So my gaming group for A&AE40 includes myself and a friend who are both fairly experienced veterans, another friend who is somewhat new to Axis & Allies but not to war games in general and a fourth whom we will be introducing to it at our next game. In this situation, how should the countries be distributed to allow for balance and maximum activity of all four players?
Keep in mind this is for Axis & Allies: Europe, 1940 not Global.
- Last edited Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:29 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:43 am
When we played with 4 people we had it set up thus:
It makes for a long game for the Japan player as you spend a lot of time waiting around. Duties were split for USA. I might almost suggest having one player be the Axis and split up like this:
P1:Axis - Experienced
P2:USSR/France - Experienced
P3:UKE/USA - New
P4:UKP/ANZAC/China - Wargamer
Must resist M:tG. Boardgames are my methadone :)
By mistake I posted this answer in your other tread. I have copied it to here:
Are you playing the Global game or just the Europe game? If only the latter, I think four players is pushing it.
If you absolutely have to play Europe with four people, I would distribute the powers like this:
1. Germany (veteran)
2. UK & USA (Veteran)
3. France & USSR (Newbie with support from the UK)
4. Italy (newbie with support from Germany)
This is not the most balanced setup in terms of number of IPCs to push around, but will give you a 2vs2 game as opposed to 3vs1. The latter will allow for more a balanced "workload" per player.
As long as you play a gentlemen's game and help the newbies by pointing out any game breaking mistakes (especially in the opening rounds) you should be ok. Germany is probably the most unforgiving nation to play because time is working against them (get to Moscow before the US makes it impossible to win).
Note also that Italy has the highest risk of being eliminated well before the game is decided.