How did you guys manage to play so many games in like, two weeks!? Do you guys intend to continue playing on a regular (though less frequent) basis? If you are, I’d like you to visit: http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=12942.0
Well, we almost always play games until someone conceeds, so sometimes the game is over by round 4-5.
Also, we have had an incredible rash of game-changing bad rolls. For example, in one game, Germany built a large fleet of 4 Super Subs, 2 Aircraft Carriers with 4 Jet Fighters on them, 2 Cruisers, 1 Destroyer, and 2 Transports, in the Baltic Sea. The UK, who was played by an average player, against my better judgement, attacked with only 1 Battleship, 1 Aircraft Carrier with 2 Fighters, 1 other Fighter, 1 Bomber, 1 Cruiser, and 1 Destroyer. They battle lasted 2 rounds, and at the end of the battle which the UK won, the UK still had 1 Battleship, 1 Cruiser, 1 Bomber, and 2 Fighters. Needless to say, the Axis lost that game.
In another game, the US sent out a sacrificial fleet (1 Battleship, 1 Cruiser, 1 Destroyer, with air support of 2 Bombers (not Heavy) and 1 Fighter) to whittle down the Japanese fleet (1 Battleship, 2 Aircraft Carriers with 3 Fighters, 2 Cruisers, 1 Destroyer, and 1 Sub). The US won that battle with the Battleship, Cruiser, and 1 Bomber remaining. With incredible rolls like these and others, the game can be decided quickly.
Also, occasionally a couple of us will get together for a fast one. We all live and work together in a compound, so we are able to just leave the board set up and easily finish the game later if we need to.
I’ll try to write up some reviews. We’ll see how long everyone’s attention stays on this game though. We go through phases where we play a lot for a while, then very little for a while. This is new, so we were pretty interested in it.