Need a little help the game is preditable

  • @WindowWasher

    Its as much about understanding what your enemy is capable of…

    Ps I actually paid my Window Washer today for the first time in three months

  • '22 '21 '20 '19 '18


    well yea that wouldn’t work then 🙂

  • @WindowWasher
    Apologies WW. Im probably splitting hairs but Japan could still attack India on its secong go IF she declares war the moment she does an amphibious landing? The presence of British ships does not prevent an amphibious landing from taking place. The grey area is can the Jap fleet sail by/through blocking ships to get into such a position?

    Im timing the declaration of war as the moment Japan fires her first shot in the amphibious landing. Can she do this? It seems reasonable.

    The odds may be stacked against Japan in terms of ground forces but isnt an India assault in R2 still feasible?

  • '20

    @Axisarmpit Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. A DoW is done at the beginning of the turn, which means that you’d have to stop and fight the destroyer the UK had placed to block you from entering SZ39.

    From the rulebook (emphasis my own): “Declaring War If there are no restrictions currently keeping you from being at war with a power on the other side (see ‘The Political Situation‘), you may declare war on that power. War must be declared on your turn at the beginning of the Combat Move phase, before any combat movements are made, unless otherwise specified in the political rules”.

  • '21 '20

    That ^^^

  • @Flying-Tigerz
    Thanks FT…

    Im getting there!

  • '21 '20 '18 '17 '16 '15 TripleA

    @Flying-Tigerz There’s one exception to whether newly-hostile ships block enemy movement on the turn that war is declared:

    From the rulebook: “During your Combat Move phase in which you entered into a state of war, your transports that are already in sea zones that have just become hostile may be loaded in those sea zones (but not in other hostile sea zones). In effect, transports may be loaded in their initial sea zones for amphibious assaults before war is declared, while the sea zone is still friendly.”

    I’ve actually never seen this in play, but it’s part of the rules nonetheless.

  • @freh
    The place where that might be applicable (loading in a newly hostile sea zone due to DOW) would be something like the G2 DOW if the Russian cruiser moved into the same sea zone as the transport on R1.

    For example, if during G1 the transport was left in SZ 114 (with the German cruiser for instance), the Russian cruiser moved in while still at peace, and there was a G2 DOW. If during G1 Germany had placed some infantry/etc. in Germany proper, then they could be loaded by a transport starting in 114 and moved to SZ 115 to land in Baltic States without combat in 114. Of course, they would have to survive any defense in SZ 114 to land the troops.

    One could even do something like building a DD, a TT, and an arty/inf mix in G1 to place in 114/Germany to load in 114 on G2 and land in 115 on G2 DOW anticipating opposition from the sub and needing the DD to be able to kill the sub and reduce risk of losing the cruiser and transports.

    The scenarios even for the simple above example with very few units, get surprisingly complicated with the mix of builds, placement, initial load/amphib assault, sub/destroyer/air combat limits, and the like. The sparse number of units involved mean the results of any combat are very dicey. This dicey aspect is why the early Italian/UK battles are so variable. Italy can get crushed, or it can be quite threatening based on one or two early combats.

    Depending on where the Russian air moved on R1, I am not keen on the idea of moving transports to amphib assault Baltic States–a move made with the intention of securing from an R2 counterattack. If the Russians want to waste a wing of their army in the Baltic States to be defeated in detail on G3, then let them. (I am more interested in concentrating the German column in Eastern Poland threatening both routes to Moscow at once with numbers that can survive an early concentrated counterattack by Russia.) The Russian air might all be in Novgorod at the start of G2 requiring more substantial German air commitment to discourage a scramble in 115, with the possibility that the transports could still be taken out by the air on R2 since the TT’s won’t have air support and might be bereft of warships as well or be facing a sub with air with a lone cruiser depending on what happened in G2. The R2 planes can fly back to Moscow or land on a stack after such a strike.

  • '21 '20 '18 '17 '16 '15 TripleA

    @Red-Harvest the situation you suggest on G1 is a good example, but as you said it’s unlikely to occur for the reasons you outline.

    The only other possible situation I can see is still easily countered: a transport off Siam. But that can be countered by UK blocking Burma & Sumatra. Might be able to pick off the UK navy that way, but I don’t think it’s worth it. Even a harbour in Kainan/Kwangsi is easily countered. A lot of investment in a feign that doesn’t really threaten India, and diverts much needed units from China & the money islands. Not worth it imo

  • '21 '20

    @ShadowHAwk all japan needs to do is buy some infantry, and land a couple of planes and japan is safe, and if the us puts so much money into transports, japan will be able to nuke the fleet in no time. Also japan doesnt need to bring it’s entire fleet for a J3 india crush

  • @Warhawk77 Hi. I strongly suggest you play global 40 using triplea online against some of the aggressive axis players. When your Moscow falls on round 5 or 6 (maybe 7 if your allies have good early dice) maybe 10 games in a row while you try to defend it by only moving ussr inf in, that will give some ideas about how to play the Europe axis. A lot of board game players feel the axis has no chance against their allies until they start playing on triple A. This is something you have to experience in a game and not be told about in the forum.

  • @aagamerz13 That being said, allied players can stall the axis takeover of moscow for the whole game or long enough for the allies to be able to comeback after it falls. So, it is a bit of a balancing act.

  • @aagamerz13 anywhere I can see this happen? I constantly get stopped by huge Russian stacks.

  • '21 '20

    @Saber25 What do you mean by stopped? like they hold moscow? or they hold you in europe? or in Bryansk?

  • Typically, something along the lines of a Bryansk/Tambov/Moscow area huge infantry stack that I am unable to beat without massive loss in a head to head. I don’t usually get to Moscow, get diverted and sent down into Caucasus and Mid East area. I find that by the time I am nearing the area, the US/UK fleet is landing on my doorstep, and I need the airforce back home to pick off stragglers and such. To be completely fair, I am rather new, and I have played allies 5-6 times and Axis only 2-3 (all live games). I do a lot better as the allies haha.

  • '21 '20

    if the allies land, it’s not a bid deal, the idea is to contain them, make them land in normandy (not norway, dont let land in norway) and keep them there, build infantry and hold.

    the russians will stop you, the trick is to keep spending on that front, or at least spend majority for the first 5 rounds at minimum. The Russians shouldn’t hold you at bryansk for more than 1 turn (if at all). Going south is a good thing btw, money.

    The trick is to keep spending

  • @WindowWasher So then am I banking on Japan to win the game? Or with enough consistent push do I eventually break through? I assume I have to use Italy then to hold the continent given that they have basically very little ability to do anything else except can openers in a post Taranto game.

  • '21 '20

    No, it’s twice as hard to win with japan, statistically (i’m pretty sure). The goal is to crack the Russians, and once you do so, you can divert spending where you see fit, but till you have Moscow, and the south, spend almost 100% there.

    But, if the allies are playing to KGF, you may want to secure the Russian money and force them to turtle, then focus on defense while japan explodes.

    @Saber25 said in Need a little help the game is preditable:

    Or with enough consistent push do I eventually break through?


  • @WindowWasher appreciate the info. Thanks!

  • @Saber25 Try to take belarus strong round 3 and bryansk round 4. Allies can’t really hold those if you blitzkreig

  • '21 '20

    but, what about southern money? @aagamerz13

  • '21 '20

    In BM3, that wont always work, russians pack a punch off the bat

  • @WindowWasher want to play a few rounds on triple a right now to see?

  • '21 '20

    @aagamerz13 um, just germany and russia?

  • '21 '20

    cant play a full game, got to go somewhat soon, but i can do just germany and russia back and forth

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