A) As for the submarines, part 1 applies. Let the submarines die so your surface ship gets more shots at the British air force (which I view as their navy, given that they are an island.)
B) Given the location of Western Europe, leaving the fighters there makes the best sense. They prevent the British from landing (and the Americans in round 2+) while still being used to pound the Russians. Again, part 1 applies until Japan is in position to take over, then Part 2. 4 Ground units should be fine round 1, but review the board each round and up the defense as needed.
C) In general, keep parts 1 and 2 in your mind and act accordingly to the position on the board. If you need to pull of Russia and start turtling in round 5, do it. If you dont need to until round 7, then dont. But certain things always apply:
1) never let the Allies have Western Europe.
2) Never let the Allies get Southern Europe
3) Is self explanatory, derive from 1 and 2.
4) Geramny’s goal is to inflict damage, Japan’s goal is to take Russia. Not a hard and fast rule, but a good guideline.
5) If you go navy with Germany, you will have to keep building up to keep it. Personally, I dont recommend it unless you are strong with Japan.
6) Tanks are good defenders. I like stacks of 5 or 6 infantry and a tank in forward areas against the Russians. It’s big enough that Russia has to invest heavily in winning, but small enough that Germany can recover the losses. (It’s economics, like the cold war. Spend them into submission!)
Can i agree with the fact that in the current rules the carrier does NOT have to move if the fighter was destroyed, but at the same time not agree with the rules itself ?
Because it is not logical that the carrier does not start its move to meet up with the figher at the same time since it it start after the figher completed its move in a normal situation it would not be there on time to catch the aircraft.
Basicaly the time it takes for the carrier to get there is the same as the time it takes for the fighter to get there and since the carrier needs to be there at the same time in order for the pilot to remain dry it logical should start sailing in the general direction of the pickup point.
Since the Fighter in question could be “flying” from Gibraltar to the Caucus in one turn, I don’t think the model of aircraft taking off and landing as part of a days flight operations on a Carrier quite applies. Especially since Naval aircraft are built very differently from land based aircraft yet the game makes no difference between the two.
Well, I ended up winning the game. Very interesting and by far the most fun game I’ve played. It would have seemed that Russia was going to fall but America was going to take the monster opponent Japan who was getting loads of territories. However, I took Borneo East Indies and all his Islands so that he only averaged 40 income. America had 4 BBs, 2 DD, 3 AC, 16 Ftr w/ LRA, 8 Trn w/ 2 Arm and the rest Inf, 2 subs, and a small UK fleet floating with them for more firepower on defense… I eliminated his 5 BBs, 4 DD, AC with 2 Ftr, 3 Trn with 6 Inf. I then took Tokyo and from there it was all downhill… UK managed to get it’s places back and be a threat again and Russia always had an average of 28 income the whole game. My opponent put up a good fight but then again I was against two friends and the one who is still a newb at the game made some poor decisions and thus when he had to leave my other friend had to take his spot. Many times we were both thinking it was pretty even.
In the movie; Battle of the Bulge, there is a scene where the german generals are discussing this story about the chocolate cake, still very fresh, ( I think they may have actually eaten it) and saying if the Americans have ample resources to spend on shipping cake to their soldiers then we are lost. Something to that effect anyway.
Another story, off topic, sorta, is that some bomber crews were talking about all the different kinds of ordanance that we were dropping on germany, and one crewman said, “We’ve dropped everything but the kitchen sink!” So on the next mission, you guessed it, they brought along a kitchen sink and threw it out one of the side gun windows during Bombs Away! :roll: