Monday, 20 February 2012

Allied Beatdown!

Last time we played the above was the situation in the European theater. The Germans were slightly contained and the Italians had taken Caucasus, Japan had India and a good hold of most of the islands in the Pacific. England had a good sized navy and was ready to hit somewhere in Europe. Mugsy and I talked it through and considered Poland with 2 infantry defending allowing the Soviets to breathe a little and liberate the Cauc. We decided to hit France instead, hoping to turn Germany around.

Thjis was the result, as you can see, Germany fared quite well in the attack. USA decided the dice could not hose us that bad again and hit the Japanese navy at their home port.

The dice hosed us that bad again.

There was talk by my partner of possibly giving up at this time because the US navy was gone, and Japan was in good position to attack Russia. Also the Americans were not in good shape yet in Europe after a failed attack at Rome last time we played. but after a good Soviet Norway we started to look better.

America got better things going in the Pacific and built up a navy that Japan could not afford to match. However although Germany was being contained, Italy still had a pretty good navy going.

Mugsy sent some T-34's down towards India to battle the Japanese because now America had a factory in Norway and the Germans had to stay near home due to the UK's constant harassing of their Western front.

At this time we called a cease fire for lasagna and garlic bread. The war looked like this after eight rounds.

After dinner we had a couple more rounds where UK hit Berlin but failed.

However the onslaught would not end there and when the Soviets took India Ray threw in the towel as the Axis.

Japan was doing OK but after the loss of the India factory and with the fact that America only needed to spend on 3 tanks per round in Europe, Japan couldn't keep up.

Mugsy and I win as Allies in A&A Anniversary 1941 set up!

After that we played A&A 42 with me as Axis, Mugsy and Ray as Allies. We only took a set up picture and played with the cards Ray made up years ago. I got most of the very good cards and after several hours, (I think I got home at 03:00) I ended up winning. The cards were one free per round and you could buy one for 5 IPC's. The cards were pulled at purchase units phase and can be beneficial or harmful. an example of one card is the Halifax convoy which lets UK immediately place a Battleship, 2 transports and 2 Infantry and 2 Tanks at London. Obviously a good card for UK but if the Axis pulls it there is much wailing and tearing of the clothes. Right when I was sure that Germany was doomed I pulled a card that gave me an Aircraft Carrier, a Battleship and 2 fighters in the Mediterranean Sea. Japan also pulled some pretty good ones. Because of the wackiness that can occur and the fact that we believe that the Axis seems to have better cards in the deck we decided that the games we play with cards will not count towards stats.

All things going well we should have another game in two weeks. Remember you can follow me on Twitter @Dicetruction, email us at, leave comments below and listen to our games on the Dicetruction Podcast.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Episode 5 is Live!

Round 3 from our game on 5 Feb 2012. This one's a bit long due to a visitor, and possible new player. Still playing Anniversary Edition with Mugsy and I as the Allies and Ray as the Axis.
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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Episode 4 is Live!

From last Sunday our game where the part of the Axis was played by Ray and Mugsy and I were the Allies. Much hilarity and beer were present! This episode represents round two of A&A Anniversary Edition 1941 set up.
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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Minor Factories

Here are a few pictures of my minor factories for the Global 1940 game:
I got these from eBay they are from an NFL Monopoly set that had bleachers for the houses and stadiums for the hotels. First I took a dremel drill and cut out a semi cylinder groove to get a better surface for the chimney stack to be glued into. Next I took some tiny dowels I got at Dollarama and cut them down and used model glue to glue them in then I painted them brownish red and painted on some windows followed by a couple coats of matte lacquer. I think they turned out pretty good, and at the very least they're better then the cardboard cut outs. I made about 35 of them.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Episode 3 is up!

This past Sunday we played a shortened day due to the Superb Owl. We recorded about 5.5 hours of play which resulted in 3 Rounds of Anniversary Edition. The 1st Round is what's in the podcast with the other two rounds to go up shortly. We will record again in 2 Sundays to finish the game. You can access the feed here or by clicking the player at the right or searching The Dicetruction Podcast on iTunes. The Podbean feed also has links at the right side for other podcast subscription mechanisms. I hope you enjoy the episode and if you do, or even if you don't please leave comments below so we know what to change and what not to. You can also reach us on Twitter @Dicetruction or email
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Monday, 6 February 2012

We Got 3 Rounds In

The three of us played yesterday and got three rounds in of A&A Anniversary Ed.
Ray was the Axis
Mugsy was USSR/China
I was UK and we split USA

Germany took a little ground from Russia but failed their attack in Leningrad. Italy took Egypt down and Japan went lightly, navy-wise into Pearl Harbor. they left an Aircraft Carrier there that was killed but saved most of their navy for the inevitable US onslaught in the future.

 Germany in round two lost all their planes but failed to kill all the UK navy

Japan, in round three took India and we've got no way to get it back so Ray's got himself a free factory!

The USA has built a factory in Alaska and mounted a pretty good navy there to keep the Japanese busy. The Americans have also lan ded a small force in Algeria and are getting ready to maybe pressure either Norway or Italy.

We had to split early to head to our various Superb Owl parties so I saved the recording and will try to split it up tomorrow without messing it up this time and hope to post the first round under The Dicetruction Podcast by Wednesday at the latest.

This is the board after three rounds

we will have to tear it down and re-set up in two weeks when we continue the game at Ray's place. My heater in the Garage has a fan and it sounded terrible in the recording in the tests I did before we started.
It's hard to say who's leading at this time and it's going to suck waiting two weeks but them's the breaks. See you then.