War Is Boring: It’s Kamikazes Versus U.S. Destroyers in This Brutal War Game

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War Is Boring: It’s Kamikazes Versus U.S. Destroyers in This Brutal War Game

By Michael Peck:

“From all around the compass, the Japanese suicide planes descend on your U.S. Navy destroyer. On the port bow, a Zero fighter skims the waves. From astern, a Betty bomber plunges toward your aft gun turret.

On the starboard side, an Alf seaplane, its pilot Hell-bent on smashing his aircraft—and himself—into the ship’s bridge.

This is Picket Duty, the board game that puts you in command of a destroyer during the epic struggle between the U.S. Navy and Japanese kamikazes off Okinawa during World War II.

During three months of fierce air-to-sea combat, Japanese suicide planes sank 21 American ships and damaged another 194 ships. The fighting claimed eight of the plucky Fletcher-class destroyers….”

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