Yeah, gamerman, I am aware of that most recent update. We don’t use it, since it negates much of the fun of getting HBs in the first place and we have been playing with the published rules for over a year. My playing group doesn’t always like to implement the updated rules errata that we come across. You shouldn’t need to access forums like these to play the game, so we usually use the OOB rules unless there is a conflict or complete misunderstanding.
Yeah, right on.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few ambiguities in the rulebook. I have had to ask several different rules questions. If you guys can’t agree on a rule, just post your question in the FAQ and errata thread under AA50, and you’ll have an answer in no time. Probably not a bad idea to scan through that thread and see the answers to lots of questions…
True on all counts, and we have used that resource numerous times. Especially as pertains to subs, the OOB rules are very vague.
Even using the updated best-of 2 dice rule for HBs, the Americans can send a lot of heat toward the Rome, Berlin and Karelia ICs when not doing huge dmg to ITA or GER fleets. It’s nice to know that you will probably (89% on 2 HB) roll a minimum of 3 per HB during SBRs after risking them to AA. It might not seem like enough, but we seem to agree that the best early pressure US can exert on Ger is via SBR. And getting HBs definitely helps with that. It, along with LR air, seem to have the biggest impact on our games.