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Dukely
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Bloody April

Post by Dukely on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:13 am

Got GMT's Bloody April for Christmas, haven't yet read much of the rule yet but looks like it will be fun.

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Re: Bloody April

Post by Nefaro on Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:00 pm

I've punched all the counters and sorted them into two counter trays but have yet to play it.  Should be fairly easy to solitaire, even, if you play the British side.  

There is a YouTube tutorial series on it, although it's not definitive.  More like an overview:



After reading the rules, it seems more like a "narrative" style game.  Vaguely like the old B-17 Queen of the Skies in that you set up your mission beforehand and then proceed through a gauntlet turn-by-turn while making many rolls on various tables to determine outcomes.  Although with this one you are running multiple flights on a section of the front and have more input regarding mission parameters, and less randomness in encounters.


I picked up both Bloody April and Elusive Victory (the 67-73 Arab-Israeli Wars one) new on Ebay.  There were a fair number of them floating around since some wargamers didn't take to them.  I think Elusive Victory will ultimately be more enjoyable for me because it has more sophisticated air defenses, notably SAMs and various types of Radar.  So there is more to cracking the air defenses.  However, I thought all the notable pilot names in Bloody April pretty cool.


I've been toying with the idea of randomizing Archie/AAA/SAM placement in both of them, for solitaire play. Mixing extra Dummy counters into the scenario's mix and placing them all blindly. Or putting them in a cup and drawing one when a flight gets within range. That should make flight planning a bit more of a crap shoot.
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Re: Bloody April

Post by Dukely on Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:35 pm

Some good ideas there. I'll have a look for Elusive Victory, if its similar to Bloody April... i want it. Razz


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