D-Day Run down

Axis & Allies D-Day begins as Operation Overlord, the invasion of German-held Normandy, is underway -- 130,000 soldiers of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States are poised to assault Fortress Europe. You and your fellow world powers control their fates.
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Cmdr Jennifer
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D-Day Run down

Post by Cmdr Jennifer » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:02 pm

Other than the fact the game has cards and a map that is not the whole world (as far as I can tell) what major differences am I going to find between Classic and D-Day?

My 9 year old (soon to be 10 as of the day after Christmas) loves the classic game and after talking to Larry via PM, he recommended D-Day. So I got that, but obviously, I cannot just open the box and pull the rules out!

Without getting into strategy (I want it to be a fresh game to even the playing field out some) what major differences are there between the two games? No pieces only?
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Re: D-Day Run down

Post by Krieghund » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:58 pm

There are many more differences between the two games than there are similarities. The best thing that you can do is forget that D-Day has "Axis & Allies" in the title and approach it as a completely different game.

The rules can be found here, and the FAQ here. Have fun. I'm sure your son will enjoy it!
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Re: D-Day Run down

Post by Cmdr Jennifer » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:45 pm

Uhm...okay. It still has the pretty models I hope!

Thanks for the FAQ (that I'll read ahead of time - I don't want the rules because that'll start predisposing my ideas...he does not get that benefit, he does not know he's getting the game!)
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