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Scramble! - Wargames Rules for Aerial Combat, 1935-1945

Scramble! - Wargames Rules for Aerial Combat, 1935-1945
Author: Alan Butler, Andrew Finch
Pages: 52
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25"
Restockable: No
Type: Softcover


These rule operate in three dimensions while only physically using two, height being indicated beside an aircraft. Weapon effectiveness is taken into account, and the skill of your aircrew is paramount. This is varied by nation and period to get the right feel for the game. The system also caters for game balance to ensure that no game is a walkover. There are simple rules for ammunition expenditure, Flak, Bombing, Night Actions, etc.

The rules are simple enough for a player to pick up the fundamentals quickly, and to control several aircraft. Experience has shown that a players can handle about 4 planes with ease.

There are a number of optional rules to make life even more exciting for the unwary, introducing new complexities into the game, as well as offering some emerging technologies.

While the rules are quite short, they are supplemented by introductory data with over 200 selected aircraft from the main theatres of World War Two. Players will be able to see the differences caused by new designs and trying to stuff more into an old design.

recommended scale 1/300
complexity: 4/10
level of detail: 7/10
avg game length 1-1.5 hours
dice required: D10, D6