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Subject: Seeking a clarification on cards, counters and combat factors rss

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The counters:
Left (facing) = bombing
Right (facing) = Aerial Combat
Look at the English planes. They do not have a bombing number, just aerial combat. For the German planes the aerial combat number is on the same side as the English planes.

For German planes a high aerial combat rate is bad, for the English it's good. So it is correct that fatigued German units have a higher combat value.
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Blair,

Take a look in the gallery section - There are photo's of the 3 unpunched sets of cards. You'll be able to see what should have been included.

You should have one of each numbered 1 thro' 134: The Target cards are 1 to 60, The Force cards are 61 to 90 & the Event cards are 91 to 134

Also: The plane silhouettes on my counters for the original West End version are white (on the coloured counter) & point upwards (again; take a look in the gallery of photo's). It's on the newer version of the game that they face left/right.

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Your counters are correct, as Joris described, but your cards are incorrect, as you suspected. They should be numbered 1-134.

I don't have a currently have a functioning scanner, hopefully someone who does can scan the cards you are missing. Then you could print them and slide the printouts into the sleeves, backed by your duplicate cards.

Meanwhile, you can keep an eye out for a partial copy, or even buy a new game. The original is coming down in price thanks to the new RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940.
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rottcodd97 wrote:

Also: The plane silhouettes on my counters for the original West End version...point upwards...It's on the newer version of the game that they face left/right.


I think he meant the numbers on the left and right of the counter, not the plane silhouettes, but I could be mistaken.
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Mike,

I've re-read the OP & I'm sure you're correct ......

Apologies if I've confused things

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Steve
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Cards 41-60 are the alternate target cards, for when Hitler decides to start bombing cities instead of airfields.

edit:

I just put the data from cards 41-60 in an excel sheet, currently being considered by the moderators.

Since under the target priority change rules you add cards 41-60 and remove 1-20, I suggest you just use cards 1-40 and substitute 41-60 for 1-20 when you draw them.
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earthboot wrote:

Also, another confusing aspect of the counters are that the MEs have two factors, but as I understand it (or should I say..DON'T understand it..) the MEs don't contribute their bombing factors to strafing, so why have second number at all? I've probably gotten this completely wrong.

When ME's end up in the bomber box (ie. strafe) they add their bombing number to the total bombing strength. ME's only strafe under certain circumstances:
1. When they fly close escort and the raid (or bombers?) is not intercepted.
2. When the hunters greatly outnumber the English planes.
3. Certain events can cause ME to strafe.

So most of the time the ME's won't use their bombing number, but sometimes they will need it.

earthboot wrote:

As for the cards...well...it sounds as though I've got a problem with my copy (I bought it from a local antique store for $15). I just finished counting them, and I have 196 cards! many more than the 134 as specified on the box. I think I can still play "the Hardest Day" but without those other cards I'm fearing that I won't be able to play the campaign.

I think you can play without those cards. They only come into play when the Germans start their terror strategy. This may not even happen in some games and when it does you can just play on without those cards. It will just be a little bit more difficult for you to win.
Or just use some of your spare cards to make the right ones.
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earthboot wrote:

As I understand it also, MEs only strafe when attacking certain targets such as airfields. I seem to recall that most target categories are immune from ME strafing.

No, ME's can strafe on all targets. But for certain targets the bombing number for ME110's are halved.

earthboot wrote:

Or is strafing considered different from bombing? Am I getting things muddled again?

For gaming purposes it's the same. All planes in the bomber box at the end of a raid add their bombing strength together and bomb the target.

As the ME's didn't carry bombs it would be strange to call it bombing in the game.
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Data for the missing cards now in the file section.
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RAF: Solitaire Game Enigma

I do not own this game.

I am attempting to play it vis a vis VASSEL.

Your postings have helped me a great deal.

I am in search of the rules for this game.

All I have found is a rules summary.

How might I acquire a copy of the RAF rules?

 
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