The Habsburg Fleet:
Fancy Flying Carrier Cards

By Mike Bennighof, Ph.D.
September 2014

During the early design stages of the game system that became Second World War at Sea, I wanted each aircraft carrier to have a fairly detailed card including a picture of the carrier. On the card, the player would move aircraft pieces between the hangar and the flight deck and then on to their missions. I just thought it would be cool to “process” the aircraft on a deck view of the carrier.

We've produced a number of fancy carrier cards for Daily Content based on this concept, and they seem to be popular (or, at least, a lot of you are downloading them whether you actually print and use them, we have no idea). So with zeppelin aircraft carriers now making their mark in the Second Great War at Sea setting, we have fancy carrier cards for the four of them in The Habsburg Fleet.

They’re in color, with the aircraft carrier basing boxes (use them just like the plain ones included in the game). You can mark off fuel used and bombs dropped with counters or coins, or slip the card into a sleeve and mark on it with a grease pencil just like a real staff officer.

Baracca Flying Carrier Card

Kaiserin Elisabeth Flying Carrier Card

Johan Schütte Flying Carrier Card

Heinrich Mathy Flying Carrier Card

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Mike Bennighof is president of Avalanche Press and holds a doctorate in history from Emory University. A Fulbright Scholar and award-winning journalist, he has published over 100 books, games and articles on historical subjects. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, three children and his dog, Leopold.