Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
I must admit this behemoth has intrigued me.
It's worth buying it just for the price. I mean, it's so expensive they just deserve to have my money for sheer front.
But, and here I am serious, does the game lend itself to team play ?
I really fancy playing as the UK for example, under a Supreme Commander with other players controlling the USA, France etc.
I really like the idea of arguing with the Supreme Commander for that extra supplies I need to roll up the Germans in the North German plain, shout that I need lend lease more than Ivan and really should be in the forefront of any landing in Africa.
Hope you get what I mean.
And seriously, well done for getting this game to the market. £100 is a lot of money obviously, but I also remember buying SPI's Objective Moscow for £20 in about 1980 when I was earning £7 a week as a wine delivery chap at the tender age of 14
And dont get me started how much I spent on ASL and the modules
To answer your question, ...
If you are playing with 3 players to a side, then one player controls the Commonwealth, another the US & China, and the 3rd the USSR and France. Obviously the Axis players each control one of the Axis major powers.
There is no overall commander. You must negotiate nicely with your allies. Looking pitiful, despairing of the doom looming before you, and threatening payback in the future are all tried and true methods for gaining your allies support. Some allies are more difficult to convince than others.
Perfection is an elusive goal.