No, you do not need to buy the Centenary edition if you own the original core game. If you’d like to buy a new copy, of course we won’t object, but really this is a second print run of the game so that it remains available for new players.
We’ve taken the opportunity to make a few cosmetic upgrades, and Richard Borg has clarified a few rules and updated how special personnel figures become casualties. When the game has been released, we will make the revised rulebook available as a free download.
The big change in the Centenary edition is to the plastic miniatures. We’ve listened to customer feedback and the figures will be made from semi-hard plastic and are supplied off the sprue – these 1:100 scale figures are now ready to play with and require no assembly. If you’d like to replace your old miniatures with these new ones without investing in a copy of the Centenary edition, check out our pledge levels.