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FLt Brown
02-08-2012, 14:38
Good evening all does anyone have a card set up for a swordfish as I am planning a game for the attack on Taranto???
Any help would be most appreciated.

Regards Kev

02-08-2012, 15:13
Max Headroom has one:
He's the first album to check for cards, though there are others (Guntruck comes to mind).
Or check the files sections.

FLt Brown
02-09-2012, 10:06
Thank you so much for the info.

It is fare to say that this site has some outstanding members with a wealth of information I applaud you all for you time and dedication to the hobby :clap::clap::clap:

Thanks again Kev

02-10-2012, 19:24
Wasn't the Fairy Swordfish too slow for it to use any of the current manoeuvering decks?

richard m schwab
02-11-2012, 03:42

Max used the K deck from the last bi planes expansion!


richard m schwab
02-11-2012, 03:50

Max is one of our greatest assets! He does a great job, he made three cards which allowed me to run my Midway games a local convention!


02-11-2012, 15:10
Fairy Swordfish Max. Speed 138 m.p.h.. Gloster Gladiator Max. speed 257 m.p.h.. Fiat C.R. 42 Max.Speed 267 m.p.h.. the Swordfish is nowhere nearly as manoeuverable as either of the other two, particularly when carrying a torpedo. Max did a good job creating the cards but at present there is no deck slow enough. I suppose that the best you might be able to do at the moment is to use the I deck from a Stuka or Val, remove the dive bombing cards, only allow the Swordfish to make low speed moves and make the Swordfish play a stall every other move. Even that is probably too fast.

richard m schwab
02-12-2012, 05:19

I would play the Swordfish with the I deck and at slow speed only. This does limit maneuvers ! After the torpedo drops fast speed should be allowed! I use this with most slow bombers and torpedo planes. As for speed the I deck is not known for it.
Last weekend in my convention games every one had bombers and level bombers they all used the I deck. The fighters had a problem not constantly over flying them. In one head on pass my two Kate's were hit by Wildcats they banged me up and i damaged on of them. They blew past and a rear gunner splashed one , the other did a Immanuel! All three planes were in base to base contact after that move. Fortunately for me an escorting Zero was not, splash another Wildcat!


Otto von Starkburg
02-14-2012, 08:02
From where did you got your Kate and your Jill (or is it a grace?)?

richard m schwab
02-14-2012, 13:32

You are correct the plane on right is a Grace! I think they are both old 144 scale Crown kits. Here is a link for Hobby Link japan a great source for kits. I go model builders shows and swap meets and find them. There is one in Richmond Virginia in two weeks. I normally find a few planes at each one.