Axis strategies. What works for you?

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Re: Axis strategies. What works for you?

Post by Whackamatt » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:15 pm

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Re: Axis strategies. What works for you?

Post by MiniAlien » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:52 am

Wow, nice strategy! Have to try that one out one day!

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Re: Axis strategies. What works for you?

Post by Whackamatt » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:16 pm

Mini, your posts nicely illustrate the point I made in my original post. I think every strategy has a counter, and thus what works once won't work for very long.

There's reactions for everything. It turns into a big game of if/then/else.

A seasoned UK player will rarely lose London, and only due to bad rolling.

If Germany clears out their fleet Rd1, then they buy 9 Inf.
If Germany buys naval units Rd1, they they fly planes back to London Rd1 (Gibraltar Ftr flies to London, Malta Ftr flies to Gibraltar then London) and don't scramble for any naval battles Rd1.


The power of the Axis comes in dictating Allied strategy. You KNOW the UK player will buy Inf Rd 1. If he doesn't, you can make him pay by taking London.

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Re: Axis strategies. What works for you?

Post by CarefulTuba3 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:32 pm

Then again if UK plays it smart and gets some lucky rolls they should be able to hold of the Germans till the Soviets can invade from the east. By then the US should be able to pressure Italy in Africa, after all, I can't see Italy becoming strong enough in even 4 turns to be able to pressure Russia and/or keep the US at bay.

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Re: Axis strategies. What works for you?

Post by Whackamatt » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:02 pm

Not sure what you mean, Tuba, by the UK holding off the Germans till the Soviets get there. If the UK does not anticipate an invasion and forgoes the obligatory 1st round purchase of all Infantry, Germany WILL take London. With around an 80% chance to win, that would be an insane amount of lucky rolling to hold them off.

The fluidity of the German strategy must be that if the UK buys infantry and takes a defensive stance (not scrambling planes during the Round 1 naval clearing) in anticipation of a possible invasion, then Germany attacks Russia and buys tanks instead of transports in Round 2. The UK can stomp the German odds down to below 1/5, which isn’t a really good gamble for the Germans.

The assumption that the US will pressure Italy if the UK falls is also false. They CAN, but it’s very difficult. Germany will have 10+ planes, plus extra subs for hits they’ve purchased and deployed in Normandy. With the addition of an airbase in Normandy, or if they fly out of London, those Fighters and Tacs can hit the SZ West of Gibraltar (SZ 31) and land in Algeria (taken by Italy).

Now, the US might be able to build up enough protection for its TTs and land units to survive a counter-assault of 10 planes combined with a few subs, and then a second follow-up counter-assault of whatever Italy can bring by round 4, but ONLY if they’ve spent absolutely nothing at Japan. Japan will claim a Pacific victory if the US doesn’t spend any money that way.

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Re: Axis strategies. What works for you?

Post by Bung » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:59 am

so how about details on the ger 1 dow counter?
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