New: Blood Red Skies Battle of Britain

The Luftwaffe and RAF perform their deadly dance as they fight for control over Britain’s skies, this is the Battle of Britain.

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The battle of Britain contains:

  • 1 x Blood Red Skies Box Game
  • 1 x German Ace Pilot Adolf Galland set
  • 1 x German BF ME-109 Squadron set
  • 1 x German Blood Red Skies Dice set
  • 1 x British Ace Pilot Sailor Malan set
  • 1 x British Spitfire Squadron set
  • 1 x British Blood Red Skies Dice set

Beneath is a breakdown of what comes in the ace and squadron box sets.

Blood Red Skies Box Game

Packed with everything you need to play this fast-paced air combat game, the Blood Red Skies starter set does what it says on the tin. Plus once started you’ll have the extra rules to introduce the play cards that really bring your fighter aircraft to life, allowing you to fly them just as they would have been by the Ace’s of WW2!

The Blood Red Skies Box Game contains:

  • 12 coloured plastic fighter aircraft (6 Spitfire’s and 6 Messerschmitt’s)
  • 12 clear plastic Blood Red Skies Advantage flying bases
  • 10 combat dice
  • 12 Pilot Skill level discs
  • 3 Gaming booklets: Rules, Expanded rules, Scenarios
  • 45 game cards
  • 38 game markers
  • A set of tools: movement template, rangefinder, and navigation calliper
  • 6 card counter Clouds / Air defence balloon clusters
  • 3 card counter Blenheim IV / Dornier Do17 Z2 bombers
  • 2 Quick Reference sheets

The German Forces

German BF ME-109 Squadron set

The Messerschmitt BF-109 ‘Emil’ was the Luftwaffe’s premier single-engine fighter at the outbreak of WWII. This powerful Luftwaffe sighter ran wild over Poland, the Low Countries and France devastating its opponents. Throughout the war, the Bf-109 constantly improved its aerodynamics, weapon systems and engines to keep up with Allied fighter development.

The German BF ME-109 Squadron set contains:

  • 6 Messerschmitt Bf-109E Fighters
  • 6 Advantage flying bases
  • 1 Aircraft card
  • 6 Aircraft Trait Cards
  • 6 Double-sided Pilot Skill Discs
  • 1 Aircraft Markings Sticker Sheet
  • 3 Action cards

German Ace Pilot Adolf Galland set

Messerschmitt ace Adolf Galland scored an astonished 57 kills during the Battle of Britain. Never far from controversy he famously responded to Hermann Goering’s question on what the Luftwaffe needed to win the Battle by responding, “A Squadron of Spitfires!”. He finished the war with a total score of 104 kills.

The German Ace Pilot Adolf Galland set contains:

  • 1 Messerschmitt Bf-109E
  • 1 Advantage flying base
  • 1 Aircraft card
  • 2 Aircraft Trait Cards
  • 2 Double-sided Pilot Skill Discs
  • 1 Adolf Galland Ace card
  • 2 Ace Skill cards

The British Forces

British Spitfire Squadron set

Possibly the most iconic fighter of the Second World War the Supermarine Spitfire along with the Hurricane was instrumental to the RAF winning the Battle of Britain in 1940. Keeping its popular shape and constantly improving its armament and engine, Britain would go on to build more Spitfires than any other aircraft type during the war.

The British Spitfire Squadron set contains:

  • 6 Supermarine Spitfire MKII Fighters
  • 6 Advantage flying bases
  • 1 Aircraft card
  • 6 Aircraft Trait Cards
  • 6 Double-sided Pilot Skill Discs
  • 1 Aircraft Markings Sticker Sheet
  • 3 Action cards

British Ace Pilot Sailor Malan set

Malan was one of Churchills original ‘few’ who fought the Luftwaffe to a standstill during the Battle of Britain where he scored 18 kills and helped revolutionise RAF tactics. Before joining up in 1937 Malan had served in the merchant Navy gaining the ‘Sailor’ nickname which stuck with him throughout the war. A fine tactician, his war end tally was 27 enemy aircraft.

The British Ace Pilot Sailor Malan set contains:

  • 1 Supermarine Spitfire MKII Fighter
  • 1 Advantage flying base
  • 1 Aircraft card
  • 2 Aircraft Trait Cards
  • 2 Double-sided Pilot Skill Discs
  • 1 Sailor Malan Ace card
  • 2 Ace Skill cards

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