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Posted on Jul 24, 2008 in Boardgames

Axis & Allies War at Sea: Task Force preview

By Paul Glasser

The biggest disappointment is the continued lack of support from the Armee de l’Air. France remains the only navy without fighter cover or bomber support, although they gain two battleships and a submarine.

A complete list of new units in Task Force

1.HMAS Arunta C
2.HMCS Haida C
3.Casabianca C
4.Dunkerque R
5. Jean Bart R
6. Hr. Ms. De Ruyter UC
7. Hr. Ms. Van Galen C
8. Hr. Ms. Zvaardvisch C
9. Barracuda Mk. II C
10. Halifax GR Mk. V UC
11. HMS Fencer UC
12. HMS Illustrious R
13.HMS Jamaica UC
14. HMS Kent R
15. HMS King George V R
16. HMS Warsprite R
17. Beaufighter TF Mk. X UC
18. B-25H Mitchell UC
19. F6F-3 Hellcat C
20.TBF Avenger C
21. USS Archerfish (SS 311) C
22. USS California (BB 44) R
23. USS Cleveland (CL 55) UC
24. USS Hoel (DD 533) C
25. USS John C. Butler (DE 339) C
26. USS Laffey (DD 724) C
27. USS Massachusetts (BB 59) R
28. USS Missouri (BB 63) R
29. USS San Francisco (CA 38) R
30. USS Yorktown (CV 5) R
31. USS Saratoga (CV 3) R
32. Admiral Hipper R
33. Admiral Scheer R
34. Bf 109 C
35. Graf Zepplin R
36. Karlsruhe UC
37. S-Boat C
38. Tirpitz R
39. U-66 C
40. Z18 Hans Ludemann C
41. C.202 Folgore C
42. Eugenio Di Savoia UC
43. Giulio Cesare R
44. Ju-87 R2 Picchiatelli C
45. Littorio R
46. SM.79 Sparviero UC
47. Ugolino Vivaldi C
48. Zara R
49. A6M2 Zero Kamikaze C
50. Akitsuki C
51. D4YI "Judy" C
52. H8KI Type 2 "Emily" UC
53. Haruna R
54. I-26 C
55. Isokaze C
56. Musashi R
57. Nachi R
58. Yahagi UC
59. Yamashiro R
60. Zuikaku R


Beaufighter and Sparviero stat cards

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  1. Great article Paul. Though I don’t play WaS (as you now), the system looks very interesting. Too bad I don’t have the time or the money to play both AAM and WaS!


  2. Two quick points:

    The U-66 speed of 2 is errata. It should be speed 1.

    A range-1 attack is really 5,000 yards, if you assume that you’re shooting from the center of your sector to the center of the adjoining sector.

    Thanks for the review!

  3. what is errata?

    And how do people find all the types of games and then get them to test them out to make posts like this? Seems like it would be a big job XD

    Great work tho 😀 I love WAS/TF and AAM!

  4. Its wonderfull site.

  5. Errata are corrections; including deletions or additions to the rules of the game, and /or capabilities of the games’s units

  6. The French actually had a naval air force, the Aeronavale, which operated shore based fighters and torpedo bombers as well as aircraft aboard the carrier Bearn and a seaplane carrier. There is no reason why FRench ships would not have aerial support