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4 14 Italian Fighter Counters from Steve Dixon
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Jan 20, 2018 22:32:02 GMT

History of the B-17 in North Africa

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No New Posts The 12th Air Force in North Africa

Brief explanation of the origin of the Northwest African Air Force

1 2 How did we end up in North Africa?
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Nov 29, 2017 18:35:30 GMT

Headquarters of the 87th Bomb Group

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Group Commander: COL Bobby Mac Owens - bomac
Group XO: LtC Calhoun "Cal" Moody - limburger59
Group OIC/Adjutant: LtC Robert Burnhill - crushedhat

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No New Posts Office of the Group Commander: COL Bobby Mac Owens - bomac

1 2 Group Commander B-17
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
May 30, 2017 23:56:24 GMT
No New Posts Office of the XO: LtC Calhoun "Cal" Moody

1 9 Office of the Executive Officer
by hadrian
Sept 19, 2018 19:16:16 GMT
No New Posts Office of the OIC/Adjutant: LtC Robert Burnhill - crushedhat

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MISSIONS - Your Target For Today is...

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All data for upcoming missions will be posted by the Group Commander here

35 398 Mission 33: Secondary Target of Cap Mangin
by Medic1
Sept 21, 2018 13:08:28 GMT

Mission Scoring

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Excel file with compiled results of each mission

8 33 New Scoring Format beginning Mission 008
by crushedhat
Sept 19, 2018 3:49:58 GMT
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The History of the missions; what happened with each squadron and individual bomber

1 12 87th Bomb Group Mission History
by keyboy
Dec 7, 2017 22:23:00 GMT

What you will need to participate in this campaign

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No New Posts Compiled House Rules, Optional Rules, and MED Variant tables

XO LtC Moody has organized all the house and optional rules, as well as MED variant tables here for us all

1 1 87th BG (H) House and Optional Rules, MED Variant tables
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Aug 9, 2017 19:44:40 GMT
No New Posts A proboard account

1 1 Proboard account
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 28, 2017 2:37:27 GMT
No New Posts Target for Today

Guidelines are provided to allow use of TfT in the campaign

1 1 Target for Today
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jun 20, 2017 4:15:35 GMT
No New Posts B-17: Queen of the Skies

Might need this

2 2 Peckham Points chart
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 28, 2017 2:19:44 GMT
No New Posts Bombers in the Desert Fighter Wave Table 5-3; Hit Multipier Table

This table replaces TfT Table 5-3 and describes fighter waves; and this is the new Hit Multiplier table for the Desert Campaign

2 2 TfT Fighter Hit Multiplier Table editted
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jul 26, 2017 18:10:48 GMT
No New Posts "Bombing the Med" rules variant from Boardgamer magazine

1 1 Rules for bombing the Med campaign
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 28, 2017 3:10:18 GMT
No New Posts Initial Maison Blanche Mission Charts

Important for the initial missions

2 3 Maison Blanche Zone Map and Gazatteer
by magnuzk
May 4, 2017 20:44:58 GMT
No New Posts Tafaraoui Zone Map and Fighter Wave Tables (QotS)

will need this to run missions out of our new base in Tafaraoui

1 2 Tafaraoui
by magnuzk
Sept 5, 2017 6:24:03 GMT
No New Posts Med variant fighter counters and B-17 counters

Amazing artwork

3 14 Med variant fighter counters by Felipe Sanamaria
by nbryant
May 11, 2018 23:12:55 GMT
No New Posts Questions and Hopefully Answers Section

4 20 Q & A
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
May 4, 2018 22:47:55 GMT

Additional rules for the 87th BG Campaign

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Additional rules for the 87th BG Campaign

15 44 B-26 Playtest participants
by hadrian
Sept 5, 2018 19:39:21 GMT

240th Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Capt Gerald Iverson -bomac
Bomb's Away

1 8 240th Squadron Assignments
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Apr 8, 2018 20:49:25 GMT

241st Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Capt Josiah Snelling - crushedhat
GI Wish!

1 11 241st Squadron Assignments
by Medic1
Aug 29, 2018 22:19:59 GMT

242nd Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Capt Robert Hill- irishrover
Dallas Lady

2 15 242nd Squadron Assignments
by hadrian
Sept 18, 2018 19:25:18 GMT

314th Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Capt Harry Garibaldi - keyboy
Knockout Blow

2 21 314th Squadron Assignments
by nbryant
May 8, 2018 2:54:50 GMT

Personnel Office

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No New Posts Spare Crewmen to fill in for wounded crew

A list of spare crewmen to fill in for wounded crew members

1 50 List of Available Crew to replace Crew in Hospital
by hadrian
Sept 19, 2018 14:16:54 GMT
No New Posts Requests for permanent replacement crew

Fill out forms to request replacements for KIA and SW-sent home

1 8 Requests for new replacement crew members for those lost
by Medic1
Sept 1, 2018 20:25:55 GMT

Flightline

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No New Posts B-17 Available for use during repair of your primary aircraft

Aircraft available to fly missions during repair of your primary B-17

1 40 Available aircraft to "borrow"
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Sept 17, 2018 2:23:30 GMT
No New Posts Boneyard: CAT-E B-17s

The boneyard; salvage yard for damaged B-17s

1 3 CAT-E B17s
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Apr 2, 2018 2:20:36 GMT

Casualties

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LtC Jasper "Doc" Holliday - doc

1 2 Base Hospital
by lttrump
Oct 17, 2017 23:15:30 GMT
No New Posts Calculate degree of wounds before posting in Meat Wagon

1 1 Extent of Wound Chart
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 29, 2017 1:46:57 GMT
No New Posts Meat Wagon

Report your wounded guys here. You need to keep track of when wounded crew are returned to duty, or if evacuated home you need to create replacement crew.

1 50 Submit information regarding crew wounded in each mission
by Medic1
Sept 21, 2018 13:47:38 GMT

Grounded Crews

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Crews of participants who are not currently running missions or otherwise participating. If participant requests will be reassigned to active duty

1 2 Grounded Crews
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
May 24, 2017 2:20:07 GMT

KIA

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No New Posts Please list KIA by Mission

1 37 Format for reporting KIA
by Medic1
Sept 21, 2018 13:54:35 GMT

POW/MIA

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1 12 Format for reporting POW/MIA
by andyhall
Aug 11, 2018 19:41:03 GMT

B-17 Lost in Combat

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B-17s shot down without returning to base

1 18 B-17 Lost by Mission
by andyhall
Aug 11, 2018 19:29:12 GMT

List of b-17s and crews completing 25 missions

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Heroic Aircraft

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Heroic Crew of the 87th

8 8 S/SGT Larry Forester - Ace Tail Gunner
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Sept 5, 2018 4:20:31 GMT

Camel's Breath Bar and Bistro

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Come on in and dust off (yeah right) and sample the finest warm beer in Algeria

3 4 Post Mission music on the Camel's Breath gramaphone
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jun 15, 2017 2:43:16 GMT

Items to simplify/enhance game play

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Items to streamline and enhance game play; feel free to add more!

8 17 Big laminated mission sheets
by hadrian
Sept 12, 2018 21:12:41 GMT

Nose Art Files

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No New Posts Nose Art Files for creating custom B-17s

Feel free to add your own stuff here!

1 3 Nose Art Files
by tdhenderson
Apr 23, 2017 12:52:52 GMT

World War Two Stuff

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Fun stuff you want to share

13 19 Operation Flax -April 43
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Apr 22, 2018 18:02:19 GMT

Acknowledgements

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No New Posts Borrowed Rules and Direction

The other Heroes of the 87th

1 1 The guys who made all the cool stuff
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 29, 2017 1:57:03 GMT

testing stuff

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3 4 004 Gazatteer including zone weather/fighter resistance
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jun 15, 2017 2:39:18 GMT

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hadrian: Little Joker is wheels down from mission #33 Sept 19, 2018 5:46:00 GMT
hadrian: What exactly is involved with running the hardstands? I can do it, if you need someone. Sept 16, 2018 2:27:07 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Regarding Hardstands: I was surprised initially when Bob did not create a Tarmac for this site; but I manage the one over at the 509th and it takes 1 to 2 extra hours a week over there, so I would not be excited about managing another one. U volunteering? Sept 13, 2018 18:49:34 GMT
boo: Can we have a hardstand for our Bombers or maybe a Barracks for our Crews so we can keep a list of our missions please
Sept 11, 2018 0:29:11 GMT
boo: Bouncin Betty is in preflight - crew assembling after briefing. Sept 5, 2018 12:15:14 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Howdy Boys, the TEC for Mission 32, is wheels up for Tunisia. Sept 3, 2018 17:25:36 GMT
boo: Bomber and Crew now in the in tray. I will start reading the rules - thanks for the invite Sept 3, 2018 5:02:34 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Most here have bombers in both groups. There are more house rules because of the Italian fighters, and the 100 miles zones being divided into an A & B portion. Go ahead and create a bomber. We are 23 months earlier than when the 509th is flying. Sept 3, 2018 4:15:56 GMT
boo: Hello there I am hoping to get a squadron spot in this campaign... I am a long time player of QoftS and have just gotten into TFT - I play in the 509th Campaign and would love to run a fort in this campaign. Thoughts? Sept 3, 2018 0:51:27 GMT
Medic1: Despite intense opposition Desperate Journey lands at Maison Blanch. Aug 29, 2018 22:07:22 GMT
Medic1: Desperate Journey is leaving the formation and dropping to 10,000 feet. Aug 29, 2018 21:45:35 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Sheer Elegance is also going down over Libya. Ten chutes spotted. I took up two spare crews and all 20 men are lost! :-S Aug 26, 2018 0:19:27 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Tail End Charlie for Mission 31, Cat Woman, going down over 7A outbound...only one chute spotted! Aug 25, 2018 18:07:03 GMT
crushedhat: GI Wish! lands after leading the 241st Sqdn to Libya and back; another milk run despite the distance. Aug 23, 2018 16:58:34 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: One week was my error. Actually I am a week late in posting this mission. I have corrected the Mission post to allow two weeks, which I need. Aug 19, 2018 14:46:51 GMT
crushedhat: Any particular reason we only get one week for mission 031? Aug 19, 2018 5:24:13 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: The commander at Youks-les-Bains is pissed. This is the second time this month that a B-17 from the 87th has crashed, landing at his field. How can his P-38s escort us, if they can't land or take off due to the ruts and twisted wreckage in the way? Aug 8, 2018 4:33:46 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: TEC Dealer's Choice turns around in 5a outbound, gushing fuel. Someone else will need to take over the Tail. About 10 minutes later, Blues jettisons her bombs and also turns around, having lost her heat throughout the bomber. Aug 8, 2018 4:15:54 GMT
crushedhat: Zone 5B Homebound, GI Wish! falls out of formation, descending to Angels 10. Aug 8, 2018 0:01:55 GMT
COL Bobby Mac Owens: Wheels down for Bomb's Away! and 52 Pickup. Several crew members of both aircraft have completed their tour of duty Aug 7, 2018 3:08:03 GMT