Worst Rule Distortions and Misinterpretations



  • @Baron:

    The simpler I got in that direction was to create a Fg Cost 7 with Attack @2 and Defense @2, which target air first.
    Allowing TcB Cost 8 Attack @3 Defense @2 to target any ground units.

    Fighters work very well if you start rolling planes first.
    Adding TcB targeting is manageable too.
    Combining both need a bit more focus when rolling dice. It slow things a little.

    But now, that I read that TcBs as an Anti-Tank weapon was more a myth than reality, I would keep only Fighter as a targeting unit.
    And it is within A&A game mechanisms if you look at 1914 planes.

    Of all the house rules I’ve read on the different forums, this idea of a cheaper, less powerful fighter that targets air units intrigues me the most.  The TcB idea would seem to lend itself more toward naval battles with a division between fighters and dive bombers/torpedo planes, in which case targeting of naval units would make perfect sense.



  • I tell people to picture land units a battalion size, aircraft as a wing, and naval as itself meaning 1 for 1.


  • 2017 '16

    @Caesar:

    I tell people to picture land units a battalion size, aircraft as a wing, and naval as itself meaning 1 for 1.

    Nice distortion.  🙂

    But can it lead to misinterpretations?


  • 2017 '16

    @Staples:

    @Baron:

    The simpler I got in that direction was to create a Fg Cost 7 with Attack @2 and Defense @2, which target air first.
    Allowing TcB Cost 8 Attack @3 Defense @2 to target any ground units.

    Fighters work very well if you start rolling planes first.
    Adding TcB targeting is manageable too.
    Combining both need a bit more focus when rolling dice. It slow things a little.

    But now, that I read that TcBs as an Anti-Tank weapon was more a myth than reality, I would keep only Fighter as a targeting unit.
    And it is within A&A game mechanisms if you look at 1914 planes.

    Of all the house rules I’ve read on the different forums, this idea of a cheaper, less powerful fighter that targets air units intrigues me the most.  The TcB idea would seem to lend itself more toward naval battles with a division between fighters and dive bombers/torpedo planes, in which case targeting of naval units would make perfect sense.

    When I played, Destroyer at 8 IPCs were less use as fodder compared to Fighter at 7 IPCs.
    Usually, I found that loosing planes before boats was a better depiction than the actual OOB where Fighters D@4 remain in SZ while all Carriers has been sunk because of their poor defense @2.

    A Carrier at 16 IPCs defending @2 was kept last compared to a Fg Defending @2 for 7 IPCs.
    The other difference to make it works correctly in Naval Operation is to make Carriers able to hold 3 planes.
    You can use TcB A2-3 (A3 with Tank or Fg) D2 C7 or C8, it works. (But you have to adjust your setup 2 OOBs Fgs gives 3 weaker Fgs.)



  • @Baron:

    @Caesar:

    I tell people to picture land units a battalion size, aircraft as a wing, and naval as itself meaning 1 for 1.

    Nice distortion.  🙂

    But can it lead to misinterpretations?

    I just tell them that because of logic issues like how in the hell can an infantry shoot down a bomber? You have to use some imagination with the game. Unless you do exactly what I wanted to do make units have strength and weakness because if I had my way, infantry cannot shoot at aircraft.



  • @Der:

    @Caesar:

    I honestly wanted to add a very complex rule where certain units do better against others but it forces the attacker to actually assign attacks during combat. It will slow the game down but make it interesting. For example. Fighters do 4 against other fighters, 5 against bombers, 3 against tanks, 2 against infantry, and 1 against any naval unit.

    Yeah I tried something like that once but the battle board ended up looking so complicated I was scared away from it.

    Yeah, you would have to come up with a whole new battle board but that also means that attack would end up picking what gets destroyed instead of the defense doing that.


  • 2018 2017

    You guys would probably really like the OOP, Guadalcanal edition, as you roll from a battle box and match your dice to specific casualty types.



  • Sure but I refer WWII has a whole vs a single battle.


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