I hear the sea-zones are being changed so that they number starting at 1 from right to left ( europe towards pacific ), the Water in both boards will be the same color AND they wont even be fold boards ( that is my biggest hatred towards the boards, especially on the pacific board ) they will be rigid and fit together nicely like the AA50 boards.
(some people on Harris game design are saying it is likely that some neutrals might change )
IF what i heard is true, i will start a petition to have them create an “update pack” that contains the new rule books, the board, the original missing Tac bombers for Japan ( additional mech inf and tac bombers for everyone would be nice there is barely any ) more chips and roundels, and what ever else is being improved on, such as better battle boards or something.
Also there’s rumor about the new editions containing plastic pieces for victory cities, all the facilities and neutral infantry. <– put these in the pack too.
and if not, i will sell my global game and buy the new editions. Haven’t had it for 3 weeks now, great condition only problem is the boxes were warped a bit ( mainly the europe one ) during delivery…
Where’s your info from?
Almost every one of those sounds like a suggestion from the Harris boards, and really, just realistically, I dont think any of those are going to happen, with two exceptions:
The Water might match better, because the print runs will probably be consecutive rather than staggered by so many months and because the contrast tweaking to the europe boards to bump the convoy markers will probably be done to the pacific. That said, the water will never match 100%. It’s too many print cycles between the europe print and the japan print. My AA50 boards have color variations between the 2nd and 3rd board that is evident in the water. Color plotters are simply NOT that consistent over thousands of runs.
Japan will probably get somewhere between 9 and 12 bombers. Despite what WotC claims, I don’t believe any tac bombers were “missing”. They released 6 tacs and 6 mechs to each power, regardless of setup. It wasn’t a matter of missing but economics and poor coordination. We complained, they relented, and they’ll probably put more in now.
Anything else sounds like a request from the LH comments thread, and while they might be “noted” I don’t believe any will be implemented. Especially things like neutral infantry or non fold boards.