Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Information on getting started Playing Axis and Allies Miniatures and Rules Clarifications.
User avatar
FieldMarshall Ober
Founder
Founder
Posts: 5080
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm
Location: OK, Its late july and summer is over in Canada....it was 3 days this year!
Contact:

Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Sun May 29, 2011 3:14 pm

Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures Introduction
Released in 2005, Axis and Allies Mini's is a hex based WWII miniatures combat game. Played on hex based maps, Infantry, Artillery, Planes and vehicles battle for control of objectives and territory. The game is turn based and uses dice to decide the outcome of battles.

Scale
The game started out with vehicle scale is in the 10-12mm range and was changed to a more standard 15 mm scale about halfway through. Sets that contain 10-12mm vehicles are, Base Set, Set II, Contested Skies, D-Day, Reserves. Sets that contain 15mm vehicles are, 39-49, North Africa, Eastern Front, early War and Counter Offensive. Making a total of ten expansion boosters issued. Tentatively Set 11, Late War is scheduled for release in May of 2012. Note - Only the Vehicle scales were changed and all Soldier, Artillery and Planes remain unchanged for all ten sets. Both scales are legal and acceptable to be played in tournaments and matches.

Card Revisions
The cards that are associated with the Mini's were also changed to reflect the expansion of the game, unbalanced stats and costs. The following sets were revised and are clickable to acquire the revised cards. I would highly recommend downloading these cards and using them as they serve to balance the game and make it more playable. There as of yet no revised cards since Eastern Front.

Base Set Revisions - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Set II Revisions - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Contested Skies - http://www.wizards.com/AvalonHill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

DDay - http://www.wizards.com/AvalonHill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Reserves - http://www.wizards.com/AvalonHill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1939-1945 - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

North Africa - http://www.wizards.com/AvalonHill/rules ... evised.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Eastern Front - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... evised.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

All cards are consolidated and available here in our card database: http://www.aamcardbase.com/search_AAM.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Simply click on the searched units text to see the printable card.

Maps
Maps produced up until the scale change to 15mm were 2 inch hexes. After the revision and large vehicles the maps were rescaled to 3 inch hexes. Either map scale is OK to use. Larger battles play out better on the 2 inch hex maps as the smaller scale make battlefield larger. Inversely the 3 inch hex maps allow more room for mini's and less crowding within the hexes.

Base Starter Set - 2 inch
DDay - 2 inch
Expanded Rules - 3 inch
1939–1945 Starter - 3 inch
North Africa 1940–1943 - 3 inch
Eastern Front Maps - 3 inch

WotC Map downloads: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah ... h20051121c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Combat Zone tiles: http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/ ... _Hex_Tiles

Stacking limits Change
Originally the unit stacking per hex was 2 units and only one could be a vehicle. With the addition of Trucks in North Africa these limits were changed to 3 units per hex and only one may be a vehicle.

Available Rule Sets
Quickstart - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... kstart.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Advanced - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... lebook.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Revised - In map pack
Inserts - http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... nserts.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Platoon Cards
At a certain point WotC issued two sets of Platoon Cards. Platoon cards organized units into specialized groups for a discount in points. When the cards were finally revised the platoon cards became defunct and lost their official status. Some players still use them. Its a matter of personal choice.

Link to Set 1: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/aam/ah20070920c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Link to Set 2: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/aam/ah20070814c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

AAM updates page for more downloads: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/aam/updates" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"Maybe there are 5,000, maybe 10,000 Nazi bastards in their concrete foxholes before the Third Army. Now if Ike stops holding Monty's hand and gives me some supplies, I'll go through the Siegfried Line like %*$# through a goose."
~Gen. G.S. Patton

Image

User avatar
Rebel
Member
Member
Posts: 762
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:09 am
Location: State of Denial

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by Rebel » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:17 am

Helping out:

Only other maps between Base Set and 1939-45 are either Combat Zone (which doesn't technicaly count) and a few new ones for D-day. And then there are a few more recent ones like Srtg. Fury's Tarawa and the like.

Link for Platoons:
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/aam/ah20070920c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and:
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/aam/ah20070814c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hope that was helpful.
A&A Underground- Minis, Maps, Models and More!
Image
If you want a custom map, please PM me.

User avatar
FieldMarshall Ober
Founder
Founder
Posts: 5080
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm
Location: OK, Its late july and summer is over in Canada....it was 3 days this year!
Contact:

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:12 pm

Thanks for the links and the info. I added your links to the first post .

Cheers
Ober
"Maybe there are 5,000, maybe 10,000 Nazi bastards in their concrete foxholes before the Third Army. Now if Ike stops holding Monty's hand and gives me some supplies, I'll go through the Siegfried Line like %*$# through a goose."
~Gen. G.S. Patton

Image

Doberman74
Member
Member
Posts: 102
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:42 pm

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by Doberman74 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:11 pm

Platoon Cards? Nice.

Wish I would have ran across this before ordering singles! None the less, I'm happy with what I got to get started. I'm a little low in ATG for GE & GB and tank destroyers for GE.

User avatar
FieldMarshall Ober
Founder
Founder
Posts: 5080
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm
Location: OK, Its late july and summer is over in Canada....it was 3 days this year!
Contact:

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:23 pm

The platoon cards were created to offset some problems with the original cards. Since the cards have been revised since then the platoon cards are now defunct for tournament play. My group still uses them for play. Its your choice.
"Maybe there are 5,000, maybe 10,000 Nazi bastards in their concrete foxholes before the Third Army. Now if Ike stops holding Monty's hand and gives me some supplies, I'll go through the Siegfried Line like %*$# through a goose."
~Gen. G.S. Patton

Image

User avatar
KennyJman
Mod
Mod
Posts: 571
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:23 pm
Location: Corner of Norfolk St. and Way Ave.

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by KennyJman » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:25 am

The maps from Historic Battlefronts are cool too; IF you find them...

I have a set. I think I got some from MiniMarket or CoolStuffInc, but I cannot remember for sure.
Image

Rip2010
Member
Member
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:43 pm

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by Rip2010 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:02 pm

I just looked at the pot cards and will use them. This saves a few pts on builds.

Question I have is does anyone use the General cards I've seen on another website, and if so does it add to the game or is it just chess.

User avatar
FieldMarshall Ober
Founder
Founder
Posts: 5080
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm
Location: OK, Its late july and summer is over in Canada....it was 3 days this year!
Contact:

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:11 pm

Rip2010 wrote:I just looked at the pot cards and will use them. This saves a few pts on builds.

Question I have is does anyone use the General cards I've seen on another website, and if so does it add to the game or is it just chess.
You are refering to the Forumini generals. Yes we use them. They are well done and can add some flavor to matches. They will appear soon in the database as another search option. There's lots of good stuff posted on the Forumini from enthusiastic players.
"Maybe there are 5,000, maybe 10,000 Nazi bastards in their concrete foxholes before the Third Army. Now if Ike stops holding Monty's hand and gives me some supplies, I'll go through the Siegfried Line like %*$# through a goose."
~Gen. G.S. Patton

Image

User avatar
foxmarine2123
Member
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:26 pm
Location: Kentucky
Contact:

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by foxmarine2123 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:44 pm

FieldMarshall Ober wrote:Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures Introduction


Scale
The game started out with vehicle scale is in the 10-12mm range and was changed to a more standard 15 mm scale about halfway through. Sets that contain 10-12mm vehicles are, Base Set, Set II, Contested Skies, D-Day, Reserves. Sets that contain 15mm vehicles are, 39-49, North Africa, Eastern Front, early War and Counter Offensive. Making a total of ten expansion boosters issued. Tentatively Set 11, Late War is scheduled for release in May of 2012. Note - Only the Vehicle scales were changed and all Soldier, Artillery and Planes remain unchanged for all ten sets. Both scales are legal and acceptable to be played in tournaments and matches.


I got mine out and checked the scale on some of them, like the Sd Kfz 250 36/45 should be 4.56cm in 15mm scale but it is barely 3.40 cm. not that I am complaining, I think the odd scale will in the long run make them more collectable. :Gberet:
If your attack is going really well, it's an ambush

Murphy's war law

User avatar
FieldMarshall Ober
Founder
Founder
Posts: 5080
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm
Location: OK, Its late july and summer is over in Canada....it was 3 days this year!
Contact:

Re: Introduction to Axis and Allies Miniatures

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:54 pm

The first 5 set were supposedly 10mm-12mm scale and in set 6 they switched over to the more standard 15mm miniature. I play mixed armies of scale also. I'm just too competitive to leave mini's off the table because of the scale but one of my friends only will play 15mm.
"Maybe there are 5,000, maybe 10,000 Nazi bastards in their concrete foxholes before the Third Army. Now if Ike stops holding Monty's hand and gives me some supplies, I'll go through the Siegfried Line like %*$# through a goose."
~Gen. G.S. Patton

Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest