My play group runs out of Japanese tanks. They usually get two IC’s in Asia, and go for the tank March to Moscow. I scavenged extra tanks and roundels from my original Axis and Allies game.
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RE: Advice on best Aircraft stands and Carrier modification, with parts lists
@greyleaf3 I know this is an older post but I wanted to tell you about my solution. I made flight stands and aircraft carrier stands out of clear acrylic rod. I attached 3 mm x 1 mm magnets on the tops of the rod. My aircraft have dots of magnetic paint on the bottom. This means I don’t have to worry about the polarity of the magnets and I do not have to drill holes in my planes. The bottom of my flight stands are clear shallow reflectors from a certain Danish toy brick builder.
My planes on the aircraft carriers appear to be flying because of the clear rods sticking up through the carrier. The rods fit easily in between the wheels on the tactical bombers. Drilling all the way through the carrier was the easiest way to build these. I used a small sticker to cover the bottom, followed by glue in the hole and then sticking the acrylic rod. The depth of the hole helped keep the rod vertical. After drying, I took the sticker off and sanded the bottom of the piece.
I am unfamiliar uploading pictures, so you may have to zoom in to see the flight stands and carriers.
RE: German IC in France
I see your point of waiting until G2 to purchase a IC in France. It allows me see what the US does first. I usually play with National Objectives, so on G2 I usually have extra money to buy an IC. I do not usually spam infantry because I don’t have the patience for it and my plsy group can’t fit in that many rounds.
The games I put the IC down are usually when I am playing slightly defensive and making time for Japan to take Moscow. I tend to throw a few U-boats into the Atlantic with bombers to slow down the allied transports. Try to keep the allies off my shores for a bit.
German IC in France
Has anyone else played around with a German IC in France? I have tested it a few times as a way to get German ships into sz7 or sz13. I find throwing out a destroyer to stop any offshore bombardment helpful. Being able to put some ships in sz13 can help because Italy doesn’t have the economy for a navy. I also like the ability to be able to buy what is needed to defend France without having to move it next turn. Also having two IC as Germany lessens the impact of strategic bombing raids to a degree. Has anyone else tried this before?