A Desperate Struggle for Victory in the Most Brutal Conflict of WWII
German tanks thunder into the snow-covered Ardennes forest, opposed only by a few unsuspecting divisions of exhausted American troops. As Axis forces plunge into the countryside, Allied troops must struggle to hold the front line in order to repel the all-out offensive. Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge challenges you to control territory and contend with supply shortages, while directing infantry, artillery, tanks, and aircraft in one of the most decisive conflicts of World War II.
Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge features detailed game components including a new truck piece, a hex-based game board with original artwork. Other elements of this new Axis & Allies variant include circumstances that played key factors in the historical battle, such as supply shortages and late-battle air support, mechanics for overland vs. road movement, and randomized war casualties.
Axis & Allies depicts Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhein), the German code name for this counteroffensive that took place toward the end of World War II. The objective: To capture the port city of Antwerp. It was expected the capture of Antwerp would cause great disruption in the Allied supply lines, and threaten to fracture the great Anglo-American alliance.
One player controls Germany, whose massive military build-up has gone undetected by the Allies, and are poised to unleash hell upon enemy forces. The second player controls the United Kingdom and the United States -- they must stem the tide of German armor and hold their positions until reinforcements arrive.
Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge, designed for two players, can be played in three to four hours. The game is the fourth Axis & Allies variant, following the successful Axis & Allies D-Day, Axis & Allies Europe and Axis & Allies Pacific versions.
Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge contains:
- 1 Game Board
- 1 Rulebook
- 12 Twelve-Sided Dice
- 1 Turn Marker
- 1 Victory-Point Marker
- 1 Axis Reinforcement Chart
- 3 Allies Reinforcement Charts
- 2 Turn-Order Charts
- 72 Total Axis Playing Pieces
- 85 Total Allies Playing Pieces
- 36 Front-Line Markers
- 6 Combat Strips
- 110 Supply Tokens
- 135 Plastic Chips