Next axis and allies

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by Imperator » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:02 pm

The American Civil War would be a great topic for Larry to design a big box axis and allies game around. Larry excels at broad brush games with cool miniatures and that topic would be perfect for that kind of treatment. There really are not many good ACW games out there and the good ones are all grognard games, not beer and pretzels play in an afternoon like A&A.

Various eras of ancient Rome are also great ideas.

@ IL - I love that book; I spent many hours of my childhood staring at those paintings.

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by Flashman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:19 pm

A generic map of the Mediterranean (with perhaps an eastern expansion to India) can be used for any scenario from Alexander to Attila.

Six identical Romans shouldering each other around the coastline is fine for a quick blast, but use the components for a much wider game system.

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by Flashman » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:27 pm

Race to Berlin 1945

The Western Allies vs the USSR.

WA control eastern Germans; USSR player controls western Germans.

Would need US units in Blue for late war French.

Could just start as early as D-Day.

Winner is decided on German tts controlled when Berlin falls.

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by Flashman » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:51 am

A Game of Thrones.

There is a strategic level war game to be made of this; not the Diplomacy variant from FF.

Would need a dynastic phase similar to the one I've proposed for the new COTE.

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by Dr. Shades » Sun May 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Flashman wrote:WA control eastern Germans; USSR player controls western Germans.
Shouldn't it be the other way around?

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by LyrandisX » Mon May 26, 2014 12:53 am

Unique and original WWIII Scenario

Story: The year is 2034, after a series of campaigns in Africa and the Middle East, the United States collapsed economically and politically, due to overspending their military and civil unrest had arisen thanks to the leadership of their Government. After successfully annexing Eastern Ukraine, Crimea, and Belarus, the Russian Federation formed an alliance with Congo, India, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and Greece. Russia also established puppet states in Iraq and Afghanistan.

China has become an economic powerhouse prior in 2027, however the collapse of the United States has left many of it's people jobless, causing the country to be left in a state of disarray. In response, the Chinese had annexed Mongolia and Taiwan,
causing relations to spiral between China and the West to deteriorate.

Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy have found the sudden rush in dominance of the Russian Federation to be highly dangerous, forcing themselves into an alliance (NATO dissolved after the USA ceased to exist), along with this, they have had negotiations with the Japanese government to provide an alternate route to eastern Russia, however the Japanese refused, thus Europe found itself alone.

The lands of the former United States had been annexed by many countries, the Russians had taken Alaska and Western United States, Canada taking the North, the European Union members splitting up the eastern states, and Mexico taking the South. Much of the equipment had been destroyed however, as a final desperate bid of the US government before it disappeared.

North Korea attempted a war in South Korea, the Russians were their ally, but despite this, the Chinese intervened and defeat North Korea, annexing it, to prevent China's sphere of influence from collapsing. Congo joined Russia's alliance in an attempt to gain supplies and resources, and provide itself as the dominant power in Africa, to overtake Egypt and South Africa's positions. Greece joined in contempt to Germany and the Western European nations. In 2029, Argentina and Brazil had gone to war, while Argentina was victorious, it's economy was severely damaged, and it joined Russia's alliance to gain security in South America. India's relationship with Russia, along with the promise of an invasion of Pakistan, provided India great reasons to join the alliance. Saudi Arabia, for the promise of the annihilation of Israel.

Finally, we again head to 2034, war has broken out when Russia invaded Western Ukraine, prompting Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy to declare war, following suite, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Romania joined the European Alliance. Russia had begun an invasion of Pakistan along with India, and also one of Iran. The Japanese government will find it impossible to avoid war forever, and China finds the Russian threat much the same. This is war, and it's up to you to define history forever. You won't change history, you will make it.

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Re: Next axis and allies

Post by oztea » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:04 am

That portrayal of WWIII is....interesting....to say the least.

I had a slightly alternative idea for a WWIII game, set post nuclear war. Set much closer to the year 2500. Distant history tells that the US, EU, Russia, and China bled each other dry in a fight to the death in the middle east over the last few drops of oil, and nuked each other to dust. The northern hemisphere has been largely uninhabitable for the last 300 years. New powers have arisen in South America, Africa, and Australia, and these powers have endured a technological dark age and have been left stunted with technology equivalent to the 1950s. War between these powers seems inevitable. Scraps of technology and information still remain in the irradiated wastes of the northern hemisphere, protected by bandits and tribes. Some of these powers can be bribed into your allegiance. Granting you access to the ashes of the once great cities of mankind, which your scientists can scour for technology to gain an edge over your opponents.

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