28 Days Later
Twenty-eight days after our first game of Asia Engulfed, Jose and I tried again – This time then entire Pacific War…and I blew it. Or rather Jose blew up my carriers…and battleships…Oh and my cruisers (The cruiser issue still hurts)
Ok, same as before, this is a great game worth playing but there are a few things you should know. Or at least things I should have known. I lost a lot of really expensive stuff because I stupidly moved them out to sea and not paying VERY CAREFUL attention that it could be intercepted by the enemy. I guess that I am just not accustomed to the map board with seas and islands where interception fleets can just come out of nowhere. I likened it to my early days of chess where bishops would strike my men down because I had not yet trained my eyes to look for the subtle diagonals. Of course this is just a matter of training your eyes to know what to look for. I still have much to learn.
Oh, here is another juicy piece of advice: Don’t leave Australia guarded by a single militia unit!
Jose took 12 VP and won the game in early 1943. Roosevelt just threw in the towel. But this game has got some hooks in me and I will want to play again. So I encourage you to give it a shot some time.
Thanks, Jose for a great game! You played great and are a good opponent.