• Customizer

    I just thought I’d share some images I whipped up for my own copy of the game.  I know there are already some expanded production charts and corrected battle boards out there, but I kind of wanted some that followed the design of AAP40, so I made my own!  Yeah, I know the NPC goes all the way up to 96, and my battle board doesn’t have any cool silhouettes, but I thought since I went to the trouble, I’d share them for anyone that’s interested.

    Below are low-res images so you can see what they look like, but if you go to http://www.vector1design.com/AxisAllies, you can download some high-res, print-quality PDF’s.

    I had these printed on 100# letter-sized paper at a print shop, and then used spray adhesive to stick them to foam board.  I think they turned out pretty well, and they cost about $3 each!  Enjoy!

    EDIT: The link name has changed.  The link above has been updated to the new location.


  • '10

    Very Nice  +1 to you

  • Customizer

    Thanks.  I don’t think I’m in any danger of FMG hiring me, but at least it’s better than what WotC gave us!  😉

  • '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '10

    Very sharp!


  • @bcguitars:

    Thanks.  I don’t think I’m in any danger of FMG hiring me, but at least it’s better than what WotC gave us!   😉

    You couldn’t do any worse!  😉


  • VERY NICE INDEED!!!


  • Superb, cheers to you man!!! 😄  +1


  • You may need to put Tac Bomber** in the #4 column on the attacker’s side of the battle chart.

    It looks very nice.  It is great to see folks that want to help each other here.


  • 😄

    Awesome stuff!
    I just picked up AAP40, have to admit it’s the first copy of any A&A that I have personally owned.  🙂

    Any chance you’re working on setup sheets next?  I heard those were wrong but haven’t had a chance to look at mine.

  • Customizer

    @valthonis:

    Any chance you’re working on setup sheets next?  I heard those were wrong but haven’t had a chance to look at mine.

    I’ve thought about doing something like that, maybe like the original with turn order and unit cost as well.  I don’t have a terrible need for it, but it might be handy when I am bringing newer players to the table.  I’ll give it some thought.


  • Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but I would find such a summary you described very very useful.  😉
    Thanks again for the others though!


  • @bcguitars:

    Thanks.  I don’t think I’m in any danger of FMG hiring me, but at least it’s better than what WotC gave us!   😉

    This is not a slam, but anything is better than WOTC

  • Customizer

    Ok, someone asked for them, so here they are.  Due to the lack of experienced AA players in my area (or any players whatsoever), these cards are kind of handy so the inexperienced players have info such as turn order and turn phases at their fingertips (and I don’t have to keep reminding them).  Just finished them, and there was lots of typing, so let me know if you see any typos!

    PS-Thanks to Japan, and the fact that I wanted them to fit inside the individual boxes, the type is kind of small.  If you want to print them out, once again the full-quality PDF’s can be found at http://www.vector1design.com/AAP40.  Don’t even think about printing them out on a home inkjet printer.  They’ll look like crap!  (Trust me…)  😉



  • '10

    They look great


  • Yep, those set up cards are awesome. It’s a real shame that WotC couldn’t spend a bit more on this edition to polish it up.


  • @bcguitars:

    Ok, someone asked for them, so here they are.  Due to the lack of experienced AA players in my area (or any players whatsoever), these cards are kind of handy so the inexperienced players have info such as turn order and turn phases at their fingertips (and I don’t have to keep reminding them).  Just finished them, and there was lots of typing, so let me know if you see any typos!

    PS-Thanks to Japan, and the fact that I wanted them to fit inside the individual boxes, the type is kind of small.  If you want to print them out, once again the full-quality PDF’s can be found at http://www.vector1design.com/AAP40.  Don’t even think about printing them out on a home inkjet printer.  They’ll look like crap!  (Trust me…)  😉



    These are fantastic. This is what WotC needs to get back to doing instead of just putting the information on a little square in the bottom corner of the board. The games (AA42 and AAP40) should have all the goodies that AAR came with. That was complete at the time even though the cardboard was a little thin. Great work on everything that you have done for AAP40.


  • @bcguitars:

    Don’t even think about printing them out on a home inkjet printer.  They’ll look like crap!  (Trust me…)  😉

    I printed them on my inkjet printer and they didn’t turn out too bad. A little on the dull side but still cheaper than taking them to a print shop. I have a piece of foam board that I am going to glue them to. I found a mobilization board on Board Game Geek for the AA42. Also, I am taking the cards with numbers, (marshaling cards I think they are called) from Revised along with the damage markers and victory city tokens from AA50 and printing all of those to use with AA42. The victory city tokens will be made for AAP40 as well. Have to have the bits from the other games that I miss in the 2 newest releases.


  • WOW…thats about it


  • Great work.  🙂

    Attractive, functional player aids… what more could we ask for?

    Honestly, Wizards ought to consider hiring you for Europe '40. You put 'em to shame!


  • Kudos! Printed and look great.  🙂

  • Customizer

    First off great work. They look excellent.   Since you are asking for corrections here are a couple i noticed

    1. “Palau” should be “Palau Island” so the setup card matches the map.
    2. the cost column on china’s setup card should have gold text to match the rest of the cards. (this was probally done on purpose but i feel that matching the colors will look better)
    3. place a superscripted “3” near the cost of the minor industrial complex. Near the bottom of the setup cards have a “3 can be upgraded to a major ic for a cost of 20 IPCs” or something to that effect to reflect Krieghound’s unofficial FAQ

    Suggestions:

    1. the phrase “Control” that begins nearly all national objectives should probably be “Allies control” or “Axis control” since technically any allied player could take over a territory in order to help another player achieve its national objective with the exception of ANZACs one time bonus NO.

    2. I suggest wording the USA’s 40 IPC NO as “40 IPC Bonus: When the  US is at war and the Allies Control Western US.” I believe this is less ambiguous and correctly suggests that if Western US is taken over by Japan, Japan will collect 10 IPCs instead of 40 as per Krieghound’s statements.

    3. Is there anyway to put each nations special rules (and/or diplomatic rules) on these cards? If they would fit they would definitely be a welcome addition though i suspect that there probably isn’t enough room.

    4. the order of japans setup territories listed on the box lid is horrible and difficult to follow since it jumps around the map alot. This is especially true in china where the territories all have similar spellings.   I suggest rearranging the setup card to this order: “Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Jehol, Shantung, Kiangsu, Kiangsi, Kwangsi, Siam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Formosa, Palau Island, Caroline Islands, Zone 6, Zone 19, Zone 33”
         Like Japan, China’s setup card order would be easier to setup if the order was changed to “Szechwan, Yunnan, Hunan, Kweichow, Shensi, Suiyuyan”
         Placing New South Wales before Queensland on the setup chart makes alot of sense since its the capital. It also makes this card more consistent with the others.
         While we are on the subject of setup order changes I believe US is most readable in this order “Western US, Hawaiian Islands, Midway, Guam, Philippines, Zone 10, Zone 25, Zone 35”

    Hopefully you don’t take offense with any of these suggestions. They are only suggestions and are in no way intended to be criticism. You have done excellent work which should be commended. So take my suggestions with a grain of salt. Either way your setup cards will still shine.

    P.S. Great work on your other “Homebrew” stuff.

  • Customizer

    Hey Bob, thanks for the input.  Here’s kinda why I did the things I did…  😉

    @Bob_A_Mickelson:

    1. “Palau” should be “Palau Island” so the setup card matches the map.

    Actually, it would have to be “Paulau Island” to match the map.  😉  Because of the map error, I knew it wouldn’t match anyway, so I went with what was on the card.  It would probably induce less confusion if I changed it, though, so I might just do that.

    1. the cost column on china’s setup card should have gold text to match the rest of the cards. (this was probally done on purpose but i feel that matching the colors will look better)

    Yeah, that was done on purpose, because those are the only units China can buy.  No, I’m not entirely happy with the way it turned out.  😛

    1. place a superscripted “3” near the cost of the minor industrial complex. Near the bottom of the setup cards have a “3 can be upgraded to a major ic for a cost of 20 IPCs” or something to that effect to reflect Krieghound’s unofficial FAQ

    I was debating what to do about the IC upgrade cost, but when I saw how little space I was going to have, I realized I had better just stick to stuff on the placement chart.

    1. the phrase “Control” that begins nearly all national objectives should probably be “Allies control” or “Axis control” since technically any allied player could take over a territory in order to help another player achieve its national objective with the exception of ANZACs one time bonus NO.

    Actually, the items that say “Control” must be controlled by that player, not Allies.  If you look at UK, it does say “Allies control” for the DEI bonus, but the Kwangtung/Malaya bonus only triggers if UK controls them, not Allies. (at least that’s my understanding of the rules)

    1. I suggest wording the USA’s 40 IPC NO as “40 IPC Bonus: When the  US is at war and the Allies Control Western US.” I believe this is less ambiguous and correctly suggests that if Western US is taken over by Japan, Japan will collect 10 IPCs instead of 40 as per Krieghound’s statements.

    I’m a big fan of short and sweet.  😉  These basically say the same thing, since the US can only go to war with Japan, and the US is the only Allies member that can control Western US.

    1. Is there anyway to put each nations special rules (and/or diplomatic rules) on these cards? If they would fit they would definitely be a welcome addition though i suspect that there probably isn’t enough room.

    Holy crap!  You suspect right, my friend!  My aging eyes can barely read the setup chart as it is!

    1. the order of japans setup territories…

    Out of sheer laziness, I simply copied the setup order from the existing cards.  You have a very good point, though, and I think I might make that update.  It’s kind of a pain doing that in Illustrator, though, so I’ll need to muster some motivation…

    Hey, thanks again for the input, and I’m glad the people printing them out are getting favorable results!


  • japanese ships in sea zone 33?
    In West Usa one or three fighter?


  • Those setup cards are fantastic! Definitely going to get them printed out.


  • Excellent +1

    What is the best way to print these out- what kind of paper- maybe print at Kinkos???

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