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    Grizzly,
      That one cracked me up! Reminds me of another story I remember. The Japanese in Revised attacked the lone British Destroyer off Kwangtung. It took out like 2 fighters out of 3 fighters and a bomber before they sunk it. Some pieces must come out of the plastic molds with magnetic abilities.

    GG


  • @Guerrilla:

    Grizzly,
       That one cracked me up! Reminds me of another story I remember. The Japanese in Revised attacked the lone British Destroyer off Kwangtung. It took out like 2 fighters out of 3 fighters and a bomber before they sunk it. Some pieces must come out of the plastic molds with magnetic abilities.

    GG

    I love the players that are easily distracted by the strangest of things. I played with a guy, who always wanted to do things ‘his way’ and liked nothing that was out of place. As the U.S.S.R, I was able to move my sub to South Africa and on to the Pacific to harass the Japanese. His entire focus, as Germany, turned to destroying the sub.

    We named the sub the Red October.


  • In Pac 40 I attacked 2 Japanese subs with 2 ANZAC subs in seperate sea zones. I rolled for my sub and missed. My opponent rolled and got the 1 and killed me. Next battle, I missed with my sub and my opponent rolled another 1. Guess what happened when I attacked one of his subs the next turn with my cruiser?

  • '12

    I was playing a game of Classic about 20 years ago as the Axis.  My brother sent 2 US bombers on SBRs over Germany and 2 more over Japan (don’t think they were heavy bombers, but that would have made the story better).  My AA defence rolls? 2 sets of snake eyes!! Boy was he ticked.

    In another game of Classic, I was the USA and I decided to spend 30 IPC on tech rolls on turn 1. 5 sixes!!! So I just rolled one more die to see what tech I didn’t get. Another 6!  This totally took the wind out of my sails as all I really wanted was heavy bombers!

    On the subject of Soviet battleships.  That’s exactly what my friend bought on his first turn of his first game, despite advice.  It was gone by his turn 2 along with Karalia and Caucasas.

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    McMan, gotta hate those Japanese subs!

    Moralecheck, beastly… I was truly LOL’d when I read about your tech roll result… It was instant karma!

    If people have any more please post! I am seriously thinking about sticky-ing this topic…

    GG


  • In a 1942 game, Russia stacked Bury with 6 inf. I as Japan attacked with 4 inf, art, tank, bmr.
    Round 1 : I got 1 hit, he got 3
    Round 2 : I got 1 hit, he got 0
    Round 3:  I got 1 hit, he got 1(all my inf are dead for 3 of his inf)
    Round 4:  I got 1 hit, he got 3 hits(all of his inf hit, killing all my units)

    His inf hit 7/18 times(normal) but my troops sucked.


  • Its a ‘Revised’ story of a German attack on Moscow. Mainly a stack of tanks with air support.

    Moscow AA gun rolled for about 9-10 planes if I remember well, and rolled 8 (EIGHT) ones. The attack failed (just).
    I also remember once rolling for 13 infantry in attack, scoring 10 hits but also strategic bombing of Moscow with 3 Japanese bombers only to have all three shot down.

    For a time, I kept track of how my units tended to do throughout the game. My infantry scored as good as my tanks. Fighters couldn’t hit anything and enemy transports get 30-35% hits in revised.

    The dice can do crazy things.


  • Moscow AA gun rolled for about 9-10 planes if I remember well, and rolled 8 (EIGHT) ones. The attack failed (just).

    8 out of 9 hits? That hurts. I remember in a game of revised for the first 4-5 rounds EVERY AA gun on the board missed every single shot they took, except the India AA gun, which hit every time. The Japanese tried to invade India 3 times but kept loosing their air support and retreated after one combat round. Everyone was strategic bombing everyone else without any problems from the AA guns, but the India gun was shooting everything down. I think AA guns have a mind of their own


  • Classic Axis

    Round 1 I built a Russian aircraft carrier so UK could just build Transports first turn. Allied planes landed on it and I won.

    It was insult to injury….I built the AC and won! 🙂

    I still bring it up to my old time buddies at times.

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    This thread is funny and enlightening! I am going to sticky it… I love the last story! I heard someone else doing that, they didn’t quite meet the same fate though, but hey it happens… Maybe I should have called it the “Soviet AC”.

    GG


  • Look at this game:http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=20109.0
    My opponent had bad luck, losing the entire Italian fleet and airforce, and losing a battle of London.


  • india, pacific 1940
    23 dice on 2 with brits, no hits ^^


  • I don’t get why this is sticky

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    Just cause I like the thread, it is the crazy stories of Axis and Allies. if Djensen says it is not worth stickying so be it… So petition away, no hard feelings if you do.
    GG


  • @Guerrilla:

    Just cause I like the thread, it is the crazy stories of Axis and Allies. if Djensen says it is not worth stickying so be it… So petition away, no hard feelings if you do.
    GG

    You’ve pretty much killed the thread.  😉


  • One game of revised I was playing my firned played the SU and had no expirence so he asked me(UK/US) what the best unit in the game was based on Att and Def stats. I told him BB but he should build Inf and Art. Instead he realised he had 24 Ipc the same cost of a BB in revised. So he Brought the BB. the German player wis licking his lips seeing that Russia would fall easily. So on G1 the German attacked the UK BB by Gilbartir with a sub and a BB. He killed it thinking that he would take the SU BB next turn wasting the SU players turn. He then took Lenningrad and CauCau. Next SU brought another BB. At this stage I was thinking of conceding after UK had lost Calcutta turn before. Then When Germany attacked Moscow which had all of its original units. The SU player hadn’t attacked at all. The battle was

    Germany, 2inf,  6arm, 4 fig, 1 bmr against SU, 3 inf, 1 fig, 2arm, 1 art, AA

    First round
    AA gun took down 2 Fig and Bmr
    Germany killed 1 inf
    SU killed 2 inf 1 arm

    2nd round
    AA GUn killed 2 fig
    Germany killed 2 inf 1 art
    SU killed All 5 arm
    Germany was so angry he attacked two BBs with BB and sub. He lost both with neither BB taking a hit.
    Germany then just started making random attacks on SU and lost because of it.


  • AA only fires one per combat, not every round

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    @Dylan:

    @Guerrilla:

    Just cause I like the thread, it is the crazy stories of Axis and Allies. if Djensen says it is not worth stickying so be it… So petition away, no hard feelings if you do.
    GG

    You’ve pretty much killed the thread.  😉

    Untrue. You did.  😉

    GG

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    Last game I played (World Spring 1942) Japan attacked a British stronghold in India, with 5 fighters and 1 Bomber. The AA gun shot down 4 fighters. It came down to a 2 tanks vs. the bomber + a tank. The Japanese decided to risk it and get rid of the factory. Japanese = 2 misses. Britain = 2 hits.

    GG


  • @Guerrilla:

    @Dylan:

    @Guerrilla:

    Just cause I like the thread, it is the crazy stories of Axis and Allies. if Djensen says it is not worth stickying so be it… So petition away, no hard feelings if you do.
    GG

    You’ve pretty much killed the thread.  😉

    Untrue. You did.  😉

    GG

    Actually I just revived it.


  • In a G40 game, japan attacked a Chinese territory with 8 inf and an art with 3 inf, art, 2 mech, tank, 2 ftr, 3 tac. Japan hit 7 times, and China hit 6 out of 8 times!!! Next round, Japan finished off China, but not before both Chinese units hit. Thus, Chinese troops hit 8 out of 10 times and decimated the Japanese ground force.


  • Europe 1940 Russia built a major factory in Romania.

    They built out of it once, we traded it like 4 times, then I finally seize it permanently at a steep cost:

    I hit with Italy, AAgun shoots down both planes, units are mostly ones I lose.

    Then I follow up with Germany, 3 of my 3 planes sent in fall to the AAGun again, this time I squeak out a capture with like 1 unsupported land unit.

    Allies respond: we kept missing 24-30 other AA rolls. I respond, I wish you had hit me then, instead of all at once! 🙂

  • '10

    this just happened yesterday on TripleA, in a multi so there were witnessess. my japanese partner attacked an amercian fleet, “Battle casualty summary: Battle score (TUV change) for attacker is 79”, the japs didnt lose one unit, the 2 jap BBs soaked up the lousy 2 hits the american fleet dished out before it all went to the bottom. $79 worth of navy destroyed for free. it was an epic defeat that i might never see again  😮


  • In AA50, for about 4-6 games in a row at a point, I was feared for my efficiency with Russian or British AA guns.

    In that time period, I shot down 3/4 air units about 3 times, shot down 2/2 countless times, and once got 4/6 German fighters in an assault on Karelia.

    On the opposite end of rolling fortune, in A&A in general, my dad is well known by everyone that we play with for how terrible his rolling is. His friend likes to say “The most fun part of Axis and Allies is watching your dad suck at rolling”

    It proved true in an AA50 game once when I attacked Karelia with about 8 infantry, 4 tanks, 3 fighters, and a bomber. In defense he had around 12 infantry, 2 artillery, and 4 tanks.

    I took Karelia with total casualties of 2 infantry.

    Also one time I had Russians earning 60 IPC’s. I was confident enough in my victory and surprised enough about my income that to rub it in, I built a Soviet aircraft carrier in the Caspian sea.


  • I think we should sticky this thread again  8-)

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