I’ve been toying with the idea of making a brand new A&A style game from the ground up for a couple months. The idea comes from countless hours spent on Global War '36 v2 and v3 (amazing games) and G40. There were quite a few rules and mechanics I ended up changing and added a few house rules, and it got to the point where I could make an entire new game.
The main mechanical changes would be a complete reconstruction of combat. Organization of units into divisions and regiments, wings and squadrons, and task forces and fleets. Start date being June of 1919, days before the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Redesigned and complex research tree with historically accurate developments. Addition of resources and construction requirements (food, water, steel, iron, etc.) Weather.
Lots of new developments I have been writing down…
First thing I need to figure out, though, is how to create the game boards. Yes, plural. One master board where divisions and fleets can be organized and big picture strategy developed. Smaller, local boards (Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Russia, Mediterranean, Middle East, India/SE Asia, China/Japan, Pacific Ocean Islands) for tactical play on a regiment/brigade scale. Possibly smaller region/ city board for optional play through historical battles (Stalingrad, Battle of France, Invasion of Malay, etc.)
Point is, I need a program to design the boards and then print them out. Ideally I don’t want to buy Adobe, so something free to start with, but I’m open to ideas and spending a bit of cash.
The miniatures I was just going to buy off of HBG and original boxed games. It’s a bit pricey, but I don’t know any alternatives, but am always open to ideas.
Once the game is complete, I might try and market it as a boxed game and get it published, dunno! But I will try and keep this forum updated with progress and I am always open to design ideas and different perspectives. Let me know what you guys think!
It probably won’t be nearly as complex as The Battle for North Africa board game, but defiantly more than GW36 v3.