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RE: Game unbalanced?
You make valid points.
It’s not so much that the purchases are wild. A lot of time and thinking has gone into the purchases.
How can these seemingly odd purchases provide long term benefits/strategies, without being detrimental to the game?
The strategies are based around a notion that most players open with stock standard set plays.
The A/C for Russia turn 1 works.
Now a German player must devise a way to counter it, and it is not as simple as it seems.
Another option gamed successfully are two Russian bombers as a turn one purchase.
It was done initially as a joke: then came the necessity of having to make it work.
Russia didn’t fall.
It’s the scripted scenarios that I try to avoid. Some times however, they do need to be done.
I do not know what bidding is.
Your point about the dice is correct.
I’ve played AA Mark 1 through to this A & A 2nd edition for fifteen years. Love it.
RE: Game unbalanced?
I initially thought the game was unbalanced in favour of the Axis.
I experimented a lot with Russia turn 1.
An A/C has proved to be an inspired purchase.
Aggressive defence is a killer to the Axis.
Germany can get too hung up on Africa.
Germany has great potential to attack UK, whilst still bringing tremendous pressure to the fore on Russia
Experimenting with unorthodox purchases changed the game dramatically.
The UK acquires a navy much quicker than I feel it has a right to!
Japan has many vulnerabilities.
BUT my being at odds with conventional purchasing has proven to be a boon to exciting gaming, much to the chagrin of orthodox players.
The USA starts the game in way too strong a position. (IMHO)
Experimentation has been vital for my gaming friends and myself, so as we could grow the game.
We currently have a 50/50 win/loss ratio.
Our ‘unorthodoxy’ has become the new orthodoxy and enriched the game immensely.
Has anyone else had a similar gaming revelation?
PS; we prefer the board game to the computer.
Russian destroyer in the Baltic?
Russia turn one takes down the German cruiser and transport in the Baltic.
Russia then puts out a destroyer in the Baltic.
It is my understanding that the German subs must stand and fight the destroyer on Germany turn one.
Is my understanding of the rules correct?