all i can say is its over 500 pieces. including Italy and China and france… The game starts with a 41 version and a 39 will be availible online. I will be a moderator for its new forum and soon we can all chat on it.
I talked at length with the producer and he is going with a few runs of 2,000, before even considering taking further steps and making new molds. So if you plan on waiting for specific american infantry ‘molds’ and such, then you will be waiting years…
Just buy 2 copies of this game. It will have the largest map of any game ever made. $120.00 is a drop in the bucket for what your getting in return. Go download the rules. they are available. I think you should buy 2 because you will be able to sell the second copy for double of what you paid… remember 2,000 copies are going to sell fast… and the next print will take like 6 more months to get it to market.
buy a few more D12 as the game only gives you 6, and use your chips from AA if you run out.
and dont worry about “how many of each type do you get” you will get enough of all types so its not like revised AA… these people play AA and understand about the Japanese tanks issue in that game and got you covered.
THe fact that the pieces are all german actually becomes less important after a few games. I am a piece junkie like many here and it does not even bother me anymore. The pieces are actually very nice. Note that the game comes with optional pieces: elite infantry ( different pose) and heavy tanks ( maus supertank)