In Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid, you command a newly formed squadron assigned the task of breaching the dams in the Ruhr Valley. Not only are you presented with a variety of decisions, you play the invisible hand of fate as your crews endure the hazards of a dangerous night raid. Play the campaign and you get to organize and train the squadron, or play the historical scenarios.
Play solitaire and you do it all. Play with teammates and one of you is the squadron commander giving orders to subordinates. The squadron commander wins if the dams are breached, while subordinates compete to accomplish their orders with the least casualties to the men and machines assigned to them. Only one subordinate will win. Of course, if the dams are not breached, you all lose.
The game can be played as a full campaign game (from forming and training of the squadron to exectue the raid up to verifying the damage after the mission has been completed) or in nine scenarios, each isolating a particular aspect of Operation Chastise.
Components: One Rule Book, One Scenario Booklet, One 22” x 34” map, Two 8.5” x 11” wave display cards, One 8.5” x 11” player aid card (double-sided), One sheet of 1” playing pieces (35), One and a half sheets of 5/8” playing pieces (264), Two six-sided dice
Suggested Ages: 14 and up