Rather than just your usual shoot 'em up, we tried something a tad different. I drove a Dauntless dive bomber with a Mustang escort - my mission was to bomb the yakatori stand represented by the card about a third of the way in from the left side in the picture above. My bride piloted two Ki-84 Franks as interceptors.
She makes a rookie mistake and charges in head-first. I get past her after weathering one light round of gunfire.
The Dauntless drops its bomb neatly on the yakatori stand, ruining lunch plans for the IJA. I'd gotten my Mustang spun around to distract the Jap fighters. Now, to extricate the dive bomber...
The silver plane gets in behind me and begins tailing. To make things worse, she gets a lucky hit that knocks out my tail gunner!
My two planes zip past each other. The Dauntless eats another close-range fusillade from the Frank and begins careening towards the ground! My Mustang hits the Jap plane hard too, but not quite enough to knock it out.
I didn't get a picture, but a few turns later I caught back up with her and shot it down. We didn't continue the "duel to the death" and called it a day there.
The action on kitchen table picked back up Saturday evening as Junior and I got in a game of X-Wing. I tried out a TIE swarm (or as much of one as I can muster) while Junior used a group of three much more elite TIE variants.