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RE: Any Classic Players Left Out There?
I’m pretty sure we were playing the 1986 version.
Thank-you for the reply!
Are there any errors in the rules i should know about. I am having a tough time accounting for UK’s 30 IPC and Japan’s 25 IPC at the start of the game, but I may have the IPC values off, I don’t have a board, and I have been squinting at jpgs of boards on the WWW.
Anglo-Egypt Sudan 1
Belgian Congo 1
Borneo Celebes 1
Caroline Islands 0
East Indies 2
Eastern Canada 3
Eastern Europe 3
Eastern United States 12
Evenki National Okrug 2
French Equitorial Africa 1
French Indo-China Burma 3
French West Africa 1
Italian East Africa 1
Kazakh SSR 2
Kenya Rhodesia 1
Midway Island 0
New Guinea 1
New Zealand 1
Solomon Islands 0
South Africa 2
Southern Europe 6
Soviet Far East 2
Syria Iraq 1
Ukrain SSR 3
United Kingdom 8
Wake Island 0
West Indies 1
Western Canada 1
Western Europe 6
Western United States 10
Yakut SSR 2
RE: Any Classic Players Left Out There?
I bought the MB game when it came out in the 1980’s. Loved it. The only thing that ever stopped a game was the “Robotech” anime - my friend’s kid brother flipped on the TV one day while we were playing, and this amazing new cartoon was running. We had to stop and watch…
Anyway, I attend a game night at the local Game Shop (Raven’s Nest in Marietta, GA), and we sort of rotate through games. Last session one of the guys asked if we would be interesting in A&A. I said “[explative deleted] Yes!”
He has the old MB edition (he is a game collector. He has a couple thousand games).
So I guess I am a Classic Player again.
RE: Setup sheets and stuff
…, and have been playing “AAA” on ye olde PC. Which AAA map best approximates MB “Classic”?
Are you talking about TripleA? In this case look for “World War II Classic”.
Yes, TripleA. Cool! I have been using the correct map.
For our game group I volunteered to play Japan, but I’m not overly picky. I think it’s time to raise the difficulty level on the TripleA AI. Last time I played as the Axis, Germany took Russia on the second turn. I think I’ll set it to “hard” and see how frustrated I get.
Setup sheets and stuff
I’m new to the forum. Started playing A&A when it came out from MB back in the late 1980’s. I gave my set away to a friend when I left for Army basic training.
My interest in the game was recently revived when a guy at the local game group asked if we would be interested in A&A. I said “YUP!”
I’ve been trying to piece everything back together, and have been playing “AAA” on ye olde PC. Which AAA map best approximates MB “Classic”?
OH YEAH… the whole point of this post…
How do I attach a .xls or .pdf file to a forum post in here?
What was I playing?
I’m new to the forum, and a bit confused as to which version of A&A i was playing back when I was a kid.
I bought A&A back in Jr High, in the mid 1980’s. It was published (at the time) by Milton Bradley games. My friends and I played on a lot of weekends - especially in the winter (in Michigan). I remember that there is nothing quite as satisfying as planting the Japanese flag in the Eastern US I just wish I could remember how I managed that trick…
I’m thinking I was playing 2nd Edition. The rule book looks about right, but it’s been … a couple of years, and I don’t have the game anymore. I gave it to a friend when I joined the Army. The map (as I recall) looked like the one attached.
What I am really looking for is the names and values of the territories. I whipped up the Setup Charts and Unit data in Excel, and would like to add the territories. A group of gamers at the local game shoppe have decided to start playing A&A fairly regularly, and I want to use the information to come up with some basic strategies and to help knock some of the rust off that part of my brain. Like me, the guy bringing the game to Game Night bought his copy back in the 1980’s and it is also MB games, so it makes sense to wrap my head around that version.
I also want to be sur I’m in the right part of the forum. There is a lot of information and knowledge in here, but I want to be certain I’m reading the right stuff and not confusing myself.