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Author Topic: First Europe 1940 game  (Read 2979 times)
Oyvind S
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 01:30:56 am »
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Could someone explain the "bid" in the first question?
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2017, 08:42:11 pm »
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Could someone explain the "bid" in the first question?
It is a way of evening up the playing field when it is generally considered that one side has an advantage over the other. Using this as an example:

Personally, i take Axis with a 3 bid otherwise il take Allies.
Colt45 554 has said that they'll take Axis if they are given a bid of 3. This means that at the start of the game before the first turn they either get to put down units to the value of their bid, 3, in any of their territories, or accept 3 bonus IPC into one of their countries for spending at a later time.

In a general bidding arrangement, the opponent would have the opportunity to take the Axis for a bid of 2 if they thought they could win with that and that process repeats until a bid has been determined and teams are set.

A bid of 3 is considered a pretty well balanced game. I believe the current bid for 1940 Global is sitting between 20-30 for the Allies. We can read into that that people think that playing the game without bids leads to many more Axis wins than Allied wins by evenly matched players.
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