Thanks guys… saved all of the pictures I could get my hands on, will help me to choose the right colors and painting ideas for my units. Already looking for a cheap but decent magnifier with lamp. Thanks again -great links.
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RE: Customized Axis and Allies playing pieces
Customized Axis and Allies playing pieces
Has anyone seen photos of, or heard of, handpainted Axis and Allies playing pieces. A while back, I seen a photo of this done, but am not able to find it again searching on the computer. These are the very small pieces used in regular Axis and Allies revised. Thanks for any help.
RE: Enlarging the game board
Thanks for the site. First time on here. I use a 13’ by 9’ map which comes in 8 sections… It’s wallpaper actually, but mine is laminated. I love this map. With over 2500 pieces on it, including newly acquired destroyer and artillery pieces, the map works perfect for me… The sea spaces are separated by the longitude and latitude lines and the land spaces are separated by each individual country. Had to do some modification to Russia and Asia to create appropriate spaces in those areas and to somewhat resemble the original game map design. With the large amount of game pieces that we play with - I had to create a random rolls generator program that follows the exact protocol the game rules dictate (with modified dice of course). Some modification and additions were made to the rules as well, so to maximize the realism and fun factor with the use of this map yet try and keep the integrity of the original game as well. The map cost 130 bucks… but I wouldn’t use anything else. But if you are playing a much smaller scale then maybe it’s not for you. I got my pieces from Milton Bradley when they were still available, plus a lot of boxes of games as well. http://store.randmcnally.com/product/wall+maps/world/world+wall+mural+-+laminated.do - That’s the map, if you would like to take a look. Believe me, it is the ultimate when it comes to maps, least in my opinion. However you need room, lots of it. I haven’t had it set up for a while now, i guess about 6 years… But am really contemplating setting it back up soon. If anyone has any questions I’ll try to answer. Oh, the map, I did cut a little off the top and bottom the first time I set this map up. I since have gotten another map this one is laminated , but this time when i set it up I think I am going to hinge down the top and bottom so any that if i would cut off would still be there, just hinged down in front of me. The last setup, I had a removable section so you could stand inside (pretty much inside the South Atlantic Ocean) and can do your turns from there. This time I’ll try the hinge. (* Europe is in the Northern hemisphere - usually you have a player playing from the top of the map and another player at the bottom - for the player standing at the bottom of the map, it’s a reach to reach your pieces in Central Europe) some way to lesson that distance is important.