Games Based on the War at Sea (WAS) / Victory in the Pacific (VITP) Game System
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This primarily naval game system was first designed in 1975 by John Edwards at Jedko and continues to have games based on and influenced by it published 40 years later.

Although many games have been published, many topics have not yet been addressed including the Holy Grail of a single game covering all of World War II, a game covering a hypothetical Pacific War in the 1930's and a game covering the Cold War, to name a few.

What follows is a current list of the descendants.

Additional games using this system under development include:
- England Expects covering the naval campaigns of the Royal Navy against Revolutionary, Consular and Imperial France by Charles Vassey
- A new version of Victory in the Pacific will be published by Against the Odds, it may have a module to let it link up with the 3rd edition of War at Sea published by L2.
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1. Board Game: The War At Sea (first edition) [Average Rating:6.53 Unranked]
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The start of it all covering World War II in the Atlantic and Mediterranean...
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2. Board Game: Europe at War [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:9909]
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The land counterpart to War at Sea, also designed by John Edwards
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3. Board Game: War at Sea (second edition) [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2498] [Average Rating:6.46 Unranked]
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The version we are more familiar with.
 
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4. Board Game: War at Sea 2 [Average Rating:6.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.47 Unranked]
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A compilation of many War at Sea variants from The General.
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5. Board Game: Victory at Sea [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:9337]
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A revised edition of War at Sea by Jedko.
 
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6. Board Game: War at Sea (third edition) [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:5697]
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Third edition by L2.
 
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7. Board Game: Victory in the Pacific [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:1215] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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Takes the game system into the Pacific Theater in World War II.
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8. Board Game: Victory at Sea [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Links War at Sea and Victory in the Pacific together.
 
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9. Board Game: The Two Ocean War [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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A single game that combines War at Sea and Victory in the Pacific using a double-blind system. Exceedingly rare.
 
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10. Board Game: War in the Falklands [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:11870]
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Moves the system forward into modern naval warfare in the 1980's and backwards to World War I.
 
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11. Board Game: Grand Fleet [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:8875]
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Takes the system into World War I.
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12. Board Game: Nine Navies War [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:9585]
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Takes the system into a hypothetical scenario in the 1920's and 1930's.
 
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13. Board Game: Red Dragon Rising: The Coming War With China [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:4678]
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A redefinition and expansion of the system into contemporary conflict off of China.
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14. Board Game: Red Dragon / Green Crescent [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:7146]
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Takes the Red Dragon Rising system and moves it additionally into the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
 
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15. Board Game: The South Seas Campaign [Average Rating:5.72 Unranked]
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Moves the Red Dragon Rising system to the Solomon's campaign in World War II.
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16. Board Game: Norway 1940 [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
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Moves the Red Dragon Rising system to the Norwegian Theater in World War II.
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17. Board Game: Mare Nostrum [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:9849]
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Moves the Red Dragon Rising system into the Mediterranean in World War II.
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18. Board Game: Taiwan Strait Crisis 1950 [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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Another Red Dragon Rising type game from Taiwan for Sen-Ki #5.

A smaller and more playable game.
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19. Board Game: Falklands Showdown: The 1982 Anglo-Argentine War [Average Rating:5.05 Overall Rank:13715]
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Covering the Falkland war by Red Dragon Rising system.

I played the Japanese version with some original balance modification.
I think the victory condition is very awkward due to the heavily lopsided situation.
 
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20. Board Game: Crisis Now Senkaku Showdown [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
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An issue game of Command Magazine Japan #110.

Covering the hot topic of Senkaku Islands. Designed by Mr. Shinohara, a designer of "Asian Fleet".
 
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21. Board Game: Setting Sun, Rising Sun [Average Rating:5.88 Unranked]
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Moves the system into the Russo-Japanese War.
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22. Board Game: Shinsengumi Chronicle [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Though this looks totally different from "War at sea", the system and taste feels somewhat similar to it.
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23. Board Game: Cuban-Mexican War [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A rare self-published game using the War at Sea system to simulate a hypothetical war between Cuba and Mexico in the WWI era.
 
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24. Board Game: Defence of the Sea Lane [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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Modern system but I don't read Japanese. Anyone play this before? The counters sure look like War at Sea, but the board is hex based.
 
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25. Board Game: Patagonia War [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Variant based on a hypothetical war between Chile and Argentina in the early 20th century.
 
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