Hello All, A while back, I posted a topic on how Axis & Allies pieces have changed over the years from game to game. Well, I found out that I didn’t quite have a complete set and it was also pointed out that I missed a few crucial items from certain games. Since then, I have gotten a few more pieces and I finally got around to lining them up and taking some pics. I’m still not sure it’s 100% complete, but I know I’m a lot closer than before. This time I put some labels on the table in front of the pieces so you all can better identify which game each style of pieces came from.
I am putting each country in a separate post with 3 pictures of each; land, air and sea units. I will give a brief description on how the pieces have changed and try to note any irregularities (such as mis-moulds).
As most A&A gamers know, the Classic version put out in 1984 had rather generic pieces and except for the infantry the only difference between each nations pieces was the color. When Avalon Hill took over in the late 90s and put out Europe (1999), Pacific (2001) and Revised (2004), they made country specific pieces (Panther tanks for Germany, Shermans for US, T-34s for Russia, etc.). However, they seemed to have a problem settling on colors for the different nations. Britain in particular experienced a wide variety of color changes from game to game before they finally settled on the current tan color.
Well, here we go.