DEVIL BOATS: PT Boats In The Solomons
Wargame covers the months from July to September 1943 -- the most active months during the campaign against Japanese forces in the New Georgia Islands area as US forces advanced northward. As PT Boat commander, you will lead up to four PT boats on nightly patrols from your PT base on Rendova Island. Your primary goal is to sink as many IJN barges as possible in an attempt to prevent them from transporting troops and supplies to the surrounding islands.
Most patrols can be completed in 15-30 minutes, with the occasional 1-hour patrol if several enemy convoys are encountered. The option to play Short and Medium campaign games of one or two months is also included. One thing is certain: no two missions will ever play the same.
Complexity: 5 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 10 out of 10 (designed for solitaire play)
Time Scale: 1 day per mission, 20 missions per month
Map Scale: Abstract
Unit Scale: Individual PT boats, ships, aircraft, guns, specific PT boat crew members/equipment, and ammo/bombs
Players: One (with option for two or more)
Playing Time: 15-60 minutes per mission, 15-30+ hours for full campaign game.
Components: One Counter Sheet of 5/8-inch unit-counters, One 8.5x11-inch, Strategic Movement Map Board, One 8.5x11-inch PT Boat Crewmen Placement Board, One 8.5x11-inch Combat Board , One 8.5x11-inch Special Missions Board, One PT Boat Damage Log Sheet (Laminated), One PT Boat Damage Repair Times Sheet (Laminated), One PT Boat Squadron Status Sheet (Laminated), One IJN Barge Status Sheet (Laminated), One Special Missions / Destroyer Status Sheet (Laminated), Three PT Campaign Log Sheets, Tables Book, Rules Book, Two 6-sided dice, four 10-sided dice, and one 4-sided die, and One erasable marker.
NEW-box, available late January 2021 ......$69.00 rct
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Updated as of 9/28/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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