One thing I noticed is that with the exception of the I deck there is only one of each manuever deck. I will have to go back and check DoW, but it seems like there are less cards. You basically can only fly one of each fighter an 2 dive bombers at a time. I am hoping an expansion pack will be coming soon. I just finished painting 2 P-39s, 2 P-40s and 2 Hurricanes tonight.
Your planes look nice!
I would have to say that if you are the kind of player that is going to make his own models, buying double on the boxed sets isn't a bad idea. I read from someone on these boards, way back when about the WWI boxed sets, that they had just decided to get 2 each every time a boxed set came out.
When I got Dawn of War, it had 1 A & B deck, and 2 C & D decks. 2 boxed sets would have left me with 2 A & B, and 4 C & D. As it was, I waited for the booster packs, and wound up with 4 A & B, and 2 C & D. Either way, I want at least 2 each on the maneuver decks.
With this set, unless these 2 boosters contain more than one maneuver deck apiece; and until the miniatures come out; double boxed sets will be the only way to go for those looking for 2 each on maneuver decks.
Considering the Dawn of War boosters had 3 additional maneuver decks in them, I could easily see these boosters having a 1-2 combination of two additional maneuver decks each. That plus some cool additional planes! I was going to skip the booster packs this time around after deciding to get double boxed sets, but I may have to pick up the boosters too for the planes!
I think that is a better way to go as opposed to the last set where the boosters just had more of what was in the boxed set of Dawn of War. But that was OK for that set as people may have been looking for more Me-109s & Spits so they could do the Battle of Britian games. But I mean, once you play using the minatures, who wants to play without them after that?
Once you go miniature, you never go back!
The miniatures on their own are such a tremendous value though.