For those of you who don’t check the AA50 boards, there’s a discussion going on over there that’s relevant to AAR as well. It appears that Hasbro is taking action to shut down TripleA, probably in the hopes that they will make more money from Game Table Online as a result. See http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=14893.60
Hate to compromise my deity status, but JWW is giving me quite the schooling in the league this year…he beat me in 5 rounds our first game, and 4 rounds into the second things are looking hopeless. I managed to beat him a couple times last year, but I had to work for it–he’s hardly breaking a sweat! Now if we could just get him to write some strategy articles. 🙂
I have attached a map of pickup and drop zones in the North Atlantic from a US perspective. You have to remember that if your Eastern fleet is dropping into Archangel or Karelia from Z04 then you can’t get to the Baltic in one move. You are stuck with going to Norway or WEU for a turn before moving to the Baltic.
The Baltic is generally preferable, though not always possible.