Axis Powers Allied Powers
Nazi Germany Poland
Soviet Russia United Kingdom
Turn order corresponds to historical fact: Germany attacking Poland on Sept. 1, Poland defending itself the same day, UK declaring war Sept. 3 followed by France later that day, and Soviet Russia attacking Poland Sept. 17. Italy declared war in 1940 and USA began fighting in 1941, though their allegiances were clear earlier.
Some national boundaries and territory names have been adjusted from the base map to reflect the actual situation on Sept. 1, 1939. Starting
relative economic and military strengths are also based on actual statistics.
For extended historical emulation:
Players are free to make sovereign decisions from the start but may choose to mimic actual political choices that were made until almost 1942, when the original Axis and Allies game start is set:
Germans: Attack Poland but do not attack any other Allies on land until Poland is defeated by you and the Russians, and you divide Poland between you. This lets you move more units west before attacking France or Neutral territories in the west. Attack British and French ships from the start, but not American naval units. After Poland is partitioned between you and the Russians, attack Neutral countries starting with Denmark and Norway. Then invade neutrals Netherlands and Belgium at the same time as Allied France.
Polish: Hold off alone as long as possible
against the Germans and Russians attacking from the West and East respectively. Do not attack either superpower or any Neutral territories: your fight is totally defensive as you wait for the British and French to open a western front on the Germans as pledged. (They won't.)
British: Do not attack German or Italian land units or bomb Germany until the Germans attack the French. However, you may attack German ships. Do not attack any Russian units on land or sea, even after Russians attack your Ally, Poland. Do not attack any Neutral territories except those taken by the Germans. Do not attack any Neutral territories taken by the Russians. You may transfer units to France at any time, including before the Germans attack France.
French: You may build up defences behind your Maginot Line but do not attack or bomb enemy targets until the Germans attack you. Do not attack or bomb Russian targets. Do not
attack or bomb any Italian targets until the Italians attack you. Do not attack any Neutral territories, unless those areas have been taken by the Germans. Do not attack any Neutral territories taken by the Russians or Italians. But you may invade neutral Belgium after the Germans attack you.
Russians: Attack Poland but not other Allies. After Poland is defeated, attack Neutral territories, starting with Finland and the Baltic States.
Italians: Do not attack French or British units or territories until the same round that the Germans have attacked France. After that, attack the Allies along with Neutral territories, starting with Greece.
Americans: Do not attack any Axis units or territories until a minimum one turn after continental France has been overrun, to emulate US delay in entering the war until the end of 1941 more than a year after France capitulated. This includes not
engaging Axis naval units until that time although you may fire if fired upon. Also, from the beginning your naval units may escort Allied shipping in the Atlantic as far as Iceland.
All restrictions cease one turn after continental France has been overrun in 1940, since in 1941 German troops occupying western Poland attacked Soviet troops occupying eastern Poland and the German-Soviet alliance was thus broken, which this game does not allow.
* For every territory, owned at the start of the turn, a maximum of ONE Bunker can be purchased PER TURN.
* In territories with a Factory, place them USING THE FACTORY.
* In territories without a Factory, place them using EDIT. The EDIT function can be found in the upper TripleA menu. Its use is rather straight-forward and intuitive.
Original map baseframe credit to Seig and
Ernie Bommel NWO1939
and modifications Adolf Lebowski