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2013
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120 minutes
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The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43
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"Hostilities with England effective immediately."
the time is: 1256 hours, 3 September 1939

The Hunters is a solitaire tactical level game placing you in command of a German U-boat during WWII. Your mission is to destroy as much Allied Shipping and as many Capital ships as possible while advancing your crew quality and increasing your commander rank culminating in special decoration ‒ all while remembering you have to make it home.

The Hunters is purposely designed to deliver a brisk yet intensive gaming experience that forces many decisions upon you as you will take command among the major German U-boat models in service during WWII, and try to complete an entire tour.

Those familiar with the classic Avalon Hill game title, B-17: Queen of the Skies, will come to enjoy the same type of gaming experience of the German U-boat War. All major U-boat models are accounted for with every level of detail including period of service, armaments, crew make-up, damage capacity, and more.

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Game Contents:

  • One 1/2 inch full-color, 2-sided counter sheet (174 counters)
  • Rules Booklet with Designer Notes
  • Four Player Aid Cards, 2-sided
  • U-Boat Patrol Log Sheet, 2-sided
  • Four 2 sided U-Boat Display Mats
  • U-Boat Combat Mat
  • Three 6-sided, two 10-sided, and one 20-sided dice


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The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43
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Publisher: Consim Press
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Year: 2014
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Publisher: Consim Press
Artist: John Kranz, Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2013
Size: 12.20 x 9.20 x 1.00 inches
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23 Early U Boats V1.2
V1.2 of my rules for Type I and Type II U boats during the early months of the war. Updated as of August 2015, with separate mats for Type IIB & Type IIC boats. Also includes expanded (Optional) rules for the effects of mine laying. Many thanks to Alexey for his superb graphic work on the mats.
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2015-06-20
8 Hunters Attack Odds
Updated file that: 1. Corrected the Close range 'Damage Probability' and 'Estimated Damage' data, factoring in the probability of escaping the Pre-attack detection roll. 2. Got rid of the annoying Macro message when opening the file.
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2015-05-22
48 The Hunted GFX Project (1.5 compatible)
The Hunted GFX - Charts pack (version 1.1 HOTFIX1). The Hunted GFX Project is a full graphical overhaul for The Hunted addon. This project is considered as official part of The Hunted and is approved by Gregory Smith. This archive includes all Charts presented in The Hunted and additional bonus chart with gorgeous alternate events by Mark Havilland. This version is fully compatible with The Hunted v1.5 rules. Latest changes: - HOTFIX: now USS New York on T5 Chart is no more Pocket Battleship (changed its tonnage from 2700 to historicaly accurate 27000). Thanks to James Moore for noticing! - Fixed minor typo on chart E4 (U-Boat Damage Chart) - Modified chart E1 (Encounter Chart) on request of Greg Smith. Under "Transit", aircraft result on die roll 11 is replaced by "-" (no result)...
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2015-05-13
35 The Hunted v 1.5
The Hunted version 1.5 - includes rules for Alberich and Balkon-Gerat. Changes/additions are in sections 4.2.5.3, 4.1.10, 4.4.4, and 5.0.4.1. Also in the .zip is the latest Excel spreadsheet version of the Patrol Log. You will require to download Alexey's graphics pack in order to be able to play, and have a copy of the Hunters' ship target charts.
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2015-05-11
18 Alternate Random Events Chart [E1a]
Created a 3d6 random events chart to reduce the accident-prone-officers scenarios (swimming death?) and add a little more weight to the value of early war German code-breaking efforts. There are some patrol ending options, but no instant-captain-death options. Also, I moved the Milk Cow to random events. I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but I figured I'd solicit feedback. Thanks to John for permission to use some of the game content here.
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2015-03-31
31 The Hunters Detailed Setup and Sequence of Play Guide
Here is a PDF version. Complete.
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2015-03-13
40 Target Cards
A set of 370 Target Cards, incl. damage capacity of vessel on back side, Version 1.0.
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2015-03-09
10 Hunters Morale Variant
A rule set dealing with crew morale based on events while on patrol.
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2015-03-01
38 Hunters rules booklet (2nd Printing)
Rulebook for THE HUNTERS (Second Printing)
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2015-02-16
6 drm check list
Not all the drm's are on the charts. Especially the optional ones. So I made this list to make sure I used all the appropriate drm's for each table.
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1P 074 - The Hunters: German U-Boats at War
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I've Been Diced! episode 62: Our 2014 in review
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I've Been Diced! episode 57: Greg Smith on The Hunters and computer wargames
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I Officially Give You Permission
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I've Been Diced! episode 50: Joel Toppen
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TGG Episode 56: Reviews of Euphoria, Canalis, The Hunters and More!
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2014-01-30
Episode 7: D-Day Dice and The Hunters, brief reviews and contrast & compare session
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2014-01-09
This Board Game Life Episode #015 – Wandering Dragons & Quarmageddons
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