Just by more fodder in the form of mechs
Why Mechs instead of inf?
That’s only 4 more tanks than what Germany starts with? Have you been taking significant losses on the eastern front already?
Yes I have had some pretty good hits against me moving past the front lines, but got stretched a little this between air & sea purchases on the Atlantic side & the Med. Now pretty much just trying to concentrate on Russia for Moscow & VP cities, before I have to head back to my flanks to protect Paris VP & hold Egypt, before the UK & US come in full force to rob me of my gains––
It just seems like I can play this out in my head for the next three rounds & see my Eastern armies getting wiped out @ the Gates of Moscow from his tank force stacking there, while I now have the UK & US starting the Invasion in the western or southern shores of France----& me not having enough time / IPC’s to stop them if I’m trying to go all-in for Moscow???
Its been along time since I’ve even played ANY A&A Pacific game, let alone the AAP402e.
So what is considered the best opening moves for Japan & the 1st 1-3 round objectives? We’re just finishing up a Global game & my son wants to try the AAP402e next.
I’m in a global right now as the Axis player. Its now UK3, Japan has done a successful J3 India & has control of all China (less 4 territories I just have to walk into), India & all SE Asia (less Hong Kong, Malaya & 1 other UK straggler I’ll have to clean up w/ J4 battle to take), Japan averted a US Strike against the homeland & w/ no more transport troops have moved their fleet from J6 towards Flip, where they are now staging along with Anzac.
On the Europe side Italy has cleared the Med, still retaining most of its fleet & is poised to take Egypt on I3, However the US has got Gib & had anchored a small fleet w/ loaded CV off Gib. US-east purchased 5-subs & 4-cruisers last round! The UK @ this point has not reinforced London, but they will this round. Germany is poised to take Ukraine & Novgorod on G4 & Russia has abandoned Stalingrad entirely & amassing in Moscow.
So Now most of my German forces & planes are on the eastern front w/ just token forces in France, Germany & central territories, so I’m fearing a big onslaught/invasion coming from US/UK w/i a couple rounds.
But for now, how the heck do I deal with all those Russian tanks in Moscow? He’s got 21 there right now, w/ 8inf & 2-fghtrs. It will take next round to knock out the northern & southern factories, & 2-more rounds just to make it to Moscow w/what ever units I have left from the prev rounds battles. Currently I only have about 13 tanks, 20inf, 2mech, 4art, 1 bmr, 5fgntrs, & 4tacs combined w/my north & south armies to last for the next 3-rounds to Moscow! & Russia is buying 7-tanks per round w/ an inf or 2 (as he took the oil fields early & has a couple pro-axis territories as well) so he’s making good IPC’s.
I’m just afraid that by the time I get to Moscow, with my current force, that Moscow will be too big & wipe me out, or If I wait to build for a couple more rounds, so will Moscow, & be even bigger. Because I still have the US/UK invasion coming, so I’ll have to divert some of my IPC’s to reinforce there.
So is this an insurmountable situation in the coming rounds @ this point???
If you are still playing OOB now… you deserve to get shot.
There are no more excuses!
No I’m still not playing OOB, I was hoping to get Cow’s input on the comment he made (regarding taking India & London) to Piazza2425 on the Feb 11th post. So don’t load you gun yet.
I not only have the national FMG dice. But I saw some A&A Game Pic posts from someone a couple years ago & he had these really cool looking National symbol dice w/ different color scheme variations like USA was a dark green w/ mottled black throughout w/ a star symbol, the Brits had this kind of marbled blue/red dice w/ the Union Jack symbol, etc. & they all had a rounded corner, instead of the basic square corners.
They looked so cool, so I emailed him & found out he had them made special by “Chessex Dice” for his A&A games with all different color schemes he picked out & had the national symbols of each nation put on them.
So I emailed Chessex & had them make up a set for me, 12dice per Nation. I think they cost about $1 per die, but I think thats what FMG charges as well. So check them out, you can pick any color scheme you want & they put the Nation symbol on it–very cool looking
@ 94 Canuck
I did some cross checking on the Charts player aid charts you made for your +3 version & they WILL work for the 2e & with the +3.9 set-up charts that “Sehxual Panda” made also.
So I guess with some research on my own, I figured it out &, they will all work together
So I’m stoked. All good charts with no changes needed. Thanx for your response & sorry for the confusion.
But now with 1914 coming out, you know your gonna have to get busy & make some more cool player’s aid charts for that too, don’t ya.
Yeah always take london and india round 3. You can do it every game all day everyday.
Cow, was reading this older thread. When you say you can “take London & India–-All day, everyday”. Were you only referring to the AAG40-1e specifically? Did they change the set-ups in 2e so this is not as easy & how???
We know about that one - most Russian players just keep the sub there for some reason. I guess for the possible defense when a destroyer/plane go to take it out to cut the bonus.
The Russian sub is usually kept there, as Variance said, for the purpose of Convoying Norway / Germany. Kind of a little Russian jab that just sits there, taking 2-3 ipc’s per turn, until Germany does something about it.