I’ve always been of the belief that if games are ending early, either its a particularly bad dice outcome, or the other side is not playing very well.
What did each of you buy as Germany?
When you were allies, did he attack you, or vice versa?
Q1 I bought like 4inf, 4tnk, 1ftr. He bought something similar
Q2 Russia went too strong the first round and it backlashed quickly. The 2nd game seemed more like the normal Eastern Front stuggle- eventual stack on either side but the Allied planes came in to defend and bomb just in the nick of time. This is why I think Allies have the advantage. Against a strong KGF, there are just too many fronts for the Axis to defend- the new map with chopped up territories doesn’t allow it.
I didn’t completley ignore Japan though. I simply left a small annoying force to sail south and become a potential menace- but I put all my money and builds towards Europe. Japan is way to slow- you need more builds to get to Russia because it takes forever. That’s why I think the NOs help balance it out more because they help the Axis more than the Allies on the onset.
In the first game, he did have some dice whoopings. The 2nd game seemed pretty normal. Tech really didn’t effect the games much because the games ended fairly quickly (4 rounds). They are a lot of fun though and pretty balanced I think because both sides can invest in them- especially with NO’s.
And his scale may(?) be more based on movement/production rates rather than speed of play.
This makes common sense. I discussed this issue with Larry, and will edit in a link later. But the importent here is the production rate. The ship movement dont fit into this, because it took 12 days to cross the Atlantic, not 3 months.
When it comes to speed of play, as you put it, that is very a difficult issue. In the 1939 startline we had no guarantee that WW II would go on for 5 years. If UK, France, USA and Russia had attacked Germany in 1939, then the war would have lasted 1 year, because of an alternate decision. If Hitler had not done all his mistakes, the war might have lasted for 10 years. Just look at the Vietnam war, that lastet for 20 years, in one tiny territory. And the Iraq war 1990 lastet 100 days. The speed of production are fixed, the speed of movement and play are not.
HT1… You sonnofabitch! 😄 😄 Been dreaming about this game for a while my friend. Despite the piles of HBG plastic at my house, I have reorganized my AA50 game into the finest that WOTC has to offer! I have taken all the best plastic and paper and put into one box. Thankfully I have piles of HBG plastic at my house so I can play G40 and GW39. See you on the battlefield! No doubt pics and AARs to follow.