Kevin L. Kitchens
I have just started playing this solo and wondered what others do when setting up the 2 sides at the start of play.I have found it difficult to set up one side whilst having knowledge of how the other side is setup.
I was thinking it might be good to have separate presets of setups for Axis and Allies so that when setting up the solo game you setup one side yourself then setup the other side according to the preset.
Then next game swap sides. I suppose a bit like Memoir 44 style.
Is there a way of finding out some popular starting setups for each side and scenario?
You could look at session reports to see if they posted a start of game. Typically the restrictions on where each side to setup makes it pretty easy (for me) to do both sides. You're just setting up where you think best on each side. I typically try to start (any game) in cover if I can. If I'm already defending an objective, where would I be, etc... Leaders make it easy for me too as I want to setup within range of a leader initially too.