With the invasion of the Low Countries and the allied evacuation from Dunkirk, the German army is poised to march on Paris. Axis and Allies: Europe 1940 builds on the success of the acclaimed Axis and Allies Anniversary Edition. France appears for the first time in Axis and Allies and will represent a new playable ally! Italy joins as a second Axis power along with Germany. The UK, USSR and the US find themselves vulnerable at this early and uncertain point of the war. Two new combat units that debuted in Axis and Allies: Pacific 1940, Tactical Bombers and Mechanized Infantry, also appear in this game.
Axis and Allies: Europe 1940 features an oversized board that measures 35″ wide by 32″ high. With over 550 combat units, deluxe game components and local storage boxes, this game raises the standard established by the Axis and Allies Anniversary Edition. All new rules for neutral nations, naval and air bases, and convoy disruption will add even more depth and historical accuracy to this giant game.
Finally, this deluxe theater-level game is designed to play together with Axis and Allies: Pacific 1940. Together these two games will create the greatest Axis and Allies experience to date, with a combined board measuring 5′ wide by 32″ high and over a thousand sculptured combat units. Both games are designed to play alone or together to offer the 2-6 player global 1940 scenario, complete with weapons development, and national objectives.