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Author Topic: 1941 and the IPC/Purchasing issue  (Read 1643 times)
Wolfshanze
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 09:40:13 am »
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What a sad lot you are! rolleyes Stop retaining your posteriors and get a life! tongue

And you call me anal retentive? Did you read how CWO Marc organizes his units? I bet he uses a label gun (seen below) to annotate each of his unit bins with accurate descriptions.

I have six nation bins... five for the major powers and one "neutral" bin that stores my factories, chits and I think I tossed my Italians in there too. If its the current color and the right equipment for that nation, its in that bin... that means the Germans have both Panthers and Tigers in their tank bin... the UK has both Matildas and Shermans (lend-lease) in their tank bin... England has Spitfires, P-40s, Hurricanes and Swordfish in their fighter bin (don't talk to me about Swordfish being "fighters", but as they are the only planes that can land on Carriers in 1941/1942, they look awesome on British Carriers). So on and so on.

The only units NOT in my nation bins are either because they just didn't "work out" for me (some too small or too big HBG units, though I sold most of those off), and/or something I decided I just didn't like for one reason or another (the uber-flat German assault transports from 1942 I never liked... I first replaced them with the 1941 German transports, and later the new HBG German transports... so now both my 1941 and 1942 german transports are not in the national bins). All my units that didn't make it into the nation bins are unceremoniously tossed into small ziplock bags by country (one bag with all black units, one bag with all orange units, etc, etc) and then those bags are tossed into a bigger ziplock bag... simply known as my "bag of unloved units". They sit in of my game boxes and just don't get used or need to be used as my national bins (of loved units) are quite full... I didn't go nuts in subdividing like CWO Marc and his embossing gun did...
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2017, 09:52:25 am »
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Well, what I'm going to do is add 1 IPC value to every territory. Course I'm not going to play it except to teach my younger siblings...
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CAN'T WAIT FOR THE TIGERS!!!!

Yes, Japanese Tiger Tanks are the best...
Let me rephrase: CAN"T WAIT TO PAINT THOSE JAPANESE TIGERS BLACK!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2017, 10:02:22 am »
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Did you read how CWO Marc organizes his units? I bet he uses a label gun (seen below) to annotate each of his unit bins with accurate descriptions.

Actually, I hand-write my box labels with a felt pen on peel-away sticky envelope labels, whose top edge I trim with scissors to make them fit the box edge where I need to apply them.  I don't own an embossing gun.  (Nor do I have particularly neat handwriting, even though do I try to make an effort to make my handwritten labels look more or less decent.)  The box labels aren't terribly complex; they say things like "USA-1" "USA-2" for multi-tray nations and "FRANCE" for single-tray nations. The boxes don't even have flag labels on them (unlike the ones on your trays, which incidentally look quite nice).  Some of the trays aren't yet labeled (they just have a handwritten note inside) because I've been too busy for a while to complete some of the sorting work...which is probably just as well, given that the Anniversary reprint allegedly contains new sculpts which may require a bit of rejiggering of the auxiliary trays. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2017, 10:07:49 am »
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The boxes don't even have flag labels on them (unlike the ones on your trays, which incidentally look quite nice).

TY, there's a little anal-retentiveness in all of us... having said that...

Somehow, I think if Marc went fishing, it would go a little something like this...
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/anal-retentive-fishing/n9787?snl=1


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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2017, 10:13:19 am »
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I don't fish either.  Never saw the point.  Though I've heard that this activity is somewhat popular among various folks here and there.
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2017, 10:17:53 am »
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I don't fish either. Never saw the point. Though I've heard that this activity is somewhat popular among various folks here and there.

I was just "fishing" for an excuse to post that video... it's damn funny.
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2017, 10:31:29 am »
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I was just "fishing" for an excuse to post that video... it's damn funny.

The irony is that I use plastic tackle boxes as my sculpt storage trays. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2017, 02:30:18 pm »
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Wow, you guys make me feel ashamed about the hundreds of A&A classic games that I have played with those "one shape fits all " units.   But, I get it....we have all come a long way since those "good old days".... I too find the punkin Orange Tigers a little unusual....but I will find a good use for them ....if I live long enough. 
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2017, 05:41:20 am »
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 But, I get it....we have all come a long way since those "good old days"....

We certainly have.  My collection includes several trays of those old cheap plastic Xeno clones of the original Milton Bradley A&A units, in a variety of colours, and to me they are a reminder of the Dark Ages, when the Xeno sculpts were more or less the only thing available to supplement the (at the time) small array of official A&A sculpts, for example in order to add extra countries like France.  By contrast, the number of official A&A sculpts available today is very large indeed.  (France even has *two* sets of official A&A sculpts nowadays: the ones from 1940 and the ones from 1914, which are virtually the same colour and which are useful for, let's say distinguishing Free French / Vichy units.)
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 05:48:26 am »
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Wow, you guys make me feel ashamed about the hundreds of A&A classic games that I have played with those "one shape fits all " units. But, I get it....we have all come a long way since those "good old days".... I too find the punkin Orange Tigers a little unusual....but I will find a good use for them ....if I live long enough. 

For the record, I still have way more games of Classic 1980s A&A under my belt than all games of 1941 and 1942 combined and multiplied a few times. Now that I have the fully upgraded and much-customized "way more cooler" version today than I had in the 80s... I lack the number of friends that want to play a board game in the 21st century compared to what I had back in the 20th century.
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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2017, 06:48:39 am »
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I appreciate everything you said, we are in the same boat. I got the gear...getting more time available, but like you finding folks in my area (Eastern Shore Maryland )  is the hardest part of the challenge.
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 09:17:50 pm »
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So have we come up with a solution to the purchasing problem? Or do I just bin it all and teach my 9 year old 42.2 or 50? I'd love to make this version work as it would be great for a pub battle. I'm tempted to do the +1 to every territory.
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2017, 07:20:18 am »
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So have we come up with a solution to the purchasing problem? Or do I just bin it all and teach my 9 year old 42.2 or 50? I'd love to make this version work as it would be great for a pub battle. I'm tempted to do the +1 to every territory.

IMHO, 1941 is more a learning tool to introduce people to the game than a staple of the series. Once someone has the basics down, you'd be better-off moving-on to either 1942.2 or the new Anniversary Edition, then you don't have to worry about "fixing" the money issue in 1941.
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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2017, 05:48:06 pm »
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So have we come up with a solution to the purchasing problem? Or do I just bin it all and teach my 9 year old 42.2 or 50? I'd love to make this version work as it would be great for a pub battle. I'm tempted to do the +1 to every territory.

IMHO, 1941 is more a learning tool to introduce people to the game than a staple of the series. Once someone has the basics down, you'd be better-off moving-on to either 1942.2 or the new Anniversary Edition, then you don't have to worry about "fixing" the money issue in 1941.

Well, I agree with your assessment of the games and will do so with my son. But we don't always have time for the larger games so I was looking for a way to get more purchasing power into a small quick game. I like the simplicity of this one over, say, Revised. It takes a lot of the "level 2" rules out which is great for him. But I want him to explore more complex buys.
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