Manufacturer: Dan Verssen GamesPhantom Leader places you in command of a US Air Force or US Navy Tactical Fighter squadron in Vietnam between 1964 and 1972. You must not only destroy the targets but you must also balance the delicate political repercussions of your attacks. If you strike too hard, your air offensive might be put on hold, strike to light, and you'll be blamed for losing the war.
Welcome to the Vietnam Air War!
Each of the campaigns can be played with either an Air Force or Navy squadron. The targets assigned to each service are different and change the complexion of the campaigns. Each campaign can be played with three different durations of: Skirmish, Conflict, or War.
Each mission takes roughly 30 minutes to set-up, plan, and resolve.
Each of your pilots has their own skills. Selecting the right pilots and weapons for a mission is vital to its success. As you fly missions, your pilots will gain experience and fatigue. With experience, their skills improve, but as their fatigue increases, their skills decrease and they might not be able to fly for several missions.
What's New in the Deluxe Edition?
We have expanded and updated the original Phantom Leader game to the high standard set by our Hornet Leader game.
Increase the cards from 165 to 330
- All pilots get all 6 experience levels
- Add new aircraft: Air Force F-5, Air Force A-7, Navy A-5
- Add more pilots for all aircraft types
- Add more Target cards
- Add more Special Event cards
- Revise the 6 original Campaigns to include the new Targets and Aircraft
Add Air Force and Navy Campaigns for the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
Upgrade to a mounted 11"x17" Tactical Display
Phantom Leader - Solitaire
330 Full color Cards
Full Color Rulebook
2 Full Color Counter Sheets (176 - 5/8" counters)
8 Full Color Campaign Sheets
1 11" x17" Full Color Mounted Tactical Display
2 Full Color Sheets
1 Ten-sided die
1 Full Color Player Log
F-4 Phantom IIs (USAF)
F-105 Thunderchiefs (USAF)
F-100 Super Sabers (USAF)
F-104 Starfighters (USAF)
F-105G Wild Weasels (USAF)
F-5 Freedom Fighters (USAF)
A-7 Corsair IIs (USAF)
F-4 Phantom IIs (USN)
A-4 Skyhawks (USN)
A-6 Intruders (USN)
F-8 Crusaders (USN)
A-7 Corsair IIs (USN)
A-5 Vigilantes (USN)
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis (USAF)
1964 War in the South (USAF)
1967 Rolling Thunder (USAF)
1972 Linebacker (USAF)
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis (USN)
1964 War in the South (USN)
1967 Rolling Thunder (USN)
1972 Linebacker (USN)
Game Length: 30 minutes per Mission