Axis and Allies Miniatures: M1 Garand Rifle # 28 - 1939 - 1945. Axis & Allies is the iconic World War II strategy board game where the five major powers (Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, & USSR) struggle for supremacy. Players deploy and command land, sea, and air forces in order to conquer and control important victory cities. Each commander must carefully manage their nations. military and industrial resources while working with their allies to ensure victory and change the course of history in a few short hours.