the “bag o zombies” are about 1/4" larger than AAZ zombies.
this creates a space problem in smaller territories.
I was going to say they were from the old 1970’s MB games Tank Battle andan air one. I looked at my copy of each and found they were different. Must be from the remake. Not as good a game as the original as they messed with the rules. The board is basically an over sized checker board. Check BGG for tank battle for further information and the other games in the series. Had a lot of fun with them back in the day.
mixing colours can be hard.
Using the Quiller colour wheel is helpful.
He plotted artists colours on the colour wheel.
Orange needs a red with a warm/yellow bias and yellow with a warm/red bias.
A six colour primary colour wheel is a must if you want to mix secondary colours.
Remember this rule too. When mixing, always add the dark colour to the light one.
If you get too dark, make a new dish of light colour and add small amounts of the “too dark” colour to it.
Saves paint and you can use the left over “too dark” colour as shading.
I find spray paint primer a must for this work. Saves a lot of time.
I generally use black primer for the figures and almost dry brush the raised surfaces.
White primer when most of the top coat colours are light/white.
Grey if not either of the above.
@Caesar-Seriona They will work with most versions of A&A.
The issue will be that Anniversary and Global have more territories on the map than1942 2ed.
Some have suggested using a die to decide. (if 1942 has one territory but the other has three, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 die roll to see who gets the zombies)
You might run short of zombies as well, but painting up some infantry from a parts game should work well.
I don’t think anything else is needed.
just checked my two editions.
Sculpts have more detail in the first edition as seen in the video.
mold must be wearing down when they did the 2nd edition. (from Europe 10402nd edition proABLYY)
Boards definitely are not warped like in the 2nd edition.
My guess is less/different glue used in the 1st edition.
All in all, the first is better for boards and second has a few new/different sculpts.
Original print runs will always hold a little more value. Just like 1st edition books.
That said, I would think the 1st edition will be a better purchase because of the boards.
I haven’t checked recently, but I don’t think my 1st edition boards are bowing anywhere near as bad as my 2nd edition.
My second edition were so bad I e-mailed WOTC for a replacement. After a lot of back and forthing, they replaced them. Actually, they just sent me a whole new game. Now, these new boards are also starting to bow.
Will check my 1st edition soon and report back.
HBG pieces are great looking BUT shipping to Canada is like buying a game at MSR.
It just isn’t worth using HBG when shipping generally equals and often exceeds the total order price.
Hence one reason I buy 2 copies of each game. (just not at full retail)
I pick up second/third copies when the price is right.
Usually $5-$15 per game is my limit. It happens every so often, like once every 2-3 years.
More pieces is a definite plus too.
I find it cheaper to buy used than just bump up certain armies through places like e-bay or HBC.
Thanks for the replies.
They look like they could add a new wrinkle in the A&A games. Definitely India and China would benefit from using them.