Welcome! If you're a returning member of the forums, please reset your password. If you don't receive an email within minutes, it means your account is listed under another, likely older, email address. Contact webmaster@axisandallies.org for help.

Not Enough Pieces!!



  • I went back and looked at a previous post about the game contents and to my shock and horror I realized that each nation only gets 12 Infantry, 10 Artillery, 4 Tanks, 4 Fighters,

    4 Battleships, 4 Submarines, 6 Cruisers and 6 Transports! I don’t know about you guys but I feel like this is an appallingly small amount of pieces, If they were to at least double the number of

    these pieces I’d be satisfied but this reminds me of Pacific 1940’s Japanese Tactical Bomber pieces (in the fact that there weren’t enough of them). Heck some of the nations will use up all

    their Infantry pieces with just the set up! Can I order more pieces separately without having to buy another game?



  • Germany looks like it will use up all of it’s pieces on set up, but the rest of the nations have some left over (UK has one left over). Fortunately Germany won’t be seeing itself having to find pieces to mobilize neutrals before it’s first turn, so that wont be a problem.


  • Customizer

    Expansion pack: as well as the new units, we should get enough extra originals to cover all shortages found in playing; Germany will surely need more than 4 subs in some games.



  • @Flashman:

    Expansion pack: as well as the new units, we should get enough extra originals to cover all shortages found in playing; Germany will surely need more than 4 subs in some games.

    Is this official or is this a wish list?



  • As IL will tell you, they don’t and never will do Expansion packs.  You have to buy a whole other game.



  • @BJCard:

    As IL will tell you, they don’t and never will do Expansion packs.  You have to buy a whole other game.

    If I were to call customer support and ask them for more, could I get more like what I had to do for Pacific 1940?



  • I bet they would only do it if there were not enough pieces for the initial setup, ala Pacific 1940.  I doubt they make that mistake again.



  • I’d like to make it clear that this game is not total garbage, but it’s looking more and more like it’s hugely overpriced. This has no business being above the 1942 2e MSRP.



  • If your lookin to add some peices here and there then im sure HBG will be selling them at some point…so u can just add what u need



  • How they can charge so much for so few units I will never know.

    There should be at least double that, I mean how many parts did Europe 1940 have?



  • Perhaps some stores will ignore the MSRP and sell it for less. Considering CSI is selling the preorder for $65, they have to still be making a profit.

    I bet other stores could offer it at 10% or 20% off as a special.



  • I will be selling sets of pieces on eBay once I get the games.  Keep a look out for them.  I will also be selling the game boards and extras for those that do not care about using pieces from other games to play.  Usually a good way to get the game and set up charts and instructions without pieces for a lower price.



  • I will be looking Bobo I shop on ebay a lot and I was thinking the same thing about these pieces as well. 6 fighters and 6 subs should have been what you got with this game. Typical Wizards of the Cheap move.



  • My only thought is that with so many countries in a small area of the world, you may not need more than 4 tanks, 4 planes, 4 subs, etc.  I mean, how many territories will you have a stack of units in with tanks and/or planes?  As Germany, probably no more than 2 on the west front and 2 on the east?  Would you have tanks and planes in all four of these and then try and build more?  I would probably try and protect my tanks/planes and have a single stack on each front with one or two of each on their way to the front.

    Other than Germany, I doubt you’d use more than two tank or plane sculpts.

    As far as subs go, who will buy more than a couple of them other than Germany?  As Germany I’d probably use them in wolfpacks anyway- also some to attack Allied ships.  How many separate sea zones will you have German subs?

    Than again, I haven’t played the game yet- just speculating that we may have enough sculpts-  Tanks and Planes were not as widespread as in WWII - in addition to the smaller map than we are used to with AA1940 Global.



  • @boboshonda:

    I will be selling sets of pieces on eBay once I get the games. � Keep a look out for them. � I will also be selling the game boards and extras for those that do not care about using pieces from other games to play. � Usually a good way to get the game and set up charts and instructions without pieces for a lower price.

    What price would you be selling them for and can I place an order right now?


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

    And there is this crazy guy who sells literally hundreds of pieces. I have no idea what he is doing because he never runs out of these 200 piece “lots”.

    His name is RandyWayne something. I picture his house is full of pieces to the ceiling and he just swims in pieces to move around. And i am not kidding that is no embellishment.



  • Hahaha! IL that was the best visual picture ever. The only nations that will need pieces are Germany, UK, and Austria


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

    He has been selling these lots for at least 2 years constantly. I don’t even think he has a job except this…LOL



  • For this reason I always just buy 2 copies of all the AA games: AA41, AA42, AAP40, AAE40, and now AA1914.  They have NEVER made enough pieces through the years.  You are always short a few pieces.  It sucks but that’s the way it is.


  • 2016

    I’ll just wait until HBG has the individual A&A 1914 pieces for sale. By then, I’m sure I’ll know how many pieces of what unit and for which country are “missing.”


  • Customizer

    Yeah, these games never seem to have enough pieces. That’s why I pre-ordered two copies; one for the game itself and the second simply for extra pieces. I am hoping that will be enough.



  • I’d  say, wait until you play the game a few times before you got about there not being enough pieces.



  • This is ridiculous!
    Europe came with 610 pieces and Pac with at least 550. They were both 65$.
    Now we have to pay 65 for a game with 400 pieces. All the sculpts are the same except infantry.

    I bought 42.2 for 42$ at CSI. The game had 410 pieces but each faction had their own sculpts.
    I don’t mind faction having same sculpt for each alliance. (In other A&A, uk and usa shared transports tanks and guns). But opposite factions having same art and same boats is a shame.

    I’m not saying this game  is trash, in fact the new combat system representing trench warfare sounds really cool. But the price tag is ridiculous. I"m not ready to throw 65$ of my money for this. The price should be around 42.2 price. 40-50$ MAX! ( All of these above in US price. 1914 is selling for 85$  shipping not included, here in Canada.)

    My point is that I am not ready to pay 65$ for this. But if someone gave it to me as a gift I would play and surely enjoy it for sure.
    (Sorry for bad English fell free to correct me if my mistakes are too painful for your eyes)


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

    This is ridiculous!
    Europe came with 610 pieces and Pac with at least 550. They were both 65$.

    Yea back in 1997…. What they have a price freeze even though costs have run up?



  • I will be putting these up as auctions.  Probably start a set at $3.99.  I’ll know for sure when I get my first copy of the game and get a count of everything.

    @Hitlers:

    @boboshonda:

    I will be selling sets of pieces on eBay once I get the games. � Keep a look out for them. � I will also be selling the game boards and extras for those that do not care about using pieces from other games to play. � Usually a good way to get the game and set up charts and instructions without pieces for a lower price.

    What price would you be selling them for and can I place an order right now?


Log in to reply
 

Welcome to the new forums! For security and technical reasons, we did not migrate your password. Therefore to get started, please reset your password. You may use your email address or username. Please note that your username is not your display name.

If you're having problems, please send an email to webmaster@axisandallies.org

T-shirts, Hats, and More

Suggested Topics

I Will Never Grow Up Games

33
Online

13.2k
Users

33.4k
Topics

1.3m
Posts