Thanks. What I gather is the HBG minis are the same size as OOB except for the fighter planes which are smaller?
What about the GHQ micro-armour? Are those the same scale as A&A board games or close enough?
How do the HBG minis compare in quality to the units that come OOB? By quality I mean details and overall appearance. I’m basically looking to upgrade my 1st edition 1940 games with the new pieces from 2nd edition. The HBG units are actually pricier than a new copy of the game but I don’t need another big box and all the extras so I’m trying to weigh the two options. Any advice?
BTW, why hasn’t HBG or someone offered an upgrade kit for 1940 1e owners?
Also are all the HBG minis compatible size wise with OOB minis? I want to supplement my A&A games with some of the unique sculpts from HBG.
The original game had painted GHQ pieces on the back cover and was actually deceptive in insinuating that the game pieces were the same as the picture in the back. Here is a link to my game piece modifications and replacement thread.
I always wondered what the pieces shown on the back cover were. Needless to say, my friends and I were very disappointed when we opened the game and saw the actual pieces. Deceptive advertising indeed.
Is there a reason to keep them separate and intact? I am pretty sure games like D-Day and Europe (1999) and Pacific (2000) have more value as parts than games at this point. The completest in me has been reluctant to mix them but as I was putting together an order from HBG I started thinking maybe it would make more sense to only buy sculpts I don’t already have in other games.
BTW, there doesn’t seem to be much traffic in this sub forum. Should I repost elsewhere?
This is a question for those of you that have multiple editions and copies of Axis & Allies games. Do you keep your games intact or cherry as they say, or do you mix and match pieces from your different copies? Also do you buy new pieces from places like FMG and HBG or do you buy extra copies for the pieces?
I’m really interested in reading what others have to say on this. I have always kept my games separated and intact but after seeing the ten or so A&A games I have I’ve started wondering if I should just create a giant tackle box full of pieces for all the games.
Thanks for your input!
All the 1940 chips are the same.
So 2nd edition 1940 uses the old style chips then, same as 1st?
They unfortunately are different from the Revised, Pac 2001, and first Europe edition games, which have I tons of and are just slightly smaller in diameter than the 1940 chips, thus better. (Not sure about anniversary).
These smaller chips are the ones sold by HBG?
Sorry if I’m being dense here.
What other editions of A&A have the new style chips used in '42 2nd edition? Do Europe and Pacific '40 2nd editions use those same type of chips?
I actually really like those chips and would like to find more because I find them easier to work with and count when on the board. Looks like HBG is OOS right now. Strangely they show '40 2nd edition as using the older style chips.
Note: if I should have started a new thread to ask this, kindly let me know. I thought it better to add to the Chip discussion thread than clog up the forums with multiple thread on the same general topic.
What is the approximate playing time of the '41 game? Approximate number of rounds?
I’ve been reading in these forums that the game tends to drag with the “infantry push”. Just wondering if the game actually takes longer than advertised or if it just seems that way because of the infantry push. Haven’t had a chance to play this myself yet.
We use paper money from the older editions. My group never cared for poker chips as we found them cumbersome. For us, paper is faster and easier to count; easily stored for the banker and between games; eliminates the risk that a stack will be knocked over and scatter everywhere.