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The Return of Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    I just published everything we know, so far, about the new Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition release:

    http://www.axisandallies.org/p/return-axis-allies-anniversary-edition/

    I also have a copy of the rulebook. I have been asked not to share it but I can answer any questions you might have. I’ll probably get out my copy and do a page-by-page comparison.

    Pre-order on Amazon (and help support the site): http://amzn.to/2g6qDVO

    Enjoy!

    axis-allies-anniversary-4.jpg


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Nice!

    Such a great game.  The best one of all OOB.


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    People will be most interested in the new 4 sculpts. First show this and the map changes.



  • djensen - Do you know if the German pieces are grey as noted on the article you’ve provided or are they black just like the pictures show?


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Did somebody move this or did I just post it in the wrong spot?


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    @Imperious:

    People will be most interested in the new 4 sculpts. First show this and the map changes.

    The sculpts are not exactly “new.” They had to re-use some of the models from Axis & Allies 1942 SE because they couldn’t get the original ones made. I’ll find out which units were affected.



  • @djensen:

    Did somebody move this or did I just post it in the wrong spot?

    So you had to move your own thread… LOL.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @djensen:

    The sculpts are not exactly “new.” They had to re-use some of the models from Axis & Allies 1942 SE because they couldn’t get the original ones made. I’ll find out which units were affected.

    Thanks for this information.  It sounds as if WotC’s reference to four new sculpts means “new to the Anniversary game” rather than “new to the Axis and Allies board-game line,” which is certainly a plausible scenario.  It’s actually even more plausible than a scenario which would have involved the introduction of new sculpts that we’ve not seen in either Global 1940.2 or A&A 1941.  My guess is that one of the affected sculpts is the Italian tank, which was a Carro Armato M14/41 in Anniversary (the only game in which it ever appeared) but was an M15/42 in Europe 1940.1 and 1940.2.  The transom-sterned version of the German cruiser from Anniversary is likewise possibly getting bumped for the current cruiser-sterned version, though if I’m not mistaken it appeared in another game beside Anniversary.


  • Official Answers

    @Imperious:

    First show this and the map changes.

    The only changes to the map were the removal of the Japanese emblems from Kiangsu and Manchuria.  These will be represented by the placement of control markers in the setup.


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    ok



  • @Krieghund:

    @Imperious:

    First show this and the map changes.

    The only changes to the map were the removal of the Japanese emblems from Kiangsu and Manchuria.  These will be represented by the placement of control markers in the setup.

    Smart


  • 2019 2017 2016

    Have the AA Gun and air raid (i.e. air battle preceding strat bombing) rules been updated?


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    @simon33:

    Have the AA Gun and air raid (i.e. air battle preceding strat bombing) rules been updated?

    I’ll look but I doubt it. I also kinda wish they incorporated that into Anniversary.


  • 2017 2016

    Both G40 2nd Edition or 1942.2 Air raid rules are better to incentive such action.

    This can easily be rewritten in the revised rulebook, since Air raid rule were not included in the OOB rulebook.

    However, adding AAA sculpts in set-up and changing AAA and IC combat values seems a much longer process, probably too costly for a re-edition.


  • 2018 2017

    I had this on preorder, but I’m thinking about cancelling it since I have the original and the “new” sculpts seem to all be 1940/42SE retreads.  I am also assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that one of the old sculpts they could not reproduce was the Italian tanks?

    I suppose I’ll save the $75 and put it toward War Room.



  • There is a rare German cruiser sculpt out there but I don’t know where it’s from, I only have 4 of them which makes me think it’s from my old anniversary edition (my pieces are all thrown together unfortunately), if it is from AE… I hope they don’t change them, they looked really cool IMO.



  • Your “rare” cruiser is from the 1941 edition.


  • 2018 2017

    @reloader-1:

    Your “rare” cruiser is from the 1941 edition.

    Assuming you mean the entry level AA1941, there are no cruisers in that game. Unless you meant a different game?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @reloader-1:

    Your “rare” cruiser is from the 1941 edition.

    There are no cruisers in the 1941 game.  YG is referring to the early version of the Hipper-class cruiser sculpt, which had a transom stern (meaning a square back part).  It first appeared in Anniversary, and I think it was also used in Europe 1940.1.  The later version of the German cruiser sculpt has a cruiser stern (meaning a pointy back part).  My theory is that the sculpt was redesigned to avoid confusion with destroyers, since most A&A destroyers have transom sterns.



  • @Dajokr:

    @reloader-1:

    Your “rare” cruiser is from the 1941 edition.

    Assuming you mean the entry level AA1941, there are no cruisers in that game. Unless you meant a different game?

    I stand corrected - for some reason I read “destroyer” instead of “cruiser”.



  • @CWO:

    @reloader-1:

    Your “rare” cruiser is from the 1941 edition.

    There are no cruisers in the 1941 game.  YG is referring to the early version of the Hipper-class cruiser sculpt, which had a transom stern (meaning a square back part).  It first appeared in Anniversary, and I think it was also used in Europe 1940.1.  The later version of the German cruiser sculpt has a cruiser stern (meaning a pointy back part).  My theory is that the sculpt was redesigned to avoid confusion with destroyers, since most A&A destroyers have transom sterns.

    Yes, the German cruiser I’m referring to has a square back stern, however, I personally never got them confused with destroyers because of their bow shaped width. The only reason why I would question your theory about why they changed those German cruisers, is because the later ANZAC cruiser vs destroyer sculpts causes the same confusion they maybe tried to avoid earlier.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @Young:

    @CWO:

    @reloader-1:

    Your “rare” cruiser is from the 1941 edition.

    There are no cruisers in the 1941 game.  YG is referring to the early version of the Hipper-class cruiser sculpt, which had a transom stern (meaning a square back part).  It first appeared in Anniversary, and I think it was also used in Europe 1940.1.  The later version of the German cruiser sculpt has a cruiser stern (meaning a pointy back part).  My theory is that the sculpt was redesigned to avoid confusion with destroyers, since most A&A destroyers have transom sterns.

    Yes, the German cruiser I’m referring to has a square back stern, however, I personally never got them confused with destroyers because of their bow shaped width. The only reason why I would question your theory about why they changed those German cruisers, is because the later ANZAC cruiser vs destroyer sculpts causes the same confusion they maybe tried to avoid earlier.

    Don’t forget the confusion between the French destroyer and cruiser. They will be gone early in the game, but the both have the square stern.

    For me personally I hope all the sculpts are exactly the same as 1940.2 Just for the sake of mix and match.



  • I am hoping for gray German pieces just like noted on the article.



  • I spoke with Larry Harris about the new anniversary edition and he said that he was unaware of any changes except for the some broken rules that he talked WOTC into fixing them before re-releasing the game. They would hopefully have to change a few things to entice us to re-buy this game or buy it for the first time. Only the future will tell? It was and still is a great game!



  • Anybody heard an exact release date on this yet?
    My Amazon pre-order now has delivery between Nov. 7th and Nov. 11th. Pushed back a week or so.

    Thanks for any additional info.


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