But you know what, at least I am somebody on this Forum who will put up a fight. I am like Churchill in this game. I know I am gonna have casualties and loose units and I don’t pussyfoot around to try and keep my precious stacks alive while my enemy gets the advantage.
Well, FYI… Churchill didn’t go seeking the Germans out in the early stages of War. The Battle of Britain did come to him, not the other way around. It is important to put the Germans off their game however you can, but not to the point of wasting what little you do have. Yeah, it might work once in a while to be agressive like that, but I tend to play games the way that gives me the best shot at winning; not taking gambles early in the game that might screw me over for the rest of it. Opportunism is a very good thing, but there is a difference between a good opportunity and reckless waste.
Admiral Nimitz on the coming Battle of Midway ordered Spruance and Fletcher: ‘‘…be governed by the principle of calculated risk, which you will interpret to mean the avoidance of exposure of your forces to attack by superior enemy forces without good prospect of inflicting, as a result of such exposure, greater damage to the enemy.”
I think that is a wise idea, especially for those who are undermanned and under-armed.
Maybe some of you should read some Sun Tzu and play REAL games with REAL dice against opponents you are REALLY in front of instead of all this email crap.
At least some of us don’t play “this email crap”… and we do roll dice. I am one of them. And as for Sun Tzu, I have, and have read, the Art of War. Unfortunately the element of surprise cannot be modeled well in Axis and Allies.
I ask you this who think a British counter attack to be futile. What would you do instead?
I would build up and prepare, if the Germans were threatening a Sealion attack. There is not a whole lot more you can do on UK1. If Germany does not threaten Sealion, then I would start building/rebuilding my Navy on the West coast of England, or Canada, or explore my other options.
( and don’t forget the two aircraft, one TAC and one Fighter, you have on the carrier next to Gibraltar)
There is only a tactical bomber on the carrier. Unless we are talking about Larry’s revised setup option, which I have not examined yet.