Monday, April 1, 2013
Bandit's High first impression
I had a chance to pick up a Starter for the new Bandit's High Starter set for Axis & Allies Air Force miniatures.
Unlike my practice while I was employed, there's a real question in my mind whether I'll be able to collect a full set of these miniatures. Funds are tight and I suspect time is against me as well. As it is, I never filled out the Angels 20 set, being two short -- I never got a FW 190A Wurger or a P-51C Escort and neither is readily available as singles now.
I'm going to have an even harder time picking up sets from Bandits High and I suspect that the run may not be all that large, either. And I don't see it likely I'll have the money for a case.
Which is too bad, because there are a lot of interesting planes in the new set.
In particular, the new set introduces quite a few aircraft from the minor powers. Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Australia, Canada and Poland all get at least one plane. The French and Italians get filled out a bit while the Germans and Russians get some useful additions as well -- including some ground attack craft. The set is supposedly Pacific War themed -- and so we do have some iconic American and Japanese aircraft. The key ones, I think, are the P-38 for the US and the Oscar for the Japanese, both of which were common and important.
More once I get a chance to play a little.