Island War Deluxe is a squad-level game of skirmishes in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War. You control Squads of Japanese and Americans, tanks, machine-guns, flamethrowers, bombers, fighters and Leaders as you fight battles on Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Tarawa, and Guadacanal.
Each Island War Deluxe hex represents 25-40 meters of terrain, and the turns depict from a few seconds to several minutes of action. The counters represent single characters (Leaders), Squads of men, Weapon Teams, Support Weapons and various administrative markers.
One hundred and thirty-two counters depicting tanks, anti-tank guns, planes, howitzers, infantry squads, leaders, and weapons, such as the Shiki Kikanju Type 96 light machine gun, American BAR, flamethrower, Sherman and Type 97 tank, and the Japanese knee mortar .
FOUR (yeah, four) 8.5" x 11" semi-geomorphic maps stuffed with the verdant foliage of the Pacific Islands.
A simple, yet challenging system of interactive impulses that keeps both players involved in the game, and a fun, lightning-quick armored combat system.
A complete VASSAL module for online or on-your-monitor gaming. Don't want to print the module? You'll be up and playing in less time than it takes to shave with VASSAL.