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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

Just got the itch to do some WWII naval in Pacific naval action. Looking for suggestions to play out fleet battles

Davidjames07 Dec 2019 12:18 p.m. PST

Some rules and some models.

Dynaman878907 Dec 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

Battlewagon by Task Force Games – now available on wargamevault. My favorite set of surface naval action rules. Although hex based just treat each hex as a certain number of inches and your set.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

General Quarters works well (The old CinC edition). Even the WotC War at Sea stuff can work.

I use 1:6000 (Figure Head)ships so can play GQ on a 4x4 table (cm instead of inches)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

Midway by avalon hill ( with Expansions)


Timmo uk07 Dec 2019 1:28 p.m. PST

+1 for Avalon Hill

Lucius07 Dec 2019 1:41 p.m. PST

I loved the old Yaquinto game "CV". That being said, only a computer game(or an umpired game with 2 tables) will give you the sprawl and uncertainty of carrier warfare.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

1/600th aircraft and 1/2400th vessels.

Your favorite rules set.

Note, you can also use 1/300th and even 1/144th scale planes too, if desired.

The Full Thrust rules work remarkably well for abstracted combat between "aircraft" (space fighters) and ships.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

If you choose to use 1/6000 miniatures, you can buy deck art for the carriers here:



Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2020 10:26 a.m. PST

Carriers at War from Matrix Games. Still has no equal.

jdagee Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

For complex carrier operations, I've always preferred Flattop (the Avalon Hill version is much cleaner than the old Battleline(IIRC) issue), but to me is the best carrier game.

Avalon Hill's MIdway is simpler in execution, but can end up being a mathhammer game (figuring out all the odds).

EJNashIII06 Apr 2020 6:40 p.m. PST

Avalanche Press Midway or the old Avalon Hill Midway. Both good games

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