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Everything is the same as last year.
Latest Rules + FAQs
NO - Yes
Tech - No
All other optionals are off
We will list top 4 seeds from last years no-tech tourney (spring 2010 - if they sign-up) and the rest of the backets will be assigned randomly
You will be bidding for the Allies.
Full placement bids. Standard bid rules apply (can only place bid in spots where you already have units, etc.)
You will bid in IPC, but you can spend the bid on units once bidding is completed.
Bidding will be done in an Auction Style to keep everything in house.
Once brackets are assigned I (or another mod) will do a random roll for each round to see which player will start the bidding (either top player on bracket or bottom). The players will then bid down until one player concedes the sides.
Player 1 - I’ll play the Allies with 9
Player 2 - I’ll play the Allies with 7
Player 1 - I’ll play the Allies with 6
Player 2 - You win, you can take the Allies with 6
Tentative start date will be Feb. 15.
Official schedule will be determined once I know how many players we have. Assume 1 month per rd.
We may cap participation at 16 or 32 depending on participation. If there is overwhelming interest we may add in another play-in round.
I invest in one tech dice per turn for each of the following: UK (41), Japan (41, 42), USA (41, 42). However once a country has two techs die, I stop buying. I think you have a decent enough chance with two, and investing anymore is a waste (because you lose all tech die when anyone hits a 6).
Then once I get a tech, I begin again, investing in one per turn until I have two.
I really like how techs are treated in AA50. It encourages a slow investment that eventually will generate unpredictable benefits. Just like real research!
Tech: Increased Factory Production
Use: Relax as the effectiveness of SBR is more than halved and rub hands with glee as those captured russian factories start chunking out the troops….
I think this is possible one of the most powerful techs for Germany.
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.