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Gato Leader

DVG026

Gato Leader moves the Leader series to Pacific waters, letting players lead a group of American submarines against the Empire of Japan.

  • English
  • From 12 years old
  • 30mn to 1h
  • 1 player(s)

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    4.4/5*
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  • Clients (3)
    4.3/5

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Gato Leader moves the Leader series to Pacific waters, letting players lead a group of American submarines against the Empire of Japan.

The American submarine campaign in the Pacific during World War II was a major contributor to the ultimate defeat of Japan. During the war, American submarines comprised less than two percent of the U.S. Navy, but sank almost 60 percent of the Japanese merchant marine and more than 30 percent of Japan's navy, including eight aircraft carriers. Gato Leader moves the Leader series to Pacific waters, letting players lead a group of American submarines against the Empire of Japan. The core system of the game is built on U-Boat Leader and will be familiar to players of other Leader games, allowing them to get into the game quickly. A major portion of the game is determining where to send your submarines. Do you send your boats to the distant, better-defended, merchant-rich Japanese Home Waters, or do you hit the convoys supplying the far-flung Japanese bases? You can spend Special Operations Points to upgrade your submarines, concentrate intelligence resources, and send your submarines on special missions, such as mine-laying and hunting the Imperial Japanese Navy.

When a patrolling submarine encounters an enemy force the action then shifts to the tactical display where the submarine tries to close with and attack merchants while avoiding the escorting warships. When an attack starts you will have an idea of the number and general type of ships in the group, but you have to close with the ships to identify the ships and decide which ones are worth firing torpedoes or guns at. In addition to fighting the enemy, your submarines also have to deal with your own torpedo problems, including dud torpedoes and ones that turn on your submarine.

Gato Leader includes the following U.S. Navy submarine types:

  • S Class
  • Narwhal Class
  • Permit Class
  • Salmon Class
  • Tambor/Gar Class
  • Gato/Balao/Tench Class

Gato Leader includes four campaigns covering different stages of the Pacific submarine war:

  • Holding the Line: Submarine operations from Australia during 1942
  • Against the Sun: Submarine operations from Pearl Harbor during 1942
  • Turning the Tide: Submarine operations from Australia and Pearl Harbor during 1943
  • Setting Sun: Submarine operations from Pearl Harbor during 1944 and 1945

Component List:

  • 110 Full Color Cards
  • 176 Full Color Counters
  • Tactical Display Sheet
  • Ship Display Sheet
  • Player Aid Sheet
Theme(s) War
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) Wargame
Author(s) Dan Verssen
Overall score 4.4
Editor Dan Verssen Games

Ce jeu est conseillé par 3 de nos Clients

Les Clients ont donné une note de 4.3/5 sur ce produit
4.3/5
  • le 03/14/21 Achat vérifié

    5/5
    Wargame pur et dur, destiné aux initiés! Du pur DVG comme on aime (ou pas)
  • le 05/02/20

    4/5

    Bon jeu solo, ce n'est pas mon préféré de la série Leader chez DVG, mais il propose une grande liberté dans nos choix de patrouilles et c'est ce qui pour moi mérite qu'on s'y intéresse.

    La règle du jeu est simple à comprendre : anglais simple (mais 30 pages quand même), bien aéré avec de nombreux exemples.

    Le matériel est de qualité, comme toujours maintenant chez cet éditeur.

    Patrouiller à la recherche d'ennemis, former des wolfpack, prendre des risques dans certaines zones, gérer ses sous marins... ce jeu est fun.

    Comme indiqué dans l'avis de ThomasL, le jeu peut se ranger entre deux patrouilles et c'est un vrai plus.

    Le vrai point négatif c'est la pioche de cartes "merchant", "escort", qui peut être fastidieux : je pioche un pion navire inconnu, je pioche une carte, je cherche le pion qui correspond à la carte. Ca parait rien comme ça, mais quand il faut faire cela pour les 11 navires ennemis, et à chaque bataille, j'ai l'impression de ne pas m'en sortir.

    Donc un bon jeu mais qui peut être alourdi par des problèmes "administratifs" fastidieux.

  • le 09/18/17 Achat vérifié

    4/5
    Un bon jeu en solitaire accessible et pratique (on peut tout ranger dans la boîte entre deux missions, pas besoin de monopoliser la table du salon des jours durant).

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