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jpwalker12 Nov 2021 7:13 a.m. PST

My 12 year old son has become interested in WWII. Super interested in the pacific. I'm looking for a game still in print that would allow us to play Midway. We have fun playing Victory at sea, but I'm not sure how to simulate Midway with those rules. Thanks in advance

parrskool12 Nov 2021 7:17 a.m. PST

You need to look at the posts of Midway on this site where he uses one of the Portable Wargame Rules series

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Nov 2021 7:20 a.m. PST
Lascaris12 Nov 2021 8:48 a.m. PST

If you happen to have access to a 3D printer you can actually make fleets for a fairly affordable (in wargamer terms) cost. STL files for all the major navies are available from ghukek and others and they print up pretty nicely at 1:1800 or 1:2400. I think going to 1:3600 or 1:4800 would be problematic.

Hey You12 Nov 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

My brother and I played the heck of of Midway 1964 board game. Now I'm thinking about getting miniatures to use instead of the counters. In any case there was always tension regarding who would find who first. Boardgamegeek has pictures of all counters and rules in pdf format in the files section.


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2021 10:03 a.m. PST

here's a video walkthrough of the 1964 Midway game

YouTube link

also, instead of miniatures, you could consider items from Topside minis

I have the "Coronel & Falklands" set, and these are great if you don't want to invest in 3D ships.

jpwalker12 Nov 2021 2:00 p.m. PST

definitely have my eye on the blood red skies starter set.

The only board game I found on the forums was Fury at Midway. Was just curious if there was anything else out there and perhaps what peoples general thoughts were on said games.

daveshoe12 Nov 2021 4:38 p.m. PST

For new games, you might look at the Midway game from Turning Point Simulations. They have a PDF version of the rules on the site so you can get an idea of what the game looks like.

You can usually find copies of the old Avalon Hill Midway game that are in good shape for a decent price too. There are people that make replacement counters ( and variants ( ( for the game too.

You can also look at the Junior General site ( for some fast play rules.

Most naval miniatures rules have air search and attack resolution rules (General Quarters 3, Command at Sea, etc.), but they often need you to create the search maps.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

Not in print but still the best. Avalon Hill's Midway is perfect for a kid that age. I started playing it when I was about the same age. I still have it. We played it two or three times a week. You can pick up used ones cheap. Mint ones show up regularly for sale. Trust me, this is what you want.



Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2021 7:09 a.m. PST

If you can find it, Battlelline's "Flattop" would be good.

jpwalker14 Nov 2021 8:38 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I think I'm going to have to have a look at Midway, seems to be popular.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 6:03 p.m. PST

I second Avalon Hill's original Midway, it is a simple and good game.

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