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No Safe Port: WW2 Naval Combat

No Safe Port: WW2 Naval Combat

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"No Safe Port: WW2" is part of our Naval Warfare series of next generation comprehensive naval wargames covering entire time periods of naval combat. Easy to learn yet fun to play and detailed for the scale represented thus giving quality combat results.

"No Safe Port" is designed to cover many of the major navies that fought during WW2 and includes submarines, carriers, aircraft, battleships, battlecruisers, heavy cruisers, light cruisers, destroyers, coastal batteries, land units, and much more!

User printable data/record sheets show the combat details of each individual class of ship, sub, and aircraft, each with a side view graphic. Solitaire and multiplayer rules are included.

This is a significant revision of our original 'NW:WW2' game, and adds additional details and rules to the system (including floatation loss and individualized weapon data). The Rules are modular, allowing for Basic, Advanced, and Optional/Expanded rules systems that you can choose to use or not as you wish.

Features include:

 * Countries included: United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Soviet Union, Australia, Denmark, and Netherlands.  

* Detailed yet streamlined and easy to follow combat mechanics including basic, advanced, optional, and solitaire rules.  

* Data/record sheets covering 230 ship classes (including merchants, raiders, and transports), 100+ aircraft models, 35 submarine classes, 16 types of land units.  

* Each printable Data/Record Sheet contains the combat statistics for the unit, condensed combat tables to help during combat, a side view of the unit, with logs for ammunition/damage records for 7 ships/subs or aircraft squadrons pre-printed on each sheet.  

* 58 page Rules Manual with 24 scenarios, including historical and hypothetical scenarios.  

* 9 Color maps 11" x 17", a color combat matrix, and 280 1/2" color counters.  

* Search Matrix, 2 Play Sequence charts and 5 color reference charts.  

* 4 six-sided dice required.  

* Semi-historical Campaigns covering the Pacific, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Arctic theatres.  

* Tactical and Operational battles covering surface combat, carriers, convoys, submarines, aircraft, amphibious operations, bombardments, etc..  

* Combat examples included for easy understanding of how the rules work during game play as well as condensed combat tables on each unit data/record sheet.  

* Very flexible design that can be played as a board game or with miniatures.  

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Alistair C July 19, 2017 5:23 am UTC
Do you play these rules on a grid (square, hex,?) and/or are they played on a blank surface? Also, what scale and measurements are the ships and firing/detection ranges?

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William M July 19, 2017 2:19 pm UTC

The 'No Safe Port' and 'Steel and Resolve' rules have both Basic and Advanced tiers of rules (with some optional rules included as well), and tactical and strategic rules as well.

Below is the text from the rules showing game scale:


This game has two separate, but interlocking game scales (these are for the Advanced Game): The first is the “Tactical” game – on the Tactical scale, each hex is 2 nm in distance, and a turn of combat equals 10 minutes. This scale is used for surface battles between ships, submarines, and on some occasions land units. For each 12 knots of speed
in real life, a unit can travel one hex at this scale in one turn. Please note that the “12 knots = 1 hex” is not an absolute rule, as some” break points” were set in order to clearly show the difference between speeds of some units at this scale.

The second is the “Strategic” game – on this scale, each hex is 20 nm in distance, and...See more
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File Last Updated:
November 13, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on November 14, 2013.