Just a follow-up.
I decided to purchase 1942 2nd ed based on responses and primarily the piece number.
With Global 1940 2nd + 1942 2nd, I believe I have the requirements for Anniversary too which I am excited about getting around to one day.
Thanks for all your help.
Good call. Japanese artillery is the real killer in my experience. Only about 6-8 pieces, WTF? Buying 1941 wouldn’t have helped with that.
Everything else is pretty likely to be fine, although I agree about the Chinese artillery and fighter being confused with USA pieces if USA ever gets on Asia.
German tanks and artillery are probably next in line.
Ok, here is the deal. 1940 does lack when it comes to the counter chits. IF you have a older edition of ANY edition of Axis and Allies this will never be a problem.
Then again, if Russia has a 60+ stack (chits) of INF and Germany is sitting on a 40+ Stack (chits) of Mech/ARM and no one is attacking each other.
WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?
Bottom line for me….the game has more than enough chits to play the game in less you just sit around and turtle, building massive stacks of troops doing nothing.
Well on Triple-A stacks tend to be even larger. I don’t think that’s a problem of poor play. Moscow in particular can get over 80 inf.
We hardly run out of pieces except maby italian art and even that we can solve.
Use chips, use the green chips as 10 and your sorted unless you really want to spread your forces all over the board in which case your opponent can just smash them with ease and you got them back to buy them again.
I would keep the greens at 3. We use 10c pieces for 10 units. I guess we’d go to 20c (which they don’t have in USA - 25c) if needed. In your case it probably won’t be needed. Huge numbers of reds, normally 5 units.