I strongly believe the US should not collect income until attacked and am happy with their set up in a3. Once attacked, or T3, they should get a massive bonus, either a one off, or perhaps simply doubling the A3 revisions would suffice.
I should clarify n correct my past comments re how the bid is used in tournaments; In tournaments; you can only buy units with the bid. You cannot buy bases or factories (right away), and you cant save money.
However, at Gencon/Origins/Smorey Swamp TN, you can put all the units in one square. This apparently didn’t come up in the earlier tournament in 2016, but no-one there objected to putting the higher bids all in one square in 2017, which is not really a problem in most editions but it adds some choices when the bid is higher.
42.2 average bids 7-12 to Allies
G42 average bids 0 to either
Classic automatic bid of 9 to Axis
G40 no tourney bid that I know of but bids average 8-20 in league
Since the bid is a house rule, you can apply it however you like. The bid should be a game changer. The bids that place a fighter into the German open or a sub (or 2) into Taranto change the game and change blowout battles into more equal contests.
Lol i did that once in a online game and when he saw it ( after germany and russia ) my opponent insisted that it was against the rules.
But then again he did not sepecify it should all be in 1 area and did not complain when i did it. 4 inf in yunnan is kinda fun
Russia building a massive airforce then sinking the home fleet of Japan(mostly) allowing the USA to pretty much walk into the Japan and take it. Btw…Russia didn’t share this plan with the other allies they just did it lol.
What stops US or UK placing 4-5 fighters in Gibraltar. Each would roll a 2 vs a 1 the escorting fighters if any(lack range i think) might get. Each Bombing raid would cost the attacker 1-2 bombers from defending fighters before you roll AA.
Screw doing a bid.
Do a lottery, shake up all the roundels in your hand, and hand them out randomly.
If people want to trade, let them. If not, forget it, and play.
Adding up to 120 in IPC’s to the game board, is NOT how to play Axis and Allies.