@fenderbender4 The 2017 reprint took us all by surprise before they announced it. That said, I don’t think they are making more any time soon. The only thing I would mention about getting a copy second hand is that there are two box covers - one mentioning Avalon Hill’s 50th (the 2008 version) and one that has no mention of Avalon Hill’s 50th (the 2017 version). Both are valid copies. Expect to pay more for the 2008 version (as that version is older and the print run was smaller) but finding a 2008 version for the same or less than a 2017 is neither unheard of nor to be looked askance at.
Good luck either way!
I’ve just posted some pictures of the sculpts over here:
And to follow up on the pictures, I’ve posted tables over here…
…giving unit counts and sculpt model identifications for the Anniversary reprint.
Also ignoring China and letting them liberate Kiangsu or Manchuria will negate a Japanese National Objective. It takes almost no effort of Japan’s part to eliminate China. Manchuria and Kiangsu are also great for Japanese ICs. They are on the mainland so they do not require a navy to service them. They also can only be liberated by the Allies, never captured. This means should you loose them, they can not be used to produce units that will be used against you.
Also consider that Chinese infantry are “free” any other Allied unit in that area had to be bought and brought there. Which is a bit easier said than done. I see no reason not to stomp China flat from the get go.