More exciting news in the world of Axis & Allies games. Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have released a sales solicitation flyer announcing Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition. This will be the replacement for the edition formerly known as Axis & Allies Spring 1942. Some of the key differences will be a larger map, new miniature sculpts, a new unit (the antiaircraft artillery), and an MSRP of $65 USD.

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Here are the details from the sales solicitation flyer.

1942 Second Edition

Product Release Date: July 27, 2012
Preorder Starting May 14, 2012
Change the Course of History in Just a Few Short Hours!

Key Selling Points

Awesome Axis & Allies® Experience
This game builds upon the success of the first edition of 1942 and makes several improvements for an even more enjoyable multi-player game.

Expanded Game Board
The game board has been expanded to 40” x 26” in order to facilitate an enhanced play experience.

New Miniature Sculpts
There are 5 new sculpts in the game including UK artillery, submarine & destroyer units; German artillery; and a Russian submarine. There’s even an all-new combat unit: the Antiaircraft Artillery!

Game Overview

It’s spring 1942, and the world is at war. Five major powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against the great alliance of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States.

Designed for 2–5 players, the game is set in 1942 – the historical high-water mark of Axis expansion. Controlling one of the Axis or Allied powers, players will command both their country’s military forces and its war-time economy, with the chance to plan attacks, marshal forces into embattled territories, and resolve conflicts. Victory will go to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and liberates or occupies the greatest cities of the world. Change the course of history in a few short hours!

Game Components

  • Game Board
  • One 24-Page Rulebook
  • Six Dice
  • 410 Military Unit Pieces
  • 80 Plastic Chips
  • 2 Parts Sheets

The flyer with the details for Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition appeared on the Wizards of the Coast Retailer page, as of writing, April 20, 2012. If the PDF is not longer available, then you can download it here.