Next week will see the release of the solitaire WWII naval game By Stealth and Sea from Dan Verssen Games. The game tasks the player, or players if played cooperatively, with sinking British Royal Navy ships using teams of Italian frogmen controlling manned torpedoes. By Stealth and Sea is is for one or three players, ages 10+, plays in around 30-45 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $59.99.
From Dan Verssen Games:
By Stealth and Sea is a tactical solitaire or cooperative game that takes place during the Battle of the Mediterranean in World War II.
In By Stealth and Sea, you lead elements of an Italian commando frogmen unit called Decima Flottiglia MAS. Under your command, teams of frogmen will pilot manned torpedoes in attacks against the Royal Navy in the heavily guarded harbors of Gibraltar, Algiers, and Alexandria.
By Stealth and Sea’s campaign system features all nine key historic manned torpedo attacks by the Decima Flottiglia MAS against the Royal Navy. During the campaign, you can advance your technology and train your frogmen. But the Royal Navy responds to successful attacks by improving their defenses.
The remarkable accomplishments of the Decima Flottiglia MAS served as a model for other special forces assault units for years after World War II. Will you be able to match these historic results? Or will you succumb to the defenses of the Royal Navy?
You score points based on the type of naval vessels and support ships you sink. Points scored during a mission can be used to advance your technology and train your operators for future missions. Your goal for the campaign is to meet or exceed the historical accomplishments of the manned torpedo operators of the Decima Flottiglia MAS.
By Stealth and Sea is divided into turns. Each turn consists of the following phases:
- Fault Check Phase: Check to see if there is a fault.
- Manned Torpedo Phase: Each manned torpedo uses two action points.
- Harbor Defense Phase: Harbor defenses respond to manned torpedoes.
- Clean-up Phase: Prepare for the next round.