My opinion is mixed I bought it but I’m still itching to play.
The cardboard stuff is nice.
The plastic stuff I think is, in many instances is poorly formed and has quality issues. I would have been happier with the old generic pieces from 84/91 editions. This is no excuse however because AAE and AAP’s parts were vastly superior in quality to AAR’s. Nice artwork on cardboard counters would be a helluva’lot nicer than the “Dollarstore” micro army men they packed in AAR’04 and this current edition of AA50.
I know there’s alot of kids and dorks who secretly play with the parts but when T have vessel that have to be shaved so they don’t tip over it really pisses me off. This game is worth buying overall but for a hundred bucks I’d expect better quality.
If you’re a ‘noob’ I’d suggest that you but this over ‘revised’ first. This is a culmination of all the previous editions and spin-offs and worth it if you consider all the good times you’ll have verses a couple of videogames for your average computer/ videogame console.
My salt in this posting is that I’ve played AA since '93 and always thought it would be cool to have German tanks look like German Tanks and British Fighters look like Spitfires. They did a crappy job and I had to say it.
Lastly, I’m sick of typos and constantly having to clarify rules and other BS. Is it too much to ask?
I bought AA50 and can’t wait to play, and overall I say buy it.