Table Air Combat: B-24J Liberator
Table Air Combat: B-24J Liberator (2020)


Table Air Combat is a fast, simple air combat game that can be played on any flat surface. All you need are some six-sided dice and some coins to provide weight for the aircraft counters. Everything else can be printed from this ruleset. Each player has a flight of four bombers, represented by two counters. Aircraft counters move by means of curved “performance rulers” that represent the aircraft’s historical cornering ability and maximum speed Each performance ruler is unique to each aircraft, and contains all the speed, cornering, and weapon information needed. TAC is designed for portability; The entire game can fit in a plastic bag. Even the largest battles can take place on a fast-food restaurant table. Each aircraft is sold separately. Only pay for the ones you want, and print out as many copies as you need to create your own epic WWII air battle. The Liberator was faster than the B-17, had a longer range, and carried a larger bomb load. Over 18,000 Liberators were built, more than any other Allied aircraft. However, it was overshadowed by the older B-17’s fame and apparent toughness, much like the Spitfire took more glory than the equally capable Hurricane. The Liberator’s longer range made it ideal for the Pacific theater, and took the more difficult missions into the heart of Germany. This set is a self-contained rulebook with miniatures for the B-24 Liberator and three scenarios that reference other aircraft. Operation Tidal Wave: A low level attack on the Ploesti oil refineries. Berlin: Liberators attack a railroad station in Berlin. P-51D Mustangs provide cover against a Bf-109G fighters. Return Trip: Liberators returning from the strike in Berlin are pursued by Bf-109G, but P-47 Thunderbolts come to the rescue. This set contains miniatures for the B-24, along with two city targets, AAA positions, flak templates, and hit markers. The other aircraft must be purchased separately. —description from the publisher

Dice Rolling
Aviation \/ Flight
World War II
Print & Play
Measurement Movement
Paper Forge
Andrew G. Nelson
30 - 60