While this is clearly the boardgame territory just like the forumini is home of the mini’s I still think the miniature line should get some serious props, these are a few of the reasons why the WAS/AAM/A20 deserve your attention:
The variety of units you get to play with, famous battleships like warspite, Bismarck, Yamato, Iowa….aircraft like FW 190’s, wildcats, Helldivers, Avengers, zero’s …tanks like king tigers, shermans, panzers etc etc this doesnt even scratch the surface of what is available and getting to play games with all this stuff is like a wannabe general/admirals dream.
Visuals, the game with the various units, maps, tokens etc looks fantastic playing the mini’s games always draws in onlookers at the FLGS from the MTG crowd or other games going on.
Ease of play the rules are simple elegant and you can finish a game in less then an hour easy.
Variety of gameplay, there is a plethora of different ways to play any of the games with hundreds of scenarios and match types ranging from simple versus to large scale historical campaigns.
Since jumping into WAS in 2011 I have built up an almost full collection and have special game mats and terrain + tokens. I have played tournaments, regular fun matches with all the nations and types of games (obj/no obj/long distance/darkness) I have played huge 10 nation 10 human player campaigns that go on for months with our weekly WAS group, I have played historical scenarios and famous battles like midway and the great marianas turkey shoot I have added custom units and played 1x1 overview scenarios like the 1939-1945 total war one which is a blast.
The board games are good but getting to play out battles and campaigns with the individual units in matches that can range from 30mins to 7hours depending on what you want makes these fantastic games that are a blast to play.