Hello! I am at best an Amateur Axis and Allies fanatic (1940 europe+pacific). I am here to float ideas and crowd source rule changes. Have any of you heard of the Game within a Game theory? You play one game, and within that game you play an additional game? That’s why I’m here. The tabletop miniature wargame known as Flames of War has been around for quite a while, and I would like to find a way to incorporate it into an Axis and Allies campaign. For those of you that may not know Flames of War, I Highly recommend you pursue some amount of research, because it is a splendid, as well as somewhat expensive, hobby/game. For those of you that Do know it, you will probably be of the most assistance to me, as I want to incorporate both games together. Have you ever played axis and allies and thought “Man, this battle would be so much more intense if I actually saw the armored columns duking it out, or if the infantry were Actually storming the beaches”? Well, my first time playing Axis and Allies, I thought the same. And at the time, I had never played Flames of War. However, upon discovery of the WW2 Miniature wargame, I had an epiphany. Now, the time has come for me to assemble a ‘rulebook’ that I can utilize to play “GameCeption”.
This is where all of you come in. I ask for any input you can provide, because this is an immense task to tackle. I particularly am trying to find a way to make the ‘points’ system in FOW transfer to the axis and allies board.
On a Very related note, FOW doesn’t have a naval combat system, just naval bombardments. I have accounted for this, and found another tabletop wargame, known as Victory at Sea, that is more of just a ruleset I located online. The game can use any size miniatures, however I found that the miniatures from axis and allies work quite well scale-wise. But, as I am a history buff when it comes to WW2, I use miniature ships purchased from GHQ models, and the ships are 1/2400’th scale and quite detailed.
Again, I ask for your assistance, as this game rule set has a completely different points value, and obviously it should be balanced. Searching google for Victory at Seas PDF rules, at 4Plebs, it will be openly available for your perusal.
Any ideas, I am open to all input folks. I love this game, and feel that “GameCeption” is something that should be shared with the world! If there is already a forum or topic for something of this nature, Do please let me know because I don’t want to rob anyone of their idea.
I wish all of you an excellent day, and happy WarGaming!