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by The Old Soldier
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Axis & Allies: Revised
Topic: Spring Gathering III Results
Replies: 13
Views: 3562

I was at the pre gathering Friday night. I was surprised by the new point system. It led to many different angles of attack, and forced players to play aggressively. So, I thought it was great. I'm not a tournament style player and not hard core like many, but it was IMHO a improvement. The battlesh...
by The Old Soldier
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: "funnyisms"
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Well I know that is a lie.....

Because if it was true, just from the reponses from all the politican and lawyers around the world the cat population would have been wiped out long ago... :wink:
by The Old Soldier
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Advanced - Axis & Allies:2nd Stage
Topic: Keep it simple part 2 or the marriage of different concepts
Replies: 1
Views: 2679

Keep it simple part 2 or the marriage of different concepts

Oddman's post about keeping it simple, with other thoughts and reactions from Krieghund and IL, got me thinking about all these different ideas. I think we all agree that we want AAR with a deeper strategy, we just disagree on what that means and how to achieve it. Some want more unit, and while I t...
by The Old Soldier
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Advanced - Axis & Allies:2nd Stage
Topic: ATTACK AND DEFENSE NUMBERS: Land Based
Replies: 67
Views: 26008

Differentiating by country seems needlessly complex to me. The German tanks were better, granted, but the Allies simply had more. It's just a question of resource allocation. On a strategic scale, the commitment is about equal. Same with German vs Russian infantry: sure, the germans were better tra...
by The Old Soldier
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Advanced - Axis & Allies:2nd Stage
Topic: Tech and National Advantages
Replies: 46
Views: 20827

The tech tree is the weakest aspect of A&AR. It results seem extreme. While I like NA to a point, I would prefer a marriage of both systems into one. Why can't National advantage be part of the tech tree itself? Example tech advances for armor may be a +1 defence. The german army could start the gam...
by The Old Soldier
Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Advanced - Axis & Allies:2nd Stage
Topic: Keep It Simple!
Replies: 19
Views: 9294

To IL: No amount of words or agruements, can cover up bad manners. Since you clearly do not understand how rude you are, I will not address your comments, which are in many cases when ON TOPIC are quite good. As my father told me "never agrue with a crazy man". I believe many here want to turn what ...
by The Old Soldier
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Advanced - Axis & Allies:2nd Stage
Topic: Keep It Simple!
Replies: 19
Views: 9294

IL wrote: Yes but Artillery units are "inside" of infantry/armor units and yet artillery pieces got their own mold. Anti- Aircraft guns got a mold and no nation had divisions of these guns just set up for anti air combat. If you noticed I did state that artillery represented the large divisions of ...
by The Old Soldier
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Advanced - Axis & Allies:2nd Stage
Topic: Keep It Simple!
Replies: 19
Views: 9294

I have to respectfully disagree. New playing pieces, do not advance the game. It adds really nothing to the game except more of the same. I prefer instead to hone in on the things that can make the player think in a more strategic manner. Maybe I'm just not smart enough, but I do not see how more pl...