G1 build and German air power



  • @Mallery29:

    ack…hit wrong button…ok, continuing, I’m not saying that the US would/should buy bombers, I’m just saying if they DID buy them, my defense will hold.  If I’m looking to pluck AK/Hawaii/NZ/Aus away from the Allies, I will commit a carrier w/BB escort with a transport to handle the infedels…that still provides a carrier w/BB protecting the land bridge.  If Borneo fell at the beginning, I would just use the south battle group  to handle the cruiser and bring a transport with phillipinos and planes from the carrier to erradicate the British population. J2, they reunite around Japan crushing Burtyia (2BB, 6 planes, 1 bomber, tank, art, 6inf). Goodbye Russian backdoor. (J1 was 3inf/3trans)

    And meanwhile the Allies remove Germany from Africa, and stall the Japanese advance through China and India. All because Japan leaves its fleet on SZ60 on the assumption that the US may choose to build bombers or Russia may decide to commit hara-kiri by moving its 6 INF to Buryatia on R2…

    That strategy doesn’t work on the long run. Japan needs to pressure the Allies as quickly as possible on Asia/Africa, otherwise the Allies will outproduce the Axis.



  • @Hobbes:

    I disagree. Russia SHOULD stack Ukraine, if it forces Germany to attack and achieve suffer a Phyrric victory on G2-4.

    Ah okay, interesting.  Fair enough.
    I’m more proficient in Global; moves like that tend to blow up in your face more often in that version, considering the scale of the game.

    @Mallery29:

    If I’m looking to pluck AK/Hawaii/NZ/Aus away from the Allies, I will commit a carrier w/BB escort with a transport to handle the infedels…that still provides a carrier w/BB protecting the land bridge.

    We weren’t suggesting that a sub will be able to take down a CV/BB escort.
    Rather-
    If you do that, you have to have your remaining TTs in only one group, right?  Only 60 or 36.  You can’t do both, with subs ready in the Pacific.  That’s a big roadblock, if you can’t split up your mainland shucks.



  • @Alsch91:

    @Hobbes:

    I disagree. Russia SHOULD stack Ukraine, if it forces Germany to attack and achieve suffer a Phyrric victory on G2-4.

    Ah okay, interesting. � Fair enough.
    I’m more proficient in Global; moves like that tend to blow up in your face more often in that version, considering the scale of the game.

    This is risky as well, but if I saw Germany piling up on planes this is the key move for the Allies to make.



  • See, the problem is you guys are buying the units I’m not buying.  I realize this was originally an air power post, and I originally said I think air power is a G3 to 5 move for me because I keep planes in France/Germany as a deterent for invasion/IB (I know I leave S. Europe open, but I can’t cover every flank with this strat.).  I understand your math, and agree with you, if I were buying planes…but I’m not…not yet…therefore my force on E.Europe hovers and prevents stacking in Ukraine unless you are willing to go with out air coverage.  And that’s what I’m hinting at…stack away…without an AA or aircraft, your stack is target practice for the Germans.  Weinershcniztel for everyone!



  • @Mallery29:

    See, the problem is you guys are buying the units I’m not buying.

    I had a different idea:

    @Mallery29:

    You’ll find by G3 a force of 6 fighters, 2 bomber, and 6 subs will handle anything the allies can muster.

    The purchase of a 2nd bomber and 1 addtional subs drops even more the stats I mentioned above (assuming average G losses of 2 ftrs and 1 sub on round 1).

    G3 to 5 move for me because I keep planes in France/Germany as a deterent for invasion/IB (I know I leave S. Europe open, but I can’t cover every flank with this strat.).

    Wise. I like to keep Western Europe stacked with as many Axis planes as possible to give the Allies a headache on the Atlantic. And with both W. Europe and Germany secure you don’t really have to control S. Europe at the beginning of the German round unless you want to make all infantry buys.

    I understand your math, and agree with you, if I were buying planes…but I’m not…not yet…therefore my force on E.Europe hovers and prevents stacking in Ukraine unless you are willing to go with out air coverage.  And that’s what I’m hinting at…stack away…without an AA or aircraft, your stack is target practice for the Germans.  Weinershcniztel for everyone!

    If you are not initially buying planes for Germany (and 1 sub each round is useless since the Allies can easily destroy/block it) then it gets suicidal for the Soviets to stack Ukraine and, depending on a number of factors, Germany may be able to stack either Karelia or Ukraine on the initial rounds, which is one of its primary objectives during the initial game.
    Another option I like is to add a 2nd bomber right on G1, less risky but it can still tip the balance towards the Soviets as I mentioned on the previous thread. Regardless of the buy, the Allies always have problems, specially if Japan brings its entire airforce to W. Europe.



  • I got tired of seeing the Axis win, so I thought, frak it, have the Brits buy carriers, and I support with nothing but fighters and bombers (since fighters can’t provide escort into Germany)….so the mo’fo brings all 6 Japan fighters to Berlin when I had Bombers into position.  At least the nuclear blast in S. Europe was beautiful. 
    Done the 2nd Bomber.  I like it.
    When I buy fighters, I stop buying subs…understand that the Brits can block it, but they’ll be expending cash they can’t afford…Besides, if they’re spending money to block my subs, who the hell is going to take out the BB?  The Russians?  They can’t afford to lose fighters.


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