I have only played the global game once…… today. I have played the Pacific game 5 times by itself and I have never played the Europe game by itself.
I don’t think there’s any problems with the Pacific game. It is a little hairy with extra movements from bases and such, but overall I find the game to be balanced enough. I have read a lot of guys complaining that you can be knocked out in the first round etc… with the Europe game, but it’s a dice game. The guy who has the best strategy and better pieces isn’t even the guy who wins. It’s the guy who consistently rolls 1s and 2s that wins. We can kid ourselves all day that we’re master tacticians and have all these great plans, but the dice have always, and will always decide the winner. I like how Italy has a little beef, but not enough to kick serious ass right away. Given great dice, the UK will be hurt badly in the Med and North Africa.
Anyway I really do like the game the way it is. I have not played it as much as many of you guys but so far my impressions are that of it being a great game. I just don’t think it’s fair to place blame or insult to a games initial setup design when the dice are what sways the outcome on any given day. Right? Anyone with me?
Nice to meet you guys. I’m new here. I have been playing Axis games since 96.
It will take some time for them to get there. And then some more time to get to the action. Plus, if they were in a constantly moving Pacific fleet (as they would have to be to survive), all the Allies move at different times, so there would be windows where they are very vulnerable to getting picked off.