World War 2 Axis and Allies on the 1914 Board?


  • When you’re stuck at home in quarantine and you have nothing that you need to do, sometimes the craziest ideas will cross your mind:IMG_20200508_173034_hdr.jpgIMG_20200508_173932_hdr.jpg IMG_20200508_173959_hdr.jpg IMG_20200508_174031_hdr.jpg IMG_20200508_174049_burst_01.jpg IMG_20200508_174015_hdr.jpg
    This is something I’ve actually been toying with for a while: a 1939 or 1937 game played on the 1914 board. It’s been a great deal of fun, but I usually find myself exploring alternate history rather than creating a game that is actually balanced with streamlined rules.

    Have you ever experimented with playing a World War 2 era game on 1914 with the rules and units from 1940? Making a good setup has been difficult, and some places like Russia just aren’t ideal, but I’ve seen a lot of potential with making an early war scenario like this with many playable little nations. OH, and a well-defended France as well. 😉

    Have I just gone crazy, or is this an interesting idea?

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    Chaos in the Balkans:
    Hungary and Romania are at war, Germany has annexed Austria, Yugoslavia suffered an unfortunate die role and has been forced to disintegrate into a Pro-Fascist Croatian state and a smaller Serbia. Italy managed to seize Albania without loss, and Czechoslovakia is reinforcing its border with the Nazis.
    The UK has pledged to declare war on any power invading Greece.
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    Swedish Disaster:
    The Swedes attempted to peacefully take over Norway to prevent any major nations from entering Scandinavia, but the plan backfired. Not only did another unfortunate die role cause the Norwegians to resist, but the German and British players were offended by the assault, and Germany turned a blind eye to a British force that liberated the Norwegians and devastated Sweden’s hopes of a powerful, neutral, United Scandinavian state.
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    Spain in Flames:
    The civil war rages on in Spain, just as a deadly naval encounter ended in mutual annihilation for the Nationalists and Republicans. The free world does not want a Fascist Spain, and the U.S. Player has sent generous air aid to the Republicans. With Franco’s Army of Africa having headed for the mainland, I, as France, took advantage and seized their Moroccan colony. Unfortunately, I earned a -1 diplomacy points for this “aggressive” act.

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