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B-17: Queen of the Skies (B17) Links Email GM Last updated May 20, 2018
Class A: Experienced Players Only Rules will not be explained. Neither GMs nor players will teach the game to beginners during the event. 
Schedule GM: Mark Yoshikawa (2nd Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Round 1/3 Th 9 3 Wintergreen
Round 2/3 Th 12 3 Wintergreen
Round 3/3 Th 15 3 Wintergreen
B-17 After Action Meeting Fr 21 3 Foggy Brews
2018 Tournament Format  Swiss

Winter 1944, THE MIGHTY EIGHTH is entering a critical period. Operation Overlord is slated to begin later in the year. The Allied high command wants to ensure that they will command the sky's over Europe before D-Day. It rests upon the United States Army Air Force to make that desire a reality.

B-17 Queen of the Sky's tournament uses actual missions that the Eighth Air Force made during WWII. Using a scoring system unique to WBC, players try to bomb targets over Europe in hopes of accruing a top score after three missions. One of the draws to the tournament is that only a few people actually know where the missions are going. Like the pilots of the Eighth, they are sometimes surprised as to where and how difficult the mission will be.

Just because it's a solitary game doesn't mean that people are playing the game by themselves. Rather you are grouped with five other people forming a squadron to bomb the target. The person that is opposite from you rolls the dice for the Luftwaffe. So it's not unusual to hear cheers and jeers as people either try to bomb Germany or shoot down the B-17 trying to complete its mission.

Not only are people competing for wood, as a six person squadron they are trying to have their name on plaques put on a perpetual trophy for the “best” or “worst” squadron for the missions. All of the results will be announced at the After Aaction Meeting which will be held in the Foggy Brews Bar on Friday night at 21:00.