"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.
Upholder: version 2 of my British variant for The Hunters. Thanks to all those who pointed out typos & suggestions for rules changes. This version features a slightly increased probability of encounters and some minor changes & clarifications.
V1.3 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. (This version only differs from 1.2 in that some typos on the U-Boat mats have been corrected)
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.
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.
- 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)...
The Hunted version 1.5 - includes rules for Alberich and Balkon-Gerat. Changes/additions are in sections 126.96.36.199, 4.1.10, 4.4.4, and 188.8.131.52. 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.
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.