Pray tell....

This is the new classic game of Axis & Allies. Designed for 2-5 players, the game is set in 1942 – the historical high-water mark of Axis expansion.
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by Larry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:39 pm

I used to play a scenario where only Japan and Great Britain were at war. They are of course both Island nations - I thought that might be interesting. I remember enjoying that a lot.

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Re: Pray tell....

Post by elbowsanchez » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:53 pm

It was an option with the Iron Blitz version; CDROM game. When will this generation get a new Axis & Allies IPhone game!!??

Perhaps after the Magic the Gathering phone app...
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by pellulo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:30 pm

British Empire vs. both Japan & Germany. Just having Japan lending her navy to Germany for use in Europe, dooms the British.

At best with her empire so stretched out the British Empire will see her possessions gobble up one by one by the Axis Powers. She could do a Fortress U.K., but, being one territory(not like the three spaces of lower 48 U.S.A.), it would only last if the Axis ignored it, and, satisfied themselves taking out the rest of the Empire.

Last stands by building a Industrial complex in Australia or India would buy some time, but, not much. The best the British can do is gather her forces and make the Axis pay hard for their winnings(especially if it comes down to a last stand via the U.K.). Thanks, Pellulo
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by pellulo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27 am

British Empire & U.S.S.R. vs. both Axis Powers.

Here if Russia takes back a space or two for a buffer zone from Germany, to buy time & also units for defense of its two factory complexes; maybe tweak the Japanese dragon a bit, it could bump up its economical worth (considering how much Germany is worth to U.S.S.R.. 40 to 24). Also whatever aid U.K. can send to Russia is needed badly via N.Africa & N.Europe, along with a Industrial complex in India to offset probably Japan's complex in S.E. Asia.

U.S.S.R. like Germany does not really need a navy, they have the British Empire & Japan for that, if the Allies survive the crucial first three rounds, it could be a roller coaster of a game, thanks, Pellulo
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by pellulo » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:36 am

U.S.S.R. vs. Germany, a tough one for the former as she is worth much less economically than Germany(in terms of air-power, armor, guns, and, sea power, all
outclass by German).

Maybe in a 1941 scenario, would it be Germany outclass by U.S.S.R., for 1942 either building up her Soviet defenses/doing a first strike, just delays the inevitable, thanks, Pellulo
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by pellulo » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:42 pm

U.S.S.R. vs. Japan(both sides are close in economical worth, but, Japan's possessions are spread out), here Japan's Navy takes a few turns to land transports in Europe, not feasible(a small landing task force will force the Soviets to leave a small force in Europe to deal with it). Quicker initial landings in Soviet Pacific Territories.

Once those initial landings are done in Asia, the transports become the most important ships(with DD) stripping the islands of troops to take to Asia. The Aircraft Carriers can strike where feasible.

Using her Industrial base in her home province where Moscow is, U.S.S.R. churns out tanks, and, men (mostly what will be a land war). Due to a large available land force, even with a tug of war on Eastern Asia, the Soviets will probably reign supreme. They will have to get Air superiority to safely build a fleet, plenty of cheap subs., maybe some ships via the Black Sea, and, finally a catastrophic invasion of Japan itself(or play it safe and pick away at the outer islands).

Of course if Japan holds onto eastern Asia, trading aircraft, until her transports & new industrial complex churns out men & tanks in S.E. Asia, she already has a good size fleet to maybe a couple turns up, to land somewhere troops/guns,tanks in the Black Sea region. Thanks, Pellulo
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by pellulo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:12 pm

U.S.S.R. vs. both Axis powers, decide who the Soviets hate the most, and, just keep on fighting them, ignore the other Axis power. Usually Japan will get to Moscow before the Germans(a Fortress Moscow does not last too long either), think short game, thanks, Pellulo
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Re: Pray tell....

Post by pellulo » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:26 pm

Using original/revised weapons development for Allies and Axis changes things a bit.
If you played a game where Axis just got the upgraded weapons, would be canceled by a game where the Allies only got the weapons(the same could be said any games of just two Allied powers squared off against both Axis powers) .

The best use would be when one of the Allies faces both Axis powers, or, when one of the Axis powers faces just two/all of the Allies powers. Of course when it comes to one to one, an exception for U.S.S.R. vs. Germany(the ability to buy infantry at an discount rate comes in handy for Russia). Thanks, Pellulo
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