In this preview of Axis & Allies 1914, we provide a link for you to download the rule book in PDF format.
Archive for October, 2007
Avalon Hill recently published to their website their first article leading up to the upcoming release of Axis & Allies Guadalcanal. The article is titled Guadalcanal Designer’s Notes
A Guadalcanal Diary by Larry Harris. As the intro the the article states the article itself are Larry’s designer notes, which are included in Appendix 3 in the Guadalcanal rule book. It’s a decent read so check it out. Also available on the AH website are the specs and marketing for Axis & Allies Guadalcanal.
One of the new features of the Axis & Allies Guadalcanal game is the combat system and the battle box. This preview of the upcoming Guadalcanal game will cover how combat is resolved using the battle box. The box comes with the game pre-assembled and ready to use with the 12 dice included with the game. The back of the box (see photo with full story) contains a convenient reference chart with the attack power of each unit of the game.
For today’s preview of Axis & Allies Guadalcanal, you will learn more about the marker and counter pieces that come with the game. The markers included are as follows: 2 island cards, 10 Japanese supply tokens, 10 US supply tokens, 1 first player marker, 2 point counters, 9 airtstrip markers, 6 doubled-sided control markers, 8 Axis advantage tokens, and 8 Allied advantage tokens. Finally, today’s preview will also outline the vicotry conditions of the game.
Before the preview, I would like to thank the folks at Avalon Hill and Wizards for sending a review copy of Axis & Allies Guadacanal.
This first preview will be a series of images of the units included with the game. Future previews will give a peek at the rule book (3-4 pages), the map, and a review of the first few games played. After playing the game only once, I can tell you only that it maintains the spirit of the Axis & Allies WWII games while introducing new game mechanics to keep the game fresh. The box claims that game play is 2-3 hours. My first game took 3.5 hours.