"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
Why haven't they come out with a RISK that has tanks and such instead of the little napoleon guys?
It might be a public relations issue. Using Napoleonic figures makes the fighting and conquest seem quaint and old fashioned. If tanks and other modern weapons were used the ugly beast known as political correctness could appear. People might complain.
BTW, the plastic military miniatures used in Risk 2042 are of excellent quality.