League General Discussion Thread

  • '19 '17

    @trulpen said in League General Discussion Thread:

    @adam514 said in League General Discussion Thread:

    I don’t think it’s in Japan’s best interest to go for Anzac if it’s appropriately defended, they’d need to trade basically everywhere else to take out Anzac. It’s a bit like Germany always being able to get decent odds on UK if they max it, but it’s a losing move since it leaves them too weak to stand up to Russia.

    With “early game” I didn’t actually mean off the bat, but after the DEI has been secured.

    I might very well have messed it up, but in the game that was given as reference, I couldn’t see how Australia could be appropriately defended. I did push the fleet there, but had to scurry away. I did have air available for defense and had built land-units, but it wasn’t even close to be able to hold off the japanese.

    The main point is that I could not hold both Queensland and Sydney, but had to take priority to the latter. Queensland fell and couldn’t be taken back because of the carrier-scramble. Next turn Sydney was complete toast, which is then further supported by the ab in Queensland.

    Admittedly, there was an Axis+12 bid on the table. Anyway, if you have the time, please investigate the aforementioned situation. It’s located here.

    Anzac does need those 3 fighters to defend and counterattack more in PTV than in BM. India also sent away all its airforce, allowing Japan to take the islands with minimal escort while using its fleet to keep the US fleet away. The US also lost more planes than Japan in the Solomon scramble. If you don’t scramble and you have a few reinforcements in Hawaii at the start of turn 4, Japan would not have been able to stack sz55 (Queensland). It does look like Euro-Axis went navy, so maybe you thought your priority was to deal with that.


  • I guess there’s an easy solution then and I simply screwed up. I’m not a very strong player with the Allies.

  • 2022 '15 '11 '10 Official Q&A Moderator

    Guys, I’m thinking about resigning as league moderator and scoreboard operator. I don’t want to leave you in the middle of a year so intend to finish this year out and set up playoffs and everything, but maybe somebody should come alongside me and learn some of the ropes, or maybe you guys have an idea of another direction to take all this.

    Contributing to this decision is that I did have my first manic and depressive episodes this year since 2005 (still pretty depressed - trying to get the right meds) but I wanted to get out anyway, since I haven’t found the time to play any league games myself.

    I intend to help make a smooth transition if someone else is eager to moderate and score games (maybe a team) - I’d been doing everything with no partner for years now (Although having a partner can mean more work if they have differing ideas than you)

    Please think about it - sorry - I guess this day had to come sooner or later. Thanks for understanding

    Gamer

  • '19 '17 '16

    @gamerman01 Thanks for all your efforts over the years.


  • @gamerman01 you have been a sensational moderator, gamerman. Really appreciate the time and work you put into keeping the League going.

  • 2022 2021 '20 '19 '18 '16 '15

    @gamerman01 said in League General Discussion Thread:

    Guys, I’m thinking about resigning as league moderator and scoreboard operator. I don’t want to leave you in the middle of a year so intend to finish this year out and set up playoffs and everything, but maybe somebody should come alongside me and learn some of the ropes, or maybe you guys have an idea of another direction to take all this.

    Contributing to this decision is that I did have my first manic and depressive episodes this year since 2005 (still pretty depressed - trying to get the right meds) but I wanted to get out anyway, since I haven’t found the time to play any league games myself.

    I intend to help make a smooth transition if someone else is eager to moderate and score games (maybe a team) - I’d been doing everything with no partner for years now (Although having a partner can mean more work if they have differing ideas than you)

    Please think about it - sorry - I guess this day had to come sooner or later. Thanks for understanding

    Gamer

    gamer, you have been nothing short of amazing all these years, and you’ve put up with sometimes a very tough crowd. we’ll definitely be missing you as moderator, but hopefully we will have you back as a casual player one day once difficulties clear up for you. I will pray for your complete recovery, and please don’t hesitate to message me in here ANY time for anything you need, even if it’s just for a chat because you’re bored or whatever.

  • 2022 2021 '20 '19 '18 '16 '15 '14 '13

    @gamerman01

    Thank you for yeoman’s service all these many years.


  • @gamerman01

    Hope you get better and thank you for all your efforts.

  • 2022 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '12

    @gamerman01

    sorry to hear that… passing of the guard!

  • 2022 2021 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10

    @gamerman01 said in League General Discussion Thread:

    Guys, I’m thinking about resigning as league moderator and scoreboard operator. I don’t want to leave you in the middle of a year so intend to finish this year out and set up playoffs and everything, but maybe somebody should come alongside me and learn some of the ropes, or maybe you guys have an idea of another direction to take all this.

    Contributing to this decision is that I did have my first manic and depressive episodes this year since 2005 (still pretty depressed - trying to get the right meds) but I wanted to get out anyway, since I haven’t found the time to play any league games myself.

    I intend to help make a smooth transition if someone else is eager to moderate and score games (maybe a team) - I’d been doing everything with no partner for years now (Although having a partner can mean more work if they have differing ideas than you)

    Please think about it - sorry - I guess this day had to come sooner or later. Thanks for understanding

    Gamer

    I remember the day you took the reigns, our league benefited greatly from it, and in numerous ways! Your leadership will be greatly missed but I hope we may someday play a game again. Thank you for everything and take care my friend.

  • 2022 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '12

    @gamerman01 said in League General Discussion Thread:

    Guys, I’m thinking about resigning as league moderator and scoreboard operator. I don’t want to leave you in the middle of a year so intend to finish this year out and set up playoffs and everything, but maybe somebody should come alongside me and learn some of the ropes, or maybe you guys have an idea of another direction to take all this.

    Contributing to this decision is that I did have my first manic and depressive episodes this year since 2005 (still pretty depressed - trying to get the right meds) but I wanted to get out anyway, since I haven’t found the time to play any league games myself.

    I intend to help make a smooth transition if someone else is eager to moderate and score games (maybe a team) - I’d been doing everything with no partner for years now (Although having a partner can mean more work if they have differing ideas than you)

    Please think about it - sorry - I guess this day had to come sooner or later. Thanks for understanding

    Gamer

    The giants pass on…

    I still remember the first G40 game I beat Gamerman, only then to lose 2 subsequent games to him… Highlight of my A&A game career! LOL! Gamerman and Boldfresh will always be A&A Titans in my book…

  • 2022

    @gamerman01 thank you! I have been around a very short time compared to some of the players here, but it’s easy to see your contributions and how you are regarded by those players who know you better. Life always has to take precedence so I wish you all the best and hope things work out. Hope to see you back one day.

    Warm regards Peter

  • Moderator 2022 2021 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    @gamerman01 you have been a great representative of this forum and what you have done for the League is immense. You can’t be thanked enough .
    We will miss you, but totally understand .
    Keep well, my friend.

  • '15 '14

    I am very sorry to hear that but I, of course, totally understand.

    I can’t say it any better than Witt, so I just quote and second him.

    @witt said in League General Discussion Thread:

    @gamerman01 you have been a great representative of this forum and what you have done for the League is immense. You can’t be thanked enough .
    We will miss you, but totally understand .
    Keep well, my friend.

  • 2022 2021 '20 '19 '18 '17

    @gamerman01 sorry to lose you as a moderator and thanks for all your efforts. Its been really appreciated! I hope everything works out and I looking forward to a future game.

  • 2022 '16

    Just a quick rules check please. At the start of the US turn they have a transport already loaded with 1 inf and 1 AA gun. #1) Can they do an amphibious assault and only unload the inf? #2) If a cruiser unloads a marine to Korea for an amphibious assault and the cruiser is killed by a Kamikaze does the marine die as well?


  • @majikforce said in League General Discussion Thread:

    Just a quick rules check please. At the start of the US turn they have a transport already loaded with 1 inf and 1 AA gun. #1) Can they do an amphibious assault and only unload the inf? #2) If a cruiser unloads a marine to Korea for an amphibious assault and the cruiser is killed by a Kamikaze does the marine die as well?

    #1 Yes

    #2 Yes

  • '19 '17 '16

    Trulpen is right but I believe Triple-A gets point #2 wrong.

  • 2022 '16

    @simon33 @trulpen Thanks fellas.

  • 2022 2021 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16

    @gamerman01 said in League General Discussion Thread:

    Guys, I’m thinking about resigning as league moderator and scoreboard operator. I don’t want to leave you in the middle of a year so intend to finish this year out and set up playoffs and everything, but maybe somebody should come alongside me and learn some of the ropes, or maybe you guys have an idea of another direction to take all this.

    Contributing to this decision is that I did have my first manic and depressive episodes this year since 2005 (still pretty depressed - trying to get the right meds) but I wanted to get out anyway, since I haven’t found the time to play any league games myself.

    I intend to help make a smooth transition if someone else is eager to moderate and score games (maybe a team) - I’d been doing everything with no partner for years now (Although having a partner can mean more work if they have differing ideas than you)

    Please think about it - sorry - I guess this day had to come sooner or later. Thanks for understanding

    Gamer

    All I have to say to this is, that I am not a Big fan of this.
    I totally understand your situation (been there). But I really hate the situation itself that you are leaving and would rather have you stay and doing the Mod and the League Ref. stuff.

    All I can say is, there will be better days and sometimes not. Just try to keep reminding yourself on the good things in Life.

    All I want to say is, take good care Brother in triple a Arms, get Free soon and that you will come back. Here is allways an open Ear,open Arms and Peoples who will help you!


  • I need a rule clarification due to a question someone brought up in a pickup game:

    If USA is not at war with Germany or Italy, USA may only move its units to sea zones touching USA territories and also Sea Zone 102.

    If USA is not at war with Japan, USA may not move its units into sea zones touching Japanese controlled territories.

    Do these rules apply for both oceans or just atlantic for rule 1 and pacific for rule 2?

    just asking because people move dest/sub off anzac coast us1, which would seem to violate rule1 in pac

    Might be house rules but some players are strict

  • 2022 '16

    @aagamerz13 said in League General Discussion Thread

    just atlantic for rule 1 and pacific for rule 2

    I’m not a rules official but the rules are different for the US in each ocean.

  • '19 '17 '16

    From p37, Eur rules:
    "While not at war with Germany or Italy, the United States may end the movement of its sea units on the
    Europe map only
    in sea zones that are adjacent to U.S. territories, with one exception: U.S. warships (not transports)
    may also conduct long-range patrols into sea zone 102.


  • @simon33 ok thanks


  • @aagamerz13 there is another tricky rule that needs clearing up. If a player wants to strafe an island with planes that will have one movement point left after the attack, where the island is surrounded by a huge enemy navy, and where they want to land on carriers, with dice, the player has to just send one unit with an attack value to the surrounding navy to attack it even if the odds are low. For example, attacking 15 battleships with a sub gives a small but nonzero chance to clear the enemy fleet so the planes can strafe the island and plan to land on a carrier.

    The issue is with lowluck on. If the fleet has at least 2 batts, or any combo of 2 ship hitpoints and at least 6 attack against sub, and a sub attacks, it is guaranteed to lose without clearing the zone.

    So, do the guaranteed hits of low luck not change the equation of whether it’s possible to clear the fleet, or do we assume the fleet is unclearable and only planes that can land elsewhere can strafe?

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