I Shall Return, researched and developed by Dennis Dubberley who is a global expert on the campaign, is the TSWW game dealing with the Philippines Campaigns during The Second World War. Commencing with the Japanese attacks on the US forces in the Philippines in December of 1941, I Shall Return ends with the Japanese Surrender in August of 1945.
With 10 maps at 15 miles to the hex, as well as strategic mapping as necessary, 12 countersheets and a very pretty box showing General Douglas MacArthur striding ashore as he returned to the Islands as promised, I Shall Return fills in the gap between Day of Infamy and Singapore in the game mapping, and concludes the early war period in the Pacific Theatre (excepting China of course).
As ever, within the box will be a slew of learning scenarios, game modules and the Grand Campaign, with everything from the fall of Corregidor to the mammoth naval battles surrounding the Leyte Gulf Landings, I Shall Return provides a one box solution to the the Philippines campaign.
Dennis has also asked us (which we have agreed with alacrity) to include the projected US invasion of Formosa (Taiwan) in the game box… as usual the what ifs just keep coming with TSWW!
Scheduled to commence art as soon as Dennis finalises the research (which is solely the IJA arrivals as of now), I Shall Return is looking like the next Pacific Title after Watchtower – and quite possibly before that title.
Available now on pre-sale at the heavily discounted price of £235 (plus VAT if in the EEA), this mini monster will retail above £300 (plus VAT if in the EEA) on release.