You are correct.Keep in mind gentlemen that Advanced Axis & Allies is not replacing Axis & Allies Revised. If I understand Larry correctly (and I've been corresponding with him on this for a while) it is a complementary product. It's meant for veterans of AAR that now desire a more complex game without resorting to a monster game that takes 3 weeks to complete.
Imperious leader – thanks again for your contributions to this site. A related CD is an interesting idea.