I downloaded Battlemap but I don’t know what version it is. They have Ger, JP and US with the wrong IPCS.
Edit: got it. Just had to click new.
This thread inspired me to try something new. I don’t ignore 52 but go Pearl Light - sub, cruiser, plane, bomber, but I attacked Bury with 3 inf, tank, battleship hit and Fig, 2 figs if I can afford to send it. Tried it twice and I took it both times.
Keep in mind, we play a germany that has bonuses in the Med. We think retaking Egypt with UK as well as G losing 2-3 planes is enough to pretty much ensure an allied win. We give them a sub with the battleship, an extra guy on libya, we switch the tank with the art in algeria AND we move the Ukraine plane to Italy. It’s no so much that Germany is wasting money buying Navy it’s that it makes them money, pressures Russia deep and most importantly forces the allies to concentrate on Africa or else G will make 50 ipcs round after round.
Those transports don’t have to drop off in Africa, they can drop off in UKR or Cauc if it’s weak. We usually make between 46-50 ipcs on round 2. We also build navy in the baltic on round 1. This keeps the door open to Karelia, Norway and with two transports, Uk has to worry about getting invaded come their turn. For the first two rounds G is only buying 5 inf plus art for two rounds in addition to their navy buys but from round 3 on it’s Inf, art & tanks.
That said, G is walking a tightrope but they still have the attack advantage, they just can’t get diced, but when can they? Without the IPC’s they just fold quicker.
Despite all these advantages we give to Germany, we can still win as the allies. That’s why I think I can beat a no advantage Axis opponent. I don’t care about fortress Europe because we are already buying massive navies as US/UK. By the same token, I doubt I could beat any of you if I had to play a no-advantage Axis. I would need 3 rounds of miracle roles.
German does add navy as well. Usually an AC and an extra transport. This helps keep the channel open because the only ones that have the forces to move there is Russia, and with the extra German transport buy, they always have to guard Caucus and fight off the Germans on the front.
Germany doesn’t have to build in Southern and they keep making mid to high forties because of Africa. It is still walking a tight rope because Germany has a thin front against Russia for two rounds but they can reach the front faster.
This doesn’t always work with a standard game. We give Germany several advantages, but it would still work if they take Egypt and UK fails to take it back, or Japan focuses on opening the channel. But we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s totally hopeless for Germany in out of the box, KGF games.
I don’t know how to start a game by email. I’ve never done it. Do I have to start it if I’m going to play the allies?
If Malachi doesn’t want to do it I’ll challenge any Fortress Europe axis player.
One question: are you assuming 100% that the Axis player will use Fortress Europe? Or is it a condition for playing?
yes, it’s a condition on playing. This fortress Europe debate got started because people where saying it’s better than a Med Navy, to which I disagree. I’m not going to do anything crazy with Russia or build in the pacific with the US (maybe a sub or two).
In our games we have often have 3 loaded Japanese carriers in the med by round 4 or 5 and a bomber usually in Egypt so the allies always have to buy massive navy anyway, that’s why I think it’s going to be easier to beat than Med Navy.
Ok so I took my test and now have the free time to play. Do you want to try Fortress Europe against me Malachi? If so, how and when would you like to do it? I don’t have Triple A but I’ll sign up for Game table online if you want to do it that way.