After reading everything in this thread, the only thing I came away with was that Balungaloaf likes it up the ass.
Did I misread something?
Germany and Russia are the two hardest.
USA is the easiest
Agreed. I would never attempt to play Russia or Germany without an oddscalc. Karelia needs to be managed with the greatest of care (as Russia, I keep at around 55% success rate against German attack). And slowing down the Japs with Russia is almost an artform if you’ve seen it done by some of the best players.
Germany is even worse. If you have WE, Berlin, and EE locked down, it’s probably by a razor thin margin and you need to balance everything like a juggler. Most of the time, I don’t have enough troops to hold all 3, so I trade WE every round with UK or US. Eventually, the Allies will build up Spain, or attack WE en masse, forcing you to clear them out. Either way, you’re going to cede EE or WE, and then the end is in sight. The goal is to prolong it as long as possible to get as many tech rolls with Japan as you can.
Mahayana Buddhism beaaaatches. Now excuse me, I have to go immolate myself to protest the Iraq war.
I’ve always been wary of Ayn Rand since a philo prof. in a class I took at a JC really ripped into her. That was many years ago.
Isn’t Rand a bit like Nietchze?
For anyone interested in Vietnam: 365 days, Argument without end, and A time of War
The Terror, by Dan Simmons. Fictional account of the doomed Franklin Expedition, that was caught in the ice looking for the NorthWest passage. One of the ships was HMS Terror. Simmons also did the Hyperion series, which was very good, for any of you sci-fi fans.