Vintage (1975) Midway 1942 WWII Naval Air Battle | military | combat | war board game published by Avalon Hill. Game made in the USA.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS COMPLETE WITH ITS ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOKLET.
About the game: The basic idea is each player has his or her own map of the Midway Island behind a screen. Players "search" for the enemy fleet by flying search planes to various zones on the map and calling the zone co-ordinates in a style similar to Battleship. Once found, bombers can be sent in to sink the enemy fleet. The actual attack is fought on a separate battle board where the ships are first placed on a rectangular grid and the attacking planes are placed in adjacent rectangles or on top of the ships themselves to indicate which ship they are attacking. The basic game is very simple, but there are a number of additional rules which add realism and complexity: CAP fighters, surface actions, anvil and wave attacks, etc. The game is superior with a neutral referee for true double-blind play. Developed with the technical aid of C. Wade McClusky, Rear Admiral U.S.N. (Ret.) Avalon Hill Complexity Rating: 3
Inside the box:
- 1 Midway Search Board
- 1 Midway Battle Board
- 1 Hit Record Pad Sheet
- 1 cardboard folded screen
- Search Counters composed of Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Light Aircraft Carriers, Heavy Cruisers and Light Cruisers
- Ship Counters composed of Dive Bombers, Torpedo Bombers and Fighters
- Original instructions booklet
Condition: In EXCELLENT! and complete condition for a game from the mid 1970s. Box shows LIGHT! shelf wear, for a game from the period, with rub and wear to the corners and edges. Box has a tear to one of the sides of the lid. Box text is clear and legible, imagery bright and vivid. Game boards lay flat, as they should, with NO! warping apparent. Game board graphics are bright and vivid, text clear and legible. Counters are in clean, uncreased and unbroken condition. Original instruction booklet is complete with NO! ripped or torn pages. Text is clear and legible. Box has a slight musty smell when opened from a long period of storage.
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