Wow! Thanks for all the great feedback. I agree with everything you mentioned.
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– this strategy is my proposal for how to go a little faster than normal.
Gotcha. In that case, I was running the numbers and you could in theory make an attack on Rd 3 with a slight twist.
First a couple things would be helpful for a round 3 move:
1) I think Russia needs to take out Ukr and eliminate 1 G ftr. This may not be the best attack for Russia, but it eliminates 3 attack points for Ger.
2a) Moderate risk - Germany buys some replacement air power.
Heavy Risk - Germany buys an AC and DD for the Baltic.
Either of these can jeopardize the UK’s ability to place or move to Sz 8. You can live with Germany buying a replacement ftr but it’ll start to get dicey if their attack points get up to 25 or 26. Bonus points if your UK dd downs the Ger bom in the Med or the Ger BB heads toward Egy/Trj on G1.
2b) Any threat of a unified German fleet in Sz 8 on G2 or G3 can really muck things up.
So… Assuming G isn’t going navy or heavy air (2+ planes) on G1 and you have an opening…
UK 1 - Buy 3 inf for Ind and save the rest (22 ipc). You could save all of it, but 53 ipc should be enough for UK 2. Bonus points if your trn and dd will be safe in Sz 10 on G2, seems unlikely though since there will probably be at least 1 G sub in Eus Sz. Otherwise you can move to Sz 11 with 1 inf, 1 arm in Ecan. Move Ind or Egy ftr to Wrus (or US Asian ftr on US 1)
US 1 - Buy 1 dd (protection against a surviving G sub), 4 trns, 2 inf. Alaskan/Wus troops to Wcan. All other troops to Ecan
UK 2 - (with 53 IPC) Buy 3 ac, 1 dd, 1 inf (Ind)
Place in sz 8 with 3 ftrs (2 uk, 1 wrus), move dd, trn back to Sz 10
US 2 - (with 40 ipc) Buy 3 trns, 5 inf, 1 rt
DD, Cru, 4 trns to sz 10, 8 units to Ecan
End Rd 2
Sz 8 - 3 ac, 6 ftrs (3 uk, 3 us), 1 dd
UK Rd 3 - Buy 1 dd (if additional fodder needed) other wise 3 trns and ground troops.
UK could attack Nwe via Canadian troops
US 3 - (38 ipc) buy 3 trns + ground troops
US 3 potential attack on Fra:
8 ground units, 3 ftrs, 1 bom, 1 cru shot (plus possible Asian ftr)
Not a bad attack. Sound be ~12 units, ~29 hit points.
US Non Coms - 6 units to Ecan, 3 trns to Sz 10. US BB, trn, dd form Pac should be around too.
Placement - 3 trns in Sz 11 troops on Eus.
By Rd 4 UK is ready to join in and US can follow up with at least 6 units on US 4, then another 6 on US 5, etc. Same with UK.
sz15 can be attacked with 2 fig 1 bom, vs 1 bb 1 cru 2 tran the odds are
61% all G units dead
15% only 2 trans left
17% BB + 2 trans left
7% all G units survive
This is asuming that the UK destroyer at sz17 was killed with G air on G1.
Either Germany needs to buy more navy to protect the BB, or it must either attack Egypt G1 or take Gibraltar on G1.
Otherwise it will be possible for the UK to launch a solid attack.
Somehow my posting has been duplicated on this board and you’ll see from the other thread that I had the same thought. The joy of trying out different things and learning for myself ….
So at this time who do think has the advantage? I have not played yet and it looks like the Axis has an advantage. Can you also give me some good advice as I will be playing the Axis? Thanks.
i would agree axis are a bit strong but not ridiculously so.