Monday, 31 October 2011

Only America Was Safe

Yesterday we got in two games of Axis & Allies 1942. In the first game:
Mugsy and Ray were Allies
I was Axis
Japan had no pressure from UK and USA was contained with a navy that was just large enough. I failed with Japan to crush the fleet at Hawaii as I used my ships elsewhere but was still good enough as USA built mostly in Atlantic. These facts allowed me to send 4 fighters to Caucasus which sealed Russia's fate.
Germany built a factory in Norway to keep a supply of fighters surrounding UK and this mostly worked, they took Western Europe once but did not hold it. I managed to keep most of my aircraft throughout the game and rolled pretty well when the time came to invade Moscow.

With no hope of retaking, it was time to set up again.
Ray and I as Allies
Mugsy as Axis

Mugsy had bought an Aircraft Carrier first round for Germany and that was it. Ray failed to hit it in time and Germany invaded by round 3 with only 1 transport but a shit tonne of fighters.

USA took it back but as soon as UK collected income again the Germans re-invaded same as before with their one transport, 5 Fighters and 1 Bomber. This time their were no Allied units in range to retake it and Germany planted some Infantry and the game was over.

Washington was the only Allied capitol that was not plundered this day.

Our next game will fall on Rememberance Day in less than two weeks I'm hoping to have a finalized Alpha 3 to set up and we will be starting early, around 08:00 or so. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Global Continuation and Classic

Yesterday we finished the game we started last time of Global Alpha 3.
Mugsy as Axis
Ray and I as Allies
When we stopped last week Japan had amassed a large fleet at home and Germany was close to Moscow. The Germans continued on and the Soviets kept placing blocker units in the way and for one round bought some mech and tanks to counter attack with. This became a problem when an Italian tank came up and killed the blocker in front of Moscow leaving room for 8 Panzers to hit the Soviet capitol. First combat round killed two AA guns, in the second round of attack this was Germany's roll:
Yahtzee! and that's the end of Nazi aggression in Russia. In the West the Americans got a stronghold in Normandy and liberated France only to have the Italians take it back.
Japan took Sydney and this Battle was about to occur:
But the towel was thrown in.
After this we set up Classic.
Mugsy and I as Allies
Ray as Axis
UK was the major aggressor in this one as Africa was quickly cleaned up and much money was taken from Germany. As, Almost, always, Japan was huge but after Germany fell they were not quite in position yet to take Moscow.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Global Alpha 3

We had an aborted game on Sunday just passed. Mugsy had to take off at 20:00 but we got 4 rounds in and it's looking pretty good, Mugsy is the Axis and Ray and I are the Allies. Germany didn't go for a Sea Lion attack and went into Barbarossa mode in round 2. Japan also attacked the Allies in round 2 but didn't get too much going on the mainland. He has a pretty good navy and could hold off the USA for 4 or 5 more rounds I think. He's most likely doing this to kill time (and US cash) to get into Moscow which with these tanks he should do in a couple or four rounds.

We'll be continuing this game on the 16th as we have moved to a two week schedule. Kinda sucks as I would have liked to finish a Global game in one day but, whatayagonnado?