Thursday 20 December 2018

BTH S-Boote Strike Scenario Character Cards

S/Ldr G.B.Warnes DFC DSO
'high qualities of leadership and outstanding keenness'

As with any decent Bag the Hun scenario there really should be a couple of character cards for either side, both to add some historical flavour but also to stack the deck with additional options in each turn. In the 4th April S-Boote anti-shipping scenario I'll be adding a couple of these characters for the RAF and Luftwaffe, although one of the latter may well end up allocated to the Kriegsmarine, which would make things a bit different to say the least.

S/Ldr H.A.C.Gonay CDG(B) CDG(F) DFC
'an exceptional pilot'

The RAF will have Flight Leader character cards for No.263 Squadron Leader G.B. Warnes DFC DSO and No.129 Squadron Leader A.C. Gonay CDG(B) CDG(F) DFC which will give the opposition something to worry about. They will be rated as Veterans rather than Junior Aces, despite their collective experience, but I may give at least one of them a special characteristic as well, perhaps for 'ship busting' expertise in the case of S/Ldr Warnes.

I have yet to work out appropriate character cards for the JG2 flight but that shouldn't be too difficult, after some further research online and in the reference section of my private library! I may make one of these a Junior Ace, as I'm sure I can find a suitable candidate to fill the role. I've also been thinking of allocating one of the two character card roles to the commander of the stricken S-Boote, with a different set of possible actions available on the turn of the card. These might include a 'Skilled Manoeuvre' option to avoid the strafing attacks or perhaps a flak bonus that would work as the 'Flak Experten' card in the rules. 

It all needs a bit more thought and some serious book bashing...but I'm getting there. Tally Ho!

2 comments:

  1. Whenever I think about playing small ship actions, I want to put aircraft in too. This looks like a really good scenario in the making!

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