About this project
We are very proud and excited to announce our newest boardgame – The Battle of Britain by Richard Borg, a remastering and upgrading of the classic, much loved old TSR classic.
Designed by Richard Borg, the highly acclaimed designer of Memoir 44, Battle Cry and The Great War (amongst others!), this upgraded version takes all the brilliant mechanics and features of the original game and adds new features to give an even more exciting and satisfying gaming experience, including new streamlined dogfighting and fuel rules, ace fighter squadrons and the ability to play shorter scenarios in 1-2 hours or the full campaign game in 3-4 hours.
1 Plotting Table (game board) Game contains: Map, Campaign turn track, Damage Aircraft space
19 Plastic Planes (12 British aircraft and 7 German aircraft) - more if stretch goals are unlocked!
1 Label Sheet (flight labels for British and German Aircraft bases)
4 British RAF Group Displays
3 German Luftwaffe Displays
1 German Target & British Production Track
48 British RAF Squadron Cards; 10 Group - 9 squadron cards, 11 Group - 20 squadron cards, 12 Group - 13 squadron cards, 13 Group - 6 squadron cards
112 German Luftwaffe Squadron Cards; Luftwaffe 2 - 51 squadron cards, Luftwaffe 3 - 52 squadron cards, Luftwaffe 5 (Norway Raid) - 9 squadron cards
52 Mission Cards; 10 Group - 13 cards, 11 Group - 16 cards, 12 Group - 14 cards, 13 Group - 9 cards,
1 Game Marker punchboard containing: 21 Fuel tokens, 48 Double sided Bomb markers (1-2) (Knocked Out - both sides), 7 Radar Detection markers, 5 Non-Detected markers, 5 Double sided Dogfight markers (Dogfight - Intercept Dogfight), 1 Double sided Big Wing marker (Big Wing - Intercept Big Wing), 7 Bombing Run markers, 1 Campaign Turn Track marker, 14 Air Ace markers (7 British, 7 German)
12 Dice (6 White - British RAF Dice, 6 Black - German Luftwaffe Dice)
A brief video outlining some of the core game mechanics:-
In addition, the Plastic Soldier Company has added its plastic miniature expertise to create some fantastic little 1/300th scale plastic airplane models. The base game will have 12 Spitfire fighter models and 7 Heinkel 111 bomber models but we are hoping all you lovely Kickstarter backers will propel us past an exciting ladder of stretch goals to add Hurricanes, Dornier 17s, Junkers 88s, Stukas, Bf 109s, Bf 110s and even Blenheims and Defiants! Some of these will replace Heinkels and Spitfires to give more variety whilst others will be additions to the respective air fleets, and some (Stukas, Blenheims, Defiants and even the venerable Gloster Gladiator) will be Kickstarter exclusives.
Take command of RAF Fighter Command, marshalling your too few fighter squadrons to protect your homeland’s cities, industrial resources, airfields and vital radar chain against the waves of Luftwaffe bombers intent on destroying them and the swarms of fighters intent on shooting the RAF out of the sky. Is that bomber attack a feint or is it the main effort? Are they heading for London or Tangmere airfield? Can you thwart the Luftwaffe’s bombing missions, tear the heart out of their bomber and fighter squadrons and survive long enough to win the game?
Take command of Luftflotte 2 and 3 in Northern France and Luftlotte 5 in Norway and use your numerous bomber squadrons, protected by your numerous fighter squadrons, to complete a number of specific bombing missions to win the game. But don’t be fooled by your starting strength! Your losses will not be replaced as the Spitfires and Hurricanes carve holes in your ranks. Your medium bombers are not really suited to mass strategic bombing and will struggle to complete their missions. Your fighter squadrons, although mainly composed of the excellent Messerschmidt 109, will struggle with fuel, not having the range and endurance to protect your bombers properly.
Let aerial battle commence! Can you change the course of history…………………….?
Richard and his team have fully play tested this remastered and upgraded Battle of Britain and all the graphic design is nearly complete. The PSC Games design team have designed some beautiful plastic airplane models and as we move up through the stretch goals more plastic airplane models will be added. There are other exciting stretch goals to be unlocked, some of which will be exclusively available to KS backers only. We are also offering Battle of Britain to our KS backers at a discount to full retail price.
GBP 20,000 - Replace 6 (of 12) x Spitfire plastic models with 6 x Hurricane plastic models. the game will now have 6 x Spitfire and 6 x Hurricane models. **UNLOCKED**
GBP 25,000 - Aircraft RAF roundel and Luftwaffe cross stick on decals [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
GBP 30,000 - Replace 1 x Heinkel 111 plastic model with 2 x Bf 109 plastic models **UNLOCKED**
GBP 35,000 - Extra sets of German and British dice [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
GBP 37,000 - Replace 2 x Heinkel 111 plastic models with 2 x Dornier 17 plastic models **UNLOCKED**
GBP 40,000 - Replace 2 x Heinkel 111 plastic models with 2 x Junkers 88 plastic models **UNLOCKED**
GBP 43,000 - 2 x additional Bf 110 plastic models **UNLOCKED**
GBP 46,000 - 2 x mini croupier sticks, like they used in the Fighter Control rooms in 1940! [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
300 fans on Boardgamegeek - 1 x additional Bristol Blenheim plastic/resin model [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
GBP 50,000 - 1 x additional Junkers 87 Stuka plastic/resin model [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
GBP 55,000 - 1 x additional Bolton Paul Defiant plastic/resin model [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
GBP 60,000 - 1 x additional Gloster Gladiator plastic/resin model [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED**
Chocks away and tally ho, chaps!
You can add packs of extra airplanes:-
1. Pack of 3 Spitfires GBP 1.95
2. Pack of 3 Hurricanes GBP 1.95
3. Pack of 3 Bf 109s GBP 1.95
4. Pack of 2 Heinkel 111s GBP 2.95
5. Pack of 2 Dornier 17s GBP 2.95
6. Pack of 2 Junkers 88s GBP 2.95
7. Pack of 2 Ju 87 Stukas GBP 1.95
8. Pack of 2 Bf 110s GBP 2.95
9. Pack of 2 Blenheim Is GBP 2.95
10. Pack of 2 Bolton Paul Defiants GBP 1.95
11. Pack of 2 Gloster Gladiators GBP 1.95
11. Pack of 3 flight stands GBP 1.95
12. RAF decal pack for 10 airplanes GBP 1.95
13. Luftwaffe decal pack for 10 airplanes GBP 1.95
Due to popular demand following our hugely successful oversize demo game at UK Games Expo, we are also now offering oversize 5’ by 3’ (approx.. 152cm by 91cm) game board play mats. Made from a durable, non tear vinyl material, they are easily rolled and unrolled and will be packaged rolled up in cylinder:-
Oversize playmat: GBP 29.95
For all the early-birders who want to add any of the other PSC boardgames to their early bird pledge, you can add any of the following to your pledge, at no extra shipping cost:-
Commands and Colours The Great War £40 (msrp £60)
The Great War, Tank Expansion £30 (msrp £40)
The Great War Whippet tank booster pack £10 (msrp £16.50)
Quartermaster General: Victory or Death £35 (msrp £40)
Hold the Line, The American Revolution £45 (msrp £60)
Hold the Line, French Indian Wars Expansion £ 22 (msrp £30)
When you are logged into Kickstarter there is a tab/button top right which gives you all your KS activity - go to campaigns backed and click on the Battle of Britain KS campaign. Next to your pledge on right near top is a manage pledge button, click and there you can increase the amount of your pledge to cover the cost of any add ons you want. When the campaign ends we will send you a backer survey to confirm exactly what you have pledged for.
Risks and challenges
We have successfully completed 4 Kickstarter projects - Commands and Colours The Great War, its first expansion Tank!, Quartermaster General: Victory or Death and British 25 pdr artillery and crew and have ridden that steep Kickstarter learning curve. Absorbing those hard won lessons, we have produced an exciting and rewarding Battle of Britain Kickstarter where backers will be well rewarded with a discounted price and some very attractive stretch goals, some of which are exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.
Richard Borg is a talented and proven games designer.
The game design is complete and thoroughly play tested. Most of the game upgrades are all designed and ready for production. Graphic design is nearly complete and a manufacturer in place. Although there are unknown issues that can delay matters, we are confident of a February 2017 delivery. We have a very good record of timely Kickstarter delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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