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

    @Variable:

    What would like to wish for?

    Speaking for myself, the answer (given that the French set – the set I’m most eager to see – is already being designed) would be: an all-infantry ANZAC set to replace the troop sculpts we got in Pacific 1940(2), with their excessive height, too-large base diameter and unsatisfactory hats.


  • Customizer

    I have two things on my wishlist:

    1. Ability to purchase individual units from the Russian set. I want more katyushas!
    2. A release date for the Japanese set. I’m itching to fix the paint jobs on my Japanese units who were my first paint job, and look horrific in comparison to my newest units and would like to incorporate your awesome upgrades.


  • @Variable:

    @Yavid:

    @CWO:

    I’ve just noticed that HBG’s battle pieces index page has been given an improved look.�  In addition to the three traditional “In Production” / “Design Stage” / “Wish List” category pictures, it now also shows 12 national roundels which can be clicked to bring you to a particular national subcategory.�Â

    http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Battle-Pieces_c_14.html

    everytime I check out HBG i check out the wish list section and 😞 there’s never anything there

    What would like to wish for?

    First $1 million in unmarked bills… a 1967 shelby mustang (Ellenor)… I have the hot blonde so moving away from that… oh and to be a rock star (insert song here)

    Seeing as I doubt I’ll get those. How about a little grey capital markers, kick ass little Kermlin and Riechstag. A UK set with a two engine bomber, a US set with the long tom artillery, French pieces that are well French, a KV-1 piece, oh and can you guys offer a Neutral set that has 12 white inf., 4 ivory inf., 3 little grey inf. and 4 orange inf. and finally a ANZAC set. After all that and my head stops spinning from all the cool little army men I have time to think of what’s missing from there.

    oh and a machine with the abilitie to fast forward and rewind time.

    or am I asking to much?


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Yavid:

    or am I asking to much?

    No. You did not ask anyone to be brought back from the dead, or to fall in love. You got the girl, that is the tricky part.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    EPIC RED JAPS!


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Gargantua:

    EPIC RED JAPS!

    Aw, Hell no!


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Id like to see “Milton Bradley” mustard yellow for Japan. Same exact color.

    Second choice is some sort of mustard brown.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @LHoffman:

    @Gargantua:

    EPIC RED JAPS!

    Aw, Hell no!

    WTH? The Bright RED was the best!  All I need is the new pieces in the same colour, tacs, cruisers, etc.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Gargantua:

    @LHoffman:

    @Gargantua:

    EPIC RED JAPS!

    Aw, Hell no!

    WTH? The Bright RED was the best!  All I need is the new pieces in the same colour, tacs, cruisers, etc.

    No it was not. It was so loud, to the point of being obnoxious.

    I like the burnt orange… or mustard yellow, that does sound okay too.


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    OOB Japan color goes without saying.



  • I for one am eagerly looking forward to the 1984 MB yellow Japanese!!  I love that color!


  • Customizer

    One of the colors he is offering with the Japan sets is called “yellow-gold” which he uses for Thai or Veteran units in his painted armies. I took a look and it is really close to the MB color. I think it looks pretty cool. I’ll probably end up getting multiple sets in both the yellow-gold and burnt orange.
    As for the red pieces, I’m not so sure about them. Just not sure what I would use them for since I don’t have any of the red pieces from the original Pacific game anymore. I’ll probably just get one set of each Japan set in red just for collectible purposes, like I did with the red and plum Russians.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    to the point of being obnoxious.

    Hoffman, that’s EXACTLY the point.  We’re talking about MY preference here, come on. 😛

    At the same time, I have similar tastes with my German army… you have to see it to believe it.  Perhaps I’ll take some pictures tonight. 🙂


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Gargantua:

    to the point of being obnoxious.

    Hoffman, that’s EXACTLY the point.�  We’re talking about MY preference here, come on. 😛

    Haha… okay, you got me there.  :lol:

    @Gargantua:

    At the same time, I have similar tastes with my German army… you have to see it to believe it.�  Perhaps I’ll take some pictures tonight. 🙂

    I can only imagine…

    Hot pink?



  • Hi Coach, and Variable,

    I noticed in an old thread that you had a hard time getting FMG’s color codes for his pieces, and I’m wondering if you might share publicly the color hex triplets for the colors you use.

    I’ll not end up producing my own plastic pieces (wish I could - would start ca.1895), but I’d like the ability to produce my own print graphics in matching colors.

    By the way, why did no one ever consider producing German pieces in a Prussian Blue variant?

    If you can, thanks!


  • Customizer

    @Redking:

    By the way, why did no one ever consider producing German pieces in a Prussian Blue variant?

    Hello Redking. I am curious, are you asking for WW2 German units in Prussian Blue? If so, what faction would they represent? Most people use dark grey for regular units and black for elite/SS units.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Variable:

    What would like to wish for?

    I would love to see a Fw 200 Condor in a future German set.



  • I think the Condor is in production state, hope it comes soon man


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Razor:

    I think the Condor is in production state, hope it comes soon man

    That would be very nice… I looked at the photo HBG has up under “In production” for the German set and did notice the four engined aircraft. However, the tail assembly does not match up to the Condor’s. The Condor has an typical single vertical rudder and two elevators, while the picture showed something more like a B-24 or Lancaster tail assembly. Maybe that isn’t the actual production sculpt though, because they did throw out the disclaimer that the designs weren’t necessarily final.



  • @knp7765:

    @Redking:

    By the way, why did no one ever consider producing German pieces in a Prussian Blue variant?

    Hello Redking. I am curious, are you asking for WW2 German units in Prussian Blue? If so, what faction would they represent? Most people use dark grey for regular units and black for elite/SS units.

    Hi,

    Given the choice, I’d prefer to represent Germany with prussian blue. Rather have tyrian purple for Italy as well.


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

    @Redking:

    Given the choice, I’d prefer to represent Germany with prussian blue.

    I’m personally very fond of blue as a colour, but I think it would be problematic in A&A for a number of reasons.  First: blue pieces for Germany would cause confusion with the blue French pieces that were introduced in Europe 1940.  Prussian blue in particular is a shade which is a fairly close match for the French one used in E40.  Second: although the connections aren’t perfect or systematic, some of the sculpt colours used in A&A relate in some way to the uniforms or flags or equipment of the countries for which they are used – consider for instance the US Army’s fondness for painting things green.  Blue isn’t a colour I recall being greatly used by Nazi Germany or the Wehrmacht (except possibly the Luftwaffe).  Third: if the suggestion of Prussian blue is intended to relate to the state of Prussia (and perhaps to Prussia’s blue-enameled Pour Le Merite order, a.k.a. the Blue Max), this idea would clash with the fact that the separate German states (including Prussia) were effectively abolished in the early years of the Nazi government.  An added factor is that Hitler despised the Prussian military aristocracy; the feeling was mutual, so it could be argued that Prussian blue would, if anything, be a suitable colour for depicting anti-Nazi officers like von Staufenberg.



  • @CWO:

    @Redking:

    Given the choice, I’d prefer to represent Germany with prussian blue.

    I’m personally very fond of blue as a colour, but I think it would be problematic in A&A for a number of reasons.  First: blue pieces for Germany would cause confusion with the blue French pieces that were introduced in Europe 1940.  Prussian blue in particular is a shade which is a fairly close match for the French one used in E40.  Second: although the connections aren’t perfect or systematic, some of the sculpt colours used in A&A relate in some way to the uniforms or flags or equipment of the countries for which they are used – consider for instance the US Army’s fondness for painting things green.  Blue isn’t a colour I recall being greatly used by Nazi Germany or the Wehrmacht (except possibly the Luftwaffe).  Third: if the suggestion of Prussian blue is intended to relate to the state of Prussia (and perhaps to Prussia’s blue-enameled Pour Le Merite order, a.k.a. the Blue Max), this idea would clash with the fact that the separate German states (including Prussia) were effectively abolished in the early years of the Nazi government.  An added factor is that Hitler despised the Prussian military aristocracy; the feeling was mutual, so it could be argued that Prussian blue would, if anything, be a suitable colour for depicting anti-Nazi officers like von Staufenberg.

    Hi,

    Don’t really want to get into an argument about it, as it’s just a preference of mine - I’d like to buy units that color. That said, prussian blue is a shade quite visually distinct from the basic blue used for the OOB French pieces. Prussian blue is usually depicted with less tone and saturation than navy blue, for comparison.

    As for blackshirts or wermacht greys, those are no more important to me than dunkelblau, or modern drabs. I’d like player-color variants that could integrate with a game that falls outside the years 1939-1945.

    I agree that within the context of the way many people seem to play the game, that prussian blue german pieces could also be used as factional rebels. I’ve thought a lot about employing a simple “influence” purchase system with which players could purchase rebel proxies

    Here’s a question:
    If the blue OOB French pieces are De Gaul’s, but HGB and others speak of light blue as being for Free French… what color is the Vichy Armée de l’Armistice and colonial sympathizers? One of HGB’s Axis Minor colors?


  • Customizer

    @LHoffman:

    @Razor:

    I think the Condor is in production state, hope it comes soon man

    That would be very nice… I looked at the photo HBG has up under “In production” for the German set and did notice the four engined aircraft. However, the tail assembly does not match up to the Condor’s. The Condor has an typical single vertical rudder and two elevators, while the picture showed something more like a B-24 or Lancaster tail assembly. Maybe that isn’t the actual production sculpt though, because they did throw out the disclaimer that the designs weren’t necessarily final.

    I believe the sculpt in HBG’s photo is of the Junkers Ju-488.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @knp7765:

    I believe the sculpt in HBG’s photo is of the Junkers Ju-488.

    Ah, thank you.


  • Sponsor 2017 TripleA '11 '10

    @knp7765:

    @LHoffman:

    @Razor:

    I think the Condor is in production state, hope it comes soon man

    That would be very nice… I looked at the photo HBG has up under “In production” for the German set and did notice the four engined aircraft. However, the tail assembly does not match up to the Condor’s. The Condor has an typical single vertical rudder and two elevators, while the picture showed something more like a B-24 or Lancaster tail assembly. Maybe that isn’t the actual production sculpt though, because they did throw out the disclaimer that the designs weren’t necessarily final.

    I believe the sculpt in HBG’s photo is of the Junkers Ju-488.

    Correct!


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