I finished scenario one of Wing Leader – Origins with a narrow victory for the defending British against the raiding German forces. The German bombers absolutely pulverized Dunkirk, but in the plane-to-plane combat, the Spitfires and Hurricanes were just too good on the day for the German Bf 109E aircraft.
Next up was scenario two set in Warsaw on 1 September 1939, featuring four squadrons of Polish pilots in P.11c aircraft defending the capital against German He 111P-1 bombers and their Bf 110C-2 escorts. This one was a draw. The Polish side had the better luck with the dice overall, but the special rule giving them a favorable modifier in cohesion checks also had a substantial effect. More than once they outlasted their opponents in dogfights due to that modifier.
This was a good outing for Wing Leader. I hope to play it again, soon. But it’s now time to move on. What next?