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Axis and Allies World War ONE Game Day AUG 4 2018

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Axis and Allies World War ONE Game Day AUG 4 2018

Rose City Dukes and Duchesses is hosting an Axis and Allies World War ONE Game Day:
GAME: Axis and Allies 1914 World War I Board Game
WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018
TIMES: 10:30 AM to 7 PM
LOCATION: Guardian Games, Portland OR

We can host 7-8 players
setup 10:00-10:30 AM
tear-down: 7:00-7:30 PM
we have requested to rent the Level-Up Extra Life Room
To cover the rental fee, we are charging a fee of $7.00 per person, paid to GG Store staff at the front counter, between 10 and 11 AM, SAT, AUG 4.
Questions? PM barca
RSVP below if you plan to participate.

CentralPowers:
a. Germany
b. Austria-Hungary
c. Ottoman Empire

The "Entente Powers" (a.k.a. "Triple Entente") are also known as "the Allies":
1. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
2. French Third Republic
3. Russian Empire
4. USA
5. Italy (Italian Empire)
 
Signed up: Name or avatar, Faction, nation, comments:

  1. barca, any, any,
  2. lazarus, any, any
  3. JeffreyL, Entente, Russia
  4. ZEKE, any, any
  5. Scott/'Waldo'
  6. -
  7. -
  8. -

Possible: Matt, Central Powers, Austria-Hungary

 

Online rules for download:
https://www.axisandallies.org/p/axis-allies-wwi-1914-preview-the-rulebook/
http://www.axisandallies.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Axis-Allies-1914.pdf

FAQ / Errata:
http://www.harrisgamedesign.com/pdf/AA_WWI_1914_FAQ.pdf
linked at https://harrisgamedesign.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=18803&sid=4017d8d9e2c6e357a49919db6b8f22c1

Photo of the map Board: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1600445/axis-allies-wwi-1914?size=original

How-to-Play Videos: Harsh Rules: Let's Learn to Play - Axis & Allies: WWI 1914 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWMezRbmb0s

 

more info later in the thread.

 

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We have seat and nations for 8 people.

If fewer than 8 show up, we will assign countries in grouping that make sense in the game play.

If the same nation is claimed by more than one person, dice off on the day of the event.

Nations avaialble: Austria-Hungary, Russian Empire, Germany, France, British Empire, Ottoman Empire, Italy, United States

Signed up: Name or avatar, Faction, nation, paid?.

 

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19 hours ago, lazarus said:

ill be here and will bring my set and steve.  Would be nice to play on the good guy side for a change lol.

 

Added u 2 roster. So who are "the good guys?"

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MORE INFO:

Background info, BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133956/axis-allies-wwi-1914

Online rules for download:
https://www.axisandallies.org/p/axis-allies-wwi-1914-preview-the-rulebook/
http://www.axisandallies.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Axis-Allies-1914.pdf

FAQ / Errata:
http://www.harrisgamedesign.com/pdf/AA_WWI_1914_FAQ.pdf
linked at https://harrisgamedesign.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=18803&sid=4017d8d9e2c6e357a49919db6b8f22c1
This document has an earlier data but appears to be the same info: www.wizards.com/%5CAvalonHill%5Crules%5CAA_WWI_1914_FAQ.pdf

Photo of the map Board: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1600445/axis-allies-wwi-1914?size=original

Background info:
https://www.axisandallies.org/category/board-games/axis-allies-1914/

Fan-authored files:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133956/axis-allies-wwi-1914/files

Discussion Forums:
https://harrisgamedesign.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=44
https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=r7shnb06na6419jbcv5i4fliu2&board=76.0
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133956/axis-allies-wwi-1914/forums/0

How-to-Play Videos:
Harsh Rules: Let's Learn to Play - Axis & Allies: WWI 1914 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWMezRbmb0s

Reviews:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133956/axis-allies-wwi-1914
http://armchairgeneral.com/axis-allies-world-war-i-1914-boardgame-review.htm
https://iwillnevergrowup.com/2013/03/21/review-axis-and-allies-1914/

Replacement / Additional copies of game pieces: http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Axis-Allies-1914_c_427.html
     HBG "WW1 Battle Bucks" http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/HBG-WW1-Battle-Bucks_p_2199.html
     SUPPLEMENT BAG CHIPS (1914 WW1) http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Supplement-Bag-Chips-1914-WW1_p_1444.html

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Axis-and-Allies-1914-WORLD-WAR-1-strategies

 

Strategies Threads:
Many threads at BGG: Board Game: Axis & Allies: WWI 1914 » Forums » Strategy https://boardgamegeek.com/forum/1329556/axis-allies-wwi-1914/strategy

At the Axis and Allies dot org forum:

Strategy Guide: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=b5ntj3ps3808vujb4ankhdug77&topic=41160.0
Best Strategy & Tactics For Both Sides: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=39500.0
GAME WRITE UP: CENTRAL POWER NAVY STRATEGY!: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=37252.0
Alternative Winning Strategy and Tactics for Central Powers: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=33832.0
What are some good strategies for each nation?: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=35690.0
Bezerk Russian Strategy: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=34576.0
Basic Allied Strategies: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=32683.0
Saturday Game Night - Review of Strategies and Battle Tactics: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=32836.0
Ottoman-Austria Crazy Mediterranean and Africa Strategy: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=32893.0
German Strategy: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=31034.0
Ottomans first strategy: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=30840.0
Austrian Strategies: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=30363.0
German Strategy: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=30381.0
Alpine Front Strategy: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=29910.0

General discussions
Axis & Allies WWI 1914 - Harris Game Design Forums
http://www.harrisgamedesign.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=44

Axis and Allies.org Boards > Axis & Allies > Axis & Allies 1914
https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?board=76.0
    
Axis and Allies 1914 FAQ/Question and Answer Thread: Use this to ask questions regarding rules...
https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=30272.msg1092452#msg1092452

 

 

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Bring your own dice (between ten and twenty D6's), if you want "warm dice" (a.k.a. "friendly dice").

Otherwise, you can use our house "cold dice" (a.k.a. "neutral dice" or maybe even "UNfriendly dice").

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I am taking exception with a ruling the the FAQ:

Axis & Allies WWI 1914 FAQ, March 31, 2015, page 3:
Q. Is control of Constantinople required for moving sea units through the Turkish Straits?
A. No.
For our game, I will say this should be "Yes".

My reasons for disagreeing:

  • The Suez Canal rule requires control of Egypt to pass through the canal. The Turkish Straits are very similar to the Suez Canal, so they should both be handled the same way.
  • The Allies felt it was necessary to land a major force at Gallipoli to ensure that they could get ships through the Turkish straits.  When that amphibious operation failed, the Allies abandoned their efforts to force Allied ships through the straits.
  • Constantinople is on both sides of the Bosporus (the northern end of the straits) and at its narrowest point, the Bosporus is only 700 meters wide. That is close enough for any Ottoman artillery piece to target an Allied ship in the Bosporus.

I am tempted to go even further and split Sea Zone 20 into two zones (20North and 20 South), each on either side of the Turkish Straits and also to state that both sea zones are mined, but that would be too many changes to achieve the same effect. So I am not making this propposal. Just change the above "No" to a "Yes"

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Did not end on a clear conclusion at the end of 1917 and 7.5 hours.
However, Paris was about to be hit hard by a combined AH and German force, and Russia held only Moscow with an island of stacked infantry.

Even without a conclusion, it was fun throughout.
A slower pace than A&A WW2.

Recap:

  • Serbia was knocked out on turn 1.
  • Albania ground away slowly for 3 or 4 turns.
  • Scandanavia was left alone.
  • British North Sea Fleet was knocked out on turn 1, and then was rebuilt around 1916/1917.
  • Most of the British resources went to India, which ground away at the Ottomans.
  • The French played defensively in Europe, but were aggressive in Africa.
  • Germany on the Eastern Front built up a knockout force before marching through Poland, and had a left hook amphibous landing in Finland.
  • Germany on the Western Front built up two battering rams with artillery and air support that pummeled the French, and were on the outskirts of Paris.
  • AH invaded Switzerland and started a right hook into S. France and N. Italy, which then sucked up the Italian reserves.
  • Bulgaria and Romania were both mobilzed early on.
  • The Italian fleet eventually got moving and sunk the tiny AH "navy".
  • Ottoman Turks chewed away at S. Russia and eventually took Sevastapol.
  • Then the Commonwealth Indian and Egyptian forces gnawed away at the Ottoman Empire.

We might have moved the game along quicker if we had 5 or 6 players. With 4 players, doubling up on countries slowed things down.
We did not use the Russian Revolution rules.
Admitedly, we started off slow, since 3 of 4 players had not played the game before. Everyone had read the rules and watched/read material online.
For this type of game and this length, room rental is the way to go. Quieter and few distractions.

We will have another go on Saturday, OCT 13th. For that session, we plan on 10 hours and will try to recruit more players.

 

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