There’s been a rumor recently started on the Facebook group “Axis and Allies” that WWI is getting a reprint. The word is not from Avalon Hill, but instead a board game shop based in UK called Zatu Games who have been saying that they are getting reprints (or at the least copies) of the game in February and are excepting preorders for said game at only 68 pounds ($90)! Does anyone have any more info on this?
More news has been released about Larry’s new game. Nightingale Games have posted a video about it online which I have linked below.
It will be called “Imperial Borders” in which players will use both diplomacy and might to conquer Europe after the Napoleonic Wars have ended.
And the first step toward that is here with Axis & Allies Online. Although, I’m not sure he wanted to digitize “for phones.” The small format may not be conducive for A&A games.
Also, you all have been super quiet on the news today. What’s up with that?
The official version of Axis & Allies for the computer is here.
I’ve locked this thread in favor of the “Blog” thread on the same subject. Please go there to comment.
Also, please keep in mind, software development is hard work. I know, it’s what I do for a living. I know a lot of you will still use TripleA and that’s fine. Just know that Beamdog is committed to A&A for the long haul and that’s very important.
What does everyone want/wish to see as far as the 4 new sculpts? Personally I would like to see UK, Russia, Italy and Germany get the 1940.2 artillery sculpts.
For A&A AE 2008 UK and Russia had the 105mm US artillery, Italy had the Japanese type 92 70mm artllery and Germany had the 88mm artillery which in 1940.2 and 1942.2 is their AA gun.
Maybe an update of Anniversary Edition? That would be the most popular possibility, I feel.
I wish, but that is unlikely since Larry said his new game is not A&A. I checked the upcoming games at Hasbro, WOTC and AH, but nothing looks like the game Larry is talking about, so I guess Larry pull this off by himself and not via a big company. Larry also said this game have new features different from A&A. So it must be a new combat system. I figure this game can not be huge like the Global 40, more likely its the same size as Larrys first game, MB classic from 1984, but with LHTR rules that is designed for tournament play. This new game will be like a chess game, very balanced and playable, and with the WWII theme only as a background. It will take like 4 hoers to complete, and not a weekend like the G40. Just my guess
c’mon guys, several players weren’t present at game start, they started as early as possible and then got grumpy around dinner time, and someone thought it would be a good idea to commence the day drinking before Moscow fell–-that’s the classic Axis and Allies game at home.
US military has been rich with nerds and gamers for a long time. We play with a teacher from the Gen. Staff College from Leavenworth, who plays games for a living and who teaches a class on how wargames and their play can inform the conduct of actual battle.
Modern wargames are connected to the first Kriegspiele developed for the Prussian General Staff, which may or may not have inspired similar efforts by HG Wells and other 20th century innovators.
The first wargames were WAR SIMS to prepare for real war, which is pretty sweet because while Chess (and go and other Asian and Scandinavian variants) imitates the grand themes of war and battle, those are not really wargames
Its a rare example of a type of game that began as an extremely serious and formal exercise that has developed into a hobby or part-time pastime rather than the other way around. Many other non-game exercises like horse riding were once deadly serious but are now for amusement and exercise however, D&D was not created as a way of training actors or politicians, Chainmail was not created to train gladiators to fight or figure out which fighters to bet on, Monopoly is not a business school case study or capitalist training exercise that later became a board game…
But AxA has its roots in real war!
Are these poker chips identical front and back? And is one deluxe set, with the 25’s, enough for 1940 Global?
They are identical front and back, yes.
Most people playing 1940 Global end up getting 2 sets. Your mileage may vary.
One base set = 25 x 1’s, 15 x 5’s and 10 x 10’s
Mini upgrade = 25 x 25’s
When the sets were created it was intended for Anniversary edition and one set has worked quite well for us with that setup, as well as 1942 and 1941.
If you’re referring to this board section…
…as far as I can tell it was set up by Larry in October 2004 under the very general theme of “What are some MUST HAVE’S you like to see in an advanced game?” When someone on the board asked “What is this anyway? Is advanced axis and allies really being designed, and if so, about what percent is it done? Would we be able to expect to see this this year? Next? 2007?”, someone called Lobo answered “It’s something that Larry is interested in doing. It may or may not see fruition.” Larry confirmed this by saying “Lobo is correct. There are no definitive plans or time line for such a game. There is however an identified need for this baby.” So the board section seems to have been just intended for brainstorming purposes, not for the development of a specific game.
Just to put those threads into context: October 2004 is a few months after Revised and D-Day came out, four years before Anniversary came out, and five years before the first 1940 game (Pacific 1940 1st ed.) came out. So this notional “Advanced A&A” may in fact have generated some ideas that were incorporated into some of the A&A games that were published since 2004.
One thing I’ve been wondering is why can’t you buy WofTC stuff including Avalon products directly from the company? Did they screw themselves by signing all sorts of restrictive distribution agreements with wholesalers?
Seems like a big mistake if they did. Probably contributes a serious percentage cost to the end product. Imagine buying 1940 2nd for $50 right from WofTC. Or replacement pieces right from them.
Who knows, maybe they are trying to shutter the A&A brand so their distributors let go of their contracts? Maybe too savvy for them.
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 : )
@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.
@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.