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Hello there, Andreas here from Sweden!
I use played original A&A as a kid growing up and have fond memories of the game. Was recently re-introduced this summer by @trulpen after buying G40 and having my first go in over 30 years. Since then we have done PBEM-games and I just started my first League match.
Doctor not just by name, but also by trade. Amateur historian and avid strategy gamer. If you want to have a go in a PBEM league-match or just friendly, feel free to PM me.
Let me welcome all of you, too.
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I’m including a soft ban on swatiska imagery. Going forward, I would like people to blur or black out (with tape or stickers) any swatiskas including the one on the WWII German flag.
Even though it is a historical symbol, in many or more parts of the world it is still a symbol of hate and it is painful to many of our fellow players. I know that nobody here is trying to hurt somebody else so let’s be extra empathetic. By blacking out only the swastika part in photos and player aids, we acknowledge both the historical accuracy and that it’s still too painful to see.
Personally, I still cringe whenever I see it so I will start asking folks to black out or blur their images or I’ll offer to do it for them.
@JDOW said in Introduce or Re-Introduce Yourself (Nov. 2018):
Well, I personally think a KJF works worst against a J1 DOW.
But as a risk-averse player, I do not like J1 DOW that much, same as G1 DOW, although I played them both successfully so far. I do not like the shaky Yunnan attack in a J1 and the attack against the battleship in 37.
Some players attack at sz62, too. This is too much power in MARTI’s hands to me so early in the game
Shaky Yunnan attack? It’s 96%, 83% of keeping the artillery and planes.
SZ37? 100% of keeping the bombers with 4 units attacking, 91% of keeping 3.
That’s pretty risk averse.
While I agree with the point about the SZ62 attack placing too much power in MARTI’s hands, the chance should be taken. 40% of the time the Axis win big whereas losing the DD makes little difference. This is one thing that should have been changed in the setup in BM.
So…I used to be a Heavy Bomber or (you decide), but life got in the way. My name is Jennifer, I work in I.T. and as a Land Lady.
I was super big back in the AAR and AAR Larry Harris Tournament Rules editions. AA50 and Anniversary was fun, but I was quickly getting eclipsed by the next generation of players. I still play, sometimes, but its been a while.
At one point in time, I put a lot of work into a custom gaming table for AARevised with colored LEDs that would change territory owner, etcetera. Am never doing that again! lol. Cost was insane, didn’t make nearly that much back after ebaying it a few years ago.
A bit about me, I was a math major in college, I continued to get an MBA in IT; veteran of the US Army (enlisted, officers are geeks ) and I am now engaged to get married (wedding is set for 15 March, 2019.) I’m too old, but not old enough, I’ve “known” David since it feels like forever (pretty sure I signed up back when Hasbro released their version of Axis and Allies. lol) though we’ve never met IRL.
I am hoping, starting in April (and assuming David as the dicey working, and we can play with TripleA maps again - though battlemap will always be my favorite) to start playing again in April this year. Miss playing for fun, not for tournaments or leagues or anything else, just a few people, together, pointing out mistakes and showing new strategies off, doing weird strategies and seeing what happens. (I was always a HUGE fan of Kill Japan First / Kill America First - which I still say means you neutralize them as a threat on the board, not necessarily take their capitols!)
So that’s me. Well, that and I am super into RPG Crossings where we can play role playing games like D&D, Shadowrun, Pathfinder, etcetera. I use the same name there (Jennifer) because all these aliases and pseudonyms were just nuts - especially when you are trying to keep multiple character personalities straight for your RPGs! lol.
Oh yea, also, I squeeze in SOME time (not much mind you) to play Horde and Alliance on WoW at Argent Dawn Server (Horde - Kaylee; Alliance - Vespe). If you catch me in there (good luck, I think I play 3 hours a week max now adays /sighs…)
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I live in Minnesota. I’ve been playing Axis & Allies ever since I was a teenager when there was only the Milton Bradley version. Still have it though it is in very rough shape. Over the years I’ve tried to purchase the updates, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Anniversary, Amerika, and War Room. I’d like to add Guadalcanal to my collection. I don’t play as frequently as I’d like.
I’ve noticed the various versions of A&A 1914 technology and would like to consolidate them. I’ve noticed that there is a lot of files and such in boardgame geek database. HBG (historical board gaming) has a lot of potential that I would like to pull into this forum. Then there is shapeways pieces.
I hope that there are future plans for campaign level games, Kurks, Stalingrad, Midway. I know HGB have a lot in the works, but besides Amerika things seem to have fallen short.
Well that me and my A&A experience and aspirations.
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@SS-GEN said in The new forum has been a lot of work and it's not done yet:
I know it’s getting better but I posted a reply for my game report in house rules and with the changes the stuff just gets buried. Somebody post another tread reply and such now you have to go threw every topic to find it. Just sayin.
If I’m understanding correctly, there’s no difference between the old forum and the new forum for this situation. If you post a topic, and a bunch of folks post different topics, your topic will eventually end up on another page unless somebody replies. On forums, “stuff gets buried” all the time.
Also, you absolutely do not have to go through every topic to find your topic. This has come up multiple times, there are tips and tricks that cover this, I added helpers in the navigation bar. Not to be harsh but I’m just not sure what else we’re supposed to do.
Here’s a recap of your options:
Notifications: there is a bell near your avatar on the toolbar. When somebody replies, there will be a red number. Click that and you’ll get all of your notifications.
Replies to your Posts: I literally added this to the toolbar because people were complaining about finding their stuff. It’s the double-left arrow in the nav bar. It’s literally the same as clicking Notifications followed by “See all Notifications”
Recent Topics: Click the clock in the nav bar. Where it says “All Topics” select “Watched Topics” instead. You can even select a category to further narrow it down.
Recent Watched Topics: Click the eye in the nav bar. That will give you “recent” watched topics, including any topic you made or any topic you replied to. (I think I’ll change this to the next one)
All of Your Watched Topics: Go to your profile. Click the 3 dots. Click Watched.
Your Topics: Go to your profile. Click the 3 dots. Click Topics.
Bookmarks: If a particular topic is super important, then click the three dots on a topic, the one next to Reply, Quite, <heart>, < 3 dots> and click Bookmark. To find your bookmarks: Go to your profile. Click the 3 dots. Click Bookmarks.
That 6 ways to find your stuff. The old forums had a stupid icon that was hard to see and made no sense, I think it was a face or something. The replies to your posts was nice but we have that and more.
Note: there’s a bug with your watched topics if you have infinite scrolling turned on. I’ll file it later.
Completely agree with JDOW on most of that.
With Taranto, if Italy don’t scramble that means the destruction of 39IPC of Italian ships for the ultimate loss of 36IPC of British ships, assuming no bid ships are sent in. It only becomes viable if enough other units are destroyed and given that at least one UK fighter is trapped in SZ97, you need destroy enough to compensate for that one too.
If Italy scrambles 3ftr to Taranto and only 1ftr 1bomb are brought from London/Scotland and no bid units, there’s a significant chance of losing (27% or so) and on average it’s only a 6TUV trade.
I guess those odds show you why Taranto became rare in Balanced Mod, because you usually don’t have the sub bid. You can theoretically bring a second fighter from London but that’s another unit lost for sinking the SZ97 fleet.
The SZ92 stack works really well providing your fighter/tac sink the SZ96 TT (96%), include the SZ109 DD & the SZ91 Cruiser and Germany doesn’t claim Southern France. You only need the airbase if you need to compensate for any of these issues not going the allied/SZ92 way although many players feel that it is worth it anyway. Perhaps in part because it also defends SZ91 and you probably will need the airbase round 2 if you want to maintain your position there.
Sounds like you’ve discovered the difficulty of USA making a real difference in the Pacific. If Japan are on their guard this seems to be difficult although a miscue is always possible. USA do need to do enough to hold Hawaii because you have to assume India will fall eventually. I’m inclined to think that once the allies have a decent foothold in Europe it’s time to start spending big $ to hurt Japan.
One thing I’m not convinced of though, is the need for such a high bid as 15 for the allies to be competitive. Once the bid gets to 10, the Scotland fighter becomes possible and that throws a real spanner in the works for the Axis script.