Hey guys, trying to get a handle on this. I called WOTC & they’re clueless!
I originally purchased AA40P, then AA40E, all in the 1st-ED. Now I’m playing the global. I noted the global rule changes in the back of AA40E rulebook for playing Global.
But then I saw some cool charts for set-up & production, but they were marked “Alpha +2 for global”, not the same set-up as the Original 1st-ed game. Then I saw 2nd-ed rules on the site, so I downloaded them, but not the same when combined with the Orig, game & the Alpha+2 charts. Now I see Alpha+3 & +3.9 game aids on the site, there more different even yet! & I get that there’s updates on the site that may not be in print yet, but then the 2ed rules I downloaded look like the Alpha+2 charts, with some variations.
I noted that AA40P-1e came out in 2009, AA40E-1e came out in 2010, Alpha+2 was posted in Sept 2011, The AA40G-2e rules posted 2012, & now alpha+3 & 3.9 are on the site.
So my question here is that–-what rules & players aides should I be using for the global game together to get the latest updates for playing AA40G so that I’m not using a mix of the wrong rules & aides?
Ie; the last game I played I used the 2ed rule book w/the Alpha+2 aides & NO/NA’s & realized after the game that I combined too much on set up for Russia! I added the adtl Russian pieces to the 3-territories by Mongolia, like the set up chart Showed. Then I read the 2ed rule book & added an adtl 6-inf to each. Thereby actually double stacking them. So let me tell you–it was a hell of a fight for the Japs to overcome, even though they eventually did, but @ a high cost in units. Obviously my mistake in understanding the set-up, but in using 2-different rules/guides.
So I really need to know what do I use with what to get the latest update in rules combined with player aides to play the game properly