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·         Current Edition 4.1 (PDF); 4.0a (Print on Demand)

·         Recommended scale 1/600 or 1/1200

·         Complexity: 8/10

·         Level of detail: 7/10

·         Dice required: D10, D6


These rules are designed to fight actions in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. They provide the opportunity to refight skirmishes in the Channel, the Mediterranean and the Pacific with MTB attacks on Convoys and similar furious engagements.

This edition of the rules has been updated and now uses the initiative system that appears in other products in the A&AGE range. Play alternates between the two sides, with the initiative winner deciding who will move first each turn. The time scale in the turn is now about 40 seconds, and the models move 1cm per knot on the table. The speed that vessels can move is regulated by the concept of Speed Settings, based on 1/4’s of the ship’s speed, and therefore constraining the model’s movement.

Shooting now takes the rate of fire of a weapon mount into account in more detail, and gun mounts may roll more than 1 dice to hit. Guns with slow rates of fire are penalised. As the game turn is now longer, the damage inflicted has been increased, and there is a bit more differentiation between different gun calibres. Hull Damage and Special Damage is evaluated separately for each hit. Some weapons will not damage the hull but could affect the ship in other ways. You cannot sink a destroyer with a machine gun, but you could suppress the gun crews. Torpedoes are represented by individual tracks, so the player needs to have a good aim and be able to judge the distance to the target.

The rules also allow for the use of Aircraft, Submarines, Minefields and Armed Merchant ships. The data annexe has been expanded and now covers over 250 vessels and 200 aircraft.

Game support material is available to download on the publisher's website at

Entry updated 1 June 2014

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Lloyd B June 30, 2014 10:19 pm UTC
I bought the older version of Action Stations, it is in my library. I didn't receive a notice of discount for the 4th edition which I would like to buy. Any thoughts?
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Chris F June 05, 2014 12:48 pm UTC
Any discounts for those of us who have been purchasers and users of the prior edition??
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Andrew F June 10, 2014 10:11 am UTC
That is a very valid question, which we appreciate. The quick answer is YES, and the easiest way is we think for us to contact all the purchasers of the PDF version, via the Vault's mailing system, letting everyone know how to gain the discount. I have not seen any method whereby current owners of a product can get a discount automatically, so it will run by means of a discount code. A customer will have to let us know (direct) their customer number by email. We can then check that they are a user, and set up the discount code through the Vault.
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Andrew F June 10, 2014 10:37 am UTC
Further to my earlier reply of today, we have now sent an email out via the system which does in fact allow a purchase-specific discount to selected customers. You should receive that in your inbox today.
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