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New: Cruel Seas Starter Set and Special Miniature

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Cruel Seas Starter Set

The Cruel Seas Starter Set contains everything you need to command your flotilla in this fast-paced 1/300th scale tabletop game

There was much confusion in the dogfight that was a WW2 motor torpedo boat battle. Poor visibility, gunfire, smoke and noise could overwhelm the senses of even experienced captains. In ‘Cruel Seas’, things are rather more predictable whilst ensuring the best-laid plans can go awry at the last minute…

The Cruel Seas boxed game, ‘Strike Fast, Strike Hard!’, contains:

  • A4 softback rulebook
  • A4 quick start guide with painting guides and flags
  • 6 x Plastic Vosper Motor Torpedo Boats
  • 4 x plastic E-boats
  • 1 x set of plastic torpedo markers
  • 1 x set of plastic plume markers
  • 1 x A0 double-sided battle mat
  • 3x die-cut punchboards – double sided and full colour (islands, sandbars, rulers, mine markers, game tokens, lighthouse, aircraft, etc)
  • Ship data-cards for Vosper MTBs, E-boats and a merchant ship
  • Wake markers
  • Fleet order chits (Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine)
  • Set of game dice (D10 & D6)


FREE Special Miniature

As with many of our Bolt Action range of books if you order direct from our webstore you will receive a fantastically crafted model and Cruel Seas is no exception! Warlord sculptor Marco has produced this iconic piece, the conning tower of a German U-Boat breaking the surface…

Discover more Cruel Seas

You can discover more of the upcoming Cruel Seas range of miniatures by visiting the webstore here:


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Quote from ‘Gunboat 658‘ p183
As soon as schooner number two realized he was receiving our complete broadside, he opened up at us with everything he had, I picked out a 40-mm for’d and a multiple 20-mm aft and told the pom-pom and twin Oerlikon to knock them out. The noise was deafening and incessant, and the smell of smoke, hot metal, grease and cordite mingled with the ever-present tang of exhaust fumes. Suddenly I found myself cheering, Watt at the 6-pounder had been crashing shell after shell into the schooner’s hull and now he changed his aim to its high poop-deck aft. A vivid flash was followed by the boom of an explosion. Ammunition spouted skywards like a set piece of fireworks at the Crystal Place.
The coxswain continued his scathing commentary on German gunnery and training methods, “I reckon they don’t do any drill, sir; perhaps they haven’t got bastards for gunnery Officers like we ‘ave!”