I'm looking for a wargame that covers fleet action and airstrikes in the Pacific in WWII.
I'm just getting started in boardgaming, and am looking for a certain type of game.
I really enjoyed the campaigns of an old Microprose game, 1942: The Pacific Air War. Yes, I mostly played it for the flight sims, but I also enjoyed taking control of the fleets and airbases. Setting course/speed of the task forces, sending out search planes, controlling the Combat Air Patrol, building and sending airstrikes, and surface action.
I was kind of hoping to buy one game to cover it all, but I've never been big on grand strategy games, so maybe I'll need to focus on the individual battles.
Does anyone know of a game or series that would follow this general idea?
If possible, I'd like a solitaire game, but I know when you're looking for enemy units that are moving and acting, solitaire isn't always possible.
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There are solitaire board wargames for the Pacific WW2 Theatre.
Here are a few (haven't played any of the following games, so can't comment in detail):
Probably these two are closest, I think (maybe?) for what you're looking for: Carrier - a "grail" wargame for many and highly rated. Includes a "Final Countdown" scenario with the USN Nimitz. Tokyo Express - tactical naval battles, Guadalcanal. Solitaire rules, plus also plays with 2 players.
You could also look into the Axis and Allies War at Seaset if you can get your hands on the fleets. I picked up quite a few bits here and there and really enjoy the lightweight but immersive approach to some historical scenarios.