Britain's Strategic Air Campaign Over Europe, 1942 - 1945
Designer: Steve Dixon & Bob Best
Target for Tonight is a solitaire game that recreates Britain's Strategic Bombing Campaign against Nazi-occupied Europe during the Second World War. The game covers 1942-1945 when the British decided to use night area bombing against German target cities, and the Germans developed a cutting-edge night fighter defense system. Target for Tonight is designed to provide YOU, the player, with the ultimate gaming experience: depicting the same types of events and decision-making processes experienced by RAF pilots who flew the real-life night bombing missions.
Now, YOU are in command of an individual RAF bomber on an individual NIGHT MISSION over Hitler’s Third Reich. Choose to fly the four-engine Avro Lancaster, Short Stirling, Handley-Page Halifax heavy bomber or the twin-engine Vickers Wellington during the mission. Twelve campaigns are provided, each a series of individual missions to form the player's operational tour of duty. Just as it was in real life, the objective of the game for the player is to survive their operational tour of duty with the RAF.
Game Design/Development: Steve Dixon & Bob Best
Technical Consultant: Joe Ostentoski
Graphics: Mark Mahaffey, Vincent Bourguignon, Randy Lein
- 11″ x 17″ Battle Board (Mounted)
- Rules & Tables Manuals
- 4 Pilot Manuals
- Target Gazetteer
- 12 Campaign Card Aids
- 4 Crew Placement Boards
- 4 Mission Log Sheets
- 20 ea. 1.2" Counters
- 184 ea. .6" Game Markers
- 5 Bomber Cards (4.75″ x 3.25″)
- Turn Sequence Player Aid
- Composite Mission Record
- Squadron Assignment Sheet
- Zone Worksheet
The Deadly Skies
Posted by Gary Coyle on Apr 11th 2020
I have always been fascinated by the determination and courage of the crews of Bomber Command. This game really captures the feel of the lone plane in the bomber stream, fighting an individual battle. It's an action drama in a box.
Target for Tonight
Posted by Jim Rose on Mar 30th 2020
Having purchased Target for Today, this was a simple decision to buy. I love referring to charts, which is not for everybody granted. With Target for Today, the damage charts are all in the same book and you need to make sure your referencing the correct aircraft model. This version includes a manual for each aircraft. That in itself is a step up. But, not just a plain manual, but each has a historical look to it like what the pilots would've had during training. That's why I don't mind paying a little extra for these games. They've gone the extra mile and I'm more than willing to pay for those efforts! Great game!
Posted by Ken Eckhardt on Mar 30th 2020
I bought this as the subject matter interests me. I own Target for Today so know the basic mechanics already. But this game has me in suspense with each roll of the dice. Easy to learn and with lots of detail. I recommend it.
Posted by Kenneth Legg on Mar 30th 2020
Quite detailed, but I get the impression not much combat. When it does occur, it can be lengthy and lethal. The ECM in this game takes getting used to, which once engaged, causes the combat to be decisive. I'll give it a go when time is more forgiving.