Conquest of the Marianas, June 1944

Screenshot of a game of Saipan in progress.

Saipan is a simulation of the American invasion of the Island of Saipan in the Marianas in June, 1944. Saipan and nearby islands were vital bases which would allow American bombers, for the first time, to be based within range of the Japanese home islands. Thus, the Japanese hoped to deny the island to the Americans, or at least make the cost prohibitively expensive, thereby discouraging further island invasions even closer to Japan.

To play this game

Number of Hexes: 1014
Number of Units: 70
Number of Game Turns: 15
Exclusive Rules
Designer's Notes
Player's Notes
Terrain Effects Chart
Unit Images
Saipan Game Map
Hot Seat Mode
All players can complete the first two turns in Hot Seat mode. Only members can complete the whole game in hot-seat mode or against other HexWar members
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