Axis & Allies: Europe
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Axis & Allies Europe is the first Axis & Allies extension created by the original A&A designer, Larry Harris. He likes to call it "a whole new puzzle to solve." A&A Europe takes place only within the European theater where four powers (Germany, USA, USSR, and Great Britain) struggle on the continent, in the Atlantic, and across North Africa and the Middle East.
Most of the rules will be familiar to Axis & Allies players. A&A Europe does add new pieces (artillery units and destroyers), new ways to take IPCs from the enemy (but occupying naval supply lines and taking over the oil fields of the Middle East), and expanded rules for Strategic Bombing Raids.
Plus, all of the pieces in A&A Europe are country specific. The fighter units are not generic fighter planes but the U.S. P-38 Lightning, the Soviet Yak, the German Stuka, and the British Spitfire.
I fully agree with Russia being vulnerable to Da Blitzkrieg (fast attack). To counter this I added my own Air Superiority Rules that makes Germany have to finance a Luftwaffe and AA guns to defend against Britain. Basically air unit can’t be attacked by ground units and get strafing and bombing runs (1 per plane per turn) and damage is distributed between infantry and tanks, AA guns attack fighters at 2 and bombers at 1, AA guns get to attack first, fighters may move to defend adjacent areas, as long as their own area is not under attack. This is the basic idea there are some more ‘rules’ that really evens it up a bit. But A&A is a blast and makes for a great time with friends.
I have little experience with comparing games, but I certainly consider this game to be magnificent. I don't like to criticise things like board games because I decide what I like and no one else chooses for me. So what if the history is a little off(if so). The game and it's pieces are beautiful and I find the game to be very fair.
This game is excellent, it by far exceeds the original. iwould just like to say that me and my group began to lose interest in the game at one point but we added Italy to the game by giving them most of what they had in ww2 plus alittle of germanys territory, and sued japans units from world as italys, and split germanys money accordingly with italy, it made it much funner and more challenging