Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition Preview: Unit Details & Abilities

 

 

In this preview we take a look at the 410 units included with Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition. In general the plastic pieces of are of high quality and include a number of new sculpts over previous versions of the game.

One great thing about the rulebook in this edition of Axis & Allies is that it includes a game piece directory chart so that you know exactly what real-life units the pieces represent. For your convenience, below I have reproduced the contents of the chart with photos of the pieces.

USA

  • Artillery: 105mm  Howitzer
  • Tank: Sherman
  • Antiaircraft artillery: 90mm M1
  • Fighter: P-38
  • Bomber: B-17
  • Aircraft carrier: Wasp
  • Battleship: Iowa
  • Cruiser: Portland
  • Destroyer: Johnston
  • Submarine: Ray
  • Transport: Liberty Ship

UK

  • Artillery: Ordnance QF 25 Pounder
  • Tank: Matilda II
  • Antiaircraft artillery: 3.7in. QFAA
  • Fighter: Spitfire
  • Bomber: Halifax
  • Aircraft carrier: Illustrious
  • Battleship: Royal Oak
  • Cruiser: Kent
  • Destroyer: S Class
  • Submarine: T Class
  • Transport: Same as USA (Liberty ship)

USSR

  • Artillery: Same as USA (105mm Howitzer)
  • Tank: T-34
  • Antiaircraft artillery: 85mm M1939
  • Fighter: Yak 3
  • Bomber: Petlyakov PE-8
  • Aircraft carrier: Same as UK (Illustrious)
  • Battleship: Gangut
  • Cruiser: Kirov
  • Destroyer: Gnevnyi
  • Submarine: S Class
  • Transport: Same as USA (Liberty ship)

Germany

  • Artillery: 10.5cm LeFH 18
  • Tank: Panther
  • Antiaircraft artillery: 8.8cm Flak 36
  • Fighter: BF-109
  • Bomber: JU-88
  • Aircraft carrier: Graf Zeppelin
  • Battleship: Bismarck
  • Cruiser: Hipper
  • Destroyer: Zerstörer
  • Submarine: Type VII
  • Transport: Hilfskruezer

Japan

  • Artillery: Type 92 Howitzer
  • Tank: Type 95
  • Antiaircraft artillery: 75mm Type 88
  • Fighter: A6M2 Zero
  • Bomber: G4M2E Betty
  • Aircraft carrier: Shinano
  • Battleship: Yamato
  • Cruiser: Takao
  • Destroyer: Fubuki
  • Submarine: I-class
  • Transport: Hakusan-Maru

Unit Stats

Infantry

  • Cost: 3
  • Attack: 1
  • Defense: 2
  • Move: 1
  • Special abilities: Supported by Artillery
Artillery
  • Cost: 4
  • Attack: 2
  • Defense: 2
  • Move: 1
  • Special abilities: Supports Infantry
Tank
  • Cost: 6 (changed from previous version)
  • Attack: 3
  • Defense: 3
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: Blitz
Antiaircraft Artillery
Industrial Complexes (cardboard counter)
  • Cost: 15
  • Attack: —
  • Defense: (Self-defense antiaircraft ability)
  • Move: —
  • Special abilities:
    • Cannot Attack, Defend, or Move
    • Factories
    • Air Defense
    • Damaged Factories (industrial complexes)
    • Subject to Capture
Fighters
  • Cost: 10
  • Attack: 3
  • Defense: 4
  • Move: 4
  • Special abilities: Land on Aircraft Carriers

Bombers

  • Cost: 12
  • Attack: 4
  • Defense: 1
  • Move: 6
  • Special abilities: Strategic Bombing Raids
 Battleships
  • Cost: 20
  • Attack: 4
  • Defense: 4
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: Two Hits to Destroy, Offshore Bombardment
Aircraft Carriers
  • Cost: 14
  • Attack: 1
  • Defense: 2
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: Carry Fighters, Fighter Defense
Cruisers
  • Cost: 12
  • Attack: 3
  • Defense: 3
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: Offshore Bombardment

Destroyers

  • Cost: 8
  • Attack: 2
  • Defense: 2
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: Anti-sub Vessel

Submarines

  • Cost: 6
  • Attack: 2
  • Defense: 1
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: Surprise Strike, Submersible, Treat Hostile Sea Zones as Friendly, Does not Block Enemy Movement, Cannot Hit Air Units, Cannot be Hit by Air Units

Transports

  • Cost: 7
  • Attack: 0
  • Defense: 0
  • Move: 2
  • Special abilities: No Combat Value, Doesn’t Block Enemy Movement, Chosen Last, Carry Land Units, Loading and Offloading, Amphibious Assault

 

More Photos

Check out Flickr for high resolution versions of the photos above ans all the Axis & Allies 1942 photos that I have taken.

Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition on Flickr

 

 

 

 

Tags: , ,

Category: Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition, News

About the Author (Author Profile)

David Jensen has been operating Axis and Allies.org since 2000 and writing about Axis & Allies since 1997.

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Peter says:

    I got this game but how many units of each type is supposed to be included?

    It differs between nations so how can I find out…

  2. William C. says:

    Peter H.is that you??

Leave a Reply