Axis & Allies on the Great Lakes
So this last summer we’re on vacation and one day we’re touring a museum ship. The United States Coast Guard ICEBREAKER MACKINAW WAGB-83 also known as the â€œQueen of the Great Lakesâ€. She was built as part of the war effort during World War II to meet the heavy demands of war materials and transportation during the winter months. Decommissioned in 2006, she now resides at her namesake home of Mackinaw City, Michigan, and is open for public tours and group events. We visit the Mess Deck, Captains Quarters, Bridge, Engine Room and when we look into the Ward Room, you’ll never guess what they had on display. Apparently, the favortie pastime for the crew was playing a game. AXIS & ALLIES! My son and I started laughing and pointing for my wife to look. She smiled a silly grin and said something aong the line of “Oh Gawd -that game has infected our servicemen too?” Anyway, I finally was going through the pictures we took and thought I’d share these w/ all you A&A nuts.
Warm regards, Mad Dog
––I guess this just goes to show you that Axis & Allies is a great game that’s known, played, and appreciated the world over. And also,…that it’s a small world.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
I deployed to Kuwait back in 2005 with a National Guard unit from Texas. The recreation center had several copies of Risk available to Soldiers. I found out that about six of our guys played it all the time, so I asked them if they wanted to try “Risk on steroids”. While on R&R, I found a copy of A&A and took it back with me and needless to say, they were all hooked immediately. We still get together to play to this day.
––Great story. My Dad’s also a vet (WWII) and loves this great game, too!
Axis and Allies is a genetic addiction for me.
I can’t NOT play…
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Looks like there is no room in the military budget for an upgrade from classic.
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You were 20min from my house. I grew up in this area. The ship use to dock in a city called Cheboygan, were my wife is from, on the Black River.
I still live in the area to this day.