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TSUSHIMA, 1905, 2nd ed. is a tactical naval wargame rules system set in the pre-dreadnought (1890-1906) era.  Individual warships (presented on counters at 1/4200 scale) are rated in a variety of offensive and defensive categories. Scenarios recreate the Battle of Tsushima between the Russian and Japanese fleets in 1905, as well as other actual or hypothetical actions.  Tsushima, 1905 is a complete game that simulates naval combat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, using a slightly modified Battleship Captain 3rd ed. system.

Warships (battleships, armored cruisers, protected cruisers, destroyers, and torpedo boats) from several nations are provided:  Russia, Japan, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and the Netherlands.  Playability and historicity are emphasized, with small or large battles playable to completion in an evening.  Each game turn represents 10 minutes, and one inch on your floor or tabletop represents 500 yards.

Standard, advanced, and optional rules are included in the 122-page illustrated rule book, along with game tables, over 320 rated ship counters (B, AC, C types), several dozen DD/TB counters, designer's notes and historical commentary.  This is a complete rules system, and does not require anything else (apart from dice and playing space) to play.

Also included at no additional charge is the TSUSHIMA, 1905 2nd ed. SHIP SET, which has all the ships, game markers, and reference cards presented in a convenient format.

In designing this 2nd ed., we completed a review of all ship ratings (from Battleship Captain 3rd ed.) to provide the best, most up-to-date ratings for all ships in the system. We've also made a number of small tweaks to some of the pre-dreadnought tables, to better emphasize the unique qualities of this period. Those who own Battleship Captain 3rd ed. and simply want the new ship counters may purchase the Tsushima, 1905 2nd ed. Ship Set separately. (See its listing here at Wargame Vault.)

TSUSHIMA, 1905 2nd ed. (which includes the above-mentioned Ship Set) is now available in PDF format.  Designer: Gary Graber.  Publisher: Minden Games.

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