The Royal Navy of Great Britain was the world’s greatest navy at the outbreak of the Second World War. However, Britain went to war with mainly First World War-vintage vessels. Since the Royal Navy already possessed many powerful units, construction of the most modern designs was limited. This meant that at the outbreak of World War Two Britain had far more battleships than most other nations, but they had smaller guns than those built to the most modern ships. Though the main battle force was kept concentrated in home waters, task forces were assigned to many distant areas, but the Royal Navy could not be strong everywhere. Although badly stretched, the Royal Navy lived up to its traditional ‘can do!’ ethos, fighting hard in all theatres. In addition to the battleship forces, the Royal Navy maintained a handful of fast battlecruisers – some of them quite old – and aircraft carriers. These were backed up by a strong cruiser force and light forces including destroyers, motor torpedo boats (MTBs) and motor gunboats (MGBs). As the war went on, aircraft carriers became increasingly important and air defences were steadily improved on all ships. Yet the big guns of the battleships and cruisers played a vital role in many theaters of war. British capital ships saw action in the Arctic and the Atlantic against German commerce raiders, in the Mediterranean against Italian forces, and ventured into the Pacific in an ill-fated attempt to stem the Japanese advance. Though the great fleet actions planned for and desired by the architects of the Royal Navy did not materialize during World War Two, the Royal Navy adapted well to the war it was destined to fight and emerged with great honor.
- Discover what it was like to be part of these battleship confrontations in this World War II Naval Warfare Table-top Game from Warlords in 1:1800th Scale playing skirmishes involving destroyers hunting down other navies providing multiple scenarios that can be played with 2 or more people across all the ocean theaters throughout the war.
- Every ship in the game is defined by each of the ship cards that are included with each individual ship. Detailing its name, points value, type, armor and speed with special actions for each specific ship.
- Alternating between players, each turn moves through the phases together, which includes an Initiative phase, movement phase, gunnery phase and end phase keeping the pace quick and engaging for all players involved as you battle it out at sea!
- Strategically maneuver around the ocean mat and use turrets, light guns and torpedoes during the gunnery phase to take down your opponent’s destroyers, cruisers and battleships with the use of a ruler, D6 and D10 dice along with tokens and highlight the battle with scenery pieces included to highlight smoke and destruction of the ships as you battle on.
- Build, paint and play! The construction and painting of the models and watching them come to life are just as much fun as the game itself!