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  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    | December 1, 2014 | Board Games | 1 Comment

    The holidays are right around the corner and we have some great suggestions for great Axis & Allies gifts! All prices below are subject to change and were only accurate at the time of writing. Game Accessories Our Gold Sponsor, Field Marshall Games, and our Silver Sponsor, Historical Board Gaming, have some great accessories for […]

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A Painting Tutorial Guide and Resource for Axis and Allies

| November 29, 2014 | Board Games, DIY Projects | 5 Comments
A Painting Tutorial Guide and Resource for Axis and Allies

This is a resource for anyone interested in painting their own Axis and Allies board game pieces or for anyone who has any questions regarding painting of plastic miniatures in general.

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Alliance Dynamics and Teamwork

| November 2, 2014 | Board Games | 0 Comments
Alliance Dynamics and Teamwork

Any Axis and Allies game that contains a coalition(s) of countries will require their players to cooperate in order to achieve the goal of their side winning the game. The objective of this article is to explain turn-based game mechanics to in order to improve teamwork while playing most of the Axis & Allies games.

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The Field Marshal Gaming Convention is back for its 4th Year!

| August 26, 2014 | Events | 1 Comment
The Field Marshal Gaming Convention is back for its 4th Year!

The Field Marshal Gaming Convention is an annual celebration of tabletop gaming held in Oshawa, Ontario every September and now in its 4th year.

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Axis and Allies Global 1940 for First Time Players

Axis and Allies Global 1940 for First Time Players

So you’ve been invited to play a game of Axis and Allies 1940 Global with a few of your friends, however, there’s just one problem; you don’t know a thing about it! Well don’t worry, we’re going get you up to speed so you can feel comfortable around the gaming table. Perhaps after reading this, you will become compelled to download the rule book !

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Kickstarter for Victory in Europe WWII Block Strategy Game

Kickstarter for Victory in Europe WWII Block Strategy Game

Columbia Games, publisher of block strategy war games, has a Kickstarter for their latest game: Victory in Europe a WWII Strategy Game. As of writing, only 10 days to go!

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Event: Kublacon, May 23 – 26, 2014

| April 25, 2014 | Events | 0 Comments
Event: Kublacon, May 23 – 26, 2014

This year the Kublacon gaming convention, which takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, will feature three Axis & Allies events, including an Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition tournament hosted by yours truly, Dave Jensen.

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Event: HBGCon, May 16 – 18, 2014

| April 22, 2014 | Events | 3 Comments
Event: HBGCon, May 16 – 18, 2014

Doug Friend of HistoricalBoardGaming.com will host the first annual HBGCon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Expect plenty of HBG games and A&A games.

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Spring 1942: Principles for Intermediate to Advanced Axis & Allies Players

Spring 1942: Principles for Intermediate to Advanced Axis & Allies Players

Bunnies P. Wrath has written this guide for intermediate to advanced players of the Spring 1942 edition of Axis and Allies, released in 2009.

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Event: Spring Gathering XII, Apr. 25 – 26, 2014

| February 4, 2014 | Events | 0 Comments
Event: Spring Gathering XII, Apr. 25 – 26, 2014

The Axis & Allies Spring Gathering returns for a 12th. Don’t miss out on this great regional event.

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A Beginners Guide to Axis and Allies 50th Anniversary Edition, 1942 Scenario

A Beginners Guide to Axis and Allies 50th Anniversary Edition, 1942 Scenario

This guide includes the basic strategies for Axis and Allies in 1942, along with separate advice for every nation, and some common openings.

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Event: Battle of Tennessee, Feb. 7 – 9, 2014

| January 28, 2014 | Events | 2 Comments
Event: Battle of Tennessee, Feb. 7 – 9, 2014

The first major Axis & Allies event of 2014 will take place at the Lakeside Resort in Smithville, TN on February 7 to 9, 2014.

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Axis & Allies Spring 1942: Soviet Strategic Defense

Axis & Allies Spring 1942: Soviet Strategic Defense

Welcome Comrade! Here you will find a guide to understand the Soviet Union (USSR)’s position and role in the game.

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The Balance of Sportsmanship and Competition

| January 15, 2014 | Board Games | 1 Comment
The Balance of Sportsmanship and Competition

Young Grasshopper helps answer the question “What is the socially acceptable level of competitive behavior allowed if it’s just a game?”

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The Joy of Combat

| August 23, 2013 | Board Games, Strategy | 0 Comments
The Joy of Combat

In this article Christopher Yorke tells us how to engage with Axis & Allies as a game in the fullest way possible via the conduct combat phase.

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Axis & Allies Tournament Survival Guide

| August 12, 2013 | Events | 2 Comments
Axis & Allies Tournament Survival Guide

Tournaments are a great way to test your skills against other Axis & Allies players. We worked with tournament organizer, Greg Smorey, to come up with this tournament survival guide.

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New and Unusual Pieces for Axis & Allies and Where to Find Them

| August 1, 2013 | Board Games, Reviews | 9 Comments
New and Unusual Pieces for Axis & Allies and Where to Find Them

Contributor Will Henson reveals the best and most exciting places to find new pieces to populate your Axis & Allies game board.

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2013 Guide to Axis & Allies Events and Conventions Part 2

| July 29, 2013 | Events | 0 Comments
2013 Guide to Axis & Allies Events and Conventions Part 2

After publishing the the 2013 Guide to Events, we received a few comments about other events that feature Axis & Allies games. Here’s a few more events that may be closer to you.

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The Psychology of the Conduct Combat Phase

| July 24, 2013 | Board Games, Strategy | 0 Comments
The Psychology of the Conduct Combat Phase

In this article Christopher Yorke teaches us that the dice speak and to keep a good poker face during the conduct combat phase.

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The Four Main Principles of Combat Casualty Selection

| July 17, 2013 | Board Games, Strategy | 2 Comments
The Four Main Principles of Combat Casualty Selection

Check out this great guide written by Christopher Yorke on selecting casualties during your Axis & Allies games.

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GenCon 2013 Axis & Allies Update

| July 15, 2013 | Board Games | 0 Comments
GenCon 2013 Axis & Allies Update

Greg Smorey has been running Axis & Allies events at GenCon for the past 20 years. Here are his last two email updates for you.

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