This is a simple, quick play, rule set covering surface actions in World War II. The game is designed for use with 1/6000 scale ship miniatures. The time scale is 5 minutes per turn and the distance scale is 1000 yards to the inch. The game components include:
- Rules, tables and designer’s notes, and
You'll also need some counters, which are easily made by marking up some pre-made blank counters. Specifically, you should have some counters numbered 1 through 12.
The rules provide a general framework for fighting out naval actions in World War II. The scenarios provide the details of specific battles. Fire on the Waters scenarios are also suitable for use with Surface Action, as the distance scales and subjects are similar. Note that the reference in the rules to event cards should be ignored for now -- but see the separate module on random event cards to get a sense of what's coming.
Those wishing to concoct their own Surface Action scenarios will find Surface Action values for many US and Japanese ships in the scenarios for Sea Wings.