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Second World War at Sea

The greatest conflict in human history played out on all of the world's oceans, and we cover these battles in our Second World War at Sea series.

The Second Great War is our innovative alternative-history setting for Second World War at Sea.

You can check out Second World War at Sea in the Pacific right here.

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

Playbooks - A Complete Game in a Boook!
Coral Sea - Introductory Game!
Horn of Africa

Boxed games
Arctic Convoy
Bismarck, Second Edition
Eastern Fleet, Second Edition
Java Sea
La Regia Marina
Midway Deluxe Edition
Norway 1940

Sea of Iron
South Pacific
Tropic of Capricorn

Expansion Sets
Islands
Plan Z
The Cruel Sea
The Emperor's Sword

Books
Black Sea Fleets
North Atlantic
Ships of Plan Z
Plan Z: Stolen Fleets

Second Great War at Sea Books
Austria's Fleet
Erik the Red's War
Fleets: Imperial Germany
Fleets: Imperial Russia
Tre Kronor
Tropical Storm
The Second Great War
Sword of the Sea

Campaign Studies
Coral Sea: Defending Australia
Midway: Rising Sun 1940

Golden Journals
No. 30 Caspian Princes
No. 31 Deluxe Bismarck

Playbooks
A Playbook has everything you need to play (except dice), and you don't need any parts or rules or anything else to play every scenario in the box.

Coral Sea
The introductory game for the series, based on history's first carrier battle, in which no ship fired on (or even sighted) another. $44.99

Horn of Africa
Battles in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden that actually happened (or could have happened) in 1940 and 1941, plus the possible 1936 British intervention in the Abyssinian War. $44.99.

Complete Games
These games are the heart of the Second World 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.

Tropic of Capricorn
The Second Great War comes to South American waters with 24 scenarios, one full-sized map and 180 new silky-smooth, die-cut playing pieces (100 long, 80 standard). $59.99.

Java Sea
The Japanese Strike South through the Philippines, East Indies and Malaya in 1941 and 1942. Forty scenarios, 520 playing pieces and two large operational maps of South-East Asian waters. $79.99. This game is not yet available.

Eastern Fleet, Second Edition
British-Japanese carrier battles in the Indian Ocean, 1942. With 24 scenarios, one full-sized map and 280 die-cut playing pieces (100 long, 180 standard). $64.99.

Midway Deluxe Edition
The climactic carrier battle of the Pacific War, with more than 50 scenarios, 700 playing pieces, a large operational map of Hawaiian waters and a special tactical map of Pearl Harbor. $99.99.

South Pacific
The Solomons Campaign of 1942 and 1943. Over 1,000 silky-smooth, die-cut playing pieces one 22x28-inch operational map, a special Tactical Map showing “Ironbottom Sound,” and over 60 scenarios, organized in our “story arc” format. This game is not yet available.

La Regia Marina
The Mediterranean Campaign of 1939 through 1943. With almost 1,000 silky-smooth, die-cut playing pieces, two 22x28-inch operational maps and over 75 scenarios in our “story arc” format. This game is not yet available.

Arctic Convoy, Second Edition
The brutal battles between the Royal Navy (with Soviet and American help) trying to escort convoys through to Murmansk and Archangel, and the German warships, submarines and aircraft trying to stop them. $79.99

Bismarck, Second Edition
The German Navy's commerce raids of 1939 through 1941 into the North Atlantic. American, British and French warships hunt the grossly outnumbered Germans, who do have the vast gray Atlantic in which to hide. $79.99.

Norway 1940
The German invasion of Norway, April - June 1940. $64.99 This game is not yet available.

Sea of Iron
Naval warfare on the Baltic Sea, 1939-1945. Includes the German, Soviet, Swedish, Finnish and Polish navies - plus the Baltic States. $79.99

Golden Journals
Our little publication exclusively for the Gold Club.

No. 28: British Aircraft Carriers
The British Eastern Fleet gets a carrier force that can stand up to the Japanese First Air Fleet, making stand-up carrier battles in the Indian Ocean possible. The Brits are still flying Fulmars and Albacores, and add some Skuas and Rocs. There are 25 new die-cut and silky-smooth pieces plus scenarios for Eastern Fleet Second Edition.

No. 30: Caspian Princes
It’s a tiny, but complete, Second Great War at Sea game. Russian and Turkish flotillas and air forces battle for control of the Caspian Sea, with coast-defense ships and small destroyers. Everything you need to play (except dice) is included, headlined by 30 new die-cut and silky-smooth pieces and a full-color map.

No. 31: Deluxe Bismarck
We make Bismarck Second Edition even more fun to play, with giant-sized battleships and battle cruisers. You use them just like the original pieces: they still (just barely) fit on the Tactical Map. You just get to have more fun with them. And of course we tell you all about the ships and and the game.

Expansion Sets
Not playable alone, these add more ships, planes and scenarios to existing games.

The Cruel Sea
The Second Great War comes to the North Atlantic, with the ships, airships and planes of Imperial Germany, Imperial Russia and Republican France. With 740 new pieces and 30 new scenarios. $99.99.

Plan Z
The ships and planes of the famed German Plan Z, and the British ships and planes that would have been built to match them. With 510 new pieces and 30 new scenarios. $49.99.

The Emperor’s Sword
Japan and the United States vie for the Pacific with the ships and planes planned and never built (or built too late to see action). With 770 new pieces and 30 new scenarios. $99.99. This item is not yet available.

Islands
A set of special island markers, hexagon-shaped and nearly two inches across to fit on the Second World War at Sea tactical map. With 15 markers total, with four different styles of island. $19.99

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 games (see the individual product pages for listings).

Plan Z: Stolen Fleets
An expansion for Plan Z, with 80 new pieces adding the German H41-type battleships plus captured French, Soviet and Dutch ships under German colors. Plus 30 new scenarios for Plan Z.

The Second Great War
A sourcebook for the Second Great War alternative history setting, laying out the background of the participants, their armed forces and the course of this war that never happened.

Sword of the Sea
The Second Great War at Sea in Turkish waters: the Black Sea, Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean. With Ottoman, Imperial Russian, German, Romanian, Greek and Bulgarian ships and aircraft. A companion to The Habsburg Fleet (Second Edition); Sword of the Sea also requires La Regia Marina and Horn of Africa. This book is not yet available.

Fleets of the Second Great War: Imperial Russia
A source book detailing the Imperial Russian ships of the Second Great War. All of them are covered: those present in The Cruel Sea, Sword of the Sea, Tre Kronor and more. Each class has its own description both in narrative and tabular form and schematics.

North Atlantic
A battle analysis for Bismarck, with historical background, additional scenarios and 70 new die-cut and silky-smooth playing pieces. This book is not yet available.

Ships of Plan Z
A sourcebook all about the ships found in our Second World War at Sea: Plan Z expansion set, plus 95 new "long" ship pieces.

Fleets of the Second Great War: Imperial Germany
A source book detailing the Imperial German ships of the Second Great War. Most are present in The Cruel Sea, and we’ve included the ships in the Baltic or on foreign stations. Each class has its own description both in narrative and tabular form and schematics.

Second Great War at Sea: Tropical Storm
An expansion for Tropic of Capricorn, adding an additional map, 30 new scenarios, and 80 new die-cut and silky-smooth playing pieces. $34.99.

Erik the Red’s War: A Second Great War at Sea Story
In 1931, Norway and Denmark almost went to war over ownership of Greenland. Now you can fight out this naval war that never happened, with the fleets both nations hastily laid down for it. With 50 new pieces and 30 new scenarios. $29.99. This book is not yet available.

Second Great War at Sea: Tre Kronor
An expansion for Sea of Iron, as Imperial Russia challenges Imperial Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Latvia (yes, Latvia). With 140 new doubled-sized, die-cut and silky-smooth playing pieces and 40 new scenarios. $34.99. This book is not yet available.

Austria’s Fleet
(Formerly The Habsburg Fleet, Second Edition) Austria wages naval war against France, Italy and Britain in the Mediterranean Basin. With 40 new scenarios and 180 playing pieces (100 "long" ship pieces and 80 square ones) adding the Imperial and Royal Austrian Navy plus additional ships and aircraft (including more aircraft-carrying zeppelins) for Italy, France, Britain and Montenegro. $34.99. This book is not yet available.

Black Sea Fleets, 2nd Edition
This book covers the Black Sea forces of the Soviet Union plus those of Turkey and Romania with 210 new die-cut-and-mounted playing pieces and a wealth of scenarios and background articles. $29.99 This book is not yet available.

 

Campaign Studies
Brief books adding 10 or so new scenarios to one of our games, plus background articles on the campaigns and the navies that fought them.

Coral Sea: Defending Australia
How strategically valuable was Port Moresby? We look at how the Japanese might have made use of this base on the New Guinea coast, that they failed to take during the Battle of the Coral Sea. In 14 scenarios the British Eastern Fleet defends Australia. Requires Coral Sea and Eastern Fleet. $9.99

Midway: Rising Sun 1940
President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the U.S. Pacific Fleet to shift its base to Pearl Harbor in May 1940. We look at how a Japanese attack and invasion might have unfolded when the American carriers were still operating biplanes in 10 scenarios. Requires Midway Deluxe Edition and Bismarck Second Edition. $9.99

 

Useful Downloads!
You can download the Player Log Sheet right here.


 

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