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Fighters of the Pacific (Preorder)

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Ares Games
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Number of Players 1-8
Playtime 120-240 Min
Suggested Ages 14+
Designer(s) Didier Dincher, Frank Garibaldi
Publisher Ares Games

Relive the intensity of air and sea combat in the Pacific during World War II.

Command each plane in multiple fighter and bomber squadrons to lead attacks on the enemy’s carriers and island bases. No dice, no rulers, only plenty of planes and ships! A fast-paced and streamlined game mechanic that put you in the heart of the battle. Move every plane individually on a hex grid. When you maneuver to get an enemy plane in your sights, it must attempt to dodge or else take damage. Some planes can use torpedoes and bombs do attack ships and ground installations. Stay in formation to keep the initiative and beat your opponent. Every plane has its own attributes in terms of speed, armor, and special abilities.

Every piece is illustrated as close as possible to its historical model to maximize your immersion!

The Fighters of the Pacific series comes with a CORE GAME, and TWO EXPANSIONS.

The CORE GAME includes everything you need to play hours of battle over the Pacific Ocean: a huge modular board, 4 aircraft carriers, 4 destroyers, 94 aircraft tokens, 91 game tokens and 8 reference cards. The complete rules and 10 scenarios are also included. The carrier and aircraft tokens represent the forces of 4 real aircraft carriers fighting during 1942, with a ratio of 1 token to 3 aircrafts. For the Imperial Japanese Navy, the AKAGI and KAGA form the 1st aircraft division that participated in the attack of Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway. For the US Navy, the USS HORNET and USS YORKTOWN were participating in the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway too.

The first expansion, BATTLE OF MIDWAY includes enough tokens to complete the base game to have all the forces present in this battle, including the aircraft at the base on Midway Island. This comes with 3 new American aircraft models, the old F2A Buffalo fighter, the B-26 Mitchell bomber that launched the very first counterattack on the Japanese forces, and some brand new TBF Avengers. Most importantly, this expansion comes with 5 scenarios to relive one of the most unpredictable and decisive battles of the war as if you were there. Once tokens are laid down, the story is in your hands!

One month before the Battle of Midway, the first ever naval air battle took place. It is known as the BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA. Relive this battle with this expansion pack that gives 3 new Japanese aircraft carriers, the Shokaku, Zuikaku and Shoho, the USS Lexington forces and 4 exciting scenarios. Will you manage to save the Shoho and the USS Lexington from their demise?

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