Hi everybody. I’m new to the forums, but not really new to the game. I’ve known about it for years. I just recently started playing 2nd edition, but hope to get revised or the anniversary soon. Okay, so I was wondering what exactly are bids.
I’ve read over the thread 'Bidding Systems" but I still don’t really understand the concept. If I was playing the Axis, and I bid say… 20, and the Allied player bid 19, and then I decide not to go lower, he wins it. But what exactly happens then? Do my bidded IPCs get taken by the opponent? or vice versa?
My idea of it is this: The person who gets the lowest bid gets that amount of IPCs of troops to spend pre-game start. But does that amount get docked from them on T1? Does the bidding loser get any IPC amount of troops at the start?
I would just like a very simple definition of bidding, because I only half understand the concept.