AA42 is a great game. I played last night for 6 1/2 hours before 9 VC were obtained by the Axis. Allies made a couple of mistakes by forgetting to purchase units for 2 countries and forgetting to collect income for 1 country. I have been negative about AAP40 by WotC but AA42 is great. I just had to add IPCs, marshal cards/tokens, and the VC chart from Revised. Whether it is WotC or another company making the games makes no difference to me for AA42 but I do think WotC cut corners a little with the release of AA42 and AAG40. I also added to AA42 the damage markers and tech from AA50 and the flight path markers from Revised.
Take the period off the end of the link, works just fine then.
Also, reading the story, it sounds a lot like 1998, before the Tech Bubble burst. Super economy, wage and job creation growth, high investment yields…
If past trends are any indication, 2006 will see a serious “bust” in the economy. I am betting on a collapse of specific areas for the real estate bubble that will trickle into other areas of the economy, combined with a repeat rise in liquid fuels prices after a winter of extremely elevated consumer expense on heating fuels that will slow consumer spending in 2006.
Increasing instability in the Middle East will further strain fuel prices and guarantees of supplies, further slowing the economy.
Anyone care to lay odds?
Interesting. That’s in order on the list under the map, I presume?
I’d have expected New York to be in the top 5. Illinois I figured would have been much lower.
Yea I also thought New York would be at a much higher position too. I wasn’t surprised to see my home state California to be at the top. Stuff there is pretty expensive.
Sure bro, we can get a game going on the Zone. Do you have a headset (earphones with a mic attached)? If so, then we can get you set up with battlecom. Its much easier than typing messages.
I just sent you Battlecom, It’s 2 megs…I hope your email can handel it
Let me know when/if you get it, K?