A&APlayer - that would be awesome! (PBEM) I am very interested. Thank you for such wonderful insight as well!
After playing a few more times, we have seen Axis 3 wins Allies 3 Wins…lol…
I think being the allies is soooooooooooo much harder simply because of execution. It’s easy to SAY what to do and KNOW what to do…but man, with 3 people all needing to work 100% in sync and not much room for error; that is easier said than done.
That being said, I have now seen Japan play VERY good games, but because of a misplayed Germany, the axis still fall. Kinda stinks for Japan…that they can play near flawless but if Germany collapses or plays bad, it won’t even matter. Lol.
The allies have several advantages over the axis countries, but you hit the nail on the head . . . they have to mesh well together in order to win. And that seems to be a major hurdle for Japan. It’s very rare to see a Pacific win for the axis. I don’t know how much of it’s because the allies usually target Japan first or because there’s just a natural plateau once they get too spread out.
Usually it’s either both axis sides are rocking early and the allies surrender in the first couple of rounds or Germany is the one that gets the win. Japan just seems to reach that point where they just can’t quite get there. Too easy for the allies to stop Japan, even if India falls. A strong Japan might not win the game, but they can do wonders for taking the heat off Germany.
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So you are suggesting that the British player loses his capital so that he can sink the German navy? Seems kind of far fetched to me. Yeah, I guess if the German navy were taken out, it would help the US Navy later on and they could liberate London possibly. In the mean time, Germany got to plunder the British treasury and run hog wild on Russia while Italy gets strong in the Med and Africa since the UK can no longer replace their losses there. I suppose India could send stuff over to face Italy, but what if they are being pressured by Japan?
Yes, but Germany spent 2 rounds of income on a fleet so they essentially lose their ground units, probably some air units, the French treasury and whatever ground they have left would be sitting on London, assuming this worked/works.
So what’s holding back the Russians at that point? They can DOW the round London falls. (great, now I have that Fergie song in my head! Bastages!!!)
I am in the middle of game, round 4 America’s turn. I took several pictures of the board that I could email you if you would like. I could then give you the exact chip stacks around Russia since it is kind of hard to tell. The situation is Germany has taken and hold Ukraine with about 15 inf, 2 art, 8 mech, 7 tanks. Russia has 17 inf in Bryansk with more in Russia. The Luftwaf is all but gone, Italy is almost totally out of Africa and only has 1 trans and 1 DD on the board. Japan has wiped out China and is poised to enter Russia, Russia inf are in Manchuria and there are 22 Brit inf in India with 2 art. America has a small naval off Gibraltor and a large navy off the coast of Caroline islands (controlled by Japan) opposite the IJN in the Phillipeans SZ.
If you are interested shoot me an email, but I couldn’t get them to you until Sunday, since I am leaving town for the rest of the week.
Although I would never “discount” an allied bomber strategy (I like it!) I would be wary…
Any of these “just build ALL this” strategies, are always susceptible to counter.
I would opt to do something like “Build atleast 2 bombers a turn + whatever else” trend. That should give you a bit of everything you need. OR build bombers for the European campaign/Ships for the pacific, or whatever else works.
It is amazing you ever doubt me with how often we agree with each other, Gargantua.
He has a reputation to protect.
Then he should NEVER doubt me!
Thanks for the debate and the clarification, gentlemen - Krieghund especially. No intentional overbuying, then. Vanished are my hopes to have a somewhat evil rule exploit named after me….
Keep trying, you may get there someday!