That’s the popular name for Operation Cerberus, Germany’s plan to sneak two battlecruisers from Brest to Wilhelmshaven. It’s also the topic for an Against the Odds Magazine Pocket Battle Game.
It’s an area movement game, with the Germans having to fight off multiple air and surface unit attacks while moving through the English Channel. However, the German player can use his air assets to attack threatening British surface units.
It’s a fun little game, but, as one reviewer observed, with relatively little replay value. Why? The options for each side are very limited. On the other hand, it’s dicetastic, so any number of situations might arise. This randomness also makes it a good game for solitaire play.
This pocket battle really pushes the envelope when it comes to rules and chart density. It is what it is, a game on a postcard. Lots of information in very small print. I’m thinking about enlarging it along the lines of a Minden Games footprint. My only reason for this is that it came with die-cut counters, making it less of a print-and-play type offering which I usually put on thin card stock.
Worth getting at the right price – free with an ATO purchase.