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Hey Ubiq. Played through again with your stock scenario, unmodded. Got a draw again. This time we both got 100VPs. This seems odd - that both sides should achieve full points and hence draw. I think this set up needs tinkering with a little. Intuitively, I would like it to be harder for one side to get 100 VPs if the other side does - for there to be a relation between what each can do in terms of VPs. It says in the briefing that the priority is the causeways, so I think if I manage to get, say, 2 out of 4 of them under control, then I ought to win and it ought to be set up so that the Axis tries to contest that, and if they manage to successfully contest it then I lose. Just my thoughts on it, of course. As it is, I can - as I did in the pic below - put nearly all my force into grabbing one causeway and one other lesser village objective (plus the 'given' of Utah beach itself) and get 100 points and still only draw, because the Axis can grab, uncontested, enough other objectives (that I'm not going for at all) to also get 100 VPs. It's an interesting set up, as it is, because I feel I will continually be left puzzled as to how to win. I'm not even sure it would be possible, for either side, because there are so many rich points opportunities, and so few forces available. That might, indeed, even represent a rough historical accuracy, but from the point of view of a 'game' I would prefer if the AI had to stop the beach troops getting across the causeways, say, and the paras had to grab the causeways, and victory, for either side, depended on that. It's easy enough for me to change myself, but I thought I would let you know, anyway. Enjoyed it, however! Thanks again!
PS: I will try again, using the tactic of trying to dedicate one Bn to spreading out and blocking possession of enough of the other objectives to deny the Axis AI full VPs. Not sure I have a strong enough force to (a) take one causeway - 75 points, (b) take one adjacent village - probs St. Marie du Mont - 25 points (though given I will get 25 points for Utah beach maybe I don't need to), (c), deny possession of 5 more vic locs to the AI. But I'll try!
< Message edited by phoenix -- 8/6/2014 12:03:56 PM >