Hello, I am new to playing A&A. Me and my friends have played about 5 games but they usually end before we can really finish. I’ve been scouring through these forums and picking up some information, but I have a lot of questions about good Axis strategy. Any help would be appreciated.
What is a usual turn for Germany to attack Russia?
How do you move your starting German units for Barbarossa, and what units should you buy to keep it going?
Do you leave any units behind to defend Western Germany/Germany or do you send them all to the front?
What is a good path to go for Moscow?
How does Japan doing a J1 attack affect the European Axis strategy?
What should you do with the Italian units in Africa?
What country should get Bulgaria?
What should you do with Finnish units if you decide to go along Ukraine/Stalingrad rather than north to Leningrad?
What is the best way for Japan to get to India?
Is Sealion ever worth it?
If you are planning on Barbarossa, is it better to buy 7 artillery on G1, or buy nothing to keep the allies guessing?
What is the usual amount of German units to send to France? what if you want to take Normandy or Southern France also?
Sorry for the large amount of questions, I’ve just been really puzzled about this for a while. I’ve seen people say that Germany can easily take over Russia almost every game, but the farthest I’ve gotten is Leningrad. Any other tips you have for Axis strategy would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
As you get better, you will see that it is not a war game. it is all about economic. Learn the map, and look out for the keypoints there… And then it is like chess. Protect your expensive units, don’t let them stand as sitting ducks… A expensive unit cost more than 3 ipc Don’t be afraid to pull out of an area, if you are able to save your units for a counter attack… Learn the bonus’s for each nation, specially your enemies.
normal I say Germany is the main engine of the axis powers. Japan is the auxillery engine, and Italy is a minor auxillery engine. It means Germany most have all the money it can get on the European map, and it is the power, who force the allies to spend most of the resources (in total Russians, Eur-uk US) to fight… This is the reason why Japan wins most of the games for the axis’s. If Germany is down it is possible for the european british to use there economy in the pacific.
Italy is a minor power, and are not able to hit that hard on the russians. they should focus to control the mediterranean and those areas. If the germans are strong they have an easier game.
when you lose a game then think about what happened. how did you buy, and how did you move. The same you have to do with your enemy. then you are able to improve. Sometimes you lose in round 15 or 17 but cause for that might already happened in round 5 or 9, or even in round 1 or 2.