From: Tucson, AZ
Mehring, frankly, your opponent doesn't sound like a very sporting sort. I'd be inclined to take a pass playing against somebody willing to bend the game so far.
Actually, I used to be the kind of player who would do the kind of thing Mehring's opponent is doing. For the same reason. But I'm getting older, maybe a little wiser, and more inclined to help my opponent give me a better game. I love playing opponents who aren't playing cut-throat but are in it for the fun, same as me. If we share techniques and advice with each other as we play we make it a much better game overall.
Just my $0.02
EDIT: [ added the below verbage]
Honestly, I rail the U2VS factories to Minsk and let the Axis capture them. I hate the damned things.
Are you putting any fighters on night flying? Also, put some AA in Osinovets.
This is another really good reason to separate the pilot from the planes and force the player(s) to track them separately. The pilots of the U2VS planes might possibly be better used on Mig-3's, say, especially in the early turns. As for the planes themselves, maybe a player could put them on night missions for ground pounding. That way you could keep the Axis troops up at night, sapping their morale and adding to their fatigue. Plus, you could use the U2VS planes as bait for the Soviet fighters to react for.....if you know what I mean. Other than those ideas I can't think of a good reason to hold onto the U2VS planes.
< Message edited by larryfulkerson -- 3/6/2012 10:33:02 PM >