I was in the same boat with AA50 and perhaps this might help. Here’s a post that I posted on fieldmarshalgames.com forum site.
“Here is a folding game/poker table that I built for Axis & Allies. Quite a few hours and dollars to put together and it being my first table, I think it turned out pretty good! Now I don’t have AA50 but I did, with time and effort, make my own version. The map was printed to 28x48” (map was created by Imperious Leader that I downloaded from Gameboardgeek.com) and I even went as far to make the combat board, National production/research chart and the nation cards. I repainted the pieces so they match because I don’t have AA50 and had to mix pieces together to replicate it. I must say it turned out well and it was a lot of fun!"
Here is the link to the post as well for more pics.
Here is the link for the AA50 manual.
They are not plano boxes this time.
Its about 14 inches by 8.5 by 1.75
with 24 compartments and the most important thing: each compartment has already precut and FITTED panels. These are not like plano because these don’t jump out or get dislodged. I got them at Harbor freight tools for $4.99 each.
Triple A build 18.104.22.168 lobby should be working fine. Was on last night, just connect anonymously. I usually have to use Hamachi to get around router issues.
ALWAYS play your games on tripleA if you can, btw, its so much faster than PBEM. Even if you have to start over (if it crashes), but I haven’t seen any crashes so far.
Always had Germany play Italy, as it’s the extra play where in AAR it wasn’t a case to think about what to do with the teritory in Italy that Germany had. Think just comes as a norm.
Or…let the two Axis plan Italy together, be more team bonding.
It’s like if it’s 2 playing Allies… the UK player would play America, or play US as a team.