When Germany tried to take Paris, G1 The French and English Units rolled nothing but ones and twos and Germany couldn’t buy a hit. Needless to say Germany had to retreat with what they had left and let the Itilians take Paris. Which really helped Italy early on in the game.
the full germany push to russia is generally the way to go.
I just am skeptical of japan doing early russia play, because the income japan gets out of it is small and he gives up much in his setup. Makes dealing with china / uk pac / anzac / usa really hard especially at a low income.
I am a full believer in a strong japan going for his objectives. It makes allies commit more and makes allies have less income as a whole
A&APlayer - that would be awesome! (PBEM) I am very interested. Thank you for such wonderful insight as well!
After playing a few more times, we have seen Axis 3 wins Allies 3 Wins…lol…
I think being the allies is soooooooooooo much harder simply because of execution. It’s easy to SAY what to do and KNOW what to do…but man, with 3 people all needing to work 100% in sync and not much room for error; that is easier said than done.
That being said, I have now seen Japan play VERY good games, but because of a misplayed Germany, the axis still fall. Kinda stinks for Japan…that they can play near flawless but if Germany collapses or plays bad, it won’t even matter. Lol.
The allies have several advantages over the axis countries, but you hit the nail on the head . . . they have to mesh well together in order to win. And that seems to be a major hurdle for Japan. It’s very rare to see a Pacific win for the axis. I don’t know how much of it’s because the allies usually target Japan first or because there’s just a natural plateau once they get too spread out.
Usually it’s either both axis sides are rocking early and the allies surrender in the first couple of rounds or Germany is the one that gets the win. Japan just seems to reach that point where they just can’t quite get there. Too easy for the allies to stop Japan, even if India falls. A strong Japan might not win the game, but they can do wonders for taking the heat off Germany.
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Its not a matter of quickly taking over america. If the US is 100% devoted to building units to defend against Japan, the Germans should finish off Russia.
And really, if japan can just place 1 more unit in alaska than the US can build, eventually…