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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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Transports onload/offloading adjacent to enemy controlled sea zone

We're playing the 2004 board edition of Axis and Allies. Page 13 of the rulebook states: A transport may not load or offload in a territory adjacent to a hostile sea zone To me, that means that if ...
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Axis and Allies 1942 SE First Turn Builds

I used to play Axis and Allies the original classic version a long time ago. I read Don’s essays about strategy and the infantry push mechanic here: http://donsessays.freeservers.com But the game has ...
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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 Russia make a truce with Japan (without USA/UK knowing)?

Just played a 16 hour game of Axis & Allies (classic). I thought the guy playing Russia just didn't know what he was doing, but it turns out he had made a deal with Japan to just leave him alone. ...
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Recommended Axis & Allies alternative rules / variations?

What rule variations do you recommend for playing Axis & Allies, from ones meant to balance the game to ones that add a little spice? Here are the variants I've played with - always looking for ...
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Which Axis and Allies Game Takes the Least Amount of Time to Play?

I have A&A Europe. I generally just play with one other person. The problem is that the game takes so long to play that we rarely play - because it takes so long. Do different editions take ...
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Axis and Allies 1942 second edition and attacking subs

When a Sub attacks a battleship in Axis and Allies 1942 second edition. Can the battleship defend itself against the attacking sub?
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Differences between Axis and Allies 1941 and classic edition

This may seem obvious, but apparently Axis and Allies 1941 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 ...
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Axis and Allies 1940, why are the axis always losing

I‘ve been playing A&A 1940 Europe (without Japan) and everytime the Axis Powers losses. I‘ve tried Sealion and stuff but its still everytime the same. At the beginning Germany is beating up france ...
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Axis & Allies Revised - Strategic Bombing broken?

We're playing A&A Revised, and USA and UK both got Heavy Bombers tech. Rules-as-written seem to say that each bomber is able to hit Germany for 10 IPC each turn... so 4 bombers per turn could do ...
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Axis and allies 1942 edition

Can a lone transport pass through an enemy submarine occupied sea zone with nothing happening or would it be considered a naval attack?
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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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Can a tank attack across water within the same space (Germany to UK)?

When there is a space that has one country's tank (Germany for example) and the same space on the board contains water between the enemy's land (UK for example), can the Germany tank attack UK...even ...
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How is France played in Allies and Axis Europe 1940 (Second Edition)?

In Allies and Axis Europe, France's capital, Paris, typically falls on the first turn. As a result, most games do not have a player playing France alone. Instead, either the US or UK player is ...
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What are the differences between the various versions of Axis & Allies?

I used to play Axis & Allies all the time when I was younger. I recently purchased the Axis & Allies Revised Edition, and was floored by all the added complexity/new units/new rules/map ...
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How does transport movement work?

Here are a couple of scenarios that my friends and I always fight about when we play Axis and Allies Spring 1942 edition: A unit(s) is loaded onto a transport that has not moved yet, then the player ...
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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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Axis and Allies 1940 Multinational Defense, AAA and Radar

Background: In Axis and Allies 1940, two powers may occupy the same territory and defend it together. AAA fire first at enemy aircraft, with each AAA capable of firing at up to 3 enemy aircraft--...
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Axis and Allies 1941: Transport Rules for on loading and offloading units

No House Rules So My main question is: Can an infantry and a tank (Cargo Option 01) board a transport, then have the transport be moved to a territory which is empty. But hostile, and drop those ...
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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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In A&A-Europe - When does an economic attack makes sense?

I've been playing Axis & Allies Europe (first version) for a long time and have never found a real value in using my bombers to run Economic Attacks. It seems that the strength of the bomber is ...
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Axis & Allies 1941: Can stranded defending fighters land in a friendly territory with hostile planes?

Playing Axis & Allies 1941, I encountered a situation concerning stranded defending fighters that I have a hard time adjudicating with the rulebook. The problem is that an aircraft carrier is ...
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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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How well does the Axis & Allies Chess variant work?

My curiosity in this variant was piqued by this comment in my 'Games that have no element of luck' thread. I'd love to read an expanded explanation of the rule changes and peoples experience (...
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How many IPCs does the USA receive in Axis & Allies Global?

In the combined global game for Axis & Allies: Europe 1940 and Axis & Allies: Pacific 1940, how much money does the USA receive before and after it is engaged in a war? Many references I've ...
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Could Japan's and the US fleets meet on another battlefield than the North Pacific In Axis and Allies?

In World War II, the US and Japanese navies battled it out in the north Pacific. That's understandable because Japan controlled the western edge, the US the eastern edge, and the ocean was the route ...
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Can the Allies win this game, 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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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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Would A “Dual Capital” (house) rule make sense in Axis and Allies Pacific?

The gamemaker "opened the gates" to this question by allowing China to collect income and build units without a capital (or for that matter, and industrial complex). This is kind of an exception to ...
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When can I scramble?

In Axis and Allies Pacific, What constitutes an adjoined sea space for a scramble? Sea space in square contains the fighters or all sea spaces that touch that square?
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Can sea units have more then the given amount in Axis and Allies 1941?

So I'm currently in a game where my opponent has 5 battle ships using the circle grey markers, and I have 4 battle ships. Is this legal? or is only each faction allowed 2 battleships? what about ...
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How Can One Create Game Balance Axis and Allies WWI?

My gaming circle does not feel Axis and Allies WWI is balanced. None of us has yet achieved victory as the Central Powers. What rule modifications would you suggest to balance the game?
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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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Can you place units in an Industrial Complex the turn you place it?

Me and my friends were playing Axis and Allies: spring 1942 and one player placed an industrial complex on a country and then placed their units there, in the same turn. We looked through the entire ...
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Could Axis and Allies be “balanced” by weakening the US just a bit more?

In Axis and Allies (as in the real war), Germany and Japan together have more industrial power, represented by industrial production certificates (IPCs) than Britain and Russia combined. Hence The US ...
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Can I block enemy's port if my navy is on the sea sector next to a factory zone?

No House Rules So lets say I have a navy as the Japanese on the american port of western america. Is that port now blocked? Or does America have to build its navy at the other factory or build a ...
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Axis and Allies 1941 :Can a submarine sneak attack a battle ship when there is an enemy sub in the same battle?

No home rules please So heres the scenario: I attacked with one sub. The enemy has one battleship and one sub. Can I sneak attack the battleship if there is an enemy sub in the same battle? Can I ...
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Axis and Allies 1941: Who, when and to where can you retreat?

Official rules only, not house rules. How and when are you allowed to retreat, both in an amphibious landing and a land battle? The rules say that you can't retreat in an amphibious battle. What ...
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Axis and Allies 1941 planes and industry

I recently played axis and allies 1941 for the first time with a friend and at one point during gameplay he took over my capital with a bomber by destroying my only tank and used its last movement to ...
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Is it ever a good idea to research weapons development?

In Axis & Allies (2nd Edition Rules), is it every a smart move to spend IPCs to research weapons development? I usually forego doing any weapons development, but I play with others who spend 5 ...
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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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Does Germany ever start first?

The first time I ever played Axis and Allies, the player teaching me said that, for the first turn, play skips the USSR and begins with Germany, as a way to simulate the end of blitzkrieg. The more ...
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How many units can a new factory produce?

Playing my thirty-year-old copy of Axis & Allies for the first time in 20 years...I recall a rule from my childhood that a factory that is purchased and placed during the game can only produce ...
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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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Ship Movement Question Axis and Allies 1940 Global (Rules 2.0)

I have a question regarding the movement of ships. The explanation could get confusing so I will try to explain it clearly. My ship, a cruiser, is attacked by an enemy fleet of destroyers moving from ...
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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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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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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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Submarines and “Defenseless” Transports in Axis and Allies

So I've got a question about Axis and Allies Spring 1942 edition. I had a German fleet off the coast of England (cruiser, battleship, two subs, and two loaded transports), and the US attacked with ...
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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 ...