Alrighty, here’s the deal. My friends and I just started playing A&A. We’ve played it twice, and we all pretty much suck. I’ve won once as Germany, (with dumb luck,) and once as the U.S. (with a large amount of dumb luck. Germany and Japan took Russia in about 7 turns, and I mean all of Russia. Britain and I decided it was time for D-Day, so the Royal Air Force bombed the hell out of western Europe and Germany, and I took it with my transports.) Is that severely weird that the allies won with Russia being knocked out like that?
Anyway, on to the reason I posted. As soon as we started cleaning up the remaining pieces from last game, we began talking about the next game. Here’s the deal…. Myself and one other player are not allowed to play on the same side, heh heh. Him and myself are the best out of our newbie group. I am going to be Germany next time, he is the U.S. Now, he has a slight advantage over me… He’s the one that owns the game, and he has the opportunity to look at anything whenever. I need help.
What would you guys do? Let’s see… The U.S. is going to spend all his money in the first round on Tech Upgrades, so I’ll have a bit of an edge as long as he doesn’t succeed in getting them. Also, what should Japan do? Both times Japan has done virtually nothing, because they have concentrated on engaging the U.S. in the Pacific first. That has usually ended in a stalemate till about turn 6, when the U.S. gains the upper hand. Also, in both games Britain has had succees just building up their Air Force and bombing Germany all over.
My strategy currently consists of placing AA guns in Western Europe and Finland, building up infantry and one transport(the transport and two infantry in Southern Europe,) the first turn, and hitting all the ships I can with my Lutwaffe. The second turn I crank out more infantry and a couple tanks, then hit africa with 2 more infantry and a tank, and move as much as I can spare over into the Ukraine or Eastern Europe, depending on if Russia attacks me or not. Thanks for pointing out improvements and holes in this strategy.
Also, does anyone know where I can find an online list of where troops start out for each country? I alreay have a map, but don’t know what starts where.
Thanks, and sorry about this REALLY REALLY long post.