Object of Axis and Allies: Battle of the Bulge


  • I won the Gencon D-day tournament and thus played the game (5 rounds) with Larry and the D-Day 2nd place finisher.

    I will write up more on the AH site in the near future.

    Squirecam


  • Forget the AH site! They don’t support Axis and Allies over there. They have done nothing to promote the new bulge game. I think they just want axis and allies to fail. If it ain’t some stupid kiddy game made by some drip that once worked on some hot selling fantasy card game, they are simply not interested. The entire employee roster is made up of post D & D yeahoos who have no concept of historical simulations. Only a small core remains guided by the original mark left by Larry Harris and his Axis and Allies concept. Those people will run AH into the gutter.Of course they will never admit that Axis and Allies is the only thing that is keeping the company afloat. Just look at what eagle games is going thru. Once they started to make non- historical games they are finding themselves in financial trouble.


  • I was chatting to a poster named Frog from another site. Here is some info:

    Are the german trucks the same m old as the Allied trucks? Yes, different colors.

    Does the new tanks really look that different? German yes, Allied are the same. and Me 109’s not Studkas.

    Where is the british pieces? Good question. I saw them in the box but we never used them. We only played three rounds and air force doesn’t come into use until till four, so maybe the British were comming in on round 4 or later.?? Don’t know really.

    How does the SS Panzers work ? We didn’t use them?

    Why are those white fences used for control instead of control markers? To symbolize the front. There are limitation of what you can do in a hex that borders an enemy hex. Movement for example. Behind your lines tanks, trucks, etc., have unlimited movement.

    Isnt it a chore to keep changing them as the germans move up? Maybe. I guess that is a opinion. You could probably get away with not using them. Like aircraft movement markers.

    What is the goal of the game? for Germany to collect 25 points before 8 rounds are played. Allies-stop them from getting 25 points in 8 turns.

    How do you decide to allocate loses? how is this ramdomized? Kind of hard to explain with out visuals. Casulaties are determined by what the dice rolls are. It takes two rolls (hits) to kill any unit. one hit marks a retreat. I could probably write a whole thread just on how to score hits and combat, it’s not anything like any other A&A combat system.


  • @Imperious:

    Forget the AH site! They don’t support Axis and Allies over there. They have done nothing to promote the new bulge game. I think they just want axis and allies to fail. If it ain’t some stupid kiddy game made by some drip that once worked on some hot selling fantasy card game, they are simply not interested. The entire employee roster is made up of post D & D yeahoos who have no concept of historical simulations. Only a small core remains guided by the original mark left by Larry Harris and his Axis and Allies concept. Those people will run AH into the gutter.Of course they will never admit that Axis and Allies is the only thing that is keeping the company afloat. Just look at what eagle games is going thru. Once they started to make non- historical games they are finding themselves in financial trouble.

    Not a big fan of Mr. Garfield IL?

    Also I wouldn’t panic on the no promotion for Battle of the Bulge. I’m sure the marketing experts think it is a bit early. Release is still three months away and the artwork isn’t final yet so to me it seems a bit early to say they aren’t promoting it. If by say the end of the first week of October there is no news on the AH site then I will join with you and say they aren’t promoting it.

    They are promoting the A&A minis game. Tons of stuff on that over at the AH site. But then that is “collectible.” As compared to selling one $45 dollar set every two years. Hundreds of dollars every what 4 months or so?


  • @Imperious:

    Why are those white fences used for control instead of control markers? To symbolize the front. There are limitation of what you can do in a hex that borders an enemy hex. Movement for example. Behind your lines tanks, trucks, etc., have unlimited movement.

    Isnt it a chore to keep changing them as the germans move up? Maybe. I guess that is a opinion. You could probably get away with not using them. Like aircraft movement markers.

    Those will probably be easily not used after a game or two. Or even somewhere during your first game. At least for players who can keep “adjacent to an enemy hex” straight.


  • Yeah, I agree. The marker is probablly superfolous, but it does look neat IMO.


  • Remember they did a major write up on revised. IT had at least a 4 month window of little sections each building up to the release. Some of their games were at least even addressed in some respect long before a 3.5 month window.

    And no i don’t like the very fact that they hired Garfield to produce a game… based on his past. He should have had to “sell” his rocketville concept first BEFORE AH had anything to do with him. Companies should be buying good game ideas and not personalities. Whats the point of hiring Steven Speilberg if his idea is to say remake a party poker commercial into a movie. That would suck for an idea. Its like hiring J- LO to “act” just after her record selling album. Because he was sucessful at one game does not make a track record to base your companies future income on. The chicken came before the egg at Avalon Hill. Things like that happen when your wearing fantasy game blinders. Situations like that remind me of Stalingrad a debacle of another sort.


  • I hadn’t realized that the build up for Revised had started so soon. I don’t remember it being very long with D-Day. I am getting eager for some more info though. It seems like everything I hear just makes me ask more questions. With the cat being out of the bag after Gen Con we should be getting some additional “official” word.


  • Yes, I agree. For what they had it was VERY limited at GenCon. I would have liked it if they had it set up under glass where I could take pics at least. When it was not being demoed all they had was one empty table in their entire setup (which is huge). It’s obvious they did not want to take anything from the new big splash Dream Blade. Other than that, my buddies where annoyed with how little they had of other products like Hero Scape for instance. I have it for the kids to play with, but I would not go out of my way to get it early. Still, when they showed up with 4 copies of the new set, that was abit annoying. Can you imagine being one of the hundreds of guys that lined up to get new stuff only to find out only the first 4 got ANY?! WizKids (a company I hate) did a better job of meeting demand. At least they did not send away near as many annoyed people. Annoying people at a publicity opportunity should be avoided IMO. They did have a ton of swag though. I could not be much happier with that. Free figs and pins etc for every demo. I had no interest in Dreamblade, but a free TShirt for everyone that demoed is nice. This on top of the dice roll for freebies after you complete at least 2 demos. Yeah, pretty sweet swag.


  • relax guys, these are professionals, they know what they’re doing, for sure.  :lol:

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