Grab PHALANX’s Fire In The Sky & Fight In The Great Pacific War

September 24, 2021 by brennon

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PHALANX Games has released their take on the classic 1999 wargame, Fire In The Sky, by designer Tetsuya Nakamura. Previously only available in Japanese, the game is now available in English for you to dive into for a tight two-player board game experience.

Fire In The Sky - PHALANX

Fire In The Sky // PHALANX

Fire In The Sky covers the Pacific War between the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Gameplay focuses on seven different scenarios that look into the battles of Midway and Guadalcanal and beyond, charting the twisting fates of the US and Japanese.

Fire In The Sky Contents - PHALANX

Fire In The Sky Contents // PHALANX

As generals for either side, you'll be seeking to outwit and outplay your opponents, escape sea sieges and manage your logistics. If you don't keep your fleets of ships and aircraft fuelled then you'll find yourself sitting ducks for the enemy. This is a deep and strategic affair that can take as little as ninety minutes or even stretch out into a 300-minute affair!

Fire In The Sky gives you tried and test well-balanced gameplay which charts the fortunes of both sides during this conflict. One of the most interesting things about this game is that it approaches the Pacific War from the viewpoint of the Japanese thanks to Tetsuya Nakamura.

If this game has caught your eye then it's worth taking a look at the rules, scenarios and such that you can download and read through.

Fire In The Sky Rulebook

Fire In The Sky Player Aid

Fire In The Sky Scenarios

If you're a fan of old school wargames that utilise hex and counters then I could see this one fitting into your collection nicely. It helps that PHALANX has returned to this edition and offered up a nice update to the visuals.

Are you tempted by Fire In The Sky?

"One of the most interesting things about this game is that it approaches the Pacific War from the viewpoint of the Japanese thanks to Tetsuya Nakamura..."

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