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Chris Atkins
United States
McCordsville
Indiana
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10
Feb 2006*
really looking forward to this one. Looks like the ideal game to set up in a corner and play it 15 minutes a week until you finish.

And, after owning and playing the game, looks like I was right. Wow!
2006-02-14*
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Richard Simon
United States
New Milford
New Jersey
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10
Mar 2006*
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Michael Sundborg
United States
Carthage
North Carolina
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10
Mar 2006*
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eugene almazan
United States
Elgin
Illinois
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10
Mar 2006*
Great System. One of those "Just one more mission" games as far as I'm concerned.
2006-03-25*
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Doug DeMoss
United States
Stillwater
Minnesota
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10
Apr 2006*
Who would have guessed - a complex underlying simulation based on statistical data that is both easy to play and one heck of a lot of fun! You can run a single sub patrol in a few minutes, or play out a campaign (where the game really shines) over part or all of the war, with every US sub that served in the Pacific. If you enjoy solitaire games at all, GET THIS GAME.

For those of you getting frustrated in the early war, try a later war patrol or campaign; historically, the sub commanders were tearing their hair out in frustration for at least the first six months of the war. They had passable to poor subs and torpedoes that simply DID NOT WORK. Face it, at the start of the war the Mk-XIV torpedo had THREE major defects - the magnetic exploder didn't work, the contact exploder USUALLY didn't work, and it ran too deep. You WILL understand the sub skippers' frustration if you go sailing out of Manila in December, 1941, and you can count every sinking as a real victory. If you're trying a patrol, DO NOT do the first patrol in the book unless that's precisely what you want. On the other hand, take a Gato or Balao out of Pearl in early 1944, and let the fun begin....
2006-04-04*
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Andrzej Fiett
Poland
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10
May 2006*
Fascinating!
2006-05-01*
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James Blair
United Kingdom
Tadworth
Surrey
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10
Oct 2007*
Fantastic... started playing this, and had to run out and buy several books on the US Subamrine campaign of WW2.

As one review said - more of a way of life than a game, but I highly recommend.

The plays: 2 doesn't really capture the fact that represents many evenings of play - something easier to do when living alone!!!

Check out my AAR for the game.
2010-04-21
Owned
Jeff Boschmann
United States
Montana
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10
Oct 2006*
Highly addictive
2006-10-25*
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Wolfgang Kunz
Germany
Netphen
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10
Jun 2007*
One of the best Solo-games I ever played. Simulates the sub-war really well and gives you a tense feeling when approaching a convoy. The rules are detailed but not overly complex and it provides a lot of gaming for the money. Started with the campaign game and don't feel overwhelmed by the rules. Includes smaller scenarios to but wasn't my cup of tea when the game arrived - jumped fully in.

Hopefully they do a reprint because I need a new map - my was a bit beaten when the game arrived (even if it was originally shrink-wrapped).
2007-06-12*
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David Santamaria
Spain
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Mar 2007*
Excelent Game.Todavía no he jugado con él, pero he tenido la oportunidad de verlo de cerca. Me han regalado uno. Estoy espoerando una ocasión para jugar.
2007-03-07*
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Ken Whitehurst
United States
Virginia Beach
Virginia
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10
May 2007*
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Frank Amato
United States
Davenport
Iowa
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Oct 2007*
Fantastic game! Highly addicting, excellent mechanics, comprehensive research, top-notch components.
2007-10-10*
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Christopher Schall
United States
Evans City
Pennsylvania
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10
Feb 2011
This is the game that brought me back into boardgaming. Very well done solitaire design. The Cyberboard and Vassal modules for this game allow me to play out any of the big campaigns. Excellent game!!

Played the full campaign game using Vassal. Took a year. Very enjoyable.

Replaying the full campaign started 2/2011. Using VASSAL and IJN. Great stuff!!
2011-02-22
Owned
John Seaman
United States
Madison
Alabama
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10
Dec 2007*
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Eric Miller
United States
Glen Burnie
Maryland
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10
May 2009*
Deep game. Many don't like the accountant nature, but, it appeals to me for some reason.
2009-05-14
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David Ells
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
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Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
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10
Feb 2008*
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Brien Miller
United States
New Jersey
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10
Jun 2009*
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Lucas Wan
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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10
Feb 2008*
An excellent solitaire simulation of the American WW2 submarine campaign against Japan. Has both quick play patrol scenarios and long, richly detailed campaign game.

One of the best solitaire games out there.
As the turns are weekly, the full 4 year campaign is not for the faint of heart.
2008-02-12*
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Adam Hickey
United States
Indiana
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Feb 2008*
A tour de force simulation of the Untied States' submarine campaign in the Pacific. Epic in scope and depth, it is not for the faint of heart or those who desire to see tactical interactions. Even so, tension abounds in combat, and strategic planning is a complicated mix of resource management and risk taking. As the game's designer has said, Silent War-and its companion game for the Atlantic, Steel Wolves-are simulations designed for those who enjoy being the Grim Reaper's accountant. A downside for many will be extensive repetitive tasks, but these are necessary to provide the statistically accurate results that are at the core of this game, while at the same time providing a combat narrative to the player. But for those willing to put in the time and effort, it will provide an experience like no other.
2011-02-11
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Chase Dahl
United States
Everett
Washington
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10
Jul 2008*
Not so much of a game as it is a simulation with the human as the CPU. Comprehensive, wonderful, wearying.
2012-09-10
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Dave Pearson
United Kingdom
Carlisle
Cumbria
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10
Aug 2008*
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Peter Phelps
Australia
NSW
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Jan 2009*
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Chas Argent
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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10
Jan 2009*
Exciting, fun game, with beautiful components and an excellent rule book. You can leave it on the table over many days and simply play a turn when you get the chance. The game is also wonderfully supported by Compass Games.
2009-01-15*
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Arek Konieczny
Poland
Świebodzin
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10
Aug 2009*
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Paweł Jastrzębski
Poland
Wrocław
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Jul 2009*
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Nathaniel GOUSSET
France
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10
Jan 2010
Owned
krystian kukawka
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10
Apr 2011
Owned
Green Hell Green Hell
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10
Dec 2010
Owned
Kirby Meade
United States
Fairfax
Virginia
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10
Feb 2011
Owned
Brian Blad
United States
Mesa
AZ - Arizona
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10
Apr 2011
Owned
Dò the Clef
France
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Jan 2012
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Patrick Horne
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Jun 2012
The loving care that went into the production of this game is evident. With both strategic and tactical elements, this solo game will keep you busy and entertained for a long time.
2012-06-20
Owned
Kevin Ingoldsby
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10
Feb 2013
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Sławomir Łukasik
Poland
Rzeszow
Podkarpacie (Carpathian Province)
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10
Dec 2014
Fantastic game.
2014-12-20
Owned
Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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9.9
Sep 2011
The final word in WWII strategic level solo gamed submarine warfare in the Pacific. Improved to a "10" with the addition of the IJN expansion rules.
2011-09-14
Owned
Australia
Sebastopol (Ballarat)
Victoria
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I love Melissa, but don't tell her. It's a secret if she can find this. Shhhhh....
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9.5
Feb 2010
Acquired Jan 08 - Just played the patrol 3x so far. Eager to play the campaign. Downloaded mini-campaigns from consimworld to try. Feb 08 - Completed mini-campaign, lost full campaign at first Career Longevity Check and have restarted Full campaign. Fantastic Sim that totally sucks one in, despite the repetition/die rolls, there is a tension and eagerness that drives the campaign forward. Changing rating to 9/10 to represent the addiction that keeps me up until 2am playing this game! As last night was a 3am finish. How many solitaire simulations lasting 150 hours can keep you playing constantly. Play is repetitive at times, but the tension and immersion are unequalled.
2008-02-15*
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Matt Hulse
United States
San Francisco
California
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9.4
Feb 2008*
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William Cooper
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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Feb 2006*
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Scott Settlemire
United States
Fleming
Ohio
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Feb 2006*
Silent War is one of the top solo wargames. IT is on a par with West End's RAF
2006-02-13*
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Ron Meier
United States
Durango
Colorado
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9
Feb 2006*
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David Firestine
United States
Johnson City
Tennessee
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9
Feb 2008*
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Manuel Pombeiro
Portugal
Sao Joao do Estoril
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9
Sep 2010
Good and solid solitaire play, but be aware, the campaign system is monstrous, not that the rules are gigantic (they are really streamlined) but because of the number of submarines and the time frame, from the 2nd week Dec 41 to the end of the war!!! Virtually all submarines from the US that where on the PTO are represented in the game!! Fantastic!!
2006-02-17*
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V Turon
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Feb 2006*
A solo wargamer dream! Can't wait for the Atlantic version.My only criticism is the comment on the back of the box: 'The only successful submarine campaign ever waged!'.The British sub campaign in the Mediterranean to cut supply lines from Italy to Africa was successful enough; together with Malta-based planes, they left Afrika Korps dry-stranded on the sands more than once.
2006-02-17*
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Justin Dion
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Apr 2006*
Stellar. Intuitive rules, a riveting "one more turn" factor, plenty of tension. The components look great. You can play a 15 minute patrol or a 150 hour campaign, all using the same essential turn structure. I've been looking for a solitaire wargame for awhile, I had REALLY built up expectations for this (and sort of expected to be disappointed), but it is just fantastic. If you're remotely interested in solitaire wargaming, pick up a copy.

Update: I'm about 20 hours into my first campaign, I'm about to get releived of duty for failure to send enough tonnage to Davy Jones's Locker, yet this game might move up to a "10" in a few weeks . . .
2006-04-08*
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Matt Rider
United Kingdom
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
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9
May 2006*
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Dale Stephenson
United States
Buford
Georgia
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Jul 2008*
Terrific simulation of the pacific submarine war, rated 9 only because I don't give 10s to games I haven't played for years already. Absorbing and interesting. If you have any interest in the subject and have no objection to solitare games, I strongly recommend this title.
2006-05-07*
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Mike Cox
United States
Unspecified
California
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9
May 2006*
Good story line
2006-05-26*
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Don Schoemaker
United States
Belleville
Illinois
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9
Jun 2006*
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Neil L

Winston-Salem
North Carolina
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9
Jul 2006*
All around great game/simulation with excellent components (wish the game map was mounted). Single patrols are interesting, but the game's real strength is in the campaigns (check the web for additional campaign scenarios). Strategic situation requires you to work with what you have, accept the fact that you will miss your target much of the time, and maintain a balance of boats deployed across op areas and bases. Keeping a reasonable percentage of your fleet on patrol each turn can be a challenge.

Historical and simulation aspects are spot on, and rules are complete without needless complexity. Not for everyone (my wife thinks I'm crazy), but a great addition to the canon of solo war games.
2006-07-31*
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Walter OHara
United States
Burke
Virginia
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Sep 2006*
Really good solitaire designs are rarer than hens' teeth in this hobby, and that's why I rate this design so highly-- it's a really good solitaire design that doesn't have to rely on paragraph booklets, random card draws or even a lot of dice rolling as you move from zone to zone (though you do indeed have to flail away at a 1D6). I really like this one.
2006-09-23*
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