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Upcoming wargame - Picket Duty: Destroyers Off Okinawa

Postby KwanTi » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:05 am

I had mentioned to Chuck that due to the inordinate amount of time I spend on the Internet, I have a head chock full of tidbits of game info and I was going to start posting about new or upcoming games. Picket Duty: Destroyers Off Okinawa, March - June, 1945 from Legion Wargames http://www.legionwargames.com is one of the games I've been watching develop.

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Picket Duty: Destroyers Off Okinawa, March - June, 1945 will be a solitaire wargame about the kamikaze attacks on the US invasion fleet off Okinawa in WWII. Designer Steve Dixon was co-designer for Legion Wargames solitaire game, B-29 Superfortress (http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_b29.html), a retheming of Avalon Hill's solitaire B-17 Queen of the Skies, to the B-29 attacks on Japan during 1944 and 1945. Picket Duty will place you in command of a Fletcher-class Destroyer on one of the outlying picket stations that provided early warning of Japanese air attacks to the US fleet. The problem for these ships was that they were the first ones who would be attacked by the kamikaze pilots seeking to inflict the most harm on the US fleet. The player will manage the defense of the ship against air attack and, once hit, will manage damage control to try to keep the ship afloat. You'll be faced with air attacks by 27 types of kamikaze attackers, including the Ohka manned missile. The game will come with historical scenarios, a mini-campaign, and a full campaign.

More info from the designer can be found here: http://www.skdgaming.com/picket.htm
There's a large version of the game map here: http://www.skdgaming.com/picketfiles/picketdutymap_main2.jpg (Warning: Big graphic.)
And there's a sample turn here: http://www.skdgaming.com/picket_play.htm
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Re: Upcoming wargame - Picket Duty: Destroyers Off Okinawa

Postby BruceBoyer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:21 pm

I will want a copy!
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