Posts made by creeping-deth87
Just some noob questions
I’m no stranger to Axis and Allies but this version has quite a few new gameplay mechanics and I just want to make sure I have everything right. Regarding political collapses… I understand that the nation returns all of its pieces on the board to the box, and that it no longer gets a turn, but I’m a little unclear as to what happens after that.
1. If there are enemy pieces in their territories that were contested by the collapsing nation, do these territories become controlled by the enemy player automatically?
2. If those territories were contested by the collapsing nation AND one of their allies, does the collapsing player simply remove their pieces and the territory remains contested by their allies and the opposing power(s)?
3. According to my understanding, once their pieces are removed it seems like enemy nations can still gobble up all the territories once that particular nation surrenders. Is that correct? How does this work with allies of the collapsing power? Can they also take control of those territories, or do they only get to put their roundel down on the collapsed power’s territories if they take the territory from an enemy power?
RE: You one of those guys?
Funny, there actually was an airbase on Malta in Alpha +2 (as well as an air base on Gibraltar!). I believe they were both removed for balance reasons. While it would fit definitely be at home from an authenticity and thematic standpoint, I can’t fault Larry for taking them away to improve the actual quality of the game overall.
RE: Pearl Harbor
SZ26 is three spaces from W USA. It’s 2 spaces from SZ10 which is not W USA.
P. 8 of the rulebook “Japan may not end the movement of its sea units within 2 sea zones of the US mainland territories (Western US and Alaska)”
SZ1, SZ10, SZ2 are all one space from those territories.
SZs 11, 3, 8, 9 and 12 are all two spaces.
SZ26 is 3 spaces
SZ25 is 4 spaces
LOL wow you are really trying to stretch this. SZ 26 is within 2 sea zones of western us. There is no ambiguity here, it’s a very explicit rule.
RE: Pearl Harbor
Why not converge as much Japanese navy that can reach into the Hawaii sea zone, with the American ships already there (they’re neutral powers after all). America wouldn’t be able to attack US1, the American ships wouldn’t be able to escape far, and America can only build 3 units off San Francisco US1, leaving them sitting ducks for a J2 attack (I call it a crowbar)… anyone care to do the math on that?
This actually isn’t possible. Japan can’t be within 2 spaces of Western US without declaring war and the Hawaii sea zone is 2 spaces.
Looking for some new Germany strats
I have a game at my place tomorrow and my local meta has been shaken up a great deal recently by some creative new strategies by the other players. I was hoping to get some ideas from this board about some unusual plays if anyone has them. My Germany play is a well oiled machine but it’s a pretty standard G3 declaration Moscow rush.
Thanks in advance for the ideas
RE: Buying and using submarines
Honestly, as the Germans I think the best sub strat involves gobbling up Southern France on G1 and pumping out subs into the Mediterranean from G2 onwards. I’ve had great success with that strat after trying a number of other possible solutions to help out the Italians with Germany. If you keep a couple of planes handy in Southern Italy you get even more mileage out of them.
As for deliberately going after all of the UK destroyers… I don’t really see that working out. Leaving 111 alone so that you can hit 109 just doesn’t sound that smart to me, and you can’t hit that sea zone with everything you could throw into 111 either. There’s also the problem that destroyers are among the cheapest and most effective naval units in the game, so forcing the Allies to build them isn’t exactly doing you a whole lot of favours. Just my 2 cents.
RE: Global 1940 video after 11 rounds of play
That is most definitely an Allied win, it looks like the Russians have reclaimed all of their original territories. I’m very curious what happened in the Mediterranean, Italy exploding like that is… very rare in my experience.