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Global War 1936-1945 2nd Edition
Global War 1936-1945 2nd Edition
by Historical Board Gaming (2015)
Player Count
2 to 9

Player Ages

Playing Time
8 hours to 16 hours
  • Wargame
  • World War II
  • Designers
  • Doug Friend
  • Adam Woodard
  • Will Henson
  • Joseph Krejcar
  • Mechanisms
  • Partnerships
  • Area Movement
  • Simulation
  • Dice Rolling
  • Area Control / Area Influence
  • Artists
  • Szabolcs Penzes
  • Rating: 7.67/10 from 15 users


    Global War 1936-1945 Second Edition is the re-implementation of Global War 1939, which is its First Edition iteration. This Second Edition is a remastered version of Global 1939, with the scope of the game greatly expanded. Here are some of the key points:

    There are a lot of rules in Global War -2nd edition but do not be intimidated! Many of them are optional and you are encouraged to select rules that suit the type of play you enjoy. New rules in this expansion include:

    • Multi-stage ship and facility production
    • Advanced research development system with 13 technologies.
    • Nation-specific victory objectives
    • New Lend-lease system where players can lend money or units.
    • Soviet Union as a third alliance
    • Spanish Civil War
    • Chinese Civil War
    • Advanced convoy raiding system with world-wide convoy routes and escorts
    • New units including airborne infantry, militia, cavalry, mountain infantry, marines, medium bombers, coastal submarines (and more)
    • Carpet Bombing
    • Combat Air Patrol
    • Diplomatic Pacts
    • Strategic Rail Movement
    • New facilities: Shipyards, coastal artillery, fortifications (and more)

    The new map is completely redone with more territories and land features than ever. These include;

    • Mountains
    • Rivers
    • Baltic-White Sea Canal
    • Minor power colonies
    • New nations
    • Chinese Warlord Regions

    Global War-2nd Edition is already the most expanded game of its genre. Expansions include:
    • Fighting Railways
    • U.S. & German Ordnance
    • Amerika Companion
    • United States Unit Set #3
    • The Few the Proud, The Marines
    • Alaskan Warriors
    • Over 30 3D Printed Game Units

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