Axis and Allies: Cold War Variant



  • Greetings! I created a Cold War scenario for Axis and Allies Global 1940 (2nd edition). It was inspired by the following setup:

    https://www.axisandallies.org/uploads/_imported_attachments/migrated/533681_AxisandAlliesColdWarVersion.pdf

    After playing it with friends and deciding we didn’t like some of the mechanisms of the game/the power balance, I created my own version which you can find below.

    AXIS AND ALLIES: COLD WAR

    Countries:

    NATO: USA, England, France, Spain, Australia, Canada, Republic of China/Japan/Korea, Italy
    COMMUNIST COUNTRIES AND ALLIES: USSR, China, Middle Eastern Countries

    Due to the number of countries, you will need to use forces/pieces from other games or come up with a system that works for you. Here is what pieces my friends and I used, as well as the turn order for this game:

    1. USA (USA pieces 1940)
    2. Soviet Union (Soviet Union pieces 1940)
    3. England (UK pieces 1940)
    4. China (Japan pieces 1940)
    5. France (France pieces 1940)
    6. Republic of China/Japan/Korea (China pieces 1940)
    7. Australia (ANZAC pieces 1940)
    8. Spain (Germany pieces 1984 First Edition)
    9. Middle Eastern Countries (Germany pieces 1940)
    10. Canada (Japan pieces 1984 First Edition)
    11. Italy (Italy pieces 1940)

    THE SITUATION:
    All of NATO is at war with China and the Middle Eastern Countries. The Soviet Union starts at war with no one, but may declare war on NATO at any time. The USA may not declare war on the Soviet Union. There will be a state of war between the USA and the Soviet Union only if the Soviet Union declares war on NATO. Other NATO countries may choose to declare war on the Soviet Union, but that will not bring the rest of NATO into war. The Soviet Union cannot declare war on individual NATO countries.

    HOW THE WAR IS WON:
    NATO wins by holding Moscow, Iraq, and Shanghai for a complete round of play. The Communist Countries win by holding 6 of the following cities for a complete round of play: Washington, Ottawa, Paris, Rome, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Calcutta, Manila, Honolulu, San Francisco.

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

    • Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland are currently under English and French protection. Any member of NATO may move freely through these countries. However, no NATO power (including England and France) may claim these territories or collect IPCs for them. However, a communist country may conquer the territories and collect their IPCs.
    • Sumatra, Java, Celebes, and Dutch New Guinea are currently under English protection. Any member of NATO may move freely through these territories. However, no NATO power (including England) may claim these territories or collect IPCs for them. However, a communist country may conquer the territories and collect their IPCs.
    • Republic of China/Korea/Japan may only purchase infantry, artillery, and fighters. However, they may place their units on any of their territories, and will not surrender their IPCs if they lose their territories. All Chinese territories conquered by NATO will become a part of ROC/K/J.

    SETUP:

    USA: (IPC 55)
    Eastern USA - 6 tanks, AAA, 6 infantry, 1 strategic bomber, 4 fighters, 1 mechanized infantry, major industrial complex, air base, port
    Central US - 2 tanks, AAA, 2 infantry, 2 tactical bombers, minor industrial complex, air base
    Greater Southern Germany - 2 tanks, AAA, 6 infantry, 4 fighters, 1 mechanized infantry
    Trans-Jordan - 1 tank, 4 infantry, 4 fighters
    Philippines - AAA, 2 infantry, 1 strategic bomber, 2 fighters, air base, port
    Caroline Islands - 1 infantry, 1 fighter, air base, port
    Japan (ROC/K/J territory) - 2 infantry, 1 tank, 2 fighters, 1 tactical bomber, 1 strategic bomber
    Korea (ROC/K/J territory) - 6 infantry, 3 artillery, 2 tanks, 4 mechanized infantry, 1 fighter
    Formosa (ROC/K/J territory) - 3 infantry, 1 tank
    Hawaiian Islands - AAA, 1 infantry, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Alaska - 1 infantry, 1 strategic bomber, 1 tactical bomber, 1 fighter
    Western US - 4 tanks, AAA, 4 infantry, 1 artillery, 2 mechanized infantry, minor industrial complex, port
    Sea zone 101 - 3 transports, 1 destroyer, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 fighter and 1 tactical bomber)
    Sea zone 102 - 2 destroyers, 1 aircraft carrier(with 2 fighters)
    Sea zone 90 - 2 destroyers, 1 submarine
    Sea zone 88 - 1 destroyer, 1 cruiser
    Sea zone 81 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 64 - 1 battleship, 1 destroyer
    Sea zone 35 - 1 transport, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 tactical bomber)
    Sea zone 33 - 1 cruiser, 1 submarine
    Sea zone 6 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 2 submarines, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 tactical bomber and 1 fighter)
    Sea zone 2 - 1 destroyer
    Sea zone 26 - 1 destroyer, 1 transport, 1 submarine
    Sea zone 10 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 transport, 1 aircraft carrier(with 2 fighters)
    Other territories occupied by USA: Palau Island, Marianas, Hainan, Marshall Islands, Guam, Wake Island, Midway, Johnston Island, Line Islands, Aleutian Islands, Mexico, Southeast Mexico, Greenland

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if the USA controls Trans-jordan
    • 5 IPCs if there are no enemy units in North America or enemy warships in spots adjacent
    • 3 IPCs if NATO controls Berlin

    Soviet Union: (IPC 58)
    Russia - 1 infantry, 6 tanks, 2 artillery, AAA, 3 fighters, 1 tactical bomber, 1 strategic bomber, major industrial complex, air base
    Amur - 6 infantry, AAA, 1 tank, 4 strategic bombers, 4 fighters, 1 tactical bomber, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Volgograd - 3 infantry, 2 tank, 1 artillery, AAA, 1 fighter, minor industrial complex
    Caucasus - 3 infantry, 1 tank, 1 artillery
    Ukraine - 4 infantry, AAA, port
    Western Ukraine - 3 mechanized infantry
    Novgorod - 5 infantry, 2 tanks, AAA, minor industrial complex, port
    Baltic States - 2 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry
    Poland - 5 infantry, 2 artillery, AAA, 1 tactical bomber, minor industrial complex
    Eastern Poland - 2 tanks, 1 mechanized infantry
    Germany - 6 infantry, 5 tanks, AAA, 1 fighter, 1 tactical bomber, major industrial complex, air base
    Slovakia Hungary - 3 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry
    Romania - 1 infantry
    Bulgaria - 2 infantry
    Yugoslavia - 2 infantry, 1 tank
    Albania - 1 infantry
    Ethiopia - 6 infantry, 2 artillery, 3 tanks, 1 tactical bomber, minor industrial complex
    Italian Somaliland - 2 infantry
    British Somaliland - 1 infantry, 1 artillery
    Venezuela - 2 infantry
    West Indies - 6 infantry, 1 artillery, 1 AAA, 1 tactical bomber, port
    Central America - 2 infantry
    Sea zone 89 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 115 - 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 127 - 1 submarine
    Sea zone 100 - 1 battleship, 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 76 - 1 cruiser, 1 submarine, 1 transport, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 tactical bomber)
    Sea zone 5 - 1 destroyer, 2 submarines, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 tactical bomber)
    Other territories occupied by the Soviet Union: Karelia, Vyborg, Belarus, Archangel, Bessarabia, Smolensk, Bryansk, Rostov, Nenetsia, Vologda, Tambov, Urals, Novosibirsk, Samara, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Timguska, Evenkiyskiy, Yenisey, Yakut SSR, Buryatia, Sakha, Siberia, Soviet Far East

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if Berlin is under Soviet control
    • 5 IPCs if the Black Sea is open to the Mediterranean
    • 3 IPCs per territory: Paris, London, Washington, and Rome

    England: (IPC 43)
    United Kingdom - 2 infantry, 2 tanks, 1 artillery, AAA, 1 fighter, 1 strategic bomber, major industrial complex, air base, port
    Scotland - 2 infantry, AAA
    Holland Belgium - 1 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry, 1 tank
    Denmark - 2 infantry, 1 tank
    Sweden - 2 infantry, 1 fighter
    Finland - 1 infantry
    Greece - 2 infantry, 1 artillery, port
    Turkey - 3 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry, 2 tanks, 1 tactical bomber, 1 strategic bomber, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Saudi Arabia - 2 infantry, 1 tank
    Union of South Africa - 3 infantry, AAA, minor industrial complex, port
    Belgian Congo - 2 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry, 1 artillery, 1 tank
    Tanganyika Territory - 2 infantry, 1 artillery
    West India - 2 infantry, 1 tank
    India - 6 infantry, 1 tank, 1 artillery, AAA, 1 fighter, 1 tactical bomber, 1 strategic bomber, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Burma - 2 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry
    Shan State - 1 infantry
    Malaya - 1 infantry, 1 artillery
    Borneo - 1 infantry
    Celebes - 1 infantry
    Java - 1 infantry
    Western Germany (France territory) - 2 infantry, 1 artillery
    Sea zone 109 - 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 110 - 1 cruiser
    Sea zone 99 - 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 71 - 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer
    Sea zone 39 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 fighter)
    Sea zone 37 - 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Other territories occupied by England: Iceland, Malta, Cyprus, Gold Coast, Nigeria, South West Africa, Rhodesia, Kenya, Gilbert Islands, Fiji, Samoa

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if England controls all original territories
    • 5 IPCs if Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland are all sovereign
    • 5 IPCs if Sumatra, Java, Celebes, and Dutch New Guinea are all sovereign
    • 3 IPCs if Berlin is held by NATO

    China: (IPC 27)
    Kiangsu - 11 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry, 3 tanks, AAA, 3 tactical bombers, major industrial complex, air base, port
    Manchuria - 4 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry, 1 artillery, 1 tactical bomber, 1 strategic bomber
    Jehol - 6 infantry, 2 mechanized infantry, 1 tank
    Shantung - 3 infantry, 2 artillery, 1 fighter
    Anhwe - 1 infantry, 1 tank, 1 artillery
    Kiangsi - 2 infantry
    Hunan - 2 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry, 1 artillery
    Kweichow - 1 infantry, 1 mechanized infantry
    Szechwan - 4 infantry, 1 artillery
    Sikang - 2 infantry, 1 tank
    Yunnan - 6 infantry, 1 artillery, 2 tanks
    Kwangsi - 3 infantry, 1 artillery
    Kwangtung - 6 infantry, 1 tank, AAA, 1 fighter, 1 tactical bomber, 1 strategic bomber, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Hopei - 4 infantry, 1 artillery
    Chahar - 1 infantry, 1 artillery
    Shensi - 1 infantry
    Tsinghai - 1 infantry
    Suiyuyan - 1 infantry
    Kansu - 1 infantry
    Sea zone 20 - 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 submarine, 2 transports
    Sea zone 19 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport, 1 submarine, 1 aircraft carrier(with 1 fighter)
    Sea zone 18 - 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 submarine

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if Korea is under communist control
    • 10 IPCs if China controls all original territories
    • 5 IPCs if India is under communist control

    France: (IPC 24)
    France - 6 infantry, 2 tanks, AAA, 1 fighter, 1 tactical bomber, major industrial complex
    Normandy Bordeaux - 1 infantry
    Southern France - 1 infantry, port
    Western Germany - 6 infantry, 1 tank, 1 artillery
    Denmark - 1 infantry
    Norway - 1 infantry
    French Central Africa - 2 infantry, 1 tank, 1 fighter, minor industrial complex
    Algeria - 1 infantry, 1 artillery, 1 tank
    French Indo China - 2 infantry, 1 artillery, 1 tank, 1 fighter
    Siam - 1 infantry
    Sea zone 93 - 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 36 - 1 destroyer, 1 submarine
    Other territories occupied by France: Morocco, Tunisia, French Central Africa, French Equatorial Africa, French Madagascar, French Guiana, New Hebrides

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if France controls all original territories
    • 5 IPCs if Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland are all sovereign

    The Republic of China/Japan/Korea: IPC 12
    Formosa - 2 infantry
    Japan - 1 infantry, air base
    Korea - 2 infantry
    Iwo Jima - 1 infantry

    Australia: IPC 10
    New South Wales - 1 infantry, 1 tank, 1 fighter, AAA, major industrial complex, air base
    Queensland - 1 infantry
    Sea zone 62 - 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Other territories occupied by Australia: New Zealand, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Solomon Islands, New Britain, New Guinea

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if India, the Philippines, and Korea are under NATO control

    Spain: (IPC 3)
    Spain - 2 infantry, 2 tanks, 1 fighter, minor industrial complex, air base
    Portugal - 1 infantry
    Gibraltar - 1 infantry, port
    Sea zone 91 - 1 transport, 1 submarine

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs when Spain controls all original territories
    • 5 IPCs when no enemy warships are in the Mediterranean

    Middle Eastern Countries: (IPC 9)
    Iraq - 7 infantry, 3 tanks, 1 artillery, AAA, 1 fighter, 1 tactical bomber, major industrial complex, air base
    Anglo Egyptian Sudan - 1 infantry
    Egypt - 3 infantry, 1 artillery, 1 fighter, 1 tank, air base, port
    Alexandria - 1 infantry, 1 tank, 1 fighter
    Tobruk - 1 infantry
    Libya - 1 infantry
    Syria - 2 infantry, 1 artillery
    Northwest Persia - 1 infantry
    Persia - 3 infantry, 1 strategic bomber
    Eastern Persia - 1 infantry, 1 artillery
    Afghanistan - 1 infantry, 1 tank
    Sea zone 98 - 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Sea zone 80 - 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 transport, 1 submarine

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if Israel is under Middle Eastern Countries’ control
    • 5 IPCs if Saudia Arabia is under Middle Eastern Countries’ control

    Canada: (IPC 7)
    Ontario - 1 infantry, 1 tank, 1 fighter, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Quebec - 2 infantry
    British Columbia - 1 infantry
    Sea zone 1 - 1 submarine
    Sea zone 120 - 1 transport
    Other territories occupied by Canada - New Brunswick Nova Scotia, Newfoundland Labrador, Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba, Yukon Territory, British Columbia

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if there are no enemy units in North America or enemy warships in spots adjacent

    Italy: (IPC 7)
    Northern Italy - 6 infantry, 1 tank, AAA
    Southern Italy - 3 infantry, 1 tank, 1 artillery, AAA, 1 fighter, minor industrial complex, air base, port
    Sea zone 95 - 1 destroyer, 1 transport
    Other territories occupied by Italy: Sardinia, Sicily

    Bonuses:

    • 5 IPCs if all territories adjacent to Northern Italy are under NATO control

    And that’s the game! I hope some of you can try and enjoy it. Please let me know what you think! 🙂



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  • @jostermann Wow, this is really good. However, I think there was a lot of minutiae to it that this game does not cover which is exactly why I’m working on creating a whole new version of Axis and Allies. Axis and Allies: 1955. I’m assembling a team to help make it and would love if you joined


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  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13

    @GEN-MANSTEIN said in Axis and Allies: Cold War Variant:

    Working on a map for this game. Milkmen printed up map so he can finish his setup and rules and play test. Map will be updated per his tests.

    axis_alies_COLD WAR update.jpg



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