Sunday 23 December 2018

BTH S-Boote Strike Luftwaffe Leaders

Lt. Josef 'Sepp' Wurmheller
'Ace in a Day'

I've been working on the options for both the flight leaders and character cards for the Luftwaffe players today. I have been thinking of using the Staffelkapitan of 9./JG2 as one of the two schwarm leaders, with both a character card and a Top Ace card in the deck. This would give the Luftwaffe a lot of tactical options, especially if the cards were dealt in a favourable sequence.


A Top Ace flight leader would be a powerful combination but is the only realistic way to stack it, as Lt Josef 'Sepp' Wurmheller was a highly experienced pilot with almost seventy victories under his belt. He had been promoted to squadron leader rank on 1st April 1943, so I would expect him to be leading the pack on the 14th, when the scenario is supposedly set.

If I did go for this option, I'd probably only have one character card for the 9./JG2 formation and give Wurmheller both schwarme to co-ordinate, rather than have a second flight leader character card. I think a Top Ace would tip the scenario in the Luftwaffe's favour, however, so I'm also looking to identify a couple of alternative flight leader pilots of Junior Ace level and below instead.

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