Second World War at Sea:
During the summer and fall of 1944, history’s
greatest naval battles raged in the western
Pacific Ocean, as the United States fought
to finally subdue the Japanese Empire, and
the Imperial Navy put up fanatical resistance
to the last possible moment.
Leyte Gulf is one of the largest
wargames ever published, and it covers both
of these battles plus many more. It’s
part of our Second World War at Sea series
of operational-level naval games. You can
read about how
to play them here.
There are 22 scenarios, five of them battle scenarios that
use only the tactical map, and 17 operational scenarios. You
can read a preview of them here.
The huge number of pieces represent every
significant ship and airplane that fought
or could have fought in the Western Pacific
in 1944 and 1945. Well-known ships like the
destroyers Johnston and Hoel,
the escort carriers of Taffy Three, and
the Japanese super-battleship Yamato are
all present. So are some ships never completed,
like Yamato’s two sisters or
the American Montana-class battleships.
And the Japanese even get a handful of jet
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about this game.
- 25”x25” tactical map
- Three 35”x24” operational
- 2,170 game pieces
- 24-page series rule book
- 24-page scenario book
- Two player aid cards
- Six organizational cards
Status: OUT OF PRINT