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  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 '13 '12 '11

    Hi all,

    Got my U.S. sets yesterday. I am from Quebec city, Qc, Canada. Really like the Long Tom and the Greyhound. Cheers

    J. 8-)



  • @Ben_D:

    I’m really wondering about something here…  Doesn’t anyone want the see French set the most out of all the other things available at HBG?  The French set has a way broader range of application than any other set, because it will replace blue Russians and isn’t tied to any particular subset of game or rules, just A&A type games overall.

    If I were HBG, I would be prioritizing this set above anything else at this point, since Global 1936 and Amerika have shipped.  I would have bought 2 of these sets a long time ago if I could have; and told all of the other ppl I know personally who own even G40 about it.  Word of mouth is the best kind of marketing, especially when good quality is part of the equation like at HBG.  This set has so much money earning potential it isn’t funny.

    Does anyone else agree?

    I fully agree. Though it is true that in A&A global 1940 they wouldn’t remain on the board long, I just hate having to use T34’s and YAKs for the French. American equipment (Shermans etc.) would have been a better choice as at least later during the war these were actually used by the French…Moreover, I would also like to use the pieces for e.g. memoir '44 for early West front battles. Currently memoir only provides grey (!!) French infantry, but no tanks or artillery. I’d love to use the projected HBG set for that!


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    @radar231:

    Hi all,

    Got my U.S. sets yesterday. I am from Quebec city, Qc, Canada. Really like the Long Tom and the Greyhound. Cheers

    J. 8-)

    Glad you like them, it is a nice set.


  • Customizer

    Here is a couple of pics.  One full set in each color.  Close-up of the Infantry piece.

    US Exp 1 set-A.jpg
    US Infantry-A.jpg


  • Customizer

    Here’s the heavy artillery and the tanks.

    US Artillery-A.jpg
    US Tanks-A.jpg


  • Customizer

    Here are the halftracks and armored cars and the planes.

    US Mech & Arm Car-A.jpg
    US Planes-A.jpg


  • Customizer

    Here is the battleship and carrier.

    US Battleships-A.jpg
    US Carriers-A.jpg


  • Customizer

    Finally, here are the heavy and light cruisers.
    Also a pic of all of my dark green pieces that I ordered.

    These pieces really look good.  Coach did a great job of designing them and the factory did good producing them.  I ordered 15 sets in olive and 10 sets in dark green.  In all of that, only a couple of ships were a little bent.  Most of all the ships were nice and straight.
    Even the planes came out excellent.  In past sets , you would get some planes where the wings were kind of bent.  There were a few here but most were nice and straight.  A lot less work for me.
    I am really happy with these pieces.  GREAT JOB COACH!!!

    US Cruisers-A.jpg
    US Expansion green-A.jpg


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    Thanks knp, for showing these pics. They look truly awesome. I can’t wait for mine to arrive. 😄



  • Nice Pics! I’m so looking forward to my sets arriving….

    Great looking product HBG!



  • @knp7765:

    Finally, here are the heavy and light cruisers.
    Also a pic of all of my dark green pieces that I ordered.

    These pieces really look good.  Coach did a great job of designing them and the factory did good producing them.  I ordered 15 sets in olive and 10 sets in dark green.  In all of that, only a couple of ships were a little bent.  Most of all the ships were nice and straight.
    Even the planes came out excellent.  In past sets , you would get some planes where the wings were kind of bent.  There were a few here but most were nice and straight.  A lot less work for me.
    I am really happy with these pieces.  GREAT JOB COACH!!!

    And I thought i owned a lot of pieces…just out of curiosity, what do you need 25 sets for??


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    Koningstiger, I have 20 sets myself, but I’m a piece junkie. I’m have some painted, and some that I won’t paint. The olive green will be European Forces, and the Dark Green will be Pacific forces. 😄


  • Customizer

    @Koningstiger:

    And I thought i owned a lot of pieces…just out of curiosity, what do you need 25 sets for??

    This might be a little weird, but I have a set piece count that I like to have for my gaming pieces. Here is what I like to have for the basic game of Global 1940:
    Infantry = 100 pcs.
    Tanks, Mechs, Artillery = 50 pcs.
    Fighters, AA Guns, Transports, Submarines, Destroyers = 40 pcs.
    Tac Bombers, Strat Bombers, Cruisers = 30 pcs.
    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers = 20 pcs.

    I do it this way because I really don’t like using chips unless absolutely necessary, like a lot of units in a small territory. I came up with these numbers basing it on how often each unit is likely to get purchased. I do this for all nation sets, even France and ANZAC, because we sometimes will mix things up with new games like “Alternate Alliances” or play the regular Global 40 game and just use different country’s units for whatever country we are playing. EG. Germany plays with ANZAC pieces, etc.
    So when I started collecting HBG sets, I like to try and get the same amounts, or at least close to it. I’ve actually got 5 more sets in each color on another order that I placed after this order that will be coming later. This will total 20 sets in Olive and 15 sets in Dark Green. Olive is my main US color so that’s why I got more of them.

    With the units that are different versions of our current units, like infantry, tanks, fighters, etc., I like to try and get them to the same numbers that I have with my OOB pieces. 20 sets will get me to 40 pieces of each. I might get a few more when they go on sale individually later on if I feel I really need to.

    As for the supplement and expansion pieces, I match those units up to the OOB unit they most closely match.
    Tank Destroyers, SP Artillery, Heavy Tanks = Tanks
    Jet Fighters, Naval or Army fighters, Early or Late War Fighters = Fighters
    Dive Bombers, Torpedo Bombers, Fighter/Bombers = Tactical Bombers
    Heavy Bombers = Bombers
    Trucks, Halftracks, Armored Cars, Armored Personnel Carriers = Mechanized Infantry

    Anyway, that is why I make such big orders.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    @knp7765:

    Here’s the heavy artillery and the tanks.

    Got mine Saturday… Awesome set!

    Those Pershing heavy tanks are HUGE! They are great. Gonna look real intimidating on the board.

    Essex is a beauty too. Excellently captured.


  • '12

    I got mine last Thursday, loved every single piece, but the B-24( its small, skinny wings and body) would have liked it a little bigger, seems tiny next to the British sterling, know it was a little shorter but not to that extend. Also the P-47s wings had to be a bit wider. Nave units look great, amazing detail on the BB, im glad the heavy tank is that size.


  • Customizer

    I think the B-24 was just right.  I think the Sterling bomber was too big.  I was surprised when I first got my UK sets at the size of the Sterling bomber.
    I really like the Pershing tank too.  It will easily compare to the nasty German Tiger I. The 155mm “Long Tom” looks really cool. I like getting the South Dakota battleship too.  I was getting tired of using the Nevada for the US battleship.


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    @georgemak1:

    I got mine last Thursday, loved every single piece, but the B-24( its small, skinny wings and body) would have liked it a little bigger, seems tiny next to the British sterling, know it was a little shorter but not to that extend. Also the P-47s wings had to be a bit wider. Nave units look great, amazing detail on the BB, im glad the heavy tank is that size.

    The B-24 did have skinny wings though.

    b24.JPG


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    I think the B-24 is a great addition. Always liked it better than the B-17 personally. Can’t wait to paint some in the sandy tan scheme.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    I received my package yesterday.  I couldn’t recall what specific models of equipment were in the set, and I didn’t have the list with me, but when I examined the various units I recognized the B-24 Liberator right away from its distinctive shape (its fuselage has blunt, blocky, almost rectangular look) which the sculpt captures very nicely.  Very good modeling work by the folks at HBG.


  • Customizer

    Hey Coach. If you don’t mind answering, can you say about where the pre-orders are at as far as how many have been shipped? I think I’m not sure how many people ordered before I ordered mine but I’m salivating to get my hands on them. Anyways the models look great and I’m green with envy for you guys that have yours.

    PS. Thanks Doug to you and the HBG crew and all your hard work!


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    @toblerone77:

    Hey Coach. If you don’t mind answering, can you say about where the pre-orders are at as far as how many have been shipped? I think I’m not sure how many people ordered before I ordered mine but I’m salivating to get my hands on them. Anyways the models look great and I’m green with envy for you guys that have yours.

    PS. Thanks Doug to you and the HBG crew and all your hard work!

    We are well over halfway, probably be finished in 2 weeks or less.



  • @coachofmany:

    @toblerone77:

    Hey Coach. If you don’t mind answering, can you say about where the pre-orders are at as far as how many have been shipped? I think I’m not sure how many people ordered before I ordered mine but I’m salivating to get my hands on them. Anyways the models look great and I’m green with envy for you guys that have yours.

    PS. Thanks Doug to you and the HBG crew and all your hard work!

    We are well over halfway, probably be finished in 2 weeks or less.

    Does that include the orders placed in Europe which are to be distributed by the German subsidiary?


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Should I order from the states? I understood that Germany was no longer supplying. I am in England.
    Thanks.



  • @wittmann:

    Should I order from the states? I understood that Germany was no longer supplying. I am in England.
    Thanks.

    I ordered the US units and the German units from there and will be placing an order there soon for the Global '36 map along with the player aids and have been corresponding with the guy in charge there as recently as two days ago, so that would really come as a surprise to me as I’ve heard nothing to that effect…


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Thanks. I have ordered twice from there over the last 18 months, but another Englishman said he was taking time  off for a while. I hope that time has passed!
    Will try and find his email address again.


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