OK, Strategic Bombing is totally unrealistic, 1-2 Strats with supporting fighter(s) can disable an entire front in 2-4 weeks? really. And decimate entire armies/armor units, when they where not event used against them. 3-4 will disable 1/2 of USSR, 1-2 will disable 1/2 of China or India.
HamburgerMeat and I are playing a game, Axis are clearly leading or would be, if Strats were not destroying supply and then decimating out of supply armies/armor in a period of weeks. To his credit, Hamburger has found more game flaws and is exploiting them without mercy. I MAY be able to holdout for a win, Maybe not, but our game isn't even fun anymore, due to a strategy that seems to be ridiculous. Strategic bombers where used to hurt economies and make it impossible to fund a war, not to decimate supply and destroy units.
Great game HamburgerMeat, I look forward to a rematch, when some work is done to the game to work out balancing and unrealistic strategies.
NOTES resulting from our games for consideration:
(1) I'm not sure a one turn conquest of Poland should be allowed, and if so, Germany certainly needs be forced to honor the German-Soviet Pact or pay diplomatically if they do not, which is broken if Germany does conquer Poland in one turn. A very likely result.
(2) Both Turkey and Spain appear to be much to easy to conquer, both will fall in 1-2 turns regardless if Axis or Allies attack them. I'm pretty sure they would be harder to conquer than that.
(3) Baring crazy strats, where the Allies throw EVERYTHING at Germany using a broken Strat tactic to stop them from decimating USSR, USSR is to weak.
(4) China is to weak, a good Japanize player will crush them every time. China was VERY shaky, but held. They wont here unless VERY lucky or the Japanize make mistakes.
Great games HamburgerMeat, you are an excellent player.
I hope the game designers will consider these suggestions and work on improvements to this game, it is awesome. I would like to see a WWI and WWIII version. Korea would also be cool.