In the last rules article, we reviewed some of the new rules for Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 and this article will conclude going over the new rules. This article will cover the following topics: the rules for the declaration of war, China, Convoys, strategic bombing with escorts, and national objectives.
The preview for today is simply a high resolution photo of the map of Axis & Allies Pacific 1940. View this article to see the full sized image.
In this preview of Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 I will go over some of the changes and unique rules of this game. This new edition of rules includes new units, such as mechanized infantry and tactical bombers, naval bases, air bases, new strategic bombing rules, kamikaze, convoys, major and minor industrial complexes, new unit prices, scrambling air units, national objectives, new China rules, and declarations of war. There is a lot to absorb and many rules that can be easily overlooked.
Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 (release date: December 15, 2009) will include 5 countries to be played by 4 players. The countries are Japan, USA, China, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), and UK. In the last preview we saw the setup and units for Japan. For this preview, we shall provide photos of the remaining units and setup card/boxes. This preview has 15 photos in total. Again, click on the image to see the larger, original version.
For the next few weeks we will be posting previews of the highly anticipated upcoming Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 game. Pacific 1940 will be release on December 15, 2009 but thanks (very much) to Avalon Hill and Wizards of the Coast, Axis & Allies.org has an advance review-copy of the game. I have a game scheduled on Sunday so until then, the reviews will be focused on the components of the game. Today’s preview is 15 photos of the Japanese units and setup, the game boxes, the rule book, and the other bits such as the control markers, IC markers, AA markers, chips, and dice.
The newest upcoming installment of Axis & Allies will be Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 and is scheduled to be released sometime in December, with the exact date to be determined. This game promises to be an improvement over the previous version of Axis & Allies Pacific and will also include new units and game mechanics. Furthermore, according to creator Larry Harris, this game will be able to be combined with the upcoming, June 2010, Axis & Allies Europe 1940.