Here are the details on a game we started on Feb 21, 2004 in Milwaukee.  The game is at my place and the core participants are:

  • Germany: Bill Quoss, Chicago
  • Italy: Dave Schoepke, Chicago
  • Japan: Ed Schoenfeld, South Milwaukee (Rules Expert)
  • Western Allies/China : Maurice Buttazoni, Milwaukee (Host & Narrator)
  • Russia/France: Robert Haden, Chicago

We plan on meeting one Saturday a month.  This is our first Global War game and as such will be a teaching and learning game with mostly open Research and Diplomacy.

Game Sessions (and quick links):

  • Day One - February 21, 2004 - Fall 1939 to Summer 1940

  • Day Two - March 20, 2004 - Fall 1940 to Spring 1941

  • Day Three - April 24, 2004 - Summer 1941 to Winter 1941

  • Day Four - May 22, 2004 - Spring 1942 to Winter 1942

  • Day Five - June 5, 2004 - Sping 1943 - Fall 1943

 

Pre-game Pictures
I'm always intrigued with how people set up their game and components, and the rooms they game in. So here's my game room.  It's a 13' by 13' room in my basement, the house was built in 1885 so the game room is appropriately called "The Bunker". Here's how the space looked before we got started, counters are pulled but minimal setup has been done.

European table on the left.

Pacific table on the right.  The "alien looking" device on the table is a heater

Both tables.

I prefer maps and displays under Plexiglas.

 

Day One (February 21, 2004)
We finished setup and played from Fall 1939 through Summer 1940.

Fall 1939 - Initial setup in Asia.

Fall 1939 - Initial setup in Europe.

Winter 1939 - Attack on the Low Countries.

Summer 1940 - The Japanese link up their first beach head.

Summer 1940 - The German breakthrough machine in action.

Summer 1940 - At war but somewhat quiet in North Africa.

 

Day Two (March 20, 2004)
Well we only got 3 turns done today, Fall 1940 through Spring 1941.

Winter 1940 - The Med Front.

Winter 1940 - The East Front.

Spring 1941 - Ripping the Egyptian frontier wide open.

Spring 1941 - The Med under pressure.

Spring 1941 - Ominous rumors send the Russians back a few hexes.

Spring 1941 - The British Isles and the Atlantic.  Simply Frustrating!

Spring 1941 - The British Force Pool.  Amazingly Frustrating!

Spring 1941 - The Mobilization Track.

Spring 1941 - China.

 

Day Three (April 24, 2004)
Three turns were completed, Summer 1941 through Winter 1941. Here is the Game Report through to Winter 1941.

Summer 1941 - The Eastern Med.

Summer 1941 - The Western Med.

Summer 1941 - The East Front.

Summer 1941 - Asian Front; Japan ready for war.

Summer 1941 - Pacific Front; Japan ready for war.

Fall 1941 - Japans attacks into the South East Asian Front.

Fall 1941 - Japans attacks into the Pacific Front.

Fall 1941 - The East Front.

Fall 1941 - Egypt's last stand.

Fall 1941 - Japan's Dow turn conquests in SEA.

Fall 1941 - Japan's DoW turn conquests in the Pacific.

Winter 41 - South East Asia.

Winter 41 - South Pacific.

Winter 41 - No more Med Front *sigh*, we will now call it the Middle East Front.

Winter 41 - The East Front.

Winter 41 - God, how embarrassing.

1942 YSS - The Allies have hope.

 

 

Day Four (May 22, 2004)
All of 1942 was completed, Spring through Winter.

Summer 1942 - South Pacific.

Summer 1942 - South East Asia.

Summer 1942 - The Middle East.

Summer 1942 - The East Front.

Summer 1942 - England.

Winter 1942 - The Middle East.

Winter 1942 - The East Front.

Winter 1942 - South Pacific.

Winter 1942 - South East Asia.

Winter 1942 - England.

 

 

 

Day Five (June 5, 2004)
Spring 1943 through Fall 1943.

Fall 1943 - South East Asia.

Fall 1943 - Pacific.

Fall 1943 - US Task Forces.

Fall 1943 - Japanese Task Forces.

Fall 1943 - Euro Axis Task Forces.

Fall 1943 - The Middle East.

 Fall 1943  - East Front.

Fall 1943 - West Front.

Fall 1943 - Hall of Shame (Sunk Ships).

Fall 1943 - German Force Pool.