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Harpoon fifth edition is the latest version of an award-winning series that began with its original release in 1980. In addition to updating and simplifying the rules for modern tactical naval and aerial combat, the fifth edition now includes naval combat system development, mines, ballistic missile attacks and defense, unmanned vehicles, land-attack cruise missiles, non-acoustic ASW sensors, as well as other improvements. Harpoon uses the designers' extensive game design and naval warfare experience to create a game that is authentic, informative, and exciting.

      This June 2021 second printing has been updated with all errata and changes since the first printing in July 2020.

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Charles C March 04, 2022 5:58 pm UTC
Is this a computer game or a hex and counter game or a miniature game?
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William M March 06, 2022 7:39 am UTC
It's miniature rules.
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Wang C August 10, 2021 6:32 am UTC
will there be an annex of chinese navy or aircraft?
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masaya A August 04, 2021 12:27 am UTC
I would like to see a Japanese version released.
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Jonathan W June 30, 2021 11:18 pm UTC
So to set some things straight that I see in the comments here...

This is *just* the rules that cover the years on the cover. Like the rest of the products, after this, you have to purchase the Data Annexes which have the actual unit data separate. Which right now cover the ships and aircraft of the USSR/Russia and the USA across 4 separate books. All told you can get all 5 for a little less than $100.

Some people are balking at this price point and that it's not a complete game. They have a point, in that you're not buying a game at all, but into a system that you keep adding to over time. You can go to the website for the entire system (which with some system changes covers late 19th century to now in terms of naval warfare across a lot of products) here:

You can also purchase the Naval Sitrep products which will often include units and scenarios and other content you can plug directly into the system that seem to be released about...See more
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Frederic M June 01, 2021 10:07 am UTC
Is there a POD option being available soon?? :)
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Thorsten Z May 13, 2021 12:24 pm UTC
I'm interested in modern asian conflicts between Japan, South Korea and China. Are rules for those navys available? (I only see USA and Russia here). And if yes, where can I find them?
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October 22, 2020 4:30 am UTC
Is there a plan to release this as a real game, boxed with the annexes?
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David F October 03, 2020 11:02 am UTC
I have been thoroughly enjoying getting back into Harpoon with this release!

Is there a summation anywhere of the changes made in the October 2 updates of the rules and current supplements?
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Pawel S January 13, 2021 11:32 am UTC
Same question about latest Jan 2021 update... Is there an errata available for main rulebook & us/russian navy/aircraft books? I really don't want to print any of them in full again....
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Pawel S January 13, 2021 11:39 am UTC
Ok, answering myself, I should have googled more... Erratas are here (this should be highlighted on respective product pages in my opinion).
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Aurélien B September 26, 2020 8:25 pm UTC
I never played any Harpoon games but this new release seems to be a good place to start. i was just wondering if it was limited to naval engagements or if it was possible to make land based scenarios with only ground and air units ?
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Daniel S September 15, 2020 11:21 pm UTC
I had Harpoon II many years ago. I was looking forward to getting this latest version and learning about modern ship warfare. I was seriously disappointed to find that the Harpoon V book contains NONE of the actual data that is needed to play the game. No data on ships, airplanes, or weapons. Those all have to be purchased separately. What a ripoff! You lost this customer.
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Vincenzo B September 15, 2020 10:03 pm UTC
Boy, lost are the years when Harpoon III gave you both the rules and the platform data for multiple nations.

The fact that "full cardboard wargames can run you significantly more for a game that just covers a single war or single engagement" means nothing, since other kind of wargames, too, are available on the market (like Flying Colors). "Computer games have an even higher cost!" Seriously? Has anyone looked up for how much you can get computer Harpoon these days - with multiplayer and all the mods and scenarios created by the community in years?

Sorry, no joy for me. I may download the free quickstart rules but I really doubt that I'll fork the $$$s for the rest.
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July 28, 2020 12:20 am UTC
What an amazing cash grab. Everything that should have been in a "game", found in multiple over-priced annexes.

Is this a pirate game?

Admiralty Trilogy Group, you stink.

So far, not even a decent review.
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Blair B August 16, 2020 8:54 pm UTC
I agree. I'm not spending 100 bucks to get some pdfs. Such greed.
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Stephen V August 31, 2020 2:04 am UTC
Less than $100 for a full tabletop sim that lets you play out cold war naval battles for over a half century of time is amazingly cheap. Full cardboard wargames can run you significantly more for a game that just covers a single war or single engagement. Computer games have an even higher cost.
As far as I'm concerned, they've underpriced their game by quite a margin. But hey, that's great for the players. It means more folks will be able to play.
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Brian A July 27, 2020 4:56 pm UTC
Thank you ATG for all the effort on Harpoon V. Such a worthwhile study of the modern tactical environment.
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Larry S July 25, 2020 5:28 pm UTC
i'm lost. Is this where I can buy the game called Harpoon v? I see two books referring to the game but no digital game download.
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STANLEY P July 22, 2020 4:43 pm UTC
Nice to see it again.
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Michael F July 22, 2020 4:23 pm UTC
Good to see this now out.
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