Again, I am deviating horribly from my intended painting tasks, but as this is a completely stand alone project this was as good a time as any to get it painted and get a game in.
Bommerz over da Sulphur River (I can't begin to tell you how unhappy my spellchecker is about that name) is a board game from Games Workshop that I stumbled on by accident while on eBay and knew I needed it in my life*. I figured it was something so different from anything else I had that it had to be worth a try.
* Board games don't count!
It was brand new and un-punched when it turned up, so the idea of actually putting it together felt wrong. However, I bought this game to play and that was what I was going to do.
I kept the colour schemes for all 6 planes pretty simple, the orks in a variety of colours*, while making sure the planes were an uniformed mix of colours. The Thunderbolts were given the same scheme as my 28mm Thunderbolt.
* My fledgling Ork army is
mostly yellow, so I gave two
of the planes that colour.
I have now played a quick run through and it really isn't a bad game. It is very simple, with the full rules being on three sides of A4 which is definitely the direction that I am starting to look for game rules.
With the game including a running series of dog fights (which the Thunderbolt eventually lost), an epic bombing run attempt on the first of two dams by three of the four fighta-bomberz and flak guns firing into the sky, it does scratch the itch feeling like the sci-fi version of the dam-busters that it is. The Orks did lose the game in the end as it turns out a 3D6 flak gun on a dam that already has a 1D6 flak gun on, make light work of the Ork planes.
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