In Cruel Seas, you take on the role of a naval crew manning their fragile coastal craft as they head out day and night to take on both the sea and the enemy. Command your flotilla of small ships as they head out to attack a convoy, drop off Commandoes for a behind-the-lines mission or task them with one of the other myriads of missions this small and versatile craft would perform. Be it the Coastal waters of England or across the Channel to France, on to the Mediterranean waters, or further to the vast Island chains of the Pacific, Cruel Seas will ensure your small ships see plenty of adrenaline-fueled action.
Within the pages of Cruel Seas, you'll find the complete rules for small ship action plus full-color guides, superb art courtesy of Osprey Publishing, history on your fleets, Campaign rules and special weaponry, Aircraft rules, and more!
Cruel Seas is a 1/300th scale tabletop miniatures game where you command fleets of small ships in battle taking place on the seas around the world in the dark days of WWII. Action in the game is fast-paced - with six or more ships per side, a thrilling seaborne dogfight can be fought in forty-five minutes or less and only need a flat surface to play!
Cruel Seas is scenario-driven, providing a strong narrative element to each game. From easy-to-play introductory scenarios to more demanding operations that will test your skill and your nerves! The game covers the British Royal Navy, German Kriegsmarine, US Navy, Imperial Japanese Navy, Soviet Navy, and Italian Regia Marina – each having its own character and play style.
Move, shoot and roll. Try to save your crew and sink your enemy’s ships, Cruel Seas provides a multitude of ship and aircraft options and plenty of options to customize your boats’ weaponry, making each game different and exciting!
This gift set comes with the rulebook and everything you need to get started and play between two opponents, British versus German motor torpedo boats.
Build, paint and play! The construction and painting of the models and watching them come to life are just as much fun as the game itself!
Cruel Seas is a fast-paced tabletop game recreating the swirling naval dogfights taking place on the seas during the dark days of the Second World War.
Powerful, well-armed boats manned by skilled crews stalk enemy shipping lanes, lying in wait for an unsuspecting target to present itself. With a roar of engines, the motor torpedo boats would surge forward, opening up with tracer fire from an arsenal of machine guns and autocannons. If the enemy vessel was a large enough target, torpedoes would also be loosed to deal a devastating blow to their prey.
The game covers six major nationalities - the British Royal Navy, German Kriegsmarine, US Navy, Imperial Japanese Navy, Soviet Navy, and Italian Regia Marina - each having their own character and play style. This rulebook explains how to organize your chosen fleet and take the fight to your opponent as you seek to rule the waves. The vessels vary in size and shape - from fast, sleek killers to slower but more heavily armed ships. Do you prefer a swarm of small but fast boats, fewer larger ships with heavy weaponry to bring to bear, or a combination of these two categories? Cruel Seas provides a multitude of ship and aircraft options and plenty of options to customize your boats' weaponry, making each game different.
Cruel Seas is scenario-driven providing a strong narrative element to your games. From easy-to-play introductory scenarios to more demanding operations that will provide a test of both your skills and nerves!