310: can you post the moves on the first turn for Germany, Italy and Soviets
I hope I can remember them all, but from our second game Germany opened as follows:Germany
- Build 10 inf (what else is new :p)
SZ 2 with 2 subs + 1 ftr cleared without loss since both subs made First strike hits
SZ 6 with 1 subs + CA -> cleared without loss
Egypt with 2 inf, 1 rtl, 2 arm, 1 bmb -> LOST, with 1 arm, 1 ftr remaining of UK
Ukraine with 2 inf, 1 rtl, 1 ftr -> cleared, canít remember how much I had left
East Poland with 3 inf, 1 rtl, 6 arm -> cleared, canít remember how much I had left
Baltic States with 4 inf, 2 ftrs -> cleared, canít remember how much I had left
That was it. Egypt was a real bad roll making the African campaign a loser after G1. It is a must do move IMHO since you canít afford the British to stay alive there, due to a possible Indian IC or worse, Allied ships in the Med.
- Non Combat:
1 inf, from Morocco to Lybia
1 inf, 1 rtl from Germany to Poland
1 ftr lands in Norway
2 inf from Norway to Finland
1 ftr lands in Germany
2 ftrs land in Poland
1 bmb land in Lybia
- Collect income:
35 IPC + 10 NO = 45 IncomeRussia
Now I played Germany myself, thatís why I can remember a lot in detail, from Russia I remember a little bit less .
- Build 1 inf, 1 bmb, 1 ftr, 1 arm
On Baltic States with 7 inf, 1 rtl, 1 arm. But the rolls on the first round were not that good, so Russia decided to retreat back to Karelia.
Then a lot of non-combat, forgive me how they went exactly, but in the end it was like troops in Moscow, Caucasus and Karelia. 1 inf in both Eastern Ukraine and Belorussia. Nothing special in Siberia, just massing inf at Buryatin.
- Collect income:
26 IPC +5 NO = 31 income
Looking in hindsight the build of Russia was a bit too aggressive. Maybe 1 ftr less and 2 arm more would have been better. But from some things you learn.UK
You didnít ask for UK, but Iíll include them for short as well.
UK Build 1 CV, 2 DDís and 1 CA
UK cleared ALL ships of Germany, except one sub in SZ 6. So the nice rolls on G1 in the sea were cancelled out.
UK ftr from Egypt killed the lonely trn from Germany so that was game over in Africa for Germany. They never returned there in the entire game. India was abandoned, also due to pressure from Japan.
UK trn from Canada landed amph. in Morocco straight away.
All UK builds were placed in SZ2.Italy
- Build 1 ftr (the normal build would have 1 trn and 1 inf, but since Egypt was not down and there were UK ships in the Med I couldnít and had to move the Italian fleet to Gibralter to kill those ships.
1 inf, 1 arm, 1 ftr to Morocco taken
1 BB, 2 CAís to SZ 13 vs 1 CA, 1 DD and 1 trn cleared without loss (BB took 1 hit)
2 inf from Lybia to Egypt taken
- Collect income:
10 IPC + 5 NO = 15 income
That was it. Overall, things didnít go well for the axis due to the Egypt debacle. However Germany has to attack Egypt. UK will move those troops out and they will hunt you down later on if you donít. According to the odds calc it is a 80% battle and in our first game Germany took it with 2 arm alive! Due to good rolls against the soviets the east front looked better and in the end that is what the Axis won the game. Donít know which turn, but first Italy took the Ukraine, to be followed by German armor + fighters. Then the same happened with the Caucasus, so Italy had a factory at Stalingrad (how cool is that ). Stalingrad was defended by Italians, Germans and even Japanese who had broken through India/Persia. The Germans only bought infantry in the first turns. With a USA going for 100% Pacific fleet (John Barbarossa can tell you about how that went), all those infantry moved east and after a few turns they ran over Leningrad, moved in to Belorussia and then the final blow on Moscow.
There a very long story on how the first turn looked.