Target Locked-On! – AAR

On Tuesday night at the Minehead Wargame club myself and Paul Davies played a small air battle using my new modern air wargame rule Target Locked-On.

The scenario we played was a basic interception scenario from the rules. The narrative was that an American B52 was on a clandestine mission above the Soviet Union being escorted by two F14 fighters. The Soviets had orders to intercept and destroy this force.

The US force comprised of 2 F14 Tomcats and a single B52 Stratofortress that was also the objective for the opposing player. The US mission was to safely escort the B52 across the table.

The Soviet force comprised of two SU-27 Flankers. The Soviet mission was to intercept and shoot down the B52.

Early on in the game one of the F14s got a lucky missile hit on one of the SU-27s causing critical damage that resulted in the SU-27s engines stalling. The pilot failed to bring his aircraft back under control and crashed, a fairly early boost for the Americans.

This positive start was soon forgotten when the tables began to turn for the Americans. Some excellent dogfighting from the Russians left one of the F14s critically low on fuel and forced to bug out. The remaining F14 took a hit from a Soviet missile, knocking out its controls forcing it to fly straight of the table.

This turn of events left the B52 totally unprotected and easy picking for the two Soviet fighters. A Soviet victory!

Apologies for the lack of photos.. We were too busy playing!

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