Max and I played through a short game tonight. It was only when I played solo after he hit the hay, that I really grasped the rules. It’s actually a nice blend of skirmish and area style games. Positioning is oh so important. When I rush in I get slaughtered ‘cause I don’t realize how much damage those tiny pieces of plastic are capable of. I’m lovin’ it so far!
do I NEED a starter/base set to get the rules for a particular flavor (Task Force, Flank, Zebra, etc.)
Does a base/starter set have enough pieces and parts to let us actually get started (even on a limited scale) to give it a test run without spending major $$$
You don’t need a starter or base set to play if you download the rules. Each domain (land, War at Sea, and Angels 20/Bandits High) is independent and incompatible with the others. Within each domain, all sets are completely compatible and no set is necessarily better than another. The exception is perhaps with the land based game. In the first four sets the vehicles were not always to scale. Players call them version 1 or V1. From the set 1939-1945 and thereafter, the vehicles were much more to scale. We call them version 2 or V2. Many, but not all of the vehicles were then reissued. Many of the soldiers were as well, but they are essentially identical.
The starters have barely enough to get started. I highly recommend buying some boosters or used collections on eBay. Btw, I have a few extra unopened 1939-1945 (land game) starter sets and a number of War at Sea boosters:
I was wondering if the Axis and Allies Minis play by Forum section is defunct or not, I have seen numerous posts and threads by adminsÂ ( including the only one in the forum itself) saying it is functional and yet there are no games. Is it operational? And how does that work exactly?
Hey Bolt-Action British,
Take a look in the Play Miniatures section, I’m posting the contents of an AAM game. There used to be many games in that section but a forum glitch nuked-em. But follow the new thread, ask questions, and you’ll have the hang of it soon!
Polish Infantrymen are nice and solid. I’m glad that they finally get some infantry AND they’re not the vanilla SMLE variant.
The Turan I is nice, if for no other reason than it’s a minor nation tank that’s only uncommon. Statwise it’s alright, with decent speed, but wear rear armour. Not sure it’s much better than a Romanian tank for 2 less points.