cairnswk wrote:DiM wrote:cairnswk wrote:only 8 votes....is there not more interest than this in Rommel and Tobruk?
i haven't voted yet.
i'm still trying to get a grasp on things and understand the map fully until i vote.
i'm curious how will the german advancement happen?
the b c d positions will be neutral from the start. what value will they have? because i don't think anybody is willing to fight through a lot of neutrals to get a huge continent that will probably fail to hold because of it's vastity.
1 only eachi'm somehow afraid that those terits will remain neutral for the whole game as nobody would bother killing all.
if for example i'd start with all the playable german terits i'd still not go for the neutrals i'd simply gather everything on panzerarmee afrika and from there go for something else.
don't cry. here is my logic.
i start with panzerarmee afrika, rommel, the airfield and 2 of the panzers in A position. that's 5 german terits from 9 available from the start. so i'd say a pretty good position to take the german continent.
i still have to kill 12 troops in 4 terits from the other players before i can focus on the neutrals. let's say i do that. at this point i have all the german terits available from the start. and i still need to kill 7 neutral terits.
by the time i manage to do this other players will have the smaller continents and more troops than me. i'll have 5 borders to defend and i'll be in a really delicate position.
because i hate putting myself in delicate positions i would never go for the german continent.
hard to get hard to hold and not such a big reward.
i have another idea. why not make the 3 german attack lines as separate continents?
let's say holding the german initial outpost post gives a +1 (airfield panzer afrika and rommel)
then each attack line gives +2 if held with the initial outpost.
the total would be 7. not much bigger than what you have but the fact that it can be held on parts (similar to the planes in pearl harbor) makes it a much more attractive continent.