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Monday, July 31, 2017

Battle for Midway: Decision in the Pacific, 1942 (1976)

Battle for Midway: Decision in the Pacific, 1942 (1976)

Ratings

5.40909 out of 10 with 11 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
War Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Battle for Midway is a large scale air-naval simulation of the naval action between Japanese forces attempting to invade and seize Midway Island, and the American air, naval and land forces dedicated to holding it at all costs.

Counters representing American and Japanese aircraft, ships and troops maneuver across the maps, searching for the enemy while attempting to remain concealed themselves. When the enemy is located, intense efforts are devoted to his destruction, and to the achievement of strategic objectives.

2 Maps
480 die cut counters
Rules
Deployment sheets
CRT player aids
Large ziplock package format

The game looks very playable. Being initiative based there is no certain way for a player to set a concrete strategy and so must respond to weather, turn order and the mystery of where the enemy task force is.

  • Designer: Marc W. Miller
  • Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
  • Publisher: GDW Games
  • Year Published: 1976
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 2
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Wargame, World War II
  • Mechanic: Hex-and-Counter, Secret Unit Deployment, Simulation
  • Family: GDW Pacific Naval Engagements system
  • Alternate Names: Battle for Midway: Decision in the Pacific, 1942

Reviews

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Unpunched, ziplock version BIN: Not for sale/trade at this time

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[i]Location: Box 4[/i] Missing 2 bits?

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from Ebay, 07/16/07 with Coral Sea.

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Unpunched

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New. Ziplock-bagged edition. Unpunched. Unplayed.

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Punched.

5 out of 10
By
A poor follow on to GDW's original Coral Sea. Played through once then put it on the shelf ... for 30 years now!

5 out of 10
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Not overly impressed with the system. I also have coral sea. Part of my air-naval collection. One of the earliest games out there on the topic, but surpassed by newer games.

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Need to scan counters - scanned map, rules, charts

6 out of 10
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Did some things better and some things not as well as AH's Midway. Included destroyers, submarines, bigger map area, weather. Search system not as good.

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The Battle of Midway using what is essentially the Europa naval rules. Theres a little more to it than that, but not much. It's like a scenario for a Pacific based Europa. Unplayed.

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World War II > Pacific Theater > Naval Battles Naval Warfare

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NIS
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