This weekend my playing group and myself came to a unanimous decision:
We will no longer be using miniatures to play our Axis & Allies Games.
Frankly we don’t actually see a point in them, other than for Aesthetic purposes. Sure it’s nice to have little figures on the board, but after a while they become a tedious chore. For this reason we are switching to paper representation of units.
I’ve been toying around with a design and think they will be squares, printed on card, using NATO symbols. They already give the map a more authentic ‘military’ look, and are far easier to handle and move around.
Some may look at this as a type of sacrilege, but to be honest it gives so much more space on the board and increases the speed of the gameplay.
I was thinking of something along the lines of this:
The great thing about all this is that they are so cheap to produce, and I can make as many as I require - I also no longer have to bother myself with the concern that colours do not match up with the latest incarnation of units, for that issue will now become irrelevant