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Volume III in the Down in Flames card game series moves to the Pacific Theatre of Operations in WWII. Players will recreate the first six months of furious aerial combat between the might of Imperial Japan and the surprised forces of the United Kingdom and the United States.

Zero! includes the important early-war fighters and bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army, Royal Air Force, United States Navy, United States Army Air Force, and the American Volunteer Group (the famous Flying Tigers). Fly the fearsome A6M2 Zero against the F4F Wildcat, Hawker Hurricane IIb, Curtiss P-40B and E Tomahawks, and the ill-fated Brewster Buffalo. As a pilot with the Japanese Army, take Ki-27 Nates and Ki-43 Oscars to the skies against the Allies over Malaya and Burma. Match your skills with American aces Wagner, Thach, McCuskey or their semi-mercenary countrymen of the AVG, Hill and Newkirk. The Japanese can counter with Sakai, Anabuki, Kato, and more.

As with the previous games in the series, Zero! includes the Campaigns covering the major aerial events of the December 1941 to June 1942 period. Each consists of multiple missions aimed at a variety of targets, for which you must wisely allocate your resources of men and material. New to Zero! are Carrier Campaigns, which give players some control over the carrier groups their naval squadrons fly from. Do you go all out for a decisive strike or hold your fighters back and let the enemy overextend himself? Campaigns included in this volume are: Pearl Harbor (solitaire), the Philippines, Malaya, Burma, Coral Sea, and Midway.

Both Down in Flames veterans and newcomers to the series will enjoy this latest volume. All the components needed to play are included - ownership of the first two volumes is not necessary, but the three games are completely compatible. Beautiful, newly-designed, full-color action cards drive gameplay, while cards representing the major aircraft of the period and counters of the famous aces allow players to explore a wide range of scenarios. Besides the new Carrier Campaigns, historically significant missions have been added to the standard campaigns and the rules have been updated and expanded.

Are you ready to relive history? Can you sweep the skies in the cockpit of the Zero, delaying or even stopping the appearance of American industrial might? Or will the Allies, in their outdated machines, halt the Japanese onslaught much earlier?

CONTENTS:

  • 88 full-color, die-cut counters.
  • 150 full-color Playing Cards
  • 6 Campaign Map Displays
  • One Bombing Display
  • One Resource Sheet
  • One 16-page Rulebook
  • One 20-page Campaign Booklet
  • 8 Target Displays
  • Three Campaign Logs

Designed by Dan Verssen
Developed by Mike Lemick

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Artist: Mike Lemick, Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
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Product Code: 0003
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2 Game manifest - List of aircrafts
Detailed list of 54 aircraft cards included in Zero!
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2015-06-24
2 Turn Record Track
Turn Record Track - Six Turns
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2015-02-04
9 Zero! Basic Game Reference Sheet
Zero! Basic Game Reference Sheet. Version 2: - Fixed a typo and added a condensed version on the reverse side.
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2011-04-04
2 Down in Flames non-carrier campaign sequence of play
This file gives a step by step sequence of things to do in a non-carrier campaign with some houserules thrown in
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2011-02-15
1 Carrier campaign sequence of play
the Sequence of play in DiF is a bit confusing. This file gives a step by step sequence of things to do in a carrier campaign with some houserules thrown in
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2011-02-04
18 DiF Series Rules, Tables and Playing Aids
When playing DiF, I always hated to have the rules scattered in different booklets and pages. This is my effort to create a complete rulesset for the entire series, as well as all necessary tables handy on a few sheets. Optional pilot selection rules are included as well.
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2010-06-29
4 Traditonal Chinese Player-Aid of Dogfight
This Player-Aid is for Zero! Dogfight. I hope it can help to promote the game into Chinese wargamers.
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2010-01-26
2 HOUSE RULES DOWN IN FLAMES 2.83.rtf
version 2.83 of my house rules for down in flames. prior version posted on corsair and hellcats, now I am trying to post updated version in both zero and corsair and hellcats
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3 Pearl Harbor Campaign Log
Pearl Harbor Campaign Log replacement sheets in PDF format
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2007-03-27
7 DiF Reference Sheet (v1.0rs).pdf
DiF System Reference Sheet (Updated)
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