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just finished our (my 21yr son and me) 1st G40 game. I surrendered as the axis on usa turn four... The IC's looked better than my game play.
I also like using different colored dice for hit numbers:
I pick up all the dice I need for an attack and roll them all at once. Speeds up play quite a bit.
I have color coded dice based on the nation. Green for US, Blue = France, Red= Japan, Black = Germany, White = UK
Great idea on the dice... Love those flags! Where did you find those stands. Do you have the files from printing those?
- painting the pieces is a lofty idea that i've been ruminating over
great idea. How did I go about making these or where to buy?Flight stands for fighters and bombers.
We recently tried the exact opposite and thought it was a better experience. We disallowed any suggestions/tactics/strategy talk among friendlies. We did this for two reasons. The primary is to speed up the game, and wow did it speed up the game. It may have cut the play time in half. The second (similar) reason was to keep analysis paralysis to a minimum and not let one player suggest and dictate all moves for every player for that alliance. All of our players knew how to play A&A so teaching wasn't an issue.aNjaSqurl wrote:The only thing I can think of is "official" correspondence between the various powers. One of the banes of game such as Axis and Allies and Risk (for me anyway) is confidential communication between different players. Lets face it. there is only so much........
I'll admit, both of these options slow down the game as it can take a while to pass notes around and to get up and leave the table to chat. They also add to the atmosphere of the game because Churchill and Stalin didn't text and Hitler couldn't hop of Facebook and send off a quick chat to his generals.....I'd like to think that if the real war could be won with what would be seen as technology that would almost be considered to be rudimentary at best I can do the same in my living room.
We found players needed to figure out what their partners were trying to plan and we also didn't see each side analyzing each others moves for possible mistakes, making for a more exciting game. Did I mention the game took about HALF the time to play? Wow, we loved playing like this.
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