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WW2 Pacific Carrier Warfare (1:3000)

June 19th 1944, Pacific theatre. The American invasion of Saipan triggers Admiral Toyoda’s counter-attack codenamed “A-Go”, which in turn resulted was the largest* naval battle of all time. In this series of articles I will show you how I recreated both fleets (plus aircraft and supporting vessels) in order to re-fight this epic conflict. As always, cool photos throughout.

I set out on this project knowing only that I wanted to re-fight that battle, and as yet I haven’t found a rules system to do so. This will probably end with developing some kind of quick play homebrew rules system for carrier warfare.