Anybody have solid numbers on SZ2 strike odds? Roughly calculated I’m guessing it’s 25% that the German fighter lives. I think, in general, this is an excellent attack for Germany if the fighter survives. But if the fighter dies, it may be debatable whether it was worth it, given that those 2 planes could have been used elsewhere and the Kraut sub could have gone for the defenseless transport. The 25-30% chance that Germany gets the BB without losing any planes makes this eminently tempting.
Anybody aware of a web-based calc for the new rule-set?
The only problem with that is the US destroyer and a plane and bomber can take out the sub. It would be a sittin duck. If I wasn’t going after the battleship, that sub could go for the cruiser by Gibralter, that way you don’t risk losing a plane. Or I wonder if it would be wise to try a conservative approach and keep the subs together for a round two attack. You could get three subs and a whole lot of planes for a round two attack in the Atlantic.
Okay, thanks for the reply. Stacking Karelia is a bit of a habit since I’m used to being able to do it against a lot of opponents. Against a considerably lesser player, victory comes quickly that way. The only issue I have with making drops in Archangel is how difficult that makes trading WE since I’m assuming the German player at some point abandons and deadzones it. I would hate to let Germany have it for free or to have the Brits cash out 6 short. The UK might not be able to do both, depending on the German plane placement and how many capital ships are available.
Agreed that Western must be traded, but if USA is in the Med they can take up the challenge (12 can be defended minimally assuming the Kraut figs aren’t on Western).
In my last two PBEM games, one as Axis, one as Allies(in progress) the Axis has won(1 inf to Ukr, 2 inf to Lib). In both, the Japanese controlled Africa, entered the Med, held Novo and were/are able to take Moscow. I think I just need to adjust improve my Allied play to beat better Axis play.
That kind of bid would throw my Axis game off…I wouldn’t allow a bid of 9 unless it was a tech game.