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Great War at Sea

The First World War took place on all of the world's oceans, from the huge battles in the North Sea between fleets of battleships to commerce raiding in the Indian Ocean, We cover all of these — plus some conflicts that never actually happened beyond the plans of naval staffs — in our Great War at Sea series. Each boxed game covers a campaign or theater of war, with multiple scenarios.

Here's a look at all of our Great War at Sea products:

Boxed games
Cone of Fire
Mediterranean, Ultimate Edition

Jutland
Remember the Maine
U.S. Navy Plan Red
Russo-Japanese War

Playbooks - Complete Games in a Book
Cruiser Warfare

Books
High Seas Fleet
Jutland 1919
Prizes of War
Rise of the Dragon
Triple Alliance

Boxed games

Boxed games are the heart of the Great War at Sea game system. Each of them is a "core" game: it has everything you need to play, and you don't need any parts or rules or anything else to play every scenario (complete game situation) in the box.

Cone of Fire
South America, from Brazil to Chile on three operational maps, in our only game for both Great War at Sea and Second World War at Sea. Three large two-sized maps, 490 playing pieces and 42 scenarios (21 for each game system). $119.99. Extremely limited availability.

Jutland
The massive clash of dreadnoughts, plus many other operations in the North Sea and the Baltic with German, British, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch and American forces, and more! $79.99

Mediterranean, Ultimate Edition
Naval war in the Mediterranean basin, 1911-1923. Over 100 scenarios to use the 560 pieces (half of them double-sized ship pieces) on the beautiful new map. Plus full-color play aids and new Great War at Sea series rules. This game is not yet available.

Remember the Maine
The Spanish-American naval war of 1898. A boxed game with a whole passle of scenarios, two maps and 240 playing pieces. $59.99

U.S. Navy Plan Red
Britain and the United States carry out their plans for war in the early 1920's, using the giant battleships planned but never built. 210 pieces, 32 scenarios, two maps. $59.99

Russo-Japanese War
Japan enters the Imperial Age with a decisive victory over Russia. 210 pieces, 50 scenarios, two maps. $59.99.

Playbooks
Everything you need to play except dice, all inside a book!

Cruiser Warfare
The world-spanning voyage of the German East Asia Cruiser Squadron, and the Allied attempts to stop them. 210 pieces, two maps. $39.99 This game is not yet available.

Books

These scenario books include playing pieces, and anywhere from 20 to 30 new scenarios plus background articles on the campaigns and the navies that fought them. They are not playable by themselves, but require pieces from one or more boxed games (see the individual product pages for listings).

Great War at Sea: Jutland 1919
A full-sized expansion book for Jutland, featuring 80 new playing pieces (60 double-sized ship pieces and 20 square ones) and forty new scenarios, based on German and British plans for new dreadnoughts and cruisers designed or sketched but never actually built. $29.99

Triple Alliance (Second edition)
What if Italy had remained true to the Central Powers, fighting alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary against Britain, France and Russia? This supplement studies the Triple Alliance war plan with 50 new pieces and 30 new scenarios - you only need Mediterranean Ultimate to play them all. $29.99 This book is not yet available.

High Seas Fleet, Second Edition
The fleet that Germany could have built, and some Britons feared they would build, during the so-called "Dreadnought Arms Race" takes to the North Sea to challenge the Royal Navy. Seventy new pieces and 42 new scenarios; requires only Jutland to play them all. $29.99

Great War at Sea: Jutland Battle Analysis
A unique supplement for Jutland, featuring 40 new scenarios and history and game-related analysis on all of the major (and most of the minor) operations in the North Sea. $19.99 This book is not yet available.

Rise of the Dragon
Twenty new scenarios tell the story of a war that never happened: the 1915-1916 “War of the Dragon” between China and Japan. Based on the actual 1907 and 1908 Chinese plans to build a fleet of dreadnoughts to challege the Japanese, this full-sized book includes 155 new pieces and requires Russo-Japanese War (and only Russo-Japanese War). This book is not yet available.

Prizes of War
Captured, sold or abandoned and confiscated: French and Russian battleships and cruisers steam under the British and German flags. With 24 new scenarios and 80 silky-smooth, die-cut playing pieces, this full-sized book requires Jutland (and only Jutland). This book is not yet available.

And more!

We also add new content to the Avalanche Press site every day, and a number of these pieces have focused on Great War at Sea: