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I can't believe the game came today! It is gorgeous. I have it combined with AAP40 under a 6X4 sheet of plexiglass. This is gorgeous! French infantry are a welcome edition.

I gotta say, if the balance of global is good, I may never play AA50 again. This was so worth the wait!

I am holding my breath on balance. I don't need a clear 50/50 split, but 60/40 sure would be nice. I hope both sides in global have a chance. I would be interested to hear from others about perceptions of balance as time moves forward...
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Who did you order it from?
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Just about to play a game of Europe by itself now.
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Damjon wrote:


Just about to play a game of Europe by itself now.


tell us how it goes!
 
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I thought release date was the 24th!

I preordered last week.Are people getting games in already?
 
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I just got mine as well. I should be able to get at least a 4 person game tomorrow, as Sunday's are my usual A&A day. I will let everyone know how it goes.
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Jealous am I, Tuesday my game pick up is!
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my pre-order hasn't even shipped yet, I guess they are waiting til Monday to ship it, alas, next weekend if I am lucky. Coolstuffinc.com is where I ordered mine. I was going to use miniaturemarket's website(they shipped early it appears), but I had a discount....Warpiglet got his and didn't invite me over this weekend! (we grew up together and live within 30 minutes of each other)
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jamesaleman wrote:
my pre-order hasn't even shipped yet, I guess they are waiting til Monday to ship it, alas, next weekend if I am lucky. Coolstuffinc.com is where I ordered mine. I was going to use miniaturemarket's website(they shipped early it appears), but I had a discount....Warpiglet got his and didn't invite me over this weekend! (we grew up together and live within 30 minutes of each other)


appears you are lucky and grew up with the right guy xD
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can anybody tell us what the Unit count is for each nation?
 
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Finally got the monster set up! A few intial impressions...

It takes FOREVER to set up.

The rules are tight, clear and far superior to AAP40. Specifically, many of the ambiguities in that game would not have been an issue if the descriptions in AAE 40 had been used. Clearly, Mr. Harris and others listened to feedback and have made an improved product.

One other note: the board is so full/chaotic, it is going to be a challenge to keep it all in mind. There are lots of interesting border here and there and stacks here and there and where did this plane start out? You get the idea. This is a much more complex game than AA 42 both in terms of rules as well as strategic possibilities...
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koreanphillipino wrote:
can anybody tell us what the Unit count is for each nation?

Germany
40 infantry
9 mechanized infantry
8 artillery
12 tanks
8 fighters
9 tactical bombers
4 strategic bombers
2 battleships
2 carriers
4 cruisers
6 destroyers
6 subs
6 transports

USSR
40 infantry
9 mechanized infantry
8 artillery
10 tanks
8 fighters
9 tactical bombers
2 strategic bombers
2 battleships
2 carriers
2 cruisers
4 destroyers
4 subs
4 transports

United Kingdom
20 infantry
6 mechanized infantry
6 artillery
8 tanks
8 fighters
6 tactical bombers
6 strategic bombers
4 battleships
2 carriers
4 cruisers
6 destroyers
6 subs
6 transports

Italy
20 infantry
6 mechanized infantry
8 artillery
12 tanks
8 fighters
6 tactical bombers
4 strategic bombers
2 battleships
2 carriers
4 cruisers
6 destroyers
6 subs
6 transports

United States
20 infantry
6 mechanized infantry
6 artillery
6 tanks
8 fighters
6 tactical bombers
6 strategic bombers
4 battleships
4 carriers
4 cruisers
7 destroyers
5 subs
6 transports

France
20 infantry
6 mechanized infantry
8 artillery
10 tanks
8 fighters
6 tactical bombers
2 strategic bombers
2 battleships
2 carriers
2 cruisers
4 destroyers
4 subs
4 transports


Warpiglet wrote:
The rules are tight, clear and far superior to AAP40. Specifically, many of the ambiguities in that game would not have been an issue if the descriptions in AAE 40 had been used. Clearly, Mr. Harris and others listened to feedback and have made an improved product.

We're glad you think so, and we hope you enjoy it!
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When I say "others" Krieghund, I am looking in your direction!

In all seriousness, the way things were described is much clearer. I am really looking forward to many, many hours of enjoyment. I was playing AA back in high school and never dreamed that something like this would come to fruition. I actually recall late night/early morning post-game discsussions about having a playable Italy, France, etc...and now that I am an old man, its here. Which of course makes me feel like a kid!
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It looks like there won't be any complaints about lack of Tactical Bombers this time around. Germany and USSR each come with 9 and the USA and UK will now have 12. If only there were some way to get more for Japan, who still has a measly 6!!!
 
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write to Wizards. They sent more on request (6 more) as a matter of fact.
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Warpiglet wrote:
write to Wizards. They sent more on request (6 more) as a matter of fact.


Yep - I did that and got my extra 6 "Vals"! I am so stoked about playing the "global" game!!!
 
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