Quixote -> RE: Of Rabbits, Dogs, and Windmills.........Quixote vs Ctangus (10/31/2012 4:31:50 AM)
The question is, how many balls do you have, Don, in proportion to your putts?
Geoff - Even in putt putt, I manage to hit one or two of them into the water. Unlike one of my real rounds, though, I hope to have enough balls to get through
this one :)
In answer to a few of your questions:
1. Yes, I'm moving pretty fast. I have enough CV support where I need it, Force Z is a non-issue now, and Ctangus hasn't put up much of a fight yet. Against
an opponent more determined to slow me down I might be moving more methodically, but for now I'm keeping up with the pace of ops and still not losing much.
Who knows - this may change, but for now it's working quite well.
2. No immediate plans to move against the Americans. I'm still trying to get a feel for Chuck's game. So far, even though he was handed several very low risk
opportunities to use his CVs against my shipping when he knew the KB was too far away to intercede, he didn't take them. I'm guessing that he's just parking
them out of the way and keeping them safe. If I'm wrong, I'll either take a bloody nose somewhere, or I'll get a shot at his CVs.
3. Importance of PM - I want it, but mostly only because I don't want him to have it.
Grand Strategy - I didn't address grand strategy in the opening part of the AAR for a very good reason. (Spoiler alert........ I have no grand strategy yet.)
It's been a couple of years since my last PBEMs. In my later ones (I played a couple against Rader), I conquered all of Australia in stock, and Pearl Harbor in CHS.
I had a good feel back then for what was possible, and what wasn't. With AE, this is now officially as far as I've made it in a game, including against the AI - my
comfort level is nowhere near the same as it was in WitP. I have read a number of AARs, and I don't feel completely clueless, but I don't feel quite ready to plan
a Hawaiian invasion quite yet, either. The goal in the opening phase, therefore, is to take the SRA fast, bottle up Manila fast, take Singapore as quickly as I can,
and shake off the rust. If I can pull that off without losing too much, then I'll still have enough time left while I have an advantage to do something creative. I'd
love to tell you what that is, but I don't know yet. Maybe India...I've never tried India before.
Anyway, thanks for the questions and for taking the time to read along! Who knows, I may even develop some sense of direction as I move forward :)