Task Forces and Convoys: A Naval Chess Game

A Note on Copyright

Task Forces and Convoys is COPYRIGHTED -- NOT Public Domain -- and FREE under the following conditions:


Task Forces and Convoys: A Naval Chess Game is dedicated to ...
A. Our Allied - including Grand Alliance Chinese and Russian - including my father Bob Coatney (USAAF CBI) and uncles Homer Coatney (USN CBs) and John Burgett (USN USS Moray SS-300) - servicepeople who defeated Axis aggression in World War 2.
B. My children Rebecca, Robert, Rohan, and Johanna, in the hope that they may never have to go through a world war:
C. And especially to Johanna Grace Coatney, whose enthusiasm for simple hidden-piece games inspired me to design this one.

The more we learn about the Second World War, the better our chances that it will be the LAST world war.

War should be confined to history books and games.

A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at ELCOAT@hotmail.com what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
The games' components - Basic, Classic, and "Historical":

Final draft of ALL the games' rules in Rich Text Format. Rvsd 2May19 - giving cruisers a slightly better small chance against battleship, if they survive, that is. The Basic Game's rules - at the start of these - were too short to upload separately. Convoy PQ17 and Nord Kapp (Scharnhorst's sinking) has been added to the Historical game.

The Basic Game Charts:

The Classic Game Chart and Units:

More comments by myself and others about the game can be read on Talk Consimworld Com and BoardGameGeek.

If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding, and/or you have any questions about Task Forces and Convoys: A Naval Chess Game feel free to e-mail me at ELCOAT@Hotmail.com

Thank you for your interest in the game ....

30Apr18, rvsd 2May19