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Global War 1936-1945 3rd Edition



  • Does any one know when the third edition will be released? I saw a page for it on board game geek but no mention of a release date or on the HBG website. Throughout the past year I have been slowly gathering all the pieces and expansion I want for Global War. I don’t mind waiting a bit more for updated rules and map.

    One more thing. Anyone know if new sculpts will be created for Heavy Carrier, Fast Battle Ships, Heavy and Light Cruisers? That’s already a lot of new naval units.


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    Next summer is the projected date.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    @Mustang There is no solid date for release, but they’re hoping for this summer.

    If you look on their shop on Shapeways you will find many of the pieces that you are looking for. I don’t know if they will come up with sculpts for more inexpensive options. They already have light cruisers for Germany, Japan, and the US in their battle pieces section of the HBG site. I’ve started building the battleships and carriers already and will give you some of my finds;

    Japanese carrier
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/DLMG4KGEQ/taiho-kai-ijn?optionId=65200078

    Russian Battleship:
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/XS6FSXSWL/soyuz-class-battleship-russia-global-war-scale?optionId=64693044

    Yamato;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/U28L5CCS2/a-150-super-yamato-japan-gw1936-scale?optionId=64692643

    UK Battleship;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/KBMY8AEJ3/vanguard-class-battleship-u-k-global-war-scale?optionId=64693243

    French Battleship;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/U8TKX9GGV/alsace-class-battleship-france-global-war-scale?optionId=64692432

    German Battleship:
    http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/H-44-German-Super-Battleship-Set-3d-Printed-Qty-1_p_1981.html

    Iowa Class;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/9SKN2PTPN/uss-iowa?optionId=62776190&li=ostatus

    UK carrier;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/JE28BJ8AJ/hms-ark-royal-1-3000?optionId=62472082

    US carrier;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/FSFU8JU79/uss-enterprise-1-3000?optionId=62194906

    There are several Battlecruisers on HBG’s Shapeways shop as well. The problem with getting them from someone else is that one shop’s 1/3000 scale is not that same as another shop’s 1/3000 scale. I have the Iowa that I listed here and it’s the perfect size for a heavy battleship for 36. The carriers are just a little over 3 inches long, which I believe is what you’re going to need. I think what they will be is a carrier that carries 3 planes instead of 2 and so that’s what I have. If you’ve played the game before you will probably already know that you’re not going to need a carrier for France, Russia, Italy, ANZAC, and probably not Germany. That is subjective of course and you should build however you feel would be best. I went with 2 carriers for the US, UK, and Japan. I may get 1 for Germany and Italy. Use your discretion when it comes to purchasing Battlecruisers too. I can’t imagine building a French one, hehe.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @GeneralHandGrenade said in Global War 1936-1945 3rd Edition:

    Yamato;
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/U28L5CCS2/a-150-super-yamato-japan-gw1936-scale?optionId=64692643

    I noticed that the link under the “Yamato” header includes “Super Yamato” as part of the URL. This phrase is a reference not to the 9 x 18.1-inch gunned Yamato class which was actually built, but to a projected 6 x 20-inch gunned class of larger ships which never got off the drawing board (though one of the guns did reach the production stage). I checked the link, and the sculpt is indeed of this larger class, as can be seen by the two-gun (rather than three-gun) turrets.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    @CWO-Marc You are correct of course, Marc. That is the Super Yamato.

    Battleships.JPG

    When you look at the above photo you will see all of the ships that I listed beside the regular Battleships from those nations. You will notice that in all cases except for the French Alsace the sculpts for the listed BB’s are physically larger. Notice that the middle BB for Japan is the OOB Yamato. It is actually smaller than the Nagato Class BB which I’m using for the regular BB in the game. The Yamato is supposed to be a heavy BB according to the rules of the game. I’ve chosen the Super Yamato to represent it because of it’s larger size for use of easy identification by the players. It is a significantly more powerful unit than the regular BB and so it is important that players don’t mistake the 2 sculpts on the board. When they are displayed like this it is easy to tall the difference but when they are grouped with several other units it would be possible to mistake them. The following picture is of the game I’m playing now to demonstrate what I mean;

    Yamato in action.JPG

    You can’t mistake that unit even with all of the others around it. Not everyone has as keen an eye as you have for military hardware, Marc. Most people won’t even have any idea that it is a Super Yamato.

    The ships that I’ve listed are ones that I have found to be of a suitable size in my opinion. Larger than the OOB for ease of identification but not too large so that they look out of place. I had mentioned about 2 people’s interpretation of 1/3000 scale and this is a glaring example of what I mean. 2 designers, same unit;

    1:3000.JPG

    The Iowa Class on the bottom is already larger than the OOB sculpt by a fair margin. The one on the top makes everything on the board look tiny and just doesn’t fit. I was sharing my finds because these are the ones that I’ve ordered and received and can attest to their size. It’s expensive enough to oder from Shapeways, it sucks when you receive pieces that you just can’t use.



  • Thank you guys for the updated timeline of 3rd Edition and also to @GeneralHandGrenade for the links to the Ships. This will be helpful in determining what I need to finish buying so I can be set for the third edition.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Thanks for the supplementary info GHG. I didn’t really know very much about the context of the thread, since GW1936-1945 is a game with which I don’t have much familiarity, so I hadn’t realized that the sculpt choice was a deliberate one which was made for the reasons you described.

    By the way, as an amusing historical footnote: during the long design process for the German “H-class” battleships which were supposed to come after the Bismarck class (but which ultimately were never built), Hitler at one point suggested arming the class with 800mm (31.5-inch) guns, the same caliber as Germany’s Gustav and Dora railway guns. In a rare example of common sense prevailing over Hitler’s propensity for gigantism (the Maus tank being a case in point), a German admiral talked him out of the idea by telling him just how big a battleship would have to be to carry such an arsenal and by pointing out that no German port in existence could handle a ship that enormous. By contrast, the Super Yamato class would have looked modest.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    @CWO-Marc said in Global War 1936-1945 3rd Edition:

    Thanks for the supplementary info GHG. I didn’t really know very much about the context of the thread, since GW1936-1945 is a game with which I don’t have much familiarity, so I hadn’t realized that the sculpt choice was a deliberate one which was made for the reasons you described.

    By the way, as an amusing historical footnote: during the long design process for the German “H-class” battleships which were supposed to come after the Bismarck class (but which ultimately were never built), Hitler at one point suggested arming the class with 800mm (31.5-inch) guns, the same caliber as Germany’s Gustav and Dora railway guns. In a rare example of common sense prevailing over Hitler’s propensity for gigantism (the Maus tank being a case in point), a German admiral talked him out of the idea by telling him just how big a battleship would have to be to carry such an arsenal and by pointing out that no German port in existence could handle a ship that enormous. By contrast, the Super Yamato class would have looked modest.

    By comparison in the game, the H-44 is a larger piece than even the Super Yamato. And the numbers;

    H-44 A-10, D-10, M-3 C-6/6/6/6/6/6 It takes 4 hits to sink
    Super Yamato A-10, D-10, M-3, C-5/5/5/5/5/5 It takes 3 hits to sink

    You would love the wealth of pieces in this game, Marc, including the all of the weapons that were on the drawing table and never built. You have the option of developing and building them as the commander of your nation.

    The regular pieces in the game are interesting and numerous as well. The Japanese have the 2 classes of BB;

    Battleship A-8, D-8, M-2, C-5/5/5/5 2 hits to sink
    Yamato Class A-9, D-9, M-3, C-7/6/6/6 3 hits to sink

    Not all of the nations have the same stats for units. A German BB will cost 22 IPP compared to Japan’s 20 IPP. However, a German medium tank is 6 IPP while a Japanese one is 8 IPP. Each nation has a different type of specialized infantry to go along with their Militia, Regular Infantry, Mountain Infantry, Marines, and Airborne. Here’s an example of one of their cards;

    Japan card.png



  • where can we learn more about the changes coming in the 3rd edition?

    I am curious what kind of changes are we talking about - new map? new set up? etc.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    @cdatkins74 I talk about and playtest some of the proposed rules in this game;
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXHm3hvGKezj8GoKHzPxziDub-fv6oudP

    Stay tuned to my channel. In the near future I’m going down to Tulsa to playtest the game with HBG. After that I’ll have more information to share with the community.



  • @GeneralHandGrenade yep already watched that video. LOL. Look forward to your Tulsa adventures!

    do you know if there will be a new map? Not a big deal to me anyway as I need to buy a 4x8 map at some point. But it would be nice to know whether I could pull that trigger now or wait for the 3rd edition.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    @cdatkins74 Yes there will be a new map.



  • @GeneralHandGrenade said in Global War 1936-1945 3rd Edition:

    @cdatkins74 Yes there will be a new map.

    Thanks GHG!



  • Hi all! Just got back with HBG that could tell me that 3rd edition is pushed back to December 1st… Im also eager to get to know more about the map, what units are going to be new and so on. Im a G40 player and eagerly wants to start collecting GW36 pieces so I can get my family and friends in on this great game. After reading the rules and watching hours of GHG, YG and Siredblood videos im sure im gonna love it.


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