Monday, 27 August 2012

Episode 31

Rounds 4-5 of an Anniversary game 41 set up. I'm the Axis and Mugzy and Ray are the Allies, I'm getting my but kicked but we're running low on beer so can't play a new game.
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Two New Games

I recently received the two new games from Field Marshal Games. A&A 41 and 42 2nd Edition. As well as some Canadian dice for Mugzy.
Here's the 42 game set up
The new Anti Aircraft Artillery
The 41 game Played first with my son Victor

He crushed me as the Axis. I didn't take enough pictures of that game though. Sorry.
The first game was Mugsy as the Axis in 42 2nd.

Ray and I were the Allies but didn't hammer Baltic States in the first round but stacked Leningrad.

This was the endgame. Axis (Mugzy) crushed like crazy and it was a short game.
Next we played 41 and I was the Axis. Crushed like crazy!
A Godzilla sized event occurred!!! 
Again there was not enough pics of the 41 game. Our consensus was that, yes the Axis was over powered but we thought it could be a really fun game given the small income of everyone, strategy would come more into play as units are far more dear when you are collecting so little. I'm not convinced that this game is broken but some serious thought is needed for a good Allies strategy.
Next we played 42 2nd ed again, this time with Ray as Axis vs Mugzy and I as Allies. There was a slight problem when Ray remembered that he needed to go home at midnight and shave his lady parts so Mugzy and I rolled for who would switch sides. I ended up staying as Allies.

Below is Mugzy brooding in his Red Wings gear at the tremendous Allied presence in the seas outside Berlin.
Once Britain took Berlin the Evil bastard surrendered and the Allies won their first victory of the day. In my infinite wisdom I hung the loss on Ray only and gave Mugzy and myself the win as he had a good hand in it. We ended up playing until 04:30 with a 13:00 start. A long ass day but many beers and many plastic soldiers were de-fucking-stroyed. 
All things considered, accent on the alcohol, we had a great time with the new games and love the new sculpts. Oddly the biggest hit of the new stuff was the new chips. The green chips are awesome and the smaller size really helps with fitting units into the territories. We are very happy with the new maps and the distortion in Europe really helps free up space in the shit-ton-of-plastic areas where the real action is.

Thanks to Mr. Larry Harris and Jeremy at FMG for the new games. We recorded the play of the first two games and the new episodes will be posted on September 7th-ish as the next couple weeks will be the end of the last game we recorded in June of Anniversary. Thanks for checking this out and for listening to the podcast if you do.

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Friday, 17 August 2012

Episode 30

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition Round 3 With Me, Dave (Most Holy) as the Axis and Ray and Mugzy as the Axis

The plot thickens as a huge, fighter based invasion of India occurs and could prove to be the turning point of the game.

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Friday, 10 August 2012

Episode 29

It's round 2 of AA50/42 and Mugzy arrives and takes over UK and half of USA from Ray much to Ray's discomfort because now he has to share half of a 6 foot long table.  We all feel bad for him don't we?
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Anniversary Edition 42 Setup

Last Sunday we got together and played a game of AA50/42. Ray was the Axis and Mugzy and I were the Allies. Ray tried something completely different with Japan and struck eastward in to the Pacific. He left the UK alone in India and didn't even buy an IC for the mainland, preferring to use transports instead. This was pretty effective in the early going and wiped out all of the USA's navy, however he didn't do the Euro-Axis any favours, as the India fleet slipped into the Mediterranean and crushed the Italian fleet and ended the cash flow chances from Africa. Not hitting the Soviets didn't help either as Mugzy pumped out artillery all over East Europe and eventually the USA got a foothold into Africa and then Berlin itself. 

 UK got it's ass handed to it in the form of Luftwaffe dominance but killed 4 fighters.

At this point, Germany might have taken Berlin back but they'd have lost it again, this time to the UK.

Heck of a game for the Allies and Ray felt good about trying something new but might need to tweek this particular strategy a bit.

UPS has informed me that my two new games are en-route. Field Marshal Games has shipped A&A 41 and A&A 42 2nd Edition and it should arrive Monday so we can play next Sunday and hopefully record. We might even have a couple extra players for a true 5 player game.   

Friday, 3 August 2012

Episode 28

Ray and I are alone in this episode and we play Anniversary Edition 1941 setup. Recorded on June 10, the last time we've recorded. I've ordered the two new games, 1942 2nd Edition, and 1941, from our friend Jeremy at Field Marshal Games and unless we give D-Day a go this coming Sunday we'll wait until the new games are in to record again.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Mounted Revised Map

So Last Month I recieved a box of items from Mr. Larry Harris himself. Included in the box was a Revised Edition Map and packages of all the units from the game. I decided to make it into an art piece. A couple years ago I saw a picture of a framed edition of the Classic game with all the pieces glued to the board and I thought: That's AWESOME! So I spent yesterday making my own version with this signed map.

Now all I have to do is find out which dice came with the game and glue a few of those on and find a spot on the wall to hang it.