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Warlord Games’ Victory at Sea Gets New Pre-Orders Including the USS Yorktown, Akagi, and More

Bolster your Pacific fleets with new Carriers for both the US Navy Fleet and Imperial Japanese Navy in your Victory at Sea games. Both the USS Yorktown and Akagi played key roles in their flees prior to the battle of Midway.

USS Yorktown

USS Yorktown was commissioned in 1937, and named for the battle of 1781. After Pearl Harbor, USS Yorktown transferred to the Pacific and took part in some of the first American offences of the war around the Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Despite damage sustained at the Battle of the Coral Sea, she played a key role in the Battle of Midway, with her aircraft being instrumental into the sinking of two Japanese Carriers.

She was, however, damaged in turn by Japanese aircraft, and any hopes of recovering the ship was dashed by a Japanese submarine, whose torpedoes struck the limping vessel shortly after the battle.

Pre-order – $30

USS Yorktown

Originally laid down as an Amagi-class battlecruiser, the stipulations of the Washington Treaty resulted in her conversion to an aircraft carrier. As a result, Akagi (赤城, “Red Castle”) was one of Japan’s first large aircraft carriers.

At the Battle of Midway, her aircraft bombarded the American held-atoll but she was subjected to the attacks of dive-bombers bound from USS Enterprise. The loss of four Japanese carriers at this engagement, including Akagi, was a key defeat for Japan, decisively shifting the balance of power in the Pacific theatre.

Pre-order – $30


There’s also new individual vessels. Previously only available as part of their respective Navy Fleet starter boxes, you can now pre-order these individual vessels as well as Destroyers in packs of three.

US Navy
Imperial Japanese Navy
Royal Navy

Warlord Games Releases Victory at Sea Regia Marina Pre-Orders

Warlord Games has new pre-orders available for Victory at Sea, Italy’s Regia Marina Fleet.

At the time of Italy’s entry into World War II, she possessed a fleet of four battleships and eight heavy cruisers, with three more battleships being fitted out. There were no aircraft carriers (at least initially). The Regia Marina was intended to operate near to friendly air bases in Italy and Africa.

The Regia Marina Starter Fleet Contains:

  • Aquila-class Carrier – Aquila
  • Conte di Cavour-class Battleship – Conte di Cavour 1940
  • Etna-class cruiser – Etna 1942
  • Zara-class cruiser – Pola 1940
  • Luigi Cadorna-class cruiser – Luigi Cadorna 1940
  • Navigatori-class Destroyer x3
  • Torpedo-Bomber Aircraft – Reggiane RE.2001 Falco II x4 flights
  • Ship Cards and Damage Sliders
  • Assembly Instructions

Available for pre-order now, it retails for $128.

Regia Marina Starter Fleet

You can also pre-order the starter fleet alongside the forthcoming Victory at Sea rulebook. The rulebook is the ultimate resource for the game and contains exhaustive fleets lists for all the belligerent navies in World War II including the Regia Marina. It also contains a wealth of scenarios across all WW2 theatres, including the Mediterranean – perfect for combining with the contents of the Regia Marina starter fleet box to refight historic battles on the tabletop.

You can pre-order the bundle for $173.

The Littorio class was the first new Italian battleship class for nearly a decade when design work began in 1930. As well as being good-looking ships, the Littorio-class included a number of new features including high-velocity guns. They were probably the first of the ‘fast battleships’ that would come to dominate capital ship design in the late 1930s and onward.

Vittorio Veneto saw extensive service in World War II, participating in the Battles of Cape Spartivento in November 1940 and Cape Matapan in March 1941.

The Vittorio Veneto retails for $24.95.

Vittorio Veneto

Add even more tactical flexibility to your new Regia Marina fleet with the addition of submersibles and MTB sections. 

The Marcello-class of submarine should be considered one of the most successful produced by the Italian shipyards and showed very good qualities – being fast, structurally robust and relatively maneuverable.

MAS boats were extremely active in the Mediterranean theatre, whilst it was an MS boat that claimed the largest kill of any MTB in the war – that of HMS Manchester in 1942.

The Regia Marina Submarines & MTB sections retails for $40.

Regia Marina Submarines & MTB

Earn your admiralty with the All-in pre-order bundle for the Regia Marina, containing one of each of all the initial releases for the fleet, as well as saving your approximately 10% against purchasing separately.

You’ll receive a wealth of vessels of different classes including a carrier, battleships, cruisers, subs, MTB sections, destroyers and aircraft flights, well suited for experimenting with fleet composition and encouraging you to test your tactical acumen on the high seas in a number of different ways.

The all-on pre-order bundle retails for $173.

Regia Marina all-in one pre-order bundle

Black Powder also has a new pre-order available with the Black Powder – Napoleonic Spanish Mounted Infantry Officers.

The Spanish army of the Napoleonic wars was probably the worst to take the field in any European theatre of war. However, it is a fascinating army to field on the battlefields of Black Powder, especially from a hobby persepctive. Spanish soldiers were uniformed in the most colourful and widely differing uniform selections known in the Napoleonic period.

This pack will furnish you with three mounted infantry officers to lead your brigades on Black Powder battlefields.

The unit retails for $16.

Black Powder - Napoleonic Spanish Mounted Infantry Officers.