Gamey isn't fitting quite well imho, I didn't use "prepared attack". The existence and composition of the Baltic Fleet was well known, not surprising to include it into an attack on SU.
A few design decisions are a bit odd, knowing the placement of the mobilized rusian units p.e.. The Axis player will undoubtly try to destroy as many as possible, while you were placing cheap units to prevent me from succeeding. Both players try to benefit from their knowledge (the placement is prescribed in the manual btw.), and I can`t find anything wrong about it, since those units were obviously meant to be destroyed, as well as the Baltic Fleet.
In general knowledge is rewarded, no matter if it results from experience, reading the manual or even the scripts. That's reasonable imho
quote: You must be joking, aren't you? Garrisons are totally misplaced in the front line, every destruction leads to 0.15 xp to every Axis`unit and HQs accordingly. You lost 9 of them in the first turn; producing them costs 315 MPP (if you sold your chit in prod., otherwise -5%), and replacing them 60% ot the original costs (if not lost in LS), another 190 MPP without any upgrades. That`s the equivalent of 3 major researches, for 1 hit on strengthpoints. Yummie.
Maybe the garrisons coming on triggered him to go in before they were entrenched.
quote: They were of spanish origin, maybe that could be the reason.
Was it due to the fact the fortifications were built by Free French Engineers?
quote: Oh yeah.
Does Sugar have the troops to go for Algiers?
quote: No, he can wait until they join if necessary to give his chits the opportunity to fire again. That would save the 800 MPPs for the DE and not provoke any diplomatic hazards.
Does he even need to bother as the USA seems a tad ambivalent to the goings on in Europe and is in the mid-60s at the end of August 1941 even with Egypt toast.
quote: No, he is calculating that amphibs are far more expensive than operating troops and most of them will be destroyed on LS. Beside the fact that it's impossible to cover the whole atlantic coast effectively, those troops aren't preventing an invasion anyway, but providing cheap xp, especially after researching amphibs and attacking twice.
Is this an oversight by Sugar?