New player needing advice on what extra pieces to purchase.



  • We always run out of Japanese mechs, so I found a cheap way to make more: buy orange popsicle sticks from the dollar store, cut them up, and glue the pieces together. It looks like a mechanized infantry truck!

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  • @madscientist:

    We always run out of Japanese mechs, so I found a cheap way to make more: buy orange popsicle sticks from the dollar store, cut them up, and glue the pieces together. It looks like a mechanized infantry truck!

    How do you insert an image in these forums?

    I upload to tinypic.com and put the link for direct layout into the following code (remove the spaces in the brackets): [ img ]<insert link="" here="">[ /img ]</insert>


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    Alternately, expand the Additional Options (located below the text box when you reply to a post) and use the Attach function to attach a jpg image file.


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    With as many units as you’ll end up having after combining 1940 Europe with 1940 Pacific for the Global game, one thing you’ll definitely have is a LOT of units and you’ll probably want a better way to store them than what is provided with the game… you might want to look into some compartmentalized nut/screw or fishing tackle trays from your local hardware store. I used one screw tray for each country… all depends on what size tray you wan’t/get, so that you can keep planes/ships/tanks/etc separate and easier to grab. I included a picture of some examples of what you can do with nation trays using compartmentalized trays.

    Also, I highly recommend either battle bucks or poker chips for money… depending on how much you want to spend, the battle bucks are cheap and a very good solution, though I found them a bit “action stiff” to hand out (which I would imagine would get better with wear)… you can either use generic poker chips, or you can try some custom A&A IPC chips that you can get from IWNGU’s site (which you can find easily enough) if you’re willing to spend a bit more on custom A&A chips. Anything is better than doing nothing in regards to in-game currency. I started off with Battle Bucks, but later upgraded to A&A IPC chips… there’s no wrong way to go here short of not doing anything for currency.

    You’ll probably want extra dice too… once again, anything more than nothing is better… you can go down about three paths here with dice… 1) just more dice period, anything is better than nothing… 2) order some generic dice of specific colors and hand them out to certain countries… 3) the Combat Dice you can find with specific A&A markings, though a brief word of warning, if you try and get them from FMG, that company has extremely questionable customer service… look around the forums before deciding to do business with them.

    Anything you order from HBG or IWNGU is a good deal though, both those companies have very good reputations.

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  • Here is a picture of making more mechs out of popsicle sticks

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  • You can take an egg carton for a dozen eggs, cut off the top, place it inside one of the plastic boxes the pieces come in (it fits perfectly) and you have a cheap and quick way to comparmentalize your pieces.  It took a few months to get all the ones we needed based on our egg eating rate. 🙂

    We use two for the U.S. (including the Chinese pieces) and two for England.  We use two more to hold the roundels, industrial complexes, ports, airbases, ect.


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