Haaahaha! I feel your pain, FMG. The second I bought Guadalcanal, I was so psyched to make my opponent’s IPC’s deteriorate via bombing raids, and swarm em with fighters. And then I opened up the box and went “WTF!?”.
I, too, am a bit unappealed by the rules. What we did was put a certain amount of chips on each island, gave it an IPC value, and put a production factory on our “base islands”. This made for an exciting naval minimap. I haven’t gotten to play a lot of navy-heavy games, usually my 1942 games just end up with British bombardment and amphibious assault on Berlin, and the US navy buildup with the subsequent bulldozing of the Japanese.
So, theres my suggestion for you, FMG. I look forward to your custom A&A molds. I’m DEFINITELY buying an italy set once I get my paycheck, and of course, once it’s released =D
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I watched the video after I posted (dumb of me), and noticed the new cities, new islands in the pacific, etc.
I wasn’t too worried about the terrain features, if that was the only change. I could find some other way to represent jungle, dessert, tundra, etc. with my current map. But sounds like that won’t work.
Not going to lie, that’s highly disappointing. Really disappointing that they’d do that to your customers who already shelled out $150.00+ for the current map, just to make a new one making this obsolete. You essentially HAVE to buy the new one in order to get the rule fixes (which are desperately needed), otherwise they would not make sense with the old map, or would have to be further modified/house ruled by individual owners. Just upsetting, because we don’t all have $150.00 to throw around every 2 years when they decide to update the map.
I really appreciate your You Tube videos. Global War 36 can seem intimidating to those of us who don’t have the time to thoroughly research it. I barely have time for a couple of G40 games a year. It’s very helpful to learn from your mistakes and it’s refreshing to see you so upfront about those. Please keep up the fantastic work.
Your videos also helped in my education of GW36. I look forward to more content from your channel.
I have been slowly building up to play GW36, and recently finally got a map from HBG. Both of you will be responsible for starting with a greater understanding of the game and will have saved countless hours of my time having to figure it out.
omg, seriously, let me tell you, from my own experience, that a 2 IC build for the british is suicide against a good Axis player. Period.
dizzkneeland33, if this is your view on The_Good_Captain’s 2 IC strategy for UK, then just play him as the Axis and prove it. I would love to hear about the results. Classic rules with Russia Restricted and he agrees to play the 2 IC strategy. It sounds like you both believe you would be at an advantage in this setup, so what’s preventing you from playing?