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Just finished a 5 part series on Imperial Japan and starting up a 5 part series on UK.
heard from Eric today. Was wondering if he might’ve died or had some other mishap.
I’d pretty much already wrote it off as a bad investment. I might not even open it if I ever get it and just keep it as a collectors item
*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.
@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.
@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.
@Imperious-Leader said in Axis & Brollies : Action Cards and Event Cards:
you should set it up with card decks made at “Artscow” or something like it in terms of name. They are sold as long as you set up account and you will earn a bit of change
www.makeplayingcards.com was recently (2019) used successfully by siredblood to produce his “Blood Bath” A&A version card deck - at a resulting fair price for consumers
drivethrucards.com was recently (2018) used successfully by Young Grasshopper to produce his co-deck “Omaha” and “Utah” cards for A&A G’40 - at an absolute steal of a deal for consumers
If you have not already done so, please consider selling your deck(s) at either or both sites - I would love to see you get paid for your work.
I have been playing around with different configurations for a custom table and wanted to note some things I’ve landed on that I really like. A main one thing is having the map mounted so that it can slide around as needed on top of a bigger playing area. My table is 65” x 95” in total with a 5.5” arm rest around the outside and the middle is a recessed neoprene surface. I have the OOB Global map mounted on 1/2” rigid foam with a 1/2” aluminum frame around it. This allows the map to slide up close to whoever’s turn it is, but then be in the middle so both players can roll dice In front of them without disturbing the map and in easy view of the other player. (Plus we like lots of room to roll the bones). This ability to adjust the surface along with a standing height, makes it comfortable for long uses because you can move around more and don’t feel as tied down.
Things I’ve learned and changed from original design - I originally used too big of a frame for the map and mounted it on too high of a foam block (you can see these pictures at the bottom) - it made it hard to see the other player’s dice and the big frame took up too much real estate. My global map is mounted on much thinner foam (the framing is bad, you can see if you look closely) but I also used much thinner aluminum angle for the frame. This gives just enough grip when needing to move the map around (I use furniture slides on the bottom, which glide very nicely on the neoprene) but doesn’t make the whole thing too bulky. Having it an inch or so off the surface keeps the dice off, but isn’t so heigh that you can’t see the other player’s dice rolls. When playing other versions (such as Zombies) the board is much smaller, but it can easily swap in and out on the same table since it can move around where ever it is needed or be pushed aside.
I originally made it normal table height, but found long reaches while sitting were harder and it just felt cramped. Standing height with a bar stool is a great way to have the best of both worlds.
The 5.5” rim around the table itself gives you a nice arm rest that doesn’t interfere with the gaming surface. I’m playing with how to best add some cushion to this part - open to suggestions. Sometimes I just lay a piece of leftover neoprene on it.
Dice bounce nice on the neoprene and stay off the floor. It also feels nice and has enough give to allow things to slide but be picked up easily. Wouldn’t definitely go with neoprene again as a surface covering.
I made the drawers open to the inside of the table so you can stay hunched over the action while accessing and stowing stuff away. 50/50 on whether I would keep this if I were to do it again. If I were doing it again, I might try to build customer drawers form scratch using actual drawer glides, but that was beyond my ability when I first did this, so I just used clear plexiglass boxes with aluminum pulls mounted on them. It’s nice having them clear, and I was happy with how the pulls came out, but without glides they can be a little fussy sliding in and out of their slots.
I originally designed the table so that I could put a cover surface back on top when not in use, but find I don’t really ever do that, so if I were to do it again, I might not mess with that part (I never even finished staining those as you can see in the pictures).