1942 2nd Ed. Games

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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1942 2nd Ed. Games

Post by GSmorey » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:24 pm

Ok, now that 2nd Ed. is out there, what is happening in your games? I know we don't have much time before GEN CON, but we are just curious how your games were playing out. :idea:

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Re: 1942 2nd Ed. Games

Post by Hobbes77 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:25 pm

I've played 5 so far, 4 as Allies, 1 as Axis, lost one as Axis.

The UK and US strategy (and the whole Allied one) are completely different from the previous edition due to the map and setup changes, while the Axis and specially Germany remain pretty much the same.
On my first game Germany tried Egypt on G1 and failed, UK sunk G Med fleet and the US pulled a KJF that prevented Japan from threatening India. Germany managed to attack Moscow but it failed (plenty of UK fighters there) and afterwards Axis quit.
Second game, Germany skipped Egypt on G1 and starts preparations for a Sea Lion (1 carrier and 1 IC for France), UK hit SZ37 and won, US went KJF. Afterwards Sea Lion failed (never tried actually) and Germany never managed to control Karelia, only contest it, while the UK/US removed Japan from Asia and the Pacific.
Third game, Egypt falls on G1, UK fails to retake it on UK1. US goes KGF. And the whole thing fails for the Allies. India held out pretty good, the UK managed to build an Atlantic fleet, but the Germans earned too much from Africa and the US messed up its Atlantic shuck-shuck (it's completely different now from before). Allies concede.
The last two games were pretty much of the same. One of the key initial battles is basically Egypt and meanwhile one key move is possibly for the Soviet fighter in Moscow to land there on R1 to prevent Germany from taking Egypt and allow for the UK to attack SZ37. Really depends on what strategy (KJF/KGF) the Allies want to play and when they want to reveal it to the Axis.

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