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Author Topic: A Beginners Guide to A&A Global 1940 2nd Edition  (Read 14382 times)
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« on: September 24, 2014, 06:10:35 pm »
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Welcome G40 beginners and new forum conscripts.

We built this thread to provide you with helpful videos, game materials, and advise needed to navigate this forum and learn everything you need to know about Axis & Allies Global 1940 2nd Edition, so lets get started. In order to play G40, you will need a copy of A&A Europe 1940 2nd Edition, and A&A Pacific 1940 2nd Edition.

2nd Edition

After 1st Edition was released, creator Larry Harris and his team of play testers embarked on a project to modify many of the problems that were arising with playability, this project was called Alpha. If you have never heard of Alpha or even seen a 1st Edition copy, don't worry... it's not important at all, in fact the only G40 game that maters now is 2nd Edition. If you only have 1st Edition copies, that's not a problem either... The out of box pieces in 1st Edition are more than capable of providing the required gaming materials needed for playing 2nd Edition. However, you will need to download and print the latest rule books using the links provided below. All pages in both books should be read including the Global rules section at the back, as many rules in the Europe and Pacific books are specific to their respective side of the map.

Axis & Allies Europe 1940 2nd Edition Rule book (takes about 3 minutes to load)
http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules/A&A_Europe_1940_2ndEd_Rulebook_LR.pdf

Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 2nd Edition Rule book (takes about 3 minutes to load)
http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules/A&A_Pacific_1940_2ndEd_Rulebook_LR.pdf

If you are playing with 1st edition game sets, and are using 2nd edition rule books printed from Wizards of the Coast, you may be missing the setup charts. You will find a document listing the entire 2nd edition setup here...

http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=35144.0

Rule clarifications

Here at axisandallies.org we are privileged to have a credited G40 game designer to answer your questions, but there is a system in place in order to preserve his time. His user name is "Krieghund" and he can be identified as the only member with an "official answers" badge under his name. If you need a rule clarification, there are rule deputies as well as regular members like myself ready to answer your questions. However, if an answer is wrong, or there are other important elements to the answer that need mentioning... than Krieghund will magically appear to set things straight. The proper thread to ask for rule clarifications is in Global 2nd edition FAQ (AAG40.2), although it's fine if you want to create a thread for your inquiry especially if you need a quick in game reply. A good tip is to browse through the FAQ pages and see what kind of questions are being asked and what kind of answers are being given. You can find the FAQ thread by clicking the following link...

Global 2nd edition FAQ (AAG40.2)
http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=28562.0

However, before asking for clarifications there, be sure to review these official Errata documents to see if they can answer your questions.

A&A Europe 1940 Errata and FAQs
http://www.wizards.com/AvalonHill/rules/AAEurope1940_2ndEdition_FAQ.pdf

A&A Pacific 1940 Errata and FAQs
http://www.wizards.com/AvalonHill/rules/AAPacific1940_2ndEdition_FAQ.pdf

Very new players

If you have never played a game of Axis & Allies 1940 Global 2nd Edition, or any Axis & Allies game for that mater, than you may find the following article helpful.

A&A Global for first timers
http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29377.0

If you're kinda sick of flipping through so much reading materials trying to understand the rules, you can always take a break and watch some YouTube videos. Unfortunately most of the good videos out there are about 1st edition Global only, so I've recently started to create my own video series based on 2nd Editon... here is my attempt to teach the game which is still a work in progress:

P-1 The Introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LiwfBNNNTA

P-2 The Map
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgQ88Hfw0I

P-3 Political Situations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxREfKsNlhs

P-4 Special Rules
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkcnskJjHbY

P-5 Repairing Damage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU-fMleZGxg

P-6 Purchasing and Placing Units
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIU4hiZUS0Q

P-7 Convoy Disruptions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQXKKDORaI

P-8 Combat Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVmVlVgRoH4

P-9 Scrambling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTOsHYLc-Sc

P-10 Transporting Units
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Oc_7riCR0

P-11 Amphibious Assaults
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak7wHYdtSVk

P-12 Combined Arms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkrRd-Wb54

P-13 Declarations of War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSA2L67SC90

P-14 The Rule Books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayJ80ubcHhU

Learning about axisandallies.org

If you are visiting the site for the first time and would like to know more about the forums available, the meaning of the badges, policies for posting messages, or how to navigate the site... you can find out more by clicking the following link...

Website/Forum discussion
http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?board=39.0

Playing 1940 Global online

If you're interested in learning more about playing online using tripleA, and the play by forum boards, click the following link...

Software
http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?board=53.0

Going beyond gaming

If you're interested in seeing how members have customized their gaming experience by painting pieces, creating game aids, or building custom tables, click the following link...

Customizations
http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?board=75.0

Players in your area

If you're looking for A&A players in your area to play table top games with, click the following link...

Find Players
http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?board=34.0
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 12:25:33 pm »
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Two new videos have been added.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 01:29:25 pm »
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Two new videos have been added.

Looking forward, to your new videos. Thanks so much for doing these. It helps a lot. smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 06:08:14 pm »
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Two new videos have been added.

Looking forward, to your new videos. Thanks so much for doing these. It helps a lot. smiley

John

Thanks John. and congrats on your new customizer badge... you deserve it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 08:40:33 pm »
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Two new videos have been added.

Looking forward, to your new videos. Thanks so much for doing these. It helps a lot. smiley

John

Thanks John. and congrats on your new customizer badge... you deserve it.

Wow, thanks Young Grasshopper, I didn't know I received one, and many thanks you, IL. It means a lot to me. grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 09:03:58 pm »
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Yep. You and spitfire got one because you earned it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 08:54:38 am »
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New video added.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 09:24:01 am »
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New video added.

Awesome, looking forward to it. smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2015, 09:32:52 am »
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New video added.

Awesome, looking forward to it. smiley

P-8 Combat Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVmVlVgRoH4
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 09:49:17 am »
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Good Job YG outstanding!
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 11:33:11 am »
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Good Job YG outstanding!


Thanks AV, I really apreciate that. I'm hoping my youtube channel can be a place experienced players can send their friends or family members whom they wish to recruit.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 03:30:37 pm »
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Let's Play is a channel on you tube where a lot of Players show a whole game (Video games, consoles etc...) or giving away clues on games.


So yes YG, People will also look on your Videos and they might get really quick interested in it.
I liked the part where you explained that tripleA is similar to Risk and Chess.
Also admired your Basement wich had a look like a bunker.

Just keep them coming, just Keep us updated, you doing OUTSTANDING !
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2015, 12:19:55 pm »
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New video added (Part 9).
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 09:38:56 am »
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This video was most helpful. Explaining the situations that you can run into, is extremely useful. Nice job, YG! smiley
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What is classified as a surface warship? Battleship, Destroyer, and cruisers?
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