The Hunters is a solitaire tactical level game placing you in command of a German U-boat during WWII. Your mission is to destroy as much Allied Shipping and as many Capital ships as possible while advancing your crew quality and increasing your commander rank culminating in special decoration ‒ all while remembering you have to make it home.
The Hunters is purposely designed to deliver a brisk yet intensive gaming experience that forces many decisions upon you as you will take command among the major German U-boat models in service during WWII, and try to complete an entire tour.
Those familiar with the classic Avalon Hill game title, B-17: Queen of the Skies, will come to enjoy the same type of gaming experience of the German U-boat War. All major U-boat models are accounted for with every level of detail including period of service, armaments, crew make-up, damage capacity, and more.
The Hunters is currently available for preorder through GMT Games (official distributor for Consim Press).
Game contents will comprise:
- One 1/2 inch full-color counter sheet (140 counters)
- Rules Booklet with Designer Notes
- Player Aid Cards
- U-Boat Patrol Logsheet
- Four U-Boat Display Mats
- U-Boat Combat Mat
- Two 6-sided and two 10-sided dice
Anticipated release date: January 2013
To read more about real U-Boats and the Atlantic War have a quick look here:
http://www.u-boot-zentrale.de/ (Site in German)