Archive for July, 2007

Larry Harris Tournament Rules (LHTR) 2.0

Larry Harris Tournament Rules (LHTR) 2.0

| July 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

On July 26, 2007 the Larry Harris Tournament Rules version 2.0 were released. LHTR 2.0 are a set off rules for Axis & Allies Revised that are commonly used in tournaments and other game play.

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Infantry as Superior Defensive Purchase — Still True in Revised?

Infantry as Superior Defensive Purchase — Still True in Revised?

| July 27, 2007 | 4 Comments

Don Rae, in his Article #1 concerning correct purchasing in Classic, comes out strongly in favor of purchasing infantry in large numbers, primarily because of its defensive value relative to tanks (the only other land unit in Classic). (He also advocates purchasing infantry as part of the "Infantry Push Mechanic", but that’s another article topic.)Several folks have asked whether Don Rae’s points are still valid in Revised.

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More Details for Axis & Allies Guadalcanal

More Details for Axis & Allies Guadalcanal

| July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

I just received more details and a couple of images from Avalon Hill for the upcoming Axis & Allies Guadalcanal game. One of the images is the complete box design and the other shows a game in progress.

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Image: Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Game Setup

Image: Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Game Setup

| July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Box Cover

Image: Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Box Cover

| July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Infantry Push Mechanic — Alive and Well or Dead and Buried?

Infantry Push Mechanic — Alive and Well or Dead and Buried?

| July 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

Now let's talk about the phrase that, so far as I know, was coined by Don Rae himself. That is the "Infantry Push Mechanic".

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Eight Victory City Goals versus Nine Victory City Plus

Eight Victory City Goals versus Nine Victory City Plus

| July 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

There are twelve victory cities. The Allied victory cities are located in the territories of the United Kingdom, India, Eastern US, Western US, Russia, and Karelia. The Axis victory cities are located in the territories of Germany, Western Europe, Southern Europe, Japan, the Phillipines, and Kwangtung.

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German Basics for Revised

German Basics for Revised

| July 11, 2007 | 3 Comments

Like Russia, Germany needs help from its allies to win, but unlike the Allies, it is not easy for Japan to ship troops to Europe, so other then possible fighter support the real help Germany receives is when Japan can mount pressure on Moscow. So how long does this take? Realistically probably about 4 rounds before Japan can really make Russia notice them.

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Russian Basics for Revised

Russian Basics for Revised

| July 11, 2007 | 4 Comments

The first thing you need to realize is you are not alone in the battle. It will take all 3 Allies to beat the Axis, but due to other priorities you can't really expect significant help from the UK and US until round 4 or 5 (outside of some air support). So, what is a good way to set up a solid base and ensure your survival until the Allies can take some pressure off of Moscow?

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Saburo Sakai’s AAPacific Essays – #10 – J1 Disasters

Saburo Sakai’s AAPacific Essays – #10 – J1 Disasters

| July 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

J1 Disasters and How to Recover From Them

In the world of the warrior, seppuku was a deed of bravery that was admirable in a samurai who knew he was defeated, disgraced, or mortally wounded.

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