I hope you are all keeping well.
So, at the beginning of the lockdown in the UK I thought I would finally get around to my big Axis and Allies project but first a little bit of background.
I first came across and played this wonderful game when I was living in Edinburgh way back in 1996. I eventually bought the global edition in (I think) 2012. It’s difficult to play as much as I would like due to having three boys (one still quite young) and a busy job but I do try to squeeze in at least one game a year.
I have a core group of players including my brother, nephews, eldest son and brother in laws and we’ve all complained that the original board just feels to crammed, so I took the opportunity of lockdown to commence making the board bigger.
The idea for it has been in my head for about five years and involved an approximately 2 metre by 1.2 metre plywood (depth 10mm) being the base and then a thinner sheet of ply cut out into the relevant land masses and glued on tope. After painting etc the land my plan was and now definitely is to fill the sea zones with epoxy resin.
I’d been collecting bits and bobs for a few years in preparation for the job.
Now I know there will be some purists on here but the project also involved me adapting the board to better suite our needs and also embedding the modification to the rules that I have developed over the years.
A brief overview of the changes I will be doing:
Adding a couple of extra territories across Germany, Russia, Japan and Africa
New Tech tree/process
Developing new graphics (new battle board, IPC chart etc)
I will post details around all these things in the coming months but first the board.
It is not quite finished yet but I will post pictures of the different stages.