Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Been a long time

Three weeks ago we got halfway through a game of Second Edition and with the Red Sox coming to town the next week and Fathers Day last week the game stayed set up in the garage. I was Japan and had three mainland IC's prodicing three tanks each AND Industrial Technology. I thought I was set. I was wrong. Germany couldn't pressure Russia enough and they concentrated on the East.
Dan came in to help Ray as Allies for the win Mugsy and I lost.

Next we played another game of 2nd ED. with a new player. My son Jeff has been living in Florida with his mother for the last 8 years and last week moved up here to live with us. He had a rudimentary knowledge of the game and we let him play Japan.
Mugsy was USSR, Me, Germany, Ray as UK, Jeff Japan, and Dan as US.
The only thing I remember from this game was that Germany was collecting a lot but attacked an overly powerful Karelia and failed and was then done. My failure to adequately play Germany lost us the game.

Next we played AA42
Germany: Dan
UK: Mugsy
Japan: Ray
USA: Jeff
In this game I totally failed as the Soviets, and USA was given some bad advice by myself and worked a little too slowly resulting in a large naval battle that stranded several units on Okinawa.

Bad day for me and the new kid.

We will be going to a two week rotation for a while as the wives are getting a bit annoyed by our weekly games but maybe we can fit in 3 weekends a month.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Only finished one

Last Sunday we played the old second edition. We added labs at a cost of 7IPC's however no one bought any.
I was the Allies and Ray and Mugsy split the Axis, playing Germany and Japan respectively.

 Japan harassed America, taking Alaska after some time but couldn't get the ground game going in Asia fast enough to put any pressure on the Soviets. The Germans had their way in Africa but were stymied in their first attack on Karelia, and did not kill the British navy, opting to throw the Luftwaffe at the Mediterranean and Karelia. After a couple rounds of the UK taking East Europe and the Germans spending much needed troops taking it back the Soviets eventually ended up in Berlin.

We started a second game, all shifting clockwise, Ray took over Allies, Mugsy to Germany, and myself to Japan. personally I don't think this game is worth saving, however Ray does not seem to think that 17 Japanese tanks (costing 4IPC each due to the developement of Industrial Tech) are enough to over run Moscow.

We shall see, but not next Sunday as the Red Sox are in Toronto and there will be no game in the Garage.