Also as a side note. Sitting there using a calculator defeats the purpose of playing a game. It’s a matter of your skill and ability to size up a battle. Not using a computer to play in place of yourself. I won’t stop someone from using a calculator…but they have 20 minutes. Use it wisely.
I normaly actualy use a laptop computer iso a calculator. But that is just for the buying part.
That way i can buy most of my countries in advance while the other player plans his combat moves and i can quickly modify them and never go over the costs.
Cuts down buying from 5 minutes to about 1 minute.
But how do you handle the big stacks then because counting the units takes up some time. Especialy later in the game stacks can be in the 40ish units
Japan needs to take Hawaii or Sydney to get a VC win, thats all you need to do with the US in the Pacific - stop either of those from happening, spend the rest of your resources sending the US into N.Africa, and once big enough Rome. Italy is going to have to choose between pulling back from taking Egypt or taking the chance the combine UK/US forces take Rome as early as round 5/6
In hind sight, do you think the UK should have attacked the Italians fleet in the same manner, or would you attack the Destroyer and Transport with an all out amphibious assault on Libya or Tobruk?. That way, you could get odds and scramble planes from Malta in a defense effort during an Italy 1 attack.
Yes, I think that moving everything to Malta and then launching an amphibious assault on Torbruk would be the best bet. I think that you either need to put the UK Alexandria/ Egypt forces on the offensive right away or have them fall back… otherwise, I see them getting destroyed on I2 unless you sacrifice the UK fleet and block SZ 98.
If you attacked Tobruk, you could pick up the Inf and Art from Egypt, have the mech (in Egypt) move through Alexandria, and have all of the ground forces in Alexandria join the fight, you would have:
UK: 3 INF, 2 ART, 1 Tank, 1 Tac Bomber, 1 Fighter (if you bring the one from Malta)
Italy: 3 INF, 1 ART, 1 Mech, 1 Tank
can’t italy ravish the british navy then, killing remaining brits in africa later through landings on tobruk, egypt and moving out of uncaptured ethiopia (to iraq?) ?
Yes, but the English can rebuild them very fast while the Italians cannot.
Here is a pic of our last game where I took Spain and Sweden with Germany on Turn2 last weekend. I know its the opposite of what your saying but it can help the axis if done early. Besides anything is possible with dice, lol. Â Italy took out Turkey and Germany took Caucasus on G3. Also got Jet power and built and AB in Spain. Â I switched all of my fighters to 262’s. Wish I had a pic of that but my opponent quit before I had a chance to get a one. Â
I second that. 1942 is the best way to train new players.
I know you want to break out Global but you might scare them away!
If you use that funky little 1942 board then you had better anchor it down or one little bump and what a mess.