Victory at Sea

Countdown to Victory at Sea

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Countdown to the release of Victory at Sea. Venture into open waters with massive fleets and refight the most epic naval battles of World War Two.

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Pre-Orders for Victory at Sea launch at 12 p.m GMT on Wednesday 11th March. Set your periscopes on the Warlord Games Newsletter for more details.


From skirmishes involving single destroyers hunting down merchantmen to the clashing of massive fleets against implacable enemies, Victory at Sea enables you to fight exciting battles that take place on the oceans of World War II.

Victory at Sea is the game of naval combat during the Second World War. Throughout 1939–45, the nations of the world duelled across the oceans around the globe, only to discover the fundamental nature of naval warfare changing in the face of rapidly developing technologies.

Span the Globe

With an initial roster of four fleets, the US Navy, Imperial Japanese Navy, Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine (with two more fleets to follow shortly), you can take the fight to any naval theatre of World War Two. From the convoy raiding of the Battle of the Atlantic to the epic carrier battles of the Pacific with aircraft thick in the smoke-filled air.

The Battle for the Pacific Rules Manual contained within the stater box have everything you need to get your fleets sailing on the battle-roiled waves. The game turn is broken down into four phases:

  • Initiative
  • Movement
  • Gunnery
  • End 

In addition to covering each of these phases in depth, the rules manual dives deep into the Orders system, covers the universal special rules shared by many vessels (known as traits) and guides you through the use of aircraft in the game – including the use of carriers, kamikaze attacks and dogfighting, to name just a few snippets.

The ‘War at Sea’ scenario is included to try out what you have learnt. This scenario allows each player to generate random objectives providing endless variety.

Finally, you’ll find overviews of each of the initially playable fleets in Victory at Sea, detailing the special rules that characterise each nation, from the poor torpedo capabilities of early war US fleets to the lack of co-ordination between navy and air force when using the Italian Regia Marina.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the rules, and the playable navies, in the coming weeks.

The rules will be expanded in forthcoming releases, expanding the ruleset to include submarine warfare amongst other things. Keep your eys on the horizon!

Starter Set

The focus of our starter set is the Battle for the Pacific, with 15 highly detailed 1/1800 scale ships for the US Navy and the IJN. It contains everything you need to get both fleets sailing, including game mat, dice and ship cards. You’ll be acting an Admiral in no time!

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Full Contents:

  • A4 Battle of the Pacific Rules manual
  • Die-cut game tokens sheet
  • Ship Cards and damage sliders x 15
  • Ten-sided dice x 4
  • Six-sided dice x 12
  • A0 Sea Mat x2
  • 15 Warlord Resin model ships:

USS Indianapolis 1944
USS Northampton 1942
USS Chicago 1942
Mogami 1939
Kumano 1944
Furutaka 1939
Fubuki-class Destroyer x3
Fletcher-class Destroyer x 6

  • Ship Cards and damage sliders x 15
  • Ten-sided dice x 4
  • Six-sided dice x 12
  • A0 Sea Mat x2

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Fleet Boxes

We’ll also have fleet boxes ready to launch for the Royal Navy, Kriegsmarine, US Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy.

Named Vessels

Some of the most revered and powerful battleships in all of military naval history make their way into battle, enabling you to both refight iconic battles of the war and to invoke what-if scenarios. For example, what if the Bismarck had broken into the Atlantic and been allowed to prey on Allied shipping, or the mighty Yamato be allowed to unleash its full fury against the encroaching US Navy? The initial vessels available will be:

Pre-Order Exclusives

Anyone who pre-orders a starter set will receive an exclusive German tanker, Altmark, free. This will not be available outside the pre-order period:
Victory at Sea Altmark

Altmark – Work in Progress Render

Furthermore, if you pre-order any of our bundles (check back Wednesday for details), you;ll also receive a free USS Arizona:


Victory at Sea USS Arizona

USS Arizona – Work in Progress Render



So make sure to sail over to the Warlord Webstore at Midday, Wednesday 11 March and take a peek at our Pre-Orders. We’ll be trickling out more info on the game in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled on the Warlord Games newsletter. If you’re not subscribed, what are you waiting for? Sign up here

Dan Hewitson
Dan can often be found contemplating the mound of unpainted minis building up under his desk. He has a tendency to roll lots of ones. He also has a tendency to complain about rolling lots of ones.