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Picket Duty - 2nd Edition

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By the time of the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945, the US Navy devised a plan to help ward off the expected kamikaze attacks during the battle for the island. In order to provide an early warning system for impending kamikaze attacks, the US Navy established 16 radar picket stations around the island Picket Duty is a solitaire game where you - as the captain of a Fletcher Class destroyer - fend off kamikaze attacks while performing picket duty off Okinawa. The game covers the time period from late March 1945 to late June 1945. Your goal is simple - survive. The game comes with a basic game, advanced game, six historical scenarios, two hypothetical scenarios, a mini-campaign and a full campaign. Optional rules are also included. Each game turn is divided into three phases, each depicting an eight hour period. Key crew members are depicted with certain functions, as well as damage control teams. 35 types of Japanese planes are depicted on whopping 1.2" square counters . Game features include: Weather - Damage Control - Ammo and Fuel Consumption - Ship Trim and Listing - Land and Ship Radar - Air and Surface Fire Support - Ohka attacks, and more.

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  1. Destroyer on station! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 31st 2018

    A fantastic, narrative driven wargame! Name your ship, name your officers, then hit the water around Okinawa and hold off those Japanese planes long enough to make the invasion of Okinawa a success. A lot of dice rolling, but there's nothing wrong with that now is there? Don't get overwhelmed by the charts and rules, this one is easy enough to pick up once you start playing. If you like games like B-17 Queen of the Skies, then check out Picket Duty!

  2. Okinawa Inbond Bandits 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 20th 2018

    Being a former Navy man, The game is very close to how a present day DD would respond to an aircraft attack. The game is somewhat time consuming. However, the realism is worth the time and effort.

  3. Outstanding Game 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 19th 2018

    An enjoyable game. The decisions you have to make during the turn are what make it fun.

  4. One of my favorites! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 16th 2018

    My buddy and I just played it and we love it!! Took some time punching out and organizing the pieces but once we did the the game moved along nicely. Loved the charts and how in depth the game can be. Our first time out we only received secondary damage. Definitely one of our favorites when it comes to solitary gaming! Keep up the good work!

  5. Here's my review! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 14th 2018

    Good game. It's a bit puzzling why there are so many types of Jap planes, which may be just chrome. I like it, though.

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