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Wanted: battle box


  • TripleA

    does anyone want to give, trade, or sell their battlebox?



  • shure? how much for it???


  • TripleA

    Unfortunately in personal messages cminke never had the box.

    Does anyone have one they want to sell or trade?

    I love this game but my box is falling apart.


  • 2018 2017

    I only have the one that I own, and I’m not looking to sell. That said, the are alternatives.

    1. You could scan the sides of the box, put them on sticker paper, find a new box, and sticker the new box with the look of the old box.

    2. You can use colored or numbered dice and a table to figure out your hits and misses. Examples of what I’m talking about, from BGG:

    (Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/298778/axis-allies-guadalcanal)

    (Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/278630/axis-allies-guadalcanal)

    (Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/275717/axis-allies-guadalcanal)

    While I can’t be of direct help, maybe you can make something of these options.

    -Midnight_Reaper


  • TripleA

    Thanks for all the good ideas reaper!

    But I still want the box, I find it quick and most importantly fun to reveal the dice one at a time.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @allweneedislove:

    Thanks for all the good ideas reaper!

    But I still want the box, I find it quick and most importantly fun to reveal the dice one at a time.

    Midnight Reaper’s first proposed option, which basically involves cloning the box to produce a duplicate, actually has a long-term advantage: once you’ve obtained the scans and have worked out the details of producing a clone, you’ll be able to produce as many as you want from now into the future.  From your posts, I get the impression that your OOB battle box is worn out because it gets heavy use; if you simply replace it with an OOB battle box purchased from someone who’s willing to part with their copy, the same wearing-out fate will ultimately befall it and you’ll once again have to try to purchase a replacement from somebody.  If AAG was still in print, this wouldn’t be a problem…but since it’s out of print, there’s a ceiling on how many original battle boxes exist in the first place.  Producing your own version and creating a new copy as required would solve the problem permanently.  And in fact, you could take the concept further and produce a sturdy one (made of thin balsa wood rather than cardboard, with some felt added to reduce the rattling sound) which would last indefinitely.


  • TripleA

    @CWO:

    @allweneedislove:

    Thanks for all the good ideas reaper!

    But I still want the box, I find it quick and most importantly fun to reveal the dice one at a time.

    Midnight Reaper’s first proposed option, which basically involves cloning the box to produce a duplicate, actually has a long-term advantage: once you’ve obtained the scans and have worked out the details of producing a clone, you’ll be able to produce as many as you want from now into the future.  From your posts, I get the impression that your OOB battle box is worn out because it gets heavy use; if you simply replace it with an OOB battle box purchased from someone who’s willing to part with their copy, the same wearing-out fate will ultimately befall it and you’ll once again have to try to purchase a replacement from somebody.  If AAG was still in print, this wouldn’t be a problem…but since it’s out of print, there’s a ceiling on how many original battle boxes exist in the first place.  Producing your own version and creating a new copy as required would solve the problem permanently.  And in fact, you could take the concept further and produce a sturdy one (made of thin balsa wood rather than cardboard, with some felt added to reduce the rattling sound) which would last indefinitely.

    I love reapers first idea
    “1) You could scan the sides of the box, put them on sticker paper, find a new box, and sticker the new box with the look of the old box.”

    But it’s find a new box part that I want help with.


  • 2018 2017

    @allweneedislove:

    I love reapers first idea
    “1) You could scan the sides of the box, put them on sticker paper, find a new box, and sticker the new box with the look of the old box.”

    But it’s find a new box part that I want help with.

    Well, try this, then. Measure your current dice box. Then take those measurements and search online for paperboard boxes in that size. You just might surprise yourself.

    Here’s something I found on Amazon that’s close in size (I don’t feel like digging out my box to measure it tonight): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076JLZQWS/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B076JLZQWS&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=a54d13fc-b8a1-4ce8-b285-d77489a09cf6&pf_rd_r=C34K2E5XN9D7NVQ2EH5K&pd_rd_wg=piO4H&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=6ebNH&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=bc502940-b239-11e8-97de-971d4c54e3db

    -Midnight_Reaper


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    Id look into using Cracker Jack boxes. Or go to a department store or such and see what kind of boxes they have for like necklaces or maybe find a plastic box at a dollar store.
    You may need to get two different size boxes and trim one down to go inside slightly bigger box.  :?

    I just gave my battle box away just days before your request to Big E. 😞


  • TripleA

    Dang, looks like i just missed out.
    I hope Big E is enjoying it.

    I know the guadalcanal forum had lots of people saying it’s the worst a&a game. Hopefully someone that doesn’t enjoy the game will be able to help me out.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    Ya but then that’s what house rules are for and a small game you can tweak  😄


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