IL, are they the 5 gram poker chips?
Their site isn’t intuitively obvious as to how one describes the chips one needs to order for AA?
Do you have a part number we can reference?
Nice review – thanks for taking the time!
The Russian sub became an expensive annoyance by wandering around in the mediterranian, denying me a badly needed 5 IPC bonus for several turns. I even bought a destroyer to deal with it, and he attacked and sank the destroyer (I should have split my fleet to protect it, I invaded the Caucasus by sea that turn but I could have spared a cruiser).
Only fly in the ointment that I saw – Subs don’t deny Italy the NO and the 5 IPC.
“control all of the following territories: Italy, Balkans, Morocco/Algeria, and Libya,
and no enemy surface warships are in sea zones 13, 14, and 15.
(See Sea Units, pg. 28 for information on surface warships.)”
So, don’t let him get away with it next time
I didn’t start until 1987. Played it until the box was in shambles… along with all the other releases (e.g., Shogun, Forceless America, & Conquest of the Empire). Then they sat on the shelf for many years gathering dust until we started a group up here in San Antonio last year. We have monthly get matches usually with 2 boards going.
Where is your FLGS QuakerGeneral?
Someone just posted this to our local gaming group. I thought IL would get a kick out of it (n.b., he probably has one or two stashed away in his guest bedrooms with his backup copies of AA50 already set up).
For those who have “everything”:
The top of the line Sultan table goes for $12,700, seats nine players, and has five separate built in dice towers. Oh, and it has panels to convert it back to a dining table without disturbing your game in progress. Its been a while since I had a good lottery fantasy…
Go to the website for further mouth-watering & keyboard drooling pictures.
Enjoy the day!
I too spent the big bucks on “The War Game” pieces. They are quite nicely done, unfortunately not to the same scale – and my US player refused to play with Tigers.
Perhaps the folks over at FieldMarshalGames are willing to stick thier necks out and get some nicely sculptured pieces made.
Anyone know Jeff well enough to get him to tell us what landmines to avoid when starting down this path of creating custom scultpures?
Ah! Cmdr J. the good old days of Billy Mitchell and the Ostfriesland. You had to go pick at that scab, didn’t you… some wounds never heal!
One of the versions of AARHE has the rule of not allowing bombers to engage in naval warfare – I thought it played pretty well and made sense from a historical point of view as well.
In the few games of AA50 I’ve played I’ve found the German bombers to be very effective at keeping the Atlantic free of pesky ships trying to invade France. I’d hate to play without them, but it sounds like an option that might be worth exploring.