I live in Minnesota. I’ve been playing Axis & Allies ever since I was a teenager when there was only the Milton Bradley version. Still have it though it is in very rough shape. Over the years I’ve tried to purchase the updates, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Anniversary, Amerika, and War Room. I’d like to add Guadalcanal to my collection. I don’t play as frequently as I’d like.
I’ve noticed the various versions of A&A 1914 technology and would like to consolidate them. I’ve noticed that there is a lot of files and such in boardgame geek database. HBG (historical board gaming) has a lot of potential that I would like to pull into this forum. Then there is shapeways pieces.
I hope that there are future plans for campaign level games, Kurks, Stalingrad, Midway. I know HGB have a lot in the works, but besides Amerika things seem to have fallen short.
Well that me and my A&A experience and aspirations.
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@prop_nutt As Garg says many here play fellow forum members using free s/w. Let us know if you want any help with that.
The other comment I might make is that you have a mid - complexity A&A variant. Some of your friends might find it easier to start with the simplest / quickest variant - which is 1941 - and build from there. Of course forum colleagues who love the complex challenges of A&A can find 1941 overly simplistic and you might feel the same way. Personally I love all the variants!
New to the forum and a Novice to AA. I bought the original AA back in the 90’s and only played a couple of times with family members. The game was to complex for most of my friends so i never really played as much as i would have liked. Fast forward to last summer when i came across box with the original AA game from way back. Found a couple of buddies that showed some interest and played a couple of matches. My two boys (10 & 14) showed some interest so i planted the seed. My awesome wife purchased the Anniversary Edition and D-Day for my birthday last month so now my boys and I are really into it and I have friends coming over tomorrow to give it a go. This game is awesome.
Also a huge shoutout to this site and the people running and participating, the info contained here has helped renew my interest in the game.
Awesome : ) Finding people that wanted to play was always the biggest challenge and one that I failed at.
Should totally check out triplea. While not the same as ftf, you’ll like it. Or…well…probably will : )
@Valladares Hello there!
I’m so new, I have never used this particular software, and so my reply and intro seem merged into one post.
I’m CrazyIvan, and I don’t play anymore due to lack of time to meet up with all the guys I used to play with back in the day. I got my introduction to Classic back in the 1980’s, and have never played any other version of Axis & Allies, well, unless you count Original and second edition as being separate games. Without using the board and pieces, I have played a couple versions of the 1998 computer game, but that doesn’t want to play nicely with my windows 10 computer, so I right now cannot actually play at all.
I recently discovered a thing called YouTube, and will be posting videos there within the next month or so. Right now, as I start the learning process, I’m going to be looking for help and suggestions on what kind of webcam I need to be able to capture the entire board. Right now, the videos I have made are either clear - but only show a part of the game board, or show all or mostly all of the board, but the pieces are so small as to be hard to see, and the spaces are also too crowded to clearly show the action, so looking for suggestions on how to position the webcam, the lighting, the board, and get the perfect zoom in on the game board.
I don’t know anything about the newer versions of the game, and for right now am only interested in classic second edition games. I found some interesting content on youtube, and that is how I ended up here, and am looking forward to getting some playing time in, making a few videos, and playtesting some house rules, as well as multi-board games using the classic board and pieces. Currently, I have no way to setup/play even a two board game, let alone a 4 board version. Later on this month, I’ll try to at least setup a two board version, but the cameras I have now will not be able to show much other than how the boards connect.
Anyway, there was a fellow that issued an “Open Challenge” about a month ago, and I thought that I might as well try to get a game or three with him, if he has the time and interest.
@Intrepid Hello, and here’s hoping you have success in making your ideal “War Room”. Sounds like fun, and hope to see the end results posted here!
Hi Ivan and welcome to the boards. It may not be quite what you are looking for but triplea will allow you to play online.
I suggest the Gargantua link for getting started if interested.
Just ask if you have anyway questions
I am sorry but I am not going to be able to make it. Thank you anyway!
Hi, I am a new player and found this site after reading nearly all of the posts on AA50. I just posted the crazy strategy under the AA anniversary edition forum; am from the NY area/northern Jersey. The term traffic cop is from the movie Patton where Omar B says George would make a great traffic cop.
Anyhow my son bought me AA50 for my birthday and yes it looked like the boxes had been in kids’ room and jumped on. The Wizards guys were nice and sent me replacement boxes but was initially dismayed. My son and I played until we started losing sleep and overall decline in non AA aspects of life.
My son and I play with NO and with tech full bore out of box no bid. I play Allies and tend to lose more than win depending on turn one dice. But that is how I keep a pre teen coming back. A lucky roll or two and Allies are in business, otherwise my son is gleefully going Godzilla on me with Japanese and Germans toasting in Stalingrad.
So I like the AA50 version since the shuck is no longer a simplistic catch all solution. Sorry Don. I present a sloppy attempt at a generalized push mechanic in my post on that forum. As in the cost of infantry plus all the pro rata fleet overhead and time to get said infantry to a relevant front.
As a quick thought on strategy, my approach as Allies is to be fluid and take what I am given by Axis. As an outside observer and newb I see a lot of static solutions out there when you have to adapt real time and maybe pick one of several possible strategies, but it’s situational. See my post for more details ad nauseum. I always force myself to do something as US in both coasts and snag Solomons or Africa as a sidebar to torch or KJF. Doggone I love going Pacific heavy but I have also had entire fleets sent to the deep by my son. To make him mad I like to deadzone the whole PAC with subs. Then turn Alaska into a long range bomber platform. Tech is a good way to catch that evil Axis fiend…until Germany gets rockets.
I’ll stop rambling and wanted to ask, how good does one have to be to go to the annual conference? I play some on TripleA but worry I will get destroyed out there.
Always looking for players in New York metro area…
wouldn’t worry about the conference . Show up and kick ass : )
Thanks for the encouragement!
@dan-hamilton Hi Dan! Welcome. I’m also a newbie here, so good to see another fresh face.
I’m from Massachusetts (South Coast and Cape Cod Canal areas). I started playing A&A in the mid 80’s. Played like a maniac in the mid 90’s, and then only rare times for the rest of my life, usually with people who have never played.
I own original (two copies), Anniversary, and Global.
I have no one to play with. I watch YouTube videos and finally opened up Global and set up and started reading the rules.
I love the customizations in all of the videos so I just started my own customizations.
I’ve visited this site for many years but only recently signed up.
@dazedwit Welcome! I’m also new here, and glad to see another new member!
Welcome to the Boards : )
I know it’s not the same as Face to Face, but you can play online, if/when you don’t have an opponent, with triplea.
Here’s some info:
A&A super geek here. I’ve played A&A since I was 12 years and 2 days old, starting as Russia in Classic on Friday December 11th, 1998.
My 17 month younger brother is also an A&A-addict, and we were both blessed to have another ardent A&A-player and addict under the same roof for years, providing the easy access to hundreds and hundreds of games.
I own at least one copy of every A&A version ever published, including reprints and 2nd Editions. Wife shakes her head at my closet.
Global 1940 is my favourite, with Anniversary Edition as number 2. Classic and Old Europe are nostalgic favourites.
I’m originally from Kristiansand, Norway, but I’ve lived in Atlanta, GA of the glorious U.S. of A. since 2013.
I’m the facilitator for the MeetUp Group called Axis & Allies Atlanta, and we host a lot of tabletop games. We have several huge enthusiasts here that have dedicated entire spaces of their house to A&A, so we’ve fortunate to enjoy a lot of good gaming.
Looking forward to any game put out by Larry Harris. WarRoom should be awesome!
@djensen AdmrlScuttlebut here. First I want to apologize to Admiral Seabass for picking a user name so similar to his. I am a retired Navy CPO and when I chose this handle I didn’t know of any others using a similar moniker.
I funny thing happened on the way to the forum… I gave my first sets of A&A 1940 to a worthy cause to spread the joy of our hobby! Two brand new ones arrive thursday so I can continue my journey.
I just ordered a copy of the new French unit sets from Doug at Historical Boardgames. Thank you Doug for this wonderful set! Well back to the videos to learn how to play and absorb those strategy tips. Thanks to everyone that makes them!
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First time here…my name is Daniel and I’m from Wisconsin. I have fond memories playing Axis and Allies classic when I was a younger. I recently ordered the Anniversary edition and am looking to exchange ideas and minds with other WW2 history-loving gaming enthusiasts and war strategists. Recently I have played a lot of Hearts of Iron 3 (on PC) but I long for the nostalgia of playing A&A again. Nothing beats the excitement of playing a game in person with fellow history buffs. Hit me up if you’re in or around Kenosha, WI (SE corner of Wisconsin, between Milwaukee and Chicago) and are interested in playing. Would be nice to find others passionate about the game and history since my family isn’t as much as I am (I’m trying to get my nephew into it).
Have a great day and game on!
I’m Tobias from Germany.
I played my first A&A in the mid-90s and got re-introduced to the game in about 2011-2012 when a colleague invited to play the game. Playing Japan in the first game with no clue what to do I started to look out on the internet to find some strategies.
Boy, I would love to see how we all played this game back then. I guess we forgot to put the Chinese fighter on the board as well as the Naval base at the Philippines:D If I recall correctly I made some crazy excursions in J2 to Canada and fought for California for 1-2 turn while doing a J1 DOW LOL. I found a way for the J1 DOW in this forum and that is the way I got introduce to this community.
Later, I guess in 2012/2013 I learned about the tripleA online client and league play. At first, I played with a friend in the online live client before I found out about the option to play less stressful league games.
I played my first league game in 2013. Since then I participated in every season.
Next to 1-2 games 1941/1942 on a board game I have played G40 global online exclusively. Since last season, I play BM only, because I believe BM is a great addition that does not only make the game more balanced but also just a better game in general. Kudos to the creators of BM!
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Hello there, Andreas here from Sweden!
I use played original A&A as a kid growing up and have fond memories of the game. Was recently re-introduced this summer by @trulpen after buying G40 and having my first go in over 30 years. Since then we have done PBEM-games and I just started my first League match.
Doctor not just by name, but also by trade. Amateur historian and avid strategy gamer. If you want to have a go in a PBEM league-match or just friendly, feel free to PM me.
Hello everyone, I’m new to this forum, my name is José, I’m from Gran Canaria, I’ve been playing Axis Allied global with a friend for a short time and we like it very much. Greetings to all.
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Hello My name is Miguel Torres I’m a software developer from Lima Perú and I’ve just bought the Axis & Allies Revisted edition from the 20th Aniversary, I’m very happy to finally got this amazing game that only played very limited times, and I Wish as a first question if someone could give me some advices for beginners and tell me where I can see a detail of game contents? because I’ve bought my Axis & Allies as a second hand and made and inventory of the miniatures, the game is fully complete except for 3 submariners that are missing and I wish someone could tell me the exact amount of figures for each Country, Thank You very much…!!