I am from IL but will be traveling to San Francisco for Kubla Con Memorial day weekend. I had trouble locating the A&A players last year until I found out too late the war gamers were given a space outside the hotel in a large banquet tent. I see there is a classic 2nd Ed tournament offered, but I’m more interested in a casual game of global. I’d also play anniversary or 1942 2nd ed. Any other player headed to Kubla?
Posts made by drummerinheat
A&A at Kubla con in San Francisco
RE: Taranto or Tobruk
I feel like the “3rd” option is stacking UK navy in 92 and building an air base in Gibraltar UK1. Same risk of Sea Lion as building the IC in Egypt UK1 tho. This requires “breaking out” by attacking the Italian Destroyer in 96 with air power (bomber from London and Fighter from Malta). I would also recommend an attack on Ethiopia via India support combined with the Tac and TT with 2 units from egypt, then consolidating Alex/Egypt forces in Egypt. If, for whatever reason, UK navy in 110 was avoided, send them to 92 as well.
Just another option to consider with lots of “ifs”. Germany’s opening move should dictate your options rather than have a hard and fast “this is what the UK MUST DO”.
RE: Europe 40 or Pacific 40?
My argument is for Europe. It has all the elements of the global game but in half the space. It is what I use to ease new players into the global game. It has all the elements of the global game: land battles, naval battles, strict/pro neutrals, neutrality rules/DOW’s, convoy zones, etc and it helps teach the importance of turn order (and offers can opener opportunities for both axis and allied players).
It does miss out on the mongolian rule, kamakazi rule, and china’s non industrialized nation rules, but imo those are complicated and good “next step” after Europe. I believe both are good to try stand alone before global unless you and your players are seasoned in the world of A&A.
Hope this helps!
RE: Questions on Axis Strategy
Welcome to the community! We all started with the same questions and some of us (me included) still are figuring it out. Young Grasshoppers youtube strategy videos were my start to forming my own strategies. Do yourself a favor and dive into all of them. So worth it.
I saw this question wasn’t really answered yet
What is the usual amount of German units to send to France? what if you want to take Normandy or Southern France also?
There are a few different ways to achieve this, but note that it will weaken your other attacks and can be a gamble.
France - 5 inf, 2 art, 3 mech, 5 tanks is 87% success odds
Normandy - 2inf, 1 art is 78% success odds
Southern France - 1 mech, 1 Tank, 1 fighter (from Slovakia) 89% success odds.
This is a hell of a gamble. The most important territory is France. If that doesn’t fall…you are in some serious…well…you know. Does anyone else have a more optimal pure France Turn 1 crush?