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1  Axis & Allies / House Rules / Re: Speed of Play on: August 26, 2016, 08:56:45 am
I don't agree with any kind of charts or battle calculators being used for any of the games.  wink
My usual opponent thinks like this but all it does is causes a lot of time to be wasted. Pretty annoying.
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IMHO....any good player does not need odds calculators or apps. A good and experienced player can, in a matter of seconds, sum up the chances of a possible battle. I've never used electronic gadgets or apps and pretty much know what my odds are of winning or losing a battle by simply LOOKING at the board and stack of units. I've had a few guests over the years who won't make a move w/o "consulting" their gadgets. THAT'S annoying in my book. In my bunker game room, electronic gadgets are outlawed.  grin
2  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Turn one attacks that must not fail on: August 23, 2016, 08:09:23 am
Well, if your opponent messes up or his luck goes sideways too, the game could easily be salvagable. On the other hand, with average results and no major errors on your opponent's part, do you really think you can recover from these failures?

As I said in my first post...of course I think I can recover. I have before. "No guts -no glory" Right?  wink
3  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Turn one attacks that must not fail on: August 22, 2016, 04:19:29 pm
Personally, I find your defeatist attitude interesting. I've had just about every battle you list go south but did not "throw in the towel" as you seem to think is the only option. In my mind, that's the excitement and challenge of this game. Sure the dynamics change, but that simply means so must the game plan. Combat is fluid and generals must adapt to the outcome of every battle. If it goes as expected or planned...outstanding. But if it doesn't, we must come up with an alternative plan or action to offset or regain the loss. I have indeed recovered from losing most of G's aircraft on the opening turn w/ GB ships still standing. To say "If I lose X amount of aircraft or GB has ships left means the game cannot be won" is, in my mind, short sighted. To me that simply adds to the adrenaline level and excitement of the game. Even if your prophecy proves true, I must at least try to continue the game because there's always the chance my opponents plans will go south too. Anyway.....interesting question. I just never like to throw in the towel so quickly. I love to play it out. Even if I'm on the losing side. I always learn something from every game.
4  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: J-3 DOW on W.Allies. J-1 buy Poll on: August 15, 2016, 08:41:50 am
I find that a MiC and 2 xports in J1 is my best strategy for my long term goals and plans. Then I purchase 3 tanks to place there on J2 & J3 to compliment the existing ground units in China. Usually, by start J3 I've pretty well cleaned China out and am ready to knock on India's door, grab the DEI' Phillipenes, Guam & Wake. J4 is kill India while setting up a J5 invasion of Australia. Of course this all depends on my opponents skill level and the dice gods being somewhat fair. That's what makes this game so exciting in my book.....the best laid plans....you all know the rest.  wink
5  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Cheating or just bad at game. on: August 10, 2016, 05:57:54 am
I use dice towers that I built. The tray can be seen from most angles around the table. When rolling, the players are standing and at one end of the table. My house rules are for dice rolling are pretty simple.

1) Dice that bounce out of the tray or are leaners are re-rolled.
2) All dice are removed from the tray before re-rolling. (This prevent the re-rolled dice from tipping an existing dice)
3) All hits are counted by both players and tallied
4) If too many dice are accidently rolled, that roll doesn't count and all dice are re-rolled.
5) If too little dice are accidently rolled, only the additional dice needed are rolled.
6) Start with the smallest numerical units first, then work your way up. (in other words, roll all 1's first, then all the 2 or less units, then all the 3 or less, etc.)
6  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Cheating or just bad at game. on: August 08, 2016, 05:43:31 am
One thing my buddies & I do when making our purchases is we hand the IPC bills we spend (I still use the paper IPC's) to the opposing player. That players double checks the amount against the purchases then returns the IPCs to the "bank" and hand back any change if required. After years of experience, this works well to speed up the game and eliminate any "concerns" about a players honesty. We all do make honest mistakes too so this just keeps things fair.
7  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredricksburg TX, USA on: July 25, 2016, 03:32:20 am
The museum if fantastic. There are some very good restaurants as well. If you like German style food, you are in for a treat. There is also a very good pizza place on the west side of town on 290 if the kiddo wants something less formal. Some very good tasting rooms for the local wineries close by if you like wine. I also recommend you drive to Kerrville and go swim at the river. Hope you all enjoy your central Texas trip.
sean...

Thanks for the tips Sean! Much appreciated. And I do love German cuisine too. Really appreciate the swimming tip as the grandson  I are pretty much water bugs & love the water every chance we get. This'll help make the vacation even better.
8  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Axis Idea for Global on: July 22, 2016, 05:54:56 pm
After looking at the game table (board) I can understand why this idea is intriguing. But after thinking a bit, Russia & GB can very easily keep any the black sea ship free with their air force. At least if I was Russia, I would sink anything built there. Also would love Germany to spend that kind of $$ ion an IC & navy instead of tanks, art & inf......still, it might be fun to give it a go sometime.
9  Other Forums / World War II History / National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredricksburg TX, USA on: July 19, 2016, 05:10:14 pm
So I'm very excited! Next week we're heading down south to Oklahoma to see my youngest son graduate from Army boot camp. (So very proud of him and his decision to serve our great country) We'll spend two days with him then he get shipped off to another Army base for months of combat medic training. My wife and I decided to turn it into a two-week vacation and, being the WWII history nut I am, the 1st thing I zeroed in on was the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg Texas. (http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/) We booked our lodgings and plan on spending two days exploring it. By the looks of the web site and comments, we're in for a real treat! My 7-year-old grandson is going with us so we'll see how much I actually get to see with him in tow. I think he and Grandma might have to head back to the hotel w/o Grandpa.   wink Anyway....thought I'd share that with my fellow history enthusiasts here. I'll let you know what I learn. Maybe I'll get some insight that'll help me play Japan (A&A Global) better. LOL.
10  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Who's playing F2F this weekend? on: April 25, 2016, 11:46:08 am
I'm kind of in my own pyridine

I have never used pyridine in that fashion before.  Is this a typo/spell corrector or an unusual idiom?  As a chemist, I am truly curious. 

LOL! um.....paradigm. I didn't even catch that......spell check.
11  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Who's playing F2F this weekend? on: April 25, 2016, 08:53:19 am
Should this whole tread not be in the find players section?

I wasn't trying to find players to play. I was just wondering who else was playing a F2F game and thought we could share where were playing and some descriptions of how the game went. That was it.
12  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Who's playing F2F this weekend? on: April 23, 2016, 04:16:37 am
Sorry Guys...I meant playing F2F. I have never played AAA on-line so I'm kind of in my own pyridine when I talk A&A. I should know better on this forum.

I'm curious has to who is playing this game and where. Kind of neat to think it's going on elsewhere in the world at the same time I'm throwing dice and praying to the dice Gods. wink
13  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Who's playing F2F this weekend? on: April 22, 2016, 04:47:28 pm
I am! I thought if anyone else is, we could post who won or lost & maybe share some highlights from the game. Just curious. We start at 10:00 am tomorrow.
14  Finding Players / Find Players / Re: West Michigan G40 Players? on: April 20, 2016, 08:38:30 am
Would you be ok with new players as well? (Just got the game myself, love it so far)

Absolutely! All are welcome. We all started new at some point, right? Besides, I like it when a new player joins a game because they bring fresh, new ideas & possibilities to the table.
Gaming this Saturday if you’re interested.
15  Axis & Allies / Axis & Allies Global 1940 / Re: Soviet Purchase Strategy on: April 15, 2016, 05:47:56 am
I tend to think the major reason for buying tanks would be to threaten a take down of Ukraine and/or Stalingrad. At least you can stop unit production for a turn. Is that it? Otherwise, I struggle to see the advantage.

Really? You struggle to see the advantage of a stack of tanks rolling through the country side paired w/ tac-bombers? The offence & defensive power speaks for itself I think. Add that to a stack of infantry for fodder and you�ve got a pretty good chance of wiping out opposing forces then possibly blitzing the whole countryside on the next move. Can�t do that w/ a stack of more expensive air units. Jmho.
How does this defend Moscow?

I thought the three rules for playing USSR were: defend Moscow, defend Moscow, defend Moscow.

Well....that's close....I go by these golden rules of mine for Russia.
1) Attack/counterattack when & where you can. 2) Defend Moscow. 3) Defend Moscow.

Also, My statement about a stack of tanks was "Generally speaking" for the advantage of tanks for any country. Not just Russia.

I'm the type of player that looks for any chance to attack. I'm not much for a turtling strategy. I do not play using electronic gadgets & calculators that show me percentages or odds of a battle either. I'm old school I guess...I can look at the board and pretty well know what my chances are of winning/losing a battle. That said, I've been known to attack w/ even or less odds of winning and hope the dice Gods smile on me & not my opponent. Sometimes it works. I've seen games turned around and pulled from the brink based on one or two major battles. Those are my favorite games as it really gets the adrenaline flowing & the heart pumping! Who has more fun than us A&A players? (Besides porn stars.  wink  )
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