Several months have passed and we now have an updated list of confirmed releases for War at Sea’s Set 2: Task Force. The releases are confirmed by WotC game designer for WAS Richard Baker and have been posted at Axis & Allies foruMINI. All rounds of applause belong to foruMini because they have done the hard work getting the releases and having them confirmed.
In addition to the list, which is below, we have confirmed box art courtesy of the official Avalon Hill message board over at Gleemax, bleh to Gleemax, and Amazon.com. Amazon, plus Target, both show War at Sea Task Force online with price information. Both Amazon and Target say the MSRP is $14.99 but they are selling boosters for $10.49. Additionally, both retailers list the release date as July 29th but as far as we’ve been told the correct release date is still July 25, 2008. We feel comfortable in saying that War at Sea’s Set 2 is coming out the last two weeks of July this year.
Without further adieu we hereby present the confirmed release list (all comments in the list are the words of Diamondback from foruMINI) for War at Sea Task Force, the second set, as of the date of this article.
->R HMS Kent (reprint of Canberra, will have higher Armor value)
->R HMS Warspite (new BB sculpt)
->U HMS Fencer (St. Lo reprint, proxy Bogue-class)
->U Handley Page Halifax VP
->C HMCS Haida (G63) (new DD sculpt)
->C HMAS Arunta (Haida sculpt)
->R CB Dunkerque (new)
->C unknown sub (new)
->R USS San Francisco (new CA sculpt)
->R Iowa sister ship (most likely Missouri)
->C F6F Hellcat (we can only assume it’s a new sculpt)
->R USS Yorktown (New Essex-class sculpt or Enterprise reprint?)
->R De Ruyter (new CL sculpt)
->R Tirpitz (Bismarck reprint) will have torpedoes, range 5 and AA 9
->R Graf Zeppelin (new CV sculpt, will permit Ju-87’s to ignore their Land-Based trait)
->C Me-109T (new sculpt, or will they just use the Spitfire?, hehehe)
->R German Hipper-class (new CA sculpt)
??C (PERSONAL SPECULATION) Probably a Galster restatted as a Type ’34/’34A (what I’d do if I were RB for a new German destroyer, they all look almost indistinguishable except to experts)
->R Italian cruiser Zara (new CA sculpt)
->U SM.79 Italian Level Bomber (new sculpt)
->C Macchi MC202 Folgore
->C Akizuki-class (new DD sculpt)
->R Kongo sister ship (reprint)
->R Yamashiro (new sculpt)
New Known: 15/30
RP Known: 6/30
Also, night-fighting and Kamikaze rules in set II.