July 13, 2016 by brennon
This classic has been updated, upgraded and takes all of the mechanics from the old game and applies them to a new and flashy battlefield in the skies.
Dogfighting has been made easier and more fun while all manner of different scenarios are on offer allowing you to play games that might take an hour or two or full campaigns which head into the realm of three to four hours.
As well as the fantastic board and all manner of interesting components helping you with the different phases of the game you’ll have some plastic miniatures too like the Spitfire…
…and the HE III.
All of the miniatures will be 1/300th scale and the base game will come with twelve Spitfire fighter models and seven Heinkel 111 bomber models. They also have plans through the fundraising totals to get Hurricanes, Dornier 17s, Junkers 88s, Stukas, Bf 109s, Bf 110s and even Blenheims and Defiants onto the tabletop.
In terms of the Gameplay I actually got to see a big version of this at the UK Games Expo. I was run through the mechanics and it’s all a bit of a desperate fight for both sides. The British have to scramble their fighters and make sure they can take on the Germans…
…while said Axis forces have to manage their supplies and fuel so that they can hit their targets and complete missions/bombing runs. It’s all a test of management and sometimes misdirection as you try and take out the RAF bases.
You can learn more about the gameplay for Battle of Britain over on their Kickstarter page as they have a bit of a demo for you to check out which runs through the basics. It’s a neat watch.
Hopefully we’ll see this hit the tabletop soon and we can play out a great big game!
What do you think?
"The British have to scramble their fighters and make sure they can take on the Germans while said Axis forces have to manage their supplies and fuel so that they can hit their targets and complete missions/bombing runs..."