Second World War at Sea
The Second Great War
December 1916: Woodrow Wilson’s peace proposals are accepted by the participants in the Great War, with the guns falling silent on Christmas Day. By June 1917 peace accords are hammered out, and the most terrible war in the history of mankind drifts into history.
August 1940: Seeking to restore the Russian Empire’s power, Tsar Alexei unleashes a powerful armored assault against Poland and the Baltic States. German and Austro-Hungarian forces intervene to defend the Poles. A month later, both empires are attacked by France and Italy. The Second Great War has come.
Second Great War is our alternative history setting for Second World War at Sea, featuring the naval side of this war that never happened, waged by fleets that (for the most part) never were. The books use the maps and pieces from Second World War at Sea series games, and add a few of their own, to tell the story of the second struggle between the Central Powers (eventually including, once again, Turkey and Bulgaria) and the Allied Powers (eventually including, once again, Great Britain).
The Kaiser's Navy
The High Seas Fleet fights for Kaiser Wilhelm one more time, taking on the French and the British in two dozen new scenarios, with 210 fine laser-cut pieces representing the German Empire's ships - both reconditioned veterans of the First Great War and new construction - and naval aircraft. There are also aircraft-carrying zeppelins! Plus a slew of essays describing how this new world came to rise from the ashes of the Great War. $34.99
The Habsburg Fleet
Austria and Ottoman Turkey wage naval war against France, Italy and Britain in the Mediterranean Basin. With 30 scenarios and 285 new playing pieces (some die-cut, some laser-cut) adding the Imperial and Royal Austrian Navy plus additional ships and aircraft for Italy, France, Turkey, Greece and Britain. Essays continue the story of the Second Great War begun in The Kaiser's Navy, this time focused on the Mediterranean theater. $39.99.
Royal Netherlands Navy
The powerful fleet the Dutch admirals of our reality hoped to build but could not complete faces off against the Japanese in the East and the British in the West as the Second Great War engulfs more participants.With 30 scenarios and 300 new playing pieces (some die-cut, some laser-cut) adding the Royal Netherlands Navy plus additional ships and aircraft for Japan, France, Germany and Britain. Essays continue the story of the Second Great War. $39.99.