Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge (released in 2006) involves a major WWII German offensive that took place from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg.

During this game, the Axis player has many opportunities to puncture through the Allied defenses to reach for the required 24 Victory Cities. The Allied player (United Kingdom and United States) will try to prevent the Axis from gaining ground.

Unlike most Axis & Allies games, Battle of the Bulge includes trucks that carry supplies, infantry and artillery to the ground units. Also, with no money involved in this game, game play flows quicker than many versions of Axis & Allies.

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Rules:

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Details:

  • Board Dimensions: 30 x 20 inches or 75 x 50 cm
  • Game Time: 3-4 hours

Game Primer Video:

A Closer Look:

Welcome to Battle of the Bulge.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge

The game box.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Game Box

Inside the game box.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Inside the box

Your rule book…

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Rule Book

… including an illustrated map…

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Illustrate Map

… and fact history.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Fact History

Chart showing the turn order.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Turn Order

Turn tracker and reinforcement chart.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Turn Chart

Extra space may be required. Get out that ironing board!

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Extra Space Required

Reinforcement cards…

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Start of the Game - Reinforcement Cards

… loaded!

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Start of the Game - Loaded Reinforcement Cards

Start of the game setup.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Start of the Game

Hex territories on the board.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Start of the Game - New Hex Territories

Unique mechanized infantry (trucks) – with other game pieces.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Mechanized Infantry

Land units and markers.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Land Units

Battle strips.

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Battle Strips

The Germans making progress!

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Germans

Luck of the dice?

Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge - Dice

There you have it. Your quick guide to getting started with Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge. Enjoy!