Apparently none of you has a cat…
Yes, the cat issue is something that’s come up a few times on this board, as the picture below will illustrate. I can’t recall if the suggestions were made seriously or not, but some board members have thought about protecting their games-in-progress from one weekend to the next by using a system of overhead pulleys to either raise the table to the ceiling or lower a protective hood over the map. Feasible for a dedicated gaming room in the basement, but not likely to be approved for the living room by the lady of the house.
That is SO CUTE!!!
How well does the cat play? Does he attack the US on turn one?
Just to add to wittmann, the Russians are played with different political rules on each map (Europe/Pacific). They are still one power though, so you can send units from the Euro side to the Pac side if you want. For example if you are at war w/Japan you can send Russian ground and air units that start on the Euro map into China to help prop them up (because the Chinese are also at war w/Japan). You could even send those Russian ftrs to Burma or India (via China) once the UK Pac is at war with Japan (but just because you can doesn’t mean you should LOL)
A lot of posters seemed stunned at this scenario, never scene it ever happen or even could happen. Now that I mulled it over last night and looked at the rules and so forth it is very obvious to me why no one has ever scene this scenario. Because the scenario makes no logical sense.
Italy DOW on Russia and moves in 2 tanks into Eastern Poland.
Russia is now at war with Italy and can DOW on Germany at the start of their next turn, turn 3.
Germany on Turn 3 does not DOW on Russia and just non combats into Eastern Poland.
Russia at the start of Turn 3 DOW on Germany and off we go.
There is no logical reason why Russia would not DOW on Germany at the start of Turn 3, none.
Heck you could argue that it makes no logical sense that Germany did not DOW on Russia at the start of G3 since Italy brought Russia into the war and Russia WILL DOW on Germany on R3.
From my perspective, if I was planning on doing a G3 Barbarossa AND I wanted to drive towards the south, then yes, it makes sense to not DOW. My stack will be together except for the minimum required mobile units and maybe 1 AAA in Poland so Russia doesn’t attack Poland to get their NO for occupying an Axis territory. But E. Poland will be real strong because the German air will be there and maybe bombers will also be in range of a raid on the Moscow factory. Also, 5 IPCs is more income than I’d probably get as Germany on the 1st turn.
There are a few disadvantages of course. 1, Russian blockers can’t be attacked. 2, the Scandinavian units are behind. But for me that’s ok, I just use them to lay siege anyways. I never expect to get Moscow on turn 6 anymore. I assume that the UK/Anzac and that lone French fighter are going to get to Moscow.Â
I like seeing young folk playing the game. It gives me hope that not all is lost on video games and electronic devices. My son is 12 and is just starting to get into A&A although we play a lot of other games like D&D, MTG and most recently Talisman.
Nice setup too. I really need to get myself a setup like that.
G42 is an A&A Global scenario, there hasn’t been any indication from Larry or his team that this rule set is compatible with the single 1940 theater games. If you find out otherwise, please share in the Global forum with any clarifications. G42 was created to shorten games during tournament play, dot sure if that lead is useful, but you can also ask at harrisgamedesign.com
If it’s just about the turn order, you can simply house rule it, or revert to the 2nd edition sequence… play a few times and see what works best would be my advice.
An oddity for me today:
J5 and Japan just took Iraq.
No one else has touched the middle east due to various reasons. India is turtled and earning 5 ipcs. London was taken and some bad roles seriously hindered the UK overall. U.S. just liberated London and is starting to gather in Pacific (2 turns til at full attack ready)
So now Japan has Iraq with 5 inf and the SZ has a transport, carrier with 2 planes, a sub, and a cruiser.
I’m thinking I might put a factory there and be a giant PIA the rest of the game. Threaten Cairo that way. Or support my attacks on Russia… about to finish off China.
Guess I better change mine then, UN Spacy won’t do.
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Also, Red 5 was standing by, but a TIE fighter got him. RIP Red 5
Everyone is Red? I guess we’re all British or communists.