I’m very excited about the updated rules, but I’m not fond of the new map. In the closeup of the South America pic the text around the coasts and the graphics inside the territories are very busy and distracting. My group prefers a cleaner look. The extra graphics are interesting to look at, once, then they get our way during play. Just constructive criticism.
––I, too, would prefer a map w/o the pretty but distracting artwork such as the B-17 in the Pacific on your 1939 map (which is otherwise excellent). However, I DO like the “waves” on all of the coastlines.
––I’m guessing here, but I’d imagine that this map will allow longer games including the Evolution of the game Units, like from Pre-war Battleship, to Battleship, to Heavy Battleship. Is this correct? If so, this game varient will undoubtably have the largest impact on A&A gaming yet!
––I’m certainly going to be anxiously awaiting it’s release and will be watching for all of the updates.
Three cheers for the HBG gang (again)