• Am I the only one that misses the old huge capital markers that marked the original capitals on the board in the original AA games? I don’t know there was just something very satisfying placing your tiny little marker over the enemy’s captured capital. Also I’m not digging these terrain styled maps/boarders I kinda miss the politically colored ones from revised. What do you guys think of these aesthetic changes, they going in the right direction?

  • 2021 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    I have every version of A&A (except the original Nova Games one with cardboard pieces) and I don’t recall any of them having capital marker pieces.  Are you perhaps referring to something printed on the map rather than to sculpts?

  • Customizer

    @The:

    Am I the only one that misses the old huge capital markers that marked the original capitals on the board in the original AA games?

    Yes.

  • '17 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    What capital markers?


  • @Imperious:

    What capital markers?

    The full size roundel printed on each capital in the first/second edition & revised.  I believe he’s saying it’s satisfying to cover the printed full size roundel with his own roundel upon capture.

    As to the map….  I have a soft spot for the revised colorblock map. It wouldn’t look as good for the Global 1940 game, in my opinion, but I think it still would have been handsome for 1942.


  • @kcdzim:

    @Imperious:

    What capital markers?

    The full size roundel printed on each capital in the first/second edition & revised.  I believe he’s saying it’s satisfying to cover the printed full size roundel with his own roundel upon capture.

    As to the map….  I have a soft spot for the revised colorblock map. It wouldn’t look as good for the Global 1940 game, in my opinion, but I think it still would have been handsome for 1942.

    That was an amazingly satisfying feeling

  • Customizer

    I think the more topographical map looks cooler. However, sometimes the borders can be hard to see.


  • Permanent black marker: (discussion thread)


  • The permanent marker definitely helps, but I would be too nervous about ruining the board to try it.

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    @The:

    The permanent marker definitely helps, but I would be too nervous about ruining the board to try it.

    You could cover the board map with a thin sheet of acetate and draw the lines on the acetate.  No damage to the board that way.  If you goof up a line, you just erase it with some rubbing alcohol (which dissolves “permanent” marker ink) and re-draw it.

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