I remember playing this, but the map is very small: it’s about the same size as one of the panels of Global 40
Tell me about it…. I’ll never understand why they put the IPC counter ON the board… Should’ve been seperate like the oringinal, made more room to make the countries a little bit bigger.
Thats why I’ve recently bought AAP40, next week AAE40! Then you’ve got to worry about the board being too massive and not how small it is haha.
I think the reason they put the ipc tracker on the board is to have less things in the box to intimidate a new player which is what the game is geared towards. See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeGoWcfxbk&feature=related After watching this I understand why AA42 does not have as much in the box as Revised did. Overall it is still a great game and my favorite WWII themed game.
Hahahaha, from that point of view yes I understand. I think the only way to truely understand the game fully is to learn from someone first hand in person.
That is how I learned. My uncle and brother used to play the 2nd edition in the 80s but I was too young and it didn’t appeal to me. A few years ago I wanted to try the game so I bought a used copy from ebay and had my uncle come over. I have been hooked ever since.
Thx very much for your quick answer.
The off/unloading in one movement gibts especially japan and britain more possibilities then in the games we did so far.
The game is so great !!! Can’t believe it took me so long to find it
Yes, the AA50 sub rules are a bit muddled, but the FAQ helps immensely.
There are no official rules on undoing a mistake, so you’ll have to work that out with your opponent. However, many on-line clubs have procedures for such situations. Maybe one of their members will suggest something here.
By the way, this is the AA42 forum, so questions about AA50 are off-topic here. Please post further AA50 questions in the appropriate forum. Thanks.
If your playing a smart player, who does not “Pearl Harbor” with Japan and uses the Navy to take India which is basically Impossible to stop. Do not buy Industrial complex turn 1. Wait and see if the Japan player does “Pearl Harbor” or not if he does then you should be safe but i would wait until turn 2 or 3. Don’t forget about the 2 infantry and transport in Australia they help defend India very well, Also the transport can move Infantry from Africa to India (after Germany has been removed from Africa). My favorite UK strategy is to fly fighters from India to Russia “Moscow”. Creates a brick wall of infantry and fighters to setup a long game to use the Allied 3 turn advantage to win. Its hilarious to watch Germany throw tanks and infantry trying to wear down Russia and the 10+ UK fighters and Russian Infantry just obliterate them.