So I’m completely new to A&A, but a huge WWII buff. Dad wouldn’t buy me the game when I was little because it was too expensive as far as board games go, but now I’m a grown man and I just bought my first A&A 1942 Second Edition (arriving TODAY :-D) and I wanted to get into painting the miniatures. I’ve painted some plastic ME-109s and Spitfires models as a kid, but never painted miniatures. I was just wondering…
-Do I paint over the plastic pieces that come with the game?
-What if I mess up? Do I just wash the paint off and start over?
-What is the purpose of buying the expansion miniatures?
-Are expansion miniatures already painted?
-Can expansion miniatures be used to play my 1942 2nd ed?
-Is it difficult to learn?
-How long does a came last on average?
-How does A&A compare to say, the hexagonal war games of the 70s and 80s?
Sorry for all the noob questions. Just wondering. I have a friend who’s also never played, but we’re going to do this. I WILL CRUSH HIM.