Now I had all those infantry, artillery and tanks stuck in Morocco with no way to get anywhere important.
That’s why I always land in Gibraltar. It’s rare that something horrible happens, but when it does… Spain is always an option. Get with the UK player who can hopefully take on Turkey. Not the prettiest course of action, but sometimes you have to make hard decisions, and getting an Allied foothold in Spain isn’t the worst you can do.
Hmmm…interesting choice. Early on in playing Global, we had 3 different games where the Axis attacked strict neutrals. In fact, we even adopted a house rule using Neutral Blocks so only certain strict neutrals would be affected – Europe, S America, Africa, Middle-East, Mongolia. So if say Sweeden was taken by Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Portugal would go Pro-Allied but Argentina would still be strict neutral. I know some people put Turkey in the Europe block, but we decided to put it in the Middle East block.
We have NEVER had the Allies attack a strict neutral. For one thing, they are usually too busy fighting the Axis to expend resources fighting a neutral. Plus they don’t want to give the Axis any free infantry and territories by turning the other stricts into Pro-Axis, even if it’s just in that block. Also, I guess we just kind of have the mindset that the Allies are the good guys and having them violate a country’s neutrality just doesn’t feel right.
In most of our games, we have played with the strict neutrals basically off limits, both by the Axis and the Allies. Perhaps we should re-think our strategies and start involving the neutrals more in our games.
Thanks for the feedback guys! Very thought out reply TheMethuselah, that helps, thanks. I was thinking that 8 Mechanized Infantry might be enough and that some might only use two, so I was surprised to see that 12 can be used by many of the major powers. Are you sure that there could be 12 different Mechanized Infantry on 12 different territories? I could see that if Russia was attacking Japanese forces in Asia by land or vice versa. I was also surprised to see 6 additional fighters for Italy, which would make 8 total. I had thought that 4 might do it, so I really appreciate your input. If anyone has a different experience, I’d love to hear from a variety of people, since I never know who I might be playing with and what units might be realistically used with the various strategies out there.
I imagine my mental estimate for fighters and bombers of other countries is off as well. Do you have an aircraft estimate for some (or all) of the other countries?
Right now I just have some sub par quality photos of the Europe pieces, but maybe I can post those some time; the IJN probably is my best work, but I don’t have any good photos right now. If I have free time I should be painting rather than setting up a photo shoot. I’ll plan to post a link here if I end up posting them. Thanks for the interest.