Second World War at Sea:
Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces began their “Strike South” against the American, British and Dutch colonies in South-East Asia. The combined American-British-Dutch-Australian fleet resisted as best they could, but would be crushed in February 1942 in the Battle of the Java Sea.
Java Sea is a Second World War at Sea series game based on this bold Japanese aggression. There are 180 “long”
playing pieces, depicting the major fleet
units of both sides: battleships, aircraft
carriers, cruisers and fleet destroyers. There
are also 340 square playing pieces, half the
size of the ship pieces, mostly depicting
aircraft but also smaller warships and markers. The game uses the maps and playing pieces from the old Strike South game, but otherwise is completely new with additional playing pieces, a completely new set of 40 scenarios, and Second Edition series rules with full-color play aids.
The two operational maps depict the South
China Sea and the East Indies, including all
the major ports and airbases. The area covered
stretches from Formosa on the north to Australia
on the South. The maps overlap with that from Eastern
Fleet on the west edge, and stretch
to New Guinea on the east where they overlap with those from South Pacific.
All of the battles of the Japanese Strike South are included: the battle of Java Sea and Sunda Strait and Badung Strait, the last cruise of the British battleship Prince of Wales, and many more. There are some what-if variations, like the addition of an aircraft carrier to the British Force Z. The Royal Thai Navy is fully present, along with the French squadron they battled at Koh-Chang in 1940.
Java Sea includes:
- Two 32"x22" strategic maps
- 22"x22" tactical map
- 520 game pieces
- Rules, organization cards and charts
- Scenario book
Stock Code: APL0056
Status: Coming Soon!