“You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours.”
“I have been and always shall be your friend.”
The game has had it’s rulebook and charts updated, so I downloaded them after I had played my campaign.
There was also an option to request a hardcopy of the updated, reformatted charts, which I did yesterday.
Today I got an email telling me that the charts are on their way.
Great service from Lock n Load Publishing.
“Beauty is transitory.”
Finally got around to trying out this game.
I played the short campaign, covering the early bombing missions from August to December 1942. 5 missions total.
Heavy damage was inflicted on the following targets:
- St. Omer (aircraft factory)
- Lille (industrial center)
- Antwerp (industrial center)
The following targets were completely destroyed:
- Cherbourg (aircraft factory)
- Rotterdam (marshalling yard)
Of the 12 B-17F bombers under my command, the following 10 ended the campaign with better than ‘green’ crews:
- Slavo Sally
- Jersey Bounce
- Hell’s Angels (lead bomber throughout campaign)
- Big Red
- Demo Darling
- Green Hornet
- Chow Hound
- Pueblo Vengence
- Peoria Bell
12 Campaign victory points, resulting in:
Major Victory: War shortened by 3 months. You earn the Silver Star and an eventual promotion to Brigadier General.
This is possibly my second favorite of the four B-17 bomber games that I own, right below B-17 Queen of the Skies, and ahead of B-17 Flying Fortress Leader and Target for Today.
“If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them.”
“A very interesting game, this poker.”
October 13, 1967: premiere date of Star Trek episode ‘The Apple’.
The crew of the Enterprise visits a mysterious and deadly paradise planet which they discover is controlled by a machine called Vaal.
This episode ties a record for the number of red shirt deaths in a Star Trek episode (4, same number as in ‘Obsession’).
- Hendorff – Killed by thorns of a poisonous plant
- Kaplan – Struck by lightning
- Mallory – Killed by explosive rock
- Marple – Hit with a stick by Akuta
Other highlights of this episodes include Vaal:
And David Soul as Makora:
“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.”