Archive for May, 2006

Image: D-Day Preview 8 Stats Cards

Image: D-Day Preview 8 Stats Cards

| May 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 8

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 8

| May 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

The latest preview for Axis & Allies Miniatures: D-Day has arrived. This week we get a preview of a German Hero unit and also a Veteran German Infantry. The next preview will be the unit gallery.

Continue Reading

Russian Army

Russian Army

| May 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Russians are very interesting as a faction. They almost have at least one of everything; heavy medium and light tanks, artillery, cavalry, an assortment of infantry, and two commanders with great command abilities. About the only noticeable units they don’t have are AA and Machine-Gun teams.

Continue Reading

American Army

American Army

| May 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

The American army provides us with a wide variety of generally aggresively costed units; the M4A1 and Mustang are prime examples. Their army list provides a lot of units with interesting combat abilities;covering fire pinpointer, veteran crew, flamethrower, hard charger, etc. In fact with the Americans they often have so much that it’s hard to decide what to work with.

Continue Reading

Image: D-Day Preview 7 Stats Cards

Image: D-Day Preview 7 Stats Cards

| May 24, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 7

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 7

| May 24, 2006 | 0 Comments

Yet another great preview of the upcoming Axis & Allies Miniatures: D-DAy expansion is available at Avalon Hill. In this preview, we get the stats cards for the much anticipated obstacles.

Continue Reading

Image: D-Day Preview 6 Stats Cards

Image: D-Day Preview 6 Stats Cards

| May 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 6

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 6

| May 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Today, Avalon Hill published preview number 6 of Axis & Allies Miniatures: D-Day. The stats for the Marder II and the Somua S-35. We also get a preview of the new obstacle pieces that will be in the new set.

Continue Reading

British Army

British Army

| May 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

The British provide us with an interesting mix of units. Before 1944 most of their tanks are undergunned and fairly ineffective against infantry (the M3 Stuart being a notable exception). However, they have quite a few staple AI units, including the tournament-worthy Humber Scout Car. With their units the British seam to emphasize an infantry army supported by heavier tanks, though other forces will work quite well.

Continue Reading

Romanian Army

Romanian Army

| May 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Romanian Army thus far seems heavily prejudiced against enemy tanks, making them a slightly more effective minor nation in later war games. However they sacrifice a lot of anti-infantry capability for this.

Continue Reading

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 5

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 5

| May 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

Two D-Day Axis & Alles Miniatures previews in one week! Avalon Hill just release the stats cards for the Supermarine Spitfire and the Focke-Wulf 190A. We also get a preview of two new miniatures.

Continue Reading

Image: D-Day Preview 5 Stats Cards

Image: D-Day Preview 5 Stats Cards

| May 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

Chinese Army

Chinese Army

| May 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Nationalist Chinese are unfortunately very difficult to make an effective army with. They have almost no anti-tank capability, low overall firepower, and are very fragile. There’s little point of playing a game against late war armies, as a Tiger or similar heavy tank can simply wade through most of your units. Simply put a competitive Chinese army is nearly impossible to achieve.

Continue Reading

Italian Army

Italian Army

| May 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Italians have a handful of units to pick from, most having some fairly significant drawbacks. Their units are sufficient at killing enemy infantry, but only the Carro provides any significant AT support.

Continue Reading

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 4

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 4

| May 15, 2006 | 0 Comments

;Avalon Hill has released the latest preview of Axis & Allies Miniatures: D-Day a couple of days early this week. In this preview we get the stats card from the first "Hero" unit of the game.

Continue Reading

Image: D-Day Preview Stats Cars 4

Image: D-Day Preview Stats Cars 4

| May 15, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

Axis Strategy Guide for D-Day

Axis Strategy Guide for D-Day

| May 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

If you have played Axis and Allies D-Day before you probably suffered or gloried in an Axis Victory before due to first-time-played-syndrome. I lost horribly the first time I played as the Allies because I didn’t know how to structure my attack around the Fighter advantage. But after 2 or 3 plays the game play started to change; Allied Forces gained dominance of the “Cherbourg” Sector; Air Power was allocated properly; and Blockhouse threats were removed faster then a Grognard breaking out a counter sheet on Christmas Day.

Continue Reading

Image: A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 3

Image: A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 3

| May 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 3

A&A Miniatures: D-Day Preview 3

| May 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

This week’s preview of Axis & Allies Miniatures: D-Day is now up on the Avalon Hill website. This week’s stat cards are for the Russian SU-76M and the German Sandbagged Machine-Gun Team. This week we also also introduced to a new game mechanic: Heroes.

Continue Reading

French Army

French Army

| May 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

The French Army provides some interesting units, with some tanks that are very powerful in early war games, but quickly become obselete. Their infantry ranges from good to bad, and they have a decent commander. So far of the minor nations I’ve reviewed the French seem to be able to the best balanced army.

Continue Reading