- Stock: In The Works
- Model: LLP313169
- Weight: 4.00lb
- Dimensions: 2.00in x 9.25in x 12.25in
- UPC: 639302313169
Ju 87 Stuka Ace
Ju 87 Stuka Ace
Ju 87 Stuka Ace is a solitaire game that allows you to simulate Junker 87 (Stuka) operations throughout the course of World War II, from the beginning of the Blitzkrieg in Poland to the anti-tank operations in the Russian campaign.
What makes Stuka Pilot special is the brand-new game engine, built around what made the Stuka unique, the dive-bombing. This method of attack is very different from the standard bombing operated by other aircraft, and Ju 87 Stuka Pilot fully reflects this uniqueness. This is the attack sequence in JU 87 Stuka Ace: select the bomb release height, proceed with the dive, consider the current formation height and visibility, release the bombs at the set height and then execute the delicate pull phase. Each of these phases will be managed by making optimal use of the action cards in the player's hand, but you must carefully plan your play since you don’t immediately draw a new card after playing it.
Ju 87 Stuka Ace will allow you to fly your Ju 87 in almost all the theatres where the Stuka were used: Poland, France, England, Norway, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Italy, and Russia. The missions in the different theatres will have very different objectives: infantry units, artillery positions, tanks, transport ships, battleships are just some of the examples. Terrain and weather conditions will also play an important role in the missions; poor visibility, the scorching heat and the sand of the desert, and the frost and snow in the Russian winters: are elements the player will have to consider to succeed. Ju 87 Stuka Ace includes even night operations: special rules will allow simulating Ju 87 D-5N attacks in Italy as members of "Night Battle Group" NSG9.
Nine Stuka models will be available to the player depending on the mission or on the progression of the campaign, including Ju 87 A, Ju 87B-1, Ju 87 R-1, Ju 87 D-3, Ju 87 D-5, and Ju 87 G-1. Depending on the capabilities of the aircraft, it will be necessary to select the most appropriate bomb load for the mission objective, evaluating both the number and the type of bombs to be used. And when flying the Ju 87 G-1, your pilot will use the Bordkanone 37 against the Soviet tanks: to better represent the Ju 87G-1 tank-buster role, a specific attack procedure has been introduced, always leveraging the player Action Cards.
If you have just a limited amount of time you can play single missions, choosing your preferred theatre of operations. If you are instead looking for a campaign game, Stuka Pilot has been designed to represent the entire career of the pilot, starting from his role as "rookie", then moving on to the roles of Kette Leader, Staffel Leader, and finally Gruppe Leader. As squadron or group commander, the player will have to coordinate the operations of his formation, defining the best approach to the attack, while still remaining in command of his aircraft; the outcome of the mission is always based on the result of your individual attack, do not expect to remain an observer while your formation is executing its dive attacks. As the campaign progresses, you will not only be able to climb the ranks of the Luftwaffe, but also improve your skills (customize your deck of Action cards) and get the coveted medals. The Golden Leaves are waiting for you aboard your Ju 87.
Requirements: This is a complete game and no other products are required to play this game.
|Components||Executive Producer: David Heath Associate Producer: Blackwell Hird Lead Game Design & Development: Jeff Lewis Manual Editor: Jeff Lewis Counter Art: David Julien Map Art: Marc von Martial Scenario Designers: Jeff Lewis, Ralph Ferrari, Mark Walker Graphic Design & Layout: Blackwell Hird, Christia Murray, Steve Pultorak, Steven Dennis Box Art & Design: Blackwell Hird & David Julien Playtesters: Ralph Ferrari, Jonathon Holen, Morm Lunde, Mark Mitchell, Jeff Newell, Mike Panikowski, Tyler Roush, Kevin Sharp, Ron Shirtz, Ken Tee Special Thanks & Support: Mark Apodaca, Ren Bitzer, Russell Brown, Shauna Church, John Deluca, Debbie Deluca, Nathan Druelinger, Sean Druelinger, Ralph Ferrari, Matt Lohse, Jeff Newell, Andrew Heath, Daniel Heath, Nicholas Heath, Shane Heath, Yvonne Heath, Phil Lucero, Mark Mitchell, Steve Overton, Mike Panikowski, Tyler Roush, Kevin Sharp, Noah Stoltz, Vance Strickland, Keith Tracton, Brittany Ward, Kindra White Why We Do What We Do: We love playing games, as well as designing and developing them. We give praise and thanks to God for blessing us so we can follow our dreams and passions. We also thank you our fans, friends, and family for making this possible for us.|
|Stats||Complexity: 5 out of 10 Solitaire: 10 out of 10 Ages: 12+ Players: 1-2 Time: 2-4 Hours|
|Requirements||This is a complete game and no other products are required to play this game.|