From: Southern California
As I already mentioned, it annoys me to lose a year and not be able to create your own army, something that undoubtedly favors immersion in the game.
Another thing that I think I am not going to like starting in 1940 is that there is no place for surprise, nor to prepare any strategy, I am sure it will be fun but I think it will be a more tactical than strategic game, and I think that after several games it will be bored.
It is possible that I am wrong, we will see.
Not true, there is all sorts of strategy here available, but it is going to be different. For starters, the British won't have the ME locked down in 1940 and if the Axis want to make a go of it here after France, they have a real chance to do so, provided they make the necessary amphib investments. In a conventional 39 game, the British aren't going to give you this option.
Alternately, the Germans could decide to knock out the Yugos and maybe even Greece and should have enough time to do that. Or they could ramp up the BoA. They have choices here. There are in fact far more strategic choices available in the 1940 scenario because the way people are playing the 39 scenario there is no long game at all, no alternate strategy. An allied all in on France means the game will be decided in France 1940, one way or the other, and you won't see games played out, rather you are going to get people resigning early. I submit this is the opposite of interesting play. Some of us would like to play the whole thing out. This just isn't happening with the stock 39 scenario.
< Message edited by Flaviusx -- 3/29/2021 11:12:51 AM >
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