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B-17: Queen of the Skies (B17) Links Email GM Last updated May 19, 2019
Class A: Experienced Players Only Rules will not be explained. Neither GMs nor players will teach the game to beginners during the event. 
Schedule GM: Mark Yoshikawa (3rd Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Round 1/3Th94Wintergreen
Round 2/3Th134Wintergreen
Round 3/3Th174Wintergreen
After Action MeetingFr213Foggy Brews
2019 Tournament Format  Swiss


BIG WEEK reduced the Luftwaffe to a shell of its former self. But it's still a force that can still punish the Eighth Air Force. With D-Day only months away the Allies must make sure that the German Air Force will not hinder the operations that are going to take place.

B-17, Queen of the Sky's tournament uses actual missions that the Eighth Air Force made during WWII. Using a scoring system unique to WBC, players try to bomb targets, fly through fighter cover, and evade flak over Europe in hopes of accruing a top score after three missions. One of the draws to the tournament is that only the GM's actually know where the missions are going. Like the pilots of the Eighth, they are sometimes surprised as to where and how difficult the mission will be.

Just because it's a solitary game doesn't mean that people are playing the game by themselves. Rather you are grouped with five other people forming a squadron to bomb the target. The person that is opposite from you rolls the dice for the Luftwaffe. So it's not unusual to hear cheers and jeers as people either try to bomb Germany or shoot down their fellow pilots during the tournament.

Not only are people competing for wood, as a six person squadron they are trying to have their name on plaques put on a perpetual trophy for the “best” or “worst” squadron for the event. All of the results will be announced at the After Action Meeting which will be held at the Foggy Brews on Friday night at 21:00. If you’re interested in playing and coming to the After Action Meeting consider bringing a door prize (under $10) which is given out as we do roll call on scores.