Thank you for the welcome.
Played my second game last night with my son (him Allies, me Axis). We played with the 3 Inf in Russia, 1 US Inf in Northern China, and 1 US Destroyer.
He beat me pretty easily as the Allies.
He went for a purely defensive strategy in Russia after our first game. He only bought Infantry for most of his turns, and he didn't go on the offensive with Russia until the end.
I had two miserable assaults where I don't think I inflicted a single casualty while rolling all 5's and 6's. Combine that with his defensive strategy, and he had a pretty easy win.
I was never able to threaten England properly. I invaded Canada a couple of times through Alaska to give him something to worry about, but he just built a bunch of Infantry in the US, and then pushed me back into the sea both times.
He even blundered a couple times by leaving his Transports unguarded, and I would swoop in there with a Sub or Destroyer and take them out.
Final result was I never took a single Capital, even Moscow, and he took Berlin and Tokyo for the win.
Before I post again, we'll have to play the single Capital Victory condition so we can get some more plays in with the shorter play time. We'll play five more times before I post the results.
My overall feeling is the adjustments definitely made it easier for the Allies; more plays will see if it went too far the other way, or if it is about right.
I would still hate the Japan-Soviet Non-aggression pact. 1941 is supposed to be the easier version of 1942. Adding a rule that isn't even in 1942, takes away the whole point of 1941 being a simpler version of the game.
Krieghund wrote:Welcome, dr441!
Yes, the starting US income should be 17.
Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you're enjoying the game!