If you guys wish to continue this please PM me or PM each other and duke it out that way.
This is a very informative thread about a frequently asked question dealing with bidding.
I don’t really care about the history on other sites, as far as I’m concerned SUD has shown his knowledge of A&A here and has contributed much to the A&A forum since he’s been here. I consider all of his posts “must reads”.
Agent, you too have contributed to this forum, you also make some valuable posts on A&A strat, LL, and overall game mechanics.
We are not here to get everyone thinking the same way, we are here to discuss different options, techniques and strats. This is a MB afterall. If we all thought the same there would be no reason to come here.
There are going to be disagreements, but:
1) keep things civil
2) keep things focused on strat
3) leave other board dealings to the other boards or PM each other.
I want people to post here and I’m not in the business of chasing people away or trying to get anyone. We are talking about a board game here, nothing to get too upset over.
So, lets get back on topic about Bidding.
I think a minimum bid for me 21. However, if I played in a club I think I would always bid 24 (possibly 23). I think I can defeat 23 all day long and can win with 24. I’m that damn good.
In RR, I probably wouldn’t bid lower than 12. If it was Auction I’d start at 15 and see how high I could get then work down. The key with RR, is Germany will have use of both subs and trn in baltic, plus 6 planes. that is a huge difference IMO.
I’d bid the same for 3rd and 2nd Ed. Although, I hate 2-hit BB. Allied Adv, IMO.
While the W Can sz thing my be an inital set back, it can be worked around, IE an Inf heavy US 1 purchase, as AS suggested. The Learning curve takes care of that one in about 1-2 games.
Interestly enough, that is how I played prior to the CD. I never even thought W can was connected to the E can sz. Huh, go figure.