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New Global War Expansion Sets need voting on.


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    Please vote by putting your 5 Expansion Sets you would like to see get made on your waiting list, miniatures, rules, markers, and or reference will add to HBG Global War 1939 game. Check out both pages, 16 to choose from. We will start on the most wanted one first.

    http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/HBG-Global-War-Exp-Sets_c_449.html

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  • While I didn’t vote for the Zombie Apocalypse add-on, because it is not what I want from this game, I do think someone can (will) make money by producing a fun game on this subject. I don’t think A&A rules are the right way to do it, however.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    There are so many great-sounding sets here that’s it going to be a challenge to limit myself to just five, so it’ll be be interesting to see which five I’ll end up picking.  No idea yet which one’s they’ll be – this will require serious thought!  Thanks for this preview of HBG’s next projects and for the opportunity to provide input!



  • yeah the ONLY 5 part was the hard part. I would be all for just starting at the beginning of the war and making expansions from there


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

    WOW!! these options are really something…

    BUT i would rather HBG spend money to just redo the map by a professional artist.

    WHY?  because the aesthetic of all these new pieces and in some cases painted, makes the map look amateurish. Instead of more pieces spend $1,500 and have the map redone like a standard AA style map. It is really worth the investment and now the pieces and new map look Ike they belong together.

    I would love to see what this Zombie thing is about…



  • I voted for the sets that I think will help fix the biggest issues with the game. Such as where is the Battle of the Atlantic? Type stuff. I hope everyone else will do the same vote to fix issues.


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    @Imperious:

    WOW!! these options are really something…

    BUT i would rather HBG spend money to just redo the map by a professional artist.

    WHY?  because the aesthetic of all these new pieces and in some cases painted, makes the map look amateurish. Instead of more pieces spend $1,500 and have the map redone like a standard AA style map. It is really worth the investment and now the pieces and new map look Ike they belong together.

    I would love to see what this Zombie thing is about…

    Map is being redone for a Fall 2014 release.


  • Customizer

    “Coach”,

    @coachofmany:

    Map is being redone for a Fall 2014 release.

    ––I will buy one of your redone Global-'39 maps,….in a 48" x whatever size. The visual astheics were only one reason I hadn’t purchased this game yet. But if you are redoing the map, I will help support you and buy one.

    “Tall Paul”


  • Customizer

    “Coach”,

    ––I’ve read through the many wonderful NEW UNITS and UNIT TYPES that will be included in these new sets you’re going to produce, such as Escort Destroyers, numerous Amphibious Landing Ships/Craft, Seaplane Carriers, Seaplane Fighters, Seaplane Patrol/Bombers.
    ––First off,…Thank You for that.
    ––Secondly,…do your current plans include aircraft like the Japanese Mavis or Emily? If not, could they be added or another set be made later? I certainly don’t want to “open up a can of worms” for you with everybody voting on things. I will no doubt be happy with whatever you produce and remain a loyal, and thankful customer.
    ––All of us A&A gamers are extremely fortunate in having you & your company so involved in expanding our gaming experiences.

    “Tall Paul”


  • Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    Coach-
    Could you tell us a little more about the plan with the expansions?  They sound great.  Are the units going to be plastic units or roundels with labels?  Do you have an ETA?

    It’s nice to see that you are looking outside the box for our beloved Axis and Allies!

    Thanks for everything


  • '13

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=32363.0

    If you could look at my thread in the global war thread, could you answer a couple of my questions? Thanks.



  • Nice, but I miss a Leader/HQ unit expansion. A plastic Rommel, Patton or Monty, that re-roll misses. Wont be a cheap unit since we have to pay for his education at the war academy, but in a large battle he will be vital. Lets imagine your 12 tanks roll 3 hits and 9 misses. Now the Leader/HQ unit will re-roll that 9 misses, and add 4 more hits.

    This plastic unit can even be incorporated in your Diplomatic expansion. If you want to obtain benefits from a neutral then you have to place a plastic Rommel in that country. Now you can fly-over or transit troops through that territory. Maybe even get some IPC’s to represent trade.


  • Customizer

    I already placed my votes. It was really hard to choose. I’d really like some better info on what will be in each set. However I see where Coach and HBG need to make the best decision on what to produce and that it is in the “idea” or concept stage.

    I agree with IL on the maps. They don’t look bad but they could look better.

    As far as units go I’d like to see more escorts, transports, and experimental weapons. I (just IMO) could care less about “nicer” versions of the OOB units if they come at the cost of new types or differing models. That being said I love the HBG Tigers vs. OOB Tigers and they do well to supplement the quantity of OOB units. The HBG D3A-Val will do well to replace the short quantity in my AAP40.1 edition.

    This is probably just a pipe-dream but, I would love a Cold War set in multiple colors for the West and East that has helicopters and the like.

    Anyway HBG has accomplished something no one else has done and I will continue to be a loyal and frequent customer.



  • I was thinking instead of Battle of Britian expansion. (seeing as it’s getting so few votes) Increasing the scope of the expansion might help out alot. Include the American/UK bomber offensive against Germany. P-47s, Night Fighters, Me-163s would all be in play


  • Customizer

    Guys,

    @Yavid:

    I was thinking instead of Battle of Britian expansion. (seeing as it’s getting so few votes) Increasing the scope of the expansion might help out alot. Include the American/UK bomber offensive against Germany. P-47s, Night Fighters, Me-163s would all be in play

    ––P-47 Thunderbolts!

    We’ve just GOT to have some “Jugs” made.
    p.s.- I will use them as a new unit TYPE in my expanded games: Fighter-Bomber.

    ––I predict there will be numerous awesome new units and unit types introduced in all of these expansion sets.

    “Tall Paul”



  • see already one more person suddenly excited for it. P-47s would be awesome but I’m wanting the B-24s and the night fighters more.


  • Customizer

    Yavid,

    @Yavid:

    see already one more person suddenly excited for it. P-47s would be awesome but I’m wanting the B-24s and the night fighters more.

    ––YES, I remember discussing it with Doug from HBG a few years ago.
    ----I also remember from a couple of years ago FMG posted their B-24 Heavy Bomber sculpt. It was stunning.  😮
    ––I am VERY EXCITED that we’ve finally progressed from the “I dream of” stage of a few years ago, to the “soon to be produced” stage. In these HBG Expansion Sets we should be getting a vertual plethora of NEW UNITS that will not only be cool, but introduce more NEW UNIT TYPES, too. I mean, Doug has already mentioned PBYs, DE-Escort Destroyers, and a whole spectrum of amphibious ships.

    Wow! Bring 'em on!

    “Tall Paul”



  • now if I could get a KV-1 in the conversation we’ll be in business


  • Customizer

    Yavid,

    ––Here’s the pic of FMG’s B-24 Liberator sculpt. I also have pics of several units that they posted about 2 1/2 years ago if you missed them.

    “Tall Paul”

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  • i saw them unfortunately FMG says there molds got stolen so they don’t have them going anymore :(. I got there Italian set and they were pretty good. The subs could have been better but other than that I have no complaints.


  • Customizer

    It’s really too bad about FMG. I saw some of thier American stuff and it would’ve been really cool.


  • Customizer

    @Yavid:

    i saw them unfortunately FMG says there molds got stolen so they don’t have them going anymore :(. I got there Italian set and they were pretty good. The subs could have been better but other than that I have no complaints.

    You know, that’s something I don’t quite get. I can understand the thieves making off with FMG’s money, but why steal the molds? I know the molds were expensive to make, but what good would they do for a bunch of unscrupulous businessmen?
    It makes me wonder if we might see FMG German and Italian pieces popping up from somewhere else in the future.



  • @knp7765:

    @Yavid:

    i saw them unfortunately FMG says there molds got stolen so they don’t have them going anymore :(. I got there Italian set and they were pretty good. The subs could have been better but other than that I have no complaints.

    You know, that’s something I don’t quite get. I can understand the thieves making off with FMG’s money, but why steal the molds? I know the molds were expensive to make, but what good would they do for a bunch of unscrupulous businessmen?
    It makes me wonder if we might see FMG German and Italian pieces popping up from somewhere else in the future.

    that’s the part i’m not getting either but it’s the company line


  • Customizer

    “Coach”,

    ––As far as the Island Warfare set in your Global Warfare-1939 series sets goes,….Do you have plans for making,…or could you PLEASE include an APD Attack Transport? These were the WW1 era 4-piper Destroyers that were rebuilt into Attack Transports for the Marine Raiders and other units. The Japanese also had simular Attack Transports and both were seen starting in the Guadalcanal campaign.
    ––My Marine Raiders are anxiously awaiting their rides into battle.

    ––I’m including a drawing & some pics, below.

    “Tall Paul”

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  • Customizer

    And a couple more pics.

    “Tall Paul”

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