Archive for October, 2007

First Guadalcanal Article at Avalon Hill

First Guadalcanal Article at Avalon Hill

| October 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Avalon Hill recently published to their website their first article leading up to the upcoming release of Axis & Allies Guadalcanal. The article is titled Guadalcanal Designer’s Notes
A Guadalcanal Diary by Larry Harris
. As the intro the the article states the article itself are Larry’s designer notes, which are included in Appendix 3 in the Guadalcanal rule book. It’s a decent read so check it out. Also available on the AH website are the specs and marketing for Axis & Allies Guadalcanal.

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Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Preview 3: Combat and the Battle Box

Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Preview 3: Combat and the Battle Box

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

One of the new features of the Axis & Allies Guadalcanal game is the combat system and the battle box. This preview of the upcoming Guadalcanal game will cover how combat is resolved using the battle box. The box comes with the game pre-assembled and ready to use with the 12 dice included with the game. The back of the box (see photo with full story) contains a convenient reference chart with the attack power of each unit of the game.

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Image: Guadacanal Battle Box Close Up

Image: Guadacanal Battle Box Close Up

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadacanal Battle Box Results

Image: Guadacanal Battle Box Results

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadalcanal Battle Box Tray

Image: Guadalcanal Battle Box Tray

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadacanal Back of the Battle Box

Image: Guadacanal Back of the Battle Box

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadalcanal Battle Box

Image: Guadalcanal Battle Box

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Preview 2: Tokens, Markers, and Counters

Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Preview 2: Tokens, Markers, and Counters

| October 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

For today’s preview of Axis & Allies Guadalcanal, you will learn more about the marker and counter pieces that come with the game. The markers included are as follows: 2 island cards, 10 Japanese supply tokens, 10 US supply tokens, 1 first player marker, 2 point counters, 9 airtstrip markers, 6 doubled-sided control markers, 8 Axis advantage tokens, and 8 Allied advantage tokens. Finally, today’s preview will also outline the vicotry conditions of the game.

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Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Back

Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Back

| October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Front

Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Front

| October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Back

Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Back

| October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Front

Image: Guadacanal Game Counters Front

| October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadacanal Game in Progress Close-Up 2

Image: Guadacanal Game in Progress Close-Up 2

| October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadalcanal American Sea Pieces

Image: Guadalcanal American Sea Pieces

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadalcanal American Air and Land Pieces

Image: Guadalcanal American Air and Land Pieces

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadalcanal Japanese Sea Pieces

Image: Guadalcanal Japanese Sea Pieces

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Image: Guadalcanal Japanese Air and Land Pieces

Image: Guadalcanal Japanese Air and Land Pieces

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

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Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Preview 1: Units

Axis & Allies Guadalcanal Preview 1: Units

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Before the preview, I would like to thank the folks at Avalon Hill and Wizards for sending a review copy of Axis & Allies Guadacanal.

This first preview will be a series of images of the units included with the game. Future previews will give a peek at the rule book (3-4 pages), the map, and a review of the first few games played. After playing the game only once, I can tell you only that it maintains the spirit of the Axis & Allies WWII games while introducing new game mechanics to keep the game fresh. The box claims that game play is 2-3 hours. My first game took 3.5 hours.

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Image: Guadacanal Game in Progress Close-Up 1

Image: Guadacanal Game in Progress Close-Up 1

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

A close-up photo of an Axis & Allies Guadacanal game played on October 14, 2007 at Gator Games in San Mateo, California.

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