No allied player can afford lose one turn. Italy might have some sense if you plan buy a AC or a BB, but for a naval buildup I’d prefer 1 fig, then the AC. Japan can afford wait one turn in 1941 scenario, but there is no point doing so
in order to determine sides, the players will bid for the lowest amount in IPCs they are willing to take the weaker side for. whoever bids the lowest amount (for allies, in the case of AA50) gets to place units up to the value of their bid and before the game begins.
a typical amount for AA50-41 is 5-8 IPCs, most often given to the Brits and placed in Egypt. on Triplea, there is a convention that limits the bid to no more than one unit per territory.
We use a mix of dice colors (white, red, black, dark blue, light blue, green, purple, orange, and grey). Each one designated for its hit value, special attack, or unit differentiation (subs, super subs, shore bombardment, SBR, etc). That way we can roll the entire attack or defense at once. It gets interesting when rolling 15+ dice all at the same time.
You are right though that Advanced Artillery, War Bonds, and Radar have probably the least effect on the game. (Those and Super Subs since there are few subs left on the board after the first couple turns unless you’re going after Japan heavily)
Whaaaa?? Radar is freaking awesome, even with Japan and USA!
I house rule war bonds - best of 2 dice.
Well, I suppose it depends upon how much SBRs are done and how much you move your AA around, because it does double your chances of taking out a plane. 🙂 In that case we can probably list War Bonds as the worst (arguably apparently) from Chart 1, followed closely by Advanced Artillery; and Super Subs as the worst from Chart 2 for lack of use, followed by Radar just by comparison to the other techs available on Chart 2 (LRA, HBs, Jets, Improved Shipyards), though I’m sure Germany would much rather have Radar than Improved Shipyards in most games given the chance. 😉 Anyway, none of this directly relates to artillery & Russia, so I’m done. I will stop posting my silly opinions of tech after this post. 😄
good plan get russia involved to help with the bury issue.dont take your foot of the gas once youve committed keeping japan occupied up there can do nothing but help the allies. because of the resources that are being used for that instead of other places japan needs to be.but this means brits and russians are dependent on each other more than ever.but if you stay aggresive and dont let up this means using all your resources that america has to fight that war it just may prove intersting.i think ill give this a try with a little russian help it may payoff.