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• Hundreds of professionally sculpted miniatures
(Tanks, Planes, Artillery, and Infantry)
•Exciting World War 2 theme
•Easy to learn rules; Deep gameplay
•Dazzling artwork by world-renowned
artist Paul E. Niemeyer
Attack! is a new game system. The idea is to create a system that will allow
players of any skill level to buy the perfect game for them.
The basic game (Attack!) is a very simple game of expansion and conflict set
in the World War 2 era. It is aimed at those game players who enjoy rules that
are very simple and easy to get into. The game is not intended to be a simulation
of the era, but immerses the players in the flavor of the period.
Each player will start with a few regions (one of which is his capital), and
a few military units. He will expand his power base by adding regions to his "sphere
of influence". This may be done either through diplomacy (they join willingly),
or military conquest (they join, period).
There are three major sub-games in Attack!:
1) Land Combat: A simple system where each unit has certain advantages based
on its historical role.
2) Sea Combat: A simple system where each ship type (Battleship, Carrier, Destroyer,
and Sub) has certain advantages based on its historical role.
3) Economic: A simple system determines production. The player starts with one
card per region owned, and then gets a new one for each new region added. The
cards come in four basic flavors (suites): Resources, Factories, Transport Network,
and Oil. Each card has a value printed on it that represents the base economic
value of that region. If the player is able to create an entire "set" (one
of each suite), he doubles the printed value on those cards. There is also a
fifth type of card which has a minimum value of "1" that represents
a region without any special economic value (just "population").
The units will include: Infantry, Tank, Artillery, and Air. These will be high
quality plastic minis.
The map will be earth circa 1935 centered around the Atlantic (North and South
America, Europe, and Africa). The expansion will contain the map of Asia, Australia,
and the Pacific. We also plan to make other maps available soon after publication.THE
more information at the Board Game Geek website
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|Tons of bits and a huge map. Easy to teach and plays fast. Can be improved further with a few play aids.
|Attack! is a wargame often compared to Risk, This does not do the game justice however, since Attack! is a more engaging and elaborate game. There are several types of units, land and sea combat and even an economics system to determine what you can produce. It is a full-scale wargame with simpler rules than e.g. Axis & Allies - great for a light evening of all-out war!