7. Life Tile [[i]Game of Life] - Whenever a player captures a Victory City or causes an opponent to retreat from attacking his Victory City, grab a Life Tile and read it aloud. Players may freely conjecture how saving Stalingrad helped to “Find a Cure for the Common Cold” and if the $40,000 payoff has any IPC value.
I agree completely with Dangermouse. He has done some nice paint jobs himself. But it simply TAKES TIME! If you have someone else painting them for you,…you are still going to have to pay them FOR THEIR TIME. A painter with lesser talents would probably take more time,…and a professional will simply will cost more, read EXSPENSIVE!
I would encourage you to try painting them yourself. You’ll get better as you gain experience, and probably have some fun, too. There are several people on here that have painted their own pieces, and even some tutorials to help you out. They’re not hard to find, either. Just look around. You CAN DO IT! Good Luck.
I don’t know how many folks here scan all the boards, but there is a fellow that formed a company called Field Marshall Games, FMG for short. He is making accessories for A&A and is about to release new pieces for the A&A games. The first release will be a complete set of Italian pieces. The other nations will follow and I think this is going to be a great thing. If you have time, check out this thread.
It is already over 35 pages, so it will take a long time to read. But the essence is he is about to take the next step and take pre-orders for the Italian pieces. I bought a set of special dice from FMG and I am happy with them. He is also selling a dice tower. He plans to add other stuff. I hope he gets plenty of support so he can fund the development of all his projects. Take a look. The set will include some new pieces which may help with your house rules.
Well then technically you shouldn’t get to transport your allies on ships neither but it is a rule in game play. I can see still using allies paratroopers for game play and I would even have a rule where a dice roll blocks it or stops it on that turn based on higher command.
I think its worth it, just for the warhawks hehe. Though I agree that the game would have been a much better investment (and a better play too) if it had included a unique artillery sculpt. The OOB 1941 game benefits immeasurably from the inclusion of artillery in the roster. I use 1942.2 art sculpts when I play it.
Depends where you buy the game, but if you can pick up two copies and ship them at the same time, you get a decent number of fighters and tanks. You’re still left holding the bag on Italy, Anzac etc unfortunately.
Revised has some nice colored units for UK and Germany, with lime greens and grays. I still like the mini stukas. The limes for China and the Grays for Vichy or Romania can be cool, you could probably get some mileage out of them.
I wish HBG made a few more pieces to supplement the older boxed materials in similar sculpt colors. But you can still find some decent stuff there, might be cheaper. I like 1941 though. Its map is a crazy shuck-fest. Sucks to buy 2 or more copies just to get sculpts, since then you have another map you don’t need, but hey at least you can snap up a couple extra roundels in the process 😄
I’m still surprised that A&A doesn’t put out supplemental materials for the regular boardgames. They did it for the miniatures game with the larger sculpts, but not the boardgame, and the boardgame is the only one I play! I like my sculpts tiny and matching the official materials when possible. 😉