LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME
(Copyright 2001 Louis R. Coatney)
Leyte Gulf Naval Chess Game is now published in Japanese in GAME JOURNAL No. 11!
And from my free plans you can build a cardstock model of the little destroyer escort, the USS Samuel B. Roberts, which was a hero of the Battle off Samar.
Dedication: LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME is dedicated in remembrance and respect to:
- 1. Bob Coatney (USAAF CBI), Homer Coatney (USN/CBs), Jack Burgett (USN/Subs), Bill Heerde
(USMC), Perry Mason (USN), and all the other Allied airmen, sailors, Marines, and soldiers who served to win
our Asian-Pacific War against an evil militarist empire.
- 2. the Filipino people and our other allies who suffered so much in that terrible war,
- 3. the hope that the United Nations' Victory in the Pacific is remembered as a
victory for the human rights and future of all Asian-Pacific peoples, including
My LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME is COPYRIGHTED--NOT Public Domain--and FREE
under the following conditions:
Schools, libraries, and museums are free to make and keep copies for in-house educational use or nonpermanent loan/circulation ... in gratitude for the fine education and research assistance I have always received from such institutions.
An individual is free to make one personal copy of my LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME for
his/her own personal use. All other rights--including publishing rights--are reserved to me.
A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at ELCOAT@hotmail.com what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
There is a thread about the game on John Kranz's
ConSimWorld wargaming forum.
Look under Boardgaming/Individual Game or Series Discussion/Individual Games.
(Set the game list to "alphabetical." It really helps.)
And now: Here are the game's components, to print off and assemble so that it may be played. Players-students will also need a single six-sided die (or chits numbered 1-6, to be drawn out of a hat) for the randomized combat results tables.
- The Rules in unformatted .txt file, revised
- Game Design Commentary, Playing Advice, and Battle of
Leyte Gulf history with bibliography, in unformatted .txt file
- Front page and verso, and charts and tables in unformatted .txt file
- Combat Results Tables, Game Sequence, etc. in html/webpage format.
- Japanese task force plot and victory point
tables in html/webpage format
- Imperial Japanese units in .jpg format, revised
- Imperial Japanese units in .gif format, revised
- Allied units in .jpg format
- Allied units in .gif format
You will want to print the units off at maximum size possible and
then photo-reduce them from that, for best detail/quality.
1"--12.7mm--wide for the ships is about right. Japanese units should be
printed/photocopied off onto goldenrod paper or cardstock. Allied units should
be printed/photocopied off onto light blue or gray paper/cardstock.
SUGGESTION: For the (units, map, symbols) .gif files, I suggest bringing them
up on-screen on L-View or some similar viewer software and *then* printing them off.
When I try to print them directly off the Web, I only get a partial printing, for some reason.
- Mapboard in .jpg format
- Mapboard in .gif format
You will want to print this off as large as possible, and you should enlarge it with a
photocopier after that, so that the mapboard comes out to a width of about 11"/28cms.
Light gray is an excellent map color, unless your Allied units are the same color.
- Japanese task force allocation screen Copy onto green (??) cardstock.
- Allied task force allocation screen. Copy onto light gray cardstock.
- Battle board for surface gunnery duels
- LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME tournament certificate
Comments by myself and others about the game can be read on ConSimWorld and on BoardGame Geek
Now would you like to go to my home page for other free games like 1ST ALAMEIN
and photos of the cardstock MODEL SHIPS I design? And I have designed other games as well.
Also, you can build a card model of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE413) using this free plan.
If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about
military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding,
and/or you have any questions about my LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME feel free to e-mail me at ELCOAT@Hotmail.com.
Thanks for your interest in my LEYTE GULF NAVAL CHESS GAME!....:-)
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