From back of the box:
IT IS MAY,1941. The orders to execute Operatoin Rheinubung have been give, and the German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen have slipped away, undetected, from their Norwegian fiord. Their mission: sweep the Atlantic clean of Allied shipping. Success wil bring Great Britain to her knees. Failure will mean the loss of the Kriegsmarine's only operational battleship. Can you as the German player, be more successful than your historical counter-part? As the British player, commanding the might of the Royal Navy, can you repeat history and "Sink the Bismarck" before she preys on England's vulnerable convoy system?
SINK THE BISMARCK! is a two-player, operational level, simulation of the historical campaign. It models all the crucial aspects of operational air/sea warfare during World War II, while retaining tactical ship vs. ship elements. Both players maneuver their units on one colorful mapsheet of the Atlantic. "Fog of War" is cleverly handled through the use of "dummy" task forces and preplotted German movement. Both historical and hypothetical scenarios are included; hypothetical scenarios explore alternative orders of battle that might have been... like the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau joing in from Brest. Each hex represents 75 nautical miles, each turn represents 8 hours of real time. Playing time 2-4 hours.