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B-17: Queen of the Skies (B17) Email GM Last updated June 29, 2022
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 (4th Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Round 1/3Th93Wintergreen
Round 2/3Th123Wintergreen
Round 3/3Th153Wintergreen
After Action MeetingFr213Foggy Brews
2022 Tournament Format  Swiss

TARGET FOR TODAY IS …

Somewhere in England crews waited with apprehension to find out where they would be taking their B-17’s in Europe. Would it be a milk run, where there would be a good chance, they would be returning to base one mission closer to be able to return home. Or would it be a raid where they would have to claw there way to and from the target to survive. Once the curtain was opened would the crews have a premonition of their fate.

With the last missions going to Berlin, we are now going back to the beginning with the start of the 8th Air Force. With that in mind the construction of the three missions will be different than what was done in the past.

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 over Europe in hopes of accruing a top score after three missions. One of the draws to the tournament is that only a few people 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 the B-17 trying to complete its mission.

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 missions. All the results will be announced at the AAR which will be held at the Foggy Bottom Bar on Friday night at 21:00.

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