Historical Board Gaming’s selection of Europe 1940 French pieces. They also have mechanized pieces, just look under the corresponding nation.
Alternative WW2 Pieces by I Will Never Grow Up
I Will Never Grow Up Games has an ever expanding host of alternative 3d printed Axis and Allies pieces available!
Only ca$0.50-0.75 per piece for most pieces (Super heavy tanks @ ~ca$1.00 each).
Also available is a growing selection of other board game accessories such as parts trays, card holders, resources and more!
List of currently available Alternative (1 part) Axis and Allies pieces;
- M5A1 Stuart Light Tank
- LCAV Landing Craft
- M3 Lee Medium Tank
- M7 Priest SPG
- M9A1 Halftrack
- GMC Truck (Closed)
- M4A1 Sherman Medium tank
- M12 Gun Motor Carriage
- South Dakota Class BB
- Iowa Class BB
- Fletcher Class DD
- Midway CV41
- Bogue Class CVE
- Baltimore Class Heavy CA
- Gato SS
- Victory Class TT
- Northhampton Class CA
- Essex Class CV
- M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer
- Liberty Class TT
- M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank
- M60A1 Patton Main Battle Tank (Cold War Era)
- M109 Gun Motor Carriage (Cold War Era)
- M8 Howitzer
- GMC CCKW252 Truck (Open)
- USS Massachusets BB
- Crusader Cavalry Tank
- Universal Carrier (Mech Inf)
- Archer SPG
- Bishop Mk 1 SPG
- Churchill IV Tank
- Humber LRV
- Mk6 Light Tank
- Tetrarch Light Tank Mk7
- Valentine Infantry Tank
- York Class CA
- Queen Elizabeth Class BB
- Nelson Class BB
- HMS Eagle CV
- Bogue Class Lend Lease CVE
- Revenge Class Super Dreadnaught
- Dido Class CA
- Flower Class Corvette
- Hunt Class DD
- New Zealand Bob Semple Tank
- River Class Frigate
- A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank
- T70 Tank
- SU85 Tank
- IS2 Tank
- KV1 Tank
- T34-85 Medium Tank
- BA64B Armored Car
- BT7 Tank
- SU-76 SPG
- KV5 Super Heavy Tank
- ZIS 5 Truck
- Svetlana Class CA
- Studebaker Katyusha
- Gangut Class Battleship
- AMR35 Medium Tank
- Char B1 Bis Heavy Tank
- Renault UE Tankette
- Somua S35 Cavalry Tank
- Hotchkiss H39 Cavalry Tank
- FCM F1 Super Heavy Tank
- Surcouf SS
- Dunkerque Class BB
- Laffly W15 TCC Tank Hunter (Coming Soon)
Germany (Dark Gray):
- Panzer III Medium Tank
- StuG III Tank Destroyer/Infantry Support
- StuG III mit Schurzen Tank Destroyer/Infantry Support
- Sdkfz 251D Mechanized Infantry
- Elephant Heavy Tank
- E-100 Maus Heavy Tank
- Panther G Heavy Tank
- Opel Blitz (Covered) Truck
- Panzer IV Ausf E Medium Tank
- Panzer II Ausf C Light Tank
- Tiger I Heavy Tank
- Sturmpanzer SPG
- Bismarck BB
- Type U-31 SS
- Scharnhorst BB
- Auxiliary Class Cruiser/Cargo Ship Atlantis
- Type IX SS
- Marder III SPG
- Elbing T-22 Destroyer/Torpedo Boat
- Hipper Class Heavy Cruiser
- Graff Zeppelin CV
Hetzer Light Tank Destroyer(on hold)
- Semovente M42 da75/18 SPG/Infantry Support
- CA M11/39 Medium Tank
- CV33 Tankette
- CA M15/42 Medium Tank
- Soldati Class DD
- Foca Class SS
- Littorio Class BB
- Conte DiCavour BB
- Andrea Doria BB
- L6/40 Light Tank
- Type 97 Chi Ha Medium Tank
- Type 95 Ha Go Light Tank
- Type 95 Heavy Tank
- Ho Ni SPG
- Ise Class BB
- No 13 Sub Chaser/DD
- Myoko Class Heavy CA
- Akatsuki (Fubiki Class) DD
- Type C3 I-52 SS
- Kaga Class CV
- Aikoku Maru Auxilliary TT
- Shokaku Class CV
- Shinano Class CV
- Takao Class CA
- Fuso Class BB
Generic Pieces (White or Gray - As available):
- Naval Port
- Minor Factory
- Major Factory v1
- Major Factory v2
- Flak Tower - Large Square
- Flak Tower - Small Round
- Atlantik Wall Gun Emplacement
- Machine Gun Nest/Pill Box
- Recruitment Camp
- Fort Drum (El Fraile Island) (Includes optional house rules for use)
- “Disrupted Convoy” Tokens - printed in a variety of nation colors
- Fire/Damage Tokens (small + ‘long’) - printed in Dark Yellow
- Anti Aircraft Gun (Generic)
Some notes regarding our 3D Printed Alternative AaA Pieces:
These are 3D Printed FDM and not injection molded pieces. As such, while they my have more detail they are subsequently somewhat more prone to breakage at any thin areas. We have attempted to mitigate this as best as possible by beefing up barrels and providing additional supports wherever possible, but there is always the chance that something may break.
As they are FDM 3D printed (not resin) there are layer lines. As small as those lines may be, they may or may not show up when attempting to paint pieces. We highly recommend a very light coat of primer before doing any painting to help fill in any excess layer lines.
All pieces are scaled to out of box Axis and Allies pieces with some variation for designations such as light, medium, heavy, super heavy.
All pieces dimensions are listed on their respective shop entry.
On request we can do alternate colors of existing models (an additional charge will apply).
We will do our best to clean any excess stringing or “flash” from models prior to shipping, however some cleanup may be required.
Color may vary from one run of pieces to another based on the filament used. While we do attempt to use the same brand and color of filament for each specific nation, available supply of filament may occasionally dictate a different brand, and therefore a different shade.
We attempt to keep a supply of all pieces in stock, however if a piece is currently out of or low on stock it will take a little longer for your order to be shipped as we produce the missing item(s).
Most of our available selection displayed on the AA50th Anniversary board.
Missing a few (M4A1 Sherman, M3 Lee, M113, UH1B, M7, Hotchkiss H39, FCM F1, Akatsuki/Fubiki DD) that are currently being replenished.
@iwillnevergrowup Hoping for Great War, Civil War, Napoleonic pieces as well…
Added Fort Drum (El Fraile Island, Philippines), aka The Concrete Battleship to our “Generic” pieces selection.
Reworking the Recruitment Camp (coming soon).
Currently working on adding a selection of armor with articulated turrets!
A few kinks to work out, but should be available soon.
Also working on bringing a line of “budget friendly” pre-painted pieces to market. We’re not going to claim any kind of high end paint jobs, but rather decent tabletop quality at a (hopefully) reasonable price point.
Articulated Turrets (Rotating) added to our lineup!
A small selection of 2 piece armor with rotating turrets has been added to the shop.
Current selection includes;
M4A1 Sherman, T34-76, IS-2, Tiger II, Panzer IV, Carro Armato M15-42, Type 97 Chi Ha, R35 and Char B1 Bis.
Updated listings with a few new items available in the next week.
- Italian Conte DiCavour BB
- Italian Andrea Doria BB
- Italian L6/40 Light Tank
- US Essex Class CV
- US M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer
- German Marder III SPG
PSA : UK Tank plastic will be changing from a matte filament to a more robust filament matching the finish of other pieces, but the color is a near identical match!
Updated listings with more new items coming available in the next week.
- German Elbing T-22 Destroyer/Torpedo Boat
- German Hipper Class Heavy Cruiser
- German Graff Zeppelin CV
- Japanese Shokaku Class CV
- Japanese Shinano Class CV
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@iwillnevergrowup are the jap cv available yet
Long time no update! It’s been an extremely rough few months here, but we’re finally, slowly, getting back on track.
Just added Cold War era US M41 Walker Bulldogs to the lineup!
Also adding more accessory/token items soon (fire/damage markers, AA Guns and more)!
- Anti Aircraft Gun (Generic - Gray)
- Fire/Damage Markers (Yellow) - small + large base
- US M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank (Cold War Era - Olive Green)
Articulated turret pieces cancelled and removed due to a lack of interest/demand.
Added M60A1 Patton Main Battle tank (cold war era) to the lineup!
Added (or coming soon);
US M8 Howitzer, M109 GMC (Cold War Era), USS Massachusets BB, GMC CCKW252 Truck with Open back/bed
Japanese Fuso Class BB, Takao Class CA
German Hetzer Light Tank Destroyer(on hold until I can get it to print properly)
Russian Studebaker Katyusha
Our supplier of filaments has discontinued the particular brand we use for our UK Tan and Battalion Markers.
We are sourcing new filament to get a color match as best as possible, though there will ultimately be a color variation moving forward (once our current stock is depleted).
Added the absolutely ludicrous and utterly charming BOB SEMPLE Tank in UK tan.
The Bob Semple tank was a tank designed by New Zealand Minister of Works Bob Semple during World War II. Originating out of the need to build military hardware from available materials, the tank was built from corrugated iron on a tractor base. Designed and built during a period of uncertainty in which New Zealand feared having to defend itself from Japanese invasion without external assistance, these tanks were a civilian effort to design and create a means to protect New Zealand.
Designed and built without formal plans or blueprints, it had numerous design flaws and practical difficulties, and was never put into mass production or used in combat.
Added - UK/Canadian River Class Frigate