1990 Wargame Game of the Year, Computer Gaming World.
The Final War at Sea: NATO vs. USSR
Harpoon is a startling and realistic view of how NATO and the USSR will face off. As the Commander of NATO's North Atlantic Naval Task Force, calling upon a devastating arsenal of weapons and technology, you alone must face the awesome power of the Soviet battle fleet.
Harpoon is Authentic: With an arsenal of more than 100 of the most current NATO and Soviet weapons systems at your disposal-Harpoon is modern naval warfare.
Harpoon is Expandable: This first battleset of twelve scenarios makes up "Showdown in the North Atlantic." Each scenario reflects what could happen as a result of current world events. Future battlesets focus on other possible "Hot Spots."
Bonus: Includes Larry Bond's 16 pg. manual on tactics and Tom Clancy's personal observations of two modern Soviet warships.
Though the Series: Harpoon (Clash of Arms Games) of boardgames shares the title and is listed in the Adapted from Board Game, Boardgame is not a theme for this game. Both the boardgame and the videogame try to mimic naval warfare as realistic as possible within their own medium. As such, both are basically Adapted from Reality.
Do not expect to play the boardgame. This game is a (real time) simulation, not a boardgame.