I don’t mind new players. Nobody dropped out of their momma knowing how to play Axis and Allies. As far as slinging insults,well, be a bit silly for me to get angry over something like that, considering the brash way I often put my point across.
Willful ignorance, though, is a bit different. You come in saying you have a strategy, but you don’t. You ask for advice, then spit on it. I’m not making stuff up here. This is the history in the thread.
I save politeness for when I think it’s useful. Someone new comes in, and asks questions, sure, I might be brash, but I try to be moderately polite. Someone comes in, doesn’t seem to have much idea of what’s going on, and starts rejecting good advice - well, that’s when I feel some shock value is appropriate. Shake things up, mess with the status quo, and get some different results fast. How else are you going to get any kind of results when the “student” thinks he/she already knows everything? That’s a real question.
You don’t seem to be paying much real attention to what others have written, except for what I’ve written, because it’s gotten your dander up. Since you actually seem to be paying some sort of attention to me, I might get some sort of point across.
That said -
For those seeking to emulate Bunnies in real life, I do not advocate, in real life, being outspoken or brash or even faintly rude. On the internet under an anonymous alias, you can screw around (remembering that if you really piss someone off they can ID you eventually).
But in real life, even if you get the immediate result you want from the situation, people - not just the people you insult either - will remember you unfavorably. They will remember that you “made a fuss”, when what most people want to do, really, is sweep problems under the rug and pretend they don’t exist.
If you perchance think you are different, imagine that you and the people in your neighborhood all work the night shift. After working all Monday night, you get home, take the kids to school, and settle in for some sleep. But there’s a team of construction workers working on the road outside your house, and the pneumatic drills won’t let you sleep. Now, you might think of it that they’re fixing a problem that the community has, so everyone should thank them. You should thank them too. But those j***** monkey*ing seating dogs need to die, for obvious reasons. (Anyone that doesn’t understand this has never had street construction going on right outside their house just when they’re wanting to settle in for a good kip.)
So really, in real life, even if you think there’s a really horrible obvious and nasty problem, just ignore it like all the other people that are ignoring it. If a kitten or a puppy or even a small child falls into the sewers through a crack in the road and dies of starvation three days later, then you can wring you hands and scream and have protest meetings all you like, while everyone conveniently ignores the fact that everyone knew about the problem and the risks and that reasonable steps could have been taken to prevent the whole mess.
Human history is full of examples in which a kingdom was lost for want of a horseshoe nail. Or more accurately because some bean counters petitioned the king that having spare horseshoe nails on hand would be an unfair burden to the taxpayers of the kingdom, and despite the well reasoned arguments of the horse-riders society, pushed their argument through on the budget. That’s the way it works in real life, so better get used to it!
You could make a compelling argument about modern socioeconomic problems being caused by bean counters with swelled heads that have argued in such manner as “I know how to count beans, therefore I am an expert on beans, since horses can eat beans, I am therefore also an expert on horses, since I am an expert on horses, I am in a position in which I can reject, and even make fun of, any argument supporting extra horseshoe nails, since it goes to reason that any idiot that wants extra horseshoe nails is a lunatic and dangerous to society, those idiots should be removed from positions from which they could influence society, and to fill their positions, I conveniently have more right-thinking bean counters that happen to be my friends.”
But, well, I digress. Key point - in real life, be polite, for heavens’ sake!
THAT said -
On the topic of inf/tanks - I feel the general issue has been properly addressed, but I take issue on Hobbes’ quote
With a KJF you need 5 inf, 5 arm on G1 to put pressure on the Soviets as quickly as possible, IMO.
So it is the purchase phase of G1 (Germany’s first turn), yes? How do we know the Allies are going KJF (Kill Japan First)?
As I’ve written in other threads, I say the defining characteristic of KJF is a US1 Pacific fleet drop. I also say that there is almost no way for the Germans to know on the G1 purchase phase that a KJF is in the offing, barring major Russian movement east.
Suppose the Russians DID move east, and/or did stuff like sub buy, Buryatia 6-stack combined with movement towards China, or Russian fighter to India, or any of a bunch of other moves. Is there anything to prevent them from moving west later, and the Allies going KGF? No, there is not. In those cases, a possible KJF is in the offing, but really, a 5+ G1 tank purchase has nothing to do with a projected KJF, and everything to do with the fact that Russia has moved its reserves to positions in which they will be unable to help in Europe for some time. Or, at least, that Germany has a high odds situation of being able to successfully apply early pressure in Europe.
G1 purchase of 5 inf 5 tanks shouldn’t be thought of as a KJF response or whatever. It is simply something you do in certain circumstances in which Germany can press early in Europe.
So why would Germany build 5INF and 5ARM on G1 ? . . . Should Germany wait til round 2 to build arm heavy, and only if allies are not all out KGF ?
You are advised, but you fight against the advice. That’s how it is. Instead of doing what is suggested, you start asking if you should do something else instead. Just look through the thread. It’s like if you’re in a baking class, and the teacher says preheat the oven for thirty minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then you start saying things about Celsius and how ovens should only need to be preheated for ten minutes.
Look, the ovens are marked for Fahrenheit, and they’re older models so they need longer preheating times. That’s how it is. Stop fighting.
As Hobbes and MrMalachiCrunch alluded, in some conditions 5+ tanks G1 purchase allow heavy G2 pressure against Russia. You lock in more income for Germany, deny more income to Russia. KGF or KJF doesn’t matter, the theory is the same.
A G2 tank build only allows G3 pressure, which is not at all the same thing. Asking whether you should go G2 tanks (and asking about the KGF situation) shows you do not understand the key concept behind a 5+ G1 tank build.
But before you get pissed off, I’m not saying you don’t understand to piss you off. What I am saying is if you don’t understand the key concepts, you won’t do what is proper and necessary to a 5+ G1 tank purchase, like a certain something you should do with Japan if at all possible. Which I am not going to describe at this time, because it will be more fun to see what others will say that move should be, besides which you will also have fun calling me something nasty.
Hobbes gives friendly advice. I give fiendly advice. :evil:
Oh, and another thing - for those that have REALLY been paying close attention, the extra credit question is what are supporting preconditions supporting a G1 5+ tank purchase? Keeping in mind there is a huge laundry list of possibilities for R1, of course, so a proper answer would be horrifically long. For those that want the extra credit, I expect your five page paper, or a pound of carrot cupcakes, on Monday morning. :roll: