@Imperious-Leader said in [1942.2] Is there a 1940 setup for 1942 game?:
Make one, just research it and make sure its balanced and gives players options. For example make sure nobody loses a critical unit to start the game.
And if they wants to play 1942 with a 1940 start date, but don’t have the skills and knowledge to make one for themselves, what the heck are they supposed to do? Telling a person with a broken car that they should just fix it themselves doesn’t help a non-mechanic any.
That said, I do know about the work someone else put into making a variant for 1942, Second Edition, that starts in 1939. I have no idea if it’s balanced or not but I rather think it’s not. I say this because this variant creator is more inclined for historical accuracy than play balance. All that said, you can find this variant on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1586459/axis-and-allies-1942-second-edition-1939-variant-s
I hope this helps. If you find it unbalanced, I would first try giving the weaker side to the stronger player. Handicapping, a la having faster runners were weighted shoes in a race.
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