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A World at War is a grand strategy game which simulates the military, economic, political, diplomatic, research and production aspects of the Second World War.

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December 24, 2013

Gathering Storm is now available for order on the GMT P500 list!

Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm is both a game in its own right and a prequel to GMT’s A World at War. It covers the period from 1935 to the outbreak of World War II, whenever that might be. Like A World at War, Gathering Storm simulates the military, economic, political, diplomatic, research and production preparations for the Second World War, allowing the players to explore alternatives to what happened historically.

For more information and to order Gathering Storm, click here.

July 23, 2013

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have been updated to include the latest unofficial group wisdom.

July 6, 2013

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have been updated to include the June 30th, 2013 rules. The unofficial Q and A (group wisdom) still needs to be updated.

July 4, 2013

The June 30th, 2013 rules have been posted.

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have not been updated yet; they will be updated soon.

May 27, 2013

The game summaries from the 2012 AWAW tournaments at the World Boargaming Championships (WBC) have been posted in game reports section of Player Contributions.

May 4, 2013

A Barbarossa initial turn defense strategy for Russia that will drive the Germans crazy has been provided, and can be found in the Guides section of the Player Contributions. The description of the defense, as well as an image and WarPlanner file have been provided.

Rob Carl has provided his opinion on why forts are a bad idea. His article can be found in the Guides section of the Player Contributions.

March 3, 2013

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have been updated to include the latest unofficial group wisdom.

February 2, 2013

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have been updated to include the December 31st, 2012 rules. The unofficial group wisdom still needs to be updated.

February 2, 2013

Another version of the Spanish Civil War scenario has been posted. It is similar to the previous scenario but is a bit more historically accurate. It can be found with the Player Contributions.

January 22, 2013

The December 31st, 2012 rules have been posted.

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have not been updated yet; they will be updated soon.

July 26, 2012

The game summaries from the 2011 AWAW tournaments at the World Boargaming Championships (WBC) have been posted in game reports section of Player Contributions. They are fun reading; hopefully this year's tournament will be as fun as the past years have been. If you can make it, it is well worth the time!

July 3, 2012

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have been updated to include the June 30th, 2012 rules.

July 1, 2012

The June 30th, 2012 rules have been posted.  These are the rules that will be used in the 2012 WBC (World Boardgame Championships) convention.

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have not been updated yet; they will be updated soon.

March 29, 2012

A third naval simplification example of play from a Pacific Scenario game is now available. This one covers a large naval battle; Japan has 3 TFs and the Allies have 4 TFs.

March 24, 2012

A revised naval simplification rule package is available for testing

The changes are made directly in the rules for segment 4 (Naval Operations and Air-Naval Operations) and are highlighted in yellow.

March 11, 2012

A second naval simplification example of play from a Pacific Scenario game is now available.

March 4, 2012

A revised naval simplification rule package is available for testing

The changes are made directly in the rules for segment 4 (Naval Operations and Air-Naval Operations) and are highlighted in yellow.

A naval simplification example of play from a Pacific Scenario game is also available. Hopefully it helps explain the new rules.

February 3, 2012

Players are invited to test the updated naval simplification rule package. This set of rules is intended to stimulate naval combat and make naval interception and naval combat easier, quicker, and less confusing.

The changes are made directly in the rules for segment 4 (Naval Operations and Air-Naval Operations) and are highlighted in yellow.

January 27, 2012

The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have been updated to include the December 31st, 2011 rules.

January 18, 2012

Players are invited to test the naval simplification rule package. This set of rules is intended to stimulate naval combat and make naval interception and naval combat easier, quicker, and less confusing.

The changes are made directly in the rules for segment 4 (Naval Operations and Air-Naval Operations) and are highlighted in yellow. Tables 1 and 2 are also included as there are minor changes to several of the tables on them.

January 18, 2012

The recordsheets RS01-Research and RS18-SubwarRec have been updated to be consistent with the December 31st, 2011 rules.

January 17, 2012

The December 31st, 2011 rules have been posted.  Only the PDF rules have been updated. The on-line rules and the Windows Help file rules have not been updated yet; they will be updated soon.

These updates do not include any changes to the naval interception and combat rules. The proposed naval simplification package will be posted in the next day or two.

November 4, 2011

The post-convention rule package has been updated again for some consistancy changes.

October 23, 2011

The post-convention rule package has been updated to correct a couple of missed changes.

October 17, 2011

Players are invited to test the revised post-convention rule package. This set of changes includes simplification to naval interception and several changes to air-naval interaction which is intended to prompote naval combat in the Pacific theater.

August 23, 2011

Players are invited to test the post-convention rule package, which is intended to stimulate naval combat, especially in the Pacific theater.

August 18, 2011

Elihu compiled and edited interviews from all of the players in each of the eight games at the 2011 WBC (World Boardgame Championships) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The interviews can be found in the Player Contributions section.

July 17, 2011

The player aid booklets for the 2011 convention are now available.  It can be found with the PDF rules in the last second of files.

The file is a zip file containing the instructions and all of the files necessary to assemble the player aids into six booklets for playing the global scenario.  They can be used for any face-to-face game and should be used for the games at this year's convention.

July 16, 2011

The European scenario game report from the 2010 South Bend MiniCon on April 1-5, 2010 is now available in the Game Reports section.

July 4, 2011

The game summaries for the 2009 and 2010 AWAW tournaments at the World Boargaming Championships (WBC) have been posted in game reports section of Player Contributions. They are fun reading; hopefully this year's tournament will be as fun as the past years have been.

July 3, 2011

The June 30th, 2011 rules have been posted.  The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.

January 4, 2011

The online rules and CHM file has been updated with the latest unofficial group wisdom. It can be found in the rules section.

January 2, 2011

A new articles section has been added. It contains a number of articles on A WORLD AT WAR. They are self-contained and are fully compliant with the current version of the rules. Additional articles will be published as they become available.

December 27, 2010

An updated summary of all of the changes leading to the second edition of AWAW that includes all of the changes through December 31st, 2010 has been posted. It can be found in the rules section.

December 25, 2010

The December 31st, 2010 rules have been posted.  The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.

June 29, 2010

The player aid booklets for the 2010 convention are now available.  It can be found with the PDF rules in the last second of files.

The file is a zip file containing the instructions and all of the files necessary to assemble the player aids into six booklets for playing the global scenario.  They can be used for any face-to-face game and should be used for the games at this year's convention.

June 28, 2010

The June 30th, 2010 rules have been posted.  The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.

April 12, 2010

The global scenario game report from the 2009 South Bend MiniCon on May 12-17, 2009 is now available in the Game Reports section.

April 9, 2010

The Spring/Summer 2010 issue of ULTRA is now available.  It is a special double issue! It can be found on in the ULTRA section of this site.

January 3, 2010

An updated summary of all of the changes leading to the second edition of AWAW that includes all of the changes through December 31st, 2009 has been posted. It can be found in the rules section.

December 20, 2009

The December 31st, 2009 rules have been posted.  The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.  This includes all the post convention changes.

December 20, 2009

The Winter 2009 issue of ULTRA is now available.  It can be found on in the ULTRA section of this site.

October 18, 2009

The Fall 2009 issue of ULTRA is now available.  It can be found on in the ULTRA section of this site.

August 30, 2009

The Summer 2009 issue of ULTRA is now available.  It can be found on in the ULTRA section of this site.

July 12, 2009

The scenarios and remaining record sheets have been updated. The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.

July 7, 2009

The June 30th, 2009 rules have been posted.  The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.  The rules updates do not yet include updates to the scenarios; those updates will be coming shortly.

May 28, 2009

The Spring 2009 issue of ULTRA is now available.  It can be found on in the ULTRA section of this site.

April 9, 2009

Eric Krug has created a guide to playing Russia in the early game before Germany attacks. It can be found in the Learning Materials section of the Player Contributions.

January 13, 2009

The December 31st, 2008 rules have been posted.  The PDF rules, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help file rules have all been updated.

 

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