How many G40 games have you played?


  • 2015 '14

    2 face2face. About 60-70 online.


  • 2019 2017

    @barnee Very different, so interesting in its own way. Online pushes strategies a lot further.


  • 2019 2017 2016

    I actually find online via the lobby quite similar to face to face. It’s play-by-forum which makes the difference.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

    I have about 15 face to face games, typically against one friend. We play standard G40 2nd ed with NO BID. Whoever loose gets to take the other side next time. We toss inn some beers, wine and other alcoholic beverages to cancel out any need for bids. I havent kept detailed track of it, but its pretty much anyones game and we must be close to 50:50 in win ratios. We also disallow any calculators, so its hard to know if you are 60:40 or 90:10 in big battles

    Forum games are completely different as everyone knows. Both are fun, but in different ways.

    The tripple A lobby is somewhere in between I think


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016

    Arround 140 PBF games and 8-10 online games so far, since 2016.

    Used to play F2F games in the States. Back then we played the '99 Europe Version and the 2001Pacific one though.
    What a blast.

    Now i only play BM and loving it.


  • 2018 2017

    216 Live Games since 2011
    2 D Day
    2 Guadalcanal
    1 Classic
    10 AAZ
    75 42.2-3
    20 AA50
    25 G42
    65 G40
    15 Europe/Pac


  • 2019 2017 2016

    @oysteilo said in How many G40 games have you played?:

    I have about 15 face to face games, typically against one friend. We play standard G40 2nd ed with NO BID. Whoever loose gets to take the other side next time. We toss inn some beers, wine and other alcoholic beverages to cancel out any need for bids. I havent kept detailed track of it, but its pretty much anyones game and we must be close to 50:50 in win ratios. We also disallow any calculators, so its hard to know if you are 60:40 or 90:10 in big battles

    Forum games are completely different as everyone knows. Both are fun, but in different ways.

    The tripple A lobby is somewhere in between I think

    I don’t understand the point of banning calculators. Wouldn’t you just then add up the number of 4s 3s 2s 1s and 0s on a piece of paper? Or do you also disallow pen and paper?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

    @simon33 thats right, no pen and paper!


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    @oysteilo how very medieval!


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @Wittmann said in How many G40 games have you played?:

    @oysteilo how very medieval!

    To go even earlier than the medieval era, I’ve just gotten a mental image of a player using a creative interpretational workaround of the “no calculators and no pen and paper” rule by showing up at the next game with an abacus. Or maybe a slide rule, for a 1940s-style solution.



  • I Think in our group we have done maybe 10 F2F games, usually reserve an entire weekend where we go to a vacation house to be fully focused. We have a steady group of 4 people with a couple drop ins over the last couple of times, it has really spiced the game up.

    Just setting the game up and recapping the rules usually takes 1-2 hours depending on how long time since last and if there is any newcomers.

    We allow battle calcs, but beers usually reduces the need later in the game 🙂



  • I just started playing maybe half a year ago. So ive probably played 10ish games or so


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '12

    FtoF, probably like 60-80ish

    On triple a on the league, like 400.

    I guess I could go count them up… 🤔


  • 2018 2017

    @simon33 calculators are for noobs. Its a waste of time and it diminishes the value of the skill you gain over time. I’m not interested in people squirming around on their phone when they should know exactly what ## of units to bring to each battle–if they cant call it by sight they need to play more.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

    @taamvan said in How many G40 games have you played?:

    @simon33 calculators are for noobs. Its a waste of time and it diminishes the value of the skill you gain over time. I’m not interested in people squirming around on their phone when they should know exactly what ## of units to bring to each battle–if they cant call it by sight they need to play more.

    In face to face games detailed calculations of all and everything is just annoying and no fun. You need to get a rough estimate by looking at the situation and just decide to go for it or not. Simple as that and it is just a game!


  • 2019 2017 2016

    Interesting viewpoint. I would still be inclined to add up the units’ power in my head even though I don’t have a calculator or a pen and paper. It’s a bit rougher than a calculator particularly because it doesn’t count the number of hits but should give you some idea. Perhaps that would cause less irritation than using pen and paper. I’ve played games that calculators were frown upon but pen and paper was ok. I thought all that did was slow down the process.

    I do think the idea that calculators are allowed but only on someone else’s turn is really interesting!


  • 2018 2017

    @simon33 @oysteilo I just add up all the hit points on each side and its gives you a rough estimate. If you have fewer total HP than the other side, its less than 50/50 and you probably shouldnt do it. If you want a more accurate method to calc for final battles, you add up all the attack power and compare it to the total defense power. There are some anomalies in those projections in global because carriers for example have no attack but they do have HP so in the culminating end-round battles they are lost first and dont’ diminish your attack power when they are lost. I dont think anyone in a tourney would use such a device, at best its an obnoxious crutch and at worst, cheating. Besides slowing the game down, its just not sportsmanlike in my opinion–though I understand AAA includes it as a basic game tool.


  • 2019 2018

    @taamvan wow with the numbers and wow with the record keeping.


  • 2019 2018

    @Karl7 impressive


  • 2019 2018

    WAG: 13 global f2f, 13 pbf, 20 vs computer. I’m a toddler. I just started using the calc this summer. that is a pedagogical tool, not to be skipped. I too count up the hit points. I too added the battle score for both sides. sometimes the difference between a battle can be a couple of units that tip it from a 30 percent to an 80 percent. Haven’t ever used one in tabletop, but i would not disallow it. especially for a new player.



  • Played about 25 games. 23-2 record against my father in law. He never surrenders!


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