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    Can someone tell me which HBG tank is the same as the OOB German Panther, or has one not been made yet?

    Is the one on the new German Axis Minor 2 set suppose to replace it?

    I’m just confused on the names of the tanks.

    Thanks for any help! 🙂

    John


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    @John:

    Can someone tell me which HBG tank is the same as the OOB German Panther

    “The same” in what sense?  The one that’s closest in sculpt size?  The one which representes the same real-life Panther tank?  As far as I know, the only tanks which HBG has produced or is in the process of producing are:

    German & Axis Minors Supplement Set 1
    38t Light Tanks
    Panzer III Medium Tanks
    Stug IIIG Tank Destroyers

    WW2 Germany Expansion Set
    Panzer II Light Tank
    Tiger 1 Heavy Tank

    WW2 Axis Minor 2 (Not yet available)
    PzIVG Medium Tank

    Amerika (Not yet available)
    Panther II
    GW Panther
    E-100
    Flakpanzer


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @CWO:

    @John:

    Can someone tell me which HBG tank is the same as the OOB German Panther

    “The same” in what sense?  The one that’s closest in sculpt size?  The one which representes the same real-life Panther tank?  As far as I know, the only tanks which HBG has produced or is in the process of producing are:

    German & Axis Minors Supplement Set 1
    38t Light Tanks
    Panzer III Medium Tanks
    Stug IIIG Tank Destroyers

    WW2 Germany Expansion Set
    Panzer II Light Tank
    Tiger 1 Heavy Tank

    WW2 Axis Minor 2 (Not yet available)
    PzIVG Medium Tank

    Amerika (Not yet available)
    Panther II
    GW Panther
    E-100
    Flakpanzer

    Do we have an HBG equivalent is probably how I should have asked the question?

    Sorry, should have made my question more clear!


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    @John:

    Do we have an HBG equivalent is probably how I should have asked the question?

    I think that at the moment the answer is no, but the Amerika game is supposed to have a “Panther II” (whatever that is).


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    @CWO:

    @John:

    Do we have an HBG equivalent is probably how I should have asked the question?

    I think that at the moment the answer is no, but the Amerika game is supposed to have a “Panther II” (whatever that is).

    OK, thanks Marc! 🙂


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    The Axis Minors 2 set is also going to have a Panther tank in it. HBG removed the Tiger since we already got it in the German Expansion set. The Tiger I still shows up in the photo gallery on the Axis Minors 2 page, but that is just because he hasn’t gotten around to updating it yet. Been too busy getting out the Japanese Expansion sets and trying to get Amerika finished.


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    @knp7765:

    The Axis Minors 2 set is also going to have a Panther tank in it. HBG removed the Tiger since we already got it in the German Expansion set. The Tiger I still shows up in the photo gallery on the Axis Minors 2 page, but that is just because he hasn’t gotten around to updating it yet. Been too busy getting out the Japanese Expansion sets and trying to get Amerika finished.

    Ok, cool, I was wondering about that. Thanks for the info! 😄


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    @CWO:

    @John:

    Do we have an HBG equivalent is probably how I should have asked the question?

    I think that at the moment the answer is no, but the Amerika game is supposed to have a “Panther II” (whatever that is).

    Panther II is the next generation, instead of the 75L70 gun , it was to mount the 88L71 (same gun as the Tiger II).


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    @coachofmany:

    @CWO:

    @John:

    Do we have an HBG equivalent is probably how I should have asked the question?

    I think that at the moment the answer is no, but the Amerika game is supposed to have a “Panther II” (whatever that is).

    Panther II is the next generation, instead of the 75L70 gun , it was to mount the 88L71 (same gun as the Tiger II).

    OK, I got you. Thanks for the info.



  • About how long do you expect before the new Japanese pieces are available individually?



  • I got my Japanese pieces in today. Everything looks awesome. Good Job guys.


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    @Yavid:

    I got my Japanese pieces in today. Everything looks awesome. Good Job guys.

    Congratulations! What color or colors did you get? 😄



  • I just got OOB orange. and I did get a German coaster which made me laugh


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    @Yavid:

    I just got OOB orange. and I did get a German coaster which made me laugh

    Well, I’m glad you got them. 😄


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    @Yavid:

    and I did get a German coaster which made me laugh

    The Japanese coaster is by far the best. Red disk on one side, rising sun on the other; looks really cool. Sitting on my desk at work right now. I have a friend here who is into Japanese television, culture and cars and he was kinda jealous of it. I think I might order one for him next time I get some pieces.


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    @LHoffman:

    @Yavid:

    and I did get a German coaster which made me laugh

    The Japanese coaster is by far the best. Red disk on one side, rising sun on the other; looks really cool. Sitting on my desk at work right now. I have a friend here who is into Japanese television, culture and cars and he was kinda jealous of it. I think I might order one for him next time I get some pieces.

    Yes, I agree. It is my favorite as well. 😄


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    HBG’s roundel coasters look so good that I’ve never put any drinking glasses on them, in order not to spoil them.  🙂  I currently have the US, USSR, Germany and Japan coasters, and I’ll add the UK and Italian ones the next time I order something.  I hope HBG will produce ANZAC, France and China ones too at some point, since it would be great to have a complete set for the Gloabl 1940 nations.


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    They sound cool. Are they a freebie when you order a certain number of nation specific units or are they offered for sale?


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    @CWO:

    HBG’s roundel coasters look so good that I’ve never put any drinking glasses on them, in order not to spoil them.  :-)  I currently have the US, USSR, Germany and Japan coasters, and I’ll add the UK and Italian ones the next time I order something.  I hope HBG will produce ANZAC, France and China ones too at some point, since it would be great to have a complete set for the Gloabl 1940 nations.

    Yes, it would be cool to add the other nations. 😄


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    @wittmann:

    They sound cool. Are they a freebie when you order a certain number of nation specific units or are they offered for sale?

    Both.  You can order them, but HBG often tosses a free one into the boxes of products that they ship to customers.  The ones I received with my early orders were square HBG logo coasters, but a while ago HBG switched to providing roundel coasters.  They’re essentially jumbo-sized territorial markers, and they could be used in all sorts of fun ways – for example as identification markers for sculpt boxes – so it would be neat for HBG to produce them for the remaining countries.


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    I see. Thanks Marc.
    I am waiting on the UK set and bought the German one last year, but I do not feel the need(like you!) to get too many.
    Hope you have been well.


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

    In this thread…

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=33624.0

    …John Brown mentioned that he was looking forward (as I am) to HBG’s forthcoming French WWII set, which is much needed because France’s only distinctive OOB sculpt is the infantry unit.  I was looking at HBG’s Design Stage page for the set, and I noticed that it includes every Global 1940 Second Edition unit type except the anti-aircraft artillery piece.  Would HBG consider including an AAA unit as part of the set to fill this gap?

    I checked on the AAA weapons that France had in WWII (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_anti-aircraft_guns), and the options are fairly narrow.  The 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-aircraft gun (“Mitrailleuse de 25”) would be a good contender, since it’s a reasonably large weapon.  The Hotchkiss M1929 machine gun (“Mitrailleuse de 13.2”) was much lighter, being a 13.2 mm machine gun rather than a 25mm autocannon.  Both were produced by the same French company.  The Hispano-Suiza HS.404, produced by the French subsidiary of a Spanish firm, was a 20mm weapon, midway in caliber between the other two weapons.


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    Not to dampen anyone else’s excitement, but France is dead last on my list of anticipation, besides maybe China. Boring units with little to no war contribution and present for about 5 minutes of A&A gameplay. 99.85% of the pieces will never be used.

    If France is ever in a position to actually buy anything, the German player should be quitting before it happens. No point in prolonging the inevitable.

    I am rather interested in their ships though. That is one usable unit, which I would personally love to modify rules for… such as French naval units having the possibility of being taken over by Germany. Would make games a bit more interesting.


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    @LHoffman:

    Not to dampen anyone else’s excitement, but France is dead last on my list of anticipation, besides maybe China.

    Fair enough, though my suggestion wasn’t about changing HBG’s production schedule or about adding a new set; it was a question about a possible one-unit tweak to a 20-unit-type set that HBG is already designing and planning to produce.


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    @LHoffman:

    Not to dampen anyone else’s excitement, but France is dead last on my list of anticipation, besides maybe China. Boring units with little to no war contribution and present for about 5 minutes of A&A gameplay. 99.85% of the pieces will never be used.

    If France is ever in a position to actually buy anything, the German player should be quitting before it happens. No point in prolonging the inevitable.

    I am rather interested in their ships though. That is one usable unit, which I would personally love to modify rules for… such as French naval units having the possibility of being taken over by Germany. Would make games a bit more interesting.

    I’m excited because I make up my own home games. I live so far from anyone that plays, that I make up games sometimes, and the more pieces from different countries, the better for me.

    I played some games with Tall Paul, but we never have time to finish them, and he lives over 2 hours away. I only get to play every couple of months with him, so anything new just adds to my game.

    I like to develop, “what if scenarios?”.

    That is the cool thing about axis and allies and HBG making these pieces, because you can develop your own games and house rules.

    You can have a 21st century battle with just France and England, if you choose. You could pretend the Chinese and Russians are on the same side and use the red Japanese armies as China and the OOB or Maroon HBG pieces to represent Russia, taking on the world.

    Most people will play the global game, but there are some of us that have other games in mind that we can use these pieces for.

    That is what so great about HBG, they think outside the box. They cater to all kinds of players.

    One of the things, I hope they produce someday, is a Vietnam Boxed game with expansions later for it, with plastic Huey helicopters, Chinooks, Riverboats for Seal Teams, LRRP patrols, Green Beret, Marines and other special forces, F4 Phantom and other bomber planes, NVA, Vietcong, and many units used in the war.

    I wouldn’t mind them having French units from 1954, when they were there and it stretching to 1975, or the Australians involvement during the war.

    Of course, it wouldn’t play like axis and allies, it would be a different game, but I guess point I’m making, is not everyone will like the same things, but HBG has something for everyone.

    I’m excited about the next couple of board games.

    Many people wanted Amerika and that is great, but it wasn’t my cup of tea, but Midway, on the other hand, I’m excited about.

    So there is nothing wrong if your not excited about it, but your not dampening my excitement, because I know what I want to use them for.

    What set are you excited about the most? 😄


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