This weekend we broke out the AAAE so I tried lnxduk’s strategy from the 20th (save all money get 8 transports, trounce the UK. But I was a little foolish. He didn’t go for rebuilding his navy, he bought fighters and I just didn’t stop and think. A little more care and I would have pulled it off but when I deployed my fleet to the SZ around denmark he balked, terrified, seeing what was coming - his lack of income and his poor british defenses.
Then he regained consciousness and with figthers from Russia and the UK in subsequent turns and great rolls took out every vessel I’d just dropped on the board.
Now I’m fighting a desparate battle to regain my pride. Lesson learned: if you have 92 ipcs and you don’t stop to think about how your opponent is responding to you… it’ll buy you nothing but a really pretty fireworks show off of the danish coast.
The one thing that I’m really starting to like about AAAE is that Germany can sit back just a little bit. The mere fact that you can wait until Round 2 to buy anything and still have good borders and a reasonable presence in each theatre is really great. You can take all that time to see what your opponents plan’s are and then spen nearly 100 ipcs at once to form your strat for the game.
It’s awesome if you’re used to playing the axis and having to go all out turn 1 in the hopes that things will go well and you can put the allies on the defensive.
It was worth a shot. I’ll try it again sometime but be a little more careful.