The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43
Gregory M. Smith
|Suggested Age||12 and up|
2013 Golden Geek Best Wargame Nominee
"Hostilities with England effective immediately."
the time is: 1256 hours, 3 September 1939
The Hunters is a solitaire tactical level game placing you in command of a German U-boat during WWII. Your mission is to destroy as much Allied Shipping and as many Capital ships as possible while advancing your crew quality and increasing your commander rank culminating in special decoration ‒ all while remembering you have to make it home.
The Hunters is purposely designed to deliver a brisk yet intensive gaming experience that forces many decisions upon you as you will take command among the major German U-boat models in service during WWII, and try to complete an entire tour.
Those familiar with the classic Avalon Hill game title, B-17: Queen of the Skies, will come to enjoy the same type of gaming experience of the German U-boat War. All major U-boat models are accounted for with every level of detail including period of service, armaments, crew make-up, damage capacity, and more.
Game contents will comprise:
- One 1/2 inch full-color, 2-sided counter sheet (174 counters)
- Rules Booklet with Designer Notes
- Four Player Aid Cards, 2-sided
- U-Boat Patrol Log Sheet, 2-sided
- Four 2 sided U-Boat Display Mats
- U-Boat Combat Mat
- Three 6-sided and two 10-sided dice