• RE: Can US upgrade Japanese Factory after capture

    Nope. You can only upgrade factories on territories that you originally own/start with.

    posted in Axis & Allies Global 1940
  • RE: Hall of Shame - tales of the worst dice ever

    This is another that although not a major battle was quite devastating because it was so early in the game–and also odd, because the bid placement hurt me.

    Bid: somewhat standard SS in SZ110 to help fleet + ftr in Scotland.
    G1: Elects to forgo SZ111, and doubles down on SZ110 : 2 SS+ 1 BB+ 2 sb + 4 ftr + 3 tac
    No scramble, as I’m fine with losing the fleet since I should be able to counter-attack his remaining fleet.

    This is where it gets nuts…
    All German navy misses.
    All German air hits
    UK all miss (not overly excited about that since very possible to hit only 1x which with BB is unimportant–but it adds to the tale of woe…)

    So because only air hits, the bid unit 1 SS survives! Germany says thank you for that and decides to retreat all navy to SZ112. Battle over.

    44 IPC kill, no losses, and German navy (bought 1 more SS) has 4 SS, 1 BB, 1 CA in SZ112 and a lot of air (bought 2 more sb).

    The “defense” of the SZ111 fleet was meaningless because with all the subs and bombers, there is nowhere for the UK fleet to run and is eliminated G2.

    Allies now had to expend an inordinate amount of resources to establish control of the Atlantic and the game went down hill from there.

    posted in Axis & Allies Global 1940
  • RE: L22 ABH (X) vs Surfer (A+22) BM3

    @arthur-bomber-harris thanks for vote of confidence, but you didn’t give me any openings either. Deserved to win.

    Cheers.

    posted in League
  • RE: ABH and Crockett36, (A+100) tutor game

    @crockett36 Sorry, but I’m out…work is taking all of my free time. Good luck. FWIW, I would trust @Arthur-Bomber-Harris 's suggestions, he is trying to provide reasonable assessments of the Allied moves.

    posted in Play Boardgames
  • RE: Post League Game Results Here

    @Arthur-Bomber-Harris over surfer
    https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/topic/38275/l22-abh-x-vs-surfer-a-22-bm3

    Germany had a great T1 and the Axis never looked back. Dark skies of course ruled the world.

    posted in League
  • RE: L22 ABH (X) vs Surfer (A+22) BM3

    @arthur-bomber-harris Yep. I agree. GG. I never got going, except possibly China and then that blew up…

    posted in League
  • RE: L22 ABH (X) vs Surfer (A+22) BM3

    Game History

    Round: 8
    
        Purchase Units - ANZAC
            ANZAC buy 1 fighter, 1 infantry and 1 transport; Remaining resources: 0 PUs; 
    
        Combat Move - ANZAC
    
        Combat - ANZAC
    
        Non Combat Move - ANZAC
            1 cruiser moved from 54 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 submarine moved from 54 Sea Zone to 42 Sea Zone
            1 submarine moved from 54 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 artillery moved from Queensland to Northern Territory
            1 infantry moved from Queensland to Northern Territory
            2 aaGuns moved from South Australia to Northern Territory
            4 infantry moved from South Australia to Northern Territory
            1 mech_infantry moved from New South Wales to Northern Territory
            1 bomber moved from New South Wales to Northern Territory
            2 fighters moved from Queensland to Caroline Islands
            1 fighter moved from Queensland to Northern Territory
    
        Place Units - ANZAC
            1 fighter and 1 infantry placed in New South Wales
            1 transport placed in 62 Sea Zone
    
        Turn Complete - ANZAC
            ANZAC collect 10 PUs; end with 10 PUs
            Objective ANZAC 3 Pacific Supply Lines: ANZAC met a national objective for an additional 3 PUs; end with 13 PUs
            Objective ANZAC 2 Control Strategic Islands: ANZAC met a national objective for an additional 3 PUs; end with 16 PUs
    
        Combat Move - French
    
        Non Combat Move - French
            2 infantry moved from United Kingdom to 110 Sea Zone
    
        Turn Complete - French
    

    Combat Hit Differential Summary :

    f8-abh-v-surfer.tsvg

    posted in League
  • RE: L22 ABH (X) vs Surfer (A+22) BM3

    Can’t save Egypt. Just make it expensive.

    Game History

    Round: 8
    
        Purchase Units - Americans
            Americans buy 2 artilleries, 1 carrier, 1 destroyer, 2 fighters, 3 infantry and 3 transports; Remaining resources: 0 PUs; 
    
        Combat Move - Americans
            2 infantry moved from Morocco to 91 Sea Zone
            2 infantry and 1 transport moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            2 infantry moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            2 infantry moved from Morocco to 91 Sea Zone
            2 infantry and 1 transport moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            2 infantry moved from 110 Sea Zone to Holland Belgium
            1 infantry moved from Tunisia to Libya
                  Americans take Libya from Italians
    
        Combat - Americans
            Battle in Holland Belgium
            Battle in Normandy Bordeaux
    
        Non Combat Move - Americans
            1 marine moved from Morocco to 91 Sea Zone
            1 cruiser and 1 marine moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 marine moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            1 transport moved from 92 Sea Zone to 94 Sea Zone
            1 aaGun and 1 infantry moved from Algeria to 94 Sea Zone
            1 aaGun, 1 infantry and 1 transport moved from 94 Sea Zone to 98 Sea Zone
            1 aaGun and 1 infantry moved from 98 Sea Zone to Egypt
            1 aaGun, 1 armour, 1 artillery, 5 infantry and 1 mech_infantry moved from Tunisia to Libya
            4 infantry moved from Algeria to 92 Sea Zone
            4 infantry and 2 transports moved from 92 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            4 infantry moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            1 marine moved from Algeria to 92 Sea Zone
            1 cruiser and 1 marine moved from 92 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 marine moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            1 infantry and 1 mech_infantry moved from Morocco to 92 Sea Zone
            2 infantry moved from Gibraltar to 92 Sea Zone
            3 infantry, 1 mech_infantry and 2 transports moved from 92 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            3 infantry and 1 mech_infantry moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            1 transport moved from 91 Sea Zone to 101 Sea Zone
            2 fighters moved from 92 Sea Zone to Egypt
            2 fighters moved from Gibraltar to Egypt
            1 tactical_bomber moved from Gibraltar to Egypt
            1 carrier and 1 submarine moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 carrier moved from 92 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 carrier moved from 101 Sea Zone to 91 Sea Zone
            3 fighters moved from Eastern United States to Gibraltar
            1 fighter moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 destroyer moved from 92 Sea Zone to 91 Sea Zone
            2 infantry moved from Hawaiian Islands to 26 Sea Zone
            2 infantry and 1 transport moved from 26 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            2 infantry moved from 33 Sea Zone to Caroline Islands
            2 destroyers moved from 26 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 submarine moved from 26 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 carrier and 1 fighter moved from 26 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 bomber moved from British Columbia to Hawaiian Islands
            1 fighter moved from British Columbia to 26 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from 26 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 carrier moved from 26 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 artillery and 1 infantry moved from Western United States to 10 Sea Zone
            1 artillery, 1 carrier, 1 infantry and 1 transport moved from 10 Sea Zone to 26 Sea Zone
            1 artillery and 1 infantry moved from 26 Sea Zone to Hawaiian Islands
            2 mech_infantrys moved from British Columbia to Western United States
            1 infantry moved from British Columbia to Western United States
            1 destroyer moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 battleship, 3 carriers, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 6 fighters and 1 submarine moved from 54 Sea Zone to 33 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from Hawaiian Islands to 33 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from 91 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from Eastern United States to 26 Sea Zone
    
        Place Units - Americans
            1 artillery, 2 fighters and 2 infantry placed in Eastern United States
            1 carrier, 1 destroyer and 1 transport placed in 10 Sea Zone
            1 artillery and 1 infantry placed in Western United States
            Americans undo move 3.
            1 artillery placed in Western United States
            2 transports placed in 101 Sea Zone
            Turning on Edit Mode
            EDIT: Removing units owned by Americans from Western United States: 2 mech_infantrys
            EDIT: Adding units owned by Americans to Central United States: 2 mech_infantrys
            EDIT: Turning off Edit Mode
            Turning on Edit Mode
            EDIT: Removing units owned by Americans from Central United States: 1 mech_infantry
            EDIT: Adding units owned by Americans to Western United States: 1 mech_infantry
            EDIT: Turning off Edit Mode
            1 infantry placed in Eastern United States
    
        Turn Complete - Americans
            Americans collect 63 PUs; end with 63 PUs
            Trigger Americans 6 Western Europe Beach Head: Americans met a national objective for an additional 5 PUs; end with 68 PUs
            Objective Americans 1 Homeland: Americans met a national objective for an additional 10 PUs; end with 78 PUs
            Objective Americans 3 Defense Obligations: Americans met a national objective for an additional 5 PUs; end with 83 PUs
            Objective Americans 2 Outer Territories: Americans met a national objective for an additional 5 PUs; end with 88 PUs
    
        Purchase Units - Chinese
            Trigger Chinese Loses Burma Road: Chinese has their production frontier changed to: productionChinese_Burma_Road_Closed
            Chinese buy 1 infantry; Remaining resources: 1 PUs; 
    
        Combat Move - Chinese
            2 infantry moved from Kansu to Tsinghai
            2 infantry moved from Kansu to Shensi
            1 fighter moved from Kansu to Shensi
    
        Combat - Chinese
            Battle in Tsinghai
                Chinese attack with 2 infantry
                Japanese defend with 1 infantry
                Chinese win, taking Tsinghai from Japanese with 1 infantry remaining. Battle score for attacker is 0
                Casualties for Chinese: 1 infantry
                Casualties for Japanese: 1 infantry
            Battle in Shensi
                Chinese attack with 1 fighter and 2 infantry
                Japanese defend with 1 infantry
                Chinese win, taking Shensi from Japanese with 1 fighter and 1 infantry remaining. Battle score for attacker is 0
                Casualties for Chinese: 1 infantry
                Casualties for Japanese: 1 infantry
    
        Non Combat Move - Chinese
            1 fighter moved from Shensi to Kansu
    
        Place Units - Chinese
            1 infantry placed in Kansu
    
        Turn Complete - Chinese
            Chinese collect 3 PUs; end with 4 PUs
    
        Purchase Units - British
            British buy 3 aaGuns, 1 fighter and 3 mech_infantrys; Remaining resources: 0 PUs; 
    
        Purchase Units - UK_Pacific
            UK_Pacific repair damage of 9x factory_major; Remaining resources: 14 PUs; 
            UK_Pacific buy 1 artillery, 2 infantry and 1 mech_infantry; Remaining resources: 0 PUs; 
    
        Combat Move - British
            1 tactical_bomber moved from India to 41 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from India to 41 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from India to 41 Sea Zone
    
        Combat - British
            Battle in 41 Sea Zone
                British attack with 2 fighters and 1 tactical_bomber
                Japanese defend with 1 destroyer, 1 submarine and 1 transport
                1 submarine owned by the Japanese submerged
                British win with 2 fighters and 1 tactical_bomber remaining. Battle score for attacker is 15
                Casualties for Japanese: 1 destroyer and 1 transport
    
        Non Combat Move - British
            2 fighters and 1 tactical_bomber moved from 41 Sea Zone to West India
            3 aaGuns, 1 armour, 3 artilleries and 16 infantry moved from India to West India
            1 armour and 1 marine moved from Trans-Jordan to Egypt
            4 infantry moved from Alexandria to Egypt
            1 mech_infantry moved from Belgian Congo to Egypt
            2 infantry moved from Union of South Africa to 71 Sea Zone
            2 infantry and 1 transport moved from 71 Sea Zone to 81 Sea Zone
            2 infantry moved from 81 Sea Zone to Egypt
            4 fighters moved from 92 Sea Zone to Egypt
            2 fighters moved from Gibraltar to Egypt
            1 cruiser and 1 destroyer moved from 76 Sea Zone to 71 Sea Zone
            2 carriers moved from 92 Sea Zone to 91 Sea Zone
            1 destroyer moved from 91 Sea Zone to 92 Sea Zone
            1 armour, 1 artillery and 1 infantry moved from Tunisia to Libya
            1 mech_infantry moved from Algeria to Libya
            1 aaGun moved from Algeria to Tunisia
            1 aaGun, 1 artillery and 2 infantry moved from Algeria to 92 Sea Zone
            1 aaGun, 1 artillery, 2 infantry and 2 transports moved from 92 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            1 aaGun, 1 artillery and 2 infantry moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            2 transports moved from 92 Sea Zone to 110 Sea Zone
            4 infantry moved from United Kingdom to 110 Sea Zone
            4 infantry moved from 110 Sea Zone to Normandy Bordeaux
            1 destroyer moved from 117 Sea Zone to 106 Sea Zone
            1 tactical_bomber moved from United Kingdom to 110 Sea Zone
            1 fighter moved from United Kingdom to 110 Sea Zone
    
        Place Units - British
            3 aaGuns placed in Egypt
            3 mech_infantrys placed in Union of South Africa
            1 fighter placed in United Kingdom
            Turning on Edit Mode
            EDIT: Removing units owned by British from United Kingdom: 1 fighter
            EDIT: Adding units owned by British to Gibraltar: 1 fighter
            EDIT: Turning off Edit Mode
    
        Turn Complete - British
            British collect 30 PUs; end with 30 PUs
            Trigger British 3 No Enemy Submarines: British met a national objective for an additional 3 PUs; end with 33 PUs
    
        Place Units - UK_Pacific
            1 artillery, 2 infantry and 1 mech_infantry placed in India
    
        Turn Complete - UK_Pacific
            UK_Pacific collect 5 PUs; end with 5 PUs
            Trigger UK Pacific 4 No Enemy Submarines: UK_Pacific met a national objective for an additional 3 PUs; end with 8 PUs
            Some Units in India change ownership: 1 artillery, 2 infantry and 1 mech_infantry
    

    uk8-abh-v-surfer.tsvg

    posted in League
  • RE: ABH and Crockett36, (A+100) tutor game

    Back from long slumber…
    Awake to see not much for “super turn”
    US needs transports and ftrs…Need 1 tran for Pac and 2 for Atl. 1 inf for Pac tran.
    3-4 ftrs. Don’t see how we can buy a CV, since we already have 2 without any ftrs, but not certain what is best for pacific.

    Take Gibraltar back
    Sink Italy sub (why not)
    Sink Jap transport in Java
    Why do we have a US AA off Queensland? I always leave those in Hawaii for defense. Can’t really do much with AA in the DEI dance back and forth
    Need to put a ANZAC blocker in SZ55. (I like using ANZACs so the US fleet gets large)
    NCM
    US fleet in Atl wants to go to SZ92 to meet up with British…This does have a problem in that the transports cannot hang out in SZ91 because Italy takes Morocco, and then the Germans can come and sink our only real threat, 4 trannys.
    So, stay SZ91. All US land forces go to Gib…no sense in losing them to the Italians. Brits buy Airbase and moves 3 ftrs to support. Should be in good position for next round.
    Pac. Reinforce SZ54…

    Chinese
    3 inf + ftr to take Yunnan…I always kill art and tanks.
    Everyone else moves to Shensi and all reinforcements go there

    UK
    Buy 1 SS for Egypt
    Buy 1 Tran for Canada
    1 airbase for Gib
    1 mech for Egypt
    1$ extra?? (could trade SS for trans and put 2 in Canada)

    I thought the best rule in BM games was the change that capitals can only be sacked once…since this is OOB, I hate taking India back, but I don’t want Japan to have a cheap reinforcement round and add 3 guys to India easily.
    2 inf + tac + ftr take India
    Sink trans w/ ftr
    Consider airblitz the lone tank with 1 ftr + 1 tac + 1sb
    I don’t think there is anyway the Axis can get transports if they move to SZ80. So move 2 inf from Egypt and 1 inf + mech from SA as reinforcements to E. Persia for future move forward
    1 mech take Tobruk
    I want to sink Italian fleet but for now I’ll just make subs and retreat surface units to SZ81. The Luftwaffe are just a pain.

    posted in Play Boardgames
  • RE: L22 ABH (X) vs Surfer (A+22) BM3 posted in League