Or you can use the 1 die and say that misses are actually hits.
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RE: Is Sealion worth it?
I’m sure this has been posted, but I am right in the middle of a game and I would like to hear some players thoughts. So I was able to capture London on round 2, which was great, I’ve never attempted Sealion, but it brought Russia and the US into the war, the game is at about round 8 now and it’s been tough going for Germany especially in Russia. Having tried Sealion I don’t think it’s worth it. Not when you bring the Russians into the war, (which I think is a ridiculous rule, for the sake of the game balance I understand America joining the war, but Russia makes no sense, especially when you have a political situation that has a non aggression pact with Germany. The rule book basically gives the British player insurance that they won’t be attacked early which seems a little silly and counter to the history the game is based on)
What’s really counter to history is the fact that Germany annihilates the entire British Home Fleet every time and the fact that Sealion is at all possible, let alone likely to succeed if you go all out.
RE: DIY tuck box inserts
Here’s mine that I created out of black card stock last year. There much more rigid than using standard paper and still work great. I’m definitely going to be making these for AAE 40 When it comes out. Thanks again ozimek.
Where’d you get the Chinese artillery?
RE: How to win as Japan?
i like hong kong J1 as well. are those guys better off fighting the chineses instead?
You can take hong kong as well. You have enough planes. Some like invading it with a transport so they can use mainland troops to fight in china
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RE: HBG's French set… any news?
Any updates? I saw that HBG was promising a preorder “in a few weeks”, “next week”, etc. on Facebook, but haven’t seen any links either there or on their website. Did I miss it, or has it not happened yet?
Not too surprising given that some of their Japanese pieces have been out of stock since January of this year.
RE: HBG Japanese Pieces
I was holding off completing on an order as I wanted to add some of the Japanese pieces I am missing. I gave up as it was taking to long. I asked Doug and apparently the pieces are in but he has do some work assorting them, putting them on the website etc.
When he said the pieces were in, did he mean the wrong color ones or the correct ones? And how long ago was this?
HBG Japanese Pieces
Does anyone know when HBG is going to have their Japanese pieces (Paratrooper, Light Carrier, Big Artillery, etc.) back in stock? They said the factory printed them in the wrong color a few months ago, but even those wrong color pieces aren’t being sold on the website, even though HBG said they would be.
RE: Sired's Map project - Updated- 4/16 - files available see first post
Palau Island seems a bit too large.
RE: Thinking of 1942.2 buy?
I see a question about if he should buy 1942.2 and everyone jumps in and tells him to buy Global.
1942 and Global are completely different animals… it’s like if I had a Camaro and asked if I should keep it or get a Firebird (assuming they still existed in production) and everyone chimed in that I should just buy a Lambrogheni… whoa, whoa, whao, completely different thing here.
Imho, 1942 to 1942.2 is mostly about updated sculpts and a few map changes, but the difference isn’t huge… really you just need to ask yourself if the cost is worth it to you for very minor changes (to some it would be).
If you’re looking for a different gaming experience, sure there is Global, which is a huge step up in complexity, map size and most of all, time commitment… go for it if that’s your thing, but it’s a lot different than the scale and time commitment of 1942… there is a middle ground upgrade that is more involved than 1942 but less than Global and that’s Anniversary edition which I’m surprised nobody mentioned as an option… I might recommend that as your choice if you want something similar to 1942 but not as drastic a change as Global.
This thread is from early 2017, when Anniversary hadn’t been reprinted yet.
RE: Anniversary Map?
Two things I thought was odd about North America was the lack of the fifth Great Lake (Lake Ontario) and placing our national capital where Quebec City is located.
It is like placing Washington DC in South Carolina/Paris in Amsterdam or Berlin in Warsaw.
Tokyo and Honolulu are also wrong.
RE: How to counter Dark Skies+J1 attack?
Add in that most attacks against Moscow are happening on G4+, and it doesn’t have nearly as much impact as additional units to swing key battles during the first round. An extra 20 PUs of bid results in an additional 20+ PU swing in net battle casualties, leading to a 40+ swing of units in key areas, leading to 60+ swing of units by the fifth turn.
AB Harris: might I ask where are those first round key battle areas that the bid can offer such large PU swings? I can only identify North Africa sub+Tank+2 art to have such large effect.
If I have 40 bid, where should I put the 20 additional bid to counter patient Dark Skies + J1 attack?
I think the only thing with the J1 would be giving the Red Army East an offensive ability against Japan by liberating Chinese territories forcing Japan to rely even more on transports and thus navy making them more able to be sunk by US. As for dark skies, I can’t see anything beyond more infantry and artillery unless the other solution is to give the Northern Red Army more offensive ability to get Finland and Norway which is 6 dollars of Spread of Communism on top of 5 dollars for both territory value.
How about add 1 mech to burma for india.
Against dark skies the allies just need a bit more fleet to call the bombers out. Attack and you trade your bombers dont attack and ill invade you.
The one mech is a good idea too as I would instantly use that to get over to Persia and bring them into the fight.
I don’t think you can use a mech to activate 2 pro-allied territories in a row.
RE: GERMAN P.1003 VTOL HBG
I have an order ready for German pieces that I want, but this one is missing. It is one of the 3D printed pieces. Does anybody know how often these get restocked?
Probably less often than their battle pieces, which can take a couple of months to restock.