Building just infantry and airforce and a few materials for additional barracks and airfields will destroy allmost everything at lower cost.
It is really easy to destroy any defending force. Japan can easily concentrate 15-20 planes for land or seabattle once it has improved and/or advanced aircarft range.
As an US fleet needs rounds to cross any sea. This means it must be strong enough to withstand the aircraft build up of three Japanese/four Italien and three-four German rounds together with defending fleets. Usually any fleet send to Japan area is destroyed by much less cost for the defender, simply because land based aircraft can be easily concentrated and join a counter attack.
I would strongly argue, that aircrafts should be made much harder to use:
- no improved and advanced aircraft range for existing fighters and bombers, rather introduce new planes with extended range, but less fighting power or much higher cost, that come available once you research improved and advanced aircraft range. Or do different range techs for each aircraft type. (improved fighter tech, improved naval fighter range, ...) So that you have to do multiple research before you can concentrate all you aircraft.
- improved fighters - should be broken up into more techs for each fighter type. For player having armies consisting of a mix of infantry and naval and ordinary fighters this one tech upgrades all units attacking every turn at once.
- maybe impose a limit of planes being effective in battle for the attacker. Maybe for each 3 attacking land or sea units one aircraft can be used at normal stats all other aircraft fighting with a huge penalty. That way it makes sence to have other units in play.
- or do something like weather, so that aircraft can not interfere, if you have a bad weather roll. If the use of aircraft is not 100% reliable, people will need different strategies and a different unit mix.
Hi Sonrix, I think we just need to wait for 2.5.3 to be released as it is now and start on balance issues after, I have never seen in any game the mass use of infantry as it's so easy to wipe out without any support, so I don't know what you are getting at. And for japan to be able to build up sufficiently on infantry on Asian soil will take a long time and the enemy won't sit still that period, so not sure what the advantage would be. I tried a strategy once of building only or almost only infantry with russia and although I was able to defend Moscow, Stalingrad and Leningrad fell easily, as my stacks of infantry got beaten up as I beat up the armies that beat me before, a nice back and forth historical game. Since very high output of infantry is almost impossible until R3 (new barracks), it won't make much impact.
For the Axis, early attacks making use of their weapons and advantage early in the game should not be forgotten. But when those first few rounds fail, it does indeed get very difficult for the Axis, but from R1 if things work along a bit, I think they have a real chance.
I really hope 2.5.3 can be released today as we are all waiting and Triplea 126.96.36.199 seems to be working fine.
The german rocket in Berlin can be flown everywhere like a plane, no truck needed to move it as the manual states, or am I seeing that wrong? (I could do it both in combat and non combat move, moving it 2 spaces to friendly territory).
A general question, does anybody ever have scrolling issues with Triplea?? I can never in any topic get further down then a few posts and then the scroll is at an end while the page is far from finished. I don't seem to have it in any other sites. I need to select the last post and scroll down like that pulling it lower.
Sorry to report this, cannot start 2.5.3 the game due to no actions possible. Opening the game, selecting PBEM, entering the correct forum ID from axis and allies. Did upgrade to Triplea 188.8.131.52.
Press play, it starts and opens with the german bid for settings, selected bonus tech and shared tech, placed them in Greenland, bid over, continue, summary for german move, done, summary for finland, etc etc. Music plays though.
So, NO action moves combat or non combat can be played.
This is only in PBEM, not in local mode.
Please fix ASAP....game cannot be played with a human opponent on PBEM.
I guess it is caused by the EndTurn delegates I put into. A very easy method to regulate the unitownerswitching correctly, I am not going to change it so. Maybe ask Veqryn about PBEM/PBF adjustments that may be done to deal with the whole subject. I never used PBEM/PBF, don´t know how casualties are selected anyway and ai is done. Play online for now I´d say, maybe there is an easy solution.
About Rockets, I think manual and gamenotes explain it very clearly.
maps should be built to be played in any of the 4 ways we support:
local game (hotseat)
online live game
play by email
play by forum
the end turn delegate is the delegate where we ask the user if we want to upload the savegame to the forum or send the savegame by email
it will create a turn summary, which is basically just a nice text list of everything that has happened since the current player took over (ie: the game engine looks back through all the phases until it sees the player change, then stops).
i can try to figure out how to "fix" your game, but I do think that supporting all 4 methods is paramount
please upload your map to sendspace so I can take a look
But that's exactly what I mean, at first, you think your turn is done without doing anything, as you need to skip through your entire turn and allies if there are any and then it starts suddenly at your turn again with the action to do your tech throw.
In some battles, I get a sort of first AA strike in the battle screen when subs and destroyers are involved, but there are no dice rolling.
We are both playing PBEM and my opponent has the same, you have to done through your entire turn and then it starts as it normally did.
Not a great nuseance now that I know, but if you plan to keep that in for PBEM (as MANY play that) you should mention it. Not everybody can play online due to time zone differences.
Thanks anyway, looks like a great release that brings many new flavors to the game!