World War II board games created by Avalon Hill Co.

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Are there good ways to “handicap” Midway?

In the Q&A section of the "rulebook," questions were asked about how to "handicap" the game in favor of either the Japanese or American player. The answers were to increase the "search" ...
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Was a larger version of Chitin I: The Harvest Wars ever released?

I owned Metagaming's Chitin I: The Harvest Wars (MicroGame 2) when I was a kid. I have a possibly flawed recollection that a larger bookshelf game using the Hymenoptera universe was released or ...
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What defines “Isolation” in Third Reich?

I may be blind, but I can't seem to find any definition of "isolation" in the Third Reich (2nd edition) rulebook. I don't remember seeing it in my first edition book either, but that was a long time ...
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Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?

This is a reference to an Avalon Hill game I played decades ago as "Rommel." My opponent, "Chuck" was one of the best players in our group, I was considered above average, but an underdog compared to ...
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In Midway, would it make sense for the U.S. player to save his “punch” for the arrival of the Atago on Day 2?

In the Avalon Hill board game, the cruiser Atago is the flagship of a fleet of eight transports carrying 5,000 soldiers for the occupation of Midway. As such, it "represents" the transports and ...
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Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?

This is a reference to another Avalon Hill Board game, this time the chase of the German superbattleship Bismarck. The British put out "hunter groups" of two surface capital ships, for instance, the ...
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In Midway, how do I manage the “inferior” Japanese fleet on day 1?

This is a reference to the Avalon Hill board game. Historically, the Japanese fleet approached Midway in four waves. The first wave (a strike force of four carriers and supporting ships) was slightly ...