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Great War Salvo! 2nd Edition is a strategy, solitaire, tactical naval wargame that enables players to recreate early World War I naval battles between individual British and German warships on the table top. 

(Great War Salvo! 3rd ed. is now available, which expands the game and adds many more ships... but this 2nd ed. is still being made available, for those who might wish to own it.  While the 3rd ed. is the most up-to-date and best edition to own, for those who want to sample the system, this older edition is provided.)

The game consists a 24-page rule booklet, game markers, Reference, Card, and four sheets of warship counters (1/6000 scale; counter sheets #1, #2, #5, and #A), 112 ships in all. The game uses the Salvo! World War II game system published by Minden, adapted for World War I combat. Using historically rated warships (BB, BC, B, AC, CL, AMC types), rated in a variety of offensive and defensive categories, players can assess at a glance the relative strengths and weaknesses of each ship.

Great War Salvo! is primarily a ship vs ship solitaire game, but rules are included for two-player as well as solitaire play, with one ship or multiple ships on a side.  The rule booklet contains all standard and optional rules needed to play, game tables, eleven scenarios, and Designer's Notes.

With the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906, warship construction was revolutionized. Great powers competed to complete fleets of the new design. With the arrival of the Great War, Great Britain and Germany possessed the largest battle fleets among the antagonists, and armed encounters were soon taking place around the world:  Coronel... the Falklands... Emden vs Sydney... Heligoland Bight... the flight of the Goeben... Dogger Bank. Great War Salvo! enables you to refight these historical battles as well as hypothetical ones in a variety of settings, all the while emphasizing the Minden design emphasis of playability and historicity.  (The Great War Salvo! North Sea Expansion is also available, and adds dozens of new ships to the system.)

Originally published in 2014, Great War Salvo! 2nd ed. is now available in PDF format.  Designed by Gary Graber.  Published by Minden Games.

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