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Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 4:20:54 PM   
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Let's dedicate this thread for discussion about board wargame Axis & Allies.

I've got question: when 1 infantry and 1 artillery take part in an attack, how many dices are rolled for the 2 when artillery is supporting infantry?

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 7:15:49 PM   
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Isn't there a new version out? I've been thinking about getting it to play with my 5-year old.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 7:58:09 PM   
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Axis and Allies revised was released a few years ago.

If 1 infantry and 1 artillary are attacking two dice are rolled,  both at 2 or less to hit. The artillary rolls one dice at 2 or less, and since the infantry is accompanied by the artillary it rolls at 2 or less instead of one or less.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 8:40:08 PM   
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If 1 infantry and 1 artillary are attacking two dice are rolled,  both at 2 or less to hit.

Thanks! Manual didn't make it clear enough.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 9:54:19 PM   
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quote:

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Axis and Allies revised was released a few years ago.

If 1 infantry and 1 artillary are attacking two dice are rolled,  both at 2 or less to hit. The artillary rolls one dice at 2 or less, and since the infantry is accompanied by the artillary it rolls at 2 or less instead of one or less.


There's an even newer one just out: Axis & Allies Aniversary Edition. Over 600 units and super large board. Check it out at Hasbro's site.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 9:57:08 PM   
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No kidding,...I'll have to look into it. Thanks.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 10:50:57 PM   
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I've played Risk and didn't care for it, but often wondered...what's the difference between Axis & Allies and Risk?

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 10:55:13 PM   
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I think Axis and Allies has more complexity and depth.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 11:07:19 PM   
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Axis and Allies is WW2 (obviously). Instead of just infantry (RISK) there are infantry, artillery, tanks, fighters, bombers, subs, destroyers, cruisers, carriers, battleships and transports.
Axis and Allies is a step above RISK in complexity and depth, but is very simple when compared to most war games. Its actually one of the best games for introducing people into wargaming in my opinion.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/4/2009 11:12:12 PM   
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quote:

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Isn't there a new version out? I've been thinking about getting it to play with my 5-year old.



LOL, I havent figured out if this is a sincere statement or a sarcastic remark.......

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 12:32:37 AM   
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I always liked the Max's Advanced rules for Axis and Allies expansion. Then again I haven't played it in 20 years so might be looking through rose colored glasses. :)

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 12:33:14 AM   
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Sincere. As stated above, Axis and Allies is a superb game for introducing someone to wargaming.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 5:37:34 AM   
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It is too bad that A&A has never translated well into a pc game....

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 4:42:45 PM   
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It is too bad that A&A has never translated well into a pc game....

Have there been attempts? Are those still available?

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 5:05:45 PM   
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I had the original Axis and Allies board game, fun easy game escape from more advanced board war games in my much younger days.  I never have tried the computer version though.

Recently (At a shopping Mall) I was surprised to see how many versions of the board game have been released.  In addtion to the original. I noticed, Europe, Pacific, and Battle of Bulge versions.  I think that there are also some based on other wars as well.

So I guess it must be a succesful series, at least for a board game.  Not cheap either, cost about $50 each.


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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 5:28:28 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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It is too bad that A&A has never translated well into a pc game....

Have there been attempts? Are those still available?


The best atempt as far as I know is Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz

http://pc.ign.com/objects/012/012946.html
http://www.mobygames.com/game/axis-allies-iron-blitz

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 6:27:16 PM   
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quote:

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I had the original Axis and Allies board game, fun easy game escape from more advanced board war games in my much younger days.  I never have tried the computer version though.

Recently (At a shopping Mall) I was surprised to see how many versions of the board game have been released.  In addtion to the original. I noticed, Europe, Pacific, and Battle of Bulge versions.  I think that there are also some based on other wars as well.

So I guess it must be a succesful series, at least for a board game.  Not cheap either, cost about $50 each.



While I owned the original game too, I place the blame squarely on this game in dumbing down the board gaming genre.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 7:19:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Matti Kuokkanen

quote:

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It is too bad that A&A has never translated well into a pc game....

Have there been attempts? Are those still available?


Other than Iron Blitz there is also TripleA witch is free.
http://triplea.sourceforge.net/



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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 7:30:13 PM   
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The biggest criticism against Risk (aside from it being too simple for some people) is that you have to roll too many dice. I think that's why I've never bothered playing the boardgame. Axis & Allies looks good though, I might have to download a copy 

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 8:49:13 PM   
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LOL, you roll FAR more dice in Axis & Allies.

Iron Blitz is a bug filled piece of crap. If you want to play axis and allies on the PC your best bet is tripleA. Otherwise the original PC game is better than Iron Blitz. there is a community that still plays the original PC game online. I will get links and such and post them here. I will also post a link to a place you can buy the PC game.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/5/2009 8:51:23 PM   
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Here, a quick and easy to play flash game that is pretty much Axis and Allies...

http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/dice/dice.html

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/6/2009 12:08:28 AM   
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http://axisandalliesworldclub.net/

This is a club that plays the PC axis and allies game from 1998. They have a small program and server called War Zone for people to meet, chat, and creat rooms for games. The game can be launched from these rooms,....similiar to the old MSN gaming zone. They have a member who has made a few patches which have fixed a LOT of issues with the game. There is a message board at the site where they will help anyone new to the game figure out how to get it running, and how the club works.

I cleared my browser history this morning and now can not find the website I saw which had the old PC game for sale. More than likely someone in the above mentioned club may know where to get a copy.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/6/2009 2:22:13 AM   
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The biggest criticism against Risk (aside from it being too simple for some people) is that you have to roll too many dice. I think that's why I've never bothered playing the boardgame. Axis & Allies looks good though, I might have to download a copy 


Surely you don't have to roll any more dice in Axis & Allies than you have to fire individual ordinance in SPWAW per unit/tank/artillery?? Unless you mean the actual physical activity of rolling the dice which I find is the better part of all board games. It's what I miss in PC games a lot of the times. I'd like to see the combat results tables that are going on behind the scenes in some of these games. Another better part of board wargames figuring up the odds and rolling that dice and smiling when those 1's and 6's comes up.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/6/2009 2:35:12 AM   
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You roll 1 dice for every unit that is attacking and every unit that is defending. Casualties are removed, and then 1 dice is rolled for every remaining attacker and every remaining defender,....repeated until defender is dead or attacker retreats. In the club I linked to above I have played quite a few games where the large battle that ends the game has over 100 units on each side.

The PC game does show the rolls. In fact one of the settings in the games options is to make the dice rolls instantaneous. This setting is mandatory in online games.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/6/2009 2:47:32 AM   
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quote:

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I had the original Axis and Allies board game, fun easy game escape from more advanced board war games in my much younger days.  I never have tried the computer version though.

Recently (At a shopping Mall) I was surprised to see how many versions of the board game have been released.  In addtion to the original. I noticed, Europe, Pacific, and Battle of Bulge versions.  I think that there are also some based on other wars as well.

So I guess it must be a succesful series, at least for a board game.  Not cheap either, cost about $50 each.



While I owned the original game too, I place the blame squarely on this game in dumbing down the board gaming genre.


You should also consider that this board game introduced many people to wargaming.

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/9/2009 5:04:28 PM   
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More questions incoming!

What units can aircrafts attack against?

What units can attack aircrafts? (besides AAG)

Can bomber attack other aircrafts?

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/9/2009 5:10:06 PM   
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More questions incoming!

What units can aircrafts attack against?

What units can attack aircrafts? (besides AAG)

Can bomber attack other aircrafts?


1) an aircraft can attack any unit (except factory or AAGs)
2) Except transports (which can only defend with 1 and has an attack value of 0) and submarines (that cannot attack Aircraft) any units can attack aircrafts
3) Yes.



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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/9/2009 7:11:09 PM   
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Game Table Online also has a fairly large and active A&A following (among other games).

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RE: Axis & Allies - 1/9/2009 8:01:59 PM   
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Anyone here familiar with any of the newer A&A games that have come out over the last few years? I'm wondering if they maybe offer a little more detail than the original did.

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