I think what I would do is just stack Paris, sink z96, and grab Java and land the ANZAC fighters there. I calculate that Germany would have to use the entire luftwaffe plus all land units in range to take Paris without losing large number of tanks/mechs. I think this is historically fair because stacking Paris would be in the spirit of France being in defensive mode, and let’s just say that in the real war France got diced by the sickle cut. It should have been harder for Germany. So in this scenario the royal navy would be quite safe and without any possibility of sealion they could easily afford to nuke Taranto and build an IC in Egypt right away. Russia gets some breathing room and a strong UK gives USA more room to focus on the Pacific. ANZAC having an extra round of income and $14 for the first couple rounds is a small help too.
2x's the IPC's to start
Has anyone started the game with each country receiving double the amount of IPC’s they normally would receive? More income to start = more sculpts on the board, and we all know it’s more fun with more pieces on the board. Thoughts?
I used to do this with the old classic aa back in the 90s, always fun to have more pieces on the board, i haven’t tried it with any of the newer games, certainly change up the starting scenario……
I’m not sure this is a good idea. If Germany plays it right and captures Paris and Normandy (+6) and Paris’ doubled bank (38IPC’s) you looking at Germany spending 80 - 90 IPC’s on round two. OUCH!
Classic was ripe for modification. One thing we did was double income but we also had restricted first round where you could NCM as well as build etc. You just couldn’t make combat moves. One fun rule was to allow players to scrap units for IPCs during the purchase phase.
The biggest thing I enjoy modding the game. So I think giving your ideas a go makes for better replayability.
Last ftf game I played was 42 1.0. The sub rules were confusing some of my opponent and we agreed to just play them like regular naval units. The game went more smoothly. I don’t suggest this for everyone or every game. However any more these days A&A doesn’t come off the shelf often as my games group is very diverse and has a wides variety of gaming tastes.
Typing from a smartphone is the best way to respond LOL! So sorry for the typos and grammar.
Anyways Hotspurs. I really encourage you and others to play around with the game.