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1986
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1
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Best with 1 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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12 and up
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This solitaire game of the Battle of Britain is card-driven with card decks covering Events, Attacking Forces and suspected targets. Game mechanisms deal with Radar warning(and lack of), weather and observer corps. The cardstock map covers southern England with graphics for airfields, industrial sites and ports.

From the back of the box:
You control British, Commonwealth, Polish and Czech Air Force Squadrons, positioning the day's patrols where you believe the Nazis will strike. Day after bloody day, the RAF must rise to battle the modern fighters of Luftflotte 2 and 3 while Nazi bombers pound England into ruin - and submission. You must intercept German bombers, sacrificing dwindling men and equipment to halt the German war machine.

The game system controls the Luftwaffe, directing a coherent bombing campaign against targets vital to British survival. A unique card system hides the strengths, compositions, and targets of the German strikes until after you've decided where your squadrons will patrol, and which raids you'll intercept. You make the decisions that could save democracy.

RAF offer three scenarios. The Hardest Days, The Thin Blue Line, and The Battle of Britain cover the entire struggle from beginning to end. The game is playable in as few as 3 hours or as many as 10.

RAF includes:

  • One full-color 22" x 34" map of southern England
  • 160 full-color counters
  • 134 target, event, and force cards
  • 16-page rules book
  • One six-sided die
  • Counter tray with lock-on lid

Game scale is Gruppen and Squadrons with one-day turns.
For one player.
Three to ten hours to play.
Ages 12 and up.

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Re-implemented by: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940.

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West End Games edition
Publisher: West End Games
Artist: Kevin Wilkins
Year: 1986
Product Code: 10140
Size: 11.81 x 9.06 x 2.17 inches
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Year: 1986
Product Code: 131
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Year: 1986
Product Code: 10140
Size: 11.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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6 Variant House Rules
UPDATED House rules - feat. variant VP loss for Gladiator Sqn/s, Sqn errata from original published game, Fog of War, Ack-Ack batteries and more.
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6 Sqn tally charts
UPDATED tweaked version 2 with cosmetic changes & extra data to incl the newest variant aircraft. For those of us who like stats and keeping records of how certain units perform. Simple chart to keep a tally for casualties inflicted (and received by Sqn) with CO's listed for added chrome. 2nd sheet details respective Sqn/Gruppe strengths and casualties inflicted or taken by way of receiving Light,Heavy or Eliminated combat results. Assign Sqns against specific Gruppen in the Raid deployment stage prior to raid resolution.
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7 Order of Play Sheet for Brand New Players
v 1.1 - the pdf version
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2014-03-12
14 RAF, Luftwaffe & CAI Variant Units - Latest Version
UPDATED Latest FINAL! update of Variant Units (#1.6) now incorporating 21 aircraft types not featured in the original game that either did or could have played a lesser part historically. Includes Italian Corpo Aereo Italiano, Boulton Paul Defiant, Focke-Wulfe Fw200 and many many more
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2012-09-24
6 Target Cards (PDF)
Target cards for this out of print masterpiece.
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2011-02-26
6 Force cards in PDF
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2011-02-24
6 Event Cards scanned into PDF
Event cards for this out of print classic.
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5 RAF (1984) Tuckboxes
Tuckboxes for this classic game.
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2009-09-30
1 Target cards 41-60
Excel sheet showing data from target cards 41-60
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9 Rules summary
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