@Giallo that should do it. aside from the one in a billion shot for the russians in Kiangsu you cant attack any pacific VCs and you cant get to Germany this turn so that should be it. If you want to roll in Kiangsu, you can skip over Italy and Germany.
yeah I wouldnt take the 20% chance so you can definitely save it this turn if you want to see.
If you send your fleet south, you have no chance. I think your only option is to stack hawaii, move fleet to 12 (ideal but not sure you can defend it) or 10, all out pacific purchases, bring bombers back. But again, if you go that route, you are still far behind in both theaters so I can patiently setup for the win in a few rounds.
I think this game was lost over questionable Russia play, failure to defend Gib in rd1 and 10ish, not blocking in ME, and then abandoning India.
But I think with minimal changes you could improve Russia play significantly. For example, when I stacked Samara, you pulled your russian inf stack back to Smo instead of Bry. That had huge consequences. Perhaps it wouldnt have saved the game, but moves like that and a few early on made it way to easy for axis in Russia.
glad to hear it. Always been curious about gloomhaven. My daughter is pretty young so we arent there yet, but looking forward to it one day. But yeah, global is good enough for me right now. Still a challenge and still forces me to think, but I have a decent enough understanding of it that it doesnt consume me which I dont have time for.
didnt realize it but thats game. You have no way to take any VCs in pacific back and no way to take berlin.
I think maybe your opening in the pacific would have been interesting if you had taken a more traditional z92 stack approach in europe. But the cv/bomber buy and abandonment of the med just meant you were so far behind in europe that you had to spend US money there and then you fell behind in the pac pretty quickly after running out of ground units.
Me neither, but indeed thats game! well played ill post it… Thanks for your comments, I never look back at my games, I know I should…
I still might have lost given how powerful Germany was and how smart Ksmckay’s play is, but I was feeling pretty pleased with myself before the neutral crush because I thought I had just managed to turn around a losing game and recover the economic advantage. And the loss is in some ways more painful because of that since more careful play with that UK stack might have given me time to save Cairo and still have a chance to win the game. Its a good lesson, although one I think I should have learned before (Adam beat me in a similar way earlier although in that case, I had no chance and the neutral crush was just speeding up his victory).
In any case, it was a very close, well played, and fun game. I’m looking forward to a rematch down the road. At the moment though I’m avoiding getting in another game for a bit, but I am following your two playoff games with interest.
@Krieghund Understood. Great discussion, and thanks for the background information! I think it speaks to the greatness of the Global 1940 game that, ~10 years after publication, we can still have these types of philosophical debates about it.
Now, we can move on to addressing the flawed rules for AAA units… 😁
yeah, i feel like if I am going to go ground with germany I cant delay that push and I delayed it voluntarily early on and then let you block with Rostov effectively and by then the allies had their act together. We can switch it up and go though I plan on getting schooled.
yeah if those dice haven’t made their point about bashing the axis before, that India battle sure made their point clear.
The other game I’m running at the moment just took a major dice swing against me today that might end that game early so write if you have room for a new game.
Good game. Sorry the dice werent a little more even. Little battles all over the place but most felt in Russia where if Germany hadn’t broken through when they did might have completely changed the game. Very well played though.