I think it is a good game. Its pretty tough for the allies if the Japanese use the J1 attack tactic, but there are lots of ideas people have posted to fix that. Its required for global and I think that will be the best A&A yet.
Once the Japanese have all of China and India and Australia, and the Germans and Italians can attack the US, the game is over anyway. Conquering the US is feasible, but it won’t be that deciding factor that turns the tide. The axis will have already gotten the permanent upper hand.
Yes, but this scenario ISN’T possible with the Pacific game, as the US has only ONE FRONT to deal with. There has to be some rule that lets Japan grab as much as she can BEFORE the US enters the war b/c she’ll HAVE to have equal footing for there to be a “fair” game. Otherwise its just fighting against the dice the whole time.
No doubt xzorn was talking about the combined game.
if I had to choose, I would always decide my self for the Pacific. I prefere the huge naval/air battles over the large clashes of tanks in Russia or the battle for the Atlantic. And with the scale of A&A, the engagements between the German Africa Corps and the British 8th Army are merely a sideshow.
what i believed, the people i played against said japan could not take the territory since only a plane was in it and you could not shoot it…
they also said we had to have infantry attached to artillery to make it fire…and when i argued those points they called me a cheater
Air power alone cannot capture a territory, but it can eliminate all units in that territory without capturing it. At least one ground unit is needed to capture a territory.
Infantry and planes can shoot at each other without problem if they are in the same space.
Artillery can fire alone. However, it doubles the attack strength of an infantry if an infantry accompanies it. The artillery unit doesn’t represent only the equipment, it represents the equipment and the men who use it. Just as you wouldn’t need an infantry to “drive” a tank, the tank is self-contained with all the personnel needed to operate it.