Following a successful Kickstarter, the solitaire WWII aerial combat game Stuka Leader will be landing later this year from Dan Verssen Games. Part of the Leader series, the game will encompass the entire war in Europe as the player will command a Luftwaffe squadron across a campaign of missions. Stuka Leader is for one player, ages 14+, plays in around 45 minutes to two hours depending on the mission, and will carry an MSRP of $99.00 when it arrives in 2023.
About the game:
Stuka Leader is based on Corsair Leader and Zero Leader, expanding gameplay from the previous games. You are in command of a German aerial squadron in Europe in World War Two, with aircraft including the Messerschmitt Me 109 and Me 262, Heinkel He 111, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, and the eponymous Junkers Ju 87 Stuka.
You will need to select the right mix of pilots and aircraft under your command in order to carry out the different types of missions. Each aircraft has its advantages and disadvantages.
This game also expands additional aspects of German operations such as fuel barrels, wounds, and bail outs. There is also a new campaign sheet and tactical display, which will present a different feel to the well-established Leader gameplay.
In Stuka Leader you will command a huge selection of German (and in the Mediterranean Expansions Italian) aircraft as you work through a vast selection of Campaigns, each with it’s unique blend of Targets and goals. Campaigns span the entire war in Europe from 1939 until 1945. With the available Expansions, you are able to fly even more aircraft (including the tank busting Ju-87g!) against the Soviets in the Eastern Front and the British and Americans in the Mediterranean. I am also offering a Spanish Civil War Expansion for those who want to fly the He-51 against I-15 and I-16s. Besides the Aces Expansion that will include such names as Galland, Moelders, Rudel and plenty more, I have a What If Expansion that gives you aircraft like the Ho-299 and the E-555 Amerika Bomber!