Great War at Sea
In the summer of 1914, Germany’s East Asia cruiser squadron’s superbly trained crews of long-service professionals made Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee's small fleet the envy of the China station. But when war broke out, this tiny force found itself far from home and threatened by the powerful Japanese navy, many times the size of the German squadron. Spee decided to force his way home around the world. After an epic journey across the Pacific, his cruisers met their end off of the Falkland Islands in a final battle.
Cruiser Warfare gives the Great War at Sea series its greatest scope yet: the entire world. British, German, Japanese, Italian, Austro-Hungarian, Russian and Dutch ships begin as they did in August 1914. The German player must disrupt Allied commerce and try to get the cruisers home if at all possible. The Allied player must track them down and destroy them before they can wreak havoc.
Cruiser Warfare’s map divides the world into sea areas, with modified search rules allowing German and Austrian ships to look for prey, and Allied ships to hunt them. Once contact is made, combat is resolved using the standard game rules (or the variant, advanced tactical rules from the Dreadnoughts book).
Cruiser Warfare: Final Edition comes in our popular Playbook format and includes the map and playing pieces from the first edition (we had several hundred of each in storage) and an all-new book with revised rules and scenarios, additional scenarios plus historical background. For a very limited time, members of our Gold Club who own the first edition can purchase the new book alone. We have only a limited supply of maps and pieces; when they’re gone, Cruiser Warfare is gone forever.
Cruiser Warfare: Final Edition is not a complete game: ownership of any Great War at Sea boxed game is necessary to provide the basic game rules and the tactical map. Everything else you need to play is included in the Playbook.
- One 32-page book.
- One 34x17-inch strategic map.
- 280 playing pieces.
- Charts and organizational cards.
- Ship data booklet.
Stock Code APL0702
Status: Future Release