White (or Green) 1s
Not everyone does that so I just lay it out before the game starts.
Sorry we didn’t connect the other day. I called and noone answered.
Ladies and Gentleman,
I’ll be hosting a game of A&A 1941 and a game of Global 42 at Con of the North outside Minneapolis this year. There will also be some A&A Naval Miniatures action on Sunday.
Dates for Con of the North are February 16th to 18th.
See website for details.
All my fellow A&A players here in Minneapolis are headed to GenCon August 18th-20th. If you guys want to get together and play some Global 40 or 42 that weekend I’m down. Be nice to meet you all.
Send me an e-mail if you want to game. email@example.com
I’ve been playing this game for a long time now and I can’t for the life of me understand why the UK income is separated by Europe/Pacific. UK/Canada makes more sense to me, or just one total UKall income like every other power. It seems to balance the game out nicely if Japan can’t do an India crush.
How would this work for 1940 2e vs. 1942? If you guys could try it and let me know I’d appreciate it. My gaming group is a bunch of old guys who fear change.
I’d be willing to make the trip to play in a G40 tournament up there. My balance idea that seems to work well so far is to combine the UK income. Don’t split the money between Europe and Pacific anymore. It seems to balance the game well. Also India is no longer a capital.
If you’re scheduling a game this year let me know and I’ll head out there.
You know I went to college in Champaign, four years I never found anyone to play with. If you can find two more we could schedule something at Dragon’s Table (if it’s still there). I’d be willing to make the drive. I’m playing this Saturday in Minneapolis.
I’d like to see a dedicated fighter unit done right in an Axis & Allies game, unlike the one in 1914. It could be a purely defensive unit that you’ld want to leave at your ICs to defend against SBRs and massed bomber attacks.
Another thing I really want to see (possibly in the next G40 edition) would be anti-tank guns. They’d be just like the modern AAA guns except only fire at tanks. They could cost the same, too. At the very least a tech that makes your AAA fire at tanks, too. 3 shots for each before the attacker fires. What do you think?
So I’ve been running a few different opening battles through Skelly’s odds calculator in regards to the Global '42 scenario.
Japan seems to be able to attack the India, Hawaii, and Solomon fleets on J1. The fight off India (assuming a scramble) has the worst odds at 60% success rate, but if it works you look awesome. You could also take a chance on the ANZAC cruiser at 50%.
I wonder if anyone has tried taking Alexandria on G1. It’s a very powerful move if you can pull it off.
The naval combat has a 50% chance. If you do kill the cruiser and land, that beefs the land fight to 75%. Flip a coin, anyone?
The Battleship off Scotland can be saved easily with a destroyer as the bid and a plane from Leningrad. I didn’t come up with it, I’m just saying.
Italy all depends on the UKs battles, so no point in speculation there.
I never saw any adaptation of the novel, but the book was pretty awesome. Typical Philip K. Dick mind-trip.
The characters talk about reading a book called The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, which is based on real history. So we’re reading a story about people who are reading a story about us.
This could be the worst setup of all time from a historical perspective. At least since the MB 1985 where Japan was setup to attack Hawaii in 1942 somehow.
When is it supposed to be? Japan took Burma in January 1942. If it is supposed to be January, then they should have yet to invade Java and take Malaya. Worst of all, the US Marines didn’t invade the Solomon Islands until AUGUST. If it’s supposed to be August, Japan should have the Aleutians. The Solomons should have an airbase.
On the other side of the board, the US is setup to do Torch, which happened in November. US forces should be in England, let alone Australia. The USSR is setup to attach Karkov, which happened in May. El Alamein is about to happen, so it appears to be July.
I’m willing to come whenever. Just let us know.
In the meantime there’s always Strategicon three times a year, Gencon every year, and Tacoma Axis & Allies Meetup Group events to do!
I’m so glad you found A&A.org, so I don’t have to shoot down your insane strategies in person! Now you can bounce ideas off everyone else.
I’d like to see the Allies go all out on a KJF, but again it all depends on what the Axis does.
So I’ve been in this position twice now. After all the strategizing and playing 9+ turns, the Allies stop the Axis from winning outright, but Moscow falls and then what happens?
I’ve been here once as the good guys (a contested draw) and once as the bad guys (allies win).
Noone ever seems to talk about what happens next. You’ld think typical Allies strategy is to go all in against one Axis power while blocking the other from winning. In other words, take down Japan and then swing around to take out Germany after 16+ turns. Typical Axis strategy all depends on what the Allies do.
In the early game it’s really the Axis that dictate the game. I think it’s interesting that in the late game it’s the other way around. Am I wrong? If the target is Japan, then Germany builds a bunch of complexes either in the Middle East to take Egypt or a big navy to invade England while the Allies focus in the Pacific. If the target is Germany, does Japan try to finish off India or Australia? I’ve never seen Germany be the target first. Anyone else usually play the game out or is it always a concession? Seems pretty balanced once it gets to the later turns.