Littoral Commander: Indo-Pacific
Publisher/Brand: The Dietz Foundation
Product Code: DTZ2022
Littoral Commander (LC) is a 2- to 6-player wargame that explores future tactical concepts, emerging technologies, and alldomain warfare. The wargame is designed to be accessible to both professional military and hobbyists. Extensive wargaming experience is not necessary. LC offers fast-paced, accessible, and flexible game play meant to be fun and competitive, while also serving as an "intellectual sandbox" on "what-if" conflicts that could arise in the Indo-Pacific region. LC: Indo-Pacific explores hypothetical scenarios of conflict between the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and the People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps (PLANMC) in the year 2040 and beyond.
The gameplay emphasizes coordination within teams to successfully find and engage the enemy through both kinetic (like missiles) and non-kinetic (like cyber) means. Over 200+ Joint Capability Cards (JCCs) represent a wide range of joint and adversary capabilities. This includes cyber-attacks, influence operations, bomber strikes, submarines, key enablers, and more.
The system highlights the importance of reconnaissance, long-range strike, logistics, and cyber capabilities in modern combat. It is designed as an accessible and modular system for both experienced and new players.
The game features a scenario system, where players can play on four different maps: Luzon, Taiwan, Straits of Malacca, and Okinawa. Players can play one of the baseline scenarios provided, but are also encouraged to adapt and create their own scenarios for the game.
And the designer? Well, he is Sebastian J. Bae! Bae is a research analyst and game designer, focusing on wargaming, the future of warfare, emerging technologies, and strategy and doctrine. He teaches wargame design courses at Georgetown University and the U.S. Naval Academy.
- Four 24" x 31" Maps
- 2 Counter sheets
- 170 Cubes assorted colors
- 10 Blue Supply Disc
- 244 Cards (3 decks)
- 100 Tracker Cards for each Units
- 10 Submarine Operations Tracker
- 3 Player Aid
- Scenario Book
- Ten 20-sided dice