Naval Thunder: Battleship Row
Naval Thunder: Battleship Row brings exciting World War 2 action to your tabletop! Whether you are a fan of majestic battleships or powerful carriers, Naval Thunder: Battleship Row is fast paced, and easy to learn, and gives you the opportunity to recreate the famous naval battles of the Second World War, or to create your own! Extensive research to ensure the rules produce historically congruent battle outcomes is integrated into the rules "behind the scenes."
The combat system has been lovingly crafted to recreate the feel of naval combat. There are no abstract attack values or tables to cross reference. When you fire a broadside of 16" guns at a distant battleship you will roll a die for each gun in the broadside, quickly determine if each shell hits, and whether it penetrates the armor of the target to inflict critical damage. The process of combat resolution is exciting and its speed leaves you free to focus on commanding your battlefleet and wrestling with tactical decisions… instead of math.
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- Steel Dreadnought Games
- In Print
- Available Online
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Areas of InterestWorld War Two at Sea
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Mal Wright 's first experience with 1:4800 scale naval models.
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A Game of Naval Warfare 1939-1945
Naval Thunder: Bitter Rivals is a huge expansion of the Battleship Row WW2 naval combat core rules with over 130 new classes of ship representing the fleets of Britain, Germany, France, and Italy as well as data cards for merchants and transports for use in convoy games. Special nationality-specific rules represent the unique character of each fleet.
Also included are 13 carefully researched historical scenarios featuring many of the most important naval battles of the war from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean theaters. Scenarios range in size from small cruiser actions to huge fleet engagements. Each scenario includes a complete order of battle, deployment map, victory conditions, overview, and historical outcome.
A half dozen new special scenario rules, including minefields, shore batteries, mechanical breakdowns, and more, allow you to confront the same challenges faced by the historical commanders.
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