Ok, so I was muddling around with the map thinking of how to open up with Germany. I’ve never played as Germany and am planning on being them next time. That said, the weakness of the German navy bothers me.
No bid = Med fleet to Anglo-Egypt = no G2 unification off W. Europe = no easy solution. Â You could try aircraft carrier / 3 transports like a certain Other Player I know. Â But personally, I find that leaves Germany horribly weak against early Russian aggression. Â Early aggression leads to territory. Â Territory leads to IPCs. Â And IPCs lead to more aggression, which leads to more territory, which leads to more IPCs. Â Once down the naval side you start, forever afterwards will it dominate your destiny.
The unification of the med and Baltic seems like a lost cause, but I’d still like my navy to do SOMETHING!!! So that being said, I devised a strategy. My opponents who I play with almost always open with a West Russia only attack and stack big there.
Lucky you. Â They should at least do W. Russia / Belorussia.
So I thought about this buy: (We also normally don’t play with a bid)
2figs, 1trn, 1 des.
So UK builds 3 fighters, and then what? Â ewz. Â
The trn and des go with the baltic fleet and figs in Germany. I then basically withdraw all forces to Eastern Europe. I attack the brit des in sz15 with trn, bb, 1fig. Attack Egy with forces from Lib, 1art,1inf from Trn, and 1fig and bom Â I also attack brit bb in sz13 with 1sub and 4 figs. I also go ahead and grab Len
Ya sounds pretty standard. Â Except that buy. Â Woo.
I will post a map of what I believe the map should look like assuming the Russian move. I also used average losses in each battle.
aggggghhhh average. Â But the moves you posted were pretty standard, and you have to have pretty damn signficiant deviation for any of those moves to fail.
I feel like this set up gives me a navy that in combo with my air force that can wreak havoc
Not rly. Â It’s really hard to “wreak havoc” when you 1) have no infantry to back up your attack, 2) have to gallivant far off into the Atlantic to get in range of the Allied fleet, which can in turn just kick your navy’s ass with navy and air the moment YOUR navy gets in range of ITS navy. Â I think the term “threaten” is a lot better than “wreak havoc”.
while also giving me the ability to trade territories with the Russians in later rounds with my large airforce. Buys for the later rounds would depend on how aggressive the Russians were, but I’d pry buy lots of inf for my 2nd buy.
Mmmm . . . well, hell, if the Russians didn’t blow up Belorussia, I guess MAYBE you don’t need infantry on G1. Â But I really like G1 infantry. Â I like 'em a lot.
Let me know what you would think. How you would counter this move, etc.
I also assume an 8inf russian buy.
How would I counter. Â UK1 3 x fighter, consolidate UK navy southwest of London. Â US1 move E. US ground units onto transports and consolidate with UK navy southwest of London. Â Now Germany has to buy move Baltic navy or it’s 5 fig 1 bomber vs 2 sub 2 trns 2 destr. Â Or maybe I would just build 5 inf 3 tank with UK instead to prevent invasion, consolidate the Allied fleet at Algeria instead to reclaim Africa quickly, or maybe I would build UK transports to add to the consolidated Allied fleet, and fly in Russian fighters from Moscow for added security.
Regardless, I don’t see that the Allied position is at all compromised, and you can bet I’d be pushing into German territory early. Â 3 inf cost 9 IPC and are far better on offense than 1 fighter costing 10 IPC.
How I would change the German turn - I don’t see that a German destroyer is enough to counter a UK build of 3 fighters. Â That’s the big thing right there. Â The lack of infantry, the lack of third turn power against Russia, I think the Germans can deal with in various ways, but I really think that German destroyer is wrong.
Unless you want to do something with Destroyer Bombardment later on, I’d steer clear of destroyers.