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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
John Hinkle
United States
Shawnee
Kansas
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Missing 3 counters. The cover has some blistering I do not know if it is from humidity or age. Otherwise the game is in very good shape.
 
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Kirk Groeneweg
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Clear Lake
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New to me in April '14, List Item

In the post a year ago, I chose B-17: Queen of the Skies as my favorite new to me game. This week I finished my 18th mission. I really do still enjoy this game, although, it's taken a back seat a little bit. I do think playing it 18 times in a year is pretty good. It's one I'll pull out from time to time, especially if I can't find anyone else to join me for a game.

I also had Say Anything listed. This has also stood the test of time. It seems it will get pulled out (especially by my daughter) to play when family is together. And as always it ends up in much laughter and nobody caring what the final score is.

Curses! is the last new game I listed. I think I've played it a total of 3 times now. I think this may be a once a year game for me. Now, my daughter may play it more than that, but the silly fun of the cards wears very thin if played more than that (for me).
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
J.L. Robert
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Sherman Oaks
California
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Poll: The 2015 AH Cup
Fifth Round Proper
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
32 B-17: Queen of the Skies (Cardiff City)
45.8% 71
16 For the People (West Bromwich Albion)
54.2% 84
Voters 155
This poll is now closed.   155 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:00 am
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Chip Crawford
United States
Aubrey
Texas
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Finishing up a thrifting weekend with this beauty. Well taken care of, box in very good shape for the age, punched, clipped, and bagged.

Now to find someone to play it with.

Mom n pop thrift Plano, TX, $5.00
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
J.L. Robert
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Sherman Oaks
California
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Poll: The 2015 AH Cup
Fourth Round Replay
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
32 B-17: Queen of the Skies (Cardiff City)
56.1% 64
18 Breakout: Normandy (Crystal Palace)
43.9% 50
Voters 114
This poll is now closed.   114 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:00 am
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $71

BIN: $94

Condition: Very Good

Condition Notes: Age-related wear/tear
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
J.L. Robert
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Poll: The 2015 AH Cup
Third Round Replay
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
32 B-17: Queen of the Skies (Cardiff City)
51.8% 73
23 Empires in Arms (Derby County)
48.2% 68
Voters 141
This poll is now closed.   141 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:00 am
 
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Judd Vance
United States
Wichita
Kansas
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I've flown plenty of missions. Time to fly again!
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Han Shot First
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Jerry Wilkinson
United States
New Castle
Indiana
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1983 Avalon Hill edition

Acquired from the BGG Marketplace last year. The person I bought it from said he had only played it once. I played it two or three times while I had it. Box has some shelf wear but looks good for its age. Game is complete and components are in very good condition. There are still 30+ unused double sided mission charts in my copy.
 
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Paul Harmon
United States
Rochester
New York
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Al Wilson
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Oceanside
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Finally taking a look at this Avalon Hill classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzfACdk2BJk
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Billy Zavos
Canada
Montreal (Brossard)
Quebec
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Box shows some shelf wear, but otherwise in very good condition and complete. Hell, it even has a nearly full pad of mission sheets.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Jim P
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Sterling Heights
Michigan
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After Action Report (AAR) Example



Pilot: 2nd Lt. Terry Bradshaw
B-17: Steelers of Souls (B-17F-27-B0 41-19789) GB (4th Mission)

Squadron: 154th Bombardment Squadron, 218th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
MISSION One Hundred and Fifty-One:

Date: Thursday, February 3, 1944 (4 day from last mission)
Primary Target: Wilhelmshave, Germany. P/A ( Port Area U-Boat Facilities)

Position: Lead

Crew Status: KIA=1 / SW=1 / LW=2 (Frostbite=1)
Pilot – 2nd Lt.. Terry Bradshaw (12)
Copilot – 2nd Lt . Mike Kruczek (15)
Bombardier – 2nd Lt. Franco Harris (32) ** [LW]
Navigator – 2nd Lynn Swann (88)
Engineer - MSgt. Rocky Bleier**** (20) [SW-REC]
Radio Op.- TSgt. John Stallworth (82)
Ball Gunner - Sgt. Bennie Cunningham (89) ##**
Port Waist – Sgt. Jack Lambert* (58) [KIA]
Strbd Waist - Sgt. Jack Ham* (59) [Frostbite]
Tail Gunner - Sgt. Mel Blount (47)#*** [2xLW]

Key:

½ = Half an Enemy A/C KIA
* = 1 Enemy A/C KIA
# = 5 Enemy A/C KIA

Bomb Run:
---- Bomb Drop; On
---- Accuracy; 40%

Enemy Fighters Encountered: (KIA – 4 / Prob – 1 / Damg – 3)

Claims:
Harris – 190 & 109
Blount – 2x 190

Replacement Crew Available:
Bombardier – 1st Lt. Russel Davis (45)
Port Waist – Sgt. Larry Douglas ***1/2 (26)
Tail Gunner – Sgt. Willy Fry (62)

B-17s disposition: Major; two engines, 2 wing roots tail plane, heater, tail; turret, etc lots of superficial holes. Repaired in 6 days.

Peckham Points – 255

Mission Debriefing:
We took off on time and assembled as briefed. Turning for the continent we encountered our first enemy fighters...
...and with all our damage landing was rough but we made it down in one piece.

Pilot: 2nd Lt.. Terry Bradshaw
B-17: Steeler of Souls (B-17F-27-B0 41-19789)
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Jim P
United States
Sterling Heights
Michigan
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Aircraft Replacement Request


Please comment to this Geek List Item if you need either a replacement aircraft or a spare aircraft till your Fortress is repaired.

I will then assign you a B-17 Flying Fortress by the time of the next mission.

Please Note; include in the request your assigned Squadron and the first mission you need this bomber for. If a replacement is required please note the date your normally assigned bomber will be available for service again.

Colonel Ronald Donnelly
Commander
281st Bombardment Group (H)
Elveden Hall, UK
3rd Bombardment Wing HQ
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
8th USAAF
United States
Savannah
Georgia
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Replacement Aircraft List


Replacement Aircraft after Last Mission
TO:
All 281st BG Personal

SUBJECT:
Replacement Aircraft as required after mission 156

MEMO:
Gentlemen the new B-17G Flying Fortress's are flowing in from HQ and will continue to be allocated to veteran crews that request them as new crews bring them over from the states. By direction of HQ USAAF all new production aircraft will be delivered without olive drab paint to reduce weight. Such aircraft will be noted below. This is strictly a cosmetic change to reflect a historic change. Current replacement aircraft after mission 155 are listed below for your reference. These Aircraft will be prepped and ready for service on 9th February 1944.

(note: our next mission is on the 20th February 1944)


Aircraft replacements ;

151st
BirdfluNuggetz
B-17F-85-B0 42-30062 (new recruit)

Snake Eyes
B-17G-95-DL 44-83768 "Sloe Gin Fizz", with Cheyenne tail turret, natural metal finish



152nd
scharlemagne
B-17G-10-B0 42-31293 "Valiant Virgin II", after Mission 156



153rd
titusp13
B-17G-35-DL 42-107011 after Mission 156



154th





Spare Aircraft
B-17E-01-BO 41-1033 “Santa’s Work Shop” [2 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17E 41-9020 "Tugboat Lille' [2 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17E 41-2606 "Thumper II” [1 Mission w/281st BG (H)]

B-17F-115-B0 42-30620 “Wayward Wendy” [9 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17F-85-B0 42-30048 “Brassy Barbie” [4 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17F-130-B0 42-30952 "Baroness of Bremen" [4 Mission w/281st BG (H)] issued to the 153rd BS until Feb. 13
B-17F-55-B0 42-29481 "Magniloquent" [0 Mission w/281st BG (H)]


B-17G-5-B0 42-31179 "Princess of Paris” / “Looney Lady of London” [5 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17G-40-B0 42-97159 "Sooner or Later” [3Mission w/281st BG (H)]

Colonel Ronald Donnelly
Commander
281st Bombardment Group (H)
Elveden Hall, UK
3rd Bombardment Wing HQ

or

Lt. Colonel Edward (Ed) Acton
Deputy Commander
281st Bombardment Group (H)
Elveden Hall, UK
3rd Bombardment Wing HQ
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
8th USAAF
United States
Savannah
Georgia
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Spare Aircraft
B-17E-01-BO 41-1033 “Santa’s Work Shop” [2 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17E 41-9020 "Tugboat Lille' [2 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17E 41-2606 "Thumper II” [1 Mission w/281st BG (H)]

B-17F-115-B0 42-30620 “Wayward Wendy” [9 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17F-85-B0 42-30048 “Brassy Barbie” [4 Mission w/281st BG (H)]
B-17F-130-B0 42-30952 "Baroness of Bremen" [4 Mission w/281st BG (H)] with 153rd BS
B-17F-100-B0 42-30359 “Sealed Fate” [4 Mission w/281st BG (H)] Catagory-E on Mission 154
B-17F-5-B0 41-24430 ”Knock-Out Dropper” [10 Mission w/281st BG (H)] Lost on Mission 155 (1st Lt Lewis’s Crew) jasta6


B-17G-5-B0 42-31179 "Princess of Paris” / “Looney Lady of London” [5 Mission w/281st BG (H)] with 153rd BS
B-17G-40-B0 42-97159 "Sooner or Later” [3Mission w/281st BG (H)]

Colonel Ronald Donnelly
Commander
281st Bombardment Group (H)
Elveden Hall, UK
3rd Bombardment Wing HQ
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Max Schmalzried
United States
Dubuque
Iowa
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NOMINATION

https://boardgamegeek.com/video/39647/b-17-queen-skies/b-17-...

The grand-daddy of so many solitaire games, and still one of the best.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
jonathan schleyer
United States
Manhattan Beach
California
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Just finished my first report:

Pilot: 1st Lt. St Exupery
B-17: "Provence" (B-17F-70-B0 42-29754)
Squadron: 153rd Bombardment Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Mission: 151 (First mission)
Date: February 3, 1944
Target: Wilhelmshaven (Port Area/U-Boats)
Position: Middle Squadron

Crew Status:
Pilot 1st Lt. St Exupery (1)
Copilot 2nd Lt. Charles (1)
Bombardier 2nd Lt. Beaufort (1)
Navigator 2nd Lt. Nicholas (1)* SW lead to invalidity – recovered but unable to fly again. Need a new Navigator to be assigned to the crew.
Engineer MSgt. Eli (1)**
Radio Operator Sgt. Roger (1)
Ball Gunner Sgt. Bordeaux (1)
Port Waist Sgt. Pascal (1)
Starboard Waist Sgt. St Pierre (1)
Tail Gunner Sgt. Talon (1)
(#) = Missions
* = 1 Kill
# = 5 Kills

Bomb Drop: On Target
Accuracy: 30%

Enemy Fighters: Encountered-23 (KIA-3 FBOA-2 FCA-4)

Awards and Promotions:
How does this work?

B-17 Status:
-Landed on emergency air strip in England
-Fuel Tank leakage
-#2 engine oil tank leakage caused #2 engine to shut down
-Will be ready for next mission assuming the aircraft can be repaired and flown to 8th Air Force Base on time for next mission


Debrief:

After taking off from the 8th Air Force Base, on B-17 Provence’s maiden journey, we headed east towards Germany. As soon as we left the coast of England we encountered three 190s coming straight at US. After trading fire with them, we were fortunate enough that they missed us and allowed us to continue on our way.

The journey to the objective continued relatively easily until we got over the objective. That’s when things got really hairy! Right before the objective we hit two waves of German fighters. We fought back valiantly but couldn't prevent being hit. There were just too many of them! The fuel tank on the port wing got hit and started leaking. The holes looked pretty small and we were losing fuel slowly. Will we make it home? We also got hit on the wing flap but to no negative effect.

Over the target we encountered light flak that did not hit us. 2nd Lieutenant Beaufort, our Bombardier, dropped our bombs on the objective. It looks like we hit our target!

Unfortunately, as we turned around, we hit another two waves of German planes. Our bombardier suffered light wounds and our Navigator, 2nd Lieutenant Nicholas, suffered serious wounds and our plane suffered some more superficial damage. Our engine #2’s oil tank was also hit forcing us to shut that engine down. Thank goodness that we had just dropped our bombs as this allowed us to keep up with the rest of our B-17 friends. We would never have made it home otherwise!

It took us a while and a lot of ammunition to finally shoot down and escape the German fighters over the objective. Our Engineer in the top turret had a deadly aim today as he shot down two enemy planes while the rest of the crew did a good job damaging some planes and scaring them away.

Leaking fuel over the Atlantic we continued our westward journey. We encountered ten more enemy planes on our return trip. Our radio operator replaced our seriously wounded navigator in order to man the guns near the front of the plane. For some reason most of the Germans were coming straight at us. And just when we thought we might get overwhelmed and never reach England, air cover rescued us by chasing away the last enemy planes in sight of the English coast.

Just as we saw England, fuel was running really low. An emergency airfield was identified and we successfully landed on friendly territory!

Inspecting the crew and the plane, it feels like the plane can be relatively easily repaired. However, we’ll have to say goodbye to our Navigator who survived his serious wounds but will unfortunately remain an invalid for the rest of his life. He was sad to leave us but proud he had played his role on B-17 Provence’s first mission!

Pilot: 1st Lieutenant St Exupery
B-17: “Provence” (B-17F-70-B0 42-29754)
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Christopher Ebert
United States
Cape Coral
Florida
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Feb 13
• Mission 152 for the PBF Tour 7. 7th Mission for B-17G The Squirrel's Nut. Bombs dropped off target with 0% accuracy. Two planes shot down and some damage to the B-17.
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Feb 27
• Mission 153 for the PBF Tour 7. 8th Mission for B-17G The Squirrel's Nut. Bombs dropped on target with 30% accuracy. Seven planes shot down and some minor damage to the B-17.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Al Wilson
United States
Oceanside
CA
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Beginning my first campaign as I prepare to cover this game in my next episode of Hands-On Games.

I also watched Twelve O'Clock High last night. Enjoyed it much more than Memphis Belle.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Ian Holden
Canada
Stittsville
Ontario
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As part of the 281st Bombardment Group, I finally have the drive to play this game again. Finished my PnP build last month and flew the first mission of the campaign. The game, as I remembered it, flows nicely. With the help of some guides found on BGG, it's not hard to follow the sequence of play and to move smoothly through the game.

Looking forward to more missions this month and re-acquainting myself with the joy of this classic.
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Christian K.
Germany
Bremen
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an old light 20min war game
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Mike Stoddart
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:920]
Kirk Groeneweg
United States
Clear Lake
Iowa
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Edtion: Avalon Hill Edition.
Condition: The box shows normal wear for a game this age. It is still sound. The components are all there and in good shape. Overall, I would consider it good.
 
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