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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Mark Morrise
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20 minutes. 1 - 2 players. Designed by Glen Frank and Bruce Shelley.

This is a strategy game that re-creates the early bombing missions and aerial combat of the B-17 bombers over Europe during WWII.

"B-17 is designed to be primarily a solitaire game. The player controls a B-17F Flying Fortress bomber, trying to survive German fighter attacks and drop its load of bombs on the selected target, then return home safely. Optionally, a second player can control the German fighters (to some degree; their appearance is determined randomly, but successive attacks are under the control of the German player). If each player has their own copy of B-17, then they can fly their bomber while playing the German fighters in their partner's game." -- from the BGG description --
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Judy Krauss
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I decided to start a new campaign of B-17: Queen of the Skies last month, to try to get at least one original crew member through 25 missions.

So far, so good, since I have played 2 games (missions) already this year, and haven't lost any crew members or the plane itself yet!

I kept meaning to play this game, but it has been over 4 years, I believe, since I previously sent a Flying Fortress on a mission.

I have named my bomber "Ride of the Valkyries" and anyone who is interested can read my game reports, here:


http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/200075/item/4296207#item42...



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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Brendan McGuire
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This might be the first official solo game I have ever played and it is still a winner. A lot of the elements in this game have been redone over the years, but at the time I had really seen nothing else like it. It still holds as one of the best campaigns that makes you really understand what it was like to be a part of a bomber crew. When a crew member died (especially on his first mission), I really felt it and made me reflect on the fact that this actually happened.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Tony Ackroyd
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Judy Krauss
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I will be trying to get at least one original crew member through 25 missions of B-17: Queen of the Skies. This will be nearly impossible, of course. But I will track how many missions pass until I fail.








BTW, I am writing my gameplay reports here:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/200075/item/4296207#item42...
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Tony Ackroyd
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So here we go with the...
2016 Boardgame Association Cup!

For Round 1, the 25 brackets of 16 games will each have one winner and a runner up who will qualify for the next round. So each bracket simulates three "real world" rounds (16 -> 8 -> 4 -> 2).

The 400 games here are from rank 709-1000, minus some duplicates, plus 146 wild card entries from rank 1000+. They have been randomly allocated to the brackets. In each bracket select the game you like most.

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B-17: Queen of the Skies
Hermagor
Heroes Wanted
Infiltration
Max
Money! 
New Amsterdam
Nightfall
Nippon
Paris Connection
Poseidon
Samurai Spirit
The Game of Life
Unhappy King Charles!
Walnut Grove
Xiangqi
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Gord Cowie
Canada
Flin Flon
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Edition/Publisher: Avalon Hill Edition, English (1983)

Condition: Played half a campaign (11 missions). Box and contents in excellent condition. From a smoke-free, but pet-friendly home.
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Condition: Like new.

Starting Bid: $100

BIN: $125

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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Royce Reiss
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A classic solo wargame


Campaign with multiple B-17s. A game is 1 B-17 for 25 missions or if lost sooner.
1st B-17 Bad Clown lost on mission 6 - crew POW except for Nav and Bombardier who successfully evaded capture.

current status
3 B-17s on 7th mission and 1 on its first
 
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Judy Krauss
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This game is part of my Hardcore 10x 10 Challenge:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/200075/judes-10-games-10-t...

B-17: Queen of the Skies is a solitaire World War II wargame and an old favorite of mine. The object is to get a bomber plane and crew to the target and safely back, and I plan to play in campaign mode, where what happens in the previous game will have an effect on the crew for future games.

I hope to keep my plane and crew from being destroyed before I finish these 10 games!

And if I do have at least one original crew member left at the end of 10 missions, I will continue on to try to accomplish 25 missions for the The 2016 Solo and Coop Unpossible Challenge:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/203852/item/4403984#item44...


My B-17 plane is named Ride of the Valkyries, and each of my crew is named after a legendary Valkyrie. (Yes, I know that they were all female -- deal with it.)

Bombardier: Ortlinde
Navigator: Schwertleite
Pilot: Brunnhilde
Co-Pilot: Waltraute
Engineer: Helmwige
Radio Operator: Siegrune
Ball Turret: Grimgerde
Port Waist Gunner: Rossweisse
Starboard Waist Gunner: Gerhilde
Tail Gunner: Róta




January 20, 2016

d10-1 Ride of the Valkyries - Mission 1 - Amiens - Railroad
Position: middle of the formation in the middle squadron.
Weather: good out and back.

The plane encountered heavy FLAK outbound and some resistance from enemy aircraft, but most of the more serious damage happened after the bombs were already dropped and the plane was homeward bound (which was not helped by poor to fair fighter cover). Unfortunately, the bomb drop was off-target and only a small number of the bombs actually hit the intended target.

Port Waist Gunner Rossweisse was lucky to bring down a FW190, but was later seriously wounded. Again, she was lucky, though, because she recovered quickly and will be able to join the next mission.

Result: Safe landing, all crew fit for next mission. But only scored a 5% bomb run.


d10-2 Ride of the Valkyries - Mission 2 - Abbeville - Airfield
Position: middle of the formation in the low squadron.
Weather: good out and back.

Bad Luftwaffe communication helped reduce the enemy aircraft resistance this mission and there was only light FLAK. Still, it was a rough flight with many attacks resulting in the loss of radio communication, the port aileron, and engine #3! The Pilot, Brunnhilde, the Starboard Waist Gunner, Gerhilde, and the Engineer, Helwige, were all wounded, the first two seriously. Despite the plane damage, the bomb run was on target!

Luckliy, all three wounded crew members recovered well enough to be ready for the next mission.

Result: Safe landing, all crew fit for next mission. 40% success on the bomb run.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Mike Heine
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Was really excited to find this huge Flying Fortress flyable balsa model NIS at Goodwill for $2.49
Also found another flying balsa model of a cesna for $1.49.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Royce Reiss
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A classic that I decided to revisit. Missions are underway and will take a few weeks to complete (if the plane and crew survive).
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Judy Krauss
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This game is part of my Hardcore 10x 10 Challenge:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/200075/judes-10-games-10-t...

B-17: Queen of the Skies is a solitaire World War II wargame and an old favorite of mine. The object is to get a bomber plane and crew to the target and safely back, and I plan to play in campaign mode, where what happens in the previous game will have an effect on the crew for future games.

I hope to keep my plane and crew from being destroyed before I finish these 10 games!

And if I do have at least one original crew member left at the end of 10 missions, I will continue on to try to accomplish 25 missions for the The 2016 Solo and Coop Unpossible Challenge:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/203852/item/4403984#item44...


My B-17 plane is named Ride of the Valkyries, and each of my crew is named after a legendary Valkyrie. (Yes, I know that they were all female -- deal with it.)

Bombardier: Ortlinde
Navigator: Schwertleite
Pilot: Brunnhilde
Co-Pilot: Waltraute
Engineer: Helmwige
Radio Operator: Siegrune
Ball Turret: Grimgerde
Port Waist Gunner: Rossweisse
Starboard Waist Gunner: Gerhilde
Tail Gunner: Róta




January 20, 2016

d10-1 Ride of the Valkyries - Mission 1 - Amiens - Railroad
Position: middle of the formation in the middle squadron.
Weather: good out and back.

The plane encountered heavy FLAK outbound and some resistance from enemy aircraft, but most of the more serious damage happened after the bombs were already dropped and the plane was homeward bound (which was not helped by poor to fair fighter cover). Unfortunately, the bomb drop was off-target and only a small number of the bombs actually hit the intended target.

Port Waist Gunner Rossweisse was lucky to bring down a FW190, but was later seriously wounded. Again, she was lucky, though, because she recovered quickly and will be able to join the next mission.

Result: Safe landing, all crew fit for next mission. But only scored a 5% bomb run.


d10-2 Ride of the Valkyries - Mission 2 - Abbeville - Airfield
Position: middle of the formation in the low squadron.
Weather: good out and back.

Bad Luftwaffe communication helped reduce the enemy aircraft resistance this mission and there was only light FLAK. Still, it was a rough flight with many attacks resulting in the loss of radio communication, the port aileron, and engine #3! The Pilot, Brunnhilde, the Starboard Waist Gunner, Gerhilde, and the Engineer, Helwige, were all wounded, the first two seriously. Despite the plane damage, the bomb run was on target!

Luckliy, all three wounded crew members recovered well enough to be ready for the next mission.

Result: Safe landing, all crew fit for next mission. 40% success on the bomb run.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
Andrew Borgelin
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This is the twenty five year that I have owned and played this game and it is a one I really love. Yes there might not be many decisions to be made but the game pays back in spades when it comes to playing a long campaign with the narrative and drama it returns. Great stuff! As it is an important milestone in this game and my history it deserves some extra attention this year. This is what I plan to do and am doing.

First I will try and fly a 'twenty five' mission where I will see just how many B17's and crew are required to meet a campaign of twenty five missions. Ideally one plane, one crew but we all know that just isn't going to happen!

Second I will attempt to play a single special mission where I will use twenty five B17's all independently controlled to fly the mission. How many will survive this special mission?

First mission of Silver Lady. Target Rennes Railyards. Pretty uneventful flight to target and excellent bombing result one of the highest I have had at 94%. Again fairly uneventful journey home and a successful landing with no crew injuries and no major damage to The Silver Lady! A good start to my special campaign.
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This game creates a great story. We had a great group last year, but it had to be put on hold due to some illness of the organizer's family. We're scheduled to restart early this year. That should be enough to get me 10 plays.

Plays:
 
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Here's my hardcore list: Autumnweave's Hardcore 10x10 2016 challenge.

Targeted 10
d10-1 B-17: Queen of the Skies


d10-2 Ambush!


d10-3 Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1


d10-4 Wings of Glory: WW1 Airplane Packs


d10-5 Friday


d10-6 Star Realms


d10-7 Fields of Arle


d10-8 Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set


d10-9 Ascension: Deckbuilding Game


d10-1d10-0 Crokinole


Alternate
d10-1d10-1 Dominion
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Gord Cowie
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Flin Flon
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Edition/Publisher: Avalon Hill Edition, English (1983)

Condition: Played half a campaign (11 missions). Box and contents in excellent condition. From a smoke-free, but pet-friendly home.
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Kevin Erskine
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2015
Score: 101
# of Votes: 7
Highest Vote: 1
Avg. Vote: 6.6
#1 Votes: 2

2014
Rank: 35
Score: 110
# of Votes: 8
Highest Vote: 1
Avg. Vote: 7.3
#1 Votes: 4
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B-17: Queen of the Skies is a solitaire World War II wargame and an old favorite of mine. The object is to get a bomber plane and crew to the target and safely back, and I plan to play in campaign mode, where what happens in the previous game will have an effect on the crew for future games.

I hope to keep my plane and crew from being destroyed before I finish these 10 games!

And if I do have at least one original crew member left at the end of 10 missions, I will continue on to try to accomplish 25 missions for the The 2016 Solo and Coop Unpossible Challenge:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/203852/item/4403984#item44...


My B-17 plane is named Ride of the Valkyries, and each of my crew is named after a legendary Valkyrie. (Yes, I know that they were all female -- deal with it.)

Bombardier: Ortlinde
Navigator: Schwertleite
Pilot: Brunnhilde
Co-Pilot: Waltraute
Engineer: Helmwige
Radio Operator: Siegrune
Ball Turret: Grimgerde
Port Waist Gunner: Rossweisse
Starboard Waist Gunner: Gerhilde
Tail Gunner: Róta



January 20, 2016

d10-1 Ride of the Valkyries - Mission 1 - Amiens - Railroad
Position: middle of the formation in the middle squadron.
Weather: good out and back.

The plane encountered heavy FLAK outbound and some resistance from enemy aircraft, but most of the more serious damage happened after the bombs were already dropped and the plane was homeward bound (which was not helped by poor to fair fighter cover). Unfortunately, the bomb drop was off-target and only a small number of the bombs actually hit the intended target.

Port Waist Gunner Rossweisse was lucky to bring down a FW190, but was later seriously wounded. Again, she was lucky, though, because she recovered quickly and will be able to join the next mission.

Result: Safe landing, all crew fit for next mission. But only scored a 5% bomb run.


d10-2 Ride of the Valkyries - Mission 2 - Abbeville - Airfield
Position: middle of the formation in the low squadron.
Weather: good out and back.

Bad Luftwaffe communication helped reduce the enemy aircraft resistance this mission and there was only light FLAK. Still, it was a rough flight with many attacks resulting in the loss of radio communication, the port aileron, and engine #3! The Pilot, Brunnhilde, the Starboard Waist Gunner, Gerhilde, and the Engineer, Helwige, were all wounded, the first two seriously. Despite the plane damage, the bomb run was on target!

Luckliy, all three wounded crew members recovered well enough to be ready for the next mission.

Result: Safe landing, all crew fit for next mission. 40% success on the bomb run.


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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
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One of many, but I thought this one to be excellent.




Sorry for the large size as not sure how to reduce external image sizes...
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
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Another one it took me some time to find, I even got B-29 first.

Once you try this game the first thought is that this "defies the definition of a game". There is barely a decision in the whole game. That is until you play B-29 which is even worse.

You could almost roll 100 dies, order them and then read the mission without taking any meaningful decision.

But the narrative is nice. I own both B-17 and B-29 and the Korea expansion for B-29 and I have almost finished campaign games of both B-17 and B-29 (so we are talking almost 40 games in total). Not a good game but a good experience.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1006]
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It's a Thriftmas Miracle!

Every year, I do an entry for this game...hoping...wishing...sigh. Although I have received many wonderful games (and a couple of silly stinkers, too )

This year, I decided I would pass on Thrifty Santa. Since my accident, my game storage space has been greatly reduced so rather than seem grinchy and say "I want this game and this game only" I said pass.

I mentioned this to a fellow thrifter and longtime friend. Apparently, that started the wheels turning - or is that the sleigh rolling - and imagine my surprise a week or so ago when a box showed up on my doorstep.

What the....???? The return address said it was from T. Santa. WHAT!!!! I tore open the box and there, wrapped in thrifty, reused newspaper ads was my grail game!

Turns out that there was such a rush to fulfill my wish - even before it was posted this year - that I'm missing the rules and perhaps a couple of chits. I'll figure out which ones later, but in the meantime, can anyone help a girl out with the rules?
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