond to any particular raid. Fills an niche.

6.5 out of 10
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Not many have attempted to simulate/game the bomber campaign over Europe in WWII. Good attempt but takes LOTS of time to play anything more than a day.

7 out of 10
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A good game about the strategic bombing campaign 1943-44.

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Punched. Palmer utility room

5.5 out of 10
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An old game that looks pretty good - yet to play.

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World War II > Western Front > Air Warfare

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Cabinet 4.
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