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Author Topic: Global 1942 Scenario by Larry Harris  (Read 17705 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2015, 08:40:12 pm »
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    We tried this scenario and it is simply awful! First of all the Russians who go first can push Germany almost completely out of Russia altogether on the first turn! shocked Then the Japs who have a big navy are in a heap of trouble due to 3 large groups of U.S. naval vessels in the Pacific that dont really represent the actual naval strengths in early 1942. The U.S. task force in the Solomons is months ahead of schedule and a U.S. battleship in the Pearl Harbor spot in early '42? The game is totally a defensive contest for the Axis. They start out making 54 and 48 respectively and they need every bit of it to stay afloat! I dont know how much play-testing this scenario has had but this one seems to be an afterthought!
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2015, 09:03:23 pm »
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@GN. The scenario is designed for tournament play to allow for it to be played at conventions and the like in a shorter period of time than OOB G40.

If you're looking for something more like G40 there are a few scenarios designed by forum members you should search for. Midnight Express and Oztea are two site members who have made some scenarios for Global set in 42 and 43.

Good Luck.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2015, 09:24:20 am »
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I don't understand the anger that some have towards this set up. Ok yes you can argue the historical accuracy, but c'mon, at the end of the day you are playing A&A. Lets face it, we all know the standard moves, and how to counter them, so it all comes down to luck in the dice. All you do is wait around and wait for someone to make a mistake then pounce. New set ups bring in new strategies, which is the best part. Its a brand new game using parts you already have. No need to spend, sometimes $100's of, dollars to get a new experience. Just have fun
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2015, 10:57:28 am »
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I don't understand the anger that some have towards this set up. Ok yes you can argue the historical accuracy, but c'mon, at the end of the day you are playing A&A. Lets face it, we all know the standard moves, and how to counter them, so it all comes down to luck in the dice. All you do is wait around and wait for someone to make a mistake then pounce. New set ups bring in new strategies, which is the best part. Its a brand new game using parts you already have. No need to spend, sometimes $100's of, dollars to get a new experience. Just have fun

Although I agree that this is a new experience playing A&A without spending for a new game, I don't agree with everyone knowing the standard moves in Global during many 5 player group games. Opening strategies maybe, but after round 2 the board always looks different from game to game due to different philosophies players will incorprate no matter how experienced they are.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2015, 02:26:49 pm »
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I agree. Games in our group always end up wildly different.
The 1942 scenario is fun to play on occasion simply because it is so different. My biggest gripe with it is that it fails to make games go any faster. 1942 games seem to take just as long as 1940 games.
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2015, 04:10:06 pm »
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Well like the scenario or hate it. It does keep the game healthy. Axis & Allies can be a huge investment for a gamer. Although not the same type of game, a game like Flames of War, Bolt Action, M44 and various other war games thrive on scenarios and such. This keeps those franchises healthy.

So while some may not care for this scenario it does extend the longevity and replayability of the game.
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2015, 05:13:10 am »
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I don't understand the anger that some have towards this set up. Ok yes you can argue the historical accuracy, but c'mon, at the end of the day you are playing A&A. Lets face it, we all know the standard moves, and how to counter them, so it all comes down to luck in the dice. All you do is wait around and wait for someone to make a mistake then pounce. New set ups bring in new strategies, which is the best part. Its a brand new game using parts you already have. No need to spend, sometimes $100's of, dollars to get a new experience. Just have fun

Although I agree that this is a new experience playing A&A without spending for a new game, I don't agree with everyone knowing the standard moves in Global during many 5 player group games. Opening strategies maybe, but after round 2 the board always looks different from game to game due to different philosophies players will incorporate no matter how experienced they are.

I did meant for it to read opening moves. Because no one knows what anyone will do after the opening moves, need I remind you (jiggy, jiggy, jiggy!!!)
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 10:24:00 pm »
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 My friend ImperialDefence and I have played G42 countless times at this point since we compete at GenCon. Like G40 there is a bid. However the bid in G42 typically goes to the Axis, whereas the bid in G40 typically goes to the allies. If you play it enough you will find opening strategies that make sense such as eliminating the USA Solomon Fleet. Yes, a good Allied player will generally push the Germans out of Russia in the first turn, but you will typically find the Russians and Germans situated for a stand off on their border, while an attack on London still remains a possibility.  As with any scenario or new game, this one requires a new approach and the development of some different strategies.

While my friends and I still like to play G40, we enjoy G42 as well. I hope with time you too will come to like the set up.
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2015, 03:36:03 pm »
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How is the balance?

And is this any good?
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2015, 04:20:47 pm »
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The balance is almost as good as Global 1940 without the political timing of the declarations of war. The Allies have a slight edge despite how the initial set up appears. I would recommend a bid for the Axis powers to provide balance just as I would advise a bid to the Allies in G40.

We enjoy playing the game almost as much as G40.
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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2015, 10:26:03 pm »
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Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I don't really buy that G42 is Allied favored. India will fall Round 4 no matter what and the Eastern Front stabilizes for the Axis pretty quickly with the US being tied up preventing a Japanese win in the Pacific.
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2015, 08:10:35 am »
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We have played this scenario more than most. We played it countless timesfor over a year. We've played it at the GenCon tournament for the last 2 years. Perhaps my friends and I are mistaken due to playing each other so often and we've become trapped in the same old moves for countless games.

If you're interested in a game via TripleA, let me know.
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2015, 11:10:13 am »
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We have played this scenario more than most. We played it countless timesfor over a year. We've played it at the GenCon tournament for the last 2 years. Perhaps my friends and I are mistaken due to playing each other so often and we've become trapped in the same old moves for countless games.

If you're interested in a game via TripleA, let me know.

I am looking to play more Global on TripleA as well.
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2015, 01:49:30 am »
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Hi,

How does the scenario handle the "originally controlled territories". Are they the territories from G40 or the status quo at the start of G42? Thanks for the clarification.

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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2015, 05:28:31 am »
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As always, the emblems printed on the map determine original control.
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