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Naval Thunder: The Atlantic Campaign

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Take your naval warfare to the next level with Naval Thunder: The Atlantic Campaign!

Finally!  A way to enjoy a naval campaign game without boring administration or complex record keeping!

This book provides a complete set of rules for running a campaign game covering the critical early phases of the naval war in the Atlantic during World War II.

The rules introduce a revolutionary chained event system where the choices and outcomes of earlier events and battles influence the events that may occur, and the options you have later.  No two campaigns play out the same way, providing infinite replayability.

The rules are set up to put you in control of the critical strategic choices that must be made within an ever changing environment of limited information and events that may be outside your control.  But the focus stays centered on the action on the tabletop as you battle it out with your opponent!

Realistic strategic concerns create historical choices for the commanders.   "Should I prolong the fight to finish off these enemy ships, knowing that enemy battleships might be heading this way?  Or should I play it safe, take what I've achieved and get out before they show up?"

Victory conditions ensure that players must make realistic choices about trade-offs between achieving objectives and preserving your forces, just as the historical commanders had to.  Fighting to the last shell is rarely the best option. 

Launch raiding sorties, deploy forces to counter your enemy’s plans, evade U-Boats, or strangle the enemy’s supply lines.  The choices are yours!  Can you anticipate your opponent, or will you be caught scraping together scratch task-forces, to counter an unexpected threat?

The strategic choices are complex, but the record keeping is simple and easy thanks to the chained event system and campaign tracking guide.

Also included are a slew of crunchy new rules including:

  • 12 new data cards for ships never before seen in Naval Thunder
  • Sea State Effects rules
  • Rules for incorporating U-Boats into the campaign
  • Orders of Battle for the Royal Navy & her allies, as well as the German forces.
  • And much more!

Naval Thunder:  The Atlantic campaign is for two or more players, and can be played with or without a referee.

Naval Thunder: Battleship Row and Naval Thunder: Bitter Rivals are required for play.

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Nathan F October 23, 2018 2:05 am UTC
I posted a file with a number of corrections and clarifications for the campaign on the Naval Thunder forum. Thanks for the feedback.
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Nathan F October 16, 2018 12:38 am UTC
A few photos from the action are posted on the forum.
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Nathan F October 15, 2018 1:27 am UTC
The final installment of the campaign was posted on the Steel Dreadnoughts forum. The final score was the British 33, Germans 32, a hard-fought draw.
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Nathan F October 07, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
We have started work on Atlantic II. We welcome any feedback from The Atlantic Campaign to incorporate as we write and playtest the next volume.
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Nathan F September 30, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
The second installment on the action was posted earlier today.
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craig H October 04, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
I think it is worth noting that the second session was played at a different location than the first. The gaming system of The Atlantic Campaign makes it easy to pick right back up after stopping. A half dozen sheets of paper contain all the information needed to keep track of on-going operations, battle damage, strategic allocations, etc.
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Nathan F September 26, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
The first installment of a campaign after-action is posted on the Steel Dreadnoughts forum.
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