• Can someone just get tell me (or preferably a picture) how large the tanks and stuff are. I’m getting the game soon, haven’t played in a while. It’ll serve a bit of a dual purpose, I’ll be pushing them across maps like in the old war movies (I have weird fantasies…dont ask)

    Just want to know how big they are


  • oh, and is there a way to get extra pieces? I got a link to “www.impgames.com” but couldnt findany from the original Axis and Allies

  • '19 Moderator

    The armor units are about 3/4" long I think that is 6.5mm scale I’m not sure.

    The infantry are about an inch tall Maybe 15mm scale.

    I belive the ships are 1/2400 scale maybe smaller.

    The planes are similar in scale to the armor I think maybe slightly smaller.

    I think the only way to get more peices is to buy more games. Thats what I’ve done. 😉


  • at 40 bucks a pop, I cant afford that, but thanks for your help.


  • dezrtfish said he got a copy for $7.50 on ebay

  • '19 Moderator

    Yeah, you only buy the first one new. after that you get used ones for much less. I have a friend that got a copy at the good will store for $2. You just have to keep your eyes open. 😮


  • Just make your own pieces!! You can make a liquid plastic by mixing styrofoam peanuts and acetone which will harden after a while. It takes quite a bit of styrofoam to make any decent amount of plastic. The color of the peanuts will control the color of the plastic. Don’t use gasoline, that would give you something similar to napalm and we are playing WWII not Vietnam….

    I am not saying the acetone/peanut mix is safe, just safer than gasoline 🙂

  • '19 Moderator

    Then what, carve the lumps of plastic into little tanks and planes?

    How do you keep the melted plastic from sticking to everything?

    Is there something you can make molds with that this stuf won’t stick to?


  • C_F, I have a bad feeling that that cocktail will expose the mixer to various gasses. No doubt this will increase your enjoyment of color and make even a losing game seem like a winning one - but think of the long-term effects!!!


  • @C_F:

    Just make your own pieces!! You can make a liquid plastic by mixing styrofoam peanuts and acetone which will harden after a while. It takes quite a bit of styrofoam to make any decent amount of plastic. The color of the peanuts will control the color of the plastic. Don’t use gasoline, that would give you something similar to napalm and we are playing WWII not Vietnam….

    I am not saying the acetone/peanut mix is safe, just safer than gasoline 🙂

    ahhh
    just one more reason why i love this board!


  • Cool! Napalm - fun for the whole family 🙂

    Reminds me of Fight Club…
    Tyler Durden: Did you know that if you mix equal parts of gasoline and frozen orange juice concentrate you can make napalm?
    Narrator: No, I did not know that; is that true?
    Tyler Durden: That’s right… One could make all kinds of explosives, using simple household items.
    Narrator: Really…?
    Tyler Durden: If one were so inclined.

    I realize the orange juice/gasoline mix isn’t actually napalm…I read that the movie creators originally had actual working bomb recipes included in the movie, lol but they thought best of it, so they put in the fake one. Luckily we have boards like this where we can clarify these things for the kids. 😉


  • Dertzfish,

    It would be really hard to make the pieces look good at all, unless you were some sort of master sculptor. You might be able to use a sand or soap mold, but I know my manual dexterity would limit me to little squares and retangles.

    Morten wrote:
    “C_F, I have a bad feeling that that cocktail will expose the mixer to various gasses.”

    Just do the misture outside instead of in the closet and hold your breath for a few seconds. Oh and you don’t have to mix it really, as soon as the acetone hits the peanuts it does the work on its own.


  • Just do the misture outside instead of in the closet and hold your breath for a few seconds. Oh and you don’t have to mix it really, as soon as the acetone hits the peanuts it does the work on its own.

    OH! I thought you LIKED the fumes???!!!


  • @C_F:

    You might be able to use a sand or soap mold, but I know my manual dexterity would limit me to little squares and retangles.

    Sounds like the old Risk game with painted wood blocks(squares and pup tents.)
    @mort:

    OH! I thought you LIKED the fumes???!!!

    Like the fumes! He pressurizes it in his granny’s old oxygen tanks and hooks it to his bong!!!


  • A&A Scales:

    Ships - 1/3000 (.54mm) or 1/2400 (.67mm)

    Armour and planes - 1/300 (5.4mm) or 1/285 (5.6mm)

    Infantry - 1/107 (15mm)

    Here are a couple of GREAT links that I’ve found:

    http://www.pfc-cinc.shoppingcartsplus.com/page/page/292434.htm

    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~tpope/miniatures/pewtercraft/axis.html

    http://www.ghqmodels.com/M/catalog.php3

    Also, extra playing pieces and expansion sets for A&A can be bought at the following sites:

    http://www.xenogames.com/

    http://www.eplanetx.com/boardgames.htm

    http://www.gamepart.com/product/item/fly_101.html

    http://www.tabletactics.com/products.html

    http://thegameshop.ca/enonhoraaex.html

    In addition, you can often find extra playing pieces on eBay for sale.

    Hope this helps! 😎

    Mista Biggs


  • Ships measured by height!?! I’m used to thinking length.

    Armour would be more like 1.54cm , I think(est.)

    Bombers are more like 4cm wingspan, methinks(est.)


  • Check out this site as well. It is loaded with GREAT A&A supplements!!!

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1924

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