A&A Battle Games, Evolution of the System and Next Steps?
Garrett Potvin
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I own and enjoy the 3 A&A Battle Games. I realize that D-Day is probably the weakest, but Larry has done a good job in moving the system forward and changing it to keep each game fresh. After listing the 3 games I will add which battles I would like to see, please add which ones you are hoping for as well.
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1. Board Game: Axis & Allies: D-Day [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2097]
Garrett Potvin
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A&A system ventures into Battle Specific games . Fun game, I hope they continue the series with other battles. Very easy to teach, I taught my 8 year old nephew how to play the game and he did quite well. The Allied air impact can be devastating.
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2. Board Game: Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2286]
Garrett Potvin
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Zone of control and supply issues are both handled well. Defintely a departure from all other A&A games, but a welcome one. This feels like a combination of a serious war game with the A&A series, but yet it is very approachable and easy to teach. Good work Larry!
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3. Board Game: Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2333]
Garrett Potvin
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So far I love it and think it has the potential to go up after further plays. The map appears too simple at first to provide for challenging decisions, but don't let that fool you an improperly placed ship or fleet can be devistating. This is the first A&A game that I would call a true brain burner. Larry great job on keeping the A&A Battle series fresh, I hope we see more in the future; I've heard rumors that Stalingrad is next (I'm hoping for Kursk).
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4. Board Game: Stalingrad [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:7652]
Garrett Potvin
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I've heard rumors on the AH website and Larry's site that this could be the next A&A Battle game.
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5. Board Game: Kursk: Operation Zitadelle, 4 July 1943 [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:10271]
Garrett Potvin
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I am hoping this is the next game in the series.
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6. Board Game: El Alamein [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:11387]
Garrett Potvin
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This one could be cool as well, they could do this battle or the entire campaign.
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7. Board Game: Storm over Arnhem [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:1560]
Paul Denhup
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Would be very nice to see an A&A version of this!
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8. Board Game: To the Green Fields Beyond [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:4398]
Wolfgang Blum
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The battle of Cambrai would be cool using the A&A system. Others could be Tannenburg,The Kaiserschlacht, or Verdun.
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9. Board Game: Battle of Britain [Average Rating:5.52 Unranked]
Garrett Potvin
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This one could work quite well also. Do I attack London, Radar Installations, or Fighter Command?
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10. Board Game: The Sands of Iwo Jima [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked]
Brett H
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How about Iwo jima? Use the bunkers from A&A: D-day and some sort of massive reinforcement mechanic for the JIA. I like the Stalingrad idea as the Russian campaign being the focus for once; could be VERY interesting.
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11. Board Game: Carriers: Battle of Midway [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Garrett Potvin
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This could be an interesting game as well, or maybe Coral Sea?
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12. Board Game: Battle of the Atlantic [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked]
Garrett Potvin
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This could be cool as well. Build in some sort of search mechanic.
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