From: San Antonio, TX
...but I'm hoping that I can salvage something from it.
I've spent the better part of two days putting together a pretty nice first turn for a PBEM game as the IJ. I 'opened' the game by selecting Allied computer and I input my moves, upgrades, industry changes-the lot. Like I said, two days...
Then when I clicked on the 'end turn' icon, it saved my turn and ran it, as expected. Except for one little detail: I don't think that the game save or the turn can be run in a PBEM format-I started it against the computer.
Is there any way of salvaging this effort for a PBEM first turn, oh wise forum?
MichaelM is your only recourse here and even then I'm not sure he can or will do it...
Good idea to have your first turn PBEM saved and archived.
Thanks for the reply, Damien. The problem wasn't insufficient saves or archiving, of course-it was selecting the wrong 'switch' before putting in my turn. Gah!
Well, at least I got to 'game' half a dozen different strike scenarios and run them all. Interesting possiblities!
For those that are interested, you can put a 1.75 division-equivalents of screaming IJA infantry, HQ and base forces on Oosthaven (Sumatra) and Merat (Java) on turn one. Easy as pie.
For those allied players that are thinking of taking advantage of the supply production by refineries in Palembang and doing a "Mega Fortress Palembang" with British, Indian and Australian troops thrown into Palembang, just keep this in mind.
For Japanese players considering PBEM: remind you opponents about your ability to do this by using the first turn movement bonus. Consider holding off on this if your opponent agrees not to take advantage of the Palembang tactical supply production exploit. If they don't-you can be in Palembang within 10 days of the war start.