Hey guys! I am starting to see some response to this game in the Hermann, MO area and have two fellers coming over tomorrow for a game. One has played once and is ready to get into the action, the other has no experience whatsoever. I plan on doing a very short demo with them using the basic rules (will add expanded rules later), but then I’d like to referee a more full game for them. Is there a scenario out there that you’d recommend for a couple of newbies? Thanks!
Over on the Axis & Allies Underground forum, I created & posted several 50 point infantry formatuons for learning & quick games. Some were made using the formations from the Expanded Rules & the second set from WotC. They might be helpful to get newbies started in the game. Worth taking a look to see if they will get your new players into playing quickly & easier than trying to build from scratch maybe. Good for you to introduce new people to a fun game...
These are in the Builds thread on the Underground, just so you can find them easier.
Unfortunately weather and other random events have delayed this, but now we’re back on track for hopefully this weekend! I have designed a simple scenario using mostly infantry to portray a firefight in the French Alps (3rd-rate Reservist Gebirgsjagers vs French Resistance) in 1944. Inspired by some stuff I read about the area around Vercors. Then I can add in a scenario with more vehicles for their next game. I was hoping to make a short campaign “lite” set of 3-4 scenarios around the Vercors campaign, but it’s tough to make it interesting with the complete lack of armor. Some trucks, maybe a 251 halftrack, and some junk older ATGs or field guns. I might use the Tide of Iron map boards for a more veteran scenario (don’t want to complicate line of sight or add elevation for the new fellers). Might house rule that moving up or down in elevation requires a movement roll, making the mountain troops handy. Restrict vehicles to clear or woods only. Just some ideas. Hard to find sources to research it.