Axis & Allies WWI 1914 Preview: Map, Units, & Components

| March 12, 2013 | 20 Comments
Axis & Allies 1914 Map

Axis & Allies 1914 Map

This preview of Axis & Allies WWI 1914 is all about the components of the game. We have included photos of the map, the trays for the pieces, national control markers, the chip in each of the four colors, the small dice, and all of the units. The map, pictured above, is 32.5″ x 32.25″ (82.6cm x 81.9cm).

In the photo below, you can see that all of the trays fit nicely into the box. It looks really nice when you first open the game.

Axis & Allies 1914 Box with Trays Closed

All of the trays fit nicely into the box.

Axis & Allies 1914 Box with Trays Open

Axis & Allies 1914 comes with tons of the same style chips as 1942 Second Edition with the Axis & Allies logo printed on each one. Using different colors for the Central Powers vs. the Allies is both important to the game and wonderful eye candy when viewing the game board.

Axis & Allies 1914 Chips, Dice, Markers

Chips, Dice, and Control Markers

A&A 1914 National Control Markers

Sheet of unpunched National Control Markers

The battle board definitely comes in handy when you’re getting started with this new set of rules. After about 8 hours of playing, you’ll probably only use it for the really large battles.

Axis & Allies 1914 Battle Board

Battle Board

Below is a photo of the bi-plane fights from each of the major powers.

Axis & Allies 1914 Bi-Plane Fighters

Bi-Plane Fighters

The photo below shows all of the non-infantry ground units.

Axis & Allies 1914 Tanks and Artillery

Tanks and Artillery

Just like fighters, tanks, and artillery, all of the naval units also have the same sculpts. An example of the naval units are provided below.

Axis & Allies Italy Naval Units

Italy Naval Units

The eight photos below are close-up shots of infantry from each of the Axis & Allies 1914 major powers. Infantry units are the same size as all previous versions of Axis & Allies.

Axis & Allies 1914 USA Infantry

USA Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 Austria-Hungary Infantry

Austria-Hungary Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 France Infantry

France Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 Italy Infantry

Italy Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 Ottoman Empire Infantry

Ottoman Empire Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 Russian Empire Infantry

Russian Empire Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 British Empire Infantry

British Empire Infantry

Axis & Allies 1914 Germany Infantry

Germany Infantry

To get an idea of the relative scale of the units, the photo below shows all of the different types of units for the Ottoman Empire.

Axis & Allies 1914 Ottoman Empire Units

Ottoman Empire Units


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David Jensen has been operating Axis and since 2000 and writing about Axis & Allies since 1997.

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  1. Archduke Von Awesome says:

    GAH! That US Infantry looks amazing! Also like the Russian infantry, I can tell the exact picture they’re modled after.

  2. Brien says:

    OMG can’t wait for next week.

  3. Juno says:

    Awesome photos! Looking at the battleboard the use of combined arms seems to be of more of an important strategy than past WW2 versions. Dogfighting for air supremacy seem to be vital to a winning strategy. I already have a new rule for fighters, if one of your fighters shoots down five enemy fighters he becomes an ace and rolls on (1 to 3) instead. Tanks defending @1, ouch!

  4. Archduke Von Awesome says:

    Juno: This is The Great War after all, the very reason the Germans never invested heavily in making their own tanks (stole many from the British however) is that they weren’t a defensive unit.

  5. Archduke Von Awesome says:

    But yes, I can see tanks becoming vital units in theaters with less Inf. reinforcments availible (Italy and the Middle East) while planes giving air superiority I can see becoming a big thing on the western front where zones will be crammed with as much units as possible. I don’t think falling behind in the ground count will justify building tons of fighters, but I can see 4 or 5 planes ending up the western front vying for superiority.

  6. Dr. Mauric says:

    Awesome preview! Great pictures.

  7. whitewolfmxc says:

    why no naval destroyers ? ><

  8. Count Jax says:

    Was Germany not an Empire?

  9. pake says:

    Thank you so much for all these updates!

  10. Tony says:

    This game left out the most important unit ever, the cavalry unit. Cavalry units should be added to move along side the tank units like halftracks were added in Europe 1940. Maybe we will see them added when another version comes out?

  11. Dennis Amelchenko says:

    I just have to say, the ipcs are way off

  12. Joshua says:

    Wasn’t Petrograd (St. Petersburg), not Moscow, the Russian capital during World War I?

  13. Eisenkeil says:

    Aside from thr great sculptures I am VERY disapointed that thr central powers tanks don’t look like the only german-built tank in WWI: the A7V

  14. Ron Yuhasz says:

    I just bought Axis and Allies 1914 and have not played it yet. It seems to be a good game but, I was disappointed to see there are only 15 new sculpts in the game. 8 different infantry, 1 for each country but all the other sculpts are the same for each country. In the advertising and even on the box, it is claimed there are 22 new sculpts in the game. I assume the Central Powers were supposed to have different sculpts for their Tanks, Planes, Artillery and ships. If that were the case, that would have made 22 new sculpts.

  15. Joshua says:

    What actual units are the 1914 sculpts based on?

  16. Joshua says:

    Belgium at that time had a specific arrangement with Britain, not France, for the protection of Belgian sovereignty.

  17. Joshua says:

    When Germany insisted on invading France through Belgium, that is what directly triggered British entry into the war.

  18. Richard says:

    Where are the calvary units?

  19. Brendan says:

    Where’s the cavalry?

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