I have been given the approval to submit events for GEN CON 2021. With that I need to begin generating events for everyone but need to know from you, whether or not you will be in attendance this year and if so, would you be interested in playing in any of the AA tournaments I typically run. I currently plan on running the Global '42, AA50 and 1942 2nd Ed tournaments. I am planning on staggering them so that anyone not playing in the G42 tourney, you can play in both the AA50 and 42 2nd Ed events.
I also plan on having the Axis & Allies War At Sea League and hopefully a few other WAS events. So, I need to get some feedback if anyone is interested in any of the other AA variants like Zombies, 1914 and the like. War Room is also a consideration but only if it appears that there is a demand for playing it.
I know this is going to be extremely hard for me to know in advance of how many may or may not attend and I have voiced my opinion to GEN CON about the same but if you do know, I would love to hear from you.
Also, due to the ORIGINS being just 11 days after GEN CON, I will not be able to attend ORIGINS in 2021.
With continuing Covid 19 restrictions some of us decided to play via Zoom using triple a. Of course this was not as much fun as playing face to face, but the four of us who joined in very much enjoyed the day.
Mark (@Credulous) kindly hosted the Zoom session.
We decided to play Anniversary (1942 set up). Mark played Japan and Adam (@Private-Panic) Germany / Italy. Leo (@Wittmann) took USA & Russia and Andrew (@h0lym0nk) GB. The Allies had a bid of 12 which they placed as a GB destroyer off Canada and a R artillery.
The opening moves on the R front favoured R, as G counter attacks all suffered more casualties than they inflicted. GB attempted its Taranto moment and lost heavily, leaving Italy able to capture Egypt. Japan suffered no mishaps, killing the GB fleet of India, the US flotilla at Pearl Harbour and the Chinese fighter.
GB considered its choice of factory locations and decided to opt for South Africa. Fortunately Hirohito spotted the possibility of capturing this and under Japanese orders the Italian navy navigated the Suez Canal and dropped 2 ground units in south east Africa, and these were able to capture the factory the following turn.
The US landed in north Africa, but then lost its 2 transports, defended by a single destroyer, to a G Luftwaffe attack. The US decided to allocate a considerable proportion of its resources towards an Atlantic navy sufficient to allow further landings in north Africa. These pushed towards Egypt.
This allowed J some freedom in the Pacific. J captured India and built a factory there. Briefly this appeared threatened by US pressure on Egypt and a R threat south from the Caucasus, but the prudent deployment of J fighters to India and Egypt stymied any Allied ambitions. Later Australia also had the honour of joining the J empire!
Meanwhile G managed to keep R in check while also combining with I units to deny the Allies the opportunity of gaining the French national objective. As a result the Axis were gaining most of their national objectives, but the Allies few of theirs. This and the collapse of the British Empire gave the Axis an income advantage of around 30 ipcs per turn.
The Allies surrendered, with a G stack before the walls of Moscow and a growing J threat on Caucasus. The US Pacific fleet had captured a couple of islands (while J replaced the naval fighters it had sent to India) but had no opportunity to effect further advances. The US Atlantic fleet had sailed south to defend Brazil from Italy’s South African fleet, robbing north Africa of reinforcements. Perhaps the only bright point for the Allies was GB’s capture of Norway.
The four of us had a chat and decided that the autumn and winter BoB dates should be arranged with the intention of falling back on a virtual event should Coronavirus continue to preclude face to face play.
Not sure but the guy said 42.2 is default game if players disagree on game. But if they agree, any AA game can be played but i don’t think Global is played until the final on Sunday. ON Friday The War Game: World War Two is often played or another.
It’s almost that time of year again! Come join us for the third year bay area gathering. Located twenty minutes north of the golden gate bridge in Novato. Three day event and you can come one day or all three days. Please bring AA games if you want them to be played. I will have a BBR game up, 1940 global out, Anniversary, 1914, and hopefully war room. Food takeout places nearby and airbnb and hotels. Lets kick off the new year with some dice rolling! Feel free to ask questions
@Slip-Capone We played two games of Guadalcanal. Which is super fun and underrated. Introduced Axis & Allies 1941 to a group of first timers. And started a game of Battle of the Bulge but had to pack it up before it was finished.
If you want you can send me a DM with your contact information so I can add you to our A&A whatsapp group witch currently has 31 members 🙂
We are in the process of planning the next event in the south of the Netherlands (near Den Bosch). Most likely the next date will be the 21st of September. I will post a new thread on this forum once the date is final.