Is the defender able to scramble ftr to counter the recon?
Do you use ftr and/or bmb to recon?
If you recon can your airplanes still perform combat moves?
Would like to play…but not exactly in the neighbourhood
No ftr scramble. If you have AA in the area, you can use it.
Yes. They can be used in Combat moves.
So you dont set the game up at the start?
I still dont get it.
Yes. You setup up the game in the beginning per the rules. Obviously recon is not needed on Germany 1st move or Russia first move if you are playing 1942 scenario.
You actually setup 2 game boards with ALL the pieces. One side is the Axis and one is the Allies.
So you can recon any adjacent territories whenever you want, or is there a limited number of recons per turn? And to recon more distant territories you need to do an aerial recon which has a chance of failure… Quite interesting. I take it you need one map for the axis and one map for the allies? Sounds like a cross between A&A and Battleship, if I’m getting this right. :mrgreen:
I guess you would call it a cross. Never thought of it that way…
Each country is allowed to recon before it combat move. Ground recon 1st and then Air.
I think this link should help. I assume it uses something similar, although I have not had the opportunity to play this variant. Seems quite fun though!!
I like this. We have never used the last rule but that sounds pretty interesting. Propaganda.
I see no strategy evolving that includes fighting Japan with a large enough effort that simulates the real war. It will be KGIF. I do think KGIF can be defeated by Japan buying large quantities of bombers and using them to blast Russian ICs. This would give the Germans an opening to crush Russia.
Japan can make America fight.
Agreed - there’s really no advantage to having a bunch of units compared to keeping the IPCs to produce those units.
And in general there’s no advantage keeping IPCs, unless you want to build a surprise super-navy or something.