Pacific War is a strategic wargame that takes you from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the climatic summer of 1945…from Australia to China…from Burma to Hawaii…from the defense of Wake Island through the invasion of Guadalcanal culminating in the desperate battles to defend the Japanese Home Islands. This new edition from GMT Games has been lovingly remastered version of the 1985 Victory Games edition with updated rules, counters, maps and scenarios. But beware, this is a MONSTER wargame that is not for the feint hearted. Here is a quote from the designer Mark Herman about the game:
With all of this hype I want to be straight with all perspective buyers of this new edition. If you are looking for a light and airy historically-themed game, please do not buy this game. I do not want to disappoint anyone, so read my lips: if you want a light wargame, do not buy this game.
I am very excited that I am finally going to get this game back into print. But, like Admiral Picard in the new series, this is my last try to “make it so.” Also, understand that this is likely a one and done print run – my final word on this design. I do not expect to walk this path again, so if enough of you are interested in owning Pacific War, I’ll give you my best effort to make it a purchase that rewards you with hours of enjoyable and challenging game play. As you might imagine, as I prepare a game this big for the publication process, I have no doubt about what I will be doing for the remainder of my shelter in place phase. Feel free to reach out to me online if you have any questions.