Germany First turn buys


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    Not to mention, Russia does not loose all 3 of her tanks on Germany 1 anymore by not exposing them to attack on G1 with no real defense.



  • For a real version of teh German effect of Russia not taking Ukraine on R1, check out the Tournament Consolation game.  Russia ONLY took West Russia on R1.

    On G2, they lost their West Russia stack, and Germany has 5 ARM parked in Karelia, plus INF, plus all of their AF is still alive.  And Russia has 1 ARM in India.

    But otherwise, Russia has only 14 INF on the board, plus 3 ARM and 4 FIGs.  And those are spread from Archangel to Caucuses, through Russia into Novo then to Sinkiang and to India.

    Compare that to Germany’s 26 INF, 2 ART, 10 ARM, 6 FIG, 1 BOM.

    Or even Japan (which has only built IC and TRN in J1 thus far)
    16 INF, 1 ART, 1 ARM, 5 FIG, 1 BOM.
    After J2, add $36 IPC of units to Japan’s total.

    Russia has only SIX land units that can strike German territory in R3.  Compare that to Germany having ELEVEN, as well as supeior air forces.



  • @ncscswitch:

    For a real version of teh German effect of Russia not taking Ukraine on R1, check out the Tournament Consolation game.  Russia ONLY took West Russia on R1.

    But otherwise, Russia has only 14 INF on the board, plus 3 ARM and 4 FIGs.Â

    Dude, USSR bought TWO FIGHTERS. Bad move.

    I would not use this game as an example at all……

    Squirecam



  • @squirecam:

    @ncscswitch:

    For a real version of teh German effect of Russia not taking Ukraine on R1, check out the Tournament Consolation game.  Russia ONLY took West Russia on R1.

    But otherwise, Russia has only 14 INF on the board, plus 3 ARM and 4 FIGs.

    Dude, USSR bought TWO FIGHTERS. Bad move.

    I would not use this game as an example at all……

    Squirecam

    2 Russian fighters?

    lol srsly?



  • Yes, but Russia also took out the Med Fleet on R2, without loss.

    Changes Africa quite a bit, and removes the amphib risk to Caucuses.



  • @ncscswitch:

    Yes, but Russia also took out the Med Fleet on R2, without loss.

    Changes Africa quite a bit, and removes the amphib risk to Caucuses.

    At the expense of a loss.

    Sorry, its a bad strategy. A KJF/defend India/avoid ukraine R1 USSR needs troops, not fighters.

    Squirecam



  • I tend to agree.

    But I honestly do not think that changing some R1 builds would make it THAT much better either.  That was my point.



  • Of Germany’s starting forces, they lose 6 INF, 2 ART, 2 ARM and a FIG before they ever get to use them (standard West Russia/Ukraine R1).

    Excuse me Switch, but I’ve noticed you think of this as standard now…

    We had a few jousts a while ago, when I was one of the few on this site who advocated this Russian opener. You argued and argued that W Russia/ Belo was better…  😄

    Just hassling you man. I couldn’t help myself.

    Back on topic, I tried Jen’s opener of an IC in France recently. My opponent forgot to adequately cover Britain and I knocked him out on turn 2. Probably the last time I ever try it but it did get me a win. Thanks, Jen…



  • But if I’m serious it’d better be a Carrier and 8 Infantry.



  • The main reason for teh change…

    I have shifted my UK and US strat a bit, and teh Ukraine openner works better with that change.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    Actually Switch, 8 infantry would have made a world of difference over 2 fighters.  The W. Russia Stack would be infinitaly more defensable and Caucasus is really never under any real threat.  And even if it does fall, it’s not like Russia’s planning on making more then 8 units a round anyway for a few rounds.


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