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Target for Today!

Target for Today is an updated version of B-17 Queen of the Skies by Bob Best, Steve Dixon and Shawn Rife. The game covers the strategic air campaign from 1942 to 1945, and the player can fly with either the 15th AF or the 8th AF.

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Comment by Steve Dixon on May 21, 2017 at 2:57pm

Thank you Ron!

Comment by Ron Plunk on May 21, 2017 at 1:45pm

Thanks, Steve. Looking forward to receiving my copy! And congratulations! You, Bob, Randy, Shawn and all the others deserve it.

Comment by Steve Dixon on May 21, 2017 at 1:21pm

TFT will officially be released May 29. Shipping begins on May 30 since May 29 is the observed Memorial Day.

In light of the coming release, I have begun creating bomber cards for use in the game that are group specific. the can be found here: http://www.stevenkdixon.com/extras.htm

Comment by Ken Legg on July 31, 2016 at 8:35pm

Beautiful !  I really like the detail that went into this ! Great work and thanks for sharing.

Ken Legg

Comment by Steve Dixon on July 31, 2016 at 1:16pm

Here is the final crew placement sheet for the B-17F:

Comment by Steve Dixon on July 31, 2016 at 1:15pm

Final graphics being worked on. Here's a sample 109 from the Abbeville Boys:

Comment by Ron Plunk on July 4, 2016 at 12:49pm

YAY!

Comment by Steve Dixon on July 4, 2016 at 12:16pm

Preorders have surpassed 500! Tentative publication scheduled for late Fall 2016.

Comment by Steve Dixon on April 19, 2016 at 1:58pm

Target for Today -- B-24 Squadron Mission
Part 1
by Alan Iott

Allen Iott has sent an AAR for his B-24 using the squadron rules:

Target for today Squadron Synopsis (8th AF/1st DIV/2nd Wing/44th Group/66th Sqdrn/B24)

The group has been assembled and the target for today is the airfield at Woensdrecht. We have good weather over the base and takeoff is around the corner. Middle Cell with Squadron Lead took off with no incidents and then that cell was aloft and circling. Next came High Cell which took off with no incidents and finally the Low Cell took off with #13 Flossie Flirt had the #1 engine catch fire but they were able to put the fire out but then circled after all planes launched and then landed which scratched them from the mission. Bomber #14 Queen Ann became lead and my ship, Hell’s Kitten was bomber #15 and the rest of Low Cell launched successfully and airborne.

Zone 2 (Gazeteer -2/W)

Weather is 50% cloud cover and all 17 bombers got through the malfunction check with the exception of bomber #3 Wing Dinger which suffered a ball turret power failure. The ball turret gunner will have to manually move his gun during combat. My bomber was attacked by two Fw-190’s with one at 12 high and the other at 1:30 high. The fighter cover drove off the 190 at 1:30 high and my nose and top turret hit the 190 with an FCA but the fighter missed and the tail got an FCA on the passing shot. On the squadron level, the low cell was attacked and bomber #16 Umbriago shot down a FW-190. Moving onto the next zone.

Zone 3 (Gazeteer N/A)

Weather is Haze with no contrails and Bomber #8 Scrappy and an oil leak on #1 engine but there was no fire and the leak stopped and bomber #18 lost all turbo superchargers and aborted and dropped below 10,000 and turned back to base and bomber #17 Fascinatin Witch has become tail end Charlie for the low cell. There was no German resistance in this area and the other 16 bombers continue ahead.

Zone 4 (TARGET ZONE)

Weather is 100% cloud cover with no contrails with good fighter cover and all bombers passed malfunction check. My bomber was attacked by three waves with the first being attacked by FW-190 at 1030 low and another 190 at 1:30 high but these were driven off by the fighter cover. The next wave consisted of a 190 at 12 high and another at 10:30 high which was driven off by fighter cover and my nose and top turret hit and killed the 190 at 12 high. The third wave consisted of 190 at 6 low but this was driven off by the fighter cover. ON the squadron level, the high cell was attacked and bomber #12 Jenny was missed by German fighter. Target visibility is mostly obscured and flak was light. My bomber and the other 16 bombers came through the flak and lined up for the bomb drop. My bomber was on target with 20% while the squadron was on target with 94% percent average. Entire squadron turned for home with additional flak as light. My bomber and the rest of the squadron got through the flak and my bomber got jumped by two waves with the first being an ME110 at 1:30 low, Me110 9 level and an ME110 vertical climb and a ME410 coming at 6 level. The fighter cover managed to drive two of the German fighters which left the 110 vertical climb which became FBOA by the ball turret and the ME410 at 6 level which got FBOA by the tail gunner but the ace fighter pilot hit my bomber 3 times, twice in the tail with a superficial damage and then shot out the port elevator and managed to get a wing root on the left wing. He came around for another pass but the fighter group sent him packing. The next wave was two ME210 with one at 1030 level and one at 6 low and a ME410 at 12 high. Again the fighter cover drove two away leaving the Me410 which was dispatched by the nose and top turret. On the squadron level, there were no attacks by German fighters and the squadron moved to the next zone.

Comment by Steve Dixon on April 19, 2016 at 1:58pm

Target for Today -- B-24 Mission with Squadron Rules
Part II
by Alan Iott

Zone3

Weather was 50% cloud with no contrails with fair fighter cover. All bombers pass malfunction check with the exception of bomber #16 which lost the super turbo charger for #2 engine and thus lost #2 engine. She still maintained formation. A Me109 at 130 high appeared but was driven off by fighter cover. On squadron level, no fighters were encountered and moving to next zone.

Zone 2

Weather was 50% cloud cover with contrails with fair fighter cover. All bombers pass malfunction check with the exceptions of bomber #8 Scrappy who lost controls to the ailerons and bomber #11 Lili Marlene which lost ball turret power. No fighters encountered and the squadron is now preparing to land.

Home Field

Weather was poor and bombers started to land. My bomber landed quite hard but will be repaired before the next mission. All of the remaining 15 bombers landed safely with the exception of the following bombers due to the weather: Bombers #2 Lady Luck; #3 Wing Dinger; #7 K for King. The Squadron 18 bombers took off with 2 aborts, 3 crashed while landing and 13 bombers returned.

 

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