I must say this is quite humorous. There are many many parodies based on these scenes but none are like this. Stupidity, vulgarity, and profanity dominate the rest but this is literally enjoyable. Great job Hobbes too bad there are mot more like this.
Poll: Bids for Spring 1942, 2nd Ed.
Isn’t this in the wrong forum.
I put 10-12 bid. This gives the Allies some options, depending on who I’m playing. I usually go one of 3 ways.
1. Give Russia 4 infantry to use as fodder for the Ukraine strafe and the W. Russia attack. It gives Russia about 1 or 2 extra turns to live.
2. Giving Russia 3 artillery for its Japanese front. This seriously screws the Japs in J1 if they want to make an assault on Russia.
3. Giving 2 infantry to Russia and 2 infantry to India. The two Indian infantry I use on an attack on Borneo on UK1. I can get away with this depending on who I’m playing.
Even with the U.S. east fleet gone I still think allies can win with no extra help. I really like the idea of the Russian fighter in Egypt though! I will have to try that next time I play.
It would be interesting to see the results of a new poll to reflect the experience gained over the last 3 years since that poll was initially set up.
I realize bidding is an accepted form of balancing A&A and has a long history, but it would be nice to see a standard revised setup to address the bulk of the concern over balance; bidding could then be used for those that think the revised setup doesn’t go far enough or for different skill levels among players. There is precedent for this with A&A 1941 which I think was the right decision by Larry, Krieghund and Hasbro.
I’m always happy to play either side, so I just let my opponent choose
We are currently in the process of doing a tournament and we are down to the last semi-final game, but we’ve had 13 completed games so far. Here are the results:
Allied bid (winner)
So we’ve had 8 Axis winners and 5 Allied winners. The Avg is 13.15.
Obviously, this is a small sample size, but it gives you an idea where bids are coming in for some competitive games. The Allies have some wins at 9 and 11, but in the more competitive type games your probably going to want to go 13,14+ and get near or above 15 if you can. The Allies scored 2 more wins at 15 and then 16.
Axis were 6-2 with bids 14 and under. And then 2-3 with bids 15+.