Background to Axis and Allies music



  • Hey All,  I’ve put together a youtube playlist to be used as a background to playing Axis & Allies.  It’s geared towards playing 1940 Global, but might work for any of the games encompassing the Europe and Pacific Theaters if you skip past the first two French clips.  I haven’t been able to play test it yet but you can all feel free to use it.  Most of all, just enjoy, but if you can, please let me know how it went: for instance, what did you like, what didn’t you like, etc.  It’s a mix of World War 2 era newsreels, radio programs, and battle scenes from modern movies/shows about World War 2.  My impression from how it is now is that the national anthems and Newsreels are my favorites, followed by modern movies, and I’m concerned that some of the foreign newsreels might be a bit lengthy considering you can’t understand what they’re saying.  Maybe when playing the game though, it might be different because you don’t have to listen to what they’re saying, but it would add to the character and get the player of the foreign nation in the mood (Japan/India/Russia/Germany/Italy).

    Here’s the link (hope this link works for you):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IvXo0W1YI&index=1&list=PLHdtjQ501JyXxuc-MWcyClKfa59Rc8HP7

    I also began putting together a Christmas Axis and Allies playlist.  I believe the pull of playing this game for many of us is that it’s an excuse for grown men to play army guys.  Around Christmas time is when I feel the largest pull to play this game, possibly because I remember playing and getting GI-Joe’s around this time.  It’s a bit early to use this with your friends, but if you want to get a glimpse and provide feedback on it, perhaps I can tailor it with your suggestions prior to Christmas:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyiOQaDQzoU&list=PLHdtjQ501JyX4TbHlIOfjfYjzD11CVhtQ

    Enjoy! Godere! наслаждаться! 楽しみます!


  • 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    Good idea - thanks for putting it together! I too have thought Axis and Allies is our way to play with army men again.


  • '14 Customizer

    Pink Floyd, Wall and Momentary Lapse of Reason.
    Roger Waters, Radio KAOS



  • This is cool.  We have always played in dead silence.  May have to try this next time.


  • '14 Customizer

    Sometimes we have the movie Pink Floyd the Wall playing or some WW2 documentary



  • @LincolnHawk:

    This is cool.  We have always played in dead silence.  May have to try this next time.

    Great, let me know how it goes.  I haven’t play tested it yet, but I’m definitely open to making tweaks (more of this, less of that).


  • '14

    simply awesome!! thank you!



  • I think Ray Harris’s A History of World War Two podcast works for a while. This is much less dry though. I love the podcast but I can only listen to monotone for so long.


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