Naval Campaigns – Kriegsmarine Coming Soon!
It has been a historic and tempestuous month and our thoughts are with all impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. On a brighter note, we would like to announce that the next Naval Campaigns title will be Kriegsmarine.
This title will cover the many naval engagements that the German Navy participated in both the Atlantic and Artic Oceans. Where the Naval Campaigns Wolfpack title focused on U-Boat operations, Kriegsmarine focuses on surface forces primarily.
With over fifty scenarios already completed, actions range from capital engagements such as the hunt for the Bismarck, Battle of the River Plate and North Cape, as well as E-boat and destroyer actions. Expect a range of different situations including anti-convoy, interception and even the sinking of HMS Glorious, one of the few times an aircraft carrier was sunk due to surface action.
Kriegsmarine will also be the first Naval Campaigns title with the latest updates to the engine. When Wargame Design Studio was relaunched in November 2021, we mentioned that this series, Modern Air Power, and Squad Battles were yet to be upgraded. We can now start to show you some of the planned changes for the Naval Campaigns series.
We have a range of upgrades planned with Kriegsmarine to showcase the ‘first’ round of improvements. We hope to provide additional enhancements to this title and the prior releases in the future.
Finally, a request to the community. We would like to canvas for play testers for this title. We believe we need additional eyes to help us as we transition this series and we would love the community to be involved. If interested, please email Tim Schoen at email@example.com
Here are a few sample images from Kriegsmarine. Please keep in mind this title is work in process and some of the graphics are placeholders, but it will give you an idea of what is to be included. Hopefully evident is the new ship models and other graphic enhancements. A lot has also been changed under the hood to handle some of the unique situations during the war in the Atlantic. We hope to share more as we approach the planned release date, mid-year.
(All images can be clicked for full-size)
Will these graphics be implemented in the rest of the naval games that already exist?
These ship overheads on the map look fantastic!
I have not played any of your naval games but I am deeply interested in the subject. Glad to see they are getting attention! Looking forward to future updates as this title progresses. Do you have any plans for the Mediterranean and Pacific theatres of WW2? Also, I would like to encourage you to look to WW1 as inspiration for further campaigns: the Battles of Coronel, Falklands, Dogger Bank, Jutland as well as the first U-Boat campaigns around the British Isles and the North Atlantic. Thank you!
Thanks for taking over after John’s passing. I would like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication to/on these great games.
As a former United States Navy ’AO’ I love any and all naval games you guys make. Once again thanks again and keep up the hard work.
I would like to be a beta tester on this game. This would be my first commerce game to play test but I would for a Defense Contracting company that support the Navy in playing wargames via play by mail and board games with card injections. I have played board/map focused games since 1975 including many John Teller developed or distribute games.
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