I would hope for a PT boat unit
Yes, a PT or E boat unit.
NEVER reroll the dice. The dice represent your field commanders and the fog of war. The player is the commander in chief and orders movement and combat. But if your field commanders screw up then you just have to move on. On the other hand I have told my opponent many times “are you sure you want to do that” when he declares a battle that appears to be poorly thought out. I would do that rather than let a good game be ruined by a poor move. The global games are very long and one hates to see a game end by poor play and its too late to setup and restart a new game. Now I am speaking of friendly games with your buddies. If its a tournament of some kind than that is another story.
As I recall, Jeremy of FMG addressed this issue some time back. The huge pre-war income of the U.S. (52 IPCs). With this kind of income the U.S. is ready and in position with a large fleet when the war does come their way. For example when the Japanese do declare war the U.S. Pacific fleet is large and in position which prevents the Japanese fleet from moving too far from home waters when they need to be moving towards the Indies to increase their income. Now if Japan moves to attack U.S. territories on round one then this just hurts the Germans and Italians as the U.S. gains even more income through NOs and brings Americans to the shores of Africa or Europe sooner. What I am thinking of trying is giving the U.S. a smaller pre-war income but carrying the balance forward to later rounds so that the total is the same but they do not get it all so quick. It makes no sense to me that the U.S. should have such a large peacetime military budget. I will work out a schedule before our Alpha+1 game next Monday and see what difference it makes.
It is hard for me to help you unless you tell us the changes you made, so i can compare what is still part of the game.
Please post some of the changes you made, also describe what went wrong when you first played requiring any changes.
IL, my friend who has been helping me with this game has lost interest in this game but I still hope to get him interested again. One of the first issues we had was, how to implement the supply token in the game. We finally decided on 6 supply tokens each for the two capitals in the setup and 6 for each round as long as the capital was held by the original owner. We then put enough in the other zones to get the respective units started. You never indicated how the supply was to be moved. We added trucks to the game for this purpose. We created mule units, represented by the plastic horses to move the Chinese supply. The Chinese had unlimited supply north of the Yalu and the U.N. had unlimited supply that started in Japan. The main problem was how to move up these tokens to where they were needed. Thats where the trucks, mules and transport ships came into play. Also a small number where carried by the transport planes, helicopters and mech. infantry. The North Koreans bogged down too quickly so we added tanks and infantry to their setup. The next game (if we can schedule one) will see the N. Koreans starting south of the 38th parallel so that we can see them pinning the U.N. into the Pusan perimeter. All of our test games became a dead heat just south of Seoul and then the U.N. begins to push them back. The conditions you set for the entry of the Chinese did not work out. We had to set a date on the calender for the Chinese entry otherwise they never made it into the game. Also, an amphibeous landing too early does not work for the U.N. It takes quite some time to build up forces to make this work. I will post more on this when and if we can get back to this game.
Garg doesn’t even have a dog.Â He duped us to go to Tijuana and see a donkey show…Â :|
I never saw him there.
Good to hear this good news!
Nice to hear about the current status of Bear. I get all misty when I read all your posts. Here is the photo of my little pal that I promised you. Twelve years old.
I’m in France at the moment and one day a year everybody goes to work and donates their pay for that day to the elderly to purchase air conditioners and new appliances and generally things to make their lives more comfortable. It’s called “the day of solidarity.”
In light of the recent unfortunate circumstances to befall Mr. Bear and Joel I propose those who can, work June 6th (D-Day) for Mr Bear. It’s one day to help save a life and if we all pitch in we can do it.
This June 6th I will be fighting all day in France to save a life! (Donating my day’s wage for Mr. Bear’s Surgery) Who’s with me!?
Wow Kyle… Thank you… I don’t know what else to say!! Mr. Bear and I look forward to spending a day with you when you get back home.
We’re going to be looking just like them right after this surgery gentlemen.
Is that Ira Hayes sitting on the far left?
Situation at the end of turn 5 of test game #4. Russia with a strong defense in the center but they look a little weak on both flanks. Feel like I am getting closer to a final setup. Only small adjustments needed from here. Will see how this plays out next week.