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Swordfish at Taranto, 3rd ed.

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SWORDFISH AT TARANTO, 3rd ed. is a solitaire, tactical game depicting the historical British air assault on the Italian port of Taranto in November, 1940. Twenty Fairey Swordfish bombers essentially took out half of the Italian battleship fleet in the Mediterranean during the raid with torpedoes.  The game puts you in control of the attack as you plan what weapons each individual airplane will carry, which approaches to the harbor will be used, where flares should be dropped, and what targets should be for your raiding planes.  This edition is a 40-page, full color book, containing the rules, game tables, map, and Swordfish counters necessary to play, along with optional rules, several scenarios, log sheets, historical commentary, and Designer's Notes.  All you need are two six-sided dice, paper and pencil, and scans of the game components.

This new edition features a Foreword by Norman Bell, editor of All Guns Blazing of the Naval Wargames Society. 

SWORDFISH AT TARANTO is a game player's game, and stresses not only playability but historicity.  It was designed as a solo game, sets up quickly, and can be played in about half an hour.  See if you can duplicate -- or even better -- the results of the historic WW2 raid.

Designed by Gary Graber.  Foreward by Norman Bell. Published by Minden Games.

 
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