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Does a Rules Differences Summary exist?



  • I have been playing Global 1940 a lot recently and recently purchased the new Anniversary Edition.  Is there a document on the website (or any other website) that summarizes the differences between the different versions of the “main” A&A game?  I’d love to NOT have to scour the entire new rule book just looking for the differences.

    Thanks in advance!


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    There’s a page over here on the subject – but its accuracy has been questioned on this forum, so use with caution.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Axis_%26_Allies_games



  • There are no differences in the rules themselves.
    The only differences are in the wording…to provide better clarity and understanding of the rules.



  • @Bob77:

    There are no differences in the rules themselves.
    The only differences are in the wording…to provide better clarity and understanding of the rules.

    This is a joke, right?


  • 2017 2016 2015

    more like a misunderstanding. Bob seems pretty cool



  • Oops. I guess i wasnt paying enough attention. I know what you wrote, but in my mind, i read difference between anniversary and the new edition of anniversary. Forgive my lapse.
    On that note…read the new rule book…a lot.
    The differences are many. The over all game is the same, but there are nuances between each release.


  • 2017 2016

    Do they change the SBR optional rule to fit with second edition or G40 procedure?

    Dogfight, then AA roll?

    Instead of original AA50 optional: AA roll, then dogfight.


  • 2017 2016

    It seems this optional rule is not part of the new rulebook.
    Also, it seems that Subs cannot block unescorted TPs doing an amphibious assault.



  • @Baron:

    It seems this optional rule is not part of the new rulebook.
    Also, it seems that Subs cannot block unescorted TPs doing an amphibious assault.

    Any other changes between the 2017 release and the original?

    Edit:
    I don’t think submarines ever could attack unescorted transports on the opponents turn.  I’m pretty sure the “on station” rule was introduced in Pacific 1940.
    As for the escorts, that originally appeared in the FAQ.  If WotC bothers to repost that document the optional rules will no doubt be included too.

    2nd Edit:
    Apparently the new rules include the FAQ and errata.  So maybe the escorts are being left out on purpose?

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

    Rules now include errata and FAQ (Avalon Hill/Wizards worked closely with Larry Harris on this)


  • 2017 2016

    Edit:
    I don’t think submarines ever could attack unescorted transports on the opponents turn.  I’m pretty sure the “on station” rule was introduced in Pacific 1940.
    As for the escorts, that originally appeared in the FAQ.  If WotC bothers to repost that document the optional rules will no doubt be included too.

    In first Edition of G40 and Spring 1942, Submarine cannot control SZ and cannot stop lonely transports from doing an amphibious assault.

    In G40 Second Edition and 1942.2, Submarine blocks an unescorted TP from making an amphibious assault.

    AA50 seems to apply the first edition rules.



  • Did Spring 1942 introduce defenseless transports?



  • @calvinhobbesliker:

    Did Spring 1942 introduce defenseless transports?

    AA50

    Spring 1942 was basically A&A Revised played with AA50 rules.  1 or 2 Battleships and/or Destroyers were changed to the new Cruiser piece, but otherwise the set up was identical.


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