Axis and Allies 1942 Opening Round Russia

Opening Round Action In Axis and Allies 1942

Today we’re gonna discuss the first round strategy of axis and Allies 1942 edition

Axis and Allies 1942 Opening Round RussiaWhether you are a veteran player of Axis and Allies or an aspiring general just starting the game and wants to get off on the right foot these opening strategies will put you on the fast track to dominating your foes.

The strategy will focus on the first round moves for all the countries involved played in order starting with the USSR.

The Soviet Union frequently has the same strategy of buying infantry, retreating from battle and eventually getting destroyed by Germany in Russia. What if this wasn’t always the Soviet’s fate? What if instead they went on the offensive and put Germany on their heels right off the start. Well, that is exactly what we are going to discuss and employ during the first round of battle.

One of the main problems with the Soviet Union is that they are heavy on infantry which has terrible attack attributes, and when combined with a lower IPC it is hard for the Soviets to keep any form of pressure on the Germans and usually leads to just building up infantry in Russia and trying to hold on as long as they can. The problem with this is that even if you have 70 infantry on Russia put a low IPC count the Germans are able to destroy more troops then you can replace, this means that it’s only a matter of time before the Soviet Union is defeated.

In our opening round, we are going to set a more offensive tone for the Soviet Union by purchasing artillery to go with our massive infantry. This gives the Soviets the opportunity to attack at a much higher level as infantry attributes go up to 2 on the attack when combined with the artillery force. also by forcing an attack against Germany the Soviets will gain more IPC’s per round all well depleting the Germans massive IPC per round count. At the same time, we are going to lead to a mass of infantry to slow the advance of Japan in northeastern Russia.

Now does the strategy work every time? The simple answer is no, you never know exactly what your pony does going to do but for me just purchasing infantry and trying to hang on can be incredibly boring, every once in a while you just want to throw your opponent off and try something new.

 

Here is the opening round Axis and Allies move by move strategy for the Soviet Union:

 

Let’s start out with the purchase cycle and here we are going to purchase for infantry and three artillery for a total of 24 IPC. Now in the combat phase, we are going to hit Germany hard first in West Russia and then in the Ukraine SSR.

 

West Russia:

We will bring down all but one infantry from Karelia SSR, and our single artillery unit. From Russia, then we bring in all four infantry our one artillery unit and two tanks. We also have one tank sitting in archangel that we will bring down into West Russia.

Soviet Union Attack Power: 9x Infantry *2x Artillery * 1x Tank for a total attack power of 18

German Defence Power: 1x Tank * 1 Artillery * 3x Infantry for a total defense power of 11

This gives you a chance of 62.07% of winning this battle. 

 

Ukraine SSR Strafe:

We are going to do initial strafe of the Ukraine which simply means we’re gonna attack in the first round if it goes well and we happen to take it over fantastic but if it doesn’t look good we’re going to retreat back into the Caucasus. We’re going to bring in our 2 Yak three fighters one from Russia and the other from Karelia to support our three infantry, one artillery and three tank units in the Caucasus.

Soviet Union Attack Power: 2x fighters * 3x Infantry *1x Artillery * 3x Tank for a total attack power of 21

German Defence Power: 1x Bomber * 1x Fighter * 1x Tank * 1 Artillery * 3x Infantry for a total defense power of 16

This would give you a 56.76% chance of winning this battle. 

That will complete Russia’s attack phase for round one, now it’s up to the dice to play this strategy out. Taking West Russia should be relatively easy but overtaking Ukraine is another story.

 

The one other thing that you can consider here instead of using your Fighters In the strafe of Ukraine you can divert them over to water zone 5 and attack the submarine and transports littering this area. This will most likely make the difference for the British Navy surviving Germany’s first-round attack against them in water Zone 7. You will likely lose a fighter either in the battle or during Germany’s first-round retaliation as one of your Fighters will be left pretty much undefended After being forced to land in Karelia. 

 

Soviet Union Attack Power: 3x Infantry *1x Artillery * 3x Tank for a total attack power of 15

German Defence Power: 1x Bomber * 1x Fighter * 1x Tank * 1 Artillery * 3x Infantry for a total defense power of 16

This would give you a 48.39% chance of winning this battle. Now, remember you are not necessarily trying to take Ukraine at this point oh, you are simply trying to eliminate old Germany’s Infantry in this space. You will have one attack do that before retreating back into the Caucasus. 

 

Battle of Sea Zone 5: Now that you’ve saved your two fighters from assisting in the strafe of Ukraine you can use them in the Battle of sea zone 5 by attacking the one German Cruiser, submarine, and transport in this Zone. It is most likely that the sub is going to submerge after the first round of fighter attacks, this will leave you with a 66.67% chance of winning this battle and greatly reducing the Germans attacking abilities of sea zone 7 in their first round. 

 

Now the choice is yours but these are two very good opening moves for the Soviet Union, I personally like including the Battle of season 5 in my opening move. You can quite easily take Ukraine by bringing in your two fighters but it will most likely be taken back the next round by the Germans. I find it better to Simply do a strafe, retreat to the Caucasus where you can regroup and possibly go after Ukraine in the next round. And although you are ultimately going to lose an expensive fighter, in my opinion, it is well worth it to take out the cruiser and transport and help your allies in Great Britain. 

Next Time in opening round action we will focus on Germany

Make sure to check back for our next article where we will discuss Germany’s opening move answering What you can do if the Soviets do use this strategy or the more aggressive tactic you can take if your opponent is more conservative. On a separate note did you know that Beamdog, the company behind Axis and Allies online is located right here in Edmonton? Check out their webpage where you can see some of the other great games they are working on. 

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NHL 20 Tournament

Who Will Be Crowned Our January NHL 20 Champion?

NHL 20 PS4 Vault Champion For January

NHL 20 Tournament We are hosting our first NHL 20 championship, this tournament will be played on the Sony PS4 platform. There are 18 players competing in five minutes periods In a double knockout format. This means if you lose twice you are out but welcome to come back in February and try again.

The winner will have their name placed on our Stanley cup as well as receive a prize pack and be known as the NHL 2020 champion for the PS4.

Don’t worry Xbox fans next week is your turn as we will be hosting another NHL 2020 championship but this time played on the Xbox platform, again it will be 18 players competing in five minute periods in a double knockout format.

Once we’re down to two players we will be putting it on the 120-inch projector screen for the finals, the finals will consist of the best of three games.

The winner will be crowned the January Champ and will be invited back to defend against the Champions upcoming in February, March, and April. The winner of that will be crowned the yearly champ and have their name engraved in our Stanley Cup. Here is the link to this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208360909359552/

 

NHL 20 Xbox Vault Champion For January

This is the PS4 tourney but there will be a carbon copy tournament for the Xbox system. Here is a link to the Xbox NHL 20 event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2866827366707028/

Make sure to signup early for this one as the last one was full in just one day.

As always we will be having great drink specials and food specials over the course of the tournament. We are a licensed establishment so yes you can have a beer. Come in and cheer on your friends as they compete for the cup and enjoy a burger and drink specials.

 

The Vault Gaming Room NHL 20 Champion For The Year

It works like this: We are hosting four qualifier events between now and March 14th. for both the PS4 and Xbox One systems. The top four (4) players from each of the qualifiers will be invited back to play in our yearly championship. So 16 players for PS4 and 16 players for Xbox. The Champ from each system will have their name put on the Vault’s Stanley Cup and receive a prize pack that includes a pair of tickets to the Edmonton Oilers game vs the Sharks on Friday, March 27th.

This is going to be a great fun, free event for all those who wish to join.

Play RISK in Edmonton

Where To Play RISK in Edmonton

RISK EdmontonWhen’s the last time you were challenged in a war strategy game such as risk or axis and Allies? The vault gaming room in Edmonton Alberta now offers both of these great Wargame classics which are available free to play with your friends or join one of our weekly groups where you can conquer the world.yuh

You also might remember risk as a game that lasts 8 to 10 hours or maybe, even more, it’s one of those games where you bring in a case of beer, order a few pizzas and plan to spend a lot of time playing over the weekend. Well, this great classic still does exist in this format you can also now play a game of risk with some of the new rules in about one hour.

The game of risk is definitely an adult style game, it’s not really meant for kids 10 and under but truly it’s enjoyed more by people 16 and up.

How To Play The New Version Of RISK

To play the game you get a deck of cards with all the territories, you deal out the cards and then you place your troops. There are different types of troops in this game there are The infantry which are worth one soldier, the Calvary which are the equivalent of five soldiers and the artillery which is equivalent to 10 troops.

Your place your troops throughout the different territories and then it’s time to attack, what are you do is you take a different territory using dice, the attacker uses three dice in the defender users two dice. whoever rolls the highest number on today’s wins that battle or at least removes one of their troops from the field.
If you wanna reduce the length of time that it takes to play this game there are a couple of different options, first there is the C-Spire card which you can place somewhere in the middle of the deck and when you come across this card the game is over and the player with the most territories wins. The second way is to choose how many territories a player needs to claim victory. It’s still a massively fun game they’ve just made it a whole lot shorter.
Now personally I love classic risk and they still include the rules for classic risk which means you’re going to have to take all the pieces one at the time and clean territories and have massive battles with all the troops until somebody claims complete dominance and takes over the world.
So the choice is yours do you want a faster version where you can get it done in an hour or so or do you want to play the classic version it’s going to take a little more time but in my opinion, it’s much more fun.
So what are you waiting for? Get down to the Vault Gaming room today and start playing this classic war simulation game.