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Coral Sea: Campaign Commander Volume II
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Campaign Commander Volume II: Coral Sea

Coral Sea is a new volume in the Campaign Commander series and simulates the campaign in the South Seas of the Pacific between the spring of 1942 and the spring of 1943. The Japanese expansion reaches its limit in the archipelago of the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. The Japanese initial force, the Army of the South Seas, began to expand reducing the boundaries of the Australian defenses from its base in Rabaul, the logistic center of Japanese control in the zone.
The naval-air battle of the Coral Sea was a hard blow for the Japanese force since the Soho, their light aircraft carrier, was sunk, and the amphibious invasion force destined to take Port Moresby had to return to Rabaul without fulfilling their mission. Afterwards the imperial forces tried to take Port Moresby by a ground assault, extending their way along the Solomon Islands creating air bases and observation stations throughout the archipelago.
The Japanese forces were thus threatening naval communications between the United States and Australia. In response, the Allies reinforced Australia and the New Caledonia zone looking for an opportunity to counterattack and to stop the imperial tide extending through the region. The return to Australia of veteran units from the Middle East allowed the Allies to initiate an offensive in Papua/New Guinea that would last six bloody months and result in the Allied recovery of the enclaves of Buna and Gona on the North coast of New Guinea.

In the Solomon Islands the North American counterattack began August 8th, 1942 and led to a lasting and bloody campaign through February 1943, with successive attacks and counterattacks of both sides resulting in Guadalcanal Island back in American hands. In addition to the ground forces, the region saw much use of air and naval operations. Both navies accomplished herculean tasks to support their respective ground forces and supply them. Their importance was noticeable, so air attacks on navies were numerous, and expensive in lives, planes and ships. The last of them in this period was the battle of the Sea of Bismarck, which resulted in Allied air supremacy in the region.
The Japanese Imperial navy based on the island of Truk made several raids in the region to support the small naval forces in the South Seas. But eventually the Japanese had to yield the initiative to the allies in the region as they exhausted their resources, fighting on two fronts. The Allies exhausted the Japanese offensive, and they prepare to take their own offensive.

The game is developed in an operational scale – area-based map with a scale 1:300,000. It is designed for two players with one running the JAPANESE forces and the other the ALLIED forces. The game lasts approximately 3-4 hours and uses a two sided system to handle the mechanics of play: cards and counters. The players will have to use their troops and their resources to obtain victory points while eliminating enemy forces and occupying cities in the map. It is not a card driven game as the cards are used to bring about events that influence battles, secure reinforcements, and provide resources with which to carry on the fight.

In the beginning of the game the JAPANESE player will take the Initiative and will have to expand throughout the map to secure Victory Points. The ALLIED player is on the defensive, and will have to strength his forces as the game progresses. He will have to take advantage of every opportunity to inflict damage on the advancing Japanese forces. The island of Guadalcanal will be crucial as the game develops, as are the results of actions in Papua/New Guinea.
The JAPANESE player must face the historical dilemma of concentrating on taking the Solomon Islands, Papua or both simultaneously. The ALLIED player will have to be patient and force his opponent to extend himself, by accumulating forces and to committing lethal offensives that put the forces of the Empire of the Rising Sun in check.
Like all the games of this Series, the rules are simple and straight forward. Our objective was to create games that are very interactive, and offer players a pleasant creative experience. We aim for solid games for players who do not have the time or the space to leave a game setup and in place over a long period of play.

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Bellica Third Generation components:

  • 1 80x60 cm map of the Pacific South Seas, the Solomon Islands and Papua/New Guinea.
  • 2 ten sided dice
  • 176 counters
  • 1 Series “Campaign Commander” Rules Book and “Coral Sea” Exclusive Rules with; historical and designer notes.
  • 70 cards (divided in two decks, plus help cards)
  • 3 plastic bags


Republished in Command Magazine Japan #114 in 2013.


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2 Coral Sea- Card/ Map mat V1.
A mat for Coral Sea to replace the map / card chits. I plan to use 1/72 mini as the marker.Permission has kindly been granted by Francisco Ronco.
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2015-03-04
7 Re-written rulebook
These are the rules I use when playing. A buddy suggested I post them so players can use them or reject them as they wish. If playing another player and using these, be sure the other player agrees to them, as there will be disagreements between what you read here and the message boards in regards to series rule 5.2.5 and 9.5.6: these rules follow that text to the letter. These also include my battle cards I use in place of the battle chits.
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4 tablas de ayuda ( castellano)
Tablas de Ayuda iguales que las que incluye el manual, pero añadiendo los dibujos de los chits de activación.
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2011-03-07
5 Hoja de Ayuda
Versión en español de la Hoja de Ayuda al jugador para Coral Sea
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2010-09-19
8 Players Aid
English version of Players Aid Sheet for Coral Sea
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2010-09-19
5 Reglamento Coral Sea
Reglas de la Serie y de Campaña para Coral Sea
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2010-09-19
22 Coral Sea Rules
Series & Campaign Rules
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2010-09-19
4 Erratas Español
Hemos encontrado algunas erratas en la impresión. Especialmente en dos Fichas de Batalla por bando que están mal indentificadas tanto en el libreto de reglas como en la Carta de Referencia de cada mazo.
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6 Errata English
We found some errata in the identification of two Battle Chits per side.
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