(CHANGED NAME OF THREAD AS AXIS GAME IS OVER AND NEED NEW STRATEGY HELP/ADVICE)
5 NOV 06
Long (sort-of) time player.Â First time ‘poster’.
Greetings from Tucson, AZ, where for the past few months I have been slaying both my brothers at an online/play-by-email version of the “old/classic” A&A game (we follow “Russia cant attack first round” and we dont allow R&D weapons).Â Recently they teamed up (one as Russia and US, one as the UK…I know, not the most fair or fun division but the oldest brother set up the game) and challenged me to defeat their Allied Command.
I’ve beaten them both, individually, five or so times in the past months using the shuck-shuck method into Germany when I play Allies, and bum-rushing the African/Asian victory points when Im the Axis. But now theyve caught on to that…
In this game thus far, weve got the typical Russian/German stalemate building between Eastern Europe and the Ukraine.Â Russia has piled everything into Karelia and almost every territory east of Moscow is empty.Â The Japs took out the US Pacific fleet and stormed India to prevent an IC there and any Allied/British-in-Asia threat. Everything is pretty cool.
BUT my youngest brother, with the least playing experience, built an IC in Africa on the first round and, coupled with a couple US transports, has almost pushed Germany off that continent (I used my GER transports to wheel some of my offense out of his way and through it, victoriously, into the Caucasus).Â I don’t feel that threatened in the long run but I want to make sure and win this game…or at least give them as much heck as possible!
I can give you more specific details if it helps, but I just wanted to see if anyone had thoughts or ideas.Â Im thinking of just ignoring Africa for now, squeezing Russia to death and pretty much taking victory from there…
But will the loss of Africa, and the points it gives the UK, make this tougher than I think?
Thanks for any and all help!