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Subject: Does the 2nd edition global com with enough pieces? rss

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Chris Allen
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I have the second editions of Axis & Allies Pacific and Europe. I have not had the opportunity to play them yet. Are there any shortages of pieces?
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Now buy a second copy because "yes" you are definately short depending on your style of play.

I bought both editions because it solved that problem and game me more variety.
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This doesn't answer your question, but...

I purchased Axis & Allies 1941 and added all the minis to those of my 2nd ed. Global, for extra pieces if necessary as well as to have a variety of sculpts, which adds flavour. The sculpts in 1941 are new.
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I only have one copy of Europe 1940 and 1 copy of Pacific 1940 and have never run out of pieces in the 5+ Global games I've played. We use stacking chips though. You'd need 50 copies of each game if you don't use stacking chips.
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isaacc wrote:

This doesn't answer your question, but...

I purchased Axis & Allies 1941 and added all the minis to those of my 2nd ed. Global, for extra pieces if necessary as well as to have a variety of sculpts, which adds flavour. The sculpts in 1941 are new.
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So the coloring of the plastic is exactly the same, then? Fully compatible?
 
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With both the Asia and Europe together you have enough pieces. However if you want to use all tokens OR all pieces you will be short. I have a preference for using the tokens whenever possible to indicate additional troops, and I run short of the "1 value" tokens and have to use the plastic troops. Once the combat starts, the pieces are generally coming off the board faster than they are going on it.

Depending on how expansionistic the Japanese get, they can run short of control markers. To me this is a bigger issue. I've never run short of pieces, but have run short on control markers. When this happens I just remove the ones from the center of the Japanese empire and put them on countries on the fringe.
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Has any A&A game ever been published with enough pieces?

Maybe if you like chips, but otherwise you can always go to Historical Board Gaming for individual minis to supplement what you have, and also things like custom dice and markers. (It's also a good place to see if your minis are the same style as minis from another A&A title.)
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I like using the chips because otherwise the board gets too busy, particularly in places like Europe, and parts of the USSR where you end up with so many pieces you can't tell where the borders are.
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