Axis Allies War At Sea
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"A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas, in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks."
-President Woodrow Wilson

"For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice, without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction and chaos that they have at their command."
-Admiral Arleigh Burke

"Preparedness for naval war - preparedness against naval attack and for naval offense - is preparedness for anything that is likely to occur."
-Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan - The Interest of America in Sea Power

For the first time in human history, all the world's oceans became a battlefield. Convoys and merchant ships transported needed supplies and troops from one part of the world to another. Submarines prowled the oceanic depths to intercept them. Riding high on the waves were carriers, battleships, cruisers and destroyers, aiming to engage a foreign power. For the first time in war, aircraft buzzed overhead, searching for submarines, surface ships and other aircraft.

Their names have been emblazoned in the annals of war and history: River Platte, Cape Matapan, Midway, North Cape, Leyte Gulf. The war at sea involving huge fleets. 'What ifs' abound surrounding these epic sea battles. Until now, only professionals could reenact the battles. War-gaming expanded to the commercial sector and now you can fight these famous battles all over again and change the result. Or build your ultimate fleet and try it in battle. Can you win? Find out with Axis and Allies Miniatures: War at Sea!

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