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Attack Squadron: Roswell


“There is a war going on and you are part of it. Alien invaders are entering our skies with sinister intent and it is the job of the United States Air Force to protect this nation and its people. In the skies over New Mexico, California, Texas and by God even Washington DC, you chase down and destroy the alien flying saucers. Yes, their technology is superior to ours and their craft utilise unknown engines of some type - yet our fighters, flown by the best of the best, can match their vectors and make an intercept should the situation fall in our favour.

This is a secret war. Sure, there are folks all over America calling into the news stations with reports of flying saucers and UFOs, but we have experts ready to explain away their sightings as weather balloons or atmospheric phenomenon. All those who need to know about the alien invasion already know, and we must keep it that way. Your knowledge of the invaders is precious, few have seen a saucer, fewer still have been head-to-head in a dog-fight with one and so from time to time the Air Force will call on you to investigate sightings, landings and encounters. The Joint Chiefs believe that the invaders have landed agents amongst the population, saboteurs and Fifth Columnists who are even now attacking the soft under-belly of our nation. You men, you pilots of the 93rd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, are the perfect weapon against these saboteurs. In the air and on the ground, your president expects you to meet and defeat these alien invaders ... before they annihilate us and our American Way of Life. Good Luck.”


Vice President of the United States of America, Feb 6, 1953

A setting book for the Traveller roleplaying game, which requires the Traveller main book in order to play. Attack Squadron: Roswell lets players fly classic fighters such as the F-86 Sabre or the F-84 Thunderjet in combat with alien saucers, it also supports on-the-ground investigations of alien conspiracy.  It is The Invaders meets X-COM meets Top Gun!

The game features:

  • 14 aircraft designs from the 1950s
  • Rules for air-to-air combat
  • Rules for ground attack missions
  • 1950s firearms
  • A history of the alien invasion
  • 4 flying saucer designs, with two deckplans
  • Rules for creating fighter pilots
  • Historically relevant event tables
  • Background for New Mexico, Roswell and the USAF

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Does this only work with Traveller specifically or does it work with Cepheus Engine as well?
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