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Sewon Kwon
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What is the best pacific theater naval battle game published after 1990?
All of the posts I read here were about Flat top and Victory in the Pacific. However, those games are older than I am Is there any new game for the pacific theater?

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Victory in the Pacific will continue to be awesome, regardless of its age.

Empire of the Sun

Asia Engulfed

Are both excellent.
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Silent Victory (sub action, better solitaire)
Empire of the Sun
Iron Bottom Sound III
Ships in Flames (expansion for World in Flames)
IJN (expansion for Silent War; solitaire)
War in the Pacific (second edition) (enormous monster)
Gato Leader (Solitaire, sub action)
Dai Senso
Asia Engulfed
Axis & Allies: Pacific, 1940 (beer & pretzels)
Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945
Fleet Commander: Nimitz (Solitaire)


... one of those ought to scratch the post-1990 WWII Pacific naval action itch. Little bit of everything on this list. Some are updates of older games, but all of these were published > 1990.
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Not limited to naval battles, but my favorite Pacific game is
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Naval battle games have been hard to come by of late. "Scratch One Flat Top!" is the only one that comes to mind... Most everything I can think of in the PTO these days has been strategic or a land battle/campaign. If you like complex, miniatures-style games, there's the Rising Sun module for Command at Sea series.

(Carrier is 1990 and is very good, but it's also one of the harder to obtain games around.)
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Pacific Victory is a block game published in 2000.

Holdfast: Pacific 1941-45 and its companion Holdfast: Atlantic 1939-45 were published just last year.

Both of these, especially the Holdfast games, are towards the faster and lighter end of the wargames spectrum.
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I quite like Coral Sea: Campaign Commander Volume II. Some rather unique and clever mechanics but the rule book is a challenge.

Axis Empires: Dai Senso! is a game that I just recently acquired and it looks pretty good.
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k4js wrote:
What is the best pacific theater naval battle game published after 1990?
All of the posts I read here were about Flat top and Victory in the Pacific. However, those games are older than I am Is there any new game for the pacific theater?

Thanx!!!


How unfortunate that you were born in the wrong era.
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I like Across the Pacific and Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945. I have Empire of the Sun plus the two magazine gamettes based on War Plan Orange and Guadalcanal and hope to get to those soon.
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I'll second Across the Pacific. I really like how the chit pull system creates interesting situations and allows the Japanese to pull off something like a Leyte Gulf type scenario.

The chit pull also simulates well the amount of space and time that are involved in such a vast area of the globe.

And finally, not least of the benefits, is the feeling that the conclusion of the war is not inevitable. If you have a Coral Sea or Midway type battle go wrong for the USA with this system, it will leave a mark!
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k4js wrote:
What is the best pacific theater naval battle game published after 1990?
All of the posts I read here were about Flat top and Victory in the Pacific. However, those games are older than I am Is there any new game for the pacific theater?

Thanx!!!


I wrote this a number of years ago... hopefully it will offer some insights to your question.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/794756/three-views-savo-isl...

Mark
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Sewon Kwon
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Thank you very much!
 
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Avalanche Press has a whole series of operational (or grand tactical) level naval wargames: Second World War at Sea.

A turn is 4 hours; a scenario typically revolves around a famous naval campaign or battle, like Coral Sea or Midway and they are in print now. (Some of them, at least.)

I have never played them FtF so I can't really vouch for their quality, but they do seem to match the scale you are looking for. So I thought they were worth mentioning here.

:-)
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If you want _battles_ or at most operations, where air search and carrier operations planning are most important, these 3 share systems (firstmost, a quick playing double blind search), they are the most streamlined and still historically serious:
Victory at Midway from Command Magazine.
Solomon Sea
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