• @gen-manstein i’m a twitch affiliate. I think affiliate VODs get stored for longer.

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    @regularkid said in WW2 Path to Victory - Strategies:

    @gen-manstein i’m a twitch affiliate. I think affiliate VODs get stored for longer.

    What’s that mean ?


  • @gen-manstein if u qualify and enroll in the twitch affiliate program, you get certain perks for ur stream. To qualify you need to maintain a certain average viewer count, stream for so many hours, etc.

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    Ok Aint even probably close to that. Stream normally 1 12 hour game a month with 12 viewers so far.


  • @gen-manstein what’s ur twitch name. I follow.

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    @regularkid said in WW2 Path to Victory - Strategies:

    @gen-manstein what’s ur twitch name. I follow.

    ssgen69

    just had a game Saturday finally

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    So in about 5h10m. May not be home. Hmm.

  • '19 '17 '16

    If the Bid is at least 6 to the Axis, adding a TT in SZ7 and doing a J1 should be pretty awesome. You can claim the Carolines objective as well as doing the Pearl Harbour attack. Main risk being if the Borneo attack goes bad (even though above it was listed as 100%, it should be 98%). This also means you don’t have to worry about claiming that objective in later turns, which saves hassle for Japan. It is likely this will delay getting the DEI but that isn’t so important any more and it is better to grab all the other islands to stop ANZAC and USA objectives.


  • @simon33 said in WW2 Path to Victory - Strategies:

    If the Bid is at least 6 to the Axis, adding a TT in SZ7 and doing a J1 should be pretty awesome. You can claim the Carolines objective as well as doing the Pearl Harbour attack. Main risk being if the Borneo attack goes bad (even though above it was listed as 100%, it should be 98%). This also means you don’t have to worry about claiming that objective in later turns, which saves hassle for Japan. It is likely this will delay getting the DEI but that isn’t so important any more and it is better to grab all the other islands to stop ANZAC and USA objectives.

    This is a pretty popular bid use in our group, with a slight variation. We usually put the TT with the Carolines fleet to use the inf there that are normally stranded while increasing the amount available for TTs to pick up from Japan on J2/J3. You can still get all the DEI on J2 if you are willing to sacrifice a TT in 45 (worth it from a net IPC perspective). The rest of the southern fleet can consolidate in 42 and be safe from a UK or AZ attack.

  • '19 '17 '16

    @mikawagunichi How high are bids in your group?

    I can see why you shouldn’t use the marine to claim Gilbert Islands, because ANZAC can and probably should counter attack and take it back. Then you have less flexibility on following turns. A 2 on 2 counter attack is less attractive though.

    Wouldn’t recommend attacking Celebes J1 - only 2IPC whereas Gilberts are 5IPC but also (likely) removing the need to take it later. You can put in a DD to allow a CV scramble to defend the TT to keep it. Next turn you are in a position to take the Solomons probably.

    Don’t love taking off the infantry from Carolines though - they can be used later, especially if ANZAC do indeed counter attack successfully.


  • @simon33 we normally play with a 6 bid. We also normally do take Gilberts with the Marine. Send all 3 Carriers to land planes that attacked Pearl Harbor so you don’t need to take Wake to prevent counter attack. Extra TT is used to take Guam to prevent US from getting that NO.

    We don’t take Celebes J1, save that for J2.

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    Still a bit surprised by going for PH with 3CVs when 2+1 bomber would do. Seems like a compromise to enable attacking the UK BB. Third CV is really useful around the DEI.

    If you need to go for Guam to stop the US objective, does that mean you aren’t taking Wake?

    And you still aren’t taking Borneo then. Dislike that.

  • '19 '17 '16

    Oh, and I would attack the marine on Gilbert’s with ANZAC, I am pretty sure. Gives me the objective and denies options to Japan.


  • @simon33 said in WW2 Path to Victory - Strategies:

    Still a bit surprised by going for PH with 3CVs when 2+1 bomber would do. Seems like a compromise to enable attacking the UK BB. Third CV is really useful around the DEI.

    If you need to go for Guam to stop the US objective, does that mean you aren’t taking Wake?

    And you still aren’t taking Borneo then. Dislike that.

    We are taking Borneo. To be clear the TTs/marine are allocated as follows:

    2 TTs to Davao
    1 TT to Borneo
    1 TT to Guam
    Marine to Gilberts

    I’ve found PH attacks with only 2 CVs to not accomplish much. Having all 3 off Wake forces to US to play less aggressively for a turn, which gives you an extra turn to build up in the DEI and FiC. Also, assuming you buy mostly TTs J1, you have a real threat of taking Hawaii if US doesn’t block. If you only have 2 you need to start retreating them immediately on J2.

    As Japan I’m fine with Anzac attacking Gilberts, that gives me an easy kill of their TT, and also their CA if they send it for the bombard. And one less TT for the allies to retake any DEIs.

    Lastly, regarding Wake vs Guam J1: Wake is far easier for the US to retake later. And a TT off Guam can get units into China J2, whereas a TT off Wake will need 2 turns to do anything useful.

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