Axis and Allies is a franchise of World War II simulation board games that pit the Axis powers of Germany and Japan against the Allied powers of the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia.

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If damage is assigned to AAA during bombardment, can it defend before general combat begins in the territory or is it removed?

Question pertains to Axis & Allies 1942, 2nd edition. If a defender assigns damage to anti-aircraft artillery units during the bombardment phase of an amphibious assault, do the AAA's still get ...
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In Axis and Allies, could a house rule upgrading the German navy finally “balance” the 1942 game?

Because of the historical strength of the Allies, Axis and Allies is somewhat Allies favoring, despite numerous attempts to "balance" the game. I was wondering if curing the Axis' "achilles heel," the ...
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In a&a 1942 2nd edition, can bombers conducting a strategic bombing raid and fighter escorts retreat?

Im guessing they cant because the book talks about retreats only in the "general combat" section; says nothing about sbr planes retreating, but i am not sure.
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Can a sub attack a lone sub in axis and allies and the attacked sub submerge?

If an English sub attacks a German sub (by itself in a sea zone), can the German sub submerge? From my understanding subs can only conduct a surprise strike or submerge if there are other sea units ...
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A&A surprise strike on loaded aircraft carrier

In Axis and Allies 1941, submarines can make a surprise attack surprise strike: Each attacking submarine conducting a surprise strike rolls one die, scoring a hit on s roll of 2 or less. After an ...
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If a fighter can't land during combat, can they land on carriers moved to them during the non-combat move phase?

If I move my fighters into combat and they can't make it back to sea, can I use my non-combat move phase to move my carriers to make it possible for them to land? I am playing Axis and Allies 1940, ...
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Axis & Allies G40 Transport Question

Can a transport enter a hostile sea zone, that was cleared of hostile ships (during the combat phase), during the non-combat phase to pick up friendly units. For example: If the UK fleet N of Egypt ...
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What Is the Preferred Strategy For the US in Axis and Allies? Why?

Everyone knows how the United States REALLY won World War II. It concentrated first in North Africa, then the Mediterranean (Italy), and closed with the cross-channel invasion at Normandy that ended ...
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How do I take advantage of the Japanese Anti-American offense?

I tried the shuck-shuck approach while playing US and moved my Pacific fleet to the Atlantic (Japan didn't attack Pearl Harbor). However, Japan then used its entire fleet to invade Western United ...
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A&A 1942 2nd ed: Is it necessary to build an industrial complex in order to mobilize units?

If Russia doesn't build an industrial complex, can units be mobilized in any controlled territory? I don't see any complexes printed on the board itself to start the game off, does that mean I have ...
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How can the Allies win, given that Russia is falling! [closed]

Can the Allies win a two on three game of the U.S. and UK against Germany, Japan, and a soon to be conquered Russia described below? If so, how? My brother, my friend and I all sat down last night ...
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Axis and allies Europe 1940 2nd edition

Example: French capital occupied by Germany. Britain lands a mechanized infantry in Morocco. Can they blitz thru Allied Algeria and Tunisia and take them (occupy them) even though it's just a ...
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In axis and allies 1941 do fighters have to take off to participate in an attack?

ON the UK players turn he attacks a Japanese destroyer in sea zone 32 with a UK carrier(carrying 1 UK and 1 US fighter) from sea zone 29. I know that if the carrier gets destroyed, the US fighter is ...
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Are airplanes involved in defense if they are on an aircraft carrier?

In AAA, if you are defending against a sea attack, and you are defending with an aircraft carrier, do the airplanes on the carrier contribute to the battle or are they considered cargo? The rulebook ...
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In Axis and Allies, Should Germany build a first turn transport and try and control the Med/Africa?

When playing Germany in A&A 2nd Edition, is it a feasible strategy for Germany to buy a Italian transport on the first turn, for the purposes of cementing Germany's Mediterranean naval presence ...
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In Axis and Allies, When (and How) Would You Adjust Your Opening Strategy?

Most AA players have a preferred strategy. But not every player gets to go first. Meaning that the later going players may have to adjust their strategies, based on what has gone on before. Or do ...
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Axis and Allies 2nd Edition: to Pearl Harbor or not to Pearl Harbor

When playing as Japan in Axis and Allies, 2nd edition, should Japan attack Pearl Harbor on its first turn? If so, why and what force structure do you use? Do your actions depend on what Russia and ...
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When should I pay to invade a neutral country in Axis and Allies

What factors should be considered when deciding whether to invade a minor country and pay the 3+ IPC's?
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In Axis and Allies, Is There A Way to Measure the Benefits of Various Techs Against Each Other? And the Cost of Discovery?

At one level, we can measure the cost of discovering tech using IPCs. Each die roll costs 5 IPCs, and one discovery will be made every six rolls, on average, yielding an average cost of 30 IPCs. Some ...
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Axis & Allies - Opening strategies for the U.K.

I haven't played Axis & Allies in a while, and I'm currently getting my butt handed to me in an online match (partly due to a failed Kwabang attack). I've got what I feel is a solid grip on ...
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Advice for responding to “Kwabang” attack when playing Japan?

When playing Axis & Allies as Japan I occasionally have an opponent use the "Kwabang" opening against me, which is where UK attacks Kwangtung on her opening move with the two infantry and fighter ...
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Is there a viable “Japan First” strategy for the Allies in Axis and Allies?

In the "real" war, the Allies concentrated on, and defeated Germany before Japan. That might not have been the case if Hitler had not declared war on the United States in 1941, and the U.S. had ...
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In Axis and Allies, should the UK Build a factory in Australia?

Compared to South Africa and India, Australia, is, or can be made safer from, Axis occupation. It also has the potential to be "relevant." This may be more true in the newer versions, such as AA ...
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How to capture territories with no numbers printed on them?

In a&a 1941 if japan conducts an amphibious assault on soviet far east can she capture it? If yes, then does she still put the controller marker and does nothing else? (I mean no adding anything ...
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How to capture unoccupied enemy-controlled territories?

How do I capture them? (besides tanks blitzing). That would not work if im trying to capture an island. Just move in with a bunch of infantry and claim it for myself?
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In Axis and Allies, Should Russia Head East, West, Or Stay Put in the Early Going?

Some Russian players like to send armies east. That is, to reinforce Allied outposts in Sinkiang and India. Maybe attack Manchuria on the first turn, if allowed. The theory is that Russia is strong ...
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In Axis and Allies, Does It Make Sense For Japan to Attack Sinkiang on the First Turn?

The idea would be to prevent America from building a factory there. The attack would be with two infantry from Indochina, supported by fighters from there and Manchuria. (Japan would replaced the two ...
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Mobilization of units allowed on a territory with an industrial complex controlled by a power on same side?

My friends an I were playing a&a 1941 and soviet union wanted to mobilize units in India. Is that ever allowed? If yes, when? I read through the whole book and I did not find anything about when ...
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About the latest Axis and Allies 1941

This may seem obvious, but apparently this game has eliminated the construction of factories, and AA guns? How do these changes affect the play of the game as compared to say, the Classic Edition?
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How can I beat Germany in Axis & Allies: Europe?

I've played Axis & Allies: Europe BGG quite a few times now. It seems that Germany always wins by rushing for Moskva in all the games I've played. Usually USA never plays an important role, coming ...
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Is the combat move and the conduct combat phase always necessary to execute?

I am in Karelia with a couple of infantry and tanks. The german territories are heavily fortified. I don't want to lose what few units I have. Do I have to conduct combat or can I skip to noncombat ...
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Can land and sea units adjacent to the territory or sea zone being attacked ( also units range permitting) move in and help defend?

My friend and I recently started playing a&a 1941. I played the germans which attacked Caucasus then my friend started moving in units from other territories into Caucasus to defend. Can you do ...
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Where can combat dice and extra units be bought?

As a beginner I got axis and allies 1941 and noticed the game has only 4 dice and very few pieces. I had to use a lot of substitution chips (they can get confusing) and make my own paper slips with ...
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After an amphibious assault can overland attacking aircraft stay in newly captured territory?

Germany attacks England with transports(loaded with infantry) and overland fighters, captures the territory. Can the fighters stay in England or need to fly back to mainland?
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Current 'Axis & Allies: War at sea' Rulebook?

I recently a booster pack for this game, so I don't have the rulebook. Reading in other sites and reading the website I found the one listed here but it appears that there is yet one more. I can't ...
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Axis and Allies - Is there a best country?

I've been told by several people that different countries are statistically better choices for Axis and Allies? Is there any evidence that one or more countries have a significant advantage?
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Can the Russia no first turn attack rule be realistically extended for more turns?

This is a reference to the Classic edition of Axis and Allies. One "alternate" (house) rule is that Russia is not allowed to attack the first turn. (But she does get her "income" of,say, eight ...
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Is Axis and Allies 1940 Balanced without National Objectives?

In Axis and Allies 1940 (Europe/Pacific/Global), what is the game effect of ignoring most or all of the National Objectives (bonus income) and simply not playing with them. This reduces complexity ...
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A&A Sea Zone Attack Rule Clarification

I'm playing the 2004 Avalon Hill Revised rules. Scenario: It is the UK player's turn. They use their Atlantic fleet (without any destroyers) to attack the German Atlantic fleet. Most of the German ...
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Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?

So, as far as I understand it, the rulebook for Europe states that if a country invades a "strict neutral" (that is, any neutral that doesn't specify if it is Pro-Allies or Pro-Axis) then ALL other ...
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How can I speed up a game of Axis and Allies?

I find Axis and Allies takes a long time to play. Does anyone have any house rules that would shorten the game? I actually own A&A Europe, but general answers are welcome.
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Can you build a ship in the Caspian Sea?

The Caspian Sea is a lone body of water south of Caucasus and north of the Middle East. It is also not connected to any other sea location and does not have a zone number. Here is how it appears in ...
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Can you retreat with Attacking Infantry in Axis and Allies Original - 2nd Edition

This has been brought up a few times in our group. Infantry can only move one space, so if they move in to attack, they pretty much have to fight until they're eliminated or the defending player is ...
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In axis and allies, how are casualties allocated when two allies both defend a single zone?

For instance, suppose there are two American armies and two Soviet armies defending American-owned Sinkiang, which is attacked by the Japanese. The Japanese inflict two casualties and "back off." Who ...
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In Axis and Allies, Should the U.S. Build a “Factory” in Brazil?

In Axis and Allies (original version), the basically maritime powers, the US and UK have a problem coming to grips with the land-based Axis. One solution is for them to buy industrial complexes in ...
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Can the U.S. Open With an Air-based Strategy in Allies and Axis?

In Axis and Allies, the U.S. starts with the largest number of IPCs, and also has the furthest to go to reach the main battlefields. These conditions both suggest the use of strategies using ...
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In Axis and Allies, how do you choose which player plays which country? [closed]

Can players choose because there enough diversity of interest so that everyone can get their first or second choice? Do you use a bidding system where players "bid" for a country by specifying the ...
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1942 Battle Ship Bombardment

When my battleship does a bombardment, can the battleship stay on the board for the remainder of the turn and get the 2 hit advantage. I.e. My battleship comes in with a transport and some ...
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In Axis and Allies, do infantry units start at the industrial complex or anywhere I want?

I love playing Axis and Allies but think I have been playing it wrong. I place my troops on all of my properties. Is that wrong? Where are they supposed to start when I buy them? At the industrial ...