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The Marauder Strikes!


The B-26 has arrived in the European Theater of Operations. It has now joined the B-17, B-24 and the Lancaster over the skies of war torn Europe...


Martin B-26 Marauder: The Wingless Wonder was the name of a variant of Avalon Hill's B-17: Queen of the Skies solitaire boardgame. A draft of B-26 was available for play testing which used the B-17: Queen of the Skies rules and B-17 was needed to play. Everything has changed since then, and B-26: The Marauder Strikes! has completly new mechanics and is a stand alone game. It is a solitaire game set on board a Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber during World War Two in the European Theater of Opearations from July 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945.

B-26: The Marauder Strikes! is a big game in that there are many target lists, rules, mission maps and details which are not found in B-17: Queen of the Skies or B-29 Superfortress: Bombers over Japan. For example, the Damage Tables are more detailed than the earlier games and the combat system is similar, but completely new. The Target Lists include a large selection of targets attacked by B-26s from July 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945 and are placed on 13 maps (movement boards) which are different depending on where your base is located, from England to the Netherlands. Different models of the B-26 is also included from the early B-26 in 1941 until the B-26G which entered combat in October 1944. The earlier models are not used in the European Theater of Operations (the ETO) in which B-26: The Marauder Strikes! is set, but will be used in 22nd Bomb Group: Marauders from Australia, an add-on variant set in the Pacific in the war against Japan in New Guinea.

The rules in this Flight Manual try to reflect the twin engined B-26 Marauder and situations and events which the crews saw on their missions and historical accuracy has been an important guideline during the development of this game.

Players familiar with B-17: Queen of the Skies or B-29 Superfortress: Bombers over Japan recognize the mechanics used in B-26. One or more 6-sided dice are rolled on tables to plan the mission, to determine if enemy fighters appear, to hit with machine gun fire and to determine damage and wounds and much more. B-26 is as easy to play as B-17 with its basic system which is similar to the mechanics in B-17: Queen of the Skies. Players who have flown missions in B-17 may find that B-26 is similar, but more detailed and there are ideas included in B-26 which can be found in the B-17: Queen of the Skies community. If you add the advanced and optional guidelines you will find B-26 to become deep, detailed and complex, but still does not stray far from the simple mechanics of the basic system. You will also find yourself in situations where you have to make a decision.

The Core Game Flight Manual will be used to play the A-20 Havoc, A-26 Invader and B-25 Mitchell add-ons.

You can begin your campaign flying missions from bases in England or jump in later in the war when the B-26 groups had moved to the continent and you will find Mission Maps with your station either in England, France, Belgium or the Netherlands depending on when you fly your missions. Put together a crew, name your B-26 and fly missions over France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria and Chechoslovakia!

A-20 on Dropbox?

A-20 Posted on 2019-05-13 12:09:38

I just noticed that the A-20 on Dropbox might be the incorrect file. It has “Mid Section.”

Mid Section should have been deleted. At the time I was working on the files the computer was acting up so I had to save different copies and lost control. I thought I had the correct uploaded.

I will remove A-20 from Dropbox for now.


A-20 Posted on 2019-03-11 01:44:52

The AFCE autopilot will be deleted in the A-20.

A-20 Mid-Section

A-20 Posted on 2019-03-09 01:27:54

The mid section will be deleted.

A-20 add-on title?

A-20 Posted on 2018-11-25 14:10:00

The A-20 will from now on be:

A-20: Cry Havoc!

A-20: The Havoc Hits Hard!

A-20 Posted on 2017-12-28 09:08:29

The A-20 add-on has now been updated to the latest version of B-26, Final Development B (FDB).

I hope that I have not forgotten anything. It is possible to fly missions with the A-20.

Not sure about the title yet. A suggestion is “A-20: Cry Havoc!”

Target’s for A-20

A-20 Posted on 2015-11-09 00:35:56



I want to play the A-20 variant, yet I do not see a Target List and Gazetteer for that plane. I would to use the plane in the South Pacific has a land support and ship destroyer.

Thank you,


Updated Fuel Consumption Charts

A-20 Posted on 2015-05-06 11:31:51

Updated the Fuel Consumption Charts. Now, hopefully, clarified and easier to understand. The B-26 has new bomb bay tanks.


A-20 Flight Dropping Bombs

A-20 Posted on 2015-04-27 11:57:33

A good photo of A-20s in formation. Note The J/K in the lead. You can see bombs falling from the wing racks too. Note also that #4 is a G/H. I have seen similar photos with 5 A-26Bs being led by an A-20J/K or A-26C. Only the lead flies the greenhouse bomber.

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