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About

For a long time I have looked for a set of naval rules that allow for a wide range of gaming experiences.

The rule set “In Harms Way” gives you the flavor of naval surface action from the 1890s thru 1945.

More important it accurately portrays each ship and its capabilities allowing the player to simulate any type of action, from ship on ship up to major fleet engagements like Tsushima, Jutland or Leyte Gulf.

Players can do conventional tactical battles where you close on the enemy and open fire, up to sweeping strategic level games, covering wide areas of ocean, hunting the enemy and maneuvering fleets.

The rules allow for a destroyer torpedo attack or operating a carrier task force launching an air strike.

The game even allows you to operate an on going campaign managing the naval resources of such great powers as Great Britain, Japan or The United States. 

“In Harms Way” allows you to create “what if” scenarios such as the US fleet being aware of the impending Japanese strike at Pearl Harbor to alternate history such as a world with no Washington naval treaty.

If you are looking for a wide range of naval gaming from 1890 to 1945 “In Harms Way” is the rule set for you. 

20 years in development, technical research and hundreds of games play testing the rules have honed “In Harms Way” into a fun, flexible system to challenge and entertain you for years to come. 

We will also offer you all the Addendums and supplemental materials you will need to game any action from the Spanish American war to the death run of the mighty Yamato. “In Harms Way”, coming to you soon.

How can you help make “In Harms Way” a reality? 

The rules are written, the charts completed, even the 1:6000 Figurehead ships

 and 1:1250 Cap Aero planes are ready to go.

Now we need to publish and you can be a part of it. Our goal is $8,000 dollars to get a complete rule set and the addendum's to the publisher and into your hands. If we do better then the $8,000 we can also complete a Guadalcanal Campaign set with all the Maps and ships you need to fight all seven major naval actions of the pivotal WWII pacific fight.

Stretch Goals:

If we reach $10,000 we will publish the Guadalcanal Campaign box set with all the ships, maps and rules you need to fight the seven major surface actions of the Guadalcanal naval campaign.

This $350 value can be purchased for $280 by any level of our "In Harms Way" kickstarter contributors.

All contributors at or above Level Three will have a limited opportunity to purchase Figurehead and/or Cap Aero products at a 20% discount.

Also contributors at or above Level Three will also receive a special pack containing the Yamato and the Montana.

"In Harms Way" is fully printed and produced in the USA.

Printing is being completed by a local printing firm in Verona, WI.

The Ships and Aircraft are produced in Madison, WI. by Noble Miniatures

Risks and challenges

"In Harms Way" is written and the Figurehead 1/6000 ships and CapAero 1/1250 aircraft have already been produced.

The only delay in production for "In Harms Way" is waiting for the print run to be completed.

once funding is complete - we will give the go ahead to the local printing firm to start the presses.

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    You receive a commemorative pack of Figurehead ships for the Battle of Denmark straight with the mighty Hood, Prince of Wales, Bismarck and Prinz Eugene

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    you receive a commemorative pack of Figurehead ships for the Battle of Denmark Straight and the WWI battle of Dogger Bank with the SMS Seydlitz, Moltke, Derflinger and Blucher, vs. the British HMS Lion, Tiger, Princes Royal, Indomitable and New Zealand.

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    you will receive a copy of the "In Harms Way" rule book

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    you receive the rule set “In Harms Way” and the level one and two package, with the addition of Figurehead ships for the Battle of the River Plate with Graf Spee, Exeter, Achilles and Ajax. You are now ready for action. Everything to play all three scenarios and the basic rules are included.

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    you will receive a copy of the "In Harms Way" rule book plus your choice of one supplement.

    Supplement One = Addendum One and Two and covers Predreadnought era through WW I

    Supplement Two = Addendum Three and covers post WW I through WW II

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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    you receive the level three package and your choice of either supplemental set. Supplement one contains Addendums one and two, which covers the Predreadnought era through WWI. Supplement two contains the third addendum covering post WWI through WWII. In addition supplement two will contain all the aircraft rules and data. The Addendums have the necessary period specific charts, fleet listings for every navy and additional rules and data specific to that Addendum. Plus you can choose one of the national fleet ship chart packs with all the ships for that nation or nations.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    you will receive a copy of the "In Harms Way" rule book, Plus

    Addendum Three book which covers post WW I through WW II

    and all of the fleet charts for that period.

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    you receive “In Harms Way”, Supplement one with Addendum One and Two, Supplement two with Addendum Three and the Starter fleet pack of Figurehead ships with Dogger Bank, River Platte, and Denmark Straight. You also receive two fleet chart packs of your choice.

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    you will receive a copy of the "In Harms Way" rule book, Plus

    Addendum One/Two book which covers Predreadnought era through WW I

    and all of the fleet charts for that period.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    you receive “in Harms Way” all the Addendums, All the fleet charts and the intro starter fleet box set.

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    Pledge $720 or more About $720

    you receive “In Harms Way” all the Addendums, the intro starter fleet box set and the British and German Jutland Fleet packs or the US, Japanese Leyte Gulf fleet packs.

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    you receive all of level seven with both Jutland and Leyte Gulf Fleet packs plus the fleet packs for the Russian and Japanese fleets at Tsushima

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