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Second World War at Sea - Eastern Fleet

APL0047

In Second World War at Sea - Eastern Fleet, you will participate in the conquest of the Indian Ocean by the Japanese Imperial Fleet or defend your bases with the Royal Navy.
  • English
  • From 14 years old
  • 1 to 2h, 3 to 4h, 2 to 3h
  • 1 to 2 player(s)
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    4.4/5*
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    4/5

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Second World War at Sea : Eastern Fleet, Second Edition

Following their victory at Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Air Fleet moved through the American, Dutch and British colonies of South and East Asia. Having taken the mighty British naval base at Singapore, the next move was to enter the Indian Ocean and challenge the Royal Navy there.

Eastern Fleet is a boxed game in the Second World War at Sea series covering these campaigns. Scenarios range from the Japanese invasions of Burma and the Andaman Islands through the massive carrier raids to the planned but never executed invasion of Ceylon. The Japanese often have overwhelming superiority in the air, which the British must counter with guile while trying to lure the enemy into range of his slow but powerful battleships.

Pieces represent the ships and aircraft that took part in the campaign. The Japanese fleet is built around its five powerful fleet carriers with their deckloads of Zero fighters, Val dive bombers and Kate torpedo bombers, all wielded by expert pilots and crews. They are supported by four fast battle cruisers, fast but lightly protected heavy cruisers and big destroyers armed with the awesome Long Lance torpedo.

The Royal Navy is outnumbered and outgunned in the air, with three fleet carriers — all of them smaller than their Japanese counterparts — and one nearly useless light carrier. The British do have four old and painfully slow R-class battleships and the much more useful Warspite, newly rebuilt in an American shipyard. British cruisers are vastly inferior to those of the Japanese in both numbers and capability, as is the case with the British, Australian and Dutch destroyers.

But this is the Royal Navy, with a tradition of victory and a secret base on which it can fall back in the middle of the supposedly empty Indian Ocean. The British cannot be counted out until their last warship is sunk.

Eastern Fleet includes the Second Edition rules for Second World War at Sea: they’re even easier to play with, with more options plus full-color play aids.


Theme(s) HistoryWar
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) WargameConfrontation
Author(s) Mike Bennighof
Note globale 4.4
Editor Avalanche Press

This game is recommended by 1 of our Customers

The Customers have given a rate of 4/5 on this product
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  • on 03/22/21 Verified purchase

    4/5
    Le jeu est très bon et modélise avec un certain réalisme les opérations aéronavales (opératives et tactiques) du théâtre en question. Les règles ne sont pas excessivement complexes mais gagneraient à être un peu plus élégantes (il y a beaucoup de petites règles pour de nombreux cas spécifiques plutôt qu'un moindre nombre de règles de portée générale). Cela étant elles fonctionnent assez bien.

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