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Triple A has had time to work out bugs/kinks, as well as having all game versions.
To me, the # of games available + the AI are most important.
Zombie First Day are sold out I bought in Friday 1400H. 4 day Badges are likely to sell out as the total attendee cap has been reached as a practical matter ~62000
Yeah, they sold out 2 years ago too. I got the “near sellout” email from gencon.
I hope to see many of you at Gencon.
London is toast is this scenario. The allies are toast too, because after the Germans do drop transports the Japanese will take the mic you built for them. The USA will have to try to save London which is great for the Japanese.
I’m not saying a middle earth strategy cant work but this is far too aggressive. And you are not utilizing the infrastructure you already have in SA which you can transport up to the middle east.
I’m not a fan of sea lion but I would happily do so if I saw you making those purchases.
Pretty much. I dont think it gets simpler than that. Either Axis power has the ability to make the US pay consequentially for choosing one side of the board over the other.
I stated earlier that having assumed Japan takes Calcutta as well as the other cities of course, all that’s left is taking Honolulu or Sydney to which the Americans by GHG’s standard will have been building mostly everything in the Atlantic. yes I know he says to also shuck units back and forward into Hawaii but that’s what the Pearl Harbor attack is for.
You don’t even need to attack. Just build for a J2 attack and stack everything in Carolines that can reach. USA cant stack Hawaii because they will get destroyed. If USA doesnt build in the Pacific they get destroyed J2 or J3.
Just eliminate this whole floating bridge stuff right from the get go.
I just started playing Axis and allies 1940 with 6 peoples . Where do I start implementing the more complicated rules of the game and house rules after we got the basics down like phases/ fighting units
I would avoid making any house rules until your group is familiar with the base game and how it plays.
Question for serious players of Anniversary:
Do you play with NOs? If you do what is the bid like?
I have found it pretty heavily in favor of the axis so generally leave this optional rule to the side but am still curious.
I play 42 no Objectives no tech and interceptor rule because it’s balanced. Playing with the NO would require a large bid.
Hi @sonjingohan you can watch live games on the triplea lobby. You can also DL league games and then go through them at your leisure. https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/topic/17147/gargantua-s-k-i-s-s-triplea-instructions
Some people play on you tube as well. You could try a you tube search here for more info.
The youtube links are just snapshots in time though. The only time ive seen live play is when Dave streamed his games at Gencon.
Its your game. But 3 planes to the eastern front doesnt necessarily force Germany into an economic strategy.
However, if you eliminate Italy (Taranto) and make a huge UK navy (Gibastion), you both deter sea lion and allow USA to build more in the pacific as UK doeent need any help right away. So you eliminate 2 conditions right there. So Axis is left with Moscow or Economic as you put it.
3 USSR fighter deters rush to moscow, but doesnt deter a Japan VC strategy UK still loses alot of navy and UK either kills its own in Taranto or lets IT fleet live.
I think 69 is too high. However Crockett, I suggest:
Carrier 97 (16)
Tac Malta (11)
Fighter Scotland (10)
Destroyer 111 (8)
Sub 91 (6)
Bomber Egypt (12)
Sub 106 (6)
You can do Super-Gibastion and Taranto.
@taamvan I have not supported a J1 and wouldn’t for the exact reasons you state. But that doesnt mean the VC are irrational.
You say that the Allies were winning on every front. Explain this. Did they have Africa locked up? Were they in Normanday? Did Japan have the money Islands? Did China and UK take Hong Kong?
If those above are true, then losing Moscow is only a temporary setback. Germany gets an influx of cash but then must race tanks back to the west when the USA should be building out of a conquered Italy.
If people want to race to moscow then you either take it early or the axis will lose. I dont play that way but many do.
@taamvan USA does not just “take it back”. They must build the majority of their forces in the Pacific to even do so. And if they do it avoids the triple team on Germany.
And if they dont then Japan wins the game.
And I dont see what a rational victory condition is. You cant simply let the Allies ignore an entire side of the board.
Why? I think they make the game interesting.
More randomness which means more luck vs skill involved.
I like D-Day and when we have played we just use the 2 card sets.
@tincanofthesea Oh lol, I thought you were just about to finish those games! Allright, I will be available when you message me!
I can play you, if you will play through email. I dont have the time to schedule a “live” game right now.
Then how can you prevent hawaii from falling if not a KJF?
You can’t. If Japan wants to take Hawaii they can. Just like if they want China it is theirs or if they want India it is theirs. However, they do not have enough units and money to take them all so Japan has to pick and choose which ones they want. Since losing Hawaii is the least important of the three just mentioned most Japanese Players will not go for Hawaii.
If the Japanese Player threatens Hawaii just make sure you have an ANZAC ship in the south to block them at Johnston Island if they try and get Hawaii and then swing down to take New Zealand/Queensland followed by Sydney for a quick win.
I agree with this, except that Hawaii is not the least important of the three.
@andrewaagamer yes my bad i miscalculated. Then how can you prevent hawaii from falling if not a KJF?
Apparently the majority of people seem to like a J1 attack and go towards India. So it isnt something you would see often.
If you spend all the US money in the pacific you will eventually get Hawaii back.
You can’t end your turn with a Japanese fleet within 2 spaces of mainland US when not at war. Hawaii is 2 spaces to mainland US so you can’t post your fleet around hawai J1.
You absolutely can.
I don see how G40 is boring on the Eastern Front unless you make it so. Yes, there are going to be stacks but that is the nature of the game.
If you want a “global” AA50 experience, then play the G42 setup. Russia goes first and smashes into the German lines, placing them on the defensive early. Its the version used at Gencon for their tournaments.