• 2021 2020 '18 '17

    well im calling it 42.3 because I’ll be playing it in tournaments and it is going to be an official patch once Smorey takes it on, which I predict will be in time for Gencon.  Whether they reprint this game isn’t my concern since I can integrate any patch with ease unless they bring in the konigstiger…

    Because he opened the discussion after much thoughtful comment from GSmorey about how many problems this edition has, and though LH laid out the possibility of some user input, he formulated his proposed, partial patch within 24 hours of beginning this discussion.

    I don’t think he cares much for Tripple A or necessarily knows what that is.  The community supposedly would have some input, but Argothair and I both submitted comments which he didn’t approve as moderator so they didn’t even go online…he has his own idea about what is broken and what can be fixed.  Black Elk Maphead Argo and I all threw in our 2 cents but the proposed patch is live…

  • '17 '16

    @taamvan:

    well im calling it 42.3 because I’ll be playing it in tournaments and it is going to be an official patch once Smorey takes it on, which I predict will be in time for Gencon.   Whether they reprint this game isn’t my concern since I can integrate any patch with ease unless they bring in the konigstiger…

    Because he opened the discussion after much thoughtful comment from GSmorey about how many problems this edition has, and though LH laid out the possibility of some user input, he formulated his proposed, partial patch within 24 hours of beginning this discussion.

    I don’t think he cares much for Tripple A or necessarily knows what that is.   The community supposedly would have some input, but Argothair and I both submitted comments which he didn’t approve as moderator so they didn’t even go online…he has his own idea about what is broken and what can be fixed.   Black Elk Maphead Argo and I all threw in our 2 cents but the proposed patch is live…

    Do you meant your post and Argo’s do not appear on the thread?

    I still think it is misleading, but anyway there won’t be any third edition within a few years.
    Other suggestion: 1942.2 LHTR, 1942.2 LHTSU (SU for set-up) or even 1942.2 Revisited, maybe.

    I know it is shorter to write 1942.3…
    🙂

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16

    Yeah, we both wrote in, but he either didn’t bother to check his queue, or he saw it and didn’t care. Larry can of course run his blog however he likes, but asking for feedback and then completely ignoring it is not a good way to get people to try your new rules! I do not think I will be playing much 1942.3. I would much rather play 1942.2 A0! I’m glad I am not a tournament player, so that I won’t be forced to out up with Larry Harris’s silly and uninspiring fixed bid!

  • '17 '16

    @Argothair:

    Yeah, we both wrote in, but he either didn’t bother to check his queue, or he saw it and didn’t care. Larry can of course run his blog however he likes, but asking for feedback and then completely ignoring it is not a good way to get people to try your new rules! I do not think I will be playing much 1942.3. I would much rather play 1942.2 A0! I’m glad I am not a tournament player, so that I won’t be forced to out up with Larry Harris’s silly and uninspiring fixed bid!

    This is why I saw Black Elk comment but not yours?
    Larry got a filter on this thread?

    I can say that Triple A is quite interesting tools to make at least initial combat balance around given odds you want. Placing all units in the calc and read % and avg number of surviving units. Also, being able to save a given combat moves, you can try different combinations so you can see if some aberrations happens.

    At first, I wonder why Larry did not simply add units to UK fleet in ATO.
    Why removing German Subs which gives one of the few occasions to generate a more epic initial Battle of Atlantic, assuming after, Germany will only purchase ground units and planes?


  • This is roughly my idea.

    +2 infantery in India
    +2 infantery in Egypt
    Remove Japan´s destroyer (or transport) in SZ 61
    Move US cruiser from SZ 19 to SZ 11.

    Thoughts?

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Hi Simon.
    I would rather see the Japanese Battleship off East Indies swapped for a
    Cruiser, but  would be happy with adding just one Inf in Egypt. (Yes, to
    Two extra in India though.) Japan is the problem, more than Germany, I believe.
    The German Bomber can go to the Ukraine too, but the Germans can keep both Subs in SZ9, this way.
    Were you suggesting leaving both German Subs and the Bomber where they begin OOB?


  • I play this game somewhat regularly with a friend. We have been using a steadily increasing starting bid for the allies. In the last game, it was 18. I played as Allies and bought 3 subs for the UK, one placed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt, one off India and one off south Australia. The sub off Egypt deterred a German R1 attack of Egypt or Trans-Jordan, and the German player responded to it by placing a carrier and destroyer in the Mediterranean to join the battleship and transport. I then used the two other subs together with the UK Indian and Australian fleets to sink the Japanese fleet in SZ37. The UK won that battle with a carrier and one fighter surviving.

    I won the game, going full Pacific with the US. The US was able to take the money islands and build factories on them. The UK held India and Africa for the whole game. Russia was able to hang on. I believe Russia was able to hang on because Germany spent a lot on navy and yet never took Africa or accomplished anything else with it. The UK eventually sunk it with fighters. The Axis surrendered when UK built an Atlantic fleet that was unchallenged by either the kriegsmarine or luftwaffe. Meanwhile, the US had the edge on Japan.

    That will continue to be my Allied strategy. However, I think the Axis may still have won had Germany built only land and air units. Also, Japan erred by failing to take out the surviving UK AC and fighter after the round 1 attack against sz 37. That UK fleet did wonders to maintain Africa and project force in Asia.

  • 2020 '18 '16 '13 '12

    My house rule is just:

    • Add 1 Russian Bomber to Moscow
    • Bosphorus/Dardanelles closed.

    The Russian bomber can participate in either theater. But doesn’t swing any battles really decisively. Every country gets a bomber.

    The allies are just harder to play. In every version. You need to combine the use of your forces well, especially in the Pacific. Most players throw away the British fleet in the Pacific. If you plan your moves well, Japan is shockingly easy to bring down.

    In a straight bid, I’ll take the Allies with 3 - 1 inf in Egy. I’ve heard this “Allies can’t win” whine with every version since Revised. But I just don’t buy it.

    I’d love to see some of these games where the allies get 12 ipcs and still lose consistently. My guess is that the American’s are not being decisive enough (committing to one theater) and the Russian’s aren’t aggressive.

    I guess I could put my money where my mouth is and play some triple A. “If there were world enough and time…”

  • TripleA

    What is a standard bid?

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