Author Tom Clancy
while writing The Hunt for Red October
, published in 1984. Clancy later teamed up with Larry Bond
writing Red Storm Rising
, published in 1986. The game was used to model many of the naval battles depicted in the book.
Larry Bond first created Harpoon
in 1980 as a miniatures game. Bond was a serving officer in the U.S. Navy at the time.
- Computer Gaming World
- September 1990 (Issue #74) – Wargame of the Year
- March 1992 (Issue #92) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #40 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list