My group just switched over to 1940 because of its breath of strategic options, time and well, A&A is just fun because of its simplicity. We normally played World in Flames or SPI WWII, yet those games, no matter how good, take forever to play.
Welcome to the forum and to the A&A hobby.� I have no idea of how long it takes to play games like WiF, nor how complex they are, but it should be noted that A&A Global 1940 is the most complex of the A&A games and that it’s sometimes criticized for taking forever to play (especially if the side that’s losing refuses to concede defeat) – so Global 1940 may turn out to be a bit of a surprise for your gaming group in that regard.� But it’s certainly great fun.
Wif is way more complex than A&A40. WiF has move than 5000 distinct pieces and takes more than 4 hours to set up. People use excelsheets just to figure out how much they produce. Their lists of unittypes, inclueds Armoured HQ, Infantry HQ, Armour Corps, Heavy Armour Corps, Armour Division, Armour marine division, armour para division, Mech corps, Mech Division, Mot Crops, Mot Divison, Inf Crops, Inf Divison, Garrison Crops, Garrison Divison, Militia Crops, Mountain Crops, Mountain Division, Para Corps, Para Divison, Marine Crops, Marine Divison, Engineer Divison, Mot Engineer Division, Ski divion, NKVD political police Division, Special forces division, AntiTank Division, Anti Aircraft Division, Motorised Anti tank division, motorised Anti aircraft division, Katusha rocked Division, Artillery Division, Motorised artillery division, Selfpropelled gun division, Tankhunter division, partisan HQ, partisan division, Supply unit. And those are just the landunits. It also have three kinds of bombers, 2 kinds of fighters, 3 kinds of naval bombers, several kinds of carrierplanes and airtransporters, Pilots are trained separatly. It also have one named piece for every battleship, every carrier, every Cruiser and every light cruiser. And then it has convoys, subs, frogmen, transport, amphibious landing ships… and Imagined future units. It has weather, terrain, supplies, resources, oil, raillines, poitical rules and many more things.