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Victory in the Pacific New Edition - Interview with John Pack

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27 Jan 2020 10:00 #306642 by Kevin Klemme
John Pack of Gameholics plans to refresh Victory in the...

There’s a new edition of Victory in the Pacific on the horizon, along with some companion games. Victory in the Pacific has maintained its popularity since its publication by Avalon Hill in 1977. A follow-up to War at Sea, Victory in the Pacific is on the lighter side of wargames, with area movement, straightforward, dice-based combat mechanics, and a victory point system rather than old-fashioned victory conditions. The game is also notable for having lots of named ships to provide flavor (“You sunk the Yorktown!”) and some rapid swings in momentum. I wonder: if Victory in the Pacific came out today, would there be a Twilight Struggle-style argument about whether it really is a wargame?

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27 Jan 2020 13:32 #306660 by Sagrilarus
I am going to have an issue with playing a copy of this game that is this pretty. Somehow feels wrong.
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27 Jan 2020 14:18 #306664 by ubarose
I saw the working prototype at WBC last summer. It was so pretty it almost made me want to play it.

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27 Jan 2020 14:56 #306665 by southernman
People in the UK may have to build an extension to their house to get out the 100" board :pinch: .
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27 Jan 2020 15:34 #306666 by ubarose

southernman wrote: People in the UK may have to build an extension to their house to get out the 100" board :pinch: .


I think putting all the boards together to form the 100" board would be a convention situation. Even in the US, standard table length in 48" - 60". At the demo I saw, they only had one map out and it fit comfortably on a standard table.
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