What's the worst luck you've had in trying to take a territory?



  • Just what It says.  The worst luck I’ve ever had was by the time I took Berneo (I was the Axis) I had lost 36 IPCs worth of units!! (a BB a transport and 3 inf.) 😢  My enemy lost only a sub and 2 inf.  :x



  • Way back in my classic days, I attacked karelia as Germany with 5 tanks 5 men and 2 planes and a bomber against 8 russian men.  I managed a healthy 6 hits, on the rusky’s turn he rolled an amazing 7 out of 8!  i reluctantly went ahead because I was stubborn, rolled no hits in round 2. The rusky came back with snake eyes! back then we used to play on my buddies coin operated pool table, in rage i threw the dice on the table , one flying into the corner pocket never to be retrieved again.



  • Ouch.  I got mad too.  I was going crazy by the time I managed to kill his inf.



  • i didn’t even manage to take the territory. I retreated after that, needless to say that changed the game, allies stormed into Germany after that debacle.


  • Customizer

    I just recently tried to take a Chinese territory with 4 chinese inf in it, using 3 inf, 1 art, 6 fighters, 1 bomber.
    i rolled 2 hits, he rolled four 1s,
    i rolled 2 more hits next round, he rolled snake eyes.

    a total of 6 1s in a row, almost made me cry / strangle him.



  • My brother attacked Norway with the United Kingdom, two infantry and two tanks from transports and I believe 3 fighters and a bomber.  I had four infantry on Norway and two planes I think.  I can’t recall how many hits he scored, I think he killed all four infantry, and with my return attacks back I rolled three 2’s and a 1, the whole table was in an uproar and I then managed to hit with both planes.

    Most of the time attacks are routine in our games, but occasionally with my family we feel we can drum up our luck if we start trash talking certain fights.  I was frothing at the mouth because he was going to test the odds and come at Norway to relieve me of my fighters.  This caused me to start spewing word vomit at him and his pathetic troops mustering in ships and freezing as they come at my position.  It lasted through his four hits and set everyone off when I hit back so well.  We can be a very animated bunch haha.



  • This one I have yet to recover from… Me as Germany in round one. I set up the normal attack on Egypt; the units from Algeria, transport from France and launch ze bomber as well. Of the games I’ve played I’d say that this is 9 out of 10 times a victory for Germany, if not the Italians are there for the mop-up. 
    This particular time I do not score a single hit, the British player scoring on all his dices, causing soooo much laughter from one side and cursing from the other…
    To add insult to injury, I do not score a single hit on my next two attacks in the atlantic. The Royal Navy is still afloat. Add more spite from the allies, and I’m sure you get the idea of my mood at the time…
    Needless to say, Italy lost their fleet and were pretty much out of it, Japan made a mess out of things in the Pacific, and I called for endgame and begged to start a new game since everything went straight to h**l. Obviously the Allies would have none of that, resulting in 6 rounds of evil laughter, bad dice upon bad dice and finally conceeding after US liberated Manilla. (We have this “gentlemens” agreement of sticking it out until the very end - fun when you’re winning, not as much when you’re not…)

    And the worst thing is… this was my third-in-a-row loss with same players on both sides. I lost as the Allies on the two previous games when Germany in game one got lucky with long range aircraft and took out my British unprotected transports whom I believed were safe and out of reach of everything… Never had a chance to recover and put pressure on Germany’s western front, lost Moscow and had no chance in the long run.
    Something similar happened in game two, Germany again gets lucky and rolls double six for heavy bombers. I’ve firmly established myself in France with both UK and my partner coming in with the US. In our arrogance, we land a total of 4 US bombers there as well… Needless to say, we were not well established and swept back to the atlantic by 4 german bombers, soldiers and tanks, me not scoring at all in defence. All our offensive power gone, we lost Moscow again and could never threaten Germany before they became too large.

    Imagine three games of beeing taunted, laughed at, and beeing totally out of luck… I’ll be playing Monopoly for a while now…  😮



  • In revised japan attacking china turn 1.

    5 inf 2 figs  vs 2 inf 1 fig.

    End result country held with 2inf 1 fig while i lost 5 inf.
    In 2 rounds he hit 5 out of 6 and i hit 0.

    Game did not go to well for japan that day.



  • It was a game of Axis and Allies Europe.  I was Germany and had amassed a massive stack of stuff to take down Moscow.  Of my six planes, five were shot down by antiaircraft fire.  I wasn’t too worried though because I still had more units than the Russians, and mine were of higher quality too.

    I had something like ninety pips of offense–for an average of 15 hits per round–and managed to score only six hits.  The Russians had an above average roll and it was all downhill from there, and my beautiful stack was wiped out.  After checking an odds calculator I discovered that I had just lost a 99.99% battle.

    I remember suppressing the urge to go out to the garage, douse the game in lighter fluid and have an Axis and Allies bonfire, but in retrospect I should’ve just done it because I owned the board and it really would’ve been cathartic.

    Stupid AA guns.



  • 50 bombers, 40 BB bombardments, 1 infantry vs 1 Bomber.

    I lost.

    It’s possible.



  • After that in the same AA50 game I had 4 fighters vs 1 unescorted transport and lost.

    That’s such awful luck its not even possible according to the rulebook!



  • @agutting:

    After that in the same AA50 game I had 4 fighters vs 1 unescorted transport and lost.

    That’s such awful luck its not even possible according to the rulebook!

    It isnt possible in AA50 to lose from unescorted transports, they cant shoot back remember  😄



  • The anguish of bad dice rolling!

    My latest example is in Conflict of Heroes.
    Where I lost the Initiative Roll in 4 of the 5 turns in that scenario.

    Another digression, in Risk I saw Yakusk? hold out agst 21 armies defending with 3!



  • @agutting:

    50 bombers, 40 BB bombardments, 1 infantry vs 1 Bomber.

    I lost.

    It’s possible.

    How on earth did that happen??!! More info please.  Like where was this battle?


  • '10

    Many years ago in conquest of the empire I attacked Hispania with 7 nitwit squadrons (7 galleys with 7 inf ea.) in an effort to regain catapult supremacy. I failed to roll a single 6 in 49 rolls.



  • Through the course of 3 separate engagements, I lost the entire Japanese fleet to the British off India (he did have a carrier and 2 planes though).  The mighty Italians finally took it out for me.



  • 50 bombers, 40 BB bombardments, 1 infantry vs 1 Bomber.

    I lost.

    After that in the same AA50 game I had 4 fighters vs 1 unescorted transport and lost.

    That’s such awful luck its not even possible according to the rulebook!

    According to the rulebook its really not possible :
    1. more than one BB bombardment with only one inf
    2. lose against one unescorted transport



  • @befbert:

    50 bombers, 40 BB bombardments, 1 infantry vs 1 Bomber.

    I lost.

    After that in the same AA50 game I had 4 fighters vs 1 unescorted transport and lost.

    That’s such awful luck its not even possible according to the rulebook!

    According to the rulebook its really not possible :
    1. more than one BB bombardment with only one inf
    2. lose against one unescorted transport

    Psssst, your sarcasm detector is broken.  Note, in the second quote it even mentions that it is not possible.



  • Lets talk about the best Luck I had 🙂

    I played a game against myself yesterday.

    Russia (13IPC) was down to almost Italy (11IPC) in term of IPC. Russia was surrounded by About 12 Japanese tanks. 7 Fighters, 1 Bomber, and a mass of infantry. JApanese could attack both Moscow and Caucasse. Germany had Karelia and could take the remaining Russia territory. Even Italy was at Caucasse door!!

    Africa has been retaken by UK (26 IPC or so)
    Japanese set foot on Alaska with 6 infantry 2 artillery. (With about 58 IPC excluding NO, so 73)

    So it all starts like this. I finish my Japanese turn by moving my Fleet to Hawaiians and took the Island. I had 2 AC 4 Fighter, 2 DD, 1 SS, 1 BB, 1 Cruiser. American had 1 AC (2 fighter), 3 DD, 2 SS. It looked to me like an easy win. BUT, that’s before realizing that 2 American Bomber could reach my Japanese fleet. The American Bomber had Heavy Bombers.

    On American turn, I attack the Japanese fleet.
    2 Bomber @ 4, 2 Fighter @ 3, 5 @ 2 and 1 @ 1 against  2 AC 4 Fighter, 2 DD, 1 SS, 1 BB, 1 Cruiser
    Not only have I won, but I’ve lost only 2 Submarine and 2 Destroyer! The Bomber hit 7 times out of 8.

    Japan was not defended. The American fleet could reach it. So I decided to make 5 Infantry + 1 AC 2 fighter. I think it was really a mistake. I should have made 8 tanks or 7 Aircraft + infantry to defend Japan. At first, I made a fleet to make sure that the Fighters would be forced to fight. But then, I realized that even with 1 AC and 2 fighters, the American could easily wipe out that fleet. (There were a Japanese Island I’ve took so the bombers from Western USA could attack the fleet and could land and the 2 other bombers that participated in Hawaiians island could attack Japan and land too!)
    Anyway, the JApanese fleet was easily wiped out. With 2 bombers and 2 transports (4 infantry), I easily took Japan.
    On that round too, I decided to push my luck a little more. I decided to attack Germany that was defended by
    11 Infantry, 2 artillery, 2 tank, 2 fighter (France was already taken).

    I had
    3 infantry and 1 tank from France (UK had about 8 units there too, making it “too risky” for the Germans) and 2 infantry and 1 tank from Norway. I’ve sent 5 Bombers from UK too.
    basically, I had 7 grounds units to take some damage and 5 killer.
    First round of fire, I’ve lost all my infantry, but I’ve killed Germany’s infantry and artillery! (Talk about luck on one side and no luck on the other!) I took Germany with 1 tank remaining.
    So USA made like 60IPC that round, and took 73 from Japan and 47 from Germany for a total of about 120 IPC. I decided to call it a game. Russia was dead. I mean, Russia was going to be wiped out of the game. But that doesn’t change the fact that Japanese had 0 IPC and couldn’t take back her Island. Italy was doing ok, but there was no way he could defend Italy with 12 IPC.

    good game luck 🙂

    I know I’ve made some mistakes during the game, but I think I’ve made some on both side. I did build on UK1 an IC in India. Was forced to abandon it UK3 :S

    Robert



  • I have a picture of a transport taking out my Battleship with a transport peice of fodder in AAR.
    I also lost on 18 tanks, 4 fig, 1 bomb, 2 Art 7 inf vs 10 inf, 1art, 3 fig on an Attack on Moscow which cost me the game.



  • i once rolled 7 1’s at an AA gun of 11 figs
    i once shot down 4 bombers in 3 SBR’s, the first 3 that is (rounds 1 and 2)
    i always throw godo against at the battle of moscow

    while my friend…
    he only rols 1’s at SBR and technology
    he rols 7 6’s, with whatever troops
    and always had terrible luck in moscow (once, he rolled 12 tanks, and had no hits)


  • '15 Official Q&A '11 '10 Moderator

    Worst luck in trying to take a territory?
    I had 3 out of 3 HEAVY bombers shot down by AA fire (1’s) in the same round, attacking two different territories.
    In the same game, I had 13 japanese tanks attacking 3 american tanks
    in central USA.  In the first round all 13 jap tanks missed, and all 3 american tanks hit.  Fortunately, in round 2 after it was 10 against 3, it went more according to odds.  Also, I could absorb those losses and still take Eastern USA on the next turn (Heavy bomber support).
    I’m sure Omega remembers this game as well, as he was my opponent  😄


  • '10

    In a current game I attacked 2 inf units in NWE w/3inf arm and was wiped out without inflicting a casualty  (Italians of course). On the next German turn  I attacked with a similar force; cleared but did not take it.

    In another game I attacked YUN '41  w/3 inf 2 fig….got wiped out…I think I managed to hit the inf.

    Needless to say, I’m in deep shit in both games



  • Just today, I attacked a naval force of 5 transports, 4 destroyers, and 1 battleship with 6 bombers.

    Round 1:  My 24 Punch gets 1 hit - a soak on his battleship, and his 12 Punch gets 3 hits.

    Round 2:  My 12 Punch gets 1 hit - sink 1 destroyer, and his 12 Punch gets 3 hits again.

    Final Score:  I lost 72 IPCs of bombers just to destroy one 8-IPC destroyer.  😞


  • '15 Official Q&A '11 '10 Moderator

    @Bardoly:

    Just today, I attacked a naval force of 5 transports, 4 destroyers, and 1 battleship with 6 bombers.

    Round 1:  My 24 Punch gets 1 hit - a soak on his battleship, and his 12 Punch gets 3 hits.

    Round 2:  My 12 Punch gets 1 hit - sink 1 destroyer, and his 12 Punch gets 3 hits again.

    Final Score:  I lost 72 IPCs of bombers just to destroy one 8-IPC destroyer.   😞

    Ouch!!!  :x


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