@GeneralHandGrenade said in D12 Battle, or Hit, Dice:
Check out this video. At about the 15 minute mark I show how we do hit dice.
I see. Yes, we were doing that, but felt it slowed the game down. Putting the dice on the battle board, and then referring back to the battle board to see the value, and determine what is a hit. We really like grabbing the dice you need, rolling them, and all the hits show on the dice. No need to place anything on the battle board, refer back to the battle board, or memorize what colors are what values. Hours of work, for me to make the hit dice, but it was a labor of love! Happy gaming!
PS In the battle you referred me to, the defending fighter got a hit, but you did not take a plane as a casualty. Is that a change in the V3 rules?
The infantry suck. I would think more than 50% of people will substitute proper infantry in this game. I remember some other guy from table tactics also made a game with very similar pieces and i told him it was a mistake. He promptly went out of business and was never heard from again.
Did a test print of some unit pieces for Battle of France 1940. Still have to work on them a bit (especially the aircraft that did not turn out well enough to show yet … wings are far too thin right now) but they’re getting there! Also missing is the french tank (did not print because of an unlevel printer bed).
Sorry to reply to such an old topic. I just came across this game the other day for the first time, and wondered if it popped up on the forums anywhere. This is the lone hit haha.
Has anyone played this? I’m very intrigued by it. It looks like the gaming mechanics work really similarly to the Battle Cry Civil War game, which I have and enjoy playing too. I love playing Battle Cry when we want to get a game fix in. Individual battles only take about 45 minutes I think, but you can play whole campaigns if you still want a longer fix too.
Would love to hear if anyone has anything to say about this, and whether it’s worth the buy. I see there’s at least expansions for a French army and one for tanks. Maybe others?
How many of ya’ll play ‘Fortress America?’ I play this game which was released with Axis and Allies in the game master series and is quite popular. It was printed extensively in the 1980’s and reprinted in 2012. If any of you want to see the added section under other games upvote and/or comment, thanks.
Lol. This was way bigger than just the 6th army! Thing is, if he was paying attention, he could have prevented me from cutting him off. All he needed to do was reinforce just one of the spaces I had to attack, and that would have done it.
Regardless, he wasn’t winning anyway.
@DoManMacgee said in Europe Divided:
@Slip-Capone Haven’t played it myself but it looks like it’s worth checking out at least.
Yeah I really like the concept. Thought it would be getting more love considering Twilight Struggle was no.1 on BGG for years.
*Formula De’, along with 20 open wheel and 36 Gt cars. Painted of course.
*Star Trek Starship combat sim.
*Air Force with Dauntless expansion from Avalon Hill. Now using 700 scale miniatures.
*Firefly and Battletech
@Imperious-Leader said in Amerika V2?:
It would be the SAME game. Thats the problem. I got all seasons of MITHC and love the scenes of the Germans plotting Japans demise. I hate the parts with the women partisan and the running around/lovey- dovey.
This might interest you, IL.
Historical Board Gaming (HBG) is now taking preorders on their Amerika pieces for the German player, now in Black (they were originally in grey).
One thing to point out, these Pre-Orders on Black Amerika German Sets include not only the German Set pieces from base game pieces but also the German Set pieces from the Amerika Expansion Set “Bring in the Heavies”. Well worth it if you already have Amerika and the “Bring in the Heavies” expansion and you just want the new pieces, worth it if you already have Amerika and you just want the new pieces, and also worth-while if you just want to equip your late-war Germans in a game of Axis & Allies or Global War '36 or '39 with some awesome new tanks, mechs, self-propelled guns, jet fighters, and jet bombers.
For the visually-inclined, a picture of some of the pieces is available here:
For those that want to know what all you get, here is a listing of what you are pre-ordering for when you put down your $45 ($40 for the pre-order, $5 shipping in the US):
Unit / (grey German Pieces) / (black German Pre-Order Pieces)
E-100 Heavy Tank / (6) / (4)
Flakpanzer Ceolian SP AA Gun / (6) / (6)
GW Panther SP Artillery / (8) / (6)
Ho-XVIIIB Jet Bomber / (6) / (4)
Katzchen Mechanized Inf. / (6) / (4)
Me-262H1 Jet Fighter / (8) / (4)
Panther II Medium Tank / (8) / (6)
Panzergrenadier (Elite Infantry) / (12) / (12)
Bring in the Heavies Expansion
E-50 Jagdpanzer Tank Destroyer / (5) / (4)
E-555 Jet Bomber / (5) / (4)
Ho-229 Jet Tac Bomber / (5) / (4)
Jagd Tiger Heavy Tank Destroyer / (5) / (4)
Maus Super Heavy Tank / (5) / (4)
Me-264 Amerika Long Range Bomber / (5) / (4)
Tiger II Heavy Tank / (5) / (4)
Vk.1602 Light Tank / (5) / (4)
VK.4502B Heavy Tank / (5) / (4)
And if you’re ready to pre-order some awesome German Wunderwaffe, HBG is standing by: https://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Battle-Pieces--Amerika-Set-Black-Pre-Order_p_3524.html
HBG recently announced a re-print of their game Amerika. The difference between the first print and the newly-announced second print will be the color of the pieces. To quote HBG: “… new Amerika Game with [T]an Allies, Black Germans, and Yellow-Gold Japanese” (Source)
What I elided out of that quote is that if you have a copy of Amerika and just want the new pieces, HBG will accommodate you, but only for a short while. The full quote goes: “Pre-Orders on Tan Amerika Allies Sets will be available for 4 weeks only (Ends July 16), after that they will only be in the new Amerika Game with [T]an Allies, Black Germans, and Yellow-Gold Japanese.”
So, making the Allies Set in in Tan allows one to get HBG Centurion tanks and Meteor Jet fighters in British Tan. But only for the next 2 to 3 weeks. (Recently, HBG announced that their French Set would be available for pre-orders in a “light blue” or “Free French” color until the 5th of June. Only pre-orders were cancelled before then, and if you were too slow, you missed out.) So, if this sounds like something you would like to have, you will want to move sooner rather than later.
One thing to point out, these Pre-Orders on Tan Amerika Allies Sets include not only the Allies Set pieces from base game pieces but also the Allies Set pieces from the Amerika Expansion Set “Bring in the Heavies”. Well worth it if you already have Amerika and the “Bring in the Heavies” expansion and you just want the new pieces, worth it if you already have Amerika and you just want the new pieces, and also worth-while if you just want to equip your late-war British in a game of Axis & Allies or Global War '36 or '39 with some awesome new tanks, mechs, self-propelled guns, jet fighters, and jet bombers.
For the visually-inclined, a picture of some of the pieces is available here:
For those that want to know what all you get, here is a listing of what you are pre-ordering for when you put down your $38 ($32 for the pre-order, $6 shipping in the US):
Unit / (US Green Pieces) / (British Tan Pre-Order Pieces)
B-48 Jet Bomber / (6) / (4)
Centurion Medium Tank / (10) / (4)
M19 SP AA Gun / (8) / (6)
M43 SP Artillery / (10) / (6)
M75 Mechanized Inf. / (8) / (4)
Meteor Jet Fighter / (10) / (4)
Rangers (Elite Infantry) / (20) / (12)
T-29 Heavy Tank / (8) / (4)
Bring in the Heavies Expansion
B-47 Jet Bomber / (5) / (4)
M6 Heavy/Medium Tank / (5) / (4)
M36 Tank Destroyer / (5) / (4)
P-59 Jet Fighter / (5) / (4)
T-28 Heavy/Super Heavy Tank / (5) / (4)
And if you’re ready to pre-order some awesome Brit pieces, HBG is standing by: http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Battle-Pieces--Amerika-Set-Tan-Pre-Order_p_3425.html
P.S. Edit to correct spelling.
This is a game that i redid the map, and we played it.
2.0 ideas at this point include some new rules ideas and subs ate now attacking at 5 (D12)
More videos coming and content
Had a friend spark an idea for hex based Stratego. On top of that, I decided we should have terrain modifiers and historical maps. I think there are lots of potential with making an old game a bit more fun while staying simple.
Of course! Who doesn’t like trains?
This is a true, simple Eurogame. A small amount of screw your neighbor, some planning, and some luck (but not too much).
I think this is a good game for 1) new players to your group 2) or to introduce gaming or Eurogaming 3) and/or for people who really like trains/geography
However, its a pretty simplistic game and the only thing that shakes it up are the maps. I’d say the same thing about Funkenschlag (Power Grid), the game seems richer than it is, and the (wise) choices are fairly limited. This is a great game to play at the beginning of a session to warm up, or when time is short. It is a GREAT game for enjoying the feeling of “just playing and relaxing and gaming socially” without being heavy or though-intensive at all. But, it is not really of interest in the long term, as it lacks depth and rich choices.
I looked that game up on HBG’s site and I noticed something that I had ignored on something else I bought - it may be what you need. In the description of the game, in the first paragraph, is a critical sentence: “Game rules and setup charts will be provided by a download link after purchase.”
Assuming you created an HBG account before you bought the game, your account on HBG has a link to download the game rules on your account page. Login to your account and go to the order you placed to get the game. Take a look on the order form. The line for your game should include a line that says: “Spanish Civil War Game Click Here to Download”. If you click on the “Click Here to Download” you will get one of two response: either a download of the pdf with the game rules, etc… or notice that says: “Download Expired”. If you get download expired, open a trouble ticket and ask for a new download link. You will have to wait for Doug, et al., to come back from the holidays, but they are attentive and helped me out (gave me another copy of my download) when I complained about my problem.
I hope the above helps you get your rules.
@ABWorsham4 I own a few games like that . I bought them 20 years ago. I never played them against an opponent, just studied the maps and units. My favourite, if you can find it , was Barbarossa by TSR. If you like the subject, I am sure White Death will be worth your investment.
Since I had the U.S. naval colors out, I pushed through with the Lexington rebuild.
Here’s the previous look.
Reused everything but the rear structure, boosting the fwd. island about 1.5mm. Rear section fabricated with styrene stock.
Think I might have gone a little to big? Still 100% better. That’s what I get for trying to use the rear of a classic tank turret the first time.
Stay safe all.
@JDOW said in Introduce or Re-Introduce Yourself (Nov. 2018):
Well, I personally think a KJF works worst against a J1 DOW.
But as a risk-averse player, I do not like J1 DOW that much, same as G1 DOW, although I played them both successfully so far. I do not like the shaky Yunnan attack in a J1 and the attack against the battleship in 37.
Some players attack at sz62, too. This is too much power in MARTI’s hands to me so early in the game
Shaky Yunnan attack? It’s 96%, 83% of keeping the artillery and planes.
SZ37? 100% of keeping the bombers with 4 units attacking, 91% of keeping 3.
That’s pretty risk averse.
While I agree with the point about the SZ62 attack placing too much power in MARTI’s hands, the chance should be taken. 40% of the time the Axis win big whereas losing the DD makes little difference. This is one thing that should have been changed in the setup in BM.
@Midnight_Reaper said in 20 Years of Axis & Allies .org:
@CWO-Marc As for what we did and did not have back in 2000, I made a small chart
Great chart, Midnight Reaper; it brings back lots of memories. A further point to note is that, in Classic, only the infantry sculpt was nation-specific and was based on authentic WWII designs; the equipment sculpts started following the same design principle with Europe / Pacific / Revised, though it took a long while to achieve (by combining E1940.2, P1940.2 and 1941) a full array for everyone except France. We were also treated to some neat special-category sculpts: the German blockhouses in D-Day, the American and German trucks in Bulge, and the entirely-other-war sculpt set of 1914. Another nice development in the official games has been the addition of China, Italy, ANZAC and France to the original five powers (US, UK, USSR, Germany and Japan). And in the early days, people who wanted extra types of units (or extra colours to represent other countries) had to make do with third-party products like the Xeno and Table Tactics ones or the Enemy on the Horizon expansion set, the quality of which was uneven and the availability of which wasn’t always great. Things certainly have changed.