Warlord Rule the Cruel Seas (Warlord Games)

Warlord Games have a great reputation for delivering awesome quality games, and rightly so! Bolt Action is one of the most played games outside of Games Workshop, and is loved by millions around the world.  With other amazing titles such as Doctor Who, Strontium Dog, Gates of Antares, Hail Caesar and the recently released Black Powder 2nd Edition, it seems that Warlord have history and science fiction all sown up! Now Warlord Games is about to launch another historical wargame and rule the seven seas with Cruel Seas!



The giant battleships and vast carriers, some still in service 60 years on, are striking reminders of the clash of navies in the drama that was the second world war. Ships with magnificent names and service are remembered today, mainly with affection and often in awe. The Bismarck, Yamato, Ark Royal, Warspite, Hornet, Missouri, just a few names of capital ships that will live on in legend. And so, they should, they were huge vessels bristling with weaponry and capable of enormous destructive power, ships that earned their famous names by deeds.

There was another type of vessel who also served, they were not launched to cheering crowds by Presidents’ wives or Monarchs or Chancellors; they carried no name, but only a number, and few if any are remembered now. Indeed, almost all of them have disappeared forever, as have their brave skilful crews who not only had to fight the cruel seas but an active and dangerous enemy.

These are the midget ships, the motor torpedo boats, the minelayers, the minesweepers, the S boats, the R boats, the light destroyers, the armed barges, the flack ships, the armed trawlers and Mas boats, the PT boats, the landing ships and all manner of strange and wonderful small ships that made up the coastal forces of the main belligerents in WWII.


In Cruel Seas, you take on the role of a naval crew manning their fragile coastal craft as they head out day and night to take on both the sea and the enemy.
Command your flotilla of small ships as they head out to attack a convoy, drop off Commandoes for a behind-the-lines mission or task them with one of the other myriads of missions this small and versatile craft would perform.
Be it the Coastal waters of England or across the Channel to France, on to the Mediterranean waters or on further to the vast Island chains of the Pacific, Cruel Seas will ensure your small ships see plenty of adrenaline-fuelled action.



  • “Das Boot” U-Boat conning tower
  • Available with the Limited Edition book, Standard Edition book and the Starter Set.


Key Features:

  • £75 ($120)
  • Only 200 available
  • Hardback book with slipcase
  • Unique special edition “Das Boot” miniature
  • All signed by John Stallard


Key Features:

  • £20 ($32)
  • First pre-orders signed by John Stallard
  • Softback book
  • Unique special edition “Das Boot” miniature


Key Features:

  • A4 softback rulebook
  • A4 quick start guide with painting guides and flags
  • 3x Plastic early Vosper motor torpedo boats
  • 3x Plastic late Vosper motor torpedo boats
  • 2x plastic S-boats
  • 2x plastic armoured S-boats
  • 1x plastic torpedo markers sprue
  • 1x plastic plume markers sprue
  • 1x A0 double-sided battle mat
  • 3x die-cut punchboards (islands, sandbars, rulers, mines markers, game tokens, lighthouse, aircraft, etc)
  • Ship datacards for early and late Vosper MTBs, S-boats and merchant/tanker
  • Small, medium and large wake sheets
  • 2x sets of fleet dice (Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine)
  • 1x set of game dice
  • Unique special edition “Das Boot” miniature

Pre-orders go live on October 26th for shipping in December so keep your eyes open for more details from Warlord Games!


Published by Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.

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