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Author Topic: Evolution of Axis & Allies pieces -- Take 2  (Read 18633 times)
IdaRed
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« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2015, 03:59:35 pm »
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The original game had painted GHQ pieces on the back cover and was actually deceptive in insinuating that the game pieces were the same as the picture in the back. Here is a link to my game piece modifications and replacement thread.

I always wondered what the pieces shown on the back cover were. Needless to say, my friends and I were very disappointed when we opened the game and saw the actual pieces.  Deceptive advertising indeed. 
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« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2015, 06:11:13 pm »
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 Minor Factory.
    I have used a white house piece from 'Finance' (an old Parker Bros game) - the same one as in Monopoly. It works fairly well to represent a Minor Factory piece. I guess one has to spray paint them white as the real white ones are probably very rare.
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« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2015, 06:14:31 pm »
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 Your history of the A&A pieces is excellent knp wink : grin
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« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2015, 02:27:23 am »
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Still waiting for Panzer III/IV for early war German light/medium tanks. Starting off with Panthers in 1939 is just wrong.

Wonder what happened to the molds for the more detailed units shown on the 1984 box - or were they borrowed from a different game?

As has been said, PzIII are available from HBG and I am totally with you on panthers for 1042. That is what led me to scratch build my own tanks for the original game. The original game had painted GHQ pieces on the back cover and was actually deceptive in insinuating that the game pieces were the same as the picture in the back.

 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I've been wondering why the pieces pictured on the back of my first A&A game were different from what was in the box. For 27 years that has been a mystery to me.
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« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2016, 11:19:54 am »
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In Anniversary, cruisers were introduced and the Germans got the Hipper class cruiser.  For some reason, they chopped off the aft end of the cruiser piece so they look odd. 

Ya, well, that may be because the German Hipper class had faulty stern designs to begin with... they failed often, and the same problem even extended to the Bismark (when the battleship went down, the stern quickly broke off).

Here's a couple of pics of what happened to the Prinz Eugen... maybe the sculpts were just made to give you a more realistic depiction of what your cruiser would look like in war!  lolz
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« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2016, 12:15:51 pm »
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Yes, that was a chronic flaw of Kriegsmarine capital ships and cruisers -- but I think the reason they revised the Hipper sculpt to give it a cruiser stern was to prevent confusion.  In A&A, most destroyers have transom sterns, which is useful identification feature. 
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« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2016, 07:02:58 pm »
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Hello Wolfshanze,
Thanks for that info on the German capital ships & cruisers.  I didn't know they had problems with the stern.  Construction flaws?
Funny about them putting these cruisers with the aft end chopped off in the game to represent that problem.
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