@Soviet-Steamroller said in Attacking an empty sea zone?:
As i’m reviewing the scramble rule a question came to my mind.
Can i assign planes to a sea zone with no ennemy warships just as a safety against scramble?
Bringing units against a potential scramble is a valid combat move, indeed.
Rulebook Pacific 1940.2 page 13
… Further, if enemy air units could potentially be scrambled to defend the sea zone, additional units may be moved into the sea zone to combat them in case they are indeed scrambled.
To clarify - if France DW Japan, can Japan take Indochina and NOT lose the NO?
No. If Japan attacks FIC, they lose the NO.
A state of war between Japan and France does not affect the NO. Only an attack on FIC cancels it (outside of the other limiters - war with US, unprovoked war with UK/ANZAC)
First game of global after six rounds. We averaged about one hour for each round. Two players and first global for each of us. I am having trouble posting more than one photo with each post. So will make three posts for three photos of setup after six rounds. Edit: If I use my sons digital SLR camera I cannot post even one photo.
No british land forces in South Africa? I tend to buy at least 2 ground forces down there every turn.
Soviet Battleship survived? If I’m Germany I wouldn’t let it past denmark- hence it is going to probably die.
German Carrier in the med? Interesting. How does Italy have its Battleship? Did you buy one or did the UK not do the Taranto raid?
I purchased the German carrier with two fighters to help Italy defend the Med. No the U.K. did not do the Taranto raid. On G1 took out one battleship, one cruiser, two destroyers and two transports of U.K. Also captured France, Normandy and Yugoslavia. Walked into Finland and Bulgaria on non-combat move. Had 71 IPCs for the second round. I do not know how much more aggressive I can be. I did not lose any planes on G1 but only had 1 sub left.
Allies surrendered after the 9th round as the Axis were out producing them in IPCs. Japan was the big dog with 70 IPCs. Germany and Italy combined had about 85 IPCs. Germany is a real challenge to play as they are really boxed in. Taking Africa seemed to be the key but Japan clearing the pacific of the U.S. fleet and starting to put pressure on the Soviets was a big help.
As you can see this is a gamble, but it CAN work.
If Russia is spending money on Airbases, subs, and losing aircraft that it is working.
As long as you are matching his Land army builds and pushing towards and objective also.
The Pacific Ocean is a LOT larger than the Atlantic. The sea spaces need to be bigger for gameplay purposes or it would take twice as long to cross.
Yes you would actualy be island hopping iso just skipping nearly every island there.
Same thing with the Med though, malta hardly has any real value for either side, sure you can land a plane there but you could do the same from Egypt and gibraltar.