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I’ve played A&A Global 1940 several times with my group and would be interested in investing some cash into this game, but when looking at it, it looks hard to get enough pieces of each type and nation, plus the markers which look insufficient in their box. It 's impossible to get all what we need out from their site, it seems.
Do you have some tricks how to do it? Is there another supplier where to purchase the missing pieces from? If not, what about 3D printing everything so that I don’t need to use/paint the units from my A&A 1940 box? Does anybody know a post/guide how to deal with it?
Thanks for the help
Have you checked out Historical Board Gaming? They carry tons of markers, tokens, additional pieces and sculpts for Axis and Allies and Global War. I think they will be right up your alley for what you are looking for.
I did a video series on building the game. For the most part I state where you can get the pieces that you need.
Yes I’ve watched them, and I’m very grateful for that. I’ve seen how you’ve done it, which required several A&A boxes (I have only the 2 A&A 1940 boxes), paint the pieces (which I’d like to avoid if possible), and spend quite a lot of money (looks like several hundreds of $). Maybe a 3D-printing of the missing pieces would be a solution with already-coloured base materials? Anyway, I find this game very appealing although a bit discouraged because of the pieces availability/price.
You don’t need to paint anything.
But you need a couple of $100’s of extra pieces besides your A&AG40 pieces for this game.
Start here with “Needed Unit”
Global War 1936-1945 Map
Use what you have to fill in for the major Axis and major Allies.
Buy the other units here.
Another option is to buy and paint A&A units for minors
Base Unit Set to add in the standard specialty units
Factory Set for Major, Medium and Minor Factory Sculpts
Printed and Bound Color rule book optional. That is if you don’t want to print one from the free pdf.
Spanish Civil War Expansion Set. Highly recommended by players of GW1936 and gives you units for Spanish Civil War.
ICING ON THE CAKE:
Extra Battle Boards and Build Charts to put on the other side of table.
Historical Board Gaming’s Shapeways Store
Combat Miniatures, a source for 3D facilities and 1/72 infantry for specialty units
War Torn Flight Stands #1!
Metal Flight Stands
Litko Flight Stands
Work on the core needs for the game, and then expand of it as you have time and money.
Thank you so much Rabbit, exactly what I was looking for!