Players: 1–4 • Ages: 14+ • Play time: 60 min.
303 Squadron is a cooperative game based on the history of the Polish Air Unit of the same name, which participated in the Battle of Britain during World War 2. Taking the role of Polish pilots of this period, players will try to stop the German raids on the U.K.
The mechanics are based on the combination of a distinctive combat-card system and specially designed dice. Each card, holding extreme importance, provides various possibilities at any time of the game: during a movement phase as a boost, during a dogfight in the combat phase, as a support action, or as a defense against German fighters’ counterstrikes. They are used in combat, but they are also responsible for movement, defense, and wing support.
At any time, players have to make difficult decisions often by selecting the so-called lesser evil. There are no obvious choices in this game, and it may turn out that the decision that just seemed the correct one is not really right. Fast, dynamic gameplay can be appreciated by both novice players and wargaming veterans.
- 1 Map (100 cm x 70 cm)
- 4 Player boards
- Over 120 different cards
- 32 Airplane minis
- 21 Dice
- 1 Compendium
- 1 Rule book
- 100 Different tokens
- 11 Target Damage tiles
- 41 Plastic bases
- 41 Plastic pegs
Brothers in Arms
303 Squadron: Brothers in Arms is an expansion for 303 Squadron. The Hurricane-equipped 303 Squadron is not alone in the skies over Britain to fight against the Luftwaffe squadrons. A neighboring squadron of British fighters, the famous Spitfires, is also dueling against the German Messerschmitts. They fight bravely, but their planes are badly damaged and ammunition is running out. They need your help to survive. Fighting side by side, victory will be yours.
This expansion includes 8 different airplanes, new cards, a scenario, and rules for expanded play. It also includes additional rules that allow the 303 pilots to “upgrade” their airplanes, mounting in Spitfires. Historically this “upgrade” happened after the Battle of Britain, but it’s a sort of plausible “what-ifs” to explore, isn’t it? But new additions don’t stop here, because more enemies are also included in this set. In this expansion, you find extra Bf.109s and the dangerous Aces of the Luftwaffe. Try to face them flying the Spitfires!
303 Squadron: Convoy is an expansion for 303 Squadron. This expansion will take you over the seas surrounding and protecting Britain which, together with the air and the homeland, was an important setting for the Battle of Britain.
Germany’s plan was to cut off Britain from supplies: German airplanes were attacking the ships in the Channel, while the U-boats were trying to intercept and sink them. Your task, as 303 Squadron pilots, is to protect your convoys against bombing from Bf.110s and the assault of the deadly U-boat. But you will have limited time to reach the convoy and force the enemy to withdraw, so force your engines and adjust your aim, you have to strike first and strong!
In the expansion, you will find extra Bf.110s with the new “Bombing” ability; a deadly U-boat, threatening your convoys; and models of the transport ships you will need to protect. This expansion set includes 7 miniatures, U-boat and cargo ships, and more Messerschmitt Bf 110s, new cards, another scenario, and tokens and rules for expanded play.
The 303 Squadron Artbook is a complete collection of wonderful illustrations created for the board game by Piotr Forkasiewicz. In this volume, you can find the illustrations of all the airplanes present in the game, with state-of-the-art paintings reproducing the “main characters” of this war scenario: the airplanes used during the Battle of Britain.
This particular war scenario has always fascinated the fans of wargames, war movies, and history lovers. In this artbook, they will find all the detailed illustrations of German Luftwaffe airplanes—Messerschmitt Bf 109, Messerschmitt Bf 110, or Heinkel He 111—and R.A.F airplanes—Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane.
The 303 Squadron was one of the deadliest RAF squadrons during the Battle of Britain, which many pilots from other countries served in during the war, fighting for freedom with glorious deeds and covering themselves in eternal glory.