Turning Point Simulations

In 1964, historian Lt. Col. Joseph B. Mitchell published a compact book, Twenty Decisive Battles of the World, an expansion of Sir Edward Creasy's most famous work from a hundred years past, updating it into the 20th Century.

Turning Point Simulations (TPS), a division of LPS Inc, examines these 20 battles with a new series of boxed wargames. These games emphasize accessibility and playability, and come with hard-mounted maps and mounted, die-cut counters. Each battle is presented in a design of low complexity, but high challenge, from some of the industry's top designers.

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The selections of some of the "decisive battles" have sparked conversations over the years. Vicksburg over Gettysburg? The Metaurus over Zama? Syracuse?

No one has ever questioned the selection of Midway as the decisive battle of the Pacific War. All agree that this one changed everything, as the Japanese plan to "lure" the remaining US fleet to its destruction led to a strategic defeat, due to code breaking, heroism, and remarkable timing.

Now you can play out this exciting battle and see if you can do better. The Battle of Midway, June 3-6, 1942 gives you all the parts you need to gain insight into the questions facing both sides. Paul Rohrbaugh's design blends clean simplicity with a fine level of detail (even accounting for the Japanese planes intended to be assembled and used on the captured island!). It includes an overview map-board of the area, an off-map battle board, and a variant map with Midway in detail, where, for the first time, you can pursue the actual Japanese invasion of the island and see what might have been.

Rules cover battles in the air, planes versus ships and versus land, surface to surface, submarines, seaplanes, and more, all in rules designed to be fast, combined with challenges that encourage replay.

Stock number: TPS19B, $34,95 (excl. S&H and taxes). Use the Order Form to the left to order this game.

These titles are also available from TPS:

* The Siege of Syracuse (TPS02B)

* The Battle of the Metaurus (TPS04B)

* The Victory of Arminius (TPS05B)

* The Battle of Tours (TPS07B)

* Hastings: 1066 AD (TPS08B)

* Joan of Arc's Victory (TPS09B)

* Poltava's Dread Day (TPS12B)

* The Battle of Saratoga (TPS13B)

* The Battle of Valmy (TPS14B)

* The First Battle of the Marne (TPS18B)

* The Battle of Midway (TPS19B)

* The Battle of Stalingrad (TPS20B)

Each sells for $ 34,95, excl. S&H and taxes. Use the Order Form to order.



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