I am looking for a game tonight as I appear to have a few hours to kill. Any interest in a one on one game?
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RE: Online: Looking for a player to play live this week over MSN or through email.
A&A Revised Edition Clarrification
Guys, excuse the confusion on my part, but I want to make sure that I am reading the right threads for strategy advice.
When you reference Axis & Allies - Revised, that is the version that was made a back in 2004 I believe and is featured at the link below:
Is this correct???
This is the version we are playing on now (started with the original A&A from the 70’s and played that for years). My confusion comes as you guys are referencing a2nd edition, 3rd edition, and a revised A&A board, and I want to make sure that when you say revised edition that it is the same board that i am using.
RE: Germany Strikes Britain on G1
ncscswitch - thanks for the thoughts. You are right. There is no point to set up the board as the two times that the take Britain on G1 strategy was employed it was successful and the Axis won both time in a matter of a few hours and the those hours were very boring and bad. I think the kamikaze house rule is going to be gone before our next session on Friday.
Malus - I’m starting to think that we will get rid of it, but I will have to run that by the other 2 of the 3 core players. Â If you take away the Kamikaze style attacks, then I believe only 1fig could get to Britain and back, and that pretty much eliminate that as an option. Â Thanks guys, I greatly appreciate the fresh view on the situation! Â I will strong arm a house rule change here. Â The kamikaze attacks tend to be used a handful of times a game, so it will be interesting to see how people adjust.
RE: Germany Strikes Britain on G1
Thanks for the response newpaintbrush. Let me comment on your comments so that people understand where I am coming from……
1. You cannot ‘kamikaze’ from Southern Europe. It is not allowed to have a fighter take off unless that fighter can also land that turn. REPLY: This is a house rule of ours. If you choose to have a fighter not return from combat due to movement limits, then you can do that.
2. You can fly two fighters in from USSR. REPLY: This is a good suggestion. I’m not sure if the fighters can make it from russia on R1, but I will check when I have the board infront of me again.
3. Germany going after UK usually takes one of three forms; five transports in Baltic on first turn for invasion second turn, or rolling for long range fighters with Germany first turn, or building two or three transports first turn followed by a five transport build. You just beef up London is all. Pretty simple. **REPLY: I’m not talking about Germany going after Britain on G2 with multiple transports, I’m talking about Germany going at Britain with the Transport they start the game with in the Baltic (1arm & 1inf) and their entire air force (using house rule described above). This is were the problem really lies. If Russia can’t knock out the German Baltic fleet in R1, then Germany if free to make a go at Britain in G1. **
Germany Strikes Britain on G1
The last two times I played Axis and Allies the German player on G1 took a gamble I had thought about, but never had the guts to try.Â He loaded his transport in the Baltic w/a tank and an inf, his bomber, and he took every fig (including a kamikaze from SE Europe) and attacked England.Â The first time I could only take out one fig with AA, and the second time I took out nothing.Â Defending from there was ruff, and he eventually took it with a single tank landing in England.Â Let me tell you, this absolutely kills the Allied effort.Â
UK can’t build anything or collect money until it wins back England, which it must send its’ its in Eastern Canada to do (and you better hope you take it back with the tank, otherwise you see no IPC’s until the end of the Britain’s 2nd turn).Â America then needs to land troops there to further defend England.Â On top of all of that, Germany walks away with 30IPC at the end of G1 and the additional IPC’s that England is worth.Â At this point Russia should be crying because from here on out as their partners are going to be delayed by 2-3 rounds, and that is all Germany will need to finish them off with as they now have a lot of spending cash.Â This is essentially the best way I have seen for the Axis to win the game. (aside from the aircraft carrier purchase strategy I’ve read here that I have not had a chance to try yet)
My question is, has anyone run into this strategy?Â Does anyone know how to stop it with Russia during R1 aside from taking out the Baltic Fleet with Russian Figs?….as I have tried this and it doesn’t always work.Â Any help here would be great, because we will be playing this weekend and if this G1 attack is successful again, the game is just brutal to play out.Â