Axis and Allies G40 is a game unto itself.
War Room is a game unto itself.
I understand the compulsion to cross pollinate the games because the main core of players who have War Room are fans of Larry and his A&A line of games.
I think the games have different motivations and mechanics that make them stand on their own. Now that is just MO. You do what you want when it comes to house rules.
The one thing that I caution against is that War Room is a new experience for all of us. No need to knee jerk react to certain aspects of War Room and say Game X does it better so I will house rule Game X’s “view” into War Room.
I think World in Flames variable ending to turns, where you have no idea when a turn will end is superior to every WWII game that I have played. Yet, I feel that is a unique feature to WiF and feel there is no need to import that aspect into lets say G40 or War Room.
For people to understand one of the unique aspects of War Room, that you can only move 9 commands. Import that into AA G40 and see how much it changes the game. Because if you import the G40 idea that on your turn you can move every unit on the board if you so desire will totally destroy War Room as a game.
One negative of G40 and War Room is that Larry never put a finite end to these “games”. Thus that ensures the Allies will always win in less the Axis go hog wild early in the game. Thus the Axis never have to actually think ahead and play a defensive game. Games like WiF, SPI ETO, and Third Reich have a finite end to the war. If the Allies have not won and the Axis have not won by Sept of 1945 the “game” ends in a draw. Larry is obviously not a fan of a draw in his games, :}
Imagine if G40 or War Room had a finite end to the game. If the Allies have not won by the end of Turn #18 the game is a draw.
@IWillNeverGrowUp said in Where can I get a copy of Battle of France 1940? Sold by Field Marshal games.:
Ok, so we’ll do a Battle of France 1940 Redux with new art (map included) and update the rules. I’ll be sure to keep everyone informed of the progress!
Looking forward to hearing more!
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.
Battle Group Tampa is getting active again. At the moment we have 8 active and semi active members with some possible additions that have expressed interest.
Anyone in or around the Tampa Bay area that is interested in regular SFB and tournament play can sound off in this thread or shot me an email at:
cqdt1 at yahoo dot com
I haven’t played this in a while. Maybe my group missed something. It always seemed to me thought that France could easily hold its coast while running over Austria and even Prussia if necessary and then slowly over power Russia since they are making so much money at that point. I always found that Britain’s only chance was to try to run through Spain and hopefully do it faster than France gets through Prussia and Austria, then kill France from both sides. However, it has been a while and my opponents tended to also make major mistakes so that could have lead to me finding this game very one sided.
Been playing my old Napoleon in Europe by Eagle Games.
I originally bought the accessories to this game including the flag stickers for the flag bearers.
Some are coming off now. I know that there were people out there that wanted a scan of these. Well I can scan them if someone wants to make stickers?
@SS-GEN said in The new forum has been a lot of work and it's not done yet:
I know it’s getting better but I posted a reply for my game report in house rules and with the changes the stuff just gets buried. Somebody post another tread reply and such now you have to go threw every topic to find it. Just sayin.
If I’m understanding correctly, there’s no difference between the old forum and the new forum for this situation. If you post a topic, and a bunch of folks post different topics, your topic will eventually end up on another page unless somebody replies. On forums, “stuff gets buried” all the time.
Also, you absolutely do not have to go through every topic to find your topic. This has come up multiple times, there are tips and tricks that cover this, I added helpers in the navigation bar. Not to be harsh but I’m just not sure what else we’re supposed to do.
Here’s a recap of your options:
Notifications: there is a bell near your avatar on the toolbar. When somebody replies, there will be a red number. Click that and you’ll get all of your notifications.
Replies to your Posts: I literally added this to the toolbar because people were complaining about finding their stuff. It’s the double-left arrow in the nav bar. It’s literally the same as clicking Notifications followed by “See all Notifications”
Recent Topics: Click the clock in the nav bar. Where it says “All Topics” select “Watched Topics” instead. You can even select a category to further narrow it down.
Recent Watched Topics: Click the eye in the nav bar. That will give you “recent” watched topics, including any topic you made or any topic you replied to. (I think I’ll change this to the next one)
All of Your Watched Topics: Go to your profile. Click the 3 dots. Click Watched.
Your Topics: Go to your profile. Click the 3 dots. Click Topics.
Bookmarks: If a particular topic is super important, then click the three dots on a topic, the one next to Reply, Quite, <heart>, < 3 dots> and click Bookmark. To find your bookmarks: Go to your profile. Click the 3 dots. Click Bookmarks.
That 6 ways to find your stuff. The old forums had a stupid icon that was hard to see and made no sense, I think it was a face or something. The replies to your posts was nice but we have that and more.
Note: there’s a bug with your watched topics if you have infinite scrolling turned on. I’ll file it later.
to @djensen @Panther @redrum . You all have put a lot of work into the transition. @simon33 has been helpful with his comments as well.
And thank you to everyone else helping out with the change.
It may take a while to get used to the new program, but it’s gonna work just fine : )
@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.