I went to my local Comic Book shops and Gaming Stores and watched for postings by fellow players interested in getting together to play. I found a group that meets regurally (1-2 times a month). It wouldnt hurt to post a few ads yourself looking for players. Best to meet at a public place like a Library. Libraries usually have meeting rooms that you can reserve to play. Our group meets at the Daniel Boone Library in Columbia, MO
Most new groups getting together usually play the new revised version of Axis & Allies…. but I’m sure a few will still be willing to play the older versions too.