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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Salvo! (1992)

Salvo! (1992)

Ratings

5.94512 out of 10 with 41 ratings
Board Game Rank: 10298
War Game Rank: 2144

Description

This is a simulation of battleship combat, which abstracts each ship to four numeric attributes: attack, defense, speed and range.
What you get is a thick paper map (22" x 16") showing some coast outlines in different colors, 200 ½" cardboard counters, a 12-page rule-book and two dice. The counters represent WW2 battleships, cruisers and destroyers of various nationalities, plus markers to show ship speed and direction, targets, and damage inflicted.

[From the back of the box]
Salvo is a fast paced, exciting simulation of surface Battleship actions of the Second World War. Practically every class of battleship that fought is represented, such as the Bismark, Iowa, Yamato and King George V. Cruisers and destroyers are represented by screening units. Scenarios include destruction of the French fleet at Mers-ek-Kebir, Suriago Strait, Second Guadalcanal, Calabria, North Cape and the Bismarck encounters. Hypothetical scenarios include such things as what might have happened if Halsey had deployed Lee's battleships to San Bernardino Strait during Leyte Gulf.

All the essentials of naval warfare are recreated, including gunnery, torpedoes, damage control and maneuvers. Also included are special rules depicting friendly fire, mines, command control, crew quality and shore batteries. Your playing skill will determine leadership quality! The map illustrates islands and land masses used in certain scenarios. Each hex equals 2000 yards and each game turn represents 10 minutes of real time. The game mechanics require no "paperwork" on the part of the players, for the resolution of combat or the execution of movement.

  • Designer: Michael Scott Smith
  • Artist: John Hamilton
  • Publisher: 3W (World Wide Wargames), Kokusai-Tsushin Co., Ltd. (国際通信社)
  • Year Published: 1992
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 45
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Nautical, Wargame, World War II
  • Mechanic: Hex-and-Counter
  • Alternate Names: Salvo!, 戦艦の戦い

Reviews

7 out of 10
By
A decent game with a clear rulebook for naval war in WWII

By
unpunched

By
Sold at MBG 2016 as part of bundle for £8

By
DIGIT

By
Unpunched.

By
647

8.5 out of 10
By
A somewhat updated version of 1975's Dreadnought. Same shortcomings as that game. It does, however, add land to some of the scenarios as well as shore batteries giving an extra dimension to play.

8 out of 10
By
Loved the game at the time.

By
For Sale : Very Good

By
40

7 out of 10
By
As far as I can tell this game has more in common with SPI's Dreadnought than Command's Jutland game. The most significant difference is that it uses sequential movement, while SPI's game requires pre-plotting. I found both this game and it's WW1 sibling Salvo II, to be quite enjoyable for their weight. They're quick playing, have only 4 pages of rules, and can be taught to non-wargamers in about 10 minutes. I have many meatier naval wargames that I enjoy, but the Salvo games hit the sweetspot for when I need a very light introductory naval wargame. keeper

6 out of 10
By
Like this game. Immediately created a Graf Spee scenario that wasn't included in the game, which tested out very historically accurate - the pinnacle of a "real world" game (as opposed to a fantasy or "future history" game).

3 out of 10
By
A very bad adaptation of the Command magazine Jutland

4 out of 10
By
An adaptation of the Command magazine Jutland game adapted to WW2. My comments on the WWI sequel to this title stand. Deeply disappointing.

5 out of 10
By
Lightweight naval combat simulation

6 out of 10
By
An underestimated game with a lot of smart ideas

By
In the library for sake of completeness... lots of more interesting naval wargames out there

6 out of 10
By
Batallas Navales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial

By
Never played

By
World War II > Naval Combat Naval Warfare

6 out of 10
By
A beer and pretzels naval wargame with very easy rules. It is surprisingly long for some scenarios. As the description says, its limited with the types of ship you can control (battleships to destroyers only) so don't expect carriers, subs,etc. Graphics are not that great compared to today's standards but still functional. Not reconmmended for someone looking for a simulation. However, if you're looking for a fun and easy naval game for an afternoon or evening that's immediately playable out of the box then this is your game.
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