Axis and Allies board game strategy

New and Unusual Pieces for Axis & Allies and Where to Find Them

HBGArticle and photos by Will Henson.

One of the great things about Axis & Allies is how easy it is to add new and exciting pieces to the line up. So in article, I’d like to talk about the best and most exciting places to get war machines to populate your A&A board.

Historical Board Gaming (HBG) has one of the largest selection of pieces made specifically for Axis & Allies. In addition to being able to buy almost any piece from any game individually, they have a great selection of A&A compatible pieces you’ll find nowhere else.

Grab some of HBG’s Russian and German pieces and your Eastern front might look like the photo at the top of this article.

Panzerschiffe is one of my favorite places to find ships for Axis and Allies. They have an enormous collection of ships from all nations, you can find, I’d say just about anything here – at very reasonable prices – all in 1/2400 scale. And I don’t mean just cruisers and destroyers. I’ve got all kinds of oddities and painted them up for the game. You can find rules for lots of these on my blog.

Throw down some money and some paint and your game might turn into this…The Americans attempt to protect the Philippines with an Anti-aircraft cruiser, while a transport and an LST (landing ship tank) load forces on the islands while the Rigid Frame Airship loiters overhead scouting for the enemy….IMG_3714 In the mean time Japanese I-400 seaplane carrying submarine, Seaplane carrier Chitose, Battleship-Carrier Hyuga, a Japanese Escort Carrier, the CV Akagi and an LST prepare to attack!

Probably some of the beautiful products come from – This isn’t your usual gamers website. This site features products that have been computer designed and are uploaded to the site. When you buy them they are printed on a 3D printer and shipped to you directly. Below are some PBM Mariners and H6K Mavis Flying boats obtained from

Wizards of the Coast Axis And Allies Europe 1940
Toy (Wizards of the Coast)
  • For 2 to 6 players
  • Play time of 210 minutes
  • This game is designed to be joined with axis and allies Pacific 1940 to create a six player game on a map measuring 70 wide by 32 high (178 x 81 cm)
  • This variant of the game is described in the Europe 1940 manual as axis and allies global 1940

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by cymry

I am in the process of creating a deluxe new board game, using the "War of the Rings" pieces and board as the base. The game play works with 12 sided dice as the battle dice, and it is similar to both "Samurai Swords" and "Axis and Allies" in the way that the game is played. It is purely a strategy/war game. There is no role playing involved. All the pieces are painted, the board is expanded to include human territories in the east of Middle Earth, and Celtic island kingdoms have beed added off the western coast. Additional pieces include giant eagles, ents, gnomes, sprites, and werebears/beornings. Anyone interested in playing may email me, and I will email you the rules @

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  • Lead any one of the five WWII super-powers, each with unique and authentic weapons and capabilities
  • Experience the entire scope of the war as you command land, air, and sea units across all theaters of the world
  • Change the course of history through Dynamic Campaigns that never play the same way twice
  • Test your mettle against the greatest generals and leaders from the era, including Rommel, Eisenhower, Yamamoto, Zhukov and Montgomery
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Wizards of the Coast Axis & allies 1942 Second Edition
Toy (Wizards of the Coast)
  • 2 to 5 players
  • 90 minutes playtime
  • This game builds upon the success of the first edition of 1942 and makes several improvements for an even more enjoyable multi-player game
  • Expanded Game Board-The game board has been expanded to 40? x 26? in order to facilitate an enhanced play experience. Wargames of 1939
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  • Designed to be playable both on Android phones and tablets
  • Single player campaign and Local Multiplayer mode (pass the device between players at the end of each turn)
  • Three difficulty levels
Wizards of the Coast Axis and Allies Pacific 1940 2nd Edition
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  • Includes new ANZAC miniatures as well as new mechanized infantry and anti-aircraft artillery
  • Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 can be combined with Axis & Allies Europe 1940 to create the greatest Axis & Allies experience to date
  • Both game boards unite to create a massive 70 x 32 playing field that will let you experience the full scale of World War II global conflict
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