Great War at Sea:
The Cruel Sea
Our Second Great War alternative history story arc posits a world in which Woodrow Wilson’s attempts to forge a compromise peace in late 1916 succeeded. That peace saved millions of lives were saved and averted untold destruction averted, and allowed the great empires of Eastern Europe – Germany, Austria, Russia and Turkey – to survive for another generation. But not all accepted this new world order, and in August 1940 war returned to Europe.
The Cruel Sea is a truly massive expansion set, the core of the Second Great War at Sea. It features the ships, airships, helicopters and airplanes of Imperial Germany, Republican France and Imperial Russia.
There are 660 brand-new die-cut (and silky-smooth) pieces: 320 double-sized "long" pieces and 340 square ones.
The Cruel Sea is intended as the foundation of the Second Great War at Sea; other expansions like The King’s Ships will use pieces from The Cruel Sea to tell their story (that lets us put even more new toys in those sets).
There are also thirty new scenarios based on the battles waged during the first eight months of this war that never happened, in our popular story-arc format. The Cruel Sea isn’t playable by itself: you’ll need Bismarck and Arctic Convoy to enjoy all of the scenarios.
Our Second Great War background book describes the alternative history behind these scenarios.
Stock Code APL0615
Status: Available Now!
You can order The Cruel Sea right here.
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The Second Great War
A sourcebook for the Second Great War alternative history setting, laying out the background of the participants, their armed forces and the course of this war that never happened. $29.99
Order The Second Great War right here.
Fleets of the Second Great War: Imperial Germany
A source book detailing the Imperial German ships of the Second Great War. Most are present in The Cruel Sea, and we’ve included the ships in the Baltic or on foreign stations. Each class has its own description both in narrative and tabular form and schematics. $29.99
You can order Fleets: Imperial Germany right here.
Fleets of the Second Great War: Imperial Russia
A source book detailing the Imperial Russian ships of the Second Great War. All of them are covered: those present in The Cruel Sea, Sword of the Sea, Tre Kronor and more. Each class has its own description both in narrative and tabular form and schematics. $29.99
You can order Fleets: Imperial Russia right here.