You still think allies need a $12 (+NOs) (or higher) bid to survive?
Not sure. But a thing is clear to me: 8 or less is not enough. I can try playing against a 12 bid when I have more time (after june, 12th). Of course, whe are talking with unit bids. With cash bids, I guess 20 is the minimal
And with the rules we have for league (deleting starting cash to axis), well:
- You can lose 17 IPCs as Japan without any problem
- Germany can lose 1 IPC (and buy 10 infs)
- Italy can lose 1 IPC (and buy 3 infs)
So I doubt any bid higher than -20 will do much. I think a proper bid with that system would go near to -30. I'm not sure, but I guess I could dare with -28 and buy only 10 german inf as Germany and nothing more to axis round 1 or even if I feel very confident, -31 and buy only 9 german infs
But the easiest way of solving the things is a official fix from Larry for China's setup. They made it in AAPacific, so I guess it can happen again