THE GREAT WAR AT SEA GAME SERIES
GREAT WHITE FLEET SCENARIO BOOK
ERRATA AND CLARIFICATIONS
Alan R. Arvold
The following errata and clarifications are based on series of
questions put to, and answered by, Avalanche Press, in a number
of phone calls. Also consulted were the numerous questions and
answers posted on the GREAT WAR AT SEA SECTION of Consimworld on
this book. However all errata and clarifications in this article
should be considered to be unofficial.
The Japanese counters printed on the back of the book are
incomplete. The battleship Suo (B13) is missing but it is the
sister ship to the Sagami (B12) and that counter can be use for
it. The cruiser Soya (C23) is also missing so players will just
have to use equivilent Russian cruiser Variag (C10). The Japanese
battleship Iwami (B11) should have a speed of 1s, not 1+.
In Scenarios 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 the
American armored cruiser New York is misnumbered. It should be
AC02, not AC01.
In Scenarios 8 and 9 the American armored cruiser Brooklyn is
misnumbered. It should be AC03, not AC02.
In Scenarios 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 the American armored cruisers
Huntington (AC05), Pueblo (AC07), and Frederick (AC08)
historically operated under their original names which were West
Virginia, Colorado, and Maryland respectively.
In Scenarios 17 and 18 the Russian prizes in the Japanese fleet
use the hit record charts on page 20 (and the values listed
therein) under their Japanese names, even if using the Russian
counters. Note that the battleship Retvizan (B27) is actually the
Japanese battleship Hizen (B14) and the Poltava (B23) is actually
the Japanese battleship Tango (B15).
In Scenario 20 add this Special Rule: As this scenario occurs in
the dreadnought era, use the regular printed speeds for the
German armored cruisers Scharnhorst (AC13) and Gneisenau (AC14).
HIT RECORD CHARTS
Players will note that there are several ships that have more
fuel circles in these scenarios than they do during scenarios
that occur during the First World War. Many of these ships were
first line vessels during the scenarios depicted in this book,
but by the time of the Great War were second line vessels and had
lost some of their fuel storage capacity due to modernization
refits. Those ships will not be listed here. Only those ships
which appear in games during the same time period as this book
will be noted.
The cruiser Tsugaru (C22) should have a speed of 1, not 1s.
The cruiser Soya (C23) has a point value of (10) and should have
a speed of 1+, not 1s.
The protected cruiser Chateaurnault (PC02) has no torpedo value,
The battleship Liberte (B23) does not have a listing on the
chart. Use the values for the battleships (B09-11) in the GREAT
WAR AT SEA: MEDITERRANIAN game for the Liberte.
The battleship Albermarle (B29) should have five hull boxes, not
The battleships Caeser (B32), Victorious (B34), Illustrious
(B35), Jupiter (B36), Mars (B38), Magnificent (B39) and Hannibal
(B40) should each have a point value of 24, not 27.
The light cruiser Zenta (CL06) should have two hull boxes, not
The cruisers Castilla (C03) and Reina Cristina (C05) each should
have one more fuel circle.
The cruiser Reina Cristina (C05) should have a speed of 1s, not
The colliers each have a point value of 7.
The cruisers Kaiserin Augusta (C01) and Cormoran (C04) each
should have two more fuel circles.
The cruisers Irene (C02) and Prinzess Wilhelm (C03), and the
gunboat Panther (GB01), each should have one more fuel circle.
The collier has a point value of 7.
The armored cruiser General Belgrano (AC02) should have two more
secondary gunnery boxes and two more hull boxes.
The armored cruiser San Martin (AC03) should have a point value
of 13, not 15, and two more hull boxes.
The armored cruiser Garibaldi (AC04) should have a point value of
11, not 15, and two more hull boxes.
The protected cruiser 9 de Julio should have a point value of 6,
The armed merchant cruiser has a point value of 4.
The gunboats Capois la Mort, Alexander Petion, and L'Ouverture
are misnumbered. They should be GB02, GB03, and GB04
The gunboat L'Ouverture should have a tertiary gunnery value of
1, not 2.
The armored cruisers New York (AC01) and Brooklyn (AC03), and the
protected cruisers New Orleans (PC04) and Albany (PC05), each
should have one more fuel circle. The New York is also
misnumbered, it should be AC02, not AC01.
The cruiser Minneapolis is misnumbered, it should be C13, not