Global War 2025 (Axis & Allies Variant Map)

Global War 2025 (Axis & Allies Variant Map)

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Contents: Map, Rules, play aids. Mini's will be extra.


2025 – THE BACK STORY                                                          

The decline in oil prices caused by US shale oil & gas combined with a shift toward 3D manufacture spurred a major economic recession in oil exporters (Russia, and the Middle East) and manufacturing (China) which contributed to significant unrest and economic instability. By 2019, the shift created obvious winners and losers in the global economy, and brought to the surface age-old resentments, and fueled ethnic and religious tensions.   This brought hard liners to power in the Russian Federation and China.

Russian Federation: Economic instability has lead to rising tensions among the ethnically diverse groups in Russia.  Russia’s forceful integration of Ukraine increased hostility with the West.  Russia responded to the West’s rhetoric and embargos with increasing invasions of territorial air space and sabre rattling.   The West’s success left Russia with an unlikely ally –China.  Promising China a sphere of influence in the Pacific, Russia set its course towards crushing Europe while it had one advantage left – military strength.

China: A slow down in manufacturing has left many factories deserted and many workers idle.   An idle workers has fueled dissident ideas and tensions among ethnic minorities.  The loss of U.S. markets left China looking for new markets in the burgeoning populations of SE Asia.  Chinese Nationalism has also stirred her territorial ambitions to reclaim Taiwan, and forever expel the U.S. from the Korean peninsula.

The Middle East: During the last several years ISIS has increased its hold over the Middle East, creating a loose caliphate of states and groups claiming allegiance.   Unable to field a conventional army due to ongoing pressure from the US and Europe, they none the less made strides in Iran and Pakistan, gaining access to nuclear weapons and millions of converts.   In 2020, ISIS delegates achieved majority in the Pakistani Government.  Border tensions continue to rise with India over the disputed territory of Kashmir.   Now with their Russian allies prepared to funnel in arms, the Islamic Caliphate is prepared to achieve its ultimate goals – the collapse of Israel.

Global War Series: Our Global War series consists of interconnected games spanning the time period of 1850-2025.  Players can play any Global War game individually, or connect them together in one monster game where victory in one affects the starting point of the next.  These games consist of both large scale wars (World War I, World War II, and hypothetical wars in 1985 and 2025), and interwar periods where players fight limited conflicts.  As players transition from one game to the next, they upgrade units to new models, and make decisions about how their nation will enter the coming era.

5 Stars
Now THAT's thinking...
Put simply... I LOVE this idea... guerrilla forces, a new arms race... and all those amazing miniatures!!! BRAVO! Would love to see the rules and what the game components look like... push on folks... great idea...
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