The last three games me and my friends played the Axis have won. We played without NAs. It could be chalked up to bad rolling for the Allies. In one game the entire British fleet was destroyed on G1 by a gutsy and sacrificial air attack. In another game the Axis beat us because I (US) couldn’t convince my n00b friend (UK) to reinforce Russia or anything else for that matter. He simply sat around building up for an attack he was too afraid to launch.
Posts made by Deutschland_Pwns
RE: Will The Axis ever win?
RE: Need Help Defending Germany Against UK Strategic Bombing
But is it even possible to hold off a British / U.S. invasion in Europe while attacking Africa, all the while getting bombed? I would think not, unless one had lucky rolls. And if Russia was smart they would take advantage of the situation and pick apart any scattered German positions. In this situation, I think Japan has to do its part flawlessly, whatever that may be. Annoying U.S., trying to help roll up Russia, taking NZ Australia and India?
Sounds like a tough decision to make.
RE: Anti-KGF Policy. What should the Axis do?
Inavading Alaska is pointless. Although it is usually undefended, it can be repulsed in 2 turns with minimal effort. Invading Australia is also pointless I think. You get 2 ic for an island that can be taken by the U.S. fairly easily.
RE: Help a rookie out…advice....
That was basically the problem in our last game, that U.S. decided to roll up Japan first while UK and Russia simply contained Germany in Europe. UK was never aggressive enough, and this left Germany to fight 2 huge battles with Russia and basically knock him out of the game on G4. I suspect it could have been done on G3 though.
Isn’t building 2 ICs with Japan risky on J1, and a little unnecessary? I could understand building one in Indochina, but where else would you put one and why?
Help a rookie out…advice....
OK, I’m lucky to have the luxury of 5 man games. Friends at work get together once a month and play and they allowed me into the fold. Here is the plan for our next game as Axis. Give me advice please.
Note: no national advantages. standard rules.
I’m playing Germany. My plan is simple as can be, no doubt. I’m starting turn one buying all tanks. As well as turn 2. Planning on moving things around a bit to keep Allies on their toes. Take control of Med, destroy UK ship in Gibralter, and NOT pressing into Africa. At the very best, I’ll just try to hold on to what I have in Africa. On G3 I plan to attack the main Russian force, either in Caucus or Moscow, wherever it may be, and then (hopefully) winning and mopping up resistance. All the while trying to keep a respectable force in West Europe to hold off invasion.
Japan is going to try to take Sinkiang and China asap. He’ll try to take India first turn, with good odds I think. He will likely avoid a Pearl Harbour and play defensively with his navy. He plans to build up navy over time, not necessarily because he will use it to invade U.S., but mostly as a distraction. We are reasonably sure, given past games, that Allies will go with KGF policy. Past games have oddly been a KJF policy and have ended in a stalemate. The idea is that if the japanese navy is threatening enough, U.S. will be afraid and spend money for pacific theatre and buy Germany time.
I’m reasonably sure I can attack and destroy most of Russia on G3-G4, even with British reinforcements. I figure, if I lose Norway on UK2-3, it will ultimately be negligible due to victory over Russia. Japan may lose Borneo and East Indies to U.S., but will pick up U.S. China, India, and parts of Russia. Japan may also go for a more direct attack on U.S. if he tries to ignore Japan for Germany. Japan may attack Alaska and Canada, smply as distractions, again to buy time for Germany. After G3, I plan on focusing on ftr and subs (assuming Russian defeat is inevitable) to threaten UK.