The selections of some of the "decisive battles" have sparked conversations over the years. Vicksburg over Gettysburg? The Metarus over Zama? Syracuse?
No one has ever questioned the selection of Midway as the decisive battle of the Pacific War. All agree, this one changed everything, as the Japanese plan to "lure" the remaining US fleet to its destruction led to a strategic defeat, due to code breaking, heroism, and remarkable timing.
Now, you can play out this exciting battle and see if you can do better. "Battle of Midway, June 3-6, 1942," give you all the parts you need to gain insight into the questions facing both sides. Paul Rohrbaugh's design blends clean simplicity with a fine level of detail (even accounting for the Japanese planes intended to be assembled and used on the captured island!). It includes an overview map-board of the area, an off-map battle board, and a variant map with Midway in detail, where, for the first time, you can pursue the actual Japanese invasion of the island and see what might have been.
Rules cover battles in the air, air versus ship and versus land, surface to surface, submarines, seaplanes, and more, all designed to be fast and challenging. Replay value high.
You know your history. Now, see if you can change it.
- 176 large full-colour playing pieces
- Mounted, full colour map
- 1 smaller variant game island map
- 12 pages of full-colour rules (plus 3 aids)