After first 3 rds (w/pics) *I'm Allies and Bro/Uncle are axis… HELP NEEDED



  • Germany: took over western Europe (france) within the first two turns and landed 5/6 transports in Scotland on turn 3. I hate that because that doesn’t allow Russia to enter war when they only take over Germany.

    Russia: I purchased mostly men every turn and a couple artillery and just kept building up my defense. I also started moving 6 men and the 2AA from Eastern Russia back towards Moscow

    Japan: He moved just about every sea unit of his down to zone 36 or Borneo, and he used all of his fighters to take out the 2nd nothern most part of the trail and also moved his men from Manchuria into China’s territories

    UKE: I purchased 1 AA a couple mech inf and all men and started building up in Calcutta
    UKP: All men in UK, and I attacked Italy sea units in 96&97 (Was told to take out as much as possible) but this did not work,  Germany flew in a plane to southern Italy which was then scrambled along with two other Italy fighter in the sea zone 97 battle.

    Italy: My brother then proceeded to take Alexandria and Egypt within the first couple rounds after I lost sea zone battle 97 on UK1. Pretty much all of Africa is about to be his. He also moved into Southern “New Europe” taking Greece and then onto Syria.

    US: I followed a tip and purchased two Aircraft Carriers and 1 BB US1, and then another Battleship, a sub, destroyer…Just bought ships and started shipping towards S.E. Asia where Japans Fleet is waiting for war.

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  • Did you buy any mechs/tanks as russia yet?  the rule of thumb is that the more naval germany buys or the more it looks like he will sealion, the more tanks/mechs you should get.  How much did you send to 97?  if germany did land a fighter there, then you should have all of 98(not transport) malta fig, and 2 fig & bomber from london(1 les fig if germany does not land there).  The only way you would of lost 976 is either bad dice, or you did not have enough.

    My advice would be to try to keep the anzac/us fleets together and have the anzac planes either fly to india (if somehow possible) or to land on an airbase to scramble for the combined fleet.



  • Calcutta seems safe for now according to the pics.  So i advise the US to spend a good amout more in the atlantic.  Remember, surface ships can block a transport from picking up units from a coastal territory if they did not start in that seazone.  basically, if u had at least a dd in 110, and italy could not kill it, u prevent germany from bringing the holland guys to uk.  I would say try to hold london if at all possible, else try to counter his fleet.  If you cant do that, give the US time to build up and take it back later.  Russia should be on the german border right now and rdy to move in the middle east towards iraq.



  • @ghr2:

    Did you buy any mechs/tanks as russia yet?  the rule of thumb is that the more naval germany buys or the more it looks like he will sealion, the more tanks/mechs you should get.  How much did you send to 97?  if germany did land a fighter there, then you should have all of 98(not transport) malta fig, and 2 fig & bomber from london(1 les fig if germany does not land there).  The only way you would of lost 976 is either bad dice, or you did not have enough.

    My advice would be to try to keep the anzac/us fleets together and have the anzac planes either fly to india (if somehow possible) or to land on an airbase to scramble for the combined fleet.

    I attached 96 as well, that might of been my downfall. Should I only go for 97 UK1?
    Oh, so if Germany goes Sea Lion from G1, Russia should buy mech and tanks?



  • @ghr2:

    Calcutta seems safe for now according to the pics.  So i advise the US to spend a good amout more in the atlantic.  Remember, surface ships can block a transport from picking up units from a coastal territory if they did not start in that seazone.  basically, if u had at least a dd in 110, and italy could not kill it, u prevent germany from bringing the holland guys to uk.  I would say try to hold london if at all possible, else try to counter his fleet.  If you cant do that, give the US time to build up and take it back later.  Russia should be on the german border right now and rdy to move in the middle east towards iraq.

    1. Couldn’t German planes just take out the Destroyer?

    2. You mean on the frontlines ready to move into Germany? And why move to Iraq?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    Russia gets a 3NO bonus for any Axis friendly or Axis territory. Iraq is the closest to you, but there are lots more after that. You will need the revenue to survive .Russia  can lose the North, but must not lose the South.
    You must also fight for all your territories. You cannot let the Axis march into any empty ones.



  • @osu888:

    @ghr2:

    Did you buy any mechs/tanks as russia yet?� the rule of thumb is that the more naval germany buys or the more it looks like he will sealion, the more tanks/mechs you should get.� How much did you send to 97?� if germany did land a fighter there, then you should have all of 98(not transport) malta fig, and 2 fig & bomber from london(1 les fig if germany does not land there).� The only way you would of lost 976 is either bad dice, or you did not have enough.

    My advice would be to try to keep the anzac/us fleets together and have the anzac planes either fly to india (if somehow possible) or to land on an airbase to scramble for the combined fleet.

    Ya, you need to start taking germany territories asap.  Tanks and mechs are great when your on the offense.  When you attack 97, also send the 91 cruiser and the gibralter fig to 96.
    I attached 96 as well, that might of been my downfall. Should I only go for 97 UK1?
    Oh, so if Germany goes Sea Lion from G1, Russia should buy mech and tanks?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    Cannot see what US navy you have off Gib(I am blind and using a phone), but you must cut Italy down to size. The Axis need a strong Italy to win in Europe and you have to prevent this happening. I would make that your US priority, with Russian help through Iraq.
    Good luck.



  • @wittmann:

    Russia gets a 3NO bonus for any Axis friendly or Axis territory. Iraq is the closest to you, but there are lots more after that. You will need the revenue to survive .Russia  can lose the North, but must not lose the South.
    You must also fight for all your territories. You cannot let the Axis march into any empty ones.

    I just landed 3 Transports with 2 Destroyers with them in N.A.

    Oh ok, thank you for the suggestion for Russia going to Iraq



  • @osu888:

    @ghr2:

    Calcutta seems safe for now according to the pics.  So i advise the US to spend a good amout more in the atlantic.  Remember, surface ships can block a transport from picking up units from a coastal territory if they did not start in that seazone.  basically, if u had at least a dd in 110, and italy could not kill it, u prevent germany from bringing the holland guys to uk.  I would say try to hold london if at all possible, else try to counter his fleet.  If you cant do that, give the US time to build up and take it back later.  Russia should be on the german border right now and rdy to move in the middle east towards iraq.

    1. Couldn’t German planes just take out the Destroyer?

    2. You mean on the frontlines ready to move into Germany? And why move to Iraq?

    Yes I do mean frontlines, german planes cant kill it before their turn unless it was with a naval battle or amph assault.  Basically, this prevents germany from pickign up the holland guys since all his trannys were in 111.



  • @osu888:

    @wittmann:

    Russia gets a 3NO bonus for any Axis friendly or Axis territory. Iraq is the closest to you, but there are lots more after that. You will need the revenue to survive .Russia  can lose the North, but must not lose the South.
    You must also fight for all your territories. You cannot let the Axis march into any empty ones.

    I just landed 3 Transports with 2 Destroyers with them in N.A.

    Oh ok, thank you for the suggestion for Russia going to Iraq

    You might need more navy to protects those trannys, 2 dds are hardly enough to survive the axis airpower.



  • @ghr2:

    @osu888:

    @ghr2:

    Calcutta seems safe for now according to the pics.  So i advise the US to spend a good amout more in the atlantic.  Remember, surface ships can block a transport from picking up units from a coastal territory if they did not start in that seazone.  basically, if u had at least a dd in 110, and italy could not kill it, u prevent germany from bringing the holland guys to uk.  I would say try to hold london if at all possible, else try to counter his fleet.  If you cant do that, give the US time to build up and take it back later.  Russia should be on the german border right now and rdy to move in the middle east towards iraq.

    1. Couldn’t German planes just take out the Destroyer?

    2. You mean on the frontlines ready to move into Germany? And why move to Iraq?

    Yes I do mean frontlines, german planes cant kill it before their turn unless it was with a naval battle or amph assault.  Basically, this prevents germany from pickign up the holland guys since all his trannys were in 111.

    damn, well germany is first so I prolly missed the boat on moving Russia to frontlines…That Major Industrial he built next to russia is gonnna kill me


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13

    Better start speaking german.



  • haha thannks



  • @osu888:

    @ghr2:

    @osu888:

    @ghr2:

    Calcutta seems safe for now according to the pics.  So i advise the US to spend a good amout more in the atlantic.  Remember, surface ships can block a transport from picking up units from a coastal territory if they did not start in that seazone.  basically, if u had at least a dd in 110, and italy could not kill it, u prevent germany from bringing the holland guys to uk.  I would say try to hold london if at all possible, else try to counter his fleet.  If you cant do that, give the US time to build up and take it back later.  Russia should be on the german border right now and rdy to move in the middle east towards iraq.

    1. Couldn’t German planes just take out the Destroyer?

    2. You mean on the frontlines ready to move into Germany? And why move to Iraq?

    Yes I do mean frontlines, german planes cant kill it before their turn unless it was with a naval battle or amph assault.  Basically, this prevents germany from pickign up the holland guys since all his trannys were in 111.

    damn, well germany is first so I prolly missed the boat on moving Russia to frontlines…That Major Industrial he built next to russia is gonnna kill me

    You might be able to super stack epl, and smash it, dont know forsure, I wish we could of given u advice a lot earlier



  • Well there will be plent of more games to come. We’ve probably put over 30-40 hours into AA the last month (most on 1942)…it’s just 3 of us and we love it. We really wish we could find another person


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    Have you tried looking in the “find players” here or put your location in the “Master find players”?
    I only ever play with one player and only 2 games every 2 months.
    I remember 5 player games at university or having so many who wanted to play that 2 or 3 sat and watched 5 others play!



  • Maybe you could supply us with some more “global” overview. The allies have to coordinate their efforts not just local, but global.

    Now some Questions:
    1. How many japanese grounforces are within the Chinese borders? Is the Chines fighter sitll alive?
    2. Whats the bodycount of USSR pices, able to move to Easten Poland?

    Some suggestions you might think about:
    -Setup the USSR Forces fot a push into the German countries. Currently, it seems Germany is not in the position to defeat the Russian Stack.
    -Destroy as many Japanese Groundforces as possible with China! Are the Japanese planes staged with the 2 Inf. in Shan state or are they located in Siam? If the ground forces are not supported by the Planes, kill em with planes and mobile inf. Without groundforces they cant take any terretory. Cut the supply of further ground forces if possible.

    I think it doesn’t look to bad at the moment. Japan is not in a very good position. Italy semms to be fine, but Germany has not tooo many ground forces left in europe. If you manage to hold London, or can take it back without loosing it immeadietly you can make it.

    good luck



  • It’s too late for it in this game, but as UK i like to take out Tobruk instead of a Taranto (Which feels like suicide to me, esp. with the extra german scrambler). Tobruk can be wiped out and it will cost most of your Suez fleet (CRU to SZ96, might cost the GIB fig as casualty) to Malta and DD to block in SZ99 keeping Cairo relatively safe in turn 1),  the AC can retreat to SZ80 to be joined by ships and air from India (which can strike turn 2), if India also sends 1 TRP and takes Persia, UK has a good set up to take Iraq turn 2 and secure the Middle East and Africa for a while.

    result: (relatively) secured Africa and Mid East
    downside: 1 less fighter to London, italian fleet can survive and join, a weaker Calcutta and less 1 money island

    Also, when germany goes Sealion, it can pay off to buy offensive with Russia instead of retreating and buying infantry.

    Is it Germany’s turn now?



  • As a broader point, I’d posit that it’s almost always better to buy Artillery with the Soviets while not at war rather than all Infantry, regardless of whether Germany is doing a G3 Sealion or just posturing that he could. The difference in the # of pips you roll on defense between a buy of 12I and 8I and 3 Arty is only 1. But the difference in the # of pips you roll on attack is 5.

    Every turn you can slow Germany’s advance increases the Allies’ chances of winning.

    If you can make him wait for one turn because he doesn’t have the horses to yet hold a piece of real estate standing next to your stack while staring across the lines at 16-20 Artillery is good for you. If you can also strafe him of his infantry, trading your infantry and keeping all of your artillery, tanks, and planes intact, then you retreat into your advancing Infantry reinforcements that are 1 spot away – he either has to attack with less fodder or wait for his reinforcements (which take longer to get to him). The only way to take advantage of your logisitical position is to make it matter – make him need reinforcements or risk his pricey pieces in a battle that suddenly has a lot less room for error (or chance).



  • @special:

    It’s too late for it in this game, but as UK i like to take out Tobruk instead of a Taranto (Which feels like suicide to me, esp. with the extra german scrambler). Tobruk can be wiped out and it will cost most of your Suez fleet (CRU to SZ96, might cost the GIB fig as casualty) to Malta and DD to block in SZ99 keeping Cairo relatively safe in turn 1),  the AC can retreat to SZ80 to be joined by ships and air from India (which can strike turn 2), if India also sends 1 TRP and takes Persia, UK has a good set up to take Iraq turn 2 and secure the Middle East and Africa for a while.

    result: (relatively) secured Africa and Mid East
    downside: 1 less fighter to London, italian fleet can survive and join, a weaker Calcutta and less 1 money island

    Also, when germany goes Sealion, it can pay off to buy offensive with Russia instead of retreating and buying infantry.

    Yes, its Germany’s turn
    Is it Germany’s turn now?



  • Russians are boring to play.  You just count up the German Armor, divide them by two.  Count up the Art/Inf/Mech and divide by three.

    IF you have enough Infantry to sustain a round of combat without losing your 2 Ftr/Tac, you counter attack. (Meaning their hit number is equal to or lesser than the Infantry you can bring in)

    If you do not, you take a step back and let the Germans move forward for free.

    You do that each round - making your purchases entirely based on fodder purchases (Inf/Art/Mech) to allow your Aircraft to keep jousting in and hitting a few of the German fodder units.

    Your BEST opportunity is generally the first round the Germans advance into East Poland.  After that the stack gets bigger and you generally have to locate the breakoff stacks and try to chip away at those fodder units - because ALL those German units will be going into Moscow at once making it irrelevant if you’re hitting the big stack or the smaller ones.  At the beginning they are likely all on one stack - making the target simpler to choose.

    Sometimes the risk of an Armor or Artillery in those jousts can make a nice dent, but realize you’re likely losing them the next round to the German advance, so if trading 10 IPC of units gets 3 Infantry, you’re winning due to the lack of German fodder units once you chew them all up.



  • well I capture Berlin with Russia…I was able to capture the MAJOR complex in Romania and then build some offensive weapons and march into Berlin.

    We are going to play again (same teams) but this time I will play it much smarter with UK using all of your advice


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