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PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943

Brand: GMT Games

Product Code: GMT0904

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PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943
PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943

Description

PQ-17 is a 2-player game of World War II air-naval operations in the Barents and Norwegian Seas, where the Allied player strives to pass convoys to and from north Russia in the face of appalling weather and determined opposition from his Axis opponent. PQ-17 highlights the impact of reconnaissance, fuel, and the extreme climate without the drawbacks of a double-blind system or tedious bookkeeping.

Players maneuver blocks on the mapboard, each a force of submarines or surface ships whose identity is hidden from the enemy player until it is located by a successful search and the block is turned up. It may represent one ship or one hundred - or none at all, as it may be a dummy. Cards are used to resolve searches quickly and efficiently; a successful search yields intelligence of varying accuracy, while failure to relocate the enemy in a timely manner results in lost contact and generation of another dummy. Players must also cope with fuel restrictions, using simple rules and the use of markers on Force Displays (where all ship counters are kept until needed for combat), precluding the need for record keeping while preventing unrealistic freedom of action.

A complete game of PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943 include:
  • One 22 x 34" full-color map
  • 140 1" square counters
  • 140 ½" square markers
  • 136 circular counters in 3 sizes
  • One 8½ x 11" Battle Display
  • Two 8½ x 11" Force Displays
  • Two 11 x 17" Player Aid Cards
  • Two 8½ x 11" Player Aid Cards
  • 58 15mm blocks
  • 80 Resolution cards
  • Two Reference cards
  • Rules booklet
  • Play booklet
  • Five 10-sided dice

Specification

Edition
2009
Design
Chris Janiec
Artist
Nicolás Eskubi, Charles Kibler, Mark Simonitch, Rodger B. MacGowan
Game Language
English
# Players
2
Complexity
5 (MEDIUM) out of 9
Solitaire
1 (LOW) out of 9
Sizes
30.5cm x 23cm x 5.3cm
Weight
0 kg

Boardgamegeek rating:7.3


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