So, considering you are trying to make a full GHQ set, do you find the battleships, carriers, and heavy bombers (without stands) to be too large for the standard Global and/or Anniversary map?
Perhaps if I tactfully choose only a few large battleships and carriers and stuck mostly to the medium-smaller ones + support carriers.
I think with the bombers is were the real problem would be. In the average game there usually aren’t tons of carriers and battleships littered across the board so even though they’re a little big its doable. A big carrier like the Yorktown or the battleship Yamato or Bismark can easy be longer than an individual sea zone. The destroyer size is perfect and cruisers and smaller battleships fit nicely. The Yorktown for instance is a quarter longer than my middle finger so they’re close to 4 inches long. But I just finished the Japanese Escort carrier Ryujo and it’s honestly a great size (maybe more like 2.5 /inches). Tanks are perfect, mechanized infantry is just right, fighters are a tab bigger but good size. Bombers now can span more that a whole country. For instance the German HE-11 bomber has a wing span of about 2.5 / 3 inches. On the ground they would virtually take up all the space of say Western Germany. The magnet flight stands I use have a nail shaft to hold them up (they’re kinda heavy compared to plastic) and the pewter base I use is around the circumference of a quarter so the stands them selves still take up some room. As the gentleman noted as well the pieces are a bit heavier bit I like the solid feel they bring and they’re kinda tacky on the board which is cool. Regarding the bigger ships I’ve never been one for shying away for using task cards or zones. The big navies always use these anyways in my games so they’re not much of a problem. I’m also going to be to be using a bigger board soon so that will help with the pieces being on the bigger side. It’s just the tactical and heavy bombers that need to be lifted to make room for the pieces on the bottom.