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Latest posts made by justus
RE: How old are you and when did you start playing
Frosh or Soph in college when I started…23…age is a state of mind, however…I know little kids who will say the most profound things and 40-year-olds who need to grow the fduck up…not referring to anyone in particular on the forum though…created a sizeable posse out here in the desert…I’ve got about 6-7 regular players…we get down just about every weekend…good times
RE: Best Position…
Yes, in fact our latest game is a free-for-all…
Germany got (yes believe it) U-boat interdiction and Wolf packs for their NA’s, and rolled one die for a 3 (super subs) on their first turn. I’m America, and I’m in a mad dash to combine my fleet so I can put up a defense against the impressive German Navy. If their rolls go well in the east, their Naval power will be enough to hold off any aggressor at sea, but we’ll have see how this actually works out as the game progresses (we’ve only played thru 1 round after initial setup). Germany looks harsh right now: they took Karelia with 4 INF and 2 ARM, West Russia with 1 ARM, and Ukraine with 2 INF, 1 ARM, and 2 FTRS. I’m not even Russia and I’m pi$$ing myself at the thought of subs attacking my still as-of-yet vulnerable navy.
So yes, Germany will do well in a free-for-all game, especially if they have the advantages mentioned above…
RE: Best Position…
perhaps you should focus on being more clear in your posts than being incredibly obnoxious with smilies and attacking others when they post something you disagree with all because you were too vague in your initial post.
Gees, sorry Duke, just having a little fun, don’t get so defensive man…
And I thought I cleared this up when I said ‘geographically’ the best position…
Anyways, I can’t believe no one is voting for USSR. They are economically and thus militarily weak, but their geographic position is more favourable than Germany’s, and in my opinion, thus makes them a “stronger” nation…
RE: Best Position…
Ok, I’m qualifying best position as best position geographically…And if that’s the case,
germany starts off with the best “position” depending on how you define that.
Duke, you speak the crazy talk. Germany is right in the middle of all their enemies, and if they don’t take land, they will be the first to go…Germany has the worst position (geographically) in the game. That’s why I ranked them last. Take or be taken, and I hate that crap. If your rolls suck, Germany frequently goes out first, though not always. No wonder they were so aggressive (WW1+WW2) throughout history. I would take Muzza Russia over Germany any day of the week 8-), whoop your a$$, and look great doing it :mrgreen:. Â
As for USA, geographically,
they have the best positional defense being on the other half of the world than everyone else, but they have the worst positional offense since it takes them at least 2 turns to take any territory of much value.
Wait, this is a bad thing? I see this as an advantage. Your capital is never really in danger as USA (except if I’m your opponent :evil:). It does take a few turns to get mobilized, but once you’ve established your shipping/transport lanes, America is truly a contender, and can do some serious danger. Besides, by the time they actually do show up, their opponents have been sufficiently “softened” from previous combats so as to make USA’s job that much easier. They don’t get action right away, but once they’re started, America is a monster…
Ah Tomato, Tamato, I guess…
In light of what I’ve said, this quote is quite telling,
usa starts off in the worst position but usually grows to ending up with the best.
However, all postees feel free to pick and rank the powers how you like and decide on whatever factors you deem fit, be it economically, militarily, politically, but please justify your answers so we can all enjoy and deliberate over your conclusions :-D.
am i supposed to take a weighted average over all turns and over all probable game scenarios or something?
I don’t know Duke, but it sounds like you got a problem there buddy.
Cm’on people, get the vote out!!